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Privacy in a Watchful World TW 14 update

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This is one of a series of mid-year updates on the 2014 TrendsWatch trends. I’ve already posted entries on Big Data, Social Entrepreneurship, the Sharing Economy and Robots, as well as updates on the Crowdsourcing and Philanthropy trends from previous editions of TrendsWatch. Balancing the promise of big data, TrendsWatch 2014 looked at the privacy issues raised by our accelerating collection and sharing of data on every aspect of our lives. I’ve shared my utopian […]

Why is Smith Street important? (Nerd Nite Melbourne, 7PM, October 14)

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If you are free on the night of October 14, come to Mr Wows Emporium, 79B Smith Street, Fitzroy (upstairs), to Nerd Night Melbourne.  This is a night were specialists (nerds) talk about all sorts of subjects from environmental politics, moon-landing crafts, and pharmaceutical research. And on the night of October the 14th, I will be talking about the history of Smith Street, with two other speakers (on different subjects). Why is Smith Street important? […]

Free seminars from Collections Trust around England

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The Collections Trust Seminars London | Manchester | Brighton | York | Exeter | Colchester #ctskills The Collections Trust, with funding and support from Arts Council England, has developed a series of free seminars that will provide you with the know-how to improve the use of technology in your museum and assist you with your collections development strategy. The first seminar will take place in London on 6 October 2014. Book your free place now! Who should […]

CHI Fellowship Introduction: J. M. Bradshaw

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I study the history of greater Western Sahara, an area that stretches from southern Morocco to the upper reaches of the Senegal river. The project I plan to develop with Matrix through my CHI fellowship will take a broad look at the African Islamic World as it appears in Anglophone media. I will present the relationship between the Anglophone world and Islamic Africa. I will also explore the different ways Anglophone art, and literature have […]

You’re bringing whiteboard markers to a gun fight

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I’ve talked about this in the past. Both the positive impact of technology on learning and the ability of tech to create distracted students who have difficulty thinking deeply. I admit I’m still torn. I get it from both sides – many of my colleagues are strong supporters of tech in the classroom, of back channels, of hashtags during instruction.  And I would probably fall on that side of the argument. I do multiple tech […]

Remedying the Plight of the Archaeological Technician

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I’ve been keeping a keen eye on the Facebook Group “North American Archaeological Tech Forum”. Conversations on there are lively and cover a lot of relevant topics that matter to cultural resource management archaeologists across the country. One particular conversation regarding professionalism has sent some shockwaves through the group, garnering over 120 comments since August […] (0)

Open Access Archaeology Digest #542

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Open Access (free to read) archaeology articles for everyone: Excavations at Mumrills Roman Fort, 1958-60http://bit.ly/1d0D3Vx Interview with Mike Parker Pearsonhttp://bit.ly/1uPdY5J Report on a large hoard of Anglo-Saxon Pennies, in Silver, found in the Island of Islay;http://bit.ly/10wo106 Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

The Moral Role of DH in a Data-Driven World

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A transcript of Scott Weingart’s closing keynote address at the 2014 Digital Humanities Forum in Lawrence, Kansas. The address discusses morality and ethics in network analysis and the role/responsibility of the humanities http://www.scottbot.net/HIAL/?p=40944 (0)

First Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Awards Presented

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15 Sep 2014 Prof. William Kretzschmar, Jr. presented the Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen awards for best poster by a young scholar at the Methods in Dialectology XV banquet on Thurs. Aug. 14, 2014. The prize competition and reception were generously sponsored by the Alliance for Digital Humanities Organizations and was open to students or scholars whose Ph.D. was earned less than three years earlier. The choice was determined by a three-member jury, chaired by Bill Kretzschmar, […]

Open Access Ancient Law Journals

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These are the open access eJournals focused on ancient law of which I am aware.  Are there others?  Please let me know. Byblos: Revista de Historiografía Histórico-Jurídica Dike: Rivista di Storia del Diritto Greco ed Ellenistico  Diritto@Storia: Rivista Internazionale di Scienza Giuridiche e Tradizione Romano Forum Historiae Iuris Iura Orientalia: Rassegna Scientifica on-line sui Diritti Orientali Antichi e Moderni Ius Antiquum / Ivs Antiqvvm = Drevnee Pravo Jahrbücher für historische und dogmatische Bearbeitung des römischen […]

Scientists report first semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus

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Enormous predator was over 9 feet longer than largest Tyrannosaurus Rex. On Thursday scientists unveiled what appears to be the first truly semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. New fossils of the massive Cretaceous-era predator expose that it adapted to life in the water some 95 million years ago, providing the most compelling evidence to date of a dinosaur able to live and hunt in an aquatic environment. The fossils also indicate that Spinosaurus was the largest […]

Apps for Europe looks for the best open data apps

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By Milena Popova, Senior marketing specialist at Europeana Europeana and our partner project Apps4Europe invite developers, startups and companies that use open data to join the project’s online competition and win a spot at the International Business Lounge Future Everything conference on 26 and 27 February 2015 in Manchester (UK). Apps4Europe is a support network that provides tools to transform open data app prototypes into viable businesses. The project started in February 2013 and brings […]

EUDAT News bullettin – September 2014

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EUDAT Conference and EUDAT Training Session at ISC Big Data 2014 In this issue of the EUDAT news bulletin we bring you the latest updates about the EUDAT conference, which takes place at De Meervaart Conference Centre, Amsterdam from 24-25 September, as well as information about an exclusive EUDAT training session on 30 September, co-located with ISC Big Data 2014. Continue reading → (0)

E-Space friends: Remnant Dance

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their vision is to image: ‘The Greeting’ choreographed by Lucinda Coleman. Remnant Dance is a Perth-­‐based collective of performing artists with a vision to “create, make, connect” through creative practice and professional arts performance. Continue reading → (0)

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