AHEPA History, Çatalhöyük, Wyoming Newspapers, More: Wednesday ResearchBuzz, February 17, 2021


Hellenic News of America: AHEPA launches new website dedicated to its history. “In addition to [American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association]’s history and extensive accounts and data about Greek immigrants and immigration to America that is well-documented by George Leber’s ‘History of the Order of AHEPA: 1922 to 1972,’ the website provides biographies of important figures of Hellenic descent and philhellenes in American history, lists prominent recipients of AHEPA’s Socrates Award, the highest award the Order bestows; and links to an AHEPA-published book about America’s contributions to Greece’s fight for independence, ‘The 1821 Greek War of Independence and America’s Contributions to the Greek Cause.'”

Stanford Libraries: Çatalhöyük image collection released on Searchworks . “A current effort is underway to archive archaeological research documentation from Çatalhöyük — a 9000 year old neolithic settlement in the central plains of Turkey widely recognized as one of the most important archaeological sites in the world — in the Stanford Digital Repository. We have just achieved our first major milestone and released the image collection of about 144,000 images on Searchworks.”

University of Wyoming: UW Libraries, Wyoming State Library Launch New Digital Historic Newspaper Collection. “University of Wyoming Libraries and the Wyoming State Library have partnered to launch the Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection online. This collection of historic newspapers combines the digital holdings of both institutions with a new interface that is more robust, providing easier, customizable searches and better results. More than 800,000 pages are now available, with new content added monthly.”


Techdirt: Announcing The Winners Of The 3rd Annual Public Domain Game Jam!. “It’s that time again — the judges’ scores and comments are in, and we’ve selected the winners of our third annual public domain game jam, Gaming Like It’s 1925! As you know, we asked game designers of all stripes to submit new creations based on works published in 1925 that entered the public domain in the US this year — and just as in the past two jams, people got very creative in terms of choosing source material and deciding what to do with it.”

Belfast Telegraph: Future of Troubles archive secured with new funding . “The future of a long-running Troubles archive has been secured. Cain is an online collection of information and materials related to Northern Ireland’s troubled past and politics. Now a donation by Initiatives of Change will enable it to be sustainable as a live, curated archive, the Ulster University has announced.”

DJ Mag: ‘90s Rave Podcast, R.O.A.R., To Be Introduced Into British Library. “After being launched by journalist Tom Latchem and former DJ Chrissy Richards AKA Cris.E.Manic in August 2020, the team behind ROAR: The ’90s Rave Podcast has shared that the podcast will be immortalised in the British Library’s Sound Archive.”


The Florentine: The new Alinari Foundation. “The Alinari Archive, with its over five million items from the 1840s to the present day, was purchased by the Region of Tuscany at the end of 2019. It is now under the management of the new Alinari Foundation (Fondazione Alinari), which has the scope of conserving and promoting the archive. Today, the foundation announced its new home and plans for the future, including a museum, although the location has yet to be determined.”

Internet Archive: Bay State College ‘Flips to Digital’ by Donating Entire College Library to the Internet Archive. “Bay State College’s Boston Campus has donated its entire undergraduate library to the Internet Archive so that the digital library can preserve and scan the books, while allowing Bay State to gain much needed open space for student collaboration. By donating and scanning its 11,000-volume collection centered on fashion, criminal justice, allied health, and business books, Bay State’s Boston campus decided to ‘flip entirely to digital.'”

New York Times: Cheech Marin’s Chicano Art Museum Is to Open This Fall. “In the mid-1980s, Marin, buoyed by a burgeoning film career, made the leap from merely admiring Rembrandts and Vermeers in museums to acquiring work. A third-generation Mexican-American, he focuses on Chicano artists, and has amassed one of the largest such collections in the world. Now, his more than 700 paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures will have a permanent home in the former Riverside, Calif., public library.”


India Today: Searching porn on Google in UP? Govt will now monitor and send messages to internet users. UP in this case is Uttar Pradesh, a state in India. “The UP Police on Saturday said that a new team called the ‘UP Women Powerline 1090’ has been set up to monitor people’s internet activities. The team will get alerts if a person searches for porn on the internet. Following this, the Police will reach out to the person to prevent ‘crimes against women’. ”

Wired UK: Anti-human trafficking apps were meant to save lives. They’re failing. “An analysis of nearly 100 anti-trafficking apps by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Tech Against Trafficking initiative reveals problems such as duplication of efforts and an inefficient distribution of funds, as non-profit organisations and research teams develop tools without investing resources in building their user base, sharing expertise or prioritising survivor experience.”


Nature: How to shape a productive scientist–artist collaboration. “Art can be a powerful medium for exploring the deeper meaning of scientific endeavours. Collaborations between scientists and artists are under way around the world, and daily postings to social media with the #SciArt hashtag suggest that the often-disparate domains are merging in fresh and exciting ways. Although many such collaborations aim mainly to engage and educate the general public about science, scientists and artists are recognizing that creative partnerships can turn science into captivating art.” Good morning, Internet…

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