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Datasets hold information from admissions books for Philadelphia's Eastern State Penetentiary. Archaeologists create public database of thousands of plague victims buried at Bedlam burial ground. Click on the picture to launch the gallery.

Archaeologists create public database of thousands of plague victims buried at Bedlam burial ground

Uncovering Latent Metadata in the FSA-OWI Photographic Archive. Abstract.

Uncovering Latent Metadata in the FSA-OWI Photographic Archive

Tableau Software. Earth. Ngram Viewer. 10.2 is Here with New Geo Spatial Capabilities. Digging through history using digital tools. With one foot solidly in the past and the other anchored in digital technology, Tobias Higbie is adept at keeping his balance in both worlds as a historian who is skilled in digitizing historical records and using them to gain new perspectives.

Digging through history using digital tools

An associate professor in history who teaches classes on U.S. history, labor and social movement history, labor studies and digital humanities/history, Tobias is a firm believer in doing interdisciplinary research that allows for the integration of new methods, concepts and strategies when documenting the past. Tobias Higbee. Genetic Communities™ beta: New Innovation from AncestryDNA – Ancestry Blog. Today, we are pleased to share the roll-out of a new beta experience for AncestryDNA that we call Genetic Communities™.

Genetic Communities™ beta: New Innovation from AncestryDNA – Ancestry Blog

Applying rigorous statistics and scientific development, we’ve created a unique experience that can connect you through your DNA to places your ancestors called home and the migration paths they followed to get there. This new experience gives you a more detailed connection to the people, places, cultures, and stories that led to you. Taking DNA testing to a whole new level Genetic Communities is based on innovative new analysis techniques developed by Ancestry’s science team, that combine insights from our DNA network and our massive collection of family trees. This new approach stems from research that was made possible thanks to over a million AncestryDNA members and growing around the world who have participated in Ancestry’s ongoing scientific studies. NASA Releases a Massive Online Archive: 140,000 Photos, Videos & Audio Files Free to Search and Download. Last summer, astronomer Michael Summer wrote that, despite a relatively low profile, NASA and its international partners have been “living Carl Sagan’s dream for space exploration.”

NASA Releases a Massive Online Archive: 140,000 Photos, Videos & Audio Files Free to Search and Download

Summers’ catalogue of discoveries and groundbreaking experiments—such as Scott Kelly’s yearlong stay aboard the International Space Station—speaks for itself. But for those focused on more earthbound concerns, or those less emotionally moved by science, it may take a certain eloquence to communicate the value of space in words. “Perhaps,” writes Summers, “we should have had a poet as a member of every space mission to better capture the intense thrill of discovery.” Uncovering Latent Metadata in the FSA-OWI Photographic Archive. NASA Its Software Online & Makes It Free to Download. A quick heads up: NASA has just announced that it has released its “2017-2018 software catalog, which offers an extensive portfolio of software products for a wide variety of technical applications, all free of charge to the public, without any royalty or copyright fees.”

NASA Its Software Online & Makes It Free to Download

More than 30% of NASA innovations are software-based, and by making its software available to the public, it helps give a boost to entrepreneurs, small businesses, corporations and academics. Ah, the benefits of Technology Transfer. Available in both hard copy and online, the software archive is divided into numerous categories, including Business Systems and Project Management, Vehicle Management, Data Servers and Process Handling, Data and Image Processing, Design and Integration Tools, and more. See all available software here. h/t goes to OC reader, Kunal Follow Open Culture on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, and Flipboard and share intelligent media with your friends. What’s in the PEN archives? A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Radioactive Oatmeal Go Down. When Fred Boyce and dozens of other boys joined the Science Club at Fernald State School in 1949, it was more about the perks than the science.

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Radioactive Oatmeal Go Down

Club members scored tickets to Boston Red Sox games, trips off the school grounds, gifts like Mickey Mouse watches and lots of free breakfasts. 15 Massive Online Databases You Should Know About. Advertisement Think of your favorite open databases.

15 Massive Online Databases You Should Know About

I’m sure Wikipedia and IMDb instantly spring to mind, but you might not be in the need of all that knowledge ever, or a comprehensive database of all things entertainment. Sometimes you need a bit of VLDB (Very Large Data Base) flavor. Something to spice up your data analysis. Something to put the “big” in your big data. Here are 15 massive online databases you can access and analyze for free, or just peruse at your leisure. 1000 Genomes. The First 100 Days of Fascist Germany: A New Online Project from Emory University. From Emory University comes The First 100 Days of Fascist Germany, an attempt to document online what happened on each day–from January 30, 1933 through May 9, 1933–when Hitler was named Reichskanzler of Germany.

The First 100 Days of Fascist Germany: A New Online Project from Emory University

As you can perhaps imagine, the motivation for the project isn’t entirely divorced from current events. The grad students behind The First 100 Days explain: During the highly contentious political climate in this country, the terms “fascism” and “Nazi Germany” have been tossed around quite freely by both sides of the political spectrum. As a response to this and in an effort to provide some clarity of what fascism in Nazi Germany actually looked like, we at the Emory University German Department initiated a research project that aims to document the first 100 days of National Socialism- from the day that Adolf Hitler was named Reichskanzler on January 30, 1933 until May 9, 1933. Stream 8,000 Vintage Afropop Recordings Digitized & Made Available by The British Library. World War I: Wartime Sheet Music. The following post was written by Cait Miller of the Music Division and originally appeared on the In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog.

World War I: Wartime Sheet Music

“The Beast of Berlin,” by John Clayton Calhoun, 1918. Music Division. Piano transcriptions of large-scale works, marches, sentimental ballads, and other examples of parlor music are well documented in the Music Division’s sheet music holdings; and from the late 19th century through the early 20th century, sheet music not only served to disseminate music for home recreation but contributed to documenting what events, issues, and cultural themes were significant to the American public as well as how those topics were perceived. Our published sheet music collections cover just about every historic event in American history, including World War I. Frederick G. The Shrapnel Blues,” by Marion Lee Bell and Marcus F. In the collection, you’ll come across recognizable names such as American favorite George M.

Endangered Data and the Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) Endangered Data Week highlights the urgent need to protect public records. Our ongoing collaboration with the Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) project provides a specific example of why public records matter. Before we discuss DINAA in detail, first we need to provide some context. The United States has enacted a variety of laws and policies that govern access to public records and the historical and cultural heritage of our Nation. 20,000 Letters, Manuscripts & Artifacts From Sigmund Freud Get Digitized and Made Available Online. In his introduction to the 2010 essay collection Freud and Fundamentalism, Stathis Gourgouris defines fundamentalism as “thought that disavows multiplicities of meaning, abhors allegorical elements, and strives toward an exclusionary orthodoxy.” While there may be both religious and secular versions of such ideologies worldwide, we can trace the word itself to an Evangelical movement in the U.S., and to a set of beliefs that endures today among around a third of all Americans and has “animated America’s culture wars for over eighty years,” writes David Adams.

The fundamentalist movement first took shape in 1920, just as Sigmund Freud wrote and published his Beyond the Pleasure Principle. It was in that book that Freud introduced the concept of the “death drive.” Adams argues that “the ‘fundamentalist’ and the ‘death drive,’ are twins: they came into being simultaneously,” and “their simultaneity is not merely an accident. Related Content: A Digital Archive of Slave Voyages Details the Largest Forced Migration in History. Between 1500 and 1866, slave traders forced 12.5 million Africans aboard transatlantic slave vessels. Before 1820, four enslaved Africans crossed the Atlantic for every European, making Africa the demographic wellspring for the repopulation of the Americas after Columbus’ voyages. The slave trade pulled virtually every port that faced the Atlantic Ocean – from Copenhagen to Cape Town and Boston to Buenos Aires – into its orbit. To document this enormous trade – the largest forced oceanic migration in human history – our team launched Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, a freely available online resource that lets visitors search through and analyze information on nearly 36,000 slave voyages that occurred between 1514 and 1866.

Inspired by the remarkable public response, we recently developed an animation feature that helps bring into clearer focus the horrifying scale and duration of the trade. More Than 100 Sets of Primary Source Documents for Students - Best of 2016. Download Influential Avant-Garde Magazines from the Early 20th Century: Dadaism, Surrealism, Futurism & More. “I’m tired of politics, I just want to talk about my art,” I sometimes hear artists—and musicians, actors, writers, etc. —say. And I sometimes see their fans say, “you should shut up about politics and just talk about your art.”

Given the current onslaught of political news, commentary, scandal, and alarm, these are both understandable sentiments. But anyone who thinks that art and politics once occupied separate spheres harbors a historically naïve belief. American Memory from the Library of Congress - Home Page. Maryland Institute College of Art's Decker Library : Free Audio : Download & Streaming. Allen Ginsberg Poetry Reading. Last Seen – Finding Family After Slavery.

Avalon Project - Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy. California Digital Newspaper Collection. Census.gov. Chronicling America « Library of Congress. Digital Public Library of America. Photos of 19th-Century Black Women Activists Digitized and Put Online by The Library of Congress. Documenting the American South: Open DocSouth. What is DocSouth Data? Doc South Data provides access to some of the Documenting The American South collections in formats that work well with common text mining and data analysis tools.

Documenting the American South is one of the longest running digital publishing initiatives at the University of North Carolina. It was designed to give researchers digital access to some of the library’s unique collections in the form of high quality page scans as well as structured, corrected and machine readable text. Fold3 - Historical military records. Free Family History and Genealogy Records — FamilySearch.org. Georgia's Virtual Vault. Resource: Runaway Slave Advertisement Databases. Exhibition Overview - Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. World War I: Library Opens Major New Exhibit, ‘Echoes of the Great War’ The National Archives Catalog. Cold War-Era Nuclear Test Films Reveal New Data When Digitized : The Two-Way : NPR.

Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine. JSTOR. LIFE photo archive hosted by Google. Millions of documents at your fingertips. NARA - AAD - Main Page. News Archive Search. Papers of the War Department. Perseus Collections/Texts. Public Data Explorer. Public Domain.

Vintage everyday. Digital History. Ideas for teaching & using digital history. London Lives 1690 to 1800 ~ Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis. Old Bailey Online - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 - Central Criminal Court. Photogrammar.

Genetic Communities™ beta: New Innovation from AncestryDNA – Ancestry Blog.