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Europeana and European Parliament join forces to mark events that shaped Europe

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WW1 and the fall of the Iron Curtain, two events that shaped the Europe we know today will be commemorated at the European Parliament in unique style. A family history roadshow, digitising personal memorabilia of MEPs for these two seminal periods of European history, is taking place in the Parliament. On 2 and 3 December, Shaping Europe will mark the centenary commemoration of WW1 and the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain. […]



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Museums may have multi-sensory translation soon

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DOHA: A research will begin soon to examine the possibility of introducing multi-sensory translation at museums.Multi-sensory translation provides service, where people can smell and touch things and feel and taste them. It will give accessibility for people with special needs.The project by the Audio Visual Faculty. See it on Scoop.it, via eMuseums Eye



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Still learning to listen: Still listening to learn

Today a bunch of educators, museum folks, teachers and assorted others that form our much-loved Coalition of Knowledge Building Schools met to look back and look forward to celebrate transformative practices in the classroom and beyond. A range of speakers presented their work with the Coalition and how it has impacted on all those who […]



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Open Access Archaeology Digest #613

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Get some Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles here: A Runic Fragment at Leekhttp://bit.ly/108r4tb Carved Oak Panels formerly at Greenlaw, Kirkcudbrighthttp://bit.ly/173MKRo Description of the Interior of a Chamber in a Castlehttp://bit.ly/17Vrl9P Il castellum aquae di Porta Romana ad Ostia. http://bit.ly/1zPtOQQ Notices of St Palladius’ Chapel, and of a Coffin-Slab, at Fordoun.http://bit.ly/Y4rQwg Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK



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Neri Oxman & Team Utilize Stratasys’ Triple-Jetting Technology to Create “Wearable Skins” with Stellar Inspiration

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Neri Oxman. (Photo by Tom Allen) Neri Oxman is an architect, professor, and designer with an impressive CV. She directs the Mediated Matter design research group at MIT Media Lab, where her group researches and applies knowledge in various fields to comprehensive product and architectural design. She has won a fairly staggering amount of awards for her work and has exhibited her works in museums across the world.  She has works in the permanent collections […]



Sarah Anderson

Graphite: Your search is over

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Looking for a handy site that helps you locate useful apps, games, and websites that also provides ratings and reviews? That also includes teacher feedback? That has awesome search and sorting functions? That organizes all of its goodies by Common Core – giving you the chance to find activities aligned to ELA literacy standards for history? Then, yes. You are in the right place. What you’re looking for is called Graphite . . . a free service […]



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CFP: Women's History in the Digital World 2015 (Deadline 1/16/2015)

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Women’s History in the Digital World 2015, the second conference of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education, will be held on the campus of Bryn Mawr College on May 21-22.



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Can penguins tell us how far the Cretaceous diving bird Hesperornis wandered?

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Don’t mess with Hesperornis. It was a flightless, aquatic Cretaceous bird that measured up to six feet long, had a beak lined with sharp teeth, and was partially responsible for the downfall of at least one scientific career*. It superficially resembled a loon or a penguin–unlike penguins, though, Hesperornis probably propelled itself using its feet rather than its stumpy wings. Hesperornis also had a wide range–fossils within North America are known from Arkansas up to the Arctic Circle. Even during […]



Andrew Farke

Free online archaeology course starting now

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Coursera has a vast amount of interesting topics taught by some great lecturers and tutors. An archaeology course, which I think I have mentioned before, started again yesterday. This course is called “Recovering the Humankind’s Past and Saving the Universal Heritage” and can be accessed here. The course consists of the following sections: The recovery of the human past and the protection of the universal heritage The birth of archaeology and its role in the contemporary […]



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New agreement: Faculty collection from the Oregon College of Art and Craft

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Artstor and Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) are collaborating to release approximately 300 images of art from their faculty collection in the Digital Library. Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) has earned a reputation as a leading college of art and craft in the United States. Known for its exceptional faculty of artists and makers, the uniquely small, mentor-based community is comprised of approximately 200 students who pursue full-time BFA, MFA, or certificate degree programs, in […]



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New agreement: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Collection

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The Artstor Digital Library and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are collaborating to share 7,000 images of works from the UWM Art Collection. The UWM Art Collection encompasses 7,600 objects – western and non-western art, ancient to contemporary. Areas of special strength include prints from the 15th to 20th century, Greek and Russian Icons, American folk art, and ethnographic collections of Africa and Oceania. The Blanche and Henry Rosenberg Collection of Modern Art is an impressive grouping of […]



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IST-Africa 2015 Conference

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Lilongwe, Malawi, 5 – 8 May 2015 Hosted by the Government of Malawi through the National Commission for Science and Technology, Supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission, IST-Africa 2015 will take place in Lilongwe from 05 – 08 May 2015. The scientific programme for IST-Africa 2015 is based on an open Call for Papers whose deadline is December 19th, 2014. Continue reading →



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RINAP: The Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period

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[First posted in AWOL 16 July 2011. Most recently updated 25 November 2014]  The Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period Numerous royally commissioned texts were composed between 744 BC and 669 BC, a period during which Assyria became the dominant power in southwestern Asia. Six hundred to six hundred and fifty such inscriptions are known today. The Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period (RINAP) Project, under the direction of Professor Grant Frame of the University […]



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Museums Computer Group Conference – Museums beyond the Web

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This year’s Museums Computer Group Conference Museums Beyond the Web was based at the Natural History Museum. It covered a range of ‘Digital’ topics from exploring Google Glass in a … Continue reading →



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