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Coptic Bibliographies


Coptic Bibliographies The bibliographies listed below are the result of teaching Coptic history and language here at Macquarie. Their aim is to introduce students to an area of study. First Millennium BibliographyAn overview of Egyptian history and culture in the First Millennium CE. Coptic Language BibliographyA bibliography of the Coptic language with a focus on the Sahidic dialect. Coptic Dialects BibliographyA bibliography of the other regional forms of the Coptic language excluding Sahidic Coptic. Coptic […]



And thirdly, the code is more what you’d call “guidelines” than actual rules. — Captain Barbossa, Pirates of the Caribbean I’ve spent the last few hours of work on our Integrating Digital Epigraphies (IDEs) project writing some code to parse epigraphic citations into their component parts. Citations are the connective tissue of humanities scholarship, so by turning them into machine-actionable links, we can start to align different projects, and to bring together in one place the […]

Tourists, Travellers, and Hotels in Nineteenth-Century Jerusalem


Tourists, Travellers, and Hotels in Nineteenth-Century Jerusalem: Palestine exploration Fund annuals, Volume 11 edited by Shimon Gibson, Yoni Shapira and Rupert L. Chapman III (Leeds, UK: Maney Publishing, 2013), 304 pp., $78 (hardcover) Reviewed by Nitza Rosovsky Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt at the dawn of the 19th century rekindled Europe’s interest in the East. The Scientific and Artistic Commission that followed the emperor continued to publish the multivolume Description de L’Egypt long after Napoleon’s defeat, […]

Excavating the Bible


Excavating the Bible: New Archaeological Evidence for the Historical Reliability of Scripture Yitzhak Meitlis (Savage, MD: Eshel Books, 2012), 400 pp., $32.95 (hardcover) Reviewed by Itzhaq Shai In this book, a professor at Herzog College in Israel with a doctorate in archaeology from Tel Aviv University explores the correlation between archaeological finds and the Biblical narrative. The author’s position is quite clear: He “believes that no substantive contradiction exists between the two fields.” Meitlis seeks […]

Facilitating Creative Learning (for Professionals): More Notes on MuseumCamp


Last week, I wrote about MuseumCamp, the annual professional development event we hold in Santa Cruz. MuseumCamp is a playful, intense, spirited 3-day adventure in which small teams of diverse professionals do a rapid-fire project together on a theme. Last week, I focused on the 2014 theme (social impact assessment) and the many creative evaluation projects produced by campers. This week, I want to share a bit about the behind-the-scenes of MuseumCamp. While MuseumCamp is […]

Jobs: H-Net Postings for the Digital Humanities 4 August – 11 August


The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from  4 August2014 to 11 August 2014. These job postings are included here based onthe categories selected by the list editors for H-Announce. See theH-Net Job Guide website at for moreinformation. DIGITAL HUMANITIES Max Planck Institute for the History of Science – Research ITDeveloper (full time, TVoD E14). The position will be for one yearwith possibility of extension. (0)

Put cultural heritage in the hands of the public


Sharing is Caring is an important anthology of essays and lectures on openness and sharing in the cultural heritage sector that was published earlier this year. In light of our recent #PublicDomainMonth campaign, it brings forth many voices and arguments for leaving the public to care for our heritage, as they are the ones who sustain our institutions and keep organisations such as Europeana relevant. The public cares when cultural heritage belongs to them, is […]

Netnography and Digital Records: An Interview with Robert Kozinets


Robert V. Kozinets, professor of marketing at York University in Toronto The following is a guest post from Julia Fernandez, this year’s NDIIPP Junior Fellow. Julia has a background in American studies and working with folklife institutions and worked on a range of projects leading up to CurateCamp Digital Culture in July. This is part of a series of interviews Julia conducted to better understand the kinds of born-digital primary sources folklorists, and others interested […]

Wordless Wednesday: Teetering on the Brink


#Apocalypse #DesignFiction Follow the link in the photo caption to find out more. You can find more glimpses of the future (and links to associated articles) on CFM’s Pinterest Boards.  (0)

Crowdsourcing … and how to do it


Originally posted on Museum Network Warwickshire: Webinar advice from Jisc Jisc Digital Mediais pleased to announce a free online webinar on 12th September 2014 at 11.30am. (PS Jisc is a university /higher education based official community)  The webinar focusing on Crowdsourcing will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from two current crowdsourcing projects: 1. The Bentham Archive 2. Museum of London Mia Ridge, PhD researcher from the Open University will also be speaking on […]

News from Répertoire onomastique of the Hittites


Announced today by Update of Répertoire onomastique of the Hittites. This is the last edition in the old fashion. The next one will be fully integrated into the database system and it will allow searches in combination with the Konkordanz. – introduction I) les noms écrits phonétiquement II) les noms contenant un idéogramme(avec l’éventuel renvoi à la forme phonétique correspondante lorsqu’elle est attestée sous 1) III) noms fragmentaires III.1.)incomplets III.2)acéphales III.3) contenant un théophore […]

Forest fire tracking with Landsat-8


On July 31st a forest fire broke out in the Swedish county of Västmanland. The fire was quite large by Swedish standards covering an area described as 10 x 15 kilometres. There is, to date, one confirmed death. The fire required a intensive response by the emergency services. It is located close to villages and towns and could not be allowed to spread out of control. Firefighters from the Stockholm region were deployed to assist […]

Improving search across languages


By David Haskiya, Europeana’s Product Development Manager At, we have content described in about 30-40 languages – all the languages of Europe and then some! This poses a huge challenge in developing our search function, as the user’s search keywords must match the words in an item’s description to get a ´hit´. If it doesn’t, it ‘misses’. Some examples: A search for Marc Antony would ‘miss’ an item about Marcus Antonius, a search for […]



Hi all, this fast post is intended to be an overview of the new open source software Polygontool, an application our friend +Szabolcs Köllö (aka +keulemaster) developed for Arc-Team. This tool is helping us in defining an automatic data processing protocol, in order to directly convert raw data files (collected with RTK GPS or total station during survey campaigns) into GIS readable formats. Currently the tool is under an hard test phase, being used during […] - Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy