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The Forbidden City Under Construction: VMFA Wants to Build 3D Printed Replica

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The Forbidden City will soon be under construction once again—this time, with the use of 3D printers rather than bricks and sticky rice, enthusiastic artisans rather than captured slaves, and a month’s work, rather than 14 years of hard labor. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond, VA, exhibiting Forbidden City from October 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015, has decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Razoo to raise $40,000 for plans to build a […]

TAG 2014: OK Computer? Digital Public Archaeologies in Practice

Call for PapersCommunity or public archaeology has often emphasised communities defined by an attachment to place, often defined by the archaeological site (cf. Simpson 2008); increasingly digital technologies allow a breakdown of this privileging of physical place and the concept of ‘community’ (cf. Waterton 2005; 2010), to connect geographically disparate populations. Digital public archaeology projects have emphasised crowd-sourcing, engagment, dissemination, and publicity using blogs, social media, webfeeds and so on (e.g. Richardson 2012, 2013; Bonacchi […]

British Museum to be Digitally Recreated in Minecraft

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The British Museum is seeking to digitally recreate the institution in the wildly popular world building engine Minecraft. The Museum is seeking to use crowdsourcing to make the project happen and has already reached out to the internet for vounteers. The project is part of the British Museum’s “Museum of the Future” initiative. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29281051 (0)

Monday Musing: Yet Another Pass at Virtual v. Analog Art Experiences

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This Monday’s 15 minute musing. Last week Amit Sood, director of the Google Cultural Institute, announcedthat 15 new museums were launching exhibits on the Google Art Project. That project is gaining serious momentum—the article reports that the Cultural Institute hosts: 500 partners from over 60 countries 6.2 million objects and artifacts 19 million unique visitors from June 2013 to June 2014 200 million page views in just one year Sood has evidently picked up on a […]

Photographs: Deir Ain Abata Project

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Dr. Konstantinos Dino Politis has made available to APAAME his collection of slides and negatives taken in the course of aerial reconnaissance in Jordan over a period from the early 1990s until the early 2000s. The collection includes informal photography taken from commercial flights flying in and out of Amman as well as professional aerial photography taken by Dr. Politis and his team from a helicopter in the course of their research. A starring feature […]

Tenure-track position in data science or corpus linguistics at University of Nevada, Reno

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Assistant Professor of English: Corpus Linguistics/Digital Humanities The University of Nevada, Reno, Department of English announces an entry-level tenure-track position in corpus linguistics and/or digital humanities. Requisite experience is in big data and/or other data science methodologies. Desired sub-areas are literature, linguistics, rhetoric or composition. A demonstrable record of research is expected as well as experience and promise as an excellent teacher. The faculty member will join an interdisciplinary cluster of big data methodologists in […]

Call for Hosting Conferences: The LLOH Prize

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Call for Hosting Conferences: The LLOH Prize (2015) Deadline: October 10 Email address for proposal: oyvind.eide@uni-passau.de The late EADH chair (2010-2012), Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen, attended conferences not only in the digital humanities but also in other disciplines. She was invariably interested in and encouraging of young scholars in particular, and she also spent a great deal of time in informal conversation with a wide range of colleagues. The Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize was […]

Open Access Journal: Clara Rhodos. Studi e materiali pubblicati a cura dell’ Istituto Storico-Archeologico di Rodi

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Clara Rhodos. Studi e materiali pubblicati a cura dell’ Istituto Storico-Archeologico di Rodi Στη σειρά Clara Rhodos, που αποτελείται από δέκα τόμους και εκδόθηκε από το 1928 έως το 1941, παρουσιάζονται οι έρευνες και οι ανασκαφές στα Δωδεκάνησα, κυρίως στη Ρόδο, την Κω, τη Χάλκη και τη Νίσυρο, κατά τη διάρκεια της Ιταλοκρατίας. Η σειρά αποτελεί έκδοση του ινστιτούτου FERT, που συστήθηκε από τους Ιταλούς αρχαιολόγους το 1927. Μετά την ενσωμάτωση της Δωδεκανήσου στην Ελλάδα […]

Banners of the North

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Kathy Cremin, Director of Co-operation, Bede’s World Banners of the North at Bede’s World (19 July – 28 September 2014) is the finale of three exhibitions in our treasures programme. This programme explores our local, national and international place in the world and is inspired by Bede and the monastery in Jarrow where treasure came from all over the world, where the community of monks and others were trying to make sense of the world, […]

The Digital Loeb Classical Library — a view from Europe

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The Digital Loeb Classical Library has gone live and many students of Greek and Latin are testing it. “The Digital Loeb Classical Library — a view from Europe” considers some of the issues that the new DLCL raises. First, there is the general question of how long the community will support new, proprietary systems, each with their own environment, none releasing their data under an open license, and all incompatible, for all practical purposes, with […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #548

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A nice batch of Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: Reigate Stone at Batterseahttp://bit.ly/Kzapiv The Forts of Kilmartin, Kilmichael Glassary, and North Knapdale, Argyle.http://bit.ly/11PmW5E Scandinavian influences in the Late Anglo-Saxon sculpture of Sussex.http://bit.ly/XjJM6C Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

QGIS 2.6 Feature Freeze

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Are you curious about QGIS 2.6? Well on Friday (9-26) QGIS development goes into feature freeze and focus will shift towards fixing bugs and enhancing stability. What can we expect from the upcoming release. Read on to find some interesting news. Firstly, I’ll apologize for using screen caps in Swedish, but the pictures are from a similar article I’m publishing on my regular blog tomorrow (Monday). I’ve previously presented some new features in QGIS 2.6 […]

Open Access Journal: Akroterion: Journal for the Classics in South Africa. Tydskrif vir die Klassieke in Suid-Afrika

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Akroterion: Journal for the Classics in South Africa. Tydskrif vir die Klassieke in Suid-Afrika ISSN 2079-2883 (online) ISSN 0303-1896 (print) Akroterion welcomes scholarly contributions on all aspects of Greek and Roman civilization. Preference is given to articles that will also appeal to the non-specialist. We particularly encourage submission of articles dealing with the influence and reception of the Classics. 2013 Vol 58 (2013) 2012 Vol 57 (2012) 2011 Vol 56 (2011) 2010 Vol 55 (2010) […]

Cultural Literacy In Europe: submission deadline extended

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Dear all, In case you missed it, the deadline for submission of paper or project proposals for the first international conference on “Cultural Literacy in Europe” is extended to the 6th of October: http://cleurope.eu/conference/call-for-papers/ An interesting set of keynotes are lined up to stimulate an interdisciplinary discussion around the themes of the conference: http://cleurope.eu/conference/programme/keynotes/ The call for bursary is also open until the 6th of October: http://cleurope.eu/conference/bursaries/ Contributions around the concepts of textuality, fictionality, rethoricity and historicity seen […]

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