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Open Humanities Hack, 21st-22nd November

**Where?**: Guys Campus, Hodgkin Building, London, SE1 1UL **When?**: 21st-22md November **Sign up**: [Please fill in the sign-up form](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFp1eExmUVMtWG1YUkNZSnFFd05EWlE6MQ) — Humanities Hack is the first Digital Humanities hack organised jointly by the [Kings College London Department of Digital Humanities](http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/ddh/index.aspx), [DARIAH](http://dariah.eu), the [Digitised Manuscripts to Europeana (DM2E)](http://dm2e.eu) project and our [Open Humanities Working Group](http://humanities.okfn.org/). The London […]

Open Book Publishers releases “The Digital Public Domain”

[Open Book Publishers](http://www.openbookpublishers.com/) is the first UK academic publisher to have made all its books freely available online, publishing peer-reviewed research in subjects across the Humanities and Social Sciences. They are “committed to the idea that high quality scholarship should be available to readers everywhere regardless of their income or access to university libraries”. This […]

THATCamping in Luxembourg

THATCamps (The Humanities And Technology Camps) are a form of “unconference” focussed on the nascent discipline of the Digital Humanities that have risen rapidly in popularity since their invention by the folks over at [George Mason University](http://chnm.gmu.edu/). I was lucky enough to be one of 50 participants at this year’s first THATCamp in Europe which […]

Mapping the Republic of Letters

**The following post is crossposted from the [OpenGLAM blog](http://openglam.org/), and is about Stanford’s [Mapping the Republic of Letters Project](https://republicofletters.stanford.edu/) – one of the finest examples of what can be done with cultural heritage data and open source tools. Mapping the Republic of Letters is a collaborative, interdisciplinary humanities research project looking at 17th and 18th […]

Announcing DM2E: Exploring the possibilities of Linked Open Data in cultural heritage

The Open Knowledge Foundation is delighted to announce that it will be leading the community work for a three-year EU funded project entitled [Digitised Manuscripts to Europena (DM2E)](http://dm2e.eu). The project consortium, which includes academic institutions, NGOs and commercial partners, will be led by [Professor Stefan Gradmann](http://www.ibi.hu-berlin.de/institut/personen/gradmann) at the Humboldt University. ##Europeana The project aims to […]

Ideas for OpenPhilosophy.org

**The following post is from [Jonathan Gray](http://jonathangray.org/), Community Coordinator at the [Open Knowledge Foundation](http://www.okfn.org). It is [cross-posted from jonathangray.org](http://jonathangray.org/2011/11/04/ideas-for-openphilosophy-org/).** For several years I’ve been meaning to start OpenPhilosophy.org, which would be a collection of open resources related to philosophy for use in teaching and research. There would be a focus on the history of philosophy, […]

LODLAM-NZ Round Up

**The following guest post is by Jon Voss, whose projects include [History Pin](http://www.historypin.com/) and [Civil War Data 150](http://www.civilwardata150.net/).** I recently traveled to Wellington, New Zealand to take part in the National Digital Forum of New Zealand (#ndf2011), which was held at the national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa. Following the conference, the amazing team […]

Open Humanities Working Group Update

**The following update is from the [Open Humanities Working Group](http://humanities.okfn.org/), courtesy of James Harriman-Smith. To help you keep up with everything that’s going on across the OKF, we are publishing weekly updates from different Working Groups.** Salvete. Ahem. The latest and most important news from the Open Humanities Working Group is that we now have […]