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The underwater forest of Lake Tovel

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As I wrote in a previous post, since 2005 Arc-Team is supporting Prof. Tiziano Camagna and Andrea Forti in their exploration of the underwater forest located in Tovel Lake (in Trentino – Italy). This project gave us some interesting data to test different techniques for underwater archeology, especially in the documentation field (like the use of SfM and IBM in extreme conditions). I already reported some results of our experiments in this post and today […]

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time: Ancient Greece

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BBC Radio 4: In Our Time Archive by Era: Ancient Greece Archimedes Melvyn Bragg discusses the Greek mathematician Archimedes and his famous cry of “eureka!” Aristotle’s Poetics Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aristotle’s Poetics. Aristotle’s Politics Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aristotle’s ‘Politics’. Averroes Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 12th century Islamic philosopher, Averroes. Comedy in Ancient Greek Theatre Melvyn Bragg explores comedy in Ancient Greek theatre including Aristophanes and Menander. Cultural Imperialism Melvyn […]

BOOK REVIEW: Donald R. Prothero about Grande, L. 2013. The Lost World of Fossil Lake: Snapshots from Deep Time – Chicago, University of Chicago Press

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PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, 11(1) (2014) Perhaps the greatest treasures in paleontology are not individual skeletons of spectacular dinosaurs, but the incredible treasure troves of fossils from the famous “Mother Lode” deposits of fossils known as Lagerstätten. There are about a dozen or so such famous localities around the world, where the fossils have undergone extraordinary preservation. Most preserve the animals in complete articulated state, undisturbed by scavengers and currents, and some even preserve […]

DC-2014 Special Session: RDF Application Profiles and Tools for Metadata Validation and Quality Control

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RDF Application Profiles and Tools for Metadata Validation and Quality Control Half-day Special Session @ DC-2014 Thursday, 9 October 2014 – 1:30-5:00 =============================================================== LOCATION: Austin, Texas, USA VENUE: AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center (http://www.meetattexas.com/) SESSION HOMEPAGE: http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/rdfAP CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2014 REGISTRATION: http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/index/pages/view/registration-2014 (Thursday day-rate option available) =============================================================== Session Abstract:  This session will focus on establishing requirements for implementing Application Profiles from the perspective of software developers. In particular, our interests include the requirements necessary for performing validation and quality checks […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #518

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Open Access (free to read) articles on archaeology: A 7th century Anglo-Saxon gold [and garnet] pendant from Glentham, Lincshttp://bit.ly/14PiJy8 The highland fringes as a key zone for prehistoric developments in Papua New Guinea – a progress reporthttp://bit.ly/1rqyrAp Additional Notices of Sir Peter Young.http://bit.ly/1a9CaZ9 Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

Call for at-risk collection-building proposals

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From James Shulman President, Artstor I’m writing to announce a call for collection building proposals focused on at-risk archives of individual scholars. The Artstor Digital Library includes many image collections from individual scholars who have built important archives in support of their work.  Now, we are launching a project to preserve and increase the availability of these at-risk collections by inviting the Visual Resources community, which supports many such scholars, to identify and submit proposals for […]

NETS: New English Translation of the Septuagint

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 [First posted in AWOL 11 October 2012, updated (corrections and emendations made in June 2014) 22 August 2014] NETS: New English Translation of the Septuagint This electronic edition contains the masters of the second printing of A New English Translation of the Septuagint, as published by Oxford University Press in 2009, including corrections and emendations made in the second printing (2009) and corrections and emendations made in June 2014. Corrections and Emendations corrections and emendations […]

Tip of the Week: Zaption and interactive videos

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I’ll be honest. I heard from a teacher in Medicine Lodge a few weeks ago about a tool called Zaption, promised myself that I’d check it out later, and then completely forgot all about. Then this morning, I get a promo email from the company detailing the tool’s “high-quality, ready-made content, intuitive interface, and rich analytics” and urging me to go to their site to learn more. So. Am feeling a bit unsettled. I get […]

t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology: "Excavating in Archives"

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t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology: “Excavating in Archives”   Somewhere in the mid-19th century, the word “Egyptology” was coined: The name connotes the scientific study of ancient Egyptian history, language, literature, religion, architecture and art from the 5th millennium BC until the end of the 4th century AD.  Some 165 years later, Egyptology has become part of history, and now there is a movement afoot to investigate and study its evolution. The t3.wy Project […]

Friday links

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org Some stories from around the Web that we’ve been reading this week: Unwitting models The New Yorker spoke to two of the women in Garry Winogrand’s famous “World’s Fair, New York City” (1964) about what it was like to be in an iconic photograph. The Winogrand retrospective is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until September […]

Things That Make a Vertebrate Paleontologist Weep with Joy

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Pity the poor invertebrate paleontologist, stuck with the dilemma of not knowing which fossil to measure first. Image by Mark Wilson, in the public domain. There are times when I really wish I were born an invertebrate paleontologist. For many of them*, a few kilograms of rock can contain dozens or even hundreds of specimens of a single species. This is awesome, because some of the best science happens with large sample sizes. The more […]

The re-use of digital cultural content in education, tourism and leisure

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By Maria Teresa Natale (ICCU, Italy) and Arlene Peukert (SPK, Germany) in cooperation with the European project AthenaPlus and the National Central Library of Rome The topic of re-use and exploitation of digital cultural heritage will be of central importance during an international conference taking place on the 2 October in Rome. This event, hosted by ICCU, is included in the official programme of the Italian Presidency and is organised in collaboration with the European […]

MATRIX Receives NEH Preservation & Access Grant for What America Ate Project

MATRIX has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation and Access Grant to digitize an array of materials related to food in the Great Depression. Working with Dr. Helen Veit in MSU’s Department of History and Dr. Peter Berg, head of the MSU Library’s Special Collections, and in partnership with the University of Michigan and Montana State University, MATRIX will create a digital archive that will be at a repository for an invaluable part […]

ARS ELECTRONICA 2014

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Linz, 4-9 September 2014 The 2014 Ars Electronica Festival is set for September 4-8. This year’s theme is “C … what it takes to change” an inquiry into the prerequisites and framework conditions necessary to enable social innovation and renewal to emerge and make … Continue reading → (0)

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