Monthly Archives: May 2007

Job: Research Associate at Telota Initiative, BBAW

Alexander Czmiel posts to following job to the Digital Classicist list: I would like to point you to an open position at the Telota-Initiative (“The electronic life of the Academy”) of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Though the … Continue reading

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Computing Panel at European Association of Archaeologists

A Call for Proposals from Geoff Carver (seen on Antiquist). Send abstracts or suggestions to I still need a few abstracts for a session I’ve organised for the European Association of Archaeologists conference, to be held in Zadar, Croatia … Continue reading

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BASP licensing

In a post yesterday I complained that I couldn’t find a license statement associated with the newly announced online version of the Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists. Gregg Schwendner had a look and found it. The table-of-contents view … Continue reading

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BASP goes open access … or something

I was filled with glee when I saw Chuck Jones’ post on Blegen Library News to the effect that the Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists is now “online open access.” I eagerly clicked through to the BASP holdings … Continue reading

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New Project – Image, Text, Interpretation: e-Science, Technology and Documents

Oxford University and UCL are pleased to announce the recent funding of a new project to work on aiding scholars in reading and interpreting Ancient Texts. Three year funding, including one additional phd studentship, has been secured from the AHRC-EPSRC-JISC … Continue reading

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Open Source Critical Editions Workshop

Gabriel Bodard and Juan Garces have reported on the aims, discussions and conclusions of the Open Source Critical Editions Workshop. This is published on the AHRC ICT Methods Network site: The workshop addressed the technological, legal and administrative issues … Continue reading

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Encyclopedia of Life

The New Scientist this week reports on the Encyclopedia of Life, a new, massive, collaborative, evolving resource to catalogue the 1.8 million known species of life on the planet. Although this is a biology resource and so, for example, has … Continue reading

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Text Mining for Historians (workshop)

Just announced by the Methods Network: TEXT MINING FOR HISTORIANS workshop at University of Glasgow 17 – 18 July 2007 A workshop organized by Zoe Bliss, AHDS History and the Association for History and Computing UK (AHC-UK) Texts are central … Continue reading

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EpiDoc Summer School, 11-15 June, 2007

Over the last few years an international group of scholars has been developing a set of conventions for marking up ancient documents in XML for publication and interchange. The EpiDoc Guidelines started from the case of inscriptions, but the principles … Continue reading

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Google Earth with Audio

This interesting post over at New Scientist Tech: Bernie Krause has spent 40 years collecting over 3500 hours of sound recordings from all over the world, including bird and whale song and the crackle of melting glaciers. His company, Wild … Continue reading

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Google Books Pushback

Robert B. Townsend’s post on the AHA blog is getting noticed in various places. His complaints center around poor scanning quality, shoddy metadata, and not providing full access to Public Domain works. While it’s true Google is structuring their business … Continue reading

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New work on Johannes Tinctoris

Ronald Woodley, Professor of Music in the Department of Research at the Birmingham Conservatoire, University of Central England, has substantially upgraded his site here at the Stoa on Johannes Tinctoris, prominent music theorist of the Renaissance. The project includes a … Continue reading

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Image [&] Narrative issue on The Digital Archive

The April 2007 issue of the online journal Image [&] Narrative is devoted to ‘The Digital Archive’. The table of Contents includes: Redefining the Limits of Space and Time on the Web, Jean Nicolas de Surmont Distances digitales : combinatoire … Continue reading

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Georg Vogeler on digital tools, visualisation, and history

An interview posted in the Methods Network Digital Historian forum, with an open invitation to participate in the discussion there. There are lots of historians who would say: OK, it’s good to write e-mail and very convenient to use the … Continue reading

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Stop teaching historians to use computers!

Bill Turkel has started what looks to be an important and potentially influential thread on the nexus of history and the digital. His opening salvo: Teaching history students how to use computers was a really good idea in the early … Continue reading

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