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Crowd-Funded Research in Archaeology

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Just yesterday, a friend of mine asked me what I thought about crowd-funded archaeological projects and sent me a link to a recently funded project on Kickstarter to support excavation in Nicaragua. A quick search at Kickstarter and another crowd funding site, Indiegogo, revealed quite a few other archaeological projects looking to raise funds for their work. For those unfamiliar with the internets, the way these crowd-funding sites work is that the fundraiser asks for […]

Emulation as a Service (EaaS) at Yale University Library

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The following is a guest post from Euan Cochrane, ‎Digital Preservation Manager at Yale University Library. This piece continues and extends exploration of the potential of emulation as a service and virtualization platforms. Increasingly, the intellectual productivity of scholars involves the creation and development of software and software-dependent content. For universities to act as responsible stewards of these materials we need to have a well-formulated approach to how we can make these legacy works of scholarship […]

17th Century Creepy Crawlies

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Insects have been incorporated in many historical artworks, mainly in the very realistic trompe l’oeil paintings and in the dark memento mori artworks. The little crawlies were included to demonstrate technical virtuosity and as symbols of evil and death, while butterflies represented transformation and resurrection. Insects in themselves were considered unworthy as subjects for painting. By the 17th century however, the obsession with natural history and with insects as a miraculous part of the natural world took precedence, and […]

Wordless Wednesday: Woodn’t it be Loverly?

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Coming Soon to a Billboard near You?#Pop-Up #Blippar  Follow the link in the photo caption to find out more. You can find more glimpses of the future (and links to associated articles) on CFM’s Pinterest Boards. (0)

A boatload of Chromebook goodies

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I’ve always been an Apple guy. Way back in the early 80s, I got started on an Apple IIe and nine-pin matrix printer before spending a few years in the wilderness with a clunky HP laptop.  I’ve been part of the MacBook world ever since. And while I don’t see myself moving from my MacBook / iPad / iPhone trifecta, some recent experiences with an Acer Chromebook might open up a bit of space somewhere […]

100 projects

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This week I realised that in my active career I will do approximately 100 different projects. Fifty working years, six months for a decent project, two projects per year. Presentations don’t count, nor do blogposts and most of my portfolio; they’re not substantial enough. 100 real projects. It’s an estimate, but it must be close. Currently I’m at project #25: Developing a toolkit and approach for consumer-centric innovation at a large multinational. Of the previous […]

Folger’s Shakespeare Library Releases 80,000 Images of Literary Art Into the Public Domain

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Has a writer ever inspired as many adaptations and references as William Shakespeare? In the four hundred years since his death, his work has patterned much of the fabric of world literature and seen countless permutations on stage and screen. Less discussed are the visual representations of Shakespeare in fine art and illustration, but they are multitude. In one small sampling, Richard Altick notes in his extensive study Paintings from Books, that “pictures from Shakespeare […]

Have a favorite Digital History web site? Tell us about it!

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Do you have a favorite blog, podcast, or social media account dealing with digital history ? Perhaps you have a blog yourself? H-Digital History would like to hear about it!  We are compiling a listing of web sites relevant to the field of digital history that may be of interest to subscribers. Please submit any suggestions by replying to this link or by contacting the editors. If you are the site owner, add a few […]

Jobs: H-Net Postings for the Digital Humanities, 11 August to 18 August

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The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 11 August 2014 to 18 August 2014. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Announce. See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.   DIGITAL HUMANITIES Trinity College – Public Humanitieshttp://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49310 (0)

UCLA professor develops digital resources for study of ancient Egypt

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Willeke Wendrich first developed an interest in ancient Egyptian archaeology as a 20-year-old undergraduate student. Now an esteemed faculty member in UCLA’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, she’s made a career out of her lifelong passion and has managed to intertwine her fascination with the power of multimedia with her research on an ancient civilization. Willeke Wendrich stands with a headless statue of Ramses at… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit […]

Blame the Crowd, Not the Camera: Challenges to a New Open Photo Policy at the National Gallery

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Reader, I was wrong. Five years ago, I wrote a post arguing that museum photo policies should be as open as possible. I believe that the ability to take photographs (no flash) in a museum greatly increases many people’s abilities to personalize, memorialize, and enjoy the experience. I still feel that way. Mostly. But this past week, a string of stories from London have changed my perspective. The posts come from an aptly-named blog: Grumpy Art […]

Antiquities of Ionia (Society of Dilettanti)

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Antiquities of IoniaSociety of Dilettanti Antiquities of Ionia: Being a supplement to part III Band Band 5 (1915)  Antiquities of Ionia Band Band 4 (1881) Antiquities of Ionia Band Band 3 (1840) Antiquities of Ionia (1821) (0)

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