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Mappable places in Pleiades for Google Earth

All the mappable places in Pleiades (more than 30,000) in a single file for viewing in Google Earth (or reuse/remixing under terms of our Creative Commons license). Via Sean Gillies and Tom Elliott Mappable places in Pleiades kml file (0)

Open Access Archaeology Digest #496

Open Access (free to read) articles on archaeology: Metropolis in Mayfair? A Cross-Slab found at St John’s Chapel, Canisbay, Caithness. The excavation of a Quaker burial ground, 84 London Road, Kingston upon Thames An inscribed stone from Burton Dassett, Warwickshire Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: (0)

Another View of Ghost Towns, Process and Product


My colleague Prof. Cindy Prescott generously offered this response to the my conversations with Troy Larson.  Bill’s previous blog post and Troy’s response raise interesting questions about intellectual property and the relationship between academic and public history. Many researchers in the hard sciences worry constantly about being “scooped.” Historians (and people in the humanities in general) tend to worry far less about this, since we tend to be pursuing lines of inquiry that interest each […]

Latest Release of all EpiDoc code

Latest Release of all EpiDoc code EpiDoc is an international, collaborative effort that provides guidelines and tools for encoding scholarly and educational editions of ancient documents. It uses a subset of the Text Encoding Initiative‘s standard for the representation of texts in digital form and was developed initially for the publication of digital editions of ancient inscriptions (e.g. Inscriptions of Aphrodisias, Vindolanda Tablets). Its domain has expanded to include the publication of papyri and manuscripts […]

Europeana Cloud at Heart of Europeana Strategy

Europeana recently released its strategic plan for 2015-2020. It describes how the new technical infrastructure being built by Europeana Cloud is a key part of Europeana’s upcoming work. “In the next couple of years, we hope to completely transform the aggregation process by building on our cloud infrastructure,” says Europeana. This graphic, produced at a Work Package 5 event earlier in the year, shows how Europeana plans to integrate the Cloud in its main workflow. […]

Ghosts Towns, Process, and Product on the World Wide Web


I had originally intended to write about the local humanities this morning, but I was distracted by an interesting little discussion on the internet. A local author, Troy Larson, took issues with a website produced for a class offered by Tom Isern, a historian at North Dakota State University. Tom had designed the class, as far as I can recall, to produce a catalogue of North Dakota “Ghost Towns”. Troy Larson is the local expert […]

Bringing a Collections Catalogue to Life


When the Walker Art Center launched their redesigned website in 2011, it was hailed as a “game-changer,” changing the focus of the site from the museum as destination to the museum as content provider—a portal to all things related to its mission. This was a great example of breaking the bonds of skeuomorphism (in this case, a website that recreated the functions of a set of print museum brochures) and take full advantage of how […]

New reviews – Digital humanities, Scotttish women, women pirates and Carolingian friends


Back working from home this week, as the elongated summer occupation of my flat by relatives and their children has been temporarily lifted. There’s nothing like the prospect of returning to a house full of sugar-fuelled nine-year olds to make the IHR suddenly seem more attractive. Sadly the respite is brief, even now my phone buzzes with news of this afternoon’s arrivals. Perhaps moving to the seaside may have been an error… Right, enough moaning […]


Sorry for x-posting; sure some of you have seen this, but. some might not have. From: Börner Wolfgang [] Sent: July 31, 2014 10:21 To: Stadtarchäologie Kongress Subject: CHNT 19 2014 – PROGRAMM ONLINE (0)

Suda On Line milestone reached

The Suda On Line: Byzantine Lexicography affectionately known as SOL and one of Ross Scaife’s (et al) host of innovative projects has now reached the amazing milestone of 100% translation coverage. A translation of the last of the Suda’s 31000+ entries was submitted to the database on July 21, 2014 and vetted the next day. This milestone is very gratifying, but the work of the project is far from over. As mentioned above, one of […]

Europeana Space at Euromed Congress 2014


On the 3rd November, a valuable workshop including several EU projects is the occasion to disseminate Europeana Space Project Coordinator Professor Sarah Whatley will speak about Europeana Space project during a focused workshop, dedicated to analyse the stategies for  cultural heritage in the new digital age, to be held during the important congress Euromed in Cyprus (3-8 November … Continue reading → (0)

Registration Opens for DigiPal Symposium: Monday 1st September 2014 at King's College London…

Dear all, It is with great delight that the DigiPal team at the Department of Digital Humanities (King’s College London) announcethe programme for the fourth DigiPal Symposium. For those who have attended in previous years, it will be the usual mix ofmedieval manuscripts, Digital Humanities, camaraderie and computer-assisted palaeography. And if you haven’t attendedbefore, then now’s an excellent time to start. [...] (0)

Open Access Archaeology Digest #495

Todays list of Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: Unpublished Notices of the Times of Edward I, and of his Relations with the Moghul Sovereigns of Persia Recent Discoveries on the First Inhabitants of the Mexicali Valley A Computer Aided Design Technique for Pottery Profiles Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: (0)

Multitouch Table Research Findings


A recent addition to our Papers section here on Open Exhibits is worth highlighting here in Open Exhibit blog. Open Exhibits co-PI, Kate Haley Goldman and her colleague Jessica Gonzalez, conducted research at three of our partner museums (Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science) to better understand how visitors interact with multitouch tables. Open Exhibits software running on multitouch table at the Maxwell Museum of […] - Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy