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W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

2017-2018 Sherman Graduate Resident Michael Brooks Johnson, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University and a George A. Barton Fellow at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, will be hosting a workshop on Thursday,

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New Middle English Dictionary interface — now with readable sourcecode!

The medieval social media communities, at least those that do work in Middle English, are abuzz about the new Middle English Dictionary search interface that Henry Litwhiler put together. And it much much slicker than the now over decade-old interface

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Working with OMEKA at DH@Guelph 2017

The DH@Guelph Summer Workshop was held at the University of Guelph the first week of May 2017. I attended the OMEKA Workshop, which was co-taught by University of Guelph Special Collections Librarian Melissa McAfee and Library Associate Ashley Shifflett McBrayne,

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Developing A Photogrammetry Toolkit For Rapid, Low Cost And High Fidelity 3D Scans

As a current PhD student in the Communications Cultural Studies and New Media Program at McMaster University, my research revolves around the application of new media to create personal archives for individuals or relatively small communities, groups and peoples, primarily

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Some Reflections on the Intersection between Conventional and Digital Approaches to Scrolls Research

Over the last seventy years, Dead Sea Scrolls research has carried on in a permanent state of revolution, with new methods, technologies, and bodies of evidence overturning or qualifying old consensuses. To current PhD students like myself, who are dissertating

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Making Uganda’s Intellectual History Digital: Knowledge Preservation and Ethical Considerations

As a historian of Africa and the colonized world, my research continuously pushes me to consider the unequal power relationships that govern the preservation and presentation of knowledge about the past in these places. Asking questions about how the history

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Visualizing Climate Change and Environmental Disaster in Ontario

On 10 July, 1911, one of the deadliest forest fires in Ontario history ripped through the north, totally destroying the new gold rush community of Porcupine Lake. When it was all over, the blaze claimed seventy-three lives, burned over half

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Putting Health Beliefs on Maps

As an extension to my dissertation, this project stems from a long-standing interest in global health outreach, gender studies, and public health policy. Successful public health policies rely on a deep understanding of the various health beliefs that underpin health

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Everything Cold and White

CN: gendered violence, death Pain Collecting data can be painful: lower back spasms, headaches, blurred vision. I take screenshots for hours. Then there is the content of the data— Bell Let’s Talk documents, advertisements for Bell on the Canadian Mental

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Building a Database: African American Women and Racialized Violence in the Postemancipation South

I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of History and a Graduate Resident at the Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship. I will be posting throughout the year, so I want to take this opportunity to introduce

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