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Taplow House, a housing block within the notorious Aylesbury estate, southeast London, named after Taeppa’s Low, a 7th Century Anglo-Saxon burial mound 29 miles west along the River Thames, this 1960’s housing development, famous for the Channel 4 ident, the one where the camera pans across desolate concrete walkways. The regeneration is underway, a project that will see Taplow House disappear in 2024. Continue reading →

Portus Summer Blog Round-Up

Between May and December last year I found myself working for quite a period of time on the Portus survey and excavations. The research and practical elements of the project were, as ever, thrilling, involving a large team of individuals from different backgrounds interested in different aspects of the archaeology of the site and surrounding landscape, and on the different approaches and methods applied as part of the project. Continue reading →

Making Digital: Visual Approaches to the Digital Humanities

Over the past few months Gareth and I have been lucky enough to be involved in a project working with artists from Winchester School of Art to develop a series of training events looking at the relationship between art and archaeology.  This project has been a fantastic experience. Later this week, we are all going to EVA London 2013 to talk about the project, and we wanted to share with you the paper we've collaboratively written. Continue reading →

Gender and Digital Culture

The Gender and Digital Culture Project is currently running its inaugural survey, and we need your help to enable us to understand how gender informs the ways people use digital communication in their professional lives. You can go to the survey right away by clicking here, or continue reading to find out more about the project itself. Continue reading →

Digital Transformations in the Arts and Humanities: Big Data Workshop

I spent today at the fascinating AHRC Big Data workshop: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/News-and-Events/Events/Pages/Big-Data-Workshop.aspx If you got lost (like me) @ahrcdigitrans Big Data workshop is under here :-) pic.twitter.com/Cyo124y4tb — Graeme Earl (@GraemeEarl) June 25, 2013 I made notes of what I saw as the headline issues, relating to the forthcoming funding call and what the AHRC considers of interest in the context of Big Data. The workshop was intended to influence the call. Continue reading →

Wikipedia for Smaller Museums

Today, the Museums Association published the new issue of Museum Practice. This month the magazine focuses on Wikipedia, and I contributed an article providing practical advice for smaller museums. The journal is behind a paywall, but the Museums Association have kindly agreed to let me share a draft of the article here at the Digital Humanities blog. Continue reading →