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Cultural Heritage Imaging workshop

You are warmly invited to attend “Digital Transformations: New developments in cultural heritage imaging” a workshop on digital imaging to be held at the University of Oxford on Friday, 25 February 2011. The workshop will focus on documentary evidence, from … Continue reading

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Three-year IT position: digitization of the Berlin papyrus collection

Seen in a post, on various lists, by Fabian Reiter: Liebe Kollegen, im Rahmen des von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft geförderten Digitalisierungsprojektes der Berliner Papyrussammlung ist für 3 Jahre die Stelle eines Fachinformatikers zu besetzen, vgl. die Ausschreibung unter den folgenden … Continue reading

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Virtual museum guide

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research have developed a computer system to recognize images in a museum and enhance them with digital information, and have deployed such a system in Amsterdam’s Allard Pierson Museum.  When visitors point … Continue reading

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More spacial analysis…

While on the subject of spacial analysis, I’m sure there are archaeologists and geographers here who would have useful suggestions for what we can do with the hi-res 3-D images of the Earth that the NASA SRTM project has made … Continue reading

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Give a Humanist a Supercomputer…

The “Wired Campus” section of the Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting on the uses that humanities scholars have found for the U.S. Department of Energy’s High Performance Computing resources.  The short article reports on the efforts of several people … Continue reading

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History in 3D

Scientists in the European joint project 3D-COFORM are creating three-dimensional digital models of artifacts such as statues and vases.  Besides making for an exciting viewing experience, the 3D models constitute comprehensive documentation of objects that is useful to conservators.  The … Continue reading

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Rome was built in a day…

… with hundreds of thousands of digital photos. University of Washington researchers have developed a computer system to combine tourist photos lifted from the Flickr.com photo-sharing site into a 3D digital model.  Using advanced techniques, they were able to ‘build’ … Continue reading

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UK team digs into data from scroll scans

Here’s a recent article from the Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader about the activities of the EDUCE project.  It sounds like they’re at an exciting and critical point.  According to lead researcher and computer science professor Brent Seales: “We’re starting the serious … Continue reading

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Suda Online entry URLs and index

Excellent news of upgrades to the SOL site in a recent report from Rapael Finkel: At the request suggestion one of our translators, Nick Nicholas, I have added a link to the SOL front page called “Entire list of entries”. … Continue reading

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The Digital Archimedes Palimpsest Released

Very exciting news – the complete dataset of the Archimedes Palimpsest project (ten years in the making) has been released today. The official announcement is copied below, but I’d like to point out what I think it is that makes … Continue reading

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Contribute to the Greek and Latin Treebanks at Perseus!

Posted on behalf of Greg Crane. Link to the Treebank, which provides more information, at the very end of the post. We are currently looking for advanced students of Greek and Latin to contribute syntactic analyses (via a web-based system) … Continue reading

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Office of Digital Humanities: Search for funded projects

Playing around on the website of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Office of Digital Humanities this afternoon I came across the Library of Funded Projects, a database of projects funded through the ODH. Visitors can search by Categories (technical … Continue reading

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Problems and outcomes in digital philology (session 3: methodologies)

The Marriage of Mercury and Philology: Problems and outcomes in digital philology e-Science Institute, Edinburgh, March 25-27 2008. (Event website; programme wiki; original call) I was asked to summarize the third session of papers in the round table discussion this … Continue reading

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Services and Infrastructure for a Million Books (round table)

Million Books Workshop, Friday, March 14, 2008, Imperial College London. The second of two round tables in the afternoon of the Million Books Workshop, chaired by Brian Fuchs (Imperial College London), asked a panel of experts what services and infrastructure … Continue reading

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What would you do with a million books? (round table)

Million Books Workshop, Friday, March 14, 2008, Imperial College London. In the afternoon, the first of two round table discussions concerned the uses to which massive text digitisation could be put by the curators of various collections. The panellists were: … Continue reading

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