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Research outcomes of multi-author collaboration using open data

Q: What do you get when you mix a room full of zooarchaeologists with 200,000 records from seventeen archaeological sites? A. An exercise in herding cats B. A research paper in PLoS ONE C. Both of the above For better or for worse, the answer, in this case, is “C. Both of the above.” In 2012, with support from the Encyclopedia of Life and the National Endowment for the Humanities, we brought a group of […]

Egyptology Books and Articles in PDF Online


 [First posted in AWOL 19 December 2013, updated 30 September 2014] Egyptology Books and Articles in PDF Online The world-wide-web is replete with links to Egyptological resources, and there are many pages of bibliography out there, of which the prime example is the Online Egyptological Bibliography. But as yet, none of the more systematic bibliographies are publishing links to the actual PDF files of books and articles which may be freely acquired online, although they […]

Connected Histories, Lunatic Asylums and Witches in Early Modern England


This review was kindly written for us by our intern Grace Karrachwood. My original intention was to use Connected Histories in order to research lunatic asylums during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as this is my dissertation topic and therefore I already hold some knowledge about it. In order to go about this I input the keyword ‘asylum’ and the dates 1700-01-01 – 1900-12-31, using the ‘simple search’ function and reviewed the 5 matching resources […]

Historical Maps, Topography, Into Minecraft: QGIS


Building your Minecraft Topography(An earlier version of this uses Microdem, which is just a huge page in the butt. I re-wrote this using Qgis, for my hist3812a students) If you are trying to recreate a world as recorded in a historical map, then modern topography isn’t what you want. Instead, you need to create a blank, flat world in Worldpainter, and then import your historical map as an overlay. In worldpainter, File >> New World. […]

CMME Final Exhibit Component


For the Creating Museum Media for Everyone (CMME) project, the team from the Museum of Science, Boston, aimed to develop a proof-of-concept exhibit component that used multisensory options to display data and whose components could be adapted into a basic toolkit for use by other museums. The development of this exhibit was kicked off with two back-to-back workshops featuring talks by experts in the field and working sessions to explore some possible directions for an […]

Secrets of Da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine Finally Revealed


A French scientist has revealed that the Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece was painted not in one, but in three clearly differentiated stages. See it on Scoop.it, via eMuseums Eye

E-Space friends: Decoda, artist led dance organisation


Decoda creates spaces for conversation, practice and community, offers residencies and curates workshop series, festivals and performance events. Decoda has supported the Dance E-Space Pilot since Summer 2014 by including us in the Summer Dancing Festival 2014. They have been instrumental in connecting the Pilot partners with various freelance artists, practitioners, teachers, learners and researchers. Decoda has played a crucial role in finding a range of content which the Pilot is now using to test […]

Contraceptives, buttons and much more


Written by – Ingeborg Verheul, Collection Manager – Library and Archive Atria Since a few years and to a growing extend, objects form an additional source for historical research. Digitisation makes the material easily accessible for research. The objects collection of Atria consists of over 1700 objects that are related with the Dutch and international women’s movements and women’s organisations. A number of objects come from personal archives of women who played an important role […]

What is the Fair Market Value of a Museum Job?


 Last week’s post on the Museum Sacrifice Measure generated a lot of discussion on Twitter, Facebook and in the Blog comment section. I recommend you go back and read that post before you read this one: I’m using today’s post to summarize and respond to some of the thoughts lobbed via social media, and since I’m jumping into the middle of the conversation it probably only makes sense read as part two. A number of […]

Wilkinson Egyptology Series Online


Wilkinson Egyptology Series Founded in 2013, the Wilkinson Egyptology Series is a peer-reviewed imprint of the UAEE. The series is open to proposals from all scholars in the field of Egyptology for publication of monographs, comprehensive site reports, conference proceedings, and other edited works. The goal of the Series is to assist scholars in bringing high-quality work to print quickly, through a review process akin to those of most major journals. After a period of […]

Online & offline panel: “Technology & Tradition: A Synergic Approach To Deciphering, Analyzing And Annotating Epigraphic Writings”


Dear colleagues, Tomorrow, at the École Normale Supérieure of Paris, the International Conference on Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World, organized by the EAGLE project(#eagle2014) will host the panel “Technology & Tradition: A Synergic Approach To Deciphering, Analyzing And Annotating Epigraphic Writings” Even if the issue of XML encoding will not be at the core of the discussion, it remains of strong interest for the TEI community and Digital […]

An important conference about creativity and digital cultural heritage


“Digital Cultural Content Re-imagined: New Avenues for the Economy and Society” is the opening event of Europeana Space project. Antonella Fresa, Technical Coordinator of Europeana Space project, says: “This is a golden opportunity for the creative industries, for the cultural institutions, for students and researchers, for anybody interested in the new scenario of digital cultural heritage. This is the occasion to learn what is happening in this sector: join us, follow us on our blog, […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #556


Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles for anyone and everyone: Lewis Binford and his moral majorityhttp://bit.ly/1kwhhwf On the Alien Priories in the Isle of Wight, and their seizure by Edward the Firsthttp://bit.ly/10HkEng Roll of the Communarius of the Convent of Norwich for the year 1327; supplemented by that of the Pitanciarius for the same yearhttp://bit.ly/12ONCoo Nalazi slavenske keramike s lokaliteta PodvrÅ¡je – Glavčine http://bit.ly/1pmxanA On some Brazilian Weapons, and other Articles.http://bit.ly/14W138q Learn more about […]

CFP: Latin Textual Criticism in the Digital Age


The Digital Latin Library, a joint project of the Society for Classical Studies, the Medieval Academy of America, and the Renaissance Society of America, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, announces a seminar on Latin textual criticism in the digital age. The seminar will take place on the campus of the University of Oklahoma, the DLL’s host institution, on June 25–26, 2015. We welcome proposals for papers on all subjects related to the […]

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