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50 min 48 sec ago What Killed the Crew of the Franklin Expedition? << Archaeology Magazine

Franklin Expedition accidentsGLASGOW, SCOTLAND—The Star.com reports that researchers from the University of Glasgow think that accidents, and not illnesses such as tuberculosis, scurvy, and lead poisoning, may have been responsible for the loss of many of the Franklin Expedition’s 129 crew members. No log books from the Franklin Expedition have ever been found, so team leader Keith Millar and colleagues evaluated the “sick books” of nine Royal Navy ships that searched for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition. Those ships were similarly equipped to the HMS Terror and HMS Erebus. The researchers found that the crews of the later ships suffered some symptoms of scurvy and lead poisoning, but not on a large scale. Millar suggests that accidents that occurred while hunting for wild game on foot in a harsh climate and over difficult terrain could be to blame for the Franklin Expedition’s heavy losses. Robert Park of the University of Waterloo, who was on the team that discovered HMS Erebus in 2014, disagrees with Millar, noting that 15 Franklin Expedition officers were dead by 1848, three years into the expedition. “I can’t imagine a catastrophic accident that would kill so many officers,” he said. For more, go to "Franklin’s Last Voyage."

6 hours 31 min ago Open Access Journal: ARIT Newsletter << Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)  [First posted in AWOL 4 December 2009. Updated 26 September 2016]

ARIT Newsletter
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Twice a year the Institute publishes the ARIT Newsletter, distributed widely in the academic community and among the Friends of ARIT. It provides information about the ARIT's recent activities and programs, including the news from each center, research reports from recent fellows in Turkey, lists of current fellows and donors.
Volume 59, Spring 2016
- Research in Turkey continues.
- ARIT helps develop programs to protect heritage.
- SALT Galata in Istanbul exhibits materials from the American Board Archive.
- The Sardis Symphony debuts at the Temple of Artemis.
- Research reports: ARIT fellow reports on contemporary synagogue liturgy in Istanbul.

Volume 58, Spring 2015
  - Studies related to Turkey grow, along with ARIT institutional membership
      - ARIT Istanbul opens new on-line access to American Board archives and library materials
      - ARIT Ankara director presents at the 20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists
and facilitates programs on cultural heritage protection
      - Research reports: On social complexity and crop production at chalcolithic Çadır Höyük and on Looking over Ottoman readers' shoulders.
Volume 57, Fall 2014
  - ARIT and the NEH.
      - ARIT Istanbul Friends initiate the John Freely Fellowship Fund.
      - ARIT welcomes additional new institutional members.

      - Research report: Subsistence and Ritual as evidenced by bone remains in southern Cappadocia.

Volume 56, Spring 2014
      - Reflections on ARIT's 50th.
      - ARIT welcomes additional new institutional members.
      - Research reports: Statistics and reform in contemporary Turkey; the musical life of two Bektashi communities; Ottoman physical culture.

Volume 55, Spring 2013
      - 2014 is ARIT's 50th year: reflecting on past accomplishments and future plans.
     
 - ARIT welcomes additional new institutional member
      - New publication: writings of Dr. Toni M. Cross
      - Research reports: library collections of Ottoman Sufi scholars; Armenian churches in Istanbul.

Volume 54, Fall 2012
      - ARIT plans adaptations to reduced funding
     
 - ARIT welcomes five new institutional members
      - Research report: Classical architects of Asia Minor; Authenticating Eyüp in Istanbul.

Volume 53, Spring 2012
      
- ARIT's funding worries continue
     
 - ARIT Istanbul Library acquires the massive archive of the American Board of Missions
      - ARIT Ankara director reports on Turkish fellows traveling to Greece
      - Research report: Early Republican political cartoons

Volume 52, Fall 2011
      - ARIT loses much of its federal support for overseas operations and programs
      - ARIT Istanbul Library posts publications from the Library of the American Board of Missions on-line
      - ARIT Ankara director shares new developments concerning permits for U.S. archaeological excavations and surveys
      - Research report: Byzantine shipwreck explored

Volume 51, Spring 2011
      - ARIT Istanbul facilities and developments
      - Library of the American Board of Missions at ARIT Istanbul
      - ARIT Ankara names Coulson - Cross Aegean Exchange fellows for 2011
      - Research reports:  Ottoman Women, Legal Reform, and Social Change; Spanish Moriscos in the Ottoman realm

Volume 50, Fall 2010
      - Local Archives and Libraries of Overseas Research Centers (LAORC) launches new database on the Digital Library for International Research (DLIR)
      - Access to research facilities in Istanbul
      - ARIT facilitates cooperation with new permit procedures for archaeological projects
      - Research reports:  Religion and politics and the Ottoman-Iranian border; Polychromy of Roman marble sculpture from Aphrodisias

Volume 49, Spring 2010
      - Meet the new ARIT President
      - New ARIT Turkish fellows pursue a broad range of research projects
      - Archaeologists adapt to new excavation regulations
      - Research reports:  Late Antique Portrait Sculpture; Perspectives of German-Turkish return migrants.

Volume 48, Fall 2009
      - ARIT President Sams recounts his presidency that is coming to an end
      - ARIT center affiliates have diverse backgrounds and interests
      - ARIT Ankara and Cypriot American Archaeological Research Institute exchange scholar/directors
      - Research reports:  Piracy in the Ottoman Mediterranean; Hittite conception of space.

Volume 47, Spring 2009
      - ARIT Mellon Fellows contributions.
      - New tours and sites in Turkey
      - Machteld J. Mellink remembered in Ankara
      - Research report:  A study of Ottoman deeds in Çorum yields detailed histories.

Volume 46, Fall 2008
       - ARIT Ankara director changes: farewell to Baha Yildirim, greetings to Elif Denel.
       - Turkish Language programs and fellowships program grow
       - ARIT continues to seek new facilities for the Istanbul center
       - Research reports:  Ottoman military levies; Little Ice Age crisis in Ottoman lands.

Volume 45, Spring 2008
        - ARIT begins building a library endowment with the help of the NEH Endowment Challenge grant.
        - Kress Foundation fellows cited; Turkish fellowships program grows
        - ARIT seeks new facilities for the Istanbul center
        - Research reports:  Turkish Alevism; Greek pottery at Gordion.

Volume 44, Fall 2007
        - ARIT wins NEH Endowment Challenge grant to upgrade libraries.
        - Joukowsky Family Foundation supports publication of fellows' research.
        - Research reports:  Suleyman the Lawgiver; Cultural Debates in Istanbul Recording Studios.

Volume 43, Spring 2007
        - Ankara Library receives Mellink collection and expands.
        - Expanded intensive Department of State Turkish language programs continue.
        - Research reports:  The Making of the National Identity in Ottoman Macedonia; The Tektaş Burnu Shipwreck.

Volume 42, Fall 2006
        - The Council of American Overseas Research Centers marks twenty-five years.
        - New Department of State funding supports advanced language study in Turkey for U.S. beginning students.
        - List of ARIT Fellowships for 2006-2007.
        - Research report:  The Architectural Patronage of Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad

Volume 41, Spring 2006
       - Machteld Johanna Mellink remembrance.
       - New legal status for ARIT in Turkey in process.
       - Annual Fund drive.
       - Research reports:  Thracian Names and the Greek Epigraphic Evidence in East Thrace and Asia Minor; Secularizations and their Discontents:  a Cross-National Study;        The Civil Basilica of Aphrodisias.   

Volume 40, Fall 2005
        - George and Ilse Hanfmann Fellowship Program.
        - Increased research activities in libraries and hostels in both Ankara and Istanbul.
        - List of ARIT Fellowships for 2005-2006.
        - Research report:  Roman urbanism in southwestern Turkey; history of the Sabbatian communities.    

 Volume 39, Spring 2005
        - The Turkish Cultural Foundation offers new support for Turkish fellows in Turkey.
        - Increased support means more Turkish fellows supported in the program administered by the Istanbul Dernek.
        - Aegean Exchange fellows plan their research projects in Greece.
        - Annual fund drive.
        - Research Report:  Byzantine-Ottoman 'overlap' architecture in Turkey.   
Volume 38, Fall 2004
        - William D. E. Coulson - Toni M. Cross Aegean Exchange gains permanent funding through the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

        - Changes in the laws guiding applications for research permissions occupy directors in both centers.
        - List of ARIT Fellowships for 2004-2005.
        - Research report:  ancient wine-making in Turkey.    

Volume 37, Spring 2004
        - Interest in U.S.-based research in Turkey on the increase; research are programs thriving.
        - New Turkish law changes the process for foreigners applying for research permissions.
        - Hanfmann Fellows travel abroad to carry out varied research projects; the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Consulate in Ankara continues to support the Aegean Exchange Program.
        - Research report:  prehistoric dietary habits examined through micro-wear analysis.
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6 hours 33 min ago Considering a post-bac in Classics? Think about the new MA in Digital Tools for Premodern Studies at Tufts. << Perseus Digital Library Updates

http://asegrad.tufts.edu/academics/explore-graduate-programs/digital-humanities

This blog focuses upon what this program offers to students who have traditionally participated in post-baccalaureate programs to prepare for a PhD program in Greco-Roman studies. Two years ago I published a blog entitled “So you want to become a professor of Greek and/or Latin? Think hard about a PhD in Digital Humanities.” Here I talk about something that we have done at Tufts to improve the situation, creating an MA in Digital Tools for Premodern Studies that allows students to address two common challenges: the need to read more Greek and Latin and to familiarize themselves with the digital methods upon which their teaching and research will increasingly depend in the decades to come. You would then be in a position to pursue a PhD in those more traditional departments where faculty realize that junior scholars must adapt and that their own programs are not yet in a position to provide that training.

Before focusing on this particular topic, I do want to emphasize that the new MA in Digital Humanities for Premodern Studies, of course, also provides opportunities for a range of different subsequent career tracks. Libraries are being reinvented and demand personnel who can work with born-digital data about the past. All PhD Programs that engage with the human textual record need students who can exploit the latest digital methods. And the methods that students encounter in this program come from fields such as corpus and computational linguistics, text mining and visualization, geospatial and social network analysis, citizen science and other areas of general and emerging importance. The MA is also intended to support a growing range of historical languages and contexts; the Tufts Department of Classics already offers classes in Sanskrit (thanks to Anne Mahoney) as well as Greek and Latin and supports research in Classical Arabic (thanks to Riccardo Strobino). The two chairs of Classics who led the development of this program, past-chair Vickie Sullivan and current-chair Ioannis Evrigenis, are political philosophers with primary appointments in Political Science and their research offers opportunities for students who wish to explore early modern culture and its connections to the ancient world. Certain this connects to my own belief that we must redefine the meaning of Classics to include all Classical languages from the around the world (if we don’t just jettison this value-laden term in favor of historical languages or something more descriptive).

Our hope is to support an increasing range of languages and faculty will work with potential applicants to find ways to address their interests. But for those students who are looking for a program to prepare them for PhD programs in Greco-Roman studies or in fields where advanced knowledge of Greek or Latin are particularly helpful, the new MA in Digital Humanities for Premodern Studies offers a new approach.

Over the past generation a number of post-bac programs have emerged to help students expand their knowledge of Greek and Latin in preparation for PhD study. More recently, a new challenge has emerged: to exploit the possibilities and meet the challenges of a digital age, the study of Greek, Latin and all historical languages needs to be rebuilt from the ground up. In a very real sense, we have no modern editions, no modern lexica, no modern commentaries, no modern encyclopedias and no modern publications because our scholarship and the infrastructure upon which it resides still reflects, even when it appears in digital form, the limitations of print rather the possibilities of digital media. The study of historical languages — even languages like Greek and Latin, which have been the object of analysis for thousands of years — is in the process of reinventing itself. The challenge is to exploit the best from millennia of work, but to do so critically, identifying and transcending problematic assumptions about what we do and why. And if we are to do so, we need a new generation of researchers and teachers who have a command of emerging digital methods. Few PhD programs in Greek, Latin, or any other historical language are in a position to provide such expertise — the Digital Classicists who have emerged have been largely self-taught and many of those considered to be Digital Classicists (myself included) wish that they had had an opportunity for more formal training.

The new MA in Premodern Studies at Tufts thus addresses two different challenges, and does so in a way where work on each challenge reinforces the other. If students wish to improve their command of texts in historical languages such as Greek and Latin, one of the best ways is to take charge of a text and create the beginnings of its first truly digital edition.

What constitutes a truly digital edition?

  • A truly digital edition does not simply have digitized textual notes, modern language translation, and indices for people, places and primary sources that quote a text (e.g., the Greek texts that quote a particular passage of the Iliad) or that the text itself quotes (e.g., the authors that such as Plutarch or Athenaeus quote). A truly digital edition contains links to digital representations of the manuscripts, papyri, inscribed stones or other textual witnesses.
  • A truly digital edition does not simply add upper- and lower-case, paragraph breaks, and modern punctuation but explicitly encodes the morphological, syntactic, and semantic judgments upon which these print-culture conventions of annotation depend and to which they loosely allude. A truly digital edition encodes the best available data about which Alexander or which Alexandria a particular passage in a particular text designates and then captures social and geographical relationships in a format that can be automatically analyzed and dynamically visualized.
  • A truly digital edition encodes quotations within and references to a text as hypertextual links among evolving digital editions.
  • A truly digital edition can accommodate translations into multiple different modern languages, with each translation aligned, as appropriate, at the word and phrase level, both to help readers more effectively work with the original and to support new forms of scholarly analysis (e.g., using translation alignments to study changes in word sense over time).
  • At Tufts you can work with the emerging digital publication environment developed by the Perseids Project, create geospatial publications with Pelagios Commons, develop a project within the collaborative framework of the Homer Multitext project or any other open digital project. If you want to demonstrate to a potential PhD program your capacity to understand Greek and Latin, as well as your mastery of new digital methods, you can create a portfolio of your work and contribute to the next version of the Perseus Digital Library which is now under development at Tufts, Leipzig and elsewhere. The two year program allows you to develop a mature portfolio when Phd applications are due in December of your second year.

    Gregory Crane
    Program Director
    MA in Digital Humanities for Premodern Studies
    Winnick Family Chair of Technology and Entrepreneurship
    Professor of Classics
    Editor-in-Chief, Perseus Digital Library
    Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
    Tufts University

    Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Digital Humanities
    Leipzig University

    6 hours 36 min ago Finding Washingtonia << Kostis Kourelis (Buildings, Objects Situations) I have been enjoying the digital conversation following my post on Washingtonia, the first refugee camp in Greece, built by Samuel Howe (shown here, about 30 years after his youthful work in Corinth) I have this crazy idea that if I digitally pool the ground expertise of Tim Gregory, Guy Sanders, Tom Galant, Bill Caraher, Dave Pettegrew, Richard Rothaus, Hector Williams, Dimitri Nakassis, and
    6 hours 38 min ago Nieuw educatief wandelpad ontsluit archeologisch verleden van Asse << ArcheoNet BE

    2000 jaar geleden was Asse een bloeiend Romeins handelsdorpje, anno 2016 zijn daar nog steeds vele resten van terug te vinden in de bodem. Archeologen vonden de voorbije jaren een schat aan nieuwe informatie over het Romeins, maar ook over het prehistorisch en het middeleeuws verleden van Asse. Om deze resultaten kenbaar te maken aan het grote publiek, opende Agilas vzw, in samenwerking met verschillende partners, vandaag een permanent ‘Educatief Wandelpad Archeologie’ met een bijhorende schattenjacht voor jongeren, een kleurwedstrijd voor de allerkleinsten en verschillende educatieve pakketten voor klasgroepen.

    Een 4,5 km lang wandelpad leidt bezoekers van het middeleeuwse Oud-Gasthuis in het centrum van Asse (Gemeenteplein 26) naar de Romeinse nederzetting. Langsheen het traject geven 23 informatiepanelen meer informatie over de opgravingsresultaten. Twee figuurtjes, de Romeinse pottenbakker Lucius Macrinus en een archeologe, werkzaam in Asse, begeleiden de wandelaars op hun tocht.

    De kleine Marcus, zoon van pottenbakker Lucius, rekent op de hulp van kinderen tussen 9 en 14 jaar en hun familie om de code te vinden die naar de geheime pot leidt. De schattenjacht gebeurt aan de hand van een brochure met vragen en opdrachten die betrekking hebben op de panelen die langs het parcours staan opgesteld. Uiteraard wordt goed speurwerk beloond…

    De allerkleinsten (jonger dan 9 jaar) kunnen samen met Marcus deelnemen aan een kleurwedstrijd. Elke maand maakt iemand kans om een mooie prijs te winnen… Speciaal voor het educatief wandelpad ontwikkelde Agilas ook verschillende schoolpakketten, waarbij een wandeling door Romeins Asse centraal staat.

    Praktisch: gratis wandelflyers met de wandelroute, deelnamebrochures voor de schattenjacht en kleurprenten kunnen afgehaald worden aan de infobalies van CC Asse en de bibliotheek (Huinegem 2-4) of kunnen gedownload worden via www.agilas.be. Voor meer informatie over de educatieve schoolpakketten en de noodzakelijke reservatie ervan kan contact opgenomen worden Kristine Magerman van Agilas vzw (0474/29.95.67 of kristine.magerman@agilas.be).

    7 hours 5 min ago Archeologische contactdag op 8 oktober in Maaseik << ArcheoNet BE

    Op zaterdag 8 oktober organiseren de stad Maaseik en de Archeologische Vereniging Limburg een archeologische regiodag. Tijdens de voormiddag worden de deelnemers meegenomen in een aantal spraakmakende verhalen over de verzamelende oud-burgemeester Phillips, de Codex Eyckensis uit de 8ste eeuw, het onderzoek van een Merovingisch grafveld uit Echt en de archeologische geschiedenis van Sint Pauluskerk in Lanklaar. Na de lunch staat een geleid bezoek in en rond de Sint-Annakerk in Aldeneik op het programma.

    Het volledige programma en alle praktische info vind je in deze bijlage (pdf). Inschrijven kan nog tot vrijdag 30 september. De plaatsen zijn beperkt.

    7 hours 28 min ago This Changes Everything! In which I return to Safi & have a new-found love for pens and sharpies << From Stone to Screen

    I did something new this summer. For the first time, I went back to an archaeological site I had worked at before. That’s not to say I’ve been to tons of archaeological sites once and never gone back, in fact, this is only the second site I’d ever worked at.…

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    9 hours 59 min ago The 17th-century man who was buried face down << Archaeological News on Tumblr In 2013 archaeologists discovered a cemetery in use as long ago as the early Middle Ages in the...
    10 hours 32 min ago New research throws light on ancient stone artifacts << Paola Arosio and Diego Meozzi (Stone Pages' Archaeonews) A mixed team of archaeologists and scientists at the Indiana University (USA) have been throwing some very sophisticated analytical study at a group of stones, collectively dating from 1.8 million...
    10 hours 33 min ago Oetzi the Iceman was an agropastorialist, as well as a hunter << Paola Arosio and Diego Meozzi (Stone Pages' Archaeonews) Ever since his discovery in the Italian Alps in 1991, scientists and researchers have been working on the remains of Oetzi the Iceman, trying to elicit as much information as...
    10 hours 33 min ago Significant Bronze age burial find in Cyprus << Paola Arosio and Diego Meozzi (Stone Pages' Archaeonews) A team of archaeologists from Sweden's University of Gothenburg have been carrying out excavations and research in Cyprus for the last seven years. This season they have made a substantial...
    10 hours 53 min ago Open Access Journal: Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database Newsletter << Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online) Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database Newsletter
    By the end of 2012, with over nine-hundred gems present and more than thirty collections represented in the database, a fourth of the known corpus of magical gems has become accessible, while we are presently working on the upload of a similar amount. As the integration of new material naturally necessitates changes, having got this far, we have started to reconsider certain features of the database, to review what has been achieved until now and launch improvements in order to create not simply a corpus of magical gems, but also a research tool.  Our research on magical gems worldwide has been made possible by the ongoing support of Vacheron Constantin, Geneva. A standard grant of the International Visegrad Fund has allowed us to concentrate on ’Magical Gems in the Visegrad Countries’.
    The Newsletters of CBd were discontinued from 22 January 2016. For updates, please visit our page at academia.edu.

              Newsletter, 22 January 2016


            Newsletter, 16 February 2015

            Newsletter, 31 March 2014

            Newsletter, 06 January 2014

            Newsletter, 30 September 2013

            Newsletter, 23 March 2013

            Newsletter, 29 January 2013

            Newsletter, 31 December 2012

            Newsletter, 22 November 2012

     
    11 hours 7 min ago Open Access Journal: ArcheoMolise << Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online) [First posted in AWOL 2 June 2013, updated  26 September 2016]

    ArcheoMolise
    ISSN: 2036-3028
    Il Centro Europeo di Ricerche Preistoriche è un' Associazione per la Ricerca scientifica ONLUS che fin dalla sua costituzione promuove ed attua interventi finalizzati allo sviluppo della ricerca scientifica e preistorica sul territorio molisano, nonché alla sua ampia valorizzazione e divulgazione anche in un contesto extraterritoriale ed internazionale.

    Il programma di interventi annuali ha sempre puntato alla continuazione delle ricerche esplorative sul sito archeologico di Isernia La Pineta, quale volano per il coinvolgimento di ricercatori, docenti e studenti stranieri e non, ma ha altresì mirato all’ampliamento delle conoscenze sulla preistoria molisana, attivando una serie di interventi sistematici sull’intero territorio della provincia di Isernia.

    I risultati importanti raggiunti nel corso degli anni hanno portato alla pubblicazione dei ritrovamenti su specifiche riviste scientifiche, nonché su monografie che oggi costituiscono il substrato editoriale di una Collana Ricerche, edita dal Centro e conosciuta anche all’estero.

    Le attività di ricerca sul campo si caratterizzano quale base imprescindibile per la predisposizione di un progetto di valorizzazione e divulgazione delle realtà archeologiche e preistoriche presenti sul territorio molisano, oggi in fase avanzata di realizzazione e la cui continuità si configura come garanzia per mantenere vivo l’interesse a livello internazionale verso queste realtà archeologiche, fondamentali per la comprensione della preistoria europea (il sito paleolitico di Isernia La Pineta e le aree limitrofe ivi individuate: Grotta Reali a Rocchetta a Volturno, Colle delle Api a Monteroduni, San Mauro a Carovilli, La Montagnola di Civitanova del Sannio, Rio Verde di Pescopennataro)
    11 hours 16 min ago Trolley Problem Memes << James F. McGrath (Exploring Our Matrix) I mentioned the possibility that “The Skittles Problem” might replace “The Trolley Problem” as the go-to illustration in ethics classes. I am now almost certain that it won’t – unless we get as many amazing Skittles problem memes as there are trolley problem memes. Take a look at this sampling below, which is just a collection of [Read More...]
    11 hours 29 min ago Open Access Journal: NABU: Nouvelles Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires << Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online) [First posted in AWOL 17 November 2012, updated 26 September 2016]

    NABU: Nouvelles Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires
    ISSN: 0989-5671
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    Ce journal, intitulé Nouvelles Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires, est publié quatre fois par an (mars, juin, septembre, décembre).
    Comité de rédaction :
    Dominique Charpin, Jean-Marie Durand, Francis Joannès, Nele Ziegler
    Les numéros à partir de 1987 sont téléchargeables au format pdf.
    Le signe * indique les numéros searchable (unicode seulement à partir de 2008/3). Les autres sont des fichiers-images. 

      Also see the tables of contents of the Mémoires de NABU

      11 hours 36 min ago Gardens below Prague Castle Open Day << AIA Fieldnotes
      Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
      Sponsored by National Heritage Institute
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      Saturday, October 15, 2016

      To celebrate the International Archaeology Day National Heritage Institute offers to the visitors free entry to the beautiful set of historical (mostly baroque) palatial gardens on the slope below the Prague Castle.

      https://www.palacove-zahrady.cz/cs

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      Ján Čáni
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      11 hours 44 min ago St. Wenceslaus Rotunda Open Day << AIA Fieldnotes
      Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
      Sponsored by National Heritage Institute, Prague Archaeological Section
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      lecture
      education
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      Saturday, October 15, 2016

      Archaeologists of the National Heritage Institute in Prague have recently discovered ruins of St. Wenceslaus rotunda of the Lesser Town of Prague. 11th century structure was demolished more than three centuries ago to make space for new building of a Society of Jesus college. During the restoration of this building flooring, walls and other features were discovered, conservated and now are newly visible under special conditions. This even seems to be sort of highlight of Prague International Archaeology Day for those interested in medieval archaeology and history.

      Location

      Name: 
      Jarmila Čiháková
      Telephone: 
      00420234653314
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      11 hours 53 min ago Calls for Malaysian history books to include references to Old Kedah << Noel Tan (The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog) History advocates in Malaysia are campaigning for the inclusion of references to Old Kedah, discovered through archaeological excavations, into history textbooks. Call to include Old Kedah civilisation in history textbooks Free Malaysia Today, 05 July 2016 New facts on Old Kedah, which has been declared as the earliest and oldest civilisation in Southeast Asia, should … Continue reading "Calls for Malaysian history books to include references to Old Kedah"
      12 hours 1 min ago How the Archaeologists Work? << AIA Fieldnotes
      Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
      Sponsored by Labrys archaeological group
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      fair
      workshop
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      Start Date: 
      Saturday, October 15, 2016

      During the day visitors but kids fist of all can experience the modes of archaeological work from the actual excavation to recording and material processing. We will be ready to advice you and several lectures on our work and gigs are prepared as well.

      Location

      Name: 
      Milan Kuchařík
      Call for Papers: 
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      12 hours 3 min ago The household archaeology of Angkor Wat << Noel Tan (The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog) Dr Alison Carter’s article for the Khmer Times on her work on household archaeology at Angkor Wat. Household Archaeology at Angkor Wat Khmer Times, 07 July 2016 When you picture Angkor Wat, you might think of the imposing and elegant temple surrounded by a thick forest of trees. However, archaeologists now know that when Angkor … Continue reading "The household archaeology of Angkor Wat"
      12 hours 22 min ago Museum Open Day << AIA Fieldnotes
      Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
      Sponsored by J. A. Comenius Museum, Uherský Brod
      Event Type (you may select more than one): 
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      exhibition
      education
      other
      Start Date: 
      Saturday, October 15, 2016

      J. A. Comenius Museum in Uherský Brod celebrates the International Archaeology Day with the Open Day. You can visit all permanent exchibitions of the museum. Enjoy our "Comenius" or "Regional Antiquities" or "Eight Centuries of Dominican Order" exhibitions and see all the various historical artifacts and learn about the past!

      Location

      Name: 
      Miroslav Vaškových
      Call for Papers: 
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      12 hours 24 min ago Forts, Flags, and artiFacts! << AIA Fieldnotes
      Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
      Sponsored by National Park Service-Southeast Archeological Center and Florida Park Service-Department of Environmental Protection
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      nad
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      fair
      education
      Start Date: 
      Saturday, October 22, 2016

      Please join us for our 4th annual International Archaeology Day event at San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park. St. Marks, Florida. Take time out from eating stone crabs and join the Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s State Parks on October 22, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come learn about the history and culture of the panhandle region as we celebrate local and national efforts to preserve, protect, and interpret the stories of the past for future generations.

      Location

      Name: 
      Meredith Hardy
      Telephone: 
      850.580.8428
      Call for Papers: 
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      12 hours 36 min ago International Archaeology Day << AIA Fieldnotes
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      Sponsored by Regional Museum in Jílové u Prahy
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      Saturday, October 15, 2016

      The Regional Museum in Jílové u Prahy opens its gates to the public willing to learn about archaeology. This year we are going to talk about the underwater archaeology. Therefore two lectures are prepared for you. Firts one by Barbora Machová on the freshwater archaeology in Europe with examples of researches in the Czech Republic while the second one by Martina Smetánková is on European marine archaeology.

      Location

      Name: 
      Šárka Juřinová
      Call for Papers: 
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      12 hours 53 min ago New findings give insight into life and death of 5000-year-old ice mummy << Archaeological News on Tumblr The copper used to make the axe blade of 5,000-year-old mummy Ötzi did not come from the Alpine...
      12 hours 57 min ago NDUS Arts and Humanities Outrage Summit << Bill Caraher (The New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World)

      We have the final program ready for the NDUS Arts and Humanities Outrage Summit. It includes a sweet cover designed by Donovan Witmer. Here’s a draft of my very brief opening remarks

      The hashtag is #NDUSOutrage (which oddly enough hasn’t been used lately)!

      Outrage Program Cover

      Here’s the program. 

      8:00 – 8:30
      Welcome
      Lecture Bowl

      Bill Caraher
      Associate Professor, Department of History, UND

      Mark Kennedy
      President, UND 

      9:00-10:00 AM          
      Panel
      The Art of Outrage
      Badlands Room 

      Light and Darkness: Tragedy and the Use of Light in Public Art
      Patrick Luber, UND

      Quick Response to Outrage
      Jenni Lou Russi, VCSU           

      8:30-10:00 AM          
      Panel
      Historical Outrage
      Lecture Bowl 

      Public Outrage (Re)shaping Settler Commemoration
      Cynthia C. Prescott, UND

      From Outrage to Change: A Historical Overview of the Black Campus Movement: 1960-1980
      Daniel Cooley, UND

      Outrage in Historical Perpsective
      Eric Burin, UND           

      8:30-10:00 AM
      Panel
      Music Therapy Suspension: Shock, Denial, Outrage, Bargaining, Depression, but not Acceptance
      River Valley Room           

      Music Therapy: An essential allied health profession
      Anita Gadberry, UND

      Music Therapy in the Evolution of the UND Music Department
      Gary Towne, UND

      The Impact of the Suspension of Music Therapy on UND
      James Popejoy, UND

      The Suspension of the UND Music Therapy Program: A Case Study of Flawed Process
      Katherine Norman Dearden           

      10:15-11:30     
      Musical Performance
      Ball Room

      Fiery Red
      Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962)

      Luminus
      Piano Trio (MSU)

      Jon Rumney, violin, MSU
      Erik Anderson, cello, MSU
      Dianna Anderson, piano, MSU 

      String Quartet No. 8
      II. Allegro molto
      Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) 

      MSU String Quartet
      Jon Rumney, violin (filling in for Will Schilling)
      Nikisa Gentry, violin
      Nina Coster, viola
      Rebecca Randash, cello 

      10:15-11:45     
      Panel
      Literary Outrage
      River Valley Room 

      The Monkey Smokes a Cigarette, or, Yelling at Your Television
      Brian Schill UND

      Medieval Zorn, Modern Outrage: The Narrative Aspects of Discontent.
      Shawn R. Boyd, UND

      Dog-Woman on a Slow Burn: Translating “Jeans Prose” by Billjana Jovanovic
      John K. Cox, NDSU

      The Outrage of the Disabled Body
      Andrew J. Harnish, UND           

      11:45-1:30
      Lunch and Keynote:
      Ballroom

      Opening Remarks
      Debbie Storrs, Dean, UND College of Arts and Sciences 

      If You Are Not Mad, You’re Not Paying Attention” Outrage as Performance, Industry and Politics in Contemporary America
      Mark Jendrysik, UND  

      1:30-2:45
      Roundtable
      Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline: A Dialogue at the University of North Dakota
      Lecture Bowl 

      Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, UND
      Cody Hall, Alumni UND
      Chase Iron Eyes, Alumni UND
      James Grijalva, UND
      Jaynie Parrish, UND
      Mark Trahant, UND 

      1:30-2:45
      Panel
      The Outrage of History: The Legacies of Slavery and Colonialism in Modern Discourse
      River Valley Room 

      The Black Peter Discussion: the limits of tolerance in the Netherlands
      Ernst Pijning, MSU

      North V. South: The Legacy of the ‘African Holocaust’ in Ghana
      Ty M. Reese, UND

      Undermining Outrage: Native Participants in the Conquest of Mexico
      Bradley T. Benton, NDSU           

      3:00-4:30
      Round-Table
      How about a Third Place? A Panel Discussion about Downtown Real Estate and Building Community
      Lecture Bowl

      David R. Haeselin, UND
      Sheila M. Liming, UND
      Sheryl O. O’Donnell, UND
      Bret Weber, UND           

      3:00-4:00
      Performance
      River Valley Room

      Entransed: The Making of a Transnational Woman
      Monika Browne, VCSU

      3:00-5:00
      2016 North Dakota Arts & Humanities Faculty & Student Exhibition Reception
      Colonel Eugene E. Myers Art Gallery (Hughes Fine Art Center)