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Crossrail uncovers Brunel’s railway heritage

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Remains of structures built by celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel for his Great Western Railway have been unearthed near Paddington in west London. Newly excavated by Crossrail as part of the UK’s largest archaeological programme, findings include foundations of a 200 metre long engine shed, a workshop and train turntables. The structures were used for Brunel’s famous broad-gauge railway, which first ran steam trains through the area in 1838. Brunel engine room uncovered at Paddington […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #550

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Open Access (free to read) articles: [CERAMICS AND OBSIDIAN IN ISLAND SOUTHEAST ASIA AND OCEANIA] Mid-sequence isolation in Fiji 2500-1000 BPhttp://bit.ly/1wKETRo [FORAGERS AND FARMERS IN THE JAPANESE ISLANDS] Jomon subsistence-settlement systems at the Sannai Maruyama sitehttp://bit.ly/1wKEU7V The Architectural History of Bothwell Castle.http://bit.ly/15zQaId On the probable Identity of the Gloucestershire Chapelry of St. Briavel’s, recognised as Lidneia Parva in the twelfth century, with the Ledenei of the Saxon Hundred of Ledenei, named in Domesdayhttp://bit.ly/Y2jQaB Learn more […]

Colonial Latin America curriculum guide

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Artstor is introducing curriculum guides–collections of images from the Artstor Digital Library based on syllabi for college courses–compiled by faculty members and experts around the country. Learn more here. Colonial Latin America curriculum guide Rachel Moore, Associate Professor, History, Clemson University Unknown Spanish artist, Conquest of Mexico; The arrival of Cortes in Veracruz and the reception of Moctezuma’s ambassadors, 16th century. Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; […]

Media Lab Intern Spotlight: Rui Hu's Metropolitan Triangle Garden

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Former Media Lab Intern Rui Hu outlines his recent 3D-animation project Metropolitan Triangle Garden, which has recently been accepted for screening in the 2014 Outcasting: Fourth Wall festival in Cardiff, Wales. (0)

Introducing curriculum guides for instructors

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Alexandria, Map, 1619 | Image and original data provided by Bryn Mawr College Navigating the tremendous number of images in the Artstor Digital Library can be daunting, particularly to those in fields outside of art history. Where to start looking for images for, say, an Introduction to Philosophy class? To address that hurdle, we are introducing curriculum guides – collections of images from the Artstor Digital Library based on syllabi for college courses. Every curriculum […]

Digital Literacy and Digital Competence: Facts, Problems, Needs & Trends

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International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence Extended deadline: 30 September 2014 Continue reading → (0)

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Library Acquisitions Lists

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The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Library Acquisitions Lists The ISAW Library publishes lists of its recent acquisitions throughout the academic year.  Please see the links below for bibliographic information of our new holdings by month, available in static HTML and a Zotero library. May 2014 And see AWOL’s Roundup of Past Oriented Library Acquisitions Lists Online or by Email (0)

Interning at the IHR

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This post was kindly written for us by our intern Grace Karrachwood. During September 2014 I spent 3 weeks working as a ‘digital humanities’ intern at the IHR in Senate House, London. Though most of the previous interns here had opted to work for 3 or 4 days a week for the full month, I instead opted for 5 days for 3 weeks, meaning that the experience was particularly full on and almost felt like […]

Tracing the events of 1989

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On 30 August, the Freedom Express started its journey through Eastern and Central Europe, wrapping up last week in Berlin after travelling through Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Germany. Neil Bates of Europeana boarded the Freedom Express study trip as a participant and an ambassador for Europeana. Born in 1986, Neil was only 3 years old when the defining events of 1989 took shape; in this blog post he briefly shares his experiences […]

Slides Connected Past London available

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The Connected Past conference in London this month was awesome! How awesome? Well you can judge that for yourself. We have made slides of most presentations available for download on Figshare. We will also make videos of most talks available online soon, so stay tuned for more! Tagged: conference, documentation, imperial college london, london, slides, […] (0)

Reconstructing a Newly Discovered Extinct Species of Crocodilian Using 3D Printing & Scanning

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Noto using 3D printed crocodilian bones during an education outreach event. The model in my hand is the fossil crocodile’s arm bone, shrunk to 50% of its actual size. First appearing over 83 million years ago, were a species of large, predatorial reptiles now known as crocodilians, with their tough skins, sharp teeth and extremely strong jaws. Today, there are around two dozen different species of crocodilians on Earth, most of which are commonly known […]

The Museum Sacrifice Measure

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How much are you willing to give up to work in a museum?  How much didyou give up to work in a museum? I’m not talking about quality of life issues like relocating to a new city, having to explain over and over again, at parties, what a “registrar” is, or spending the day in a windowless cubicle tucked in next to collections storage. I’m talking about cold hard cash. My head is filled with […]

Museum Studies and Digital Learning: A Work Placement

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One of the final parts of the Museum Studies MA at University of Leicester is a two month work placement in a museum or gallery. It is an important part of the course, as it is a chance for all students to put into practice what they have been learning about all year and get some hands on experience. I have been fortunate enough to carry out my placement at the Imperial War Museum London […]

Guess the Manuscript XV

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Roll up, roll up! It’s time to try your luck at another Guess the Manuscript, back by popular demand. As always, the rules are straightforward: the image comes from a manuscript that can be found somewhere on our Digitised Manuscripts website, and is part of our medieval collections. Leave guesses… (0)

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