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Friday links: forged pictures and old jokes

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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 we’ve been reading this week: Art comes to life In Orange County there are few traditions as long-running as the Pageant of the Masters, a two-month-long display devoted to “living pictures” in which costumed actors pose as well-known works of art. Here’s why it’s worth a serious look. And from living pictures we […]

A library without books

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in Florida, it was recently inaugurated a bookless university library There are other advantages in having only ebooks. The archive consists of about 135,000 ebooks, and funds are available for acquiring, on demand, new e-texts that are not present yet in the library; in a physical library with shelves and pyles of volumes, to have such a richness and amount of books would not be possible – and next to that, search and retrieval of […]

Announcing the Arethusa Annotation Framework

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Developers Gernot Höflechner, Robert Lichtensteiner and Christof Sirk, in collaboration with the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts (via the Libraries and the Transformation of the Humanities and Perseids projects) and the University of Leipzig’s Open Philology Project, have released Arethusa, a framework for linguistic annotation and curation. Arethusa was inspired by and extends the goals of the Alpheios Project, to provide a highly configurable, language-independent, extensible infrastructure for close-reading, annotation, curation and exploration of open-access […]

Digital Humanities and the Ancient World

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Digital Humanities and the Ancient World Biblical Archaeology Society Staff   •  08/13/2014 What would happen if the Pope’s library were accidentally burnt? How can we reconstruct and visualize ancient and medieval pilgrimage routes? Technology is changing the way we study and preserve texts and artifacts. In a series of web-exclusive articles written by scholars engaged in the Digital Humanities, learn how this growing field of study is helping to analyze textual and archaeological data—and […]

IMLS Funds New Partnership Between Open Exhibits & Omeka

We are excited to announce a new partnership between The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University,  Ideum  (makers of Open Exhibits)  and the University of Connecticut’s Digital Media Center. Our organizations have been awarded a National Leadership Grant for Museums from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences to extend two open museum platforms: Open Exhibits and Omeka.  (A full list of awardees can be found on the IMLS website.) The project is called Omeka […]

Opening up access to historic audiovisual collections

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Digitised content – whether images, audio or audiovisual – can have a significant role to play in almost any teaching and learning environment, by helping to support students in comprehending and retaining information. The current trend for digitising archived material is helping to broaden access to once unknown and un-shareable materials even further, extending their potential as learning aids.a lot of the materials currently held by institutions are often in analogue formatIn the UK we […]

New high-resolution satellite image analysis: 5 of 6 Syrian World Heritage sites ‘exhibit significant damage’

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In war-torn Syria, five out of six World Heritage sites now “exhibit significant damage” and some structures have even been “reduced to rubble”, according to new high-resolution satellite image analysis conducted by the nonprofit, nonpartisan American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).   The AAAS analysis, offering the first comprehensive look at the extent of the damage to Syria’s precious cultural heritage sights, was completed in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Museum of […]

Transfer gallery in Brooklyn turns digital work into tangible art

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The anxiety of a digital world where art is no longer tangible Transfer, a new gallery that has just opened in Brooklyn, New York, has opened its doors to a group of digital artists in order to give them the space to recreate their intangible pieces on to real walls and into real objects. Continue reading → (0)

CfP: Open-access community storytelling (March 27-28, University of Leeds, UK)

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19 Sep 2014 Friday 27th – Saturday 28th March 2015 Stage@Leeds, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK This AHRC-funded conference and community showcase marks the climax of an eighteen-month multidisciplinary research project entitled Pararchive: Open Access Community Storytelling and the Digital Archive. The project seeks to build new interactive environments that explore issues of ownership, public and institutional relationships and provide tools for collaborative community research and creative expression using digital heritage resources. It was motivated […]

Seminar: Introducing Paper Machines (IHR London, 7 Oct 2014)

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The next Digital History Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research (IHR) London will be held on Tuesday, 7 October 2014, at 5.15pm, in Room 208. Seminars are normally streamed live online. See the seminar blog for info. To keep in touch, follow the seminars on Twitter (@IHRDigHist) or at the hashtag #dhist. Introducing Paper MachinesJo Guldi (Brown University) (0)

Hello there! CHI Fellowship Intro: Jennifer A. Royston

My name is Jennifer A. Royston and I am very excited to be a CHI fellow this academic year. While I’m not ready to announce my project just yet, I do have some interesting ideas up my sleeve! Stayed tuned… I am a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of English. Before coming to MSU I earned an MA in ‘Shakespeare in History’ from University College London. And before that I taught high school English […]

The United Kingdom; a sense of place

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists – archaeological geomatics – the majick of spatial data in archaeology – archaeological information systems for the digital age: Slightly off topic… I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the goings on in Scotland; the referendum and the idea of independence. It’s been a hot topic on Twitter and Facebook and with many Scottish friends on both sides of the debate and with obvious ramifications for the UK as a whole, […]

Launch Is Just the Start: The Met App V.1.1

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Senior Mobile Manager Loic Tallon discusses the future of the Met App, which launched September 2. (0)

A bunch of clever writing prompts

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It’s been a bit hectic around here but I did run across a fun resource that listed a bunch of cool writing prompts. Buzzfeed has gathered the different ideas from around the web. And I want you to have them. Seriously. It’s my gift to you. So. Looking for some cool ways to unleash the creative side of your students? Go and check them out. When you’re done, head back here for a few I […]

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