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Tudor Scribe and Spy at No. 2 in the Official Classical Charts


A new recording of a magnificent choirbook produced for King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, one of the great treasures in the British Library’s music collections, reached number 2 in the Classical Charts in the first week of its release in October 2014. Detail of a historiated initial with…

James Freeman

ARKDIS at GL16, Washington D.C. 8-9th December 2014


ARKDIS represented at Sixteenth International Conference on Grey Literature: Grey Literature Lobby – Engines and Requesters for Change at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. The GL16 conference covered the topics ‘Public Awareness of Grey Literature’, ‘Publishing and Licensing Grey Literature’, Open Access to Research Data’ and ‘Managing Change in Grey Literature’. The ARKDIS doctoral student Lisa Börjesson contributed by presenting her dissertation research concerning the understanding of professional reports in archaeology. Perhaps the […]


Archaeobotany: identification of vegetal macro remains from "Battaglia excavations" in Ledro


In this post I’m going to summarize the work of identification of vegetal non-woody macro remains from the so-called “Battaglia excavations” (1937) in Ledro lake pile dwelling (Tn, Italy). The materials are stored in the Museum of Anthropology of Padua and appear to be fairly preserved. They are in most cases charred, rarely waterlogged. For this reason the preservation status (and therefore also the morphometric variation and the color) is not uniform. The work of […]

Gianluca Fondriest

History Labs – Creating academic discomfort in your students


Several years ago, during one of our four day summer Teaching American History seminars, 40 of my middle teachers had the opportunity to work with Bruce Lesh. Bruce was teaching high school history in Maryland and had just recently published his sweet book titled Why Won’t You Just Tell Us the Answer? Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12. And we got the chance to pick his brain, try out his ideas, and adapt some of his […]


Open Access Archaeology Digest #634


Open Access (free to read) articles on archaeology: Pottery from Vela Cave near Vranja (Istria) http://bit.ly/1vRmunN First Excavation at Pavlova pećina site http://bit.ly/1we559n Excavation at Kinneil fortlet on the Antonine Wall, 1980-1.http://bit.ly/14LlGVm Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK


Open Access Journal: Bilig : Journal of social sciences of the Turkish world


Bilig: Turk dunyasi sosyal bilimler dergisi = Journal of social sciences of the Turkish worldPublisher:    Ahmet Yesevi Universitesi * Mutevelli Heyet Baskanligi Yayinidir, 1996-Frequency:    QuarterlyLanguage: Turkish, occasionally in: EnglishISSN  :   1301-0549 See the Alphabetical List of Open Access Journals in Middle Eastern Studies

Peter Magierski

Kids in Museums: New 2015 Workshops Announced


Kids in Museums is an independent charity dedicated to making museums open and welcoming to all families, in particular those who haven’t visited before. Created over a decade ago, Kids in Museums provides different services and projects throughout the year to encourage museums to become more family focussed, including the hugely successful ‘Take Over Day’, the production of useful fact sheets and workshops for museum teams. The charity has just announced its initial schedule of […]

Sassy Hicks

Between Close and Distant Reading – One year after Moretti's Thunderclap


The Digital Humanities are at a crossroads. This emerging field of practice has undergone a huge expansion and some integration of it’s interactions, too. It seems to have not only the potential to facilitate the work of the humanities but to represent it’s state now. This moment of opportunity is equally one of danger, as the MIT explained – please see my review of it’s interesting book to this! One important debate in this context is about distant versus close […]

Guido Koller

Directories of Ancient World Scholars and Organizations


First posted 2/1/10. Updated 3/2/11 with the addition of the Mesopotamian Directory 2011 and the removal of the International Directory of Hittitologists and Anatolianists (has that reappeared somewhere?  I can’t find it).  Updated 5/19/11 with the addition of the Directory of Ancient Historians in the United States and Canada Updated (links checked and fixed, AMESA added, 16 October 2013. Updated 16 December 2014] Alte Geschichte in Deutschland — Ancient History in Germany AMESA: Directory of […]

Charles Jones

Your 2014 CFM Guide to "Trendy" Gifts


As the year wraps up, here are a few suggestions for last-minute items to round out your trends-related gifting. This selection illustrates a number of the issues I’ve explored via the blog in the past year, with a range of price tags that should fit any budget. If you are getting all excited by drones, but want something a little more family-friendly, pre-order the new Bionic Bird. For only 99€ you can kill two birds […]

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Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: A Digital Archaeology Workshop


I’m pretty excited to head back to the great Commonwealth of Massachusetts this winter to participate in another exciting workshop focusing on digital archaeology. The last workshop hosted by Eric Poehler at the University of Massachusetts – Amherts was great. This years worshop is hosted by Erin Walcek Averett (Creighton University), Derek Counts (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Jody Gordon (Wentworth Institute of Technology), and Michael K. Toumazou (Davidson College).  This group all hails from the Athienou Archaeological […]

Bill Caraher

Agent Based Modeling (ABM) in the browser


AgentBase.org allows you to do Agent Based Modeling (ABM) in the browser. You can edit, save, and share models without installing any software or even reloading the page. Models are written in Coffeescript and use the AgentBase library. The AgentBase software library allows you to … Continue reading →

Igor Bogdanovic

How the Lithuanian Art Museum shares their culture with the world


On the Europeana Pro blog, we want to highlight the good work being done by the Europeana Network. This time, Viktorija Jonkutė, who works at the Lithuanian Art Museum, talks to us about their work. Hi Viktorija, how are you? Very good! Thank you. Can you tell us a bit about the your institution and its goals? The Lithuanian Art Museum is a public institution and was granted the national museum status by the government […]

Joris Pekel



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