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HNR workshop Bochum


Last month’s Historical Network Research conference in Ghent was awesome! Can’t get enough of that networky goodness? Then you might be interested in the next event in the HNR series: “Vom Schürfen und Knüpfen – Text Mining und Netzwerkanalyse für Historiker_innen”, 10-12 April 2015 in Bochum. More info below. HNR Workshop 2015 Vom Schürfen und […]

Europeana Space plenary meeting, 15th October 2014


Venice is hosting the plenary meeting of the project ahead the grand opening of the Conference The plenary meeting of the project has just started at the beautiful location of Ca’ Foscari University. After the welcome speeches by Sarah Whatley (Project Coordinator) and Leonardo Buzzavo (representing the hosting partner Ca’ Foscari), the project manager Tim Hammerton … Continue reading →

From Multicultural to Intercultural: Evolution or Spectrum of Engagement?


How do you balance the value of honoring specific multicultural practices and bridging them to build new connections? At the Inclusive Museum conference this summer, Dr. Rick West introduced this question through a tale of two museums. He described the National Museum of the American Indian–where he was founding director–as a multicultural institution, celebrating the diversity of Native peoples throughout the Americas. He envisions The Autry–his current gig–as an intercultural institution, telling all the stories […]

Decoloniality & The Digital: Confronting Techno-Seduction in the Digital Humanities

Techno-seduction is a theoretical framework I’ve developed to better understand the ways in which scholars and activists come to be seduced by the false promises of technological determinism. In “Digital is Dead: Techno-Seduction at the Colonial Difference, From Zapatismo to Occupy Wall Street,” I draw from the work of decolonial theorists to argue that the digital functions as a colonial identity construction that advances the logic of technological determinism and, thereby, technocratic capitalism. I look […]

Working with the Great Parchment Book: Digitisation and Primary Historical Texts

DHI is very excited to host  a public Lecture by Professor Melissa Terras on the 31st October 2014. Melissa will be discussing the Great Parchment Book of the Honourable The Irish Society, a major survey compiled in 1639 by a Commission instituted by Charles I, of all the estates in Derry, Northern Ireland, managed by the City of London through the Irish Society and the London livery companies. Damaged in a fire at London’s Guildhall […]

Why is Smith Street important? A history of one of Melbourne’s most diverse streets


This evening I’m going to discuss the historical significance of Smith Street, one of Melbourne’s most important and diverse streets. And this presentation borrows from some heritage work I did a few years back before the development of the site over the road, which is now the Smith and Co. development.  And as a disclaimer, I have lived in the area on-and-off for a good deal of my adult life and presently live less than […]

Open Access MARC record set for online Metropolitan Museum of Art publications


MARC record set for online Metropolitan Museum of Art publications In response to several requests, we’ve created a MARC record subset of MMA Publications that are available online in full-text. Please be aware that a few records contain preview links as well as full-text links (for example, one volume of a set may be available in full-text while a volume published more recently is preview only). You may download the record sets here: –Full-text records […]

Open Access Journal: Antiguo Oriente: Cuadernos del Centro de Estudios de Historia del Antiguo Oriente


[First posted in AWOL 16 February 2012. Updated 14 October 2014] Antiguo Oriente: Cuadernos del Centro de Estudios de Historia del Antiguo OrienteISSN: 1667-9202   Antiguo Oriente (abbreviated as AntOr) is the annual, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal published by the CEHAO. The journal publishes manuscripts related to the history of societies of the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean from the Paleolithic through the Roman-Hellenistic period. Antiguo Oriente publishes articles and book reviews in Spanish, […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #571


A nice batch of Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: Bronze Age stone worlds of Bodmin Moor: excavating Leskernickhttp://bit.ly/XmI4l1 Notices of the Quigrich or Crozier of St Fillan and of its Hereditary Keepers, in a Letter to John Stuart, LL.D., Secretary.http://bit.ly/104HdTU Estudios etnográficos, prácticas agrícolas y dieta óptima en el valle de Ambato, Catamarca, Argentina, siglos VI al XI d. C.http://bit.ly/1b9bvwX Two Shetland Finds: Runic Stone, Papil, Burra Isle; Stone Implement from Urafirth, Northmavine.http://bit.ly/15VpcKB […]



Recogito Recogito is a Web-based tool for annotating place references in early geospatial documents. It is a result of the ongoing Pelagios 3 research project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This tutorial provides information on how to annotate in Recogito. For general guidance on what to annotate please the Google Doc describing Pelagios Principles.   Read the Tutorial   Collections Greek Tradition 72 Latin Tradition 59 Christian Tradition 36 Early Islamic 2 Other 3 […]

Greece (is the Time, is the Place, is the Motion)


It turns out The Beegees were right. We’ve wrapped up work (for now) on Greek early geographic documents and the experience has made it clear that time, place and motion do indeed feature heavily. First a few statistics. Our objective – as always – has been to identify sources for as many documents as we could, both in the original Greek and in modern translation. Wherever possible we have used open access, online materials so […]

Close Reading, Distant Reading: Should Archival Appraisal Adjust?


From time to time, co-chairs of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Arts and Humanities Content Working Group will bring you guest posts addressing the future of research and development for digital cultural heritage as a follow-up to a dynamic forum held at the 2014 Digital Preservation Conference.  Anyone interested in contributing a posting for The Signal on this topic should contact either jsternfeld at neh.gov or gail at trumantechnologies.com. The following is a guest post […]

Open Access Magazine: Dabiq


Dabiq The Islamic State’s (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) Magazine. Scans of Dabiq have been made available online by The Clarion Project.  The Islamic State (ISIS) regularly puts out a glossy propaganda magazine aimed at recruiting jihadists from the West. It is sophisticated, slick, beautifully produced and printed in several languages including English… ‘Dabiq’ as it is called, bills itself as “a periodical magazine focusing on the issues of tawhid (unity), manhaj (truth-seeking), hijrah (migration), jihad (holy […]

Maizena 3D Creates an Air Powered Extruder: 3D Prints with corn starch mixture & has lots of potential


Without innovation, this world would be a pretty boring place. A lot of people look at 3D printing as an invention which has the potential to change the way we manufacture, self-fabricate, and perhaps even bring the third-world up to par with developed nations. However, we wouldn’t be here today without the innovative minds that have been able to come up with ideas for the mechanisms which drive the many different types of 3D printers that […]

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