Monthly Archives: April 2006

Rome's birthday

Today is the city of Rome’s 2759th birthday. It was celebrated with the re-opening of the Ara Pacis Museum in its new home, designed by American architect Richard Meier. The Ara Pacis still looms large in the city’s historical imagination. … Continue reading

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The "Closed Context" in Context III

The “Closed Context in Context III” session at the EAA 2006 Annual Meeting is looking for an additional paper to complete their programme. See the email from Constanze Witt below.

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CFP: Why document and analyse Cultural Heritage with modern technologies?

An email from Wolfgang Börner: Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (Workshop 11 „Archäologie und Computer“) Oktober 18th– 20th, 2006 City Hall of Vienna, Austria– Wappensaalgruppe Why document and analyse Cultural Heritage with modern technologies?

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Collecting and Modern Philanthropy

New York University recently accepted a $200 million donation to create an Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. The donation was made by the owner of one of North America’s largest private collections of archaeological artefacts, Shelby White, … Continue reading

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CFP: Resisting Archaeology

Fredrik Andersson and Johannes Siapkas are arranging a workshop entitled ‘Resisting Archaeology’ to be held at the University of Uppsala in May 2007. Please see below for the call for papers.

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Nordic TAG IX in Aarhus

Preparations are underway for the ninth round of the Nordic Theoretical Archaeology Group, to be held 10-12 May 2007 in Aarhus, Denmark. Most sessions will this time be held in English. The preliminary website has now been launched here.

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Cornelius away…

Between 5 April and 11 May Cornelius will be on fieldwork in Portugal and will not have access to the internet. Likewise, between 22 May and 10 June, he will be on parental leave in Canada and not be linking … Continue reading

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M45 Motorway to be listed as heritage road

(BBC News, 1 April 2006) The road, built in 1959, is one of Britain’s oldest motorways, and has changed little since then. It still has many original features, including the very distinctive bridges designed by Sir Owen Williams and Partners … Continue reading

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Rendezvous with an old friend

At the National Museum in Prague the other day, Troels took a picture for me of this amazing depiction of two palaeolithic heroes, possibly fighting for the contemporary beauty watching them. It is not the artistic quality that distinguishes this … Continue reading

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