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Two weeks from now, I will board a plane and venture out into the big, wide world for the first time in nearly two years. The last place I flew back in February of 2020 was to Tempe to chat about FAIR data in archaeology with the folks at Digital Antiquity.
We are delighted to introduce two individuals who are joining the AAI / Open Context team to lead our Data Literacy Program, a new undertaking supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Data Literacy Program aims to widen and diversify uses of cultural heritage data by crafting […]
San Francisco, CA, 17 June 2020 The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded The Alexandria Archive Institute (AAI) a grant to support the launch of a program in data literacy and to develop institutional ties to sustain open data publishing and curation services in archaeology. The Mellon Foundation’s grant of $610,000 will be matched by an additional $203,333 from […]
Early next month, the AAI will participate in a conference at Harvard University on Critical Perspectives on the Practice of Digital Archaeology. Hosted by Harvard University’s Standing Committee on Archaeology, the February 3-4 event will cover topics related to digital technologies and how they are transforming archaeological practice. Conference co-organizers Eric Kansa (Program Director for […]
This month, with funding from the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), the AAI launched a new project using Linked Open Data to enhance archaeological data sets. A collaborative undertaking by the AAI, Prof. Benjamin Arbuckle (Baylor University), and a team of international zooarchaeologists, the project was one of two winners of the EOL’s Computable Data Challenge. […]