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IMLS funds Omeka Everywhere


The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, in partnership with Ideum and the University of Connecticut’s Digital Media Center, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a National Leadership Grant for Museums from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences to create Omeka Everywhere. Dramatically increasing the possibilities for visitor access to collections, Omeka Everywhere will offer a simple, cost-effective solution for connecting onsite web content and […]

Refreshing the Blog Roll


Guzel and I took some time this week to review and refresh the CFM Blog roll (see right-hand column). These blogs are some of my “go to” sources each week for news and thoughtful commentary. In addition to checking URLs, deleting a few blogs that weren’t posting very often (or had changed focus), we added four, all great, and I recommend them for your reading list, too. First, to inform your thinking about museums and […]

New reviews: Robert the Bruce, Wellington, pain and the Niger


As I’m sure you all know, it’s referendum day, and as well as marking the occasion with a relevant review (see below) I hoped to bring you breaking news from the polls, have texted my BBC correspondent pal earlier to ask how it was going. Just got his reply a few minutes ago – ‘Been up Arthur’s Seat. Sweaty’. I don’t think that really counts as a scoop… Anyway, thanks to a super-quick turnaround from […]

Ottoman Diplomats : Letters from the Imperial Legation in Brussels (1849–1914)


 Ottoman Diplomats : Letters from the Imperial Legation in Brussels (1849–1914) “Ottoman Diplomats is a digitization project of the research group Power in History: Centre for Political History at the University of Antwerp (UA). It offers online access to a selection of diplomatic documents from the Imperial Legation in Brussels (1849–1914). Next to telegrams and periodic diplomatic reports by Ottoman diplomatic agents (dispatches, dépêches) in Brussels and replies and instructions by their superiors in Istanbul, […]

Are you a prosopography?

At the SNAP:DRGN project meeting in Edinburgh a few weeks ago, we decided on a couple of definitions that will impact on the ways in which partner datasets interact with the project. Our current thinking is that we need to distinguish between two kinds of data: (1) The first kind, which we’ll loosely call a “prosopography”, is a curated database of person records, with some ambition to be able to be used as an authority list. […]

2014 TEI Conference and Chicago DHCS Colloquium


18 Sep 2014 The planning for the 2014 TEI Conference and Chicago DHCS Colloquium (October 22-24) has now been completed. Have a look at the two conference sites, and There is also a Google spreadsheet with a summary joint schedule of events. The deadline for early registration and hotel room discounts is Sunday, September 21. Look for details at either site. (0)

Bringing a Slice of the Archives to the Internet: the River Street Digital History Project


As a long-time historical archaeologist working in cultural resource management, I’ve been overjoyed to see how much archival information has been brought to the internet. I do not think there will ever be a day when a visit to the archives is no longer necessary, mainly because most archival repositories do not have the funds […] (0)

Digital natives / digital learners: #throwbackthursday

In this #throwbackthurday post I’m revisiting some of the ideas surrounding digital learners and digital natives. According to Prensky (2001, cited in Wikipedia): A digital native is a person who was born during or after the general introduction of digital technologies and through interacting with digital technology from an early age, has a greater understanding […] (0)

TEI Conference update


Dear Colleague, I spent some time yesterday and today completing and updating the TEI 2014 Conference site at, and it should have everything on it now, except for links to the full abstracts, which will be added in early October. I’m a great fan of collaborative curation: if you find things that are wrong, unclear, or not there, tell me, and I’ll try to fix them. If you have not yet registered or made […]

Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative: Authoring package


Hi all, You will all have seen the recent announcement that John Walsh has taken over as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, and the publication of the Call for Papers for Issue 9, ‘TEI and Materiality’[1]. We would also like to announce the availability of a new Oxygen-based authoring package for anyone who would like to submit their article in TEI XML. Since the beginning of JTEI, article submissions have been accepted in TEI P5 XML. […]

News from Dickinson College Commentaries: A complete vocabulary of the Aeneid


A complete vocabulary of the Aeneid Posted on September 17, 2014 by Chris Francese I am pleased to say that the DCC Aeneid vocabulary is now up and running. Based on Henry S. Frieze, Vergil’s Aeneid Books I-XII, with an Introduction, Notes, and Vocabulary, revised by Walter Dennison (New York: American Book Co., 1902), it includes frequency data derived from a human inspection and analysis of every word in the Aeneid (Mynors’ text) carried out by teams at the Laboratoire […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #544


Learn more about Archaeology, History, Anthropology, etc. Open Access (free to read) articles: [FORAGERS AND FARMERS IN THE JAPANESE ISLANDS] Tooth removal during ritual tooth ablation in the Jomon Period On Pigeon Houses in Churches Enumeration of Blocks or Pigs of Lead and Tin, relics of Roman Metallurgy, discovered in Great Britain Noble Canonesses of France Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: (0)

An Open Research Notebook Workflow with Scrivener and Github

I like Scrivener. I *really* like being able to have my research and my writing in the same place, and most of all, I like being able to re-arrange the cards until I start to see the ideas fall into place. I’m a bit of a visual learner, I suppose. (Which makes it ironic that I so rarely provide screenshots here. But I digress). What I’ve been looking for is a way to share my […]

Archaeological Survey of Israel Online


Archaeological Survey of Israel – English – Hebrew The sites documented in the Archaeological Survey of Israel are published on the website where they are displayed in survey squares of 100 sq km (10 × 10 km). The list of maps is presented below in alphabetic order, according to their names and numbers as recorded in Yalquṭ Ha-Pirsumim. The survey maps can be seen on the right side of the screen against the background of […] - Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy