Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Reflections in the Glass: your Opinion about Antiquities


I am a New York University Graduate student in the Program in Museum Studies requesting your participation in a unique survey conducted as research for my Master’s thesis. The survey should take less than 15 minutes and is completely anonymous. Your participation could affect the understanding of public perceptions of museum collecting practices and the display of antiquities. Are you aware of the issues or hold museums accountable for their acquisition policies?

Please take your time to answer each question honestly and thoughtfully. This link will take you to the survey.

The results will be posted on my NYU web blog or possibly published as an article at a later date.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please feel free to e-mail Cherkea_Howery at yahoo dot com

Thank you for your participation and remember your opinion matters!

Cherkea Howery

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Congratulations to Professor David Breeze

Professor David Breeze, former Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments at Historic Scotland and known to many for his work on Roman frontier systems, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List (June 13, 2009).

Monday, June 8, 2009

Open Call for Five International Digital Humanities Postdocs at Umeå University, Sweden

Open Call for Five International Digital Humanities Postdocs at Umeå University, Sweden

Five international postdoctoral positions in the digital humanities are now available at HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden from September 1, 2009 or January 15, 2010. The call is open, but 1-3 positions may be allocated to the areas of "religion and the digital", "digital journalism", "architecture and the digital", "next generation digital humanities tools" and/or "visualization in the digital humanities"

Read all about it.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Is the archaeology of FYROM under threat?

Are archaeologists and historians concerned about the scale of looting that is taking place in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)? For some comments on the issue see the discussion here.