Category Archives: Digitization

The Importance of Uncertainty: VR Reconstructions of Ancient Buildings

John Sigmier, Ph.D. student at Pennsylvania University, gives us an insight into an ongoing project to display 3D models of Etruscan temples in the Penn University Museum! Though not quite the Ancient Near East, this is a really interesting project

The Importance of Uncertainty: VR Reconstructions of Ancient Buildings

John Sigmier, Ph.D. student at Pennsylvania University, gives us an insight into an ongoing project to display 3D models of Etruscan temples in the Penn University Museum! Though not quite the Ancient Near East, this is a really interesting project

Scholarship in 3D: 3D scanning and printing at ASOR 2018

I recently attended the 2018 ASOR conference (one of the main conferences for my field in the United States), and was absolutely thrilled to see on the conference schedule no less than four sessions devoted to digital technology – either

Scholarship in 3D: 3D scanning and printing at ASOR 2018

I recently attended the 2018 ASOR conference (one of the main conferences for my field in the United States), and was absolutely thrilled to see on the conference schedule no less than four sessions devoted to digital technology – either

Announcing a Handbook for DH and Manuscript Studies

Millions of documents have been scanned and stored as images of pages. Now what? For the past 1,5 years I have been writing about this exact question. In a nutshell, I am preparing a handbook for bringing together Digital Humanities and

Announcing a Handbook for DH and Manuscript Studies

Millions of documents have been scanned and stored as images of pages. Now what? For the past 1,5 years I have been writing about this exact question. In a nutshell, I am preparing a handbook for bringing together Digital Humanities and

Proceed with Caution! Identifying Structures using Royal Inscriptions (Part 2)

I ended my last post with the assertion that inscribed objects are found in the ‘wrong’ building – that is, buildings other than those commemorated in their inscriptions – with some frequency. In a most un-scholarly manner, I provided precisely

Proceed with Caution! Identifying Structures using Royal Inscriptions (Part 2)

I ended my last post with the assertion that inscribed objects are found in the ‘wrong’ building – that is, buildings other than those commemorated in their inscriptions – with some frequency. In a most un-scholarly manner, I provided precisely

The Shrine Database: An Interview with its Creator

By James Harry Morris with thanks to @ShrineWalker and Tomiyama Aki. Those of you who follow me on Twitter will likely be aware of my interest in and ongoing collection of goshuin 御朱印 (stamps collected by pilgrims to Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples

The Shrine Database: An Interview with its Creator

By James Harry Morris with thanks to @ShrineWalker and Tomiyama Aki. Those of you who follow me on Twitter will likely be aware of my interest in and ongoing collection of goshuin 御朱印 (stamps collected by pilgrims to Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples

Proceed with Caution! Identifying Structures using Royal Inscriptions (Part 1)

I’m going to preface this post with a note that I am NOT an archaeologist. I have taken archaeology classes, and spent one, very memorable, field-season doing a surface survey in southern Turkey…but I am not an archaeologist. Any mistakes

Proceed with Caution! Identifying Structures using Royal Inscriptions (Part 1)

I’m going to preface this post with a note that I am NOT an archaeologist. I have taken archaeology classes, and spent one, very memorable, field-season doing a surface survey in southern Turkey…but I am not an archaeologist. Any mistakes

Suleymaniye Manuscripts now come with a Watermark

I regret to inform you that when you procure digital photos of Turkish manuscripts, at least those who fall under Suleymaniye kutuphanesi, you will now get them with a watermark embedded. This, apparently, is true whether you get them for

Suleymaniye Manuscripts now come with a Watermark

I regret to inform you that when you procure digital photos of Turkish manuscripts, at least those who fall under Suleymaniye kutuphanesi, you will now get them with a watermark embedded. This, apparently, is true whether you get them for