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Digital preservation of Pompeii

From the ANCIEN-L list (via Thoughts on Antiquity): Friends and colleagues: The ruins of Pompeii are crumbling, but the digital imaging project known as CyArk is generating a three-dimensional record of the site that will be available for future generations. … Continue reading

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Google maps for timelines

From Semantic Humanities: Simile at MIT have recently come up with a timeline widget api – google maps for timelines. It lets you plot events and time ranges (taken from either XML or JSON) onto timelines, and it’s all pretty … Continue reading

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British Library expresses concern about the impact of DRMs on access, fair dealing and digital preservation

From the British Library comes an interesting press release: The British Library’s Chief Executive this week warned of some of the unintended consequences of the widespread adoption of Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems and urged policymakers to balance the rights … Continue reading

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Current hypertext model only meant to be temporary

In an interesting letter in the New Scientist (22 July 2006,, Ted Nelson, ‘inventor’ of the term hypertext, looks back at a project designing a hypertext system at Brown University in the 1960s. He decries the currently existing hypertext … Continue reading

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Brief report on the Digital Philology conference in Hamburg

The TEUCHOS centre – an institution that aims to provide digital research infrastructure in the fields of scholarly editing, paleography, manuscript research and history of philology and is located at the University of Hamburg – organized between 20 and 22 … Continue reading

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BMCR on two digital dictionaries

The Bryn Mawr Classical Review has posted a review by Gerald Verbrugghe (Rutgers University) on two digital dictionaries: Libronix Digital Library System, H.G. Liddell and R. Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon (rev. H.S. Jones and R. McKenzie, rev. supp. by P.G.W. … Continue reading

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Academic Commons

The Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College has launched Academic Commons, “a forum for investigating and defining the role that technology can play in liberal arts education”. The site offers essays, reviews, and interviews, as well … Continue reading

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Latin inscriptions from Wales

This website, by Karel Jongeling (University of Leiden), aims to list the Latin epigraphic evidence surviving in Wales. The Latin inscriptions may be searched in a variety of ways, and are partly furnished with translations, drawings and photographs. Search options … Continue reading

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Eton Greek Software

The Eton Greek Software Project offers now an online language tool for anyone who is learning classical Greek. On offer is a variety of programs which allow the user to test their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary (some require a … Continue reading

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Virtual Theatre Tours

The Department of Theatre, Whitman College, is now hosting the The Virtual Reality Theatre Tour site, offering visual tours of ancient theaters via panoramic views from several points of view. While still a work in progress (not all listed theaters … Continue reading

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