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THE – The Heritage Explorer (Magazine) Crowdfunder


THE- The Heritage Explorer (Magazine) Support us in launching a printed magazine that explores the history, archaeology, travel, culture and exploration of the world. THE Heritage Explorer is an exciting print magazine and publishing business proposal dedicated to delivering you the latest exploration, travel, archaeology, culture and heritage news. A concept born out of the aspirations of a team of journalists, archaeologists and historians to build a credible and sustainable publishing business that will not […]


Friday links: Flemish hippos and superheroes, problematic dioramas, more


Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org Some stories we’ve been reading this week: Flemish hippo How did Rubens manage to make an accurate painting of a hippopotamus without having ever seen one? (And why was Dürer not so lucky with his rhino?) Flemish superheroes And while on the subject of Rubens, did you ever wonder what superheroes would have looked like in 17th century […]


Arc-Team: Conflict Archaeology of the First World War on the Carnic ridge and in the Sexten Dolomites


With the centenary years 2014–2018, a hitherto relatively unknown branch of archaeological research, the so-called conflict archaeology, is coming into the limelight. Since  excavation work is able to supply only very selective assertions on account of the enormous extent of the mountain front, the overriding objective of monument conservation in the years to come must focus on taking stock of all material remains from the WWI era. As a result of the developments in satellite […]

Rupert Gietl

Introducing the Tallinn Collector


The Tallinn Collector is a website that showcases Soviet-era tourism guides and brochures to the Estonian capital, Tallinn. It gives its readers a glimpse of what life was like in the 70’s and 80’s, and a taste of Soviet propaganda. It is a great example of how cultural objects from another era can be preserved, re-used and shared with a wider audience. Here, we talk to Tomas Alexandersson, the Swede behind the project. Tomas Alexandersson […]


#NCSS14: Session Two – Connecting Your Government Class and the Real World


Presented by the Constitutional Rights Foundation, my #NCSS14 session two focused on ways to engage students directly with actual issues in their communities through direct civic action. They suggest that you can turn your government classroom into a hands-on civics lab to teach the workings of government by empowering students. They shared about their Civics Action Project, a project-based learning strategy designed for government classes. According to the CRF: Think of it as a culmination of students’ […]


Futurist Friday: The Encrypted Archive


Here’s a challenge for GLAMS (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums): how can we guarantee the privacy of donors who want certain records to be kept from the public until a certain date? This article in The Economist kicks off with a chilling story of how Boston College was forced by the courts to release tapes by former leaders in the Irish Troubles. The archive had promised the material would not be made public until after the death […]

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The Great Globe Project: 10.5 Million Piece, 420 ft Wide, 3D Printed Model of Earth


A model of the proposed location of the globe We have seen so many incredible collaborative efforts involving 3D printing over the last couple of years. Desktop 3D printers are limited in that only objects of a certain size are able to be produced in a single piece. Many hobbyists and designers alike tend to get around these limitations by printing larger objects in several pieces. This idea for printing an object in multiple sections […]

Brian Krassenstein

Archimède: Archéologie et histoire ancienne


Archimède: Archéologie et histoire ancienne La revue Archimède. Archéologie et histoire ancienne est une revue liée à l’Unité mixte de recherche 7044 “Archéologie et histoire ancienne : Europe-Méditerranée” (Archimède). Double objectif scientifique :  valoriser les productions et expertises du laboratoire  jouer un rôle dans le paysage international de la recherche en archéologie et en histoire (de la Préhistoire à Byzance, Europe-Méditerranée). Axes structurants : favoriser les interactions disciplinaires encourager les collaborations avec les acteurs de l’archéologie préventive […]

Charles Jones

#NCSS14: Day One, Session One, Coffee, Danish, and Vincennes Lincoln High School


I have everything I need. Caffeine, danish, internet access, power outlet, and 10,000 social studies teachers all in one place. First session? The Digital Journey: 1:1 in Social Studies. In 2009, the Vincennes Lincoln High School Social Studies department  in Vincennes, Indiana began what it called a “digital journey.” I had a chance to hear the group speak several years ago and am curious on how things are going. And to steal all of their great […]


Flying 2014 – New sites photographed


The 2014 AAJ flying season is well and truly behind us, the photograph cataloguing completed, and we can now start to really look and analyse what we have captured. We have been asked “When will the Aerial Archaeology in Jordan project be finished?”. Despite flying annually in Jordan since 1997, AAJ is far from finished and each year we surprise ourselves with all of the sites we haven’t yet photographed as we learn of them, […]


Open Access Archaeology Digest #608


A nice batch of Open Access (free to read) articles: Dover Castlehttp://bit.ly/12ONCoo A Contemporary Account of the Battle of Floddon, 9th September 1513. From a Manuscript in the possession of David Laing, Esq., LL.D., VPSA.Scot.http://bit.ly/16EzG3d A Newly Discovered English Mediaeval Chalice and Patenhttp://bit.ly/19JWOg8 Cruck Construction: A survey of the problemshttp://bit.ly/108r4tb Laughton Church chancel and other major church alterations in and around Lewes, East Sussex, c. 1740 – 1810: the roles of architects and local craftsmen.http://bit.ly/13WQaUG […]


Professional Development for Possibilities Outside the Professoriate Track

As a doctoral student in rhetoric and writing who came to graduate school with an interest in the connections between the arts, social justice, and community-engaged scholarship and with experience working in various nonprofit settings focused on literacy and arts, I have always kept one eye on non-academic positions and the possibility of seeking out professional development, assistantships, and research opportunities that would situate me well to follow my gaze back to the nonprofit world […]


New reviews: Scottish gender, Paris 1944, medieval magic and Poland


Anyway, we begin with Gender and Enlightenment Culture in Eighteenth-Century Scotland by Rosalind Carr, as Stana Nenadic and the author discuss a useful and brave attempt to embrace a complex, ephemeral and hard to define phenomenon (no. 1694, with response here). Next up is Matthew Cobb’s Eleven Days in August: The Liberation of Paris in 1944. Karine Varley praises a book which is meticulously researched, engaging with a range of French, British and American archival […]


How schools are using technology creatively: Minecraft, Digital Storytelling and MakeyMakey


The Digital Learning Network and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums jointly hosted a half day event on 14th November at the Great North Museum, to discuss all things digital learning and innovation.  The main focus was to look at how schools are using technology creatively and how cultural organisations can learn from and support the best of what is happening in their classrooms.  Many schools and museums in the North East are using technology […]

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