Electric Archaeology

My research blog, ‘Electric Archaeology‘, has been online since 2006. It includes over 500 posts, and serves as an open lab notebook for my digital humanities research. It has been viewed over 220 000 times. Individual posts have been cited in books and journal articles.

My most recent posts are automatically listed below.

  • ODATE in Perpetual Beta December 14, 2018
    Digital archaeology is always in a state of becoming. How could it be otherwise? And so, I offer up to you what we’ve managed to put together for the Open Digital Archaeology Textbook Environmen …
  • From Agent Models to Archaeogaming: A Digital Archaeology November 28, 2018
    I’ve been working away on a new book.  I’m sharing with you now the current state of the introduction. It doesn’t quite hang together yet, and I need to stop with the whole zombie sc …
  • The Making of FORVM: Trade Empires of Rome November 12, 2018
    Almost three years ago, Tom Brughmans sent me an email to see if I’d be interested in some kind of academic exchange. At the time, he was at the University of Konstanz and there is a state-provi …
  • Award for Outstanding Work in Digital Archaeology – ODATE October 29, 2018
    I was pleased to find the following note in my email Thursday last from the AIA…. Previous winners of the award may be found here. Speaking for everyone on the ODATE team, we are honoured to joi …
  • #Archink October 27, 2018
    Katherine Cook organized an archaeology themed edition of the wider #inktober challenge (draw something, every day, for the entire month). Her prompts: I cannot draw. But I can trace. My hands shake a …
  • Ancient Art and Modern Crime: Donna Yates: October 12, 2.30 pm, MacOdrum Library September 20, 2018
    pdf poster of the same
  • A Quick Note on HackMD for Collaborative Notetaking in Class September 6, 2018
    I’ve long been interested in collaborative notetaking in class as a way of making presence in class more meaningful. In my imagination, collaboratively written notes from class discussions and e …
  • DCGAN for Archaeologists August 23, 2018
    The following is cross-posted from our project website at bonetrade.github.io Learning about GANs  Melvin Wevers has been using neural networks to understand visual patterns in the evolution of newspa …
  • Jupyter Notebooks for Digital Archaeology (and History too!) August 21, 2018
    As the fall academic term approaches, and we get closer to version 1.0 of the Open Digital Archaeology Text (ODATE), I thought I would share the plethora of Jupyter Notebooks we’ve put together …
  • Sticking it to DCGAN July 29, 2018
    These are notes to self; a proper blog post eventually Working with DCGAN – https://github.com/carpedm20/DCGAN-tensorflow This is cool too, but just doesn’t work for me (final codeblock ru …
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