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Preservation in Pink

Genealogy Gems

  • Episode 164 - The Ancestry Wiki, Searching for Google Earth Maps and Files
    In this episode you'll hear what you've been missing and how to get it from the Ancestry Wiki. Also how to do a very specialized type of Google search you may have never tried, a French-Canadian genealogy resource, and more.Top 10 Reasons I Moved…
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  • Episode 163 - Flip Your Genealogy into Flipboard
    Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 163: Get ready to flip out with me over Flipboard. It’s a free app and web tool that you have to see to fully appreciate. In this episode I’ll take you behind the scenes at Flipboard in the Silicon Valley and talk t…
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  • Episode 162 - How to Help Kids Engage, Explore and Enjoy Family History
    Wondering how to get your kids and grandkids engaged in family history? Looking for worthwhile activities for the kids over the Christmas break? In this episode author Janet Hovorka provides answers. Our children are the future of our families, and t…
    - 88 days ago, 4 Dec 13, 10:02pm -
  • Episode 161 - Taking Risks, and Norwegian Research
    I was so impresssed with Yngve Nedrebø, the Chief archivist at Riksarkivet (National Archives of Norway) who I recently interviewed for the Family Tree Magazine podcast that I'm publishing an extended version of that interview here on the Genealgoy…
    - 14 Nov 13, 9:28pm -
  • Episode 160 - Genealogy Blogging and A Lisa's Favorite Genealogy Gem
    In this episode you will meet other listeners who are getting the word out about their family history through blogging as well as give you some genealogy blogging pointers,and I will introduce you to one of my first “Favorite Genealogy Gems”Lo…
    - 9 Oct 13, 8:22pm -

Elizabeth M. Covart

  • 5 Tips That Will Help You Stay Current With Scholarship
    Do you struggle to keep up-to-date with new historical research? Anyone who writes about history knows that it can be a challenge to keep up with the latest scholarship. In this post you will learn about the 5 methods I use to stay current on histori…
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  • History Camp, Boston 2014
    The first History Camp, Boston will take place on Saturday March 8, 2014 at the IBM Innovation Center in Cambridge, MA. History Camp will be an “unconference.” Campers will vote on the presentations they would like to hear the morning of the conf…
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  • Wednesday Link Roundup #39: Happy, Productive Historians and Writers
    Wednesday Link Roundup: Links to the most interesting history, news, writing, and technology posts that passed through my RSS and Twitter feeds over the last week.   History Henry Knox sold books, commanded artillery, and served as the United States…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Feb 14, 6:30am -
  • Boston Historical Events for the Week of February 24, 2014
    Boston Historical Events: A list of history-related events taking place in Boston between Monday, February 24 and Sunday, March 2, 2014. Boston Public Library Monday, February 24, 6:30-7:30pm, Lecture, South Boston Branch, Free City of Boston Archaeo…
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  • 3 Important Lessons about Website Design
    On Sunday February 16, 2014, I launched my new website. The site took about 6 months to create: 3 months of thinking and research and 3 months of writing content, installing plug-ins, and formatting all of my old blog posts to fit my new theme. As I…
    - 9 days ago, 21 Feb 14, 6:30am -

The Green Preservationist

  • New Blog, Same Goals – This is Why You Need to Follow 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 ¡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

  • Eloise never lived here…
    The Plaza Hotel (built 1927) in Camden, New Jersey, is no more. Heavy equipment started work on razing the building on Tuesday, February 25.  The demolition crew anticipates leveling the site in a few weeks. A local member of the Camden County Histo…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Feb 14, 7:38pm -
  • Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Hearts?  Flowers? Which valentine to share? I decided on hearts AND flowers. First, I selected one of the earliest in my grandfather’s collection.  These two cherubs apparently want you to know that time is of the essence in letting your valentin…
    - 16 days ago, 14 Feb 14, 2:35pm -
  • Happy Thanksgiving
    I had some unexpected time off in October, while Congress debated and filibustered.  I started a project I called “Furlough Mail” which had the advantages of giving me something to do, depleting a trove of vintage postcards looking for places to…
    - 94 days ago, 28 Nov 13, 2:53pm -
  • Have a spooktacular Halloween!
    My Edgar Allan Poe-ka dot shout-out to Halloween and historic preservation
    - 1 Nov 13, 12:01am -
  • Happy Halloween! — A Tribute to Spooky Buildings
    It’s an oldie, but a goodie.  If you’ve been following this blog for more than a year, this post will seem familiar.  But I think it’s good to revisit old classics from time to time, especially on special occasions.  Enjoy this building-cent…
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  • It’s almost like Lascaux. . . .
    Found these on a survey today:Heh.
    - 2 days ago, 1 Mar 14, 2:41am -
  • My latest Lust
    Car Lust, that is: The Cadillac AllanteNeedless to say, sales failed to meet expectations. They had forecast roughly 6,000 units per year but they really never came close to that number in any year. It wasn’t for lack of marketing though; they tr…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Feb 14, 3:32am -
  • “They weren’t killed very often, they were too valuable”
    Gladiator School Discovery Reveals Hard Lives of Ancient WarriorsAncient Rome’s gladiators lived and trained in fortress prisons, according to an international team of archaeologists who mapped a school for the famed fighters.Discovered at the si…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Feb 14, 3:26am -
  • Blogging update
    Just FYI, posting may be light for the next few days. Or weeks. For some reason the two firms I consult for are super busy all of a sudden. So busy I’m doing project management — i.e., doing a project from proposal through to final report — for…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Feb 14, 3:27am -
  • [insert government official joke here]
    Archaeologists Find 200-Year-Old Douche Under New York City HallArchaeologists digging around New York’s City Hall have uncovered a unique piece of feminine history- a douche contraption dating from the 19th century. The oblong tube, made from mam…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Feb 14, 3:21am -

UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Flickr

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  • Osteria La Matta
    Family run osteria next to Porta Mascarella serving traditional Bolognese food, and thanks to their dedicated mother in the kitchen they are never short of fresh pasta. It's a friendly atmosphere, which can often turn into a very festive event. Priva…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Feb 14, 9:33pm -
  • InterNations Bologna Carnevale Event
    February event in Café De Paris.
    - 2 days ago, 28 Feb 14, 3:23pm -
  • Trattoria Anna Maria Ragu
    Brief footage of Simonetta making Bolognese ragù in the kitchen of Trattoria Anna Maria. The basic ingredients to this famous dish include: pancetta, onion, celery, carrots, both pork and red mince meat and finally tomato concentrate. Full tr…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Feb 14, 4:56pm -
  • Trattoria Anna Maria Laboratorio
    The private lab for Trattoria di Anna Maria. This is where tortellini, tortelloni, tagliatelle and lasagna sfoglia are deliciously prepared here by hand. Full transcriptThis is where the fresh pasta for the famous Trattoria di Anna Maria is…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Feb 14, 3:26pm -
  • Cafe Le Palais
    This bar serves the best wines and champagnes. It's a hideaway for class and style; where fashion brands rub shoulders, sometimes with the rich and famous. They often host art, music and fashion events in collaboration with L'Indie Le Palais Store.…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Feb 14, 10:13pm -

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.
    - 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…
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Intangible Cultural Heritage Blog

  • Away with the fairies! Resources on Newfoundland fairy traditions
    Nicole Penney and I have been busy little elves this morning, working on a project we both love: Newfoundland fairylore!We have had some requests from people about the tradition of fairies in Newfoundland and Labrador, so we've pulled together some l…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Feb 14, 1:04pm -
  • Tuesday Folklore Photo: Nan's Cookbook in the Digital Age
    A recipe for light cake belonging to Bernice Miles, who attended the digitization workshop on February 22, 2014.This past Friday, The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives and The Intangible Cultural Heritage Office provided a digitizat…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Feb 14, 3:56pm -
  • The Games We Played - A Coffee and Culture Presentation
    THE GAMES WE PLAYED   Thursday, February 27, 2:30 pm., The Rooms Provincial MuseumHoist Your Sails and Run, Spotlight and kite flying are just a few ways that children traditionally entertained themselves in outport Newfoundland. Join…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Feb 14, 1:37pm -
  • Traditional Newfoundland Rug Hooking Workshop
    Traditional Newfoundland Rug Hooking Workshopwith Vickie WalshCelebrate The Newfoundland PonyJoin us for a day of Rug HookingMake a mat of a NL Pony to hang on your wall using the original designs by Liz Chafe of CappahaydenLearn the craft of hooking…
    - 10 days ago, 20 Feb 14, 7:36am -
  • Grey Socks, Pidley Stick, and Traditional Food
    In this edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: we introduce the Grey Sock Project, linking the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War with traditional knitting skills; the Food Securit…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Feb 14, 6:03pm -

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…
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  • 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

  • Quick Hit: Last Week to Apply for MuseumCamp... and Summer Internships at MAH
    Dreaming of a summer filled with learning, community engagement, and sea lions? Time to stop dreaming and start doing.This is the last week to apply for MuseumCamp 2014, a professional development experience in which diverse people from the arts, co…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Feb 14, 8:00am -
  • Is it OK to Smash That? The Complications of Living Art Museums
    Every day for the past two months, a man has entered the largest gallery in my museum. He takes a crowbar out of a Swiss Army backpack. He smashes a sculpture of an animal.This is not a crime.The man is artist Rocky Lewycky, whose work is part of a g…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Feb 14, 4:44pm -
  • What Tools Do You Use to Organize Your Work?
    One of the benefits of being Jewish is the opportunity to work over the Christmas week in peace. It is the most focused time of the year for me--a great time to close out projects and prepare for the new year. For me, the end of 2013 coincided with a…
    - 18 days ago, 12 Feb 14, 5:24pm -
  • Arts Assessment: Let's Stop "Proving" and Start Improving
    Research and assessment is rare in the arts, and it tends to focus on "proving" our value. Economic impact studies. Studies of how arts participation affects student test scores. This kind of research has two big problems:It puts most of our assessme…
    - 25 days ago, 5 Feb 14, 8:00am -
  • Do You Empower People to Take Action? Thoughts on Zoos and Charity:Water
    Last week, I learned that ninety-six elephants are killed every day in Africa.I learned this at a conference for directors of American zoos and aquaria (I was there to give a talk). I was blown away by these zoo directors' collective focus on a singu…
    - 32 days ago, 29 Jan 14, 8:00am -
  • Quick Hit: Upcoming Talks on Leading Change
    Let's say you want to transform an organization. What's more effective: drastic change with incremental progress towards that new vision, or incremental change that builds a new vision?I'm prepping for a week of talks to museum, zoo, and library folk…
    - 39 days ago, 22 Jan 14, 8:00am -
  • Teenagers, Space-Makers, and Scaling Up to Change the World
    This week, my colleague Emily Hope Dobkin has a beautiful guest post on the Incluseum blog about the Subjects to Change teen program that Emily runs at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.Subjects to Change is an unusual museum program in that it…
    - 46 days ago, 15 Jan 14, 6:08pm -
  • The Most Popular Part of our Weekly Museum E-Newsletter
    It's not what you think.It's not a great photo of people enjoying the museum. It's not a witty description of an upcoming event. It's the wishlist.At any given time, we are on a hunter/gatherer mission for an upcoming project at our museum. Right now…
    - 53 days ago, 8 Jan 14, 8:00am -
  • Join us for Museum Camp 2014 on Social Impact Assessment
    What is the change you hope your work effects in your community? Igniting compassion? Building a more creative workforce? Bridging cultural differences? We all have aspirational social impact goals for our organizations. These goals are expressed in…
    - 74 days ago, 18 Dec 13, 4:45pm -
  • My Favorite Fundraising Email
    Tis the season for end of the year fundraising letters. Now that I run a museum, I read this mail with particular interest. I'm always curious how organizations represent themselves, what they ask of me, and what they assume.This is also the season f…
    - 81 days ago, 11 Dec 13, 4:38pm -


Voices of the Past on YouTube

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…
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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…
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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, though the vid…
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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,…
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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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"Voices of the Past Preservation Today" Midwest Floods, VAST Symposium, Museums and the Web
"Voices of the Past Preservation Today" Midwest Floods, VAST Symposium, Museums and the Web"Preservation Today" was the precursor to the Voices of the Past program. This episode originally was released in fall 2008. For additional shows and trans…
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Preservation Journey

  • Slovenia…A Country of Culture and Charm
    Once a significant part of the mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire, present-day Slovenia became an independent nation with the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1991.  It is bordered by Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia.  Slovenia is renowned as a diligent…
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  • Love Shacks
    When the B-52s sang of a love shack in 1989, they weren’t the first to tie buildings to love.  The concepts of a man building a house for his beloved or giving her a house as a present to prove … Continue reading →
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  • The Houses that Cereal Built

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  • Who’s Preserving Our Heritage?
    The stereotypical historic preservationist is most certainly the little old man or lady who, after retiring, has turned his or her attention to saving local buildings of historic significance.  As we progress further into the twenty-first century, w…
    - 41 days ago, 20 Jan 14, 12:09pm -
  • Beyond the Borders: Nubian Culture and Cultural Tourism
    This post comes from thesis work by Zeina Elcheikh entitled Culture and Tourism in Southern Egypt. The work focused on the role on cultural tourism in preserving cultural identity and the challenges it faces in the cases of ethnic minorities, such…
    - 48 days ago, 13 Jan 14, 2:54pm -

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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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 for…
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  • 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…
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Irish Roots

  • Top Traditional Irish Song Album 2013 – Irish Genealogy Warning
    The Irish Roots Cafe Top Traditional Irish Song Album for 2013 How I Made the Short List Here is an update on our Irish Language Band and my first album, given some notice on Tradconnect ! From Genealogist to Sean Nós Singer It al…
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  • Worlds most published Irish author, displays at Browne’s in K.C.
    The Irish Roots Cafe Full List of Genealogy and History Published On Display with the Author and Publisher On display Feb. 15 at Browne’s Irish Marketplace starting at 1:00 will be 35 years of Books and Discs from Mike O’Laughl…
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  • Sean Nós and Trad gathering: singers, dancers, musicians
    The Irish Roots Cafe A gathering of Irish in KC this April Sean Nós Gathering Come April 25, this year, there will be a gathering of sean nós singers, dancers, musicians, listeners, enthusiasts and fans. It is a peoples movement,…
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  • The Annals of Ireland by the 4 Masters; Connellan and MacDermott The Annals of Ireland At the Irish Roots Cafe with Mike O’Laughlin The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters Connellan translation; MacDermotts Family Names Map. From my introduction to this set of books when I re-published them…
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  • Old and New Irish Name Spellings, Genealogy in Ireland The Irish Roots Cafe The Spelling of Irish Names The Proper Spelling of Your Name Our names appeared quite differently in earlier times. Note how the Annals of the Four Masters records and translates these names with a Ua (Ua´) be…
    - 54 days ago, 8 Jan 14, 12:52am -

Sexy Archeology

    Since the dawn of the jet and space ages, Edwards Air Force Base, north of Los Angeles, has been the principal place for testing experimental aircraft. As a result, the landscape around it is peppered with crash sites. These crash sites represent the…
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  • Losing Ground: Preserving New York’s Historic Battlefields
    This February, a new documentary focusing on the War of 1812 airs on WCNY.  Entitled Losing Ground, the documentary will focus on the ongoing struggle archaeologists and historians face in New York State to preserve sites associated with the War of…
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  • Book Recommendation: Skendleby
    Happy New Year!  Though terribly busy with work and teaching, I’ve just finished an excellent read that I’d very much like to share with diggers and non-diggers alike.  The novel is called Skendleby, it is written by Nick Brown, a UK based auth…
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  • Dig it: Hawks’ online course set to start in three weeks
    In just three weeks, John Hawks’ Human Evolution: Past and Future is set to begin.  For those unaware of this valuable online learning tool, I’ve conveniently copied and pasted all of the information below.  Anything not covered in my CTRL-C CT…
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  • Dear House, Continue to support publicly funded archaeological research
    On September 30, 2013, Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Lamar Smith (R-TX) published an opinion piece in USA Today arguing for a reassessment of how the National Science Foundation (NSF) awards its research grants. Cantor and Smith questioned “why the…
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  • 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 We shared it at the Open Education confer…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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

NMSC Archeology Blog

  • Thank You, David!
    From January 12 through February 8, we at the NMSC were privileged to welcome David Wooldridge, a museum technician from Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park, onto our staff.  David, who worked with us while on furlough from his regular po…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Feb 14, 10:20pm -
  • Matters of the Heart: Laughter, Love, and Loss at the Boott Mills
    Here in the NMSC archeology lab, we are currently processing an archeological collection from the Boott Mills Boarding House site at Lowell National Historical Park (LOWE).  The first large-scale factory town in the U.S., Lowell is credited with sta…
    - 19 days ago, 11 Feb 14, 6:55pm -
  • Natural Nuisance: Non-native Invasive Plants at Acadia National Park
    By Danielle Hubing, archives specialist at NMSC Non-native plants have long been an issue in Acadia National Park, as well as in many other parks throughout country. Take a look at these photograhs and see if you can determine which of … Continue…
    - 54 days ago, 7 Jan 14, 8:37pm -
  • Have We Been Naughty? Why is There So Much Coal in Archeology Collections?
    Although it isn’t the most visually appealing artifact to come across in the lab, I still like finding coal, especially because of my background in geology.  Artifacts like coal remind me that we’re not so different from the people who … Conti…
    - 72 days ago, 20 Dec 13, 3:07pm -
  • Happy Halloween from NMSC: Tricks and Treats of Collections Management!
    Most of the time, working in the museum field can be a delightful, rewarding experience.  It’s exciting to work at a site that’s always intrigued you, exhilarating to come across a unique artifact that resonates with you, and gratifying to see…
    - 29 Oct 13, 3:05pm -

Voices of the Past Heritage Media

  • Paging the Past in “Herculaneum: Past and Future”
    In the world of archaeological discovery, few sites capture the global imagination than those destroyed by Vesuvius in 79 A.D. From the  Pompeii Exhibit on display in America to the new Hollywood motion picture about the town’s demise, it’s a ho…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Feb 14, 1:51pm -
  • Strategy Kit: Goals, Objectives and Tactics for #DigitalHeritage Outreach Planning
    The pervasiveness of online tools makes engagement ever easier, and as a result, a less meaningful measure of influence. Conversely, planning for digital communications is often an uncomfortable and intensive process that results in more effective on…
    - 28 days ago, 2 Feb 14, 11:45pm -
  • RSS and Aggregation: The web you want, where you want it
    We're all hearing stories about how newspapers are obsolete and print is dead. But what's taking their place? After, all the big attraction of newspapers is their scannability. We humans have become accustomed to absorbing a world of timely knowledge…
    - 50 days ago, 11 Jan 14, 5:16am -
  • A primer for expanding your heritage circles on Google Plus
    When it first opened as an invite-only social space, Google Plus made a splash, to the tune of an estimated 10 million users. As an early invitee, I was a fan, seeing great potential in its particular abilities to serve the needs of the heritage crow…
    - 13 Jul 12, 3:22am -
  • Carla Bruni provides levity, and rich preservation content for broad audiences at
    Carla is a historic preservationist who is author of two blogs. She's also a good friend and supporter of Voices of the Past. We're going to talk about her latest blog,, which explores ways to make historic preservation more acces…
    - 18 Jan 12, 3:33am -

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

  • Links for 2013-01-09 [] you're at #curategear today, say hi to my colleagues Jaime and Stacey, representing the Digital POWRR project! @mkirschenbaum: #archives tweeps, follow #curategear today for tweets…
    - 10 Jan 13, 8:00am -
  • Links for 2013-01-08 [] A whole bunch of women who've been in comic shops (as creators, workers, and buyers!): #chicksdigcomics @philippa22: want informed, intelligent fun discussion about Doct…
    - 9 Jan 13, 8:00am -
  • Links for 2013-01-07 [] @ianmilligan1: "How Much of the Web is Archived?," a pre-print available on arXiv. Very interesting stuff. @BarrowmanCri…
    - 8 Jan 13, 8:00am -
  • Links for 2012-12-18 []
    Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians | Ithaka S+R
    - 19 Dec 12, 8:00am -
  • Links for 2012-12-01 [] State Historic Preservation Officer, Vermont || #historicpreservation
    - 2 Dec 12, 8:00am -

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