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Preservation in Pink

Genealogy Gems

  • Episode 174 - Shocking Revelations in My Family Tree that May Benefit You
                 In this episode I'm going to share a personal story from my own family history just recently uncovered, and pull from it 3 powerful strategies that you can start using right away to further your own genealogy research in n…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 11:15pm -
  • Episode 173 - Inspiring Ideas
    We all need a little inspiration now and then, and in this episode I hope to bring you some through good books, inspiring comments from other listeners, and some new ideas to try.Once I got past the organization of my new office, what I’ve real…
    - 41 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 7:46pm -
  • Episode 172 - Book Club Launch, DNA, and Star Trek Journey
    In this episode I've got some exciting news, a cool free online tool, advice on translation, stories of inspirational finds, DNA for genealogy, and a Star Trek take on the innovations of yesteryear! NEWS:FamilySearch’s free  interactive map…
    - 63 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 8:02pm -
  • Episode 171 - Coping with Change, and Genealogy Storytelling
    Do you have enough time to work on your family history the way you would like to? How about taking on someone else’s family history? In this episode I’ve invited someone who has jumped over his own family history to diligently working on a perfec…
    - 97 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 2:52pm -
  • Episode 170 - Interview with Lisa Kudrow of the TV series Who Do You Think You Are?
    Lisa shares her recent research successes:Getting in touch with a distant German cousin through MyHeritageOrganizing and “Visualizing” the German photos from her Great Grandmother’s Scrapbook (below is the inscription by Louise's siblin…
    - 14 Aug 14, 12:06am -

Elizabeth M. Covart

  • Uncommonplace Book Reader Survey 2014
    What topics would you like to explore in 2015? I am planning posts for 2015 and I would like your help. Please take my quick, 6-question survey to tell me about the types of posts and topics you would like to read more about in 2015.   Happy Hol…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 6:30am -
  • Wednesday Link Roundup #77: Black Lives and History
    Wednesday Link Roundup: Links to the most interesting history, news, and writing posts that passed through my RSS and Twitter feeds over the last week.   History On Thursday December 11, conservators from the Museum of Fine Arts removed a time capsu…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 6:30am -
  • Boston Historical Events for the Week of December 15, 2014
    Boston Historical Events: A list of history-related events taking place in Boston between Monday December 15 and Sunday December 21, 2014. Please note that this will be the last post of 2014. There are no history-related events scheduled for the wee…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 6:30am -
  • Have You Made Your New Years Resolutions for 2015?
    What would you like to accomplish in 2015? Have you set your new years resolutions yet? In this post you will discover my goals for 2015, which include a brand-new endeavor for Uncommonplace Book.   Projects and Goals for 2015 I have 3 major proj…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 6:30am -
  • Wednesday Link Roundup #76: Contextualizing Ferguson & Money for Historians

    - 13 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 6:30am -

The Green Preservationist

  • New Blog, Same Goals – This is Why You Need to Follow ToolMade.org. Er, Please.
    The past couple of years have encompassed a whole lot of change and a largely absent blogger (sorry about that!), but everything still comes back to “sneaky preservation” on this blog. By “sneaky preservation,” I just mean converting the mass…
    - 5 Nov 13, 3:58pm -
  • Latino Outreach and the Conversación: Are We Trying To Preserve Too Much?
    A year and a half ago, I wrote a post that asked the question, “what the heck is a green preservationist?”…more recently, I’ve been asking myself the considerably more fundamental question of “what is a preservationist?” We’ve adapted o…
    - 6 Oct 11, 5:13pm -
  • We’re here, we’re poor, get used to it. It’s time to rally. Yes, still. And again.
    Yeah, this one’s ranty. I waited too long to write. So much has happened. Agendas have changed, a zillion people in architectural fields have been laid off due to downsizing and restructuring—an unbelievable number of architectural firms have clo…
    - 29 Sep 11, 11:49pm -
  • Announcing BuildingRevival.com: ¡Viva la Preservación Revolución!
    While it may seem like I’m a terrible person for not blogging for so long (yes, I am currently writing this in a hair shirt), I can assure you that I have been putting my green preservationy energies into other green preservationy things. One such…
    - 4 May 11, 9:00pm -
  • Let’s discuss Ruin Porn.
    I was reared on Stallone and Schwarzenegger films. From the time I left the womb, these movies provided respite for my mother, and bonding time for me and my father, who would invariably be blown away by the inventiveness of the latest blood altering…
    - 30 Jan 11, 9:03pm -

My Own Time Machine

  • I’d like to give thanks, and you should too
    Preservation (or conservation, or celebration of built heritage, or whatever you want to call it) is often such a long, quiet process that we fail to fully recognize or appreciate our successes.  It is one thing to breathe a sigh of relief when the…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Nov 14, 9:01am -
  • Why I like old buildings
    Though my earliest memories are of a house of relatively modern vintage, that was simply where I lived.  The real world was all about old buildings: the wooden two-room schoolhouse for first and second grades that seemed straight out of a Norman Roc…
    - 33 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:31pm -
  • Dear Developer: Is that much density really necessary?
    Voice an opinion on the future of the Mattison estate/Lindenwold Castle/St. Mary’s. Attend the meeting TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 at 6:30pm  at the Upper Dublin Township building on Loch Alsh Avenue, Fort Washington. The commissioner’s vote on the pro…
    - 42 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 12:19pm -
  • FOTO FRIDAY: What I did on my summer vacation edition

    - 5 Sep 14, 4:25pm -
  • Happy Mother’s Day
    “You must not go into the burial places, and look about only for the tall monuments and the titled names.  It is not the starred epitaphs of the Doctors of Divinity, the Generals, the Judges, the Honourables, the Governors, or even of the village…
    - 11 May 14, 11:33am -

ArchaeoBlog

  • A million mummy march?
    Million-Mummy Cemetery Unearthed in EgyptThe remains of a child, laid to rest more than 1,500 years ago when the Roman Empire controlled Egypt, was found in an ancient cemetery that contains more than 1 million mummies, according to a team of archae…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 2:50am -
  • “An archaeologist? You must be really smart.”
    Scientists Are Not That SmartThe popular image of scientists is of a tiny, elite (and possibly deranged) minority of people engaged in esoteric pursuits. One of the three most common responses when I tell somebody I’m a physicist is, “You must b…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 11:38pm -
  • Sounds kinda woo-woo if you ask me
    A Meditation on the Art of Not TryingIt makes no sense, but the paradox is essential to civilization, according to Edward Slingerland. He has developed, quite deliberately, a theory of spontaneity based on millenniums of Asian philosophy and decades…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 6:01pm -
  • Easter Island update
    Was SWEET POTATO to blame for Easter Island’s downfall?It is thought that the rich and fertile land allowed the population time to develop a rich culture and gave them time to carve the distinctive moai stone heads that the island is now famous fo…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 4:06pm -
  • Five minutes before the first person said “Ouch! Damn it, that’s hot!”
    Cave Find Suggests When Humans Figured Out FireEarly humans first began to master fire around 350,000 years ago, helping to drive the development of complex culture among our ancestors, new archaeological evidence has revealed.Flint fragments disco…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 3:55pm -

UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Flickr

Firenze View from Palazzo Vecchio
Firenze View from Palazzo Vecchio
- 4 hours ago, 22 Dec 14, 9:39pm -
Loneliness is for life not just for Christmas
Loneliness is for life not just for Christmas
- 4 hours ago, 22 Dec 14, 9:25pm -
Dorset, England
Dorset, England
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Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda
- 5 hours ago, 22 Dec 14, 8:33pm -
My crib: #Atrani (#CostieraAmalfitana)
My crib: #Atrani (#CostieraAmalfitana)
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Roma
Roma
- 7 hours ago, 22 Dec 14, 6:19pm -

iGuidez

  • NEW!Bounty Bologna Pub
    In the heart of the university area, this bistro-pub is very popular with students and locals, boasting a continual kitchen service too and an abundant buffet for aperitivo. Next door but still part of the pub is their pizzeria while recently opened…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Dec 14, 3:59pm -
  • CIBO - Culinary Institute of Bologna For Foodies
    A typical cooking class by Chef Stefano Corvucci firstly, by shopping in the local Bolognese markets for fresh ingredients to learning how to prepare everything before finally cooking the perfect meal!www.cookingclassesinbologna.com
    - 4 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 9:59pm -
  • Il Caffe Sette Chiese
    Set in the most beautiful and historic piazza in Bologna. They serve Bolognese cuisine as well as cold cuts of meat and cheeses for aperitivo. An internal room is more private and also good for functions.Tables on the piazza during warmer weather mak…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 3:34pm -
  • Zinelli Tessuti
    Established since 1937 Zinelli have been selling high quality household linens and Italian dressmaking fabrics for men and women. They provide a tailor service as well as a personalised service for their household products and ship to anywhere in the…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Dec 14, 4:59pm -
  • Trattoria Trebbi
    Next to the courts, Trattoria Trebbi offers typical Bolognese cuisine seasonally based and therefore varied. There's always a rich and ample buffet of vegetables on offer including fresh or grilled varieties with balsamic vinegar added. The internal…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Dec 14, 3:45pm -

Emerging Conservation Professionals Network

  • Publishing Opportunities for Emerging Conservators: News In Conservation IIC Newsletter
    The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) is a London-based membership organization with worldwide reach. IIC members come not only from the conservation community, but also from many other fields engaged in c…
    - 18 Jul 12, 5:10pm -
  • About the Officers
    About the ECPN Committee Officers A while back, the names of the new ECPN committee officers were announced on the blog. Now, we thought you might like to know a little more about them:Molly Gleeson, Chair Molly Gleeson completed her BA in Art…
    - 18 Jul 12, 5:10pm -
  • Art, Color, and Gloss | Indianapolis Museum of Art Blog
    Repost from Nicole Peters, IMA Scholar Objects & Variable Art Summer Intern.http://www.imamuseum.org/blog/2011/07/13/art-color-and-gloss/
    - 18 Jul 12, 5:10pm -
  • October 31st Meeting Minutes
    ECPN MEETING MINUTES Monday, October 31, 2011 Conference Call Attendees: Ryan Winfield (Staff Liaison) Stephanie Lussier (Board Liaison) Molly Gleeson (Chair) Eliza Spaulding (Vice Chair) Anisha Gupta (co-Outreach Coordinator) Megan Salaza…
    - 18 Jul 12, 5:10pm -
  • Join the ECPN Committee
    EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE, please see details below...The Emerging Conservation Professionals Network seeks three new committee members:Chair, Vice-Chair, and Outreach CoordinatorThe Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) works with va…
    - 18 Jul 12, 5:10pm -

Intangible Cultural Heritage Blog

  • Hauling Pinkston's Forge: Heritage Building On the Move in Brigus
    I've written before about the Pinkston's Forge in Brigus, Conception Bay. The Brigus Historical Society has been working to document it's oral history and stories. The photo above, from July 28th, 2014, shows Muriel Pinkston Wells, John Pinkston, a…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 5:00pm -
  • Exploring placemaking, the fishery, and traditional games
    In the December 2014 edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL) explores membership with the Inter-City Intangible Cultural Cooperation Network (ICCN)…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 1:36pm -
  • What was your favourite childhood game?
    ICH has a new project, and it's all about fun!Not quite two weeks ago, Dale was kind enough to bring me on board as coordinator for Hoist your Sails and Run, a project linking up senior citizens with young people to get them talking about play and ga…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 12:30pm -
  • Playing games, putting up ice, and a trip to Paris
    In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: the ICH office heads to Paris for UNESCO meetings; more from our Petty Harbour oral history project with memories from twins Gussie and Jimmy Kieley; Heritage F…
    - 27 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 2:49pm -
  • Youth Contest for Aboriginal Arts and Stories
    Aboriginal Arts & Stories is a national educational initiative that invites First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth (ages 11-29) to submit creative writing or two-dimensional artwork about their culture and heritage. Participants have a chance to win u…
    - 33 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:30pm -

Past Horizon's Weblog

  • British archaeologists fight with Italian farmer to save ancient aqueduct
    In January father and son team Edward and Michael O’Neill discovered the headwaters of the aqueduct, which was built by the Emperor Trajan, hidden beneath a crumbling 13th century church north of Rome. A sophisticated example of Roman hydraulic eng…
    - 6 Jun 10, 10:06am -
  • Prehistoric burial mounds found in Forest
    AMAZING archaeological discoveries have been made in the New Forest. Prehistoric burial mounds, a World War II practice bombing range and searchlight position have all been found between Burley and Godshill. Airborne light detecting and ranging (lida…
    - 4 Jun 10, 8:50am -
  • Prehistoric ‘footprints’ falsified by science

    - 24 May 10, 3:39pm -
  • Rude Roman pots halt city revamp
    WORK on the £11.6 million revamp of Canterbury’s prestigious Beaney Institute has ground to a halt – because of Roman pornography. Archaeologists are racing against time to recover lost evidence beneath the city’s streets before the builders r…
    - 2 May 10, 4:52pm -
  • Archaeologists unearthed ancient city in the Egyptian eastern borders
    Archaeological discoveries – Head of Antiquities of Lower Egypt Department of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mohamed Abdel-Maqsoud said that archaeological missions working in North Sinai have unearthed Tharu , an ancient fortified city, a move…
    - 26 Apr 10, 5:39pm -
  • Mummified Baboons May Reveal Location of the Land of Punt
    Throughout their history the ancient Egyptians recorded making voyages to a place called the ‘Land of Punt’. To the Egyptians it was a far-off source of exotic animals and valuable goods. From there they brought back perfumes, panther skins, elec…
    - 18 Apr 10, 4:25pm -
  • Roman-Era Mummy Uncovered in Egypt Oasis
    A bejeweled mummy dressed in Roman robes has emerged from the sands of Egypt’s Bahariya Oasis, the Supreme Council of Antiquities said Monday. Entombed in a decorated gypsum sarcophagus, the 38-inch tall mummy  belonged to a woman or girl who died…
    - 16 Apr 10, 9:11am -
  • Remote sensing data shows impact of sea level on Gulf
    Members of the Qatar Natural History Group went on a trip into the remote past on Wednesday evening. Dr Richard Cuttler, director of a team of archaeologists from the University of Birmingham, UK, now working with the Qatar Museums Authority on a pro…
    - 12 Apr 10, 7:08pm -
  • Roman Emperor Octavian Augustus Named as Egyptian Pharaoh on Philae Victory Stele
    A new translation of a Roman victory stele, erected in April 29 BC, shows Octavian Augustus’s name inscribed in a cartouche (an oblong enclosure that surrounds a pharaoh’s name) – an honour normally reserved for an Egyptian pharaoh. Octavian’…
    - 5 Apr 10, 11:52am -
  • New Written Language of Ancient Scotland Discovered
    Once thought to be rock art, carved depictions of soldiers, horses and other figures are in fact part of a written language dating back to the Iron Age. The ancestors of modern Scottish people left behind mysterious, carved stones that new research h…
    - 2 Apr 10, 9:12pm -

Museum 2.0

  • Joint Statement from Museum Bloggers and Colleagues on Ferguson and Related Events
    When basketball players are offering more cogent commentary on racial issues than cultural institutions, you know we have a cultural relevance problem. Can we be as brave and direct as these young women? Gretchen Jennings convened a group of blogger…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 1:40am -
  • Quick Hit: Three Blogs to Expand Your Arts Nonprofit Universe
    It's that time of year. Scrambling at work, socializing afterwards... which, if you are a torn extro/introvert like me, can involve a lot of time in the bathroom reading while everyone else is toasting the season.Here are three blogs that I'm loving…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 4:53pm -
  • Will They Play in Pyongyang? Culture, Geography, and Participation
    The objections started in Texas. During a workshop on museum visitor participation, someone spoke up and objected: "this might work in California, but it will never work in Texas."Then in Australia: "this might work in America, but it will never work…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • Rethinking Community Advisory Boards: the Story of C3
    What's the best way to get formal input from diverse community members? I've been curious about this question for a long time. While informal involvement or input for a specific project is always useful, there's also value to more sustained participa…
    - 33 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 4:19pm -
  • Three Provocations from the West Coast of the Arts
    You know those people who drop morsels of brilliance like a little kid scattering bread to ducks? I was surrounded by them last week.I'm part of a cohort of ten arts organizations in California funded by the Irvine Foundation to strengthen our work t…
    - 41 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • Where's the Community in the Crowd? Framing and the Wall Street Journal's "Everybody's a Curator"
    Two weeks ago, my museum was featured in a Wall Street Journal article by Ellen Gamerman, Everybody's a Curator. I'm thrilled that our small community museum is on the map with many big institutions around the country. I'm proud we were cast as innov…
    - 48 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • Press Here: Breaking the Fourth Wall in Children's Books... and Museums?
    You open a children's book. You see a yellow dot. The text says "Press the yellow dot and turn the page."Suddenly there are two yellow dots. You follow the text. You press some more. You turn the page. More dots appear. You rub the dots. They change…
    - 54 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 3:37pm -
  • What's Your $12,720 Idea for New Ways of Engaging with Audiences?
    Imagine an institution with a commitment to rigor, depth, and delight in the exploration of contemporary culture.Imagine a prize competition to develop new experimental approaches to engaging audiences.Imagine these two together.The Centre de Cultura…
    - 62 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • From Multicultural to Intercultural: Evolution or Spectrum of Engagement?
    How do you balance the value of honoring specific multicultural practices and bridging them to build new connections?At the Inclusive Museum conference this summer, Dr. Rick West introduced this question through a tale of two museums.He described the…
    - 69 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • Is it Real? Artwork, Authenticity... and Cognitive Science
    A farmer says he has had the same ax his whole life--he only changed the handle three times and head two times. Does he have the same ax?This question launches Howard Mansfield's fascinating book about historic restoration, The Same Ax, Twice. Mansfi…
    - 75 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 3:16pm -

Museoblogger

Voices of the Past on YouTube

THATCamp Philly 2014
THATCamp Philly 2014THATCamp Philly 2014 will be on Friday, September 19 at the Conference Center at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. This year will be a one-day event, with both workshops and unconference sessions throughout the day. Portions o…
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Goals Objectives and Tactics for Digital Planning in Heritage Organizations
Goals Objectives and Tactics for Digital Planning in Heritage OrganizationsArchaeologists have been early adopters of digital technologies relative to other heritage-related professions. But how often are their online communications initiatives i…
- 9 Jan 13, 2:39pm -
iPads break digital ground in Pompeii archaeological research
iPads break digital ground in Pompeii archaeological researchPompeii: It's the world's most recognizable archaeological site. But did you know it was also the place where the iPad was first used as a field documentation tool? Archaeologists worki…
- 1 Sep 12, 2:44pm -
Using Ning to talk about the future of museums
Using Ning to talk about the future of museumsNote: This is a 2009 repost from a previous iteration of Voices of the Past. The original transcribed interview with Angelina Russo is located at http://www.voicesofthepast.org/?p=2593, though the vid…
- 25 Nov 11, 8:17pm -
Voices of the Past -- Preservation Today: Past Horizons Magazine, Smithsonian 2.0
Voices of the Past -- Preservation Today: Past Horizons Magazine, Smithsonian 2.0"Preservation Today" was the precursor to the Voices of the Past program. This episode originally was released in spring 2009. For additional shows and transcripts,…
- 25 Nov 11, 7:19pm -
Voices of the Past Preservation Today: Attacks in India, Network to Freedom, Endangered State Parks
Voices of the Past Preservation Today: Attacks in India, Network to Freedom, Endangered State Parks"Preservation Today" was the precursor to the Voices of the Past program. This episode originally was released in winter 2008. For additional shows…
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Preservation Journey

  • Monastery Makeovers
    One challenge historic preservationists and architects face is that of adaptive reuse–taking a structure built for one specific purpose and giving it a new use. This process is an important part of historic preservation and of green building, but s…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 4:20pm -
  • The White Mill Rural Heritage Centre
    Thomas Stanley. The name might call to mind many things for British history buffs—stepfather of King Henry VII, accessory to the murder of Edward V and Prince Richard, 1st Earl of Derby. But if you know your history of milling … Continue reading…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 10:29am -
  • Gravestone Conservation at the PAWV Conference
    A few weeks ago, my alarm clock (and by that I mean cell phone) went off at 4:50 am. I turned it off, and reluctantly got up and with a travel mug of hot tea in hand, I was out … Continue reading →
    - 71 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 9:13am -
  • Up for Adventure in Albania
    by Innes Borstel “Adventures in Preservation”… I’ve always loved that word “adventure.” As a kid, my dad would pack up all of us and take us whitewater canoeing, spelunking, and mountain climbing. Looking back, it’s a wonder that we all…
    - 79 days ago, 5 Oct 14, 6:13am -
  • Exploring the Best of Bruges (and its Buildings)
    By Amandine Dowle Bruges is a beautiful medieval town, located two and a half hours by train from Paris and 50 minutes from Brussels. Often called the Venice of the North for its canals, Bruges reveals its beauty at any … Continue reading →
    - 11 Sep 14, 6:53pm -

UNESCO World Heritage Center

Talking Pyramids

  • How Ancient Board Games Were Disseminated
    Like Spilt Milk: How Ancient Board Games Were Disseminated Irving Finkel Assistant Keeper, Department of the Middle East, The British Museum Between Play and Rebirth: The Game of Hounds and Jackals Anne-Elizabeth Dunn-Vaturi Hagop Kevorkian Research…
    - 19 Mar 12, 1:42pm -
  • iPhone App: The Royal Game of Ur
    The Royal game of Ur is an ancient Babylonian game that is about as old as the Great Pyramid itself, literally. It is very similar to the ancient Egyptian game Aseb, and may have been imported to Egypt from Mesopotamia by the Hyksos. This game dates…
    - 6 Aug 11, 1:08pm -
  • Aseb: Twenty Squares
    The ancient Egyptian game of Aseb, also known as ‘The Twenty Squares game’ is one of the oldest known games dating back to about 3000 BC. Boards from the 17th Dynasty have been found, evidence that the game was played for thousands of years. It i…
    - 16 Jul 11, 1:47pm -
  • iPhone App: Ancient Egyptian Triad
    This iPhone app gives you three ancient Egyptian board games in one: Senet, Mehen and Hounds & Jackals! You can play with your friends with support for 2 or 4 players on the same screen. FEATURES – Gorgeous graphics and multiple graphical themes fo…
    - 9 Jul 11, 8:35am -
  • Hounds and Jackals
    Hounds and Jackals is a bit like Senet but instead of moving pieces on a board like Senet, the players plug hound-headed and jackal-headed pegs into holes in the board. Thought to be the origin of the modern game of Snakes & Ladders, Hounds and Jacka…
    - 4 Jul 11, 10:45am -

Irish Roots

  • Irish Old Style from Kansas City to Dublin launched
    www.Irishroots.com Irish Old Style Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe Irish Sean Nós & traditional singer Mike O’Laughlin reached the national stage in Dublin, Ohio at the largest three day Irish fest on the planet, in 2014. Vocalist with the…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Dec 14, 6:16am -
  • Co. Kerry, Co. Waterford Genealogy; 1659 Irish Census in print
    www.Irishroots.com Irish Genealogy and… Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe Irish Genealogy back in print Too much going on here this month. The web page will be all new in just a few weeks, My first old style Irish song album is being mastered…
    - 38 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 6:08pm -
  • September Irish Events, Louisville Fest, Kansas City online show, Raymore
    September events with the Irish Roots Cafe. and Mike OLaughlin at www.Irishroots.com Three Events yet this month, including tonight…. 1. Online Chat & Sing with Mike Tonight Our fourth online, informal show, with Mike online to sing, chat, or answe…
    - 95 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 7:24pm -
  • Sean nos, Irish old style song online for beginners via K.C. and Boston.
    www.Irishroots.com The Irish Roots Cafe Online Irish Song lessons and events Kansas City HQ for Irish Song Strange as it may seem, Kansas City is developing a reputation for online Irish activity in song and genealogy these days. Here are three activ…
    - 97 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 9:02pm -
  • September Events Irish Genealogy and Irish Roots Cafe house band
    www.Irishroots.com Current Events (Kansas City, Louisville, Raymore, ConcertWindow online) with Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe Current Events Having the Dublin, Ohio Irish fest and the Harvest Fest in Kirksville behind us, here is our schedul…
    - 2 Sep 14, 2:38pm -

Sexy Archeology

  • Book Recommendation: The Dead Travel Fast
    Roughly a year ago, I reviewed Skendleby, a mindblowing archaeo-horror/mystery by archaeologist and author Nick Brown.  I’m thrilled to say that the second book in his Ancient Gramarye series, The Dead Travel Fast, is now available for public con…
    - 48 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 5:34pm -
  • Aluminum Debris Identified as Amelia Earhart Artifact
    A piece of aluminum recovered from Nikumaroro, an uninhabited atoll in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, has been identified to a high degree of certainty as a patch that had been applied to Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Electra on a stop during her atte…
    - 49 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 7:38pm -
  • Franklin expedition ship found in Arctic ID’d as HMS Erebus
    The wrecked Franklin expedition ship found last month in the Arctic has been identified as HMS Erebus. Prime Minister Stephen Harper confirmed the news Wednesday in the House of Commons. “I am delighted to confirm that we have identified which ship…
    - 78 days ago, 5 Oct 14, 5:13pm -
  • At long last… The wreck of a long-lost ship from the Franklin Expedition has been found in the Canadian Arctic
    If you know me or follow this site, you know my obsession with the Franklin Expedition.  The disappearance of the two ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror nearly 170 years ago has been one of history’s lingering mysteries.  Two days ago, scientists  …
    - 13 Sep 14, 12:36am -
  • 2014 Search for Lost Franklin Expedition Vessels Targets New Location
    The mystery surrounding the disappearance of the 1845 British Arctic Expedition commanded by Sir John Franklin is the most enduring in polar exploration history. This summer, the Government of Canada’s search for the lost Franklin ships, the HMS Er…
    - 2 Aug 14, 3:31pm -

TwHistory

  • New TwHistory Site Released…
    If you are a fan of TwHistory you may have already heard the news. We have developed a new site to make creating and sharing TwHistory reenactments easier than ever. Check it out at http://beta.twhistory.org. We shared it at the Open Education confer…
    - 6 Nov 10, 1:59pm -
  • Sinking the Titanic, 100 years later
    During the 2010 Teaching with Technology Idea Exchange (TTIX) conference we presented TwHistory to a group of educators — and then we sank the Titanic with them. In less than an hour our attendees researched and then used a set of Twitter accounts…
    - 16 Oct 10, 5:08am -
  • A great opportunity for TwHistory
    TwHistory was a runner-up in September for the Pepsi Refresh contest. This month we are ranked even higher (currently #9 out of over 1000 ideas). We need your help to stay in the top 10 and win! Please vote daily for us and our partners until the end…
    - 5 Sep 10, 4:55am -
  • The Titanic
    Ladies and gentlemen. The Titanic will sail again…and then it will sink again! We are presenting TwHistory at two conferences this week (TTIX and GLS). We will explain how a TwHistory event can be coordinated, and then we will demonstrate it by ask…
    - 9 Jun 10, 4:37am -
  • Paul Revere Rides Tonight On @PatriotCast
    PatriotCast is an eight-year online reenactment of the American Revolution via Twitter. Created by TwHistory partner Jason Phelan, PatriotCast follows the events of the war in real-time, including Paul Revere’s famous ride tonight and tomorrow’s…
    - 19 Apr 10, 2:39am -

Cultural Property and Archaeology Law Blog

  • Notice to Readers
    As of July 15, 2014 this site will no longer be updated.  However, the content will remain posted for your educational reference.  Thank you!Filed under: Archaeology Law
    - 15 Jul 14, 2:37pm -
  • Archaeolaw Book Club: The Goldfinch
    OK, there isn’t really an Archaeolaw book club (unless enough of you harass me to start one!) But, if there was, then I’d put this book next on the reading list. I haven’t read it yet, but since I’ve got so many books in rotation it takes me…
    - 19 Feb 14, 3:07pm -
  • Pics of the Lovely Monte Albán (Oaxaca, Mexico)
    On a recent trip to Mexico, I had the good fortune of visiting Monte Albán, a large pre-Columbian archaeological site near Oaxaca central. Monte Albán was founded in the 5th century BC, and was a pre-eminent Zapotec socio-political and economic ce…
    - 6 Feb 14, 12:27am -
  • An ad-hoc International Art Crime Tribunal to resolve the fate of the Munich Gurlitt pictures?
    My friend and associate Judge Arthur Tompkins of New Zealand sent me the following open letter which he has written in regard to the trove of art recovered from a Munich resident, reported on in Archaeolaw here: 80-Year-Old Munich Man with Confiscate…
    - 21 Nov 13, 8:27pm -
  • 80-Year-Old Munich Man with Confiscated Trove of Nazi-Looted Art Breaks Silence
    An 80-year-old Munich man inherited upwards of a thousand pieces of artwork from his father, and 500 of the works are suspected to include pieces taken from Jews during the Nazi regime. During the war, Cornelius Gurlitt’s father was one of the four…
    - 20 Nov 13, 2:00pm -

NMSC Archeology Blog

  • NEW!The Curator’s Role in Crowd-Pleasing Events, Part 3: Planning and Logistics
    As Christmas approaches quickly (yes, it’s only 4 days away!), the third installment of our holiday decorating blog series offers advice on coordinating the logistics of a seasonal event at your historic house museum.  The Theodore Roosevelt Inaug…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Dec 14, 12:31am -
  • The Curator’s Role in Crowd-Pleasing Events, Part 2: Philosophy and Research
    We hope that you found our previous post about resource protection during holiday events helpful and informative.  (See “The Curator’s Role in Crowd-Pleasing Events, Part 1.”)  The second installment of this holiday series is presented by Gre…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 5:36pm -
  • The Curator’s Role in Crowd-Pleasing Events, Part 1: Resource Protection
    Each season brings different challenges for curatorial staff at historic house museums.  In the summer, we battle high temperatures and relative humidity, pests, and increased visitation.  In the winter, we deal with cold temperatures and low relat…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 3:42pm -
  • What’s On Your Thanksgiving Table? Why Some Vessel Types No Longer Make the Cut
    “Setting the table” in my busy home usually entails some plates, glasses, forks, and – if we’re lucky – paper napkins.  (In a pinch, paper towels do the job just fine.)  Holidays like Thanksgiving, however, call for a little more … Cont…
    - 27 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 1:03pm -
  • Thank you, Meredith!
    Over the past six months, NMSC has been privileged to have two amazing seasonal employees on staff in the archeology lab.  It is with heavy hearts that we wish them well as their terms draw to a close.  Here, one … Continue reading →
    - 34 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 9:13pm -

Voices of the Past Heritage Media

Dan Cull Weblog

  • That’s All Folkz…
    This is the last post of this blog. Post number 500. The blog will stay active for a while, but I don’t know how long. It’s been an interesting ride, with some great companions along the way, for this I sincerely thank you all – you know who yo…
    - 28 May 12, 10:35am -
  • Portraits in Preservation
    “Libraries gave us power. Then work came and made us free. What price now for a shallow piece of dignity” (Manic Street Preachers). One of the conservation blogs that I have felt the most affinity for over the last few years has been Library Pres…
    - 27 May 12, 3:40am -
  • Mr McCoy I Presume
     Long time friend of the blog, and occasional contributor, Richard McCoy recently took a work trip to Nigeria [see artists impression of the visit above], to help with returning objects to the Museum for African Art (MfAA) that had been in the re…
    - 26 May 12, 5:53am -
  • Street Art Meets Restoration In Legoland
    Born in 1983 in the city of Bamberg, Germany, the Berlin based artist Jan Vormann initiated a creative and amusing project that would be followed by people around the world. You may have seen this project doing the rounds of social media sites, I fir…
    - 7 May 12, 1:01am -
  • On the Dharma Trail: What was Sid On About?
    “If you Meet the Buddha, Kill the Buddha” (Zen saying -paraphrased from Lin Chi). Over the last year or so I’ve become increasingly interested in Buddhism, or the ideas of Buddhism, and Buddhist practice, this has manifested itself on this blog…
    - 6 May 12, 6:27pm -

Confessions of a Curator

  • NEW!Links for 2014-12-21 [del.icio.us]
    http://sexycodicology.tumblr.com/post/105682533234/e-codices-christmas-scene-in-a-10th-centuryEx Tumblr: http://t.co/XneLi3XF9g e-codices: Christmas scene in a 10th century manuscript on Flickr. Christ... http://t.co/gx20RZ4mSFhttp://sexycodicolog…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • NEW!Links for 2014-12-20 [del.icio.us]
    http://togetherthegame.com/I've been brought on to write the story for @LyleCox's wonderful game TOGETHER: AMNA AND SAIF! http://t.co/gqZH8GKXtS http://t.co/1QOB9RcO8hhttps://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00284.&nbspLibrarians! Want to apply? RT @Na…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • NEW!Links for 2014-12-19 [del.icio.us]
    http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2014/12/dodging-the-memory-hole-collaborations-to-save-the-news/Dodging the Memory Hole: Collaborations to Save the News | The Signal: Digital Preservation - http://t.co/R6Blq2BaP3http://www.sff.net/odyssey…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • Links for 2014-12-18 [del.icio.us]
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=851991648185588&set=a.311859858865439.92943.100001242822552&type=1&permPage=1The latest on @dtmitchel and the saga of the wheelchair broken when @USAirways dropped it. Not nearly resolved https://t.co/toDy5lz…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • Links for 2014-12-17 [del.icio.us]
    http://tumblr.idwpublishing.com/post/105456881371/jem-and-the-holograms-1-covers-b-e-by-amyJem & The Holograms #1 SUB Cover by @SaraRichard head to Tumblr to see 4 more by @amymebberson http://t.co/CiaeyziXPP http://t.co/dtwZSo0tdKhttps://boards.g…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 8:00am -

The Cultural Property and Archeology Law Blog

  • Notice to Readers
    As of July 15, 2014 this site will no longer be updated.  However, the content will remain posted for your educational reference.  Thank you!Filed under: Archaeology Law
    - 15 Jul 14, 2:37pm -
  • Archaeolaw Book Club: The Goldfinch
    OK, there isn’t really an Archaeolaw book club (unless enough of you harass me to start one!) But, if there was, then I’d put this book next on the reading list. I haven’t read it yet, but since I’ve got so many books in rotation it takes me…
    - 19 Feb 14, 3:07pm -
  • Pics of the Lovely Monte Albán (Oaxaca, Mexico)
    On a recent trip to Mexico, I had the good fortune of visiting Monte Albán, a large pre-Columbian archaeological site near Oaxaca central. Monte Albán was founded in the 5th century BC, and was a pre-eminent Zapotec socio-political and economic ce…
    - 6 Feb 14, 12:27am -
  • An ad-hoc International Art Crime Tribunal to resolve the fate of the Munich Gurlitt pictures?
    My friend and associate Judge Arthur Tompkins of New Zealand sent me the following open letter which he has written in regard to the trove of art recovered from a Munich resident, reported on in Archaeolaw here: 80-Year-Old Munich Man with Confiscate…
    - 21 Nov 13, 8:27pm -
  • 80-Year-Old Munich Man with Confiscated Trove of Nazi-Looted Art Breaks Silence
    An 80-year-old Munich man inherited upwards of a thousand pieces of artwork from his father, and 500 of the works are suspected to include pieces taken from Jews during the Nazi regime. During the war, Cornelius Gurlitt’s father was one of the four…
    - 20 Nov 13, 2:00pm -