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Tip of the Week: Social Studies Web Site Showdown

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I was working with some secondary teachers a few weeks ago and our conversation shifted into the topics of useful websites. What sites were the best and most useful? Where can teachers find primary sources slash lesson plans slash videos slash whatever. We were a bit off task but the discussion turned out to be very helpful. (I flashed back a bit to my middle school teaching days when my kids would work very hard […]

Report from SemTechBiz + Getty TGN in nomisma.org

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I spent last week in San Jose, attending the Semantic Technology and Business conference, where I participated in a LODLAM-sponsored workshop aimed at providing an introduction to linked open data technologies to a library, archive, and museum audience. I was asked to provide a somewhat hands-on demo of SPARQL. My presentation, from 0 to 60 on SPARQL queries in 50 minutes provided a brief outline of the sorts of linked data methodologies we’re employing in […]

Friday links: a week of revelations

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org This week brought us one surprising revelation after another: A Robert Rauschenberg artwork led to the solving of a decades-old murder mystery. Using the position of the sun and the time of high tide, an astrophysicist pinpointed the birth of Impressionism calculated to the nearest minute. Researchers discovered buried evidence of more than 15 late Neolithic monuments […]

Augmented reality tattoo artworks at Wyndham Art Gallery

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Melbourne, 2 September – 2 November 2014 At Deakin University will be present the work of artist Alison Bennett in the exhibition Shifting Skin, opening soon in Werribee. This will be the last chance to see Shifting Skin, a series of works featuring 3D augmented reality over gorgeous photographic prints of human skin marked by tattoos. Continue reading → (0)

CyArk 500 Annual Summit 2014

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Washington, 7-8 October 2014 This 7 and 8th October ​​the ​U.S. ​National ​Archives ​in ​Washington ​will ​be ​hosting ​the CyArk 500 ​annual ​summit. The ​ theme ​for ​this ​year’s ​conference ​is ​”Democratising ​cultural ​ heritage: ​Enabling ​access ​to ​information, ​technology ​and ​ support.” ​ ​ Continue reading → (0)

Report on DHOxSS 2014

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About The Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) is the annual training event at the University of Oxford which took place this year on 14 -18 July 2014. This year it took place primarily at Wolfson College and IT Services. The DHOxSS is a chance for for lecturers, researchers, project managers, research assistants, students, and anyone interested in Digital Humanities to learn new skills and find out about the DH research taking place in Oxford. DHOxSS delegates are […]

The Value of Museum Selfies

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I thought the culture wars were over. Didn’t you? A relic of the past when we believed that Art belonged in a temple where the elite could have “transformative” moments while quietly and waspishly contemplating great works by European Master Painters. Did we not fight to convert museums to being a place for the public that pays for them? To be a reflection of the society that they exist in? It seems that the war […]

Web Seer and the Zeitgeist

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I’ve been playing all evening with Web Seer, a toy that lets you contrast pairs of Google autocomplete suggestions. As is well known, Google autocomplete suggests completions based on what others have been searching for given that pattern of text you are entering. This is sparking some thoughts on how I might use this to think about things like public archaeology or public history. As Alan Liu put it, .@electricarchaeo: Web Seer is the I Ching […]

Dissertation: The Religious Iconography of Cappadocian Glyptic in the Assyrian Colony Period and its Significance in the Hittite New Kingdom

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Grace White dissertation now available online August 28, 2014 The dissertation of Grace White entitled The Religious Iconography of Cappadocian Glyptic in the Assyrian Colony Period and its Significance in the Hittite New Kingdom is now available online through the Dissertations page of the Research Archives. The study was completed in December 1993 for the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. The purpose of White’s study “is to analyze the […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #524

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Your Open Access (free to read) Archaeology daily: The Battle of Glenshiel, 10th June 1719. Note upon an Unpublished Document in the possession of His Grace the Duke of Marlborough.http://bit.ly/ZXp8Hd Description by Ahmed Ibn-Fozlan (an eye-witness) of the Ceremonies attending the Incremation of the Dead Body of a Norse Chief, written in the early part of the Tenth Century. Translated from Holmboe’s Danish Version of the Arabic Original, with Notes on the Origin of Cremation, […]

New Open Access Journal: Canadian Centre for Epigraphic Documents (CCED) Journal – Call For Papers

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Canadian Centre for Epigraphic Documents (CCED) Journal Submitted work should be double-spaced throughout, and should be prepared in conformity with The Chicago Manual of Style. 16th Edition. Footnotes are preferred over endnotes. Articles should be in Times New Roman 12 pt. font. Submissions can take the form of notes or observations (1/2 – 3 pages) or short articles (4-8 pages, plus references) relating to epigraphic studies. Epigraphic Studies includes:  historical or philological aspects of inscriptions art […]

BeeVeryCreative and the3dprinter Team to Offer 40% Discount on BeeTheFirst 3D Printer to Schools

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You’re up late studying for your college chemistry exam. Rather than struggling with abstract figures and two-dimensional images from that intimidatingly colossal college chem book, you have an array of 3D-printed models to cut your night short. Your desk becomes a laboratory where color-coded elements become chemical compounds. Portuguese 3D printing company, BeeVeryCreative, in conjunction with the3dprinter, has launched a program offering a 40% discount to educational institutions. The program, aims to incorporate 3D-printing into school […]

Perpetual Access and Digital Preservation at #SAA14

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A panel discussion at the SAA 2014 conference. Photo credit: Trevor Owens. I had the distinct pleasure of moderating the opening plenary session of the Joint Annual Meeting of COSA, NAGARA and SAA in Washington D.C. in early August. The panel was on the “state of access,” and I shared the dais with David Cuillier, an Associate Professor and Director of the University of Arizona School of Journalism, as well as the president of the […]

Wired Sussex at #BDF14

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Creative, Digital and IT Open Studios 2014 For the last (full) week of September, 22nd – 26th, at Brighton Digital Festival, Wired Sussex will be coordinating Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios, an event which provides an opportunity for local businesses to lift the curtain on what goes on behind the scenes in the sector. Wired Sussex is a Brighton-based membership organisation for companies and freelancers operating in the digital, media and technology sector in […]

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