Archaeology

blog: London Churches, Part 4

"The Bank of England. I've never actually seen it before. Monolithic building, like a ziggurat. Staring blank walls, fortress-like. Two grey-haired bearded men in black overcoats, polished black shoes, pacing the pavement, side by side, both smoking cigars, deep in conversation. Incredible: like something out of the 1920s. Grey-haired men with cigars, controlling the economy."

The fourth part of a hyperfiction based on visits to churches in the City of London. Part 4 takes in the following:

St Stephen Walbrook [read more...]

job: Visualising the Past (Arts and Humanities, Computer Science)

Application Deadline: 
31/05/2011

Swansea University Fully Funded PhD Studentship
Visualising the Past (Arts and Humanities, Computer Science)
Swansea University

Introduction:
Swansea's college of Arts and Humanities, in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science, is offering a fully-funded PhD studentship exploring the ways in which digital technologies can be used to visualise the past - in particular the industrial heritage of Swansea itself.

About the project: [read more...]

job: Make Money Writing Historical Tours for the iPhone!

Application Deadline: 
31/12/2011

Past Preservers is on the look out for passionate individuals who can utilize Crimson Bamboo’s unique new iPhone platform, Rama, to make history come alive!

Uniting popular history with archival photographs, Rama not only adds a historical narrative to the walking tour, but shows snapshots of the tour route as it actually appeared. It’s the only app that captures the experience of being in Chicago after the Great Fire, on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day, or in Shanghai’s French Concession in the roaring 20s. [read more...]

event: COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities

29/04/2011

The Center for Collaborative Online International Learning
We Are Pleased to Announce a Call for Participation in the COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities [read more...]

Location

SUNY Global Center
116 E. 55th St.
New York NY
United States

project: Unlocking Historic Landscapes in the Eastern Mediterranean

This research will make a step towards unlocking the history of Mediterranean landscapes by the application of a proven methodology pioneered in British landscape studies. We will map and analyse the historic landscape of terraces, fields, lanes and rural settlements that are typical of the eastern Mediterranean, and attempt to understand them in their historical context. The long-term history of the eastern Mediterranean shows that there are many different ways similar landscapes and environments can be inhabited and structured. [read more]

event: Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks – 2nd Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2011

07/06/2011 08:00

Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks –
2nd Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2011

taking place at the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest,
on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

Abstract:
We are pleased to announce the second Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2011 on Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks. The aim of the symposium is to foster cross-disciplinary research on complex systems within or with the help of arts and humanities.
The symposium will highlight arts and humanities as an interesting source of data, where the combined experience of arts, humanities research, and natural science makes a huge difference in overcoming the limitations of artificially segregated communities of practice. Furthermore, the symposium will focus on striking examples, where artists and humanities researchers make an impact within the natural sciences. By bringing together network scientists and specialists from the arts and humanities we strive for a better understanding of networks and their visualizations in general.
The overall mission is to bring together pioneer work, leveraging previously unused potential by developing the right questions, methods, and tools, as well as dealing with problems of information accuracy and incompleteness. Running parallel to the NetSci2011 conference, the symposium will also provide a unique opportunity to mingle with leading researchers and practitioners of complex network science, potentially sparking fruitful collaborations.

In addition to keynotes and interdisciplinary discussion, we are looking for a number of contributed talks. Selected papers will be published in print in a Special Section of Leonardo Journal (MIT Press), as well as online in Leonardo Transactions. The symposium is a follow up to the first satellite event on “Arts | Humanities | Complex Networks" at NetSci2010 in Boston. The 2010 abstracts, papers, and videos are available at http://artshumanities.netsci2010.net.

Confirmed keynote speakers:
* Marek Claassen, Director, ArtFacts.Net
* Jim Crutchfield, Director, Complexity Sciences Center, UC Davis / Scientific Director and Vice President, Art & Science Laboratory, Santa Fe
* Nathalie Henry Riche, researcher, VIBE group, Microsoft Research, Seattle

Organizing committee:
Maximilian Schich, CCNR BarabásiLab, Northeastern University, USA
Roger Malina, Executive Editor at Leonardo Publications, France/USA
Isabel Meirelles, Dept. of Art + Design, Northeastern University, USA
Tijana Stepanovic, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art’s Affiliate, ACAX | Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange, Hungary [read more...]

Location

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art
Komor Marcell u. 1
Budapest H-1095
Hungary

event: Research databases in the humanities – where next?

21/01/2011 12:00

What are the issues that researchers in the Humanities face when compiling data, and how can technology help or hinder? The workshop will look at the ways in which humanities researchers build, maintain, and preserve databases, along with the processes currently in place to support such activities. It will consider what tools could be developed to support the creation and use of research data, how data from different sources might be linked, and, where relevant, the role that public or private cloud services might play. [read more...]

Location

Rewley House
1 Wellington Square
Oxford OX1 2JA
United Kingdom
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