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Grail to the Thief stars a thief from the future named Hank Krang, who “recently had a self-aware ti [...]

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EMINA: Egyptian Mummies in North America EMINA is a searchable database of Egyptian mummy resources [...]

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Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles:A Review of Techniques for the Graphical Display of [...]

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Newly open access from NINO

C.H. van Zoest writes:

NINO celebrates its 75 year anniversary in 2014. As a modest part of the celebrations, we are digitizing our sold-out publications to make them available as free pdf downloads on our website. Eight titles have been added just now:

H. Sancisi-Weerdenburg, A. Kuhrt (eds.) – Asia Minor and Egypt: Old [...]

Digital Humanities

Announcement: Introducing the Proceedings of THATCamp!


THATCamp, The Humanities and Technology Camp, is an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels meet to learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot: it is a well-known and popular global unconference. The Proceedings of THATCamp is a wholly automatic collection of and portal to blog posts from [...]

Data Collection

D2.1 Overall Roadmap

pfo_d2.1 PREFORMA (PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives) is a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project co-funded by the European Commission under its FP7-ICT Programme. The main objective of the project is to give memory institutions full control of the process for testing the … Continue reading → (15)

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3D archaeology

Modelling Complexity


A Fractal Flame


Complexity has become a new paradigm in the hard sciences in the 90s and since then it has been slowly dripping into the social sciences and humanities. It works on the premises that many systems are complex in structure, i.e. their numerous individual parts interact with each other in [...]

Digital Humanities

Editors’ Choice: A Statistical Analysis of the Work of Bob Ross


Bob Ross was a consummate teacher. He guided fans along as he painted “happy trees,” “almighty mountains” and “fluffy clouds” over the course of his 11-year television career on his PBS show, “The Joy of Painting.” In total, Ross painted 381 works on the show, relying on a distinct set of elements, scenes and themes, and [...]


Red Alert: Avens Publishing Group


A complete impostor.


The purpose of this blog post is to warn scholars to avoid having any association with Avens Publishing Group. By this I mean: don’t serve on their editorial boards, don’t submit papers to the firm’s journals, and don’t agree to review any papers for them.

When this publisher [...]

Data Collection

Joint DCH-RP/EUDAT workshops on digital preservation


Stockholm, 3-4 June 2014 On the 3rd and 4th of June 2014, the National Archives of Sweden will host in Stockholm two workshops organised by DCH-RP in cooperation with EUDAT on the theme of digital preservation of cultural data. The first one will focus on the roadmap for the long-term preservation of DCH, while [...]


What You Need To Know About WordPress 3.9


Users are now able to create audio and video playlists with WordPress 3.9. They work as a shortcode, just like the image galleries do currently. Uploading audio and video is handled through the usual media uploader, with images and everything else. From there, you have the option to add them to a playlist. –Smashing [...]


Art & Science of Curation: Coming in from the cold: curation at The Polar Museum


The Art & Science of Curation is a project which explores ideas around Curation and the role of the curator. Over the coming year, we will be inviting people from both within … Continue reading → (12)

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Big Data

Big Data and the Holy Grail of Museum Metrics


One of the themes covered in CFM’s TrendsWatch 2014 report is the power of big data and data analytics. The ubiquity of internet-connected sensing devices and our relentless use of social media and online commerce generates 2.8 zettabytes (a zettabyte = 2 to the 70th power) every year. This flood of information is being fed [...]

Archaeological Data

April 2014: ARIADNE Workshop at CAA Paris (22nd April)

Online Resources for Archaeological Research Workshop: This workshop will introduce archaeological researchers to a variety of online data resources, including those held by the three partners providing online access to their data as part of the EC Infrastructures funded Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking (ARIADNE) project. The partners are the Archaeology Data Service [...]