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How can it be useful? Letters, documents and literary works are useful for several different kinds of research into the human past. For example, transcribing old excavation records can make them more amenable to spatial and quantitative analysis, whilst transcribing historical documents from past literate societies can be compared and contrasted with the evidence from… Continue reading Online Transcription

MicroPasts goes to Paris

Hi all, last week we had the opportunity to introduce the MicroPasts project at two international conferences: the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, in Austin, and the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology conference in Paris. In Paris, we discussed our experience of developing the MicroPasts platforms so far, our aims, the… Continue reading MicroPasts goes to Paris

Hello MicroPasts, thrilled to meet you!

My name is Adi, and I’m a research associate at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. Earlier this month I joined the MicroPasts team – and I’m especially excited about this project as it feeds into my background and interests in so many ways. Before coming to London I was an archaeologist and academic back home… Continue reading Hello MicroPasts, thrilled to meet you!

Communities, engagement experiences and value

Hello, In my previous post, I drew attention to the importance of assessing the value of using crowd-sourcing for joined-up research into the human past, but how to go about it? How can value be understood in this context? Value for whom? Here is some initial thinking… I am interested in studying the value resulting from experiences of engaging with… Continue reading Communities, engagement experiences and value

What value is there in crowd-sourcing archaeological research?

Hello, This is Chiara. I am a researcher on the AHRC-funded project Crowd and Community-fuelled Archaeological Research, at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. As part of my role, I am currently working on the development of a methodology for assessing the value of using crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding to engage online communities with archaeology and the human past.… Continue reading What value is there in crowd-sourcing archaeological research?

Crowd-sourcing, crowd-funding and archaeology

Hello! We are a team of researchers from University College London and the British Museum. In the past few years, we have been looking into the new opportunities provided by digital technologies for public engagement in archaeology, through several seminar series and a recent edited volume on the topic. We are now lucky enough to have… Continue reading Crowd-sourcing, crowd-funding and archaeology