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Google My Maps: Life just got way more fun for us geography nerds


Long time readers of History Tech already know how much I love maps. They how much I love Google goodies. So they also know that Google Earth and Google Maps just might be the sweetest tools of all time. And recent changes in Google Maps make the tool even better. They’ve created a separate map creation tool called Google My Maps that makes creating online maps easier while storing the completed maps in your Google Drive. Too […]


NDSR Applications Open, Projects Announced!


The Library of Congress, Office of Strategic Initiatives and the Institute of Museum and Library Services are pleased to announce the official open call for applications for the 2015 National Digital Stewardship Residency, to be held in the Washington, DC area.  The application period is from December 17, 2014 through January 30, 2015. To apply, go to the official USAJobs page link. Looking down Pennsylvania Avenue. Photo by Susan Manus To qualify, applicants must have […]

Susan Manus

19th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries – TPDL 2015


Poznań, 14-18 September 2015 – Submissions deadline: March 20, 2015 The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) constitutes a leading scientific forum on digital libraries that brings together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries. TPDL 2015 will be organized by Poznań Supercomputing and Networking … Continue reading →


Open Access Journal: Cahiers d’archéologie fribourgeoise = Freiburger Hefte für Archäologie


Cahiers d’archéologie fribourgeoise = Freiburger Hefte für ArchäologieISSN: 1423-8756 As successor to the Chroniques Archéologiques, edited between 1984 and 1997, the Cahiers d’Archéologie Fribourgeoise present the results of excavations that took place in the Canton of Fribourg as well as the various activities of the Archaeology Department of the State of Fribourg. Since 1999, this yearly publication contains a series of richly illustrated articles and thematic reports in French or in German Volumes Period of […]

Charles Jones

Kick-off of the Swedish Working Group


15 archivists met on 15th of December 2015 at the City Archives of Uppsala for the first preparatory meeting of the PREFORMA Working Group in Sweden. They participated actively, reporting issues in producing correct PDF/A files & offering test files. Continue reading →


Riga Summit 2015 on the Multilingual Digital Single Market


Riga (Latvia), 27 – 29 April 2015 The Riga Summit will gather government officials, business leaders, technology developers, and language researchers, who will forge a unified vision for the multilingual digital single market. At the event, stakeholders will work together to develop a combined strategy, identify goals, … Continue reading →


Service Availability 26 – 28th Jan – new registration system release


New users will not be able to register for Digimap from 4pm on 26th Jan and all Digimap services will be unavailable all day on 27th Jan. Normal service will resume by 9am on 28th Jan. This is to allow us to release a new Registration System. New registrations for Digimap (using the current system) will be closed from 4pm Monday 26th January. Digimap will then be unavailable all day on Tuesday 27th January, while […]


SOIMA 2015: Unlocking Sound and Image Heritage


Brussels, 3-4 September 2015 – CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN UNTIL 15 FEBRUARY Call for contributions: Deadline 15 February 2015 What? This is an international conference on ensuring a safe and creative future for sound and image heritage. Twelve national and international institutions are supporting the event. Why? Recorded sound and images have captured … Continue reading →


New reviews: 1812 revisited, Kershaw interview, phenomenology and the history of the psyche


We start with the latest installment in our occasional podcast series. Daniel Snowman talks to Professor Sir Ian Kershaw about his forthcoming contribution to the Penguin History of Europe series (no. 1705). Next, following his original piece for us last year, Jasper Trautsch has revised and updated his overview of works on the War of 1812, taking into account a number of new publications (no. 1387). Then we turn to David Carr’s Experience and History: […]


You acted funny tryin’ to spend my money…Bowie on a banknote


Ben Alsop, curator, British Museum If you were to walk down the high streets of a town or city in the UK you would most likely be struck by a sense of the familiar. You could move from shop front to shop front recognising typefaces, colours, window displays and smells as they are wafted out through peculiarly open doors (even in the depths of winter). Where once there was variety, now sit the well-known brands […]


Just a crush? Contamination of archaeological samples by different grinding media


A chert cobble from an archaeological quarry on southern Baffin Island, Canada, was divided and crushed using five different methods: i) agate mortar and pestle, ii) stainless steel shatterbox, iii) tungsten carbide shatterbox, iv) alumina ceramic shatterbox, and v) zirconia ceramic shatterbox. Powders produced by each method were submitted for acid digestion and analysis by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The trace element results indicate that different crushing media can contribute significant trace element contamination […]

Rachel E. ten Bruggencate

Repurposing content #TBT

“Repurposing content”: write once, publish many time across a range of mediums – this has long been my mantra, and for this #throwbackthursday post I decided to revisit some of the discussions around this theme given a week of exciting meetings and developments (more of that to come…!). This post on the Museum3.0 site, “Repurposing […]


Open Access Archaeology Digest #635


Todays list of Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: Notes of Coins, &c., recently discovered in Scotland.http://bit.ly/16uGjBF Notes of the Excavation of a Tumulus, at Auchleven, in the Parish of Premnay, and District of Garioch, Aberdeenshire.http://bit.ly/10BrvhR Exploration of a “Picts’ House,” at Kettleburn, co. Caithnesshttp://bit.ly/131iz87 A pernicious and wicked custom: corporate responses to lock picking in the Scottish town, 1488 -1788http://bit.ly/1222GLa Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK


Open Access Journal: Eugesta [Journal on Gender Studies in Antiquity]


[First posted in AWOL 18 December 2011. Updated 17 December 2014] Eugesta [Journal on Gender Studies in Antiquity]   Le recours aux concepts de sexe et de genre développés dans les Gender Studies a considérablement transformé les recherches dans le domaine de l’Antiquité en ouvrant un nouveau champ extrêmement fructueux sur le plan culturel et social. Dans la mesure où elle est à l’origine de conceptions et valeurs auxquelles se réfèrent les constructions d’identités dans […]

Charles Jones
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