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CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES @ Euromed International Conference 2014


Limassol, 3-8 November 2014 CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES will participate the workshop “The Digitization Age: Mass Culture is Quality Culture. Challenges for Cultural Heritage and Society”, organised by Promoter Srl, with a presentation of its objectives and expected outcomes. Continue reading → (0)

What's Coming Up, What Happened, How Can I Help, and What the Heck is this E-Blast For, Anyway?


Like a lot of organizations, our museum sends out a weekly email to folks who are interested in upcoming events, exhibitions, and happenings at our museum. We are sensitive to keeping it short, interesting, and readable. We mostly focus on sharing what exhibitions are on and which events are coming up that week. Just the facts, ma’am. At the same time, we generate some pretty great digital documentation (mostly photos and videos) from recent events. This […]

Two ancient Maya cities discovered in the jungle of southeastern Mexico


In the tropical forest of central Yucatan peninsula, two large Maya sites have been discovered by an archaeological expedition led by Ivan Šprajc, of the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU). While not very far from the modern towns of Xpujil and Zoh Laguna, in the southeastern part of the Mexican state of Campeche, the two sites are located in the northern zone of the depopulated and hardly accessible […]

Mobile Google upgrade: Slides for iOS completes the trifecta


Yeah, I know. Not the most engaging title. But it’s been a busy day so . . . just a little brain dead. But not so dead that I can’t appreciate the coolness of the latest update from Google. Back in the day of the first iPad and even into the iPad 2, Google Docs wasn’t really an option. Stuff didn’t work well on the browser version and there wasn’t an usable app. But over […]

Jew and Judean: A Forum on Politics and Historiography in the Translation of Ancient Texts


Jew and Judean: A Forum on Politics and Historiography in the Translation of Ancient Texts August 26, 2014 Have scholars erased the Jews from Antiquity? The Marginalia Review of Books aims to host conversations about serious books and important ideas. Taking advantage of the opportunities supplied by new media, we are providing space for constructive debates on the questions that shape how we understand the world. Adele Reinhartz’s essay in MRB on June 24 set off a vibrant discussion in the comments section and in the MRB editors’ inboxes. […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #522


Todays Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: The Aucissa Fibulae Notes on Broughton Church How the Elephant became a Bishop: An Enquiry into the Origin of the Names of Chess Pieces Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: (0)

High Speed 3D Scanners Tethered to Conveyor Belts, Robots and Drones Coming Next Year


If you have ever had the opportunity to pay a visit to the Smithsonian Museums in Washington D.C. you likely understand how valuable our past, the history of mankind, and our planet, can be on today’s world. It’s not just the Smithsonian Museums though. There are thousands of museums across the globe, housing hundreds of millions of artifacts, dating back hundreds of millions of years. Museums act as a way to safeguard these artifacts from […]

MediaLab Intern Spotlight: Exploring Algorithms in Islamic Art through Augmented Reality


Former MediaLab Interns Betty Quinn and Sarah Wever discuss their project, which uses multiple open-source platforms to create digital art based on geometric patterns found in Islamic art. (0)

Now available: Art Gallery of Ontario


Théodore Géricault, Scene from the Race of the Barberi Horses. Image and original data provided by the Art Gallery of Ontario; Image © Art Gallery of Ontario. Artstor and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) are now sharing more than 300 images from the Gallery’s permanent collection in the Digital Library. The AGO will eventually contribute selections from their Prints and Drawings collection, which covers the history of Western drawing and printmaking from 1400 […]

Now available: Amon Carter Museum of American Art


Louise Nevelson, Untitled [1], 1967, Amon Carter Museum of American Art. © 2012 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Artstor and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art are now sharing nearly 3,000 images in the Digital Library. The collection includes a substantial number of works from the museum’s Artists Archives, which consist of the archival collections of eight prominent American photographers of the twentieth century: Clara Sipprell (1885-1975), Erwin […]

Open Access Manuscripts Library: St. Cyril and Methodius Digital Library


“The digitalization of valuable materials from the St. St. Cyril and Methodius National Library collections started in 2006. In autumn 2007 these digital images became accessible for users through the library’s website. By the beginning of 2014 have been digitalized and included in the Digital Library nearly 330 000 files – manuscripts, old printed books, unpublished documents from the Bulgarian Historical Archive and Oriental Department, portraits and photos, graphical and cartographical editions, Bulgarian newspapers and […]

The Fouad Debbas Collection: assessment and digitisation of a precious private collection. Photographs from Maison Bonfils (1867-1910s), Beirut, Lebanon


The Fouad Debbas Collection: assessment and digitisation of a precious private collection. Photographs from Maison Bonfils (1867-1910s), Beirut, LebanonBritish Library Endangered Archives Programme The aim of this project is to clean, list, index, catalogue and digitise a collection of 3,000 photographs produced in the Middle East by the Maison Bonfils, from 1867 to the 1910s. The 3,000 items consist of albumen prints gathered in albums and portfolios, glass plates, stereos, cabinet cards and cartes de […]

Won’t you be my neighbor?


By the time this post goes up, session submission for AAM 2015 will have closed. I’ve had a hard time keeping up with all the great proposals streaming into the site and look forward to seeing how many match topics on mywish list. You don’t have to wait until Atlanta for inspirational stories of museums working for social justice—CFM will continue to feature related stories leading up to the meeting. This week, Melissa Prycer, President […]

Dora Gabe, Bulgarian poet and social activist


Dora and her sister Bela. Varna Public Library, CC0. Today is the 126th birth anniversary of Bulgarian poet, children’s writer and social activist Dora Gabe (26 August 1888 – 16 November 1983). Not much information in English exists about this prolific writer. The child of a Russian immigrant, she was born and raised in Dobrogea, Bulgaria. She wrote poetry for adults and children, short stories, travel pieces and essays.  Her poems are still taught in schools in Bulgaria. […] - Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy