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Open Access Archaeology Digest #497

Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles for anyone and everyone: Native California Women as Cultural Mediatorshttp://bit.ly/1m6BANR The water-supply of the Roman Fort at Lynehttp://bit.ly/175WdmV Take Figys, and grynd hem welhttp://bit.ly/1fDyf7z Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK


First publication of software for HMT services

In February, we announced the first publication of the HMT project’s archival data. Today, we are releasing the first published version of hmt-digital, a java servlet providing digital services for working with the project archive. Version 1.0 is now installed at http://www.homermultitext.org/hmt-digital, where you can routinely expect to find the currently published services using the currently published version of the data archive. We continue to run a test site at http://beta.hpcc.uh.edu/tomcat/hmt-digital/. The test set normally […]

Neel Smith

The Complete Gentleman – Johann Ludwig von Wallmoden-Gimborn


  Fig. 1 Hanover, Schloss Herrenhausen, c.1640-1943, rebuilt 2013 in its Neoclassicist appearance conducted by Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves in 1818. By Andrea M. Gáldy – The Hanoverians on Britain’s Throne 1714-1837. A series of exhibitions at Schloss Herrenhausen and other venues, Hanover and Lower Saxony, 17 May to 5 October 2014, www.royals-aus-hannover.de Ralf Bormann, “The Art Collection of Count Johann Ludwig von Wallmoden-Gimborn”, in Katja Lembke (ed.), The Hanoverians on Britain’s Throne 1714–1837. Catalogue […]


Open Osteological Data – Two Imperial Roman Cemetery Populations


Open Osteological Data – Two Imperial Roman Cemetery Populations 7/31/2014 Kristina Killgrove 1 comment I defended my dissertation, Migration and Mobility in Imperial Rome, four years ago.  Because of my interest in open access and because my NSF grant required a data access statement, I’ve been thinking for four years about how best to open up all the data I collected. At first, I was worried about opening up the data because I wanted to […]

Charles Jones

Tip of the Week: 5 ways to start the year


I hate to be the one to bring this up but . . . mmm . . . school starts soon. I know many of you are going back to classrooms next week with kids making their appearance soon after. And it’s always nice to have a few tips and tricks in your backpack to start off the school year. What discipline-specific activities work best for kicking off the year? So today? The fifth annual […]


Framed 2.0: A digital frame that responds to gestures and voices


Innovative design for displaying digital artwork at home Framed 2.0 is a new Kickstarter project by FRM. Though it may appear to work similarly to other digital screens that project artwork for home use, such as Artkick, Framed 2.0 it incorporates features that set it apart from most other digital frames on the market. The frame is integrated with smartphones and capable of showing both static and moving images, including GIFs. It also responds to […]


Computational Linguistics & Social Media Data: An Interview with Bryan Routledge


Bryan Routledge, Associate Professor of Finance, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. 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 last week. This is part of an ongoing series of interviews Julia is conducting to better understand the kinds of born-digital primary sources […]

Trevor Owens

The image bank HeidICON


The image bank HeidICON The image  bank HeidICON is a valuable gratis pictorial resource for students and professionals alike. Since inception of the image pools generated by the field operations of Heidelberg University, it has grown rapidly. HeidICON includes images surrounding the Heidelberg field-work in South Asia, Yemen, Oman and most recently, Tigray, Ethiopia. These are only a small part of this data archive. You can call up HeidICON with your browser in English language […]

Charles Jones

Top 5 Public Domain Works in Europeana

By Neil Bates, Marketing Specialist at Europeana. July might be over, but we are not done talking about the public domain – not just yet. Lots of our users are taking advantage of the options available at Europeana.eu to search specifically for works that are in the public domain. But, which public domain works are the most popular? Image: Map of Europe in 1860. Edward Stanford. Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen (Public Domain). After the great […]

Neil Bates

Personal branding for archaeologists, Part I

When I first started blogging, I Googled myself just to see what type of information about me was floating around the internet. My name is extremely generic. There are probably over a million William White’s in the United States. This country has always had a lot of Bill White’s. There was a William White among […]


Mappable places in Pleiades for Google Earth

All the mappable places in Pleiades (more than 30,000) in a single file for viewing in Google Earth (or reuse/remixing under terms of our Creative Commons license). Via Sean Gillies and Tom Elliott Mappable places in Pleiades kml file

Charles Jones

Open Access Archaeology Digest #496

Open Access (free to read) articles on archaeology: Metropolis in Mayfair?http://bit.ly/1pJrkfG A Cross-Slab found at St John’s Chapel, Canisbay, Caithness.http://bit.ly/172kk4K The excavation of a Quaker burial ground, 84 London Road, Kingston upon Thameshttp://bit.ly/YXKzed An inscribed stone from Burton Dassett, Warwickshirehttp://bit.ly/11e9O8p Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK


Another View of Ghost Towns, Process and Product


My colleague Prof. Cindy Prescott generously offered this response to the my conversations with Troy Larson.  Bill’s previous blog post and Troy’s response raise interesting questions about intellectual property and the relationship between academic and public history. Many researchers in the hard sciences worry constantly about being “scooped.” Historians (and people in the humanities in general) tend to worry far less about this, since we tend to be pursuing lines of inquiry that interest each […]

Bill Caraher
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