Endangered Data Week

For the week of April 17-21, we’re joining a large community-wide effort to raise greater awareness of “endangered data”. In light of all of the other crises in the world, highlighting endangered data may seem silly. After all, given the daily news onslaught of increasing authoritarianism, kleptocracy, war, bigotry, poverty and environmental problems, the fate […]

New Data Sharing Project Focuses on Zooarchaeology of the Levant

We are happy to announce the kick-off of a large-scale data integration project, provisionally titled The Biometrical Database of Levantine Fauna. This project’s goal is to build up a massive body of openly-available zooarchaeological data from the Levant, with a specific focus on measurement data, in order to facilitate and improve research and instruction worldwide. […]

Project Spotlight: Virtual Valdivia

Open Context Project Spotlight by Hannah Lau The Virtual Valdivia Project is directed by Sarah M. Rowe as part of the NEH-funded Institute of Digital Archaeology Methods and Practice at Michigan State University (#MSUDAI). The goal of the project is to produce an online database of ceramics from the Valdivia culture from coastal Ecuador (4400 […]

Project Spotlight: Oracle Bones in East Asia

Open Context Project Spotlight by Hannah Lau Our first project spotlight is the Oracle Bones in East Asia project, by Katherine Brunson, Zhipeng Li and Rowan Flad. The project is a collaboration between researchers at Brown University, the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Harvard University. Its goal is to create a […]

Love Your Data Week: Data Rescue

This week is “Love Your Data Week“. The event organizers hope it will raise awareness for the need to better curate research data in order to encourage more collaboration, transparency, and reproducibility. However in the US, “Love your data week” comes during a major political crisis that threatens all of our data. Already, the Trump […]

NEH – Mellon Grant to Federico Buccellati

The Alexandria Archive Institute, the nonprofit organization behind Open Context, is very pleased to announce that Dr. Federico Buccellati will join us in 2017 as a Research Fellow, thanks to the generous support of his project by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Federico is the principal investigator […]