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Taking to the high seas: introducing Pelagios phase 4

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This month sees the start of another new and exciting phase of Pelagios. With funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Digital Transformations programme, we will be exploring the transformative potential of our linked open data network for doing research. In short our brief is to address the question, “ok, now we can link stuff online—so what?” In response to the challenge posed by “data silos” (the mass of independently produced material uploaded onto the […]

Opening up Classics and the Humanities: Computation, the Homer Multitext Project and Citizen Science

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This paper is based upon discussions, especially with Manfred Thaller, at the 2014 Schloss Dagstuhl Seminar on Computational Humanities. Abstract: Increasingly powerful computational methods are important for humanists not simply because they make it possible to ask new research questions but especially because computation makes it both possible — and arguably essential — to transform the relationship between humanities research and society, opening up a range of possibilities for student contributions and citizen science. To […]

Internet Archaeology is now fully Open Access

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Internet Archaeology is now fully Open Access As of today, Internet Archaeology is an open access journal. We’ve concluded our hybrid phase and will no longer charge a subscription for access to any of our past and future content. Several things have spurred this decision. Over the last 4 years, we have made active efforts in this direction, by switching to a default CC-BY license, by opening up our back issues with an annual rolling […]

CFP, “Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production”

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Call for Proposals Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production An INKE-hosted gathering 27-28 January 2015 | Whistler, BC, Canada   Proposals Due: 1 October 2014   Scholarly communication practices are rapidly changing, and this time of transition indicates an opportunity to shape the future of scholarly production in open, flexible, and productive ways that serve the needs of many. As professional work becomes increasingly enmeshed with and supported by digital technology, practitioners have begun to […]

2015 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (June 2015, University of Victoria)

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29 Sep 2014 The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, creation, and preservation in different disciplines, via a community-based approach. A time of intensive coursework, seminars, and lectures, participants at DHSI share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in using advanced technologies. Every summer, the institute brings together faculty, staff, and students from the Arts, Humanities, Library, […]

Effective interactives for social learning

As part of the Warships Project I’m working on, and as a follow-up from the #warshipbootcamp I’ve discussed before, we are thinking about developing a large interactive exhibit in the new building. As I am starting to research evaluations of “interactive exhibits” (for want of a better term) I re-discovered this gem – Developing Family-Friendly Exhibits by […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #555

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A nice batch of Open Access (free to read) articles: Medieval Britain in 1964http://bit.ly/1b0Qhy6 Notice of a Manuscript of the latter part of the Fourteenth Century, entitled Passio Scotorum Perjuratorum.http://bit.ly/14W138q The Knossos Urban Landscape Project: investigating the long-term dynamics of an urban landscapehttp://bit.ly/1xsSGiK Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK

Omeka.net to Upgrade to 2.2

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Exciting news for our Omeka.net users: The weekend of October 11, 2014, we will be upgrading the Omeka.net system to run the most recent version of the software. This upgrade will mean some downtime for users (through October 13, 2014), but the payoff will be major improvements in appearance and functionality. Check out the post at Omeka.net for more details. To make this a smooth transition, Omeka.net users will need to take some simple steps […]

Lavash, the Armenian bread… and Ethnoarchaeology

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Hi all, today we start officially a new collaboration regarding a very important topic in archeology: the food. As archaeologists, often working in our country or in missions abroad, we have the opportunity to collect many interesting data and to  live important experiences related with food and drinking culture (both in Italy or in foreign nations). For this reason we decided to collaborate with an expert in this field, Dr. Lucia Galasso (you can find her […]

Website: Lives of the First World War

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The Imperial War Museums have developed an online archive to remember the millions of people from Britain and the Commonwealth who served in World War I. While 6.8 million names have been added, many entries are only names. The IWM wants families to add photos, stories, and memories to create a “permanent digital memorial.”  The Lives of the First World War site is free to use, although a fee is imposed to utilize geneaology records. […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #554

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Your Open Access (free to read) Archaeology daily: Making Weapons for the Terracotta Armyhttp://bit.ly/15P4FsU Modified Lithic Specimens from Lower Member B of the Manix Type Section, Central Mojave Desert, Californiahttp://bit.ly/1qHhuuB Some Recent Palaeolithic Researchhttp://bit.ly/ZMg9tF The archaeological landscape of Imperial College Sports Ground part 2, Roman to medievalhttp://bit.ly/1qHhuKZ Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK

I.Sicily ~ Building a digital corpus of Sicilian inscriptions

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I.Sicily ~ Building a digital corpus of Sicilian inscriptions   I.Sicily is a project to create and make freely available online the complete corpus of inscriptions from ancient Sicily. The project includes texts in all languages (Greek, Latin, Phoenician/Punic, Oscan, Hebrew, and Sikel), from the first inscribed texts of the Archaic period (7th-6th centuries BC) through to those of late Antiquity (5th century AD and later). In the first instance the project is restricted to […]

Least Useful Feature of the iPhone 6 for Archaeology

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Least Useful Feature of the iPhone 6 for Archaeology

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