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.
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.