Monthly Archives: September 2006

First Swedish CC-licensed PhD

From the Creative Commons blog: The first Creative Commons licensed PhD to be defended on 2nd October in Göteborg, Sweden. The PhD thesis entitled Disruptive Technology: Effects of Technology Regulation on Democracy deals with the negative democratic effects which often … Continue reading

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New humanities videos from UC Berkeley

Among the Arts & Humanities videos just released by the University of California at Berkeley, there is “Ancient Egypt and the Tebtunis Papyri.”

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CFP: A Million Books!

Very large digital libraries and the future of the humanities: What do you do with a million books? With Google Library and the Open Content Alliance, backed by Microsoft and Yahoo, very large collections are beginning to take shape. At … Continue reading

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New blog for Papyrology news

A message from G. Schwendner (Wichita State University): I am putting up a weblog to keep track of new publications, announcements etc. in papyrology (my field). We see these, for the most part, on the Papy-list, but the archives are … Continue reading

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On-line Companion to the Worlds of Roman Women

A message from Judith Lynn Sebesta (University of South Dakota): Call for Collaborators to The On-line Companion to The Worlds of Roman Women The On-Line Companion to the Focus Reader, The Worlds of Roman Women,1 expands the book’s wide representation … Continue reading

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British Academy: “copyright is hindering scholarship”

British Academy says that copyright is hindering scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. Baroness Onora O’Neill, the President of the British Academy, chaired the launch event and welcomed the report. “From the national point of view,” she said, “it … Continue reading

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Open Source Critical Editions workshop

A workshop on Open Source Critical Editions will be held on Friday 22nd September in King’s College London. The workshop is co-organised by the AHRC ICT Methods Network, the Perseus Project, and the Digital Classicist. The workshop programme is available … Continue reading

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Oral Tradition

Via rogueclassicism comes the news that The Center for Studies in Oral Tradition now offers universal, free access to its academic journal.

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Zotero – the next generation research tool

Dan Cohen has new blog posts about the Zotero project, which among other things has just landed substantial new support from Mellon.  For interesting details of where things stand, read Dan’s blog; meanwhile here’s a summary of what Zotero can … Continue reading

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Call for Collaboration/Latin Treebank

A message received yesterday from David Bamman at Perseus: The Perseus Project has recently received a planning grant from the NSF to investigate the costs and labor involved in constructing a multimillion-word Latin treebank, along with its potential value for … Continue reading

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A pre-order special for Unicode 5.0

The Unicode(R) Consortium announces that pre-orders of Version 5.0 of the Unicode Standard can be made now through the Unicode Consortium’s website. As a special introductory offer, The Unicode Guide — the handy tri-fold developer’s reference guide — will be … Continue reading

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Graduate work in digital humanities and new media

Stéfan Sinclair has produced a handy list.

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Wikipedia and human freedom

From The Observer: The founder of Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia written by its users, has defied the Chinese government by refusing to bow to censorship of politically sensitive entries. Jimmy Wales, one of the 100 most influential people in the … Continue reading

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Whose side are they on, anyway?

Timidity and obsequiousness watch; or, Peter Suber nails it: Universities take industry word for copyright law By Peter Suber Cory Doctorow, USC Copyright rules are flawed, Daily Trojan, September 11, 2006. Excerpt: As students were returning to the USC campus … Continue reading

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Nabonidus Archaeological Data Management Software

Nabonidus is a web application designed for Archaeological Excavation data storage, sharing, manipulation and analysis. According to its creators, Nabonidus aims to revolutionize the way archaeologists collect, analyze and interpret excavation data. More specifically it offers: Simple data collection — … Continue reading

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