Hubris and Digital Historians

Hello everyone, I found Tim Hitchcock (Old Bailey Online)’s blog entry about his evaluation of 10 years of Old Bailey Online and the reactions he received from from fans and critics of digital history fun to read; wanted to share. Here’s the link for those of you interested in it: http://historyonics.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/hearing-dead-ten-years-of-old… Best, Ece (0)

After the Conference: Saving and Sharing the Knowledge Base

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On 15 July 2014 the online Museum of Underwater Archaeology (MUA) launched the electronic version of the proceedings from the 2014 Asia-Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage held in Honolulu, Hawaii in May.  One of the great things about this conference is its organizers’ dedication to making the papers freely available online.  A small team […] (0)

The networks they are a-changin’: introducing ERGM for visibility networks

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In my madness series of posts published a few months ago I mentioned I was looking for a method to study processes of emerging intervisibilty patterns. I can finally reveal this fancy new approach to you Here it is: introducing exponential random graph modelling (ERGM) for visibility networks. In previous posts I showed that when archaeologists formulate […] (0)

Open Access Archaeology Digest #481

Excellent Open Access (free to read) articles: Thomas Hadden: architectural metalworkerhttp://bit.ly/17ksabQ Notice of Underground Chambers recently Excavated on the Hill of Cairn Conan, Forfarshire.http://bit.ly/YTOw0V Inaugural Address of Sir John Dorington, Bart., M.P., to the Annual Meeting of the Institute held at Gloucesterhttp://bit.ly/12JVgxN Meldola (FC), Via Roma. Notizia preliminare sui recenti rinvenimenti. http://bit.ly/1nxuj9d Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

Open Access Archaeology Digest #480

Open Access (free to read) articles on archaeology: The Ancient Bridges in Scotland, and their Relation to the Roman and Mediaeval Bridges in Europe.http://bit.ly/ZuHnAq A unique facade in Great Britain: the west front of Holyrood Abbeyhttp://bit.ly/10utS4q Notes on Early Glass in Canterbury Cathedralhttp://bit.ly/13uGa1a Archaeological Sites on the Route of the Transversal of Ilok, the Motor Road from Ilok to Lipovac http://bit.ly/1oRfdOj On a Pre-Norman Clearstory Window and some additional Early Work recently discovered in Oxford […]

2014 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage Now Online

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The Museum of Underwater Archaeology is proud to announce the launch of the online proceedings for the 2014 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage. This impressive collection will include over 100 papers, video interviews, and posters all freely available online. Today we are releasing the conference introduction and papers from the first four of […] (0)

Open Access Archaeology Digest #479

Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: SAINTS’ MEDALLIONS FROM BRKAČ NEAR MOTOVUN http://bit.ly/1npahxz Saint Paul Trois-Chateauxhttp://bit.ly/Z5NwmC Late pleistocene and Holocene settlement patterns and environment, Kakadu, Northern Territory, Australiahttp://bit.ly/1iCkw2G Notice of some Examples of Buff Armour and of Defences formed with Scales of Leather or of Platehttp://bit.ly/13nQMhv Note of a Burnt Cairn dug out in Culcaldie Moss, near Lochinch, Wigtonshire, in a Letter to John Stuart, LL.D., Secretary.http://bit.ly/Y4rQwg Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology […]

The Relationship of Art And Techno-Scientific Research

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Excerpts from Stephen Wilson’s Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology that aptly illustrate why Open Access Antiquarianism is seeking to blend our study of technology and archaeology with art: “What do art and science have to do with each other? Information Arts takes and unorthodox look at this question focusing on the revolutionary work of artists and theorists who challenge the separations initiated in the Renaissance. It points toward a possible future in […]

The New Armchair Archaeology

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The American Antiquarian style library at the gilded age Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. To visualize this idea of open access antiquarianism, we’d like to appropriate another fabulous term often applied to the antiquarians of old–”armchair archaeology.” This was the Hercule Poirot practice of scholarly gentlemen in upper class society  of the 18th-20th centuries sitting about in their studies and Cabinets of Curiosities, ruminating with their little grey cells on the clues brought back from […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #478

Today’s list of Open Access (free to read) articles: An Introduction to Santa Clara University’s Historical and Archaeological Richeshttp://bit.ly/14mwicd Notes: (1) Two Cists at Lunanhead, Forfar.http://bit.ly/XkIUyH A 12th century figure from Jedburgh Abbeyhttp://bit.ly/12EF3zj Remarks on a Gem of the Lacoonhttp://bit.ly/113i1O0 Notice of the Excavation of St Ninian’s Cave, Parish of Glasserton, Wigtownshire.http://bit.ly/14W138q Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

Open Access Archaeology Digest #477

Open Access (free to read) articles on archaeology: Conserving Roman artefacts from a settlement in Essexhttp://bit.ly/1fUJ7AR The Monumental Brasses of Gloucestershirehttp://bit.ly/Z77hPd Saxon and medieval Newhamhttp://bit.ly/1ba2FiM Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

CFP Digital Classicist Berlin

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Time for the next edition of Digital Classicists Berlin. The previous editions have attracted some great talks, most of which are available on the seminar’s website with slides and everything. It’s a great resource. So if you want to see your work up there, go and submit something by the 1 August deadline! Submit a […] (0)

Fasting from Information

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“Fast from stories,” advise the Taoists. The practice switches off old narratives. It’s advice related to a meditation practice of following the breath, remaining attentive from moment to moment, opening to new information, and staying in a state of awareness without judgment. In an age of information, reading is pulled between two poles: one, reading intensively in the same areas that always intrigue us, the other, skimming for something new, observing without analyzing. A narrowing […]

Revolutions in Paper

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Revolutions in bureaucracy and the limitation of political participation has, in modern history, frequently been a reflection of the number of pages of paper which experts produce, a social and political clout, with which to disarm and outrank their political opponents. In debates where peasants with oral traditions are faced down by civil engineers with reams of paper, the civil engineers always win. Paper had been an instrument of overwhelm. Not everyone always thought so, […]

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