Last week I was at London’s Digital Catapult centre, building on the discussion we started with the thinkathon in Winchester. This time round, we wanted to bring in some other voices from outside the academic sector, so I invited Lindsey Green from Frankly Green and Webb, and Kevin Bacon from who I met when he organised a fun workshop for the heritage sector. We also had Jake Berger from the BBC, David Tarrant from the Open Data Institute and Nigel Smith from FutureLearn.
Sunbelt is the anual social network analysis conference, and for a few years now it’s been host to history and archaeology sessions. Do consider contributing to this year’s session, I was told by the organisers that archaeology talks are very welcome.
Another week, another post of videos from conferences. Still from the 2016 CIfA conference. SESSION ABSTRACT The latest Archaeological Market survey1 undertaken by Landward Research Ltd on behalf of CIfA, FAME and Historic England reported an average increase in turnover for archaeological practices of 15% in 2014-15.
At an auction held earlier today in the United Kingdom, a 95-percent-complete skeleton of an extinct dodo bird that was painstakingly assembled over the course of 40 years has sold to an unnamed private collector for a whopping $430,000.Read more...
The first archaeogaming unconference was held in June 2015. It was a fairly successful event. So let’s have another one, shall we? It will happen via the MIT Unhangout platform in mid January 2017; watch this space for the exact day and time (which depend on my collaborators and the time zones they happen to be in). Please suggest or vote for session ideas here.
My apologies for missing a few days on the old blog last week, but I was pretty busy at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Unfortunately, I was not able to make it to as many panels as I would have liked, but it was a productive meeting none the less. So here are five things that happened (to me; after all, it’s my blog!) at ASOR: 1. Object Biography.
Two Executive Committee posts, the chair(wo)man and the secretary, will be open for re-election in 2017. Note that you have to be a CAA International member to apply.
This new paper is a valid example of the application of non‐invasive imaging methods (technical photography and multispectral imaging) before and after the conservation treatment of a work of art.
Job title - Assistant Archivist Organisation - Secretary's Department, Bank of England Location - London Type - maternity cover To cover a period of maternity leave starting in March 2017 the Bank of England Archive is looking to recruit a cataloguing archivist to work on a varied collection of material from one of the Bank’s core areas, Financial Stability.
Title: Digital Preservation Awards 2016Venue: Wellcome Collection Conference Centre / LondonCategory: Invitational - members and guests onlyDate: 30/11/2016Time: 18:30 -...
“Reflections on Celts is a partnership tour between National Museums Scotland and the British Museum featuring two Iron Age mirrors, which tell very different stories, and help us to understand the relationships between communities in Britain 2,000 years ago.“ – McManus Galleries, Dundee Very excited to share our film “Above the Law: Dundee Law in the Iron Age” which Kieran and I made for the Reflections on Celts exhibition at the McManus Galleries in Dundee.
Last week Kieran and I travelled down to London to attend the AHRC Research in Film Awards which was hosted at the BAFTA Theatre in Piccadilly where Kieran’s Caterthuns film won in the Doctoral Award category. A still from Kieran’s film for which I modelled the Iron Age reconstructions for White Caterthun. It was brilliant to see Kieran win his category, especially since the Caterthuns were up against some stunning competition.
Job title - City of Culture Digital Archive Software Developer Salary - £32,959 - £38,183 a year Location - University of Hull The University of Hull is a Principal Partner in the City of Culture 2017 celebration. The City of Culture enterprise is a considerable undertaking that has been led by the City of Culture Company, working with a series of Partners from the City, the region and nationally.
If you have following this blog then you will know it is Wednesday and so conference video time. This is a session I, with the help of some great volunteers recorded at the CIfA conference. SESSION ABSTRACT This session will critically examine the sustainability and impact of community-led archaeological stewardship, and encourage discussion of the critical factors for resilience and sustainable futures.
Last week, I posted a draft of my ASOR paper, and today it is more or less done. It think I originally titled the paper “Excavating in the 21st Century: A Fictional Biography Mediated by Technology,” mostly because it rhymed. Enjoy. For my brief remarks today I’m intentionally misunderstanding the assignment for this panel. Rather than discuss the artifacts presented in the pdf file that Rick and Nancy circulated, I want to consider the pdf document as an archaeological artifact.
Talk: Duncan Keenan-Jones (Glasgow), “Digital Experimental Archaeology: Hero of Alexandria and his Automata in CAD”. Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-1780-0000-002B-EE38-F Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2016 Time: starting at 17:00 c.t. (i.e.
Yesterday I attended and spoke at the third of the Sound Heritage study days, at the marvellous Tatton Park, in Knutsford, near Manchester. The day started (after introductions) with a presentation from Candace Bailey, Performing Paris in Antebellum Charleston. She is currently exploring the domestic music of women across the Southern United States in the 19th century. Not just white women, but also (after the civil war and emancipation) women of colour.
Archaeology, one art and one part science, add and stir until you have a reasonable idea of what was happening in the past. One of my favourite techniques for doing this is experimental archaeology- the art of using science to determine how people did things.
Over the next few weeks, in collaboration with SOAS University of London, the École française d’Extrême-Orient and The University of Sydney, Archaeovision will be conducting a number of different recording processes in Myanmar (Burma), including RTI, photogrammetry, high-resolution photography and multi-spectral imaging.
A new trend in archaeology conferences is to run the say session in different conferences/countries or to have organisations run sessions in other organisations. I whole hearty approve of such innovation. As it is Wednesday, so conference video time, I though I would share one of these cross-country sessions from the CIfA conference. SESSION ABSTRACT This session aims to compare regulatory procedures and the role of professional standards and professional accreditation in the USA and the UK.