Visual Resources Update March 2022

Sherds have arrived!

Very recently transferred back to Princeton from the Walters Art Museum, an extensive variety of pottery sherds from the Excavation of Antioch-on-the-Orontes is now available for use as a teaching collection. Thanks to Profs. Arrington and Blessing for their insights on arrangement and identification.

Four pieces of stone: Green marble from Thessaly, Red marble, Onyx, Porphyry
Four pieces of stone: Onyx, Green marble from Thessaly, Red marble, Porphyry

Our marble and stone collection was available for students to examine in HIS 210 The World of Late Antiquity (Prof. Jack Tannous). Students handled four of the ten types of marble used in the construction and decoration of the Hagia Sophia. Thanks to Prof. Holzman for making this identification and sharing it with others on campus.

We are excited to be supporting innovative utilization of the iiif image standard in ART 483. Students are testing Storiiies and and we look forward to seeing their final projects.

After working with us since his first year at Princeton, we are sad to see Jacob Wheeler ’20 leave, but thrilled to support his next venture as Digitization Specialist at the University of Chicago.

Interesting projects and resources:

Library of Congress Labs’ Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud (CCHC) initiative explores pathways for the Library to deliver its digital collections at scale, using a cloud computing environment. Read this post describing the outcomes of their work so far. Of particular interest to VR is using computer vision to analyze photography collections. Click here to see the interactive visualization component of the project on Access and Discovery of Documentary Images (ADDI).

Results of the DH Awards are now posted. Lots of interesting resources.

If you have been on the fence about trying the reference manager Zotero, check out version 6 with new functionality and a Zotero app for iOS.

Screenshot of Parthenon digital exhibiton: opaque model of temple with yellow section, the south frieze, highlighted
Screenshot of The Parthenon frieze website

The world famous Parthenon frieze is available online for everyone to explore in a new, interactive, bilingual, web application.

Learn about how Artificial Intelligence is being used to analyze Greek inscriptions in the journal Nature.

And finally, this eye-opening post about the ever-frustrating sphere of image rights:

Screenshot of tweet showing Getty Images is charging for a free public domain image