Category Archives: Short Takes

The death of the academic book and the path to Open Access

By Gretchen | October 24, 2013

by Roxanne Missingham Is publishing academic books a dying trade? And if so, are free e-books from universities likely to deal the final blow? The future of book publishing in general is hotly contested, but particularly so for university presses. Louise Adler, the head of Melbourne University Publishing recently suggested that the book industry is failing and university […]

Writing History in the Digital Age

By Gretchen | October 14, 2013

About the Book With our unique focus on writing, our innovative web-born format and our open review process, we seek to move beyond the traditionalist ways humanities scholars – and historians in particular – have tended to think about and to use digital technologies. In a recent lecture delivered in advance of his forthcoming book, The […]

Archives, practices and paper: thoughts from Munich, Early Modern Post

By Gretchen | September 26, 2013

by Elizabeth Williamson I’m writing this blog on the plane home from Munich, where I’ve been at a conference for the last few days. I was invited by the lovely Prof. Markus Friedrich, who was on the same panel as me at The Permissive Archive, to give a paper at the ‘Frühneuzeittag’, or annual meeting of Germany’s […]

Come cambia la storia nell’era digitale | Novecento.org

By The GPDH Editors | September 11, 2013

di Elena Vellati Relazione sull’intervento di Serge Noiret: Come cambia la storia (ricerca, scrittura, divulgazione, ecc.) nell’era digitale Nel corso di una ventennale esperienza di lavoro legato alla didattica e alle biblioteche, nell’ambito della storia digitale, Serge Noiret propone una panoramica dei profondi cambiamenti che hanno interessato la scienze storica e la sua divulgazione. Per capire cosa è cambiato, si può fare […]

College Art Association Advocacy » Blog Archive » US Patents and Trademarks Office Issues “Green Paper” on Copyright in the Digital Age | CAA

By The GPDH Editors | September 11, 2013

by Shira Perlmutter, director of the United States Patents and Trademarks Office (USPTO). We Want to Hear from You on Copyright Policies in the Digital The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force (IPTF) last week issued a green paper on copyright, and I’d like to take a moment to highlight the paper’s core content and goals. The paper, […]

Thoughts on Public & Digital History by Adam Crymble: Applications open for Five Solutions: Digital Sustainability for Historians

By The GPDH Editors | September 11, 2013

by Adam Crymble Five Solutions to What? Historical scholarship is increasingly digital; and yet we do not have an agreed form of best practices for ensuring that digital scholarship lasts. Five Solutions is looking for five scholars able to outline a solution to the issues of sustainability now facing historians. This one day workshop asks participants […]

Social Semantic Web: Interview with EuropeanaTech

By The GPDH Editors | May 16, 2013

Last week, EuropeanaTech released two major new documents. Today’s blog looks at the work and the people behind one of them, interviewing Maarten Brinkerink and Marlies Olensky. First of all though – a quick look at the two new documents. The first, titled, ‘Core Inventory of FLOSS in the Cultural Heritage Domain, second iteration‘ analyses […]

Improved access to newspapers: The Europeana Newspapers Project

By The GPDH Editors | May 13, 2013

This is a brief post to highlight the activities of The Europeana Newspapers Project (ENP), a network of 18 partners (and 11 associated partners) working together to make more than 18 million digitised newspaper pages (including 10 million pages of full-text content) available via the Europeana ecosystem of online services, with aggregation carried out by The European Library. The […]

Computer analysis of the correspondence of King George III to throw new light on his madness?

By The GPDH Editors | April 25, 2013

King George III life and reign were longer than those of any previous monarch. This reign covered the period of Great Britain defeating France in the Seven Years War and becoming the dominant European power in North America and India; the loss of Britain’s colonies in America in the American Revolutionary War; and concluded in the defeat of […]