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Introducing #OpenCollections

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By Joris Pekel For those of you who are dedicated followers of the Europeana Facebook and Twitter accounts,  you have probably already seen #OpenCollections in your newsfeed in the last couple of weeks. #OpenCollections highlights some of the most interesting and high quality collections from around Europe.   Harper’s nov’b’r by Edward Penfield, 1866-1925. Part of the collection of the Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon. Public Domain Open? So why do we call them open collections […]

Preferences for manly men and feminine women linked to urbanization

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(Phys.org) —Preferences for highly masculine men and feminine women may emerge only in highly developed environments, according to new research from Brunel University London and the University of Bristol. (0)

Call for Hosting Conferences: The LLOH Prize (2015)

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23 Sep 2014 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 established in 2013 to honour her memory. The LLOH Prize is awarded to […]

Open Government Data: possibilities and problems

“Government 2.0 involves direct citizen engagement in conversations about government services and public policy through open access to public sector information and new Internet based technologies. It also encapsulates a way of working that is underpinned by collaboration, openness and engagement”[1] Back ground and context The Political Issues Analysis System (PIAS) project (view report .pdf)—in which this work is a sub-set—sought to investigate how citizens in Melbourne, Australia used the Internet to seek political information […]

CfP: DHd 2015 "From data to knowledge" (@ University of Graz)

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23 Sep 2014 From February 23 to 27, 2015 the Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Graz will be hosting the second annual conference of the DHd (Association of Digital Humanities in German-speaking countries). The conference topic will be “From data to knowledge: Digital Humanities as an intermediary between information and interpretation”. Workshops, lectures, panels and discussions will be addressing three key topics: (a) the added value […]

Open Access Monograph Series: Ur Excavations

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Publications of the Joint Expedition of the British Museum and of the University Museum,University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia to Mesopotamia: Ur Excavations Woolley, Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960. Ur Excavations II: The Royal Cemetery, Text. ETANA. 1927. Woolley, Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960. Ur Excavations II: The Royal Cemetery, Plates.. ETANA. 1927.  Woolley, Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960. Ur excavations IV: The Early Periods. ETANA. 1927. Woolley, Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960. Ur Excavations V: The ziggurat and its surroundings. 1939.  Woolley, Leonard, Sir, […]

Call for Contributions: ELO 2015 Conference – Bergen, Norway

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Call for Contributions: ELO 2015 Conference – Bergen, Norway The End(s) of Electronic Literature http://eliterature.org/2014/09/2676/  The 2015 Electronic Literature Organization conference and festival will take place August 5-7th 2015. The conference website is at: http://conference.eliterature.org. The conference will be hosted by the Bergen Electronic Literature research group at the University of Bergen, Norway with sessions at venues including the University of Bergen, Det Akademiske Kvarteret, the Bergen Public Library, the University of Bergen Arts library, and local […]

The oldest footprints outside of Africa: an interview with Dr. Sarah M. Duffy about the imaging of this incredible find

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Sarah Duffy, PhD is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of York in the Department of Archaeology. In May of 2013, after a series of storms, ancient footprints were revealed on a beach near Happisburgh (pronounced “Hays-boro”) on Britain’s east coast in Norfolk (see a 6-minute video). The footprints were fragile and washing away a little day by day. Sarah was called to the site by Dr. Nick Ashton, Curator of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic collections […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #549

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Open Access (free to read) articles: Patterns of interaction in Southern Cook Island prehistoryhttp://bit.ly/1rs592J Silchester Roman Town Insula IX: The Development of an Urban Property c. AD 40-50 – c. AD 250http://bit.ly/1rs58fg Notes on Specimens of Wrought Gold, forming a portion of the Ashanti Indemnityhttp://bit.ly/122WxAx A late 14th-century coin hoard from Tranent, East Lothianhttp://bit.ly/11SiEuf Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

CHI Fellow Introduction: Christine Neejer

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When we think about business and industry in the nineteenth-century United States, a few archetypes come to mind: the wealthy tycoon, the factory worker, the inventor, and the small business owner. Most of us usually imagine these people as men. This is not an accident, but a result of what we learned in high school and college history courses about nineteenth-century life. Images of young girls working in textile mills may come to mind, but […]

What archaeologists do: Research Design and the Media Archaeology Drive Project (MAD-P)

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Colleen and I have just published the research design for our media archaeology project on Savage Minds. MAD-P – The Media Archaeology Drive Project – is indebted to our colleague Neil Gevaux, who has helped us to secure the materials at the core of our studies. Your comments on the design are so much appreciated, and stay tuned for our forthcoming posts on the recording, analysis and interpretation of our field site: a found hard drive. […]

Adventure is for Archaeologists

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For those that know me personally, my life has been falling apart for the last few weeks. If I didn’t know I lived a charmed life, I’d think my life sucked. But, I know all obstacles are challenges and I haven’t been dealt a hand that I can’t win the game with. There have been […] (0)

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 […]

Open Scriptures: Platform for the development of open scriptural linked data and its applications

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Open Scriptures: Platform for the development of open scriptural linked data and its applications Open Scriptures seeks to be a comprehensive open-source Web repository for integrated scriptural data and a general application framework for building internationalized social applications of scripture. An abundance of scriptural resources are now available online—manuscripts, translations, and annotations are all being made available by students and scholars alike at an ever-increasing rate. These diverse scriptural resources, however, are isolated from each […]

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