We’ve Been Published! Bible History Daily’s Digital Humanities Issue

At the end of July, we were contacted by the Biblical Archaeology Review about doing a post for their blog, Bible History Daily, as they were planning to do features on digital humanities in August. Our article, Bringing 21st-century access to ancient artifacts, focuses on our artifact collection and the work we’ve done this past year to create an online gallery with Omeka.net.

Medieval glazed pottery

Medieval glazed pottery

UBC CNERS Artifact Colleciton

UBC CNERS Artifact Colleciton

It’s an honour to be included with the other fascinating posts on digital humanities work being done in our field. I really enjoyed Map Quests: Geography, Digital Humanities and the Ancient World by Sarah Bond from the University of Iowa on the various mapping projects happening in classical, biblical and archaeological studies. These projects really do bring the ancient world to life again, and make it accessible to everyone without sacrificing scholastic integrity (ahem, “History” Channel).

And for those interested in the technological side of the work, BAR has a page devoted to archaeological technologies with articles on GIS, photogrammetry and even a free e-book on cyber-archaeology. It’s a fascinating fusion of past and future, well worth a read, as we try to keep up with the technology that makes our work possible.

About Lisa Tweten

As one of the project mangers, Lisa is the heart of the project. She works with Digital Humanities to photograph the MacGregor squeeze collection.

One Comment

  1. It’s nice to see others combining Digital Humanities and Archaeology. Check out my blog (www.AmiraZara.wordpress.com ) which focuses on just that. I am also focusing my dissertation on creating a tele-imersive 3D Virtual Reality reconstruction of the site, U’beidiya, located in Israel. It represents the earliest evidence of the out-of-Africa migration of the genus Homo (Homo erectus molar fragments uncovered).

    My personal academic information webpage via The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma:

    http://orgs.utulsa.edu/zpl/AshleyBrown.xhtml

    Well..
    I am certainly glad I found this blog, I am definitely adding it to my list of rss readers.

    Cheers!

    Ashley Brown (aka AmiraZara)

    Department of Anthropology
    The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

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