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Digital Humanities communities in Berlin

Happy new year readers! I am glad to say that we have arrived in Berlin and are settling in. So far we have been exploring the areas around us and awing at the amazing architecture. The city has been fairly quiet (except for an incredibly large amount of fireworks on New Years), so we have mostly been walking around the streets. I have found a Digital Humanities group that that has certain events in Berlin.

Presentation in seminar

20th November 2015. the Society of Estonian Conservators organised seminar about the preservation and conservation issues of the different materials and about documentation (“Esemete erinevate materjalide vastastikune kahjustav mõju – säilitamise ja konserveerimise problemaatika.”) in Olustvere. Andres spoke about accuracy, quality, uncertainty and error during the artefact/monument/building documentation (“Täpsus, kvaliteet ja viga.

Digital strategy workshop in Riga

26th November 2015 participated Andres in well-organised digital strategy workshop in Riga organised by WAM. The lecturer was T. Tasich, who is digital consultant, producer (Digitelling Agency, London, UK). During this event it was possible to gain a better understanding of how to create a digital strategy that integrates with wider strategic aims and objectives.

Day of Archaeology 2015

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Dr. Henry Walton “Indiana” Jones, Jr. Yes, it’s that time of year again: Time for the annual Day of Archaeology. And once again, my day does not involve any temples in remote jungles, crystal skulls or raiding any tombs.

Linked Data: From interoperable to interoperating

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Piazza Mercato, SienaVideos of all the presentations in this CAA session, held in Siena 2015, which I blogged about earlier.

GSTAR wins research presentation award

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Postgraduate Researchers Presentation Day – 2nd prize for best oral presentation I am very pleased to report that I won an award for my presentation on the GSTAR project at the Postgraduate Researchers Presentation Day, held on 15th May 2015 at the University of South Wales Postgraduate Research Centre, Trefforest...

CAA session at Digital Heritage 2015

CAA will be sponsoring a session at the upcoming second international Congress on Digital Heritage ( to be held in Granada, Spain, from September 28 – October 2, 2015. Following on CAA’s session at the first Digital Heritage Congress, this session will highlight digital applications related to archaeological fieldwork, research, and analysis.  The session is envisioned to include oral presentations of papers followed by a panel discussion.

3 reasons to visit the Open Context booth at the SAA meeting

At this year’s SAA meeting in San Francisco, Open Context will have it’s first-ever exhibit hall booth! Swing by booth #603 to say hello! If you need a reason to visit, here are three: “I have questions (or suggestions) about data publishing!” Many people have data they want share, but questions about how to go about it. We’re happy to talk about your data sharing concerns and help you understand what kind of time and effort will go into publishing your data.

Lecture about imaging technologies

Hembo Pagi giving a lecture. Photo: Th. Kormpaki On Thursday the 19th March myself and Hembo gave a presentation in St. Nicholas’ Church, Tallinn about imaging technologies and heritage documentation solutions. The lecture was organised by the St. Nicholas’ Church museum together with the Rode Altarpiece in Close-up project.

RTI training at DH seminar in Tartu

I have been working with RTI since 2008 and I have been very lucky to be part of several RTI research projects at the ACRG, Univeristy of  Southampton. During one of those projects I presented our work at University of Tartu and have since given many talks about the technique in various places to various skill levels. The upcoming Digital Humanities Seminar which will be in Tartu at the end of this month, will be the first time where I teach RTI to the general public in Estonia.

Between the Monuments, Avebury, 2014

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Panorama of one of the trenches Following on from previous work, the team from the Universities of Leicester and Southampton were back at Avebury for the 2014 season of the Between the Monuments project, returning once again to the West Kennet Avenue.


The DINAA project had a very successful reception at the 79th Annual Society for American Archaeology conference in Austin, TX last month. With several presentations spanning traditional conference papers, posters, and a lightning talk at the Digital Data Interest Group meeting, conference-goers were provided with no shortage of opportunities to learn about multiple aspects of the project and its implications for the future of archaeological research. Papers: David G.

Joint meeting CAA Germany and CAA Netherlands/Flanders in Cologne

The national chapters CAA Germany and CAA Netherlands/Flanders are proud to announce their joint chapter meeting and 3rd Biannual Conference on Teaching Digital Archaeology – Digitally Teaching Archaeology & Identifying Patterns, Calculating Similarities. The conference will take place in Cologne, Germany on 3-4 October 2014. You can find more information on the official web site.

Imaging hackathon

Two weeks to go until our imaging event in Tallinn St Nicholas’ (Niguliste) church. We have some great presenters and superb venue in a medieval church. Also, we are very excited about the hackathon which will be the culmination of our event. Hereby I am trying to open more about the plans and preliminary ideas. The purpose of the hackathon is to establish an effective prototype for a new way of experiencing and sharing scientific information, using free and open source software.

DINAA Poster Symposium Sneak Peek

Here’s the first of several posters about the DINAA project that will be presented at the SAAs this week in Austin. About the Poster: Yes, this poster is printed on fabric. With a tip from a colleague on Twitter, we discovered Spoonflower, a company that prints on fabric. What a result!! The fabric poster is on wrinkle-free material, the colors are accurate, and the printing is as sharp as if it were on paper.

CAA 2014

Archaeovision R&D will present the ArchaeoLog.IO data management system for the first time in Paris at CAA 2014. It is the 42nd year for CAA conference which gathers people working with computing and technologies in cultural heritage. It is a perfect place to introduce the research and data management tool ArchaeoLog.IO. The paper abstract is available from CAA 2014 website. More information to come soon.

Matthew Kirschenbaum Lecture at UND Today

The UND Working Group in Digital & New Media is happy to present “Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing,” A Virtual Talk by Matthew Kirschenbaum. The talk is free and open to the public and will take place at 4pm on Wednesday, April 16 in the East Asian Room in the Chester Fritz Library. You should be able to stream his talk here. Matthew G.

Workshop Recap: State Site Files, DINAA, and Archaeology

We recently concluded a workshop for the DINAA project, held at the University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville Office of Research on March 19th and 20th. The workshop brought together more than 30 participants, including managers and researchers from universities and state and federal agencies across Eastern North America, as well as graduate students from UT and Indiana University.