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Digital preservation summit in Washington

CyArk is a nonprofit with the mission of digitally preserving the world’s cultural heritage.  
On October 7-8, CyArk will be hosting its Annual Summit at the National Archives in Washington DC.  The overarching theme of the conference is “Democratization of Cultural Heritage: Enabling access to information, technology and support.” Attendees will be able to network and learn from presentations given by government, university, historic preservation and cultural resource management leaders such as Gustavo Araoz, President of ICOMOS, CyArk’s blue ribbon advisory council, Corine Wegener of the Smithsonian and US Committee of the Blue Shield, Richard O’Connor Chief of HABS, leadership and practitioners from the National Park Services, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and governments around the world. 
Attendees will also be able to see live demonstrations and learn about the latest technologies being applied to built heritage and digital humanities from speakers and sponsors that include Autodesk, Trimble SketchUp, A&E firms, and cultural resource management firms. 
Researchers and scholars will have the opportunity to learn about specific programs that CyArk is working on, such as the Atlantic Slave Trade and the Athena Project, and identify opportunities to collaborate where CyArk and other heritage institutions are actively seeking research partners.

Note that CyArk is offering a discounted student rate 

‘Transformations’ conference at Syracuse U.

On Thursday, February 27th, the South Asia Center will hold the opening reception and keynote address for its “Transformations in South Asian Folk Arts, Aesthetics, and Commodities.”  The reception begins at 5:30 in the Public Events room (220 Eggers).

Following the reception will be a keynote address by Dr. Dilip Chakrabarti, Professor Emeritus of South Asian Archeology at Cambridge University. His talk, “Folk Art Elements in Indian Archaeological Tradition” will examine the complexities of identifying ‘folk elements’ in Indian archaeological data, and then offer a critical review of what has been traditionally identified as ‘folk art’ in the whole range of Indian archaeological data.

 The “Transformations” conference will continue on Friday, February 28th and Saturday, March 1st. For the full schedule, please check out our website: http://mithila.syr.edu.

 Emera Bridger Wilson Associate Director/Outreach Coordinator South Asia Center, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs 346 Eggers Hall Syracuse University Syracuse NY 13244 (315) 443-2553 elbridge@syr.edu

Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG USA) conference

North American Theoretical Archaeology Group TAG USA, May 23-25, 2014 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. TAG2014 Sessions are now open. Call for Papers- Deadline March 7, 2014

At this time, we invite all interested parties to submit abstracts to one of our 21 exciting sessions (click here or see the attached pdf to see list of sessions). Please send your abstracts directly to the session organizers (not to TAG-Urbana) by email. 
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Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies of Ancient Materials

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Interdisciplinary Studies of Ancient Materials from the Mediterranean
Nicosia, 17-19 September 2014, University of Cyprus

The NARNIA research network is pleased to announce the organisation of the international conference, entitled: “Interdisciplinary Studies of Ancient Materials from the Mediterranean”, to be held at the main campus of the University of Cyprus, in Nicosia, Cyprus, between the 17th and 19th of September 2014.  Continue reading