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Call for papers: CAA 2015 session “Formal approaches to visibility analysis in ancient architectural spaces and cultural landscapes”


The next CAA International conference will take place in Siena, between March 30th and April 3rd 2015. As always, the CAA conference is expected to be an informative, stimulating, and entertaining not-to-be- missed event for all those interested in computer applications in archaeology.  The program features many great sessions focusing on a variety of different technologies. Among others a session on formal approaches to visibility analysis will be organised by Giacomo Landeschi and me. Anyone interested in this […]


The Digital Bridge from History to Business

When undergraduates majoring in history tell people about their academic interests they are usually asked “What are you going to do with that?” or “Are you going into education or law?” This is alarming for two reasons. All employers claim that they want to hire people who can do things like write clearly, conduct research, work independently, and solve abstract problems. History majors should be able to find jobs wherever they want. Many undergraduates who […]


Digital Humanities Quarterly Issue 8.3


Dear colleagues, The DHQ editorial team is pleased to announce the official publication of Digital Humanities Quarterly 8.3. You can find the issue on the DHQ website: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/8/3/index.html Best wishes from your social media coordinator, Paul O’Shea – Paul O’Shea BA, MA, Lecturer/Tutor (Digital Arts and Humanities MA) Social Media Coordinator for the TEI Twitter Facebook Blog Newsfeed PhD Researcher Digital Humanities University College Cork Ireland +353(0)874123826 Email Website Twitter LinkedIn Filed under: Other


Open Access Archaeology Digest #573


A nice batch of Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: Notes on a Wax Medallion, and relative Autograph Letter of Paul Jones, presented to the Society in 1860, and now in the National Museum of Antiquities.http://bit.ly/YoHClF Holdenby, Northamptonshire; Its Manors, Church and Househttp://bit.ly/16T9I7Q The Fernyhalgh Chalice and Patenhttp://bit.ly/176Wffy On the Painted Glass in Fairford Church, and its claim to be considered the work of Albert Durerhttp://bit.ly/113i1O0 Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: […]


How can I help you further your career in cultural resource management archaeology


For over two years, I have been writing articles on the Succinct Research Blog and other online publications. This work has come from my sincere desire to help all up-and-coming archaeologists further their careers in cultural resource management archaeology and historic preservation. My blog post topics come from discussions I have with other archaeologists about […]


Cromlech Tumulus: Week Fifteen


The final week of field work for 2014 involved something a little different. The second week of our two week courses is based around field surveying techniques. Typically this involves recording a group of building of one sort or another using a variety of different methods and equipment. This year we decided to offer our assistance to the Achill Historical and Archaeological Society who wished to record an out-of-use graveyard near to the village of […]


CFP: Let’s Get Digital!


This is a call for contributions for a proposed panel for the Classical Association of Canada’s Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario. May 20-22, 2015.


Amanuensis V1.4.2: Amanuensis is a search tool for the juristic sources of Latin Antiquity


Amanuensis V1.4.2 by Günther Rosenbaum & Peter Riedlberger Romtext database by courtesy of Hofrat Dr. Josef Menner 1) Where can I download Amanuensis? Right here: Download Amanuensis V1.4.2 for Windows. Or download Amanuensis Mac V1.4.2 for Apple. Or download Amanuensis iOS V1.4 for iPad/iPhone. 2) What is Amanuensis? Amanuensis is a search tool for the juristic sources of Latin Antiquity, including the Corpus Iuris Civilis, the Codex Theodosianus, many pre-Justinianic authors and several Germanic law […]


Throwback Thursday: The (Increasingly) Fractal Taxonomy of Museums


Someone recently asked me whether virtual museums count as museums. I answered that, since museums have never agreed on a shared definition of  “museums,” we aren’t in a position to draw lines including or excluding our digital kin. It did make me revisit a post (below) in which I share my frustration at finding rational boundaries that define our field. (Inspired, I confess, by Jorge Luis Borges’ “Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge–a fictitious taxonomy of […]


PREFORMA presented at ICA 2014 Conference in Girona


Girona, 13 October 2014 PREFORMA was presented to the almost 1000 attendees in one of the parallel sessions in the afternoon of Monday 13th of October by Antonella Fresa, Technical Coordinator, and Peter Pharow, Responsible of the first design phase. Continue reading →


Five Questions for Will Elsbury, Project Leader for the Election 2014 Web Archive


The following is a guest post from Michael Neubert, a Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist at the Library of Congress. The 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign web site a week before the election. Since the U.S. national elections of 2000, the Library of Congress has been harvesting the web sites of candidates for elections for Congress, state governorships and the presidency. These collections  require considerable manual effort to identify the sites correctly, then to populate our […]


PREFORMA at SUCCEED interoperability workshop


The Hague, 2 October 2014 Bert Lemmens represented PREFORMA at the Interoperability Workshop organised by the SUCCEED project to discuss best practices and possibilities for cooperation on a technical level between European Centres of Competence and Digital infrastructures. Continue reading →


Petition on software in research


Posted for Giacomo Peru (EPCC, University of Edinburgh): As a ‘lapsed classicist’, and on behalf of the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) at the University of Edinburgh, for whom I now work, I would like if I may to draw your attention to a petition, launched by SSI, which seeks to assert the fundamental importance of software to today’s research: http://bit.ly/SoftwareIsFundamental and on Twitter: Software is fundamental to research! If you agree, sign our petition: http://t.co/pS46gZuZcI — […]

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