Monthly Archives: September 2007

London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship

Full programme and abstracts online at Institute of English Studies; Thursdays at 1730 in Senate House, London. 10 October: David Ganz (King’s College London), “Medieval Libraries in the Digital Age” 15 November: Paul Eggert (New South Wales), “Text as Algorithm … Continue reading

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Open Access publication, anyone?

The second footnote to a review of Wolfgang Bernard and Christiane Reitz (edd.), Werner Krenkel: Naturalia non turpia. Sex and Gender in Ancient Greece and Rome / Schriften zur antiken Kultur- und Sexualwissenschaft. Spudasmata 113. Hildesheim, Zürich, New York: Olms, … Continue reading

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Version control, visualized

A nice visual overview of the purposes and mechanisms for version control, from Better Explained.

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Two new blogs

Tom Elliott, Horothesia: thoughts and comments across the boundaries of computing, ancient history, epigraphy and geography. Shawn Graham, Electric Archaeology: Digital Media for Learning and Research.  Agent based modeling, games, virtual worlds, and online education for archaeology and history.

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UI for Google book search improves

Inside Google Book Search offers an update of “New ways to dig into Book Search.”

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Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative and Digital Library Program of UCLA

The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative and the Digital Library Program of the University of California, Los Angeles, are pleased to announce their successful proposal to the Institute for Museum and Library Services program “National Leadership Grants: Building Digital Resources” for … Continue reading

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Academic publishers prepare for dirty war against Open Access

According to an article published in this week’s New Scientist (full article requires sub): An unexpected package arrived on my desk earlier this year. The sender did not give a name, and the return address was false. Inside were copies … Continue reading

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Hearing Mojo is not happy: I can’t believe Apple failed to make its iPhone compatible with either hearing aids or cochlear implants. I’m in the market for a mobile phone again and just discovered the lack of compatibility. Given all … Continue reading

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outsourcing, again

Cory Doctorow, “Scroogled: Google controls your e-mail, your videos, your calendar, your searches… What if it controlled your life?” Excerpt: “Evening,” Greg said, handing the man his sweaty passport. The officer grunted and swiped it, then stared at his screen, … Continue reading

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Diamond Synchrotron used to read ancient texts

(Spotted by Gregg Schwender and seen in a Diamond Lab press release.) The ultra-powerful I22 Non-crystalline Diffraction beamline (as best as I understand it an application of the laser particle accellerator that produces highly concentrated pure light for scanning at … Continue reading

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In mediis tutissimus ibis

Even if it’s true that “People just want to see what’s real,” surely there are times when one needs to step back from technology’s bleeding edge.

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JISC/NEH Transatlantic Digitization Collaboration Grants

NEH Program Officer Jason Rhody sends the following announcement: As part of its Digital Humanities Initiative, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in the United States is joining with the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in the United Kingdom … Continue reading

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Stanford Humanities Center – Digital Humanities Fellowship

The Stanford Humanities Center seeks to award one Digital Humanities Fellowship for the academic year 2008-2009 to a junior or senior scholar. The Digital Humanities Fellowship reflects the Stanford Humanities Center’s commitment to supporting new directions in humanities research. The … Continue reading

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E-Science, Imaging Technology and Ancient Documents

Updated version of the Oxford e-science posts with the corrected deadline forwarded to me by Marilyn Deegan: UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD FACULTY OF CLASSICS Sub-Faculty of Ancient History E-Science, Imaging Technology and Ancient Documents Applications are invited for two posts for … Continue reading

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