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Research Data, the Humanities, and the First Four Centuries of Print


Research Data, the Humanities, and the First Four Centuries of Print Gregory Crane (gcrane2008@gmail.com) (Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Digital Humanities at Universität Leipzig & Professor of Classics and Winnick Family Chair of Technology and Entrepreneurship at Tufts University) November 2014 I am writing about the critical importance of research data as a topic for humanists — we cannot flourish in a digital age unless we are able to understand and to manage the data […]

Monica Berti

Use digital food and drink ingredients and win 5000 euro


By the Europeana Food and Drink team CC-BY-SA Europeana Food and Drink What is European food and drink cultural heritage all about? When we think about food and drink, we imagine traditional regional delicacies, wines and beers, secret ingredients, intricate production methods and the climatic impact on flavours and aromas. Combined with dining etiquette, eating rituals, emblematic traditions, nostalgic locations and historically meaningful events and occasions, food and drink form the foundation of culture. From […]

Susan Muthalaly

New reviews: Anglo-Saxon theology, Scottish Enlightenment towns, early modern faith and WW1 diaries


Wulfstan Archbishop of York 1002-1023 We start this week with Heaven and Earth in Anglo-Saxon England: Theology and Society in an Age of Faith by Helen Foxhall Forbes. Máirín Mac Carron and the author discuss a book which breaks new ground in considering the widespread Anglo-Saxon population’s engagement with Christian beliefs (no. 1698, with response here). Then we turn to Bob Harris and Charles McKean’s The Scottish Town in the Age of the Enlightenment 1740-1820, […]


TechTypes – which are you? #TBT

Came across this cute idea from Microsoft – a What’s Your Tech Type? quiz. You answer a few short questions and it tells you whether you are a: Creator Tinkerer Sharer Self-improver Spectator Make Doer For this week’s #throwbackthursday post I was reminded of a study we did back in 2007 looking at Australian’s online behaviour […]


Pompeii: The First Navigation Map


Pompeii: The First Navigation Map Posted on November 24, 2014 by Eric Poehler   The PBMP’s first full map for navigation is now online. You can start to explore Pompeii in the map embedded below, or go to the full site for more space and options. If you want to customize the map or make a presentation from it, sign in to / sign up for your ArcGIS Online account and save a copy to your […]

Charles Jones

Text Analysis of the Grand Jury Documents


a topic in the grand jury documents, #ferguson I watched Twitter and the CBC while the prosecutor was reading his statement. I watched the live feeds from Ferguson, and other cities around the US. Back in August, when this all first began, I was glued to my computer, several feeds going at once. A spectator. Yesterday, Mitch Fraas put the grand jury documents (transcripts of the statements, the proceedings) into Voyant Tools: For those looking […]


CFP: Philosopher Kings and Tragic Heroes


This interdisciplinary symposium on the Hellenic heritage of Southern Italy will take place in Syracuse, Sicily, on May 21-23, 2015.  The official languages of the conference will be English, Italian, and Greek.  Proposals for individual paper presentations, panel discussions, and creative presentations related to any aspect of the cultural heritage of Greater Greece are welcome.  Abstracts for papers should be 150-300 words in length and prepared for blind review.  Proposals for panel discussions or creative presentations should include […]


Open Access Archaeology Digest #614


A nice batch of Open Access (free to read) articles: The supply of Rhenish stoneware to London, 1350-1600http://bit.ly/1nPSSV7 Archaeological evidence for the waterfront of Middle Saxon Londonhttp://bit.ly/19F6Xgk Excavation of a kerbed funerary monument at Stoneyfield, Raigmore, Inverness, Highland, 1972-3.http://bit.ly/14LlGVm Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK


3D Print Michael Jackson, Steven Speilberg, Fidel Castro, and Others: Sketchfab’s New Madame Tussauds’ Gallery


Just like 2D scanners became affordable and mainstream and saw a rapid increase in the quality of their capabilities two decades ago, the same is now happening within the 3D scanner space. If you ever have an opportunity to use a 3D scanner, it’s actually quite fun, and I must say, addictive. Capturing people, moments in time, and all sorts of objects, in a form which will put a picture to shame, the technology promises to transform […]

Brian Krassenstein

Wordless Wednesday: Happy (Futuristic) Thanksgiving


#WheresMyReplicator? Follow the link in the photo caption to the associated story. You can find more glimpses of the future (and links) on CFM’s Pinterest Boards. 

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Collecting and Preserving Digital Art: Interview with Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito


Jon Ippolito, Professor of New Media at the University of Maine As artists have embraced a range of new media and forms in the last century as the work of collecting, conserving and exhibiting these works has become increasingly complex and challenging. In this space, Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito have been working to develop and understand approaches to ensure long-term access to digital works. In this installment of our insights interview series I discuss […]

Trevor Owens

Open Access Textbooks and Language Primers


[Most recently updated 26 November 2014] Open Access Textbooks and Language Primers relating to the ancient world Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar (at Dickinson College) Ancient Greek Tutorials by Donald J. Mastronarde Ancient Sanskrit Online, by Karen Thomson and Jonathan Slocum Beginning Biblical Hebrew: A Grammar and Illustrated Reader [Online Companion], by John A. Cook and Robert D. Holmstedt. Classical Greek Online, by Winfred P. Lehmann and Jonathan Slocum Classical Armenian Online, by Todd […]

Charles Jones

Open Access Journal: London Archaeologist


London Archaeologist For anyone interested in the history, heritage or archaeology of the capital, London Archaeologist is essential reading. Published by the London Archaeologist Association since 1968, it is a periodical of record for the London area, covering major archaeological discoveries, events and issues. Content includes excavation reports, historical articles, artefact and finds studies, environmental archaeology reports, exhibition reports, book reviews, news and commentary. It has recently been redesigned and expanded to cover interviews, profiles […]

Charles Jones

Europeana and European Parliament join forces to mark events that shaped Europe


WW1 and the fall of the Iron Curtain, two events that shaped the Europe we know today will be commemorated at the European Parliament in unique style. A family history roadshow, digitising personal memorabilia of MEPs for these two seminal periods of European history, is taking place in the Parliament. On 2 and 3 December, Shaping Europe will mark the centenary commemoration of WW1 and the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain. […]

Susan Muthalaly
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