[Humanist] 30.849 events: Alexander the Great; African black newspapers

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 849.
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  [1]   From:    StudioCHI <StudioCHI at depaul.edu>                           (6)
        Subject: DePaul Event: "Technologies of Recovery: A Critical
                Examination of a Black DH Genealogy"

  [2]   From:    "Roueche, Charlotte" <charlotte.roueche at KCL.AC.UK>        (16)
        Subject: A Linked Open World: Alexander the Great, Transnational
                Heritage and the Semantic Web


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        Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:47:59 +0000
        From: StudioCHI <StudioCHI at depaul.edu>
        Subject: DePaul Event: "Technologies of Recovery: A Critical Examination of a Black DH Genealogy"


On Tuesday, April 4, Kim Gallon will highlight her work with the Black Research Press Collective, which is an interdisciplinary group of scholars committed to generating digital scholarship about the historical and contemporary role of black newspapers in Africa and the African Diasporas, with a focus on work done by individuals who used to live in Africa and have been dispersed, either through choice or through force, and now live elsewhere.

Date: April 4, 2017 at 5pm
Location: DePaul Lincoln Park Campus, Arts & Letters Hall (2315 N. Kenmore), room 103

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        Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:04:26 +0000
        From: "Roueche, Charlotte" <charlotte.roueche at KCL.AC.UK>
        Subject: A Linked Open World: Alexander the Great, Transnational Heritage and the Semantic Web


We are pleased to announce that a conference, A Linked Open World: Alexander the Great, Transnational Heritage and the Semantic Web will be held on 3rd and 4th April 2017 at New College, Oxford.

For the programme please see: http://www.greekcoinage.org/opal-conference.html.

The conference is part of the Oxford-Paris Alexander project (OPAL), a joint initiative between the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford funded by the Labex les Passés dans le Présent and the AHRC. OPAL, directed by Dr Frédérique Duyrat and Professor Andrew Meadows, explores the possibilities offered by Linked Open Data and the Semantic Web to preserve and make available the physical heritage of the coinage issued in the name of Alexander the Great, a unique and transformative phenomenon across an area from the modern Balkans to Afghanistan.

Coins issued by Alexander and in his name after his death exist today in their millions, scattered in collections across the world. But they are also the victim, as small pieces of precious metal, of destruction and looting in their source countries. The OPAL project will make available online a corpus of 3,500 coins of Alexander in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (http://hcr.ashmus.ox.ac.uk) and the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris (http://galica.bnf.fr) and will contribute the data to the PELLA project of the American Numismatic Society (http://numismatics.org/pella).

The conference will investigate the homogenizing effect of the coinage of Alexander the Great on the economic history of the Mediterranean, the Near East, and Central Asia as well as advertising and exploring the value of amalgamated collections. The conference will look at the new tools created by Linked Open Data and the Semantic Web as well as their technical composition. It will present new research on the coinage of Alexander, much of which made possible by new opportunities afforded by the PELLA tool. And it will conclude by focussing particularly on the legacy of Alexander the Great, from shortly after his death to the present day, and discussing the importance of preserving such transnational heritage and the role in this that projects like OPAL and PELLA can play.

For further information and to reserve a place at the conference please email: simon.glenn at ashmus.ox.ac.uk<mailto:simon.glenn at ashmus.ox.ac.uk>
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King’s College
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