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Workshop: The Archaeology of Photographs

I signed up for this workshop expecting to get a refresher on types of photography and to maybe learn something new about the collections at the Australian War Memorial (AWM). I was not disappointed.

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Forum: Digital Humanities Pathways Canberra

Today, in Canberra, was a day to discuss digital humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, linked data, collaborations and how to prove the value of our work in this space. All around Australia there have been Digital Humanities Pathways Forums and the one in Canberra was attended by people from GLAMR, academia and the commercial sector, a great spread of different viewpoints.

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Exhibition: Escape from Pompeii

Last school holidays I managed to get myself to the Australian Maritime Museum in Sydney, to view the exhibition Escape from Pompeii. Most people have heard of Pompeii, the Roman city that got buried under layers of volcanic ash that preserved it so well.  From this city, modern scholars have a snapshot of ancient Roman life through the architecture or art, like decorated walls covered with frescoes and mosaics.

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