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Open Humanities Hack: 28 November 2014, London

This is a cross-post from the DM2E-blog, see the original here On Friday 28 November 2014 the second Open Humanities Hack event will take place at King’s College, London. This is the second in a series of events organised jointly by the King’s College London Department of Digital Humanities , the Digitised Manuscripts to Europeana […]

Newsflash! OKFestival Programme Launches

At last, it’s here! Check out the details of the OKFestival 2014 programme – including session descriptions, times and facilitator bios here! We’re using a tool called Sched to display the programme this year and it has several great features. Firstly, it gives individual session organisers the ability to update the details on the session […]

Network Summit

Twice-yearly the whole community of the Open Knowledge Foundation gathers together to share with, learn from and support one another. The Summer Summit 2013 took place in Cambridge (UK) last week (10th-14th July), with staff updates on the Thursday and network representatives joining on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It was so inspiring to hear […]

Announcing the Open Humanities Award Winners

Earlier this year, as part of the [DM2E project](http://dm2e.eu), [we put out a call](http://blog.okfn.org/2013/02/13/e15000-of-prizes-on-offer-for-open-humanities-projects/) to humanities academics and technologists to see if they could come up with innovative ideas for small technology projects that would further humanities research by using **open content**, **open data** and/or **open source**. We’re very pleased to announce that the winners […]

What We Hope the Digital Public Library of America Will Become

Tomorrow is the official launch date for the [Digital Public Library of America](http://dp.la/) (DPLA). If you’ve been following it, you’ll know that it has the long term aim of realising “a large-scale digital public library that will make the cultural and scientific record available to all”. More specifically, Robert Darnton, Director of the Harvard University […]

Open Humanities Awards: 10 Days Left to Apply!

[A couple of weeks ago we announced](http://blog.okfn.org/2013/02/13/e15000-of-prizes-on-offer-for-open-humanities-projects/) the [Open Humanities Awards](http://openhumanitiesawards.org/) a fantastic new initiative to support innovative projects that use **open data**, **open content** or **open source** to **further teaching and research in the humanities**. There are **€15,000 of prizes** on offer for 3-5 projects lasting up to 6 months. The winners will be […]

€15,000 of Prizes on Offer for Open Humanities Projects

We are excited to announce the first ever Open Humanities Awards. There are **€15,000** worth of prizes on offer for 3-5 projects that use **open content**, **open data** or **open source tools** to further humanities teaching and research. Whether you’re interested in patterns of allusion in Aristotle, networks of correspondence in the Jewish Enlightenment or digitising […]