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Bursaries available The Connected Past London

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Just a few more weeks until the next Connected Past conference! The programme is finished and again covers a good range of topics presented by scholars from different disciplines, all discussing the overlap between archaeological challenges and complexity and network science. Registration is still open so don’t hesitate to register soon. We also encourage UK-based researchers […] (0)

Open Access Archaeology Digest #521

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Open Access (free to read) articles: Notice of Ancient Legal Documents (Lay and Ecclesiastical) preserved among the Public Records of Shetland.http://bit.ly/14sFwDO Notice sur la vie de Jean Ramsay de Saint Andrew, en Ecosse, Professeur a l’Universite de Turin, et Medecin de Charles III., Duc de Savoie. Avec Pieces Justificatives.http://bit.ly/Y4rQwg The moat at Carew Manor, Beddingtonhttp://bit.ly/XMR6JS Notice of the Discovery of the Remains of an Earth-house at Barnhill, Perth.http://bit.ly/11PmW5E Notes of a small Cemetery of Cists […]

Open Access Journal: Bulletin for Biblical Research (BBR)

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[First posted in AWOL 1 November 2009. Updated 25 August 2014] Bulletin for Biblical Research (BBR)ISSN: 1065-223X  For over 30 years, the Institute for Biblical Research has offered to evangelical biblical scholars and Ph.D. students a venue for creative, reflective and serious biblical scholarship. One might not have suspected such an auspicious outcome back in 1970, when a few biblical scholars gathered for lunch during the SBL meeting in New York. The meeting was called […]

QGIS 2.6 – Sneak Peak

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The release of QGIS 2.6 is planned for October 24, but you don’t have to wait to test new functions in development. In this post I’ll look closer on two new features that in my mind will make GIS life easier, even if some improvements should be made with the first of the new features described here. Independent Grid (Print Composer) To me, this is proof that you can change things by reporting bugs and […]

D3.js mapping tutorial 1: set up an initial webmap

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This is the first digital-geography.com tutorial for setting up an initial webmap with D3.js-JavaScript library by Mike Bostock. I see two great advantages in mapping with D3.js. The first is its picture based map output as svg (or canvas), which doesn’t need an additional map-framework á la leaflet. The second good thing is, you can combine your project easily with thousands of D3.js-libary functions and other great web- and -styling techniques. In order to show […]

Barrington Atlas Application mentioned in the New York Times

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The New York Times has favorably reviewed the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World for the iPad. You can read the review here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/books/review/gateways-to-the-classical-world.html (0)

Open Access Journal: Arkeometri Sonuçları Toplantıları

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 [First posted in AWOL 18 March 2011, updated 25 August 2014] Arkeometri Sonuçları ToplantılarıISSN: 1017-7671 01. Arkeometri Sonuçları Toplantısı [1985] 02. Arkeometri Sonuçları Toplantısı [1986] 03. Arkeometri Sonuçları Toplantısı [1987] 04. Arkeometri Sonuçları Toplantısı [1988] 05. Arkeometri Sonuçları Toplantısı [1989] 06. Arkeometri Sonuçları Toplantısı [1990] 07. Arkeometri Sonuçları Toplantısı [1991] 08. Arkeometri Sonuçları Toplantısı [1992] 09. Arkeometri Sonuçları Toplantısı [1993] 10. Arkeometri Sonuçları Toplantısı [1994] 11. Arkeometri Sonuçları Toplantısı [1995] 12. Arkeometri Sonuçları Toplantısı [1996] […]

What Do You Do With 100 Million Photos? David A. Shamma and the Flickr Photos Dataset

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David Ayman Shamma, a scientist and senior research manager with Yahoo Labs and Flickr. Photo from xeeliz on Flickr. Every day, people from around the world upload photos to share on a range of social media sites and web applications. The results are astounding; collections of billions of digital photographs are now stored and managed by several companies and organizations. In this context, Yahoo Labs recently announced that they were making a data set of […]

EUDAT News bullettin – July & August 2014

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Exploring data infrastructures for Horizon2020 and beyond Welcome to the July-August 2014 edition of the EUDAT News Bulletin! These short email bulletins are sent monthly to keep the community updated about the latest news and developments from EUDAT. Continue reading → (0)

Planting a Cretaceous Pond, South American Edition

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If you close your eyes and visualize Mesozoic foliage, a few particular types of plants might spring to mind. There are probably some palm trees, a few ferns, a cycad (“sago palm”) or two, and if you are particularly in-the-know, a handful of monkey puzzles in the background. Just add dinosaur? Today’s monkey puzzle trees are a common (and not entirely unreasonable) trope in Mesozoic reconstructions. Photo by Scott Zona, CC-BY. Of course, this only […]

Europeana Fashion’s Tumblr page has a new look

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By Gabrielle de Pooter, Communication Advisor Online Media Europeana Fashion Project For over a year, the Europeana Fashion Tumblr blog has been showcasing monthly curations from Europe’s top fashion-and costume collections. Partners in the Europeana Fashion project make a special selection of images and video from their collections, some of which have never been shown before, from historic costumes to contemporary dresses. So far, there have been 18 distinct curations on the Tumblr blog, representing […]

Digital project to encourage the public to P(AR)take in contemporary dance

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South African augmented reality and digital archive of contemporary dance Jeannette Ginslov, academic, dancer and choreographer, has launched an innovative new project that is at once an augmented reality and digital archive of contemporary dance. The project, entitled P(AR)take, forms part of the 40th National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa and is the first of its kind in the country. Continue reading → (0)

Writing and Publishing

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I’ve spent a good bit of time this past month preparing the Punk Archaeology volume for publication (hopefully within the next week or so) and laying out the volume dedicated to a series of short posts from last year’s 3D Thursday series of blog posts. At the same time, I was thinking about this year’s series of posts on craft and archaeology, and it occurred to me that the process of managing a book from […]

Introducing the EUHeritageTOUR project

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By the EUHeritageTOUR project team    Europe’s cultural heritage is unique. Its abundance and diversity are testimonies of a rich past, as well as the foundation of a common future. European cultural heritage is widely recognised as a vehicle for cultural identity and EUheritage TOUR wants to put this on a pedestal. Europeana is one of the project partners. More specifically, EUHeritageTOUR is focused on Europe’s World Heritage sites, recognised by Unesco for their outstanding […]

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