22 Aug

Visualizing world languages with the Glottolog Data Explorer and other language maps

For the language lovers out there… Just added two items to the Ethnos Project Resources Database: a recent (2016) paper titled, “The Glottolog Data Explorer: Mapping the world’s languages,” authored by Andrew Caines, Christian Bentz, Dimitrios Alikaniotis, Fridah Katushemererwe, and Paula Buttery – and the Glottolog Data Explorer web application that the paper discusses. A […]

04 Jul

IRCA & the National Remote Indigenous Media Festival

The 2015 Festival was hosted by IRCA in partnership with PAW Media and Communications and the Lajamanu community with key partner Indigenous Community Television. For 5 days remote media workers and industry guests visited Gurindji and Warlpiri Country for an exciting industry program with skills workshops, roundtables, video screenings, live radio and TV coverage, music and cultural events. […]

28 Jun

Documenting Endangered Languages – NSF Grants

Funding Opportunity Expected Number of Awards: 30 Posted Date: Jun 28, 2016 Closing Date for Applications: Sep 15, 2016 Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000 Description This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent […]

27 May

Tahltan Language Conservation Initiative Project

Tahltan Language Conservation Initiative Project (TLCIP) is a grassroots conservation effort that will focus on the preservation of the severely endangered Tahltan Language. There are only 16 fluent native Tahltan speakers alive today and all but two are over the age of seventy. TLCIP will work with the remaining speakers in an effort to digitally […]

26 May

Digital Native American & Indigenous Studies Project

The Digital Native American and Indigenous Studies (dNAIS) Project will offer three three-day workshops to educate participants on issues of digital humanities research and methodology in the context of Native American Studies. Native American Studies, an interdisciplinary field of study exploring the history, culture, politics, issues, and contemporary experience of indigenous peoples of America, intersects […]

12 Oct

Oaxaca Workshops: Digital Tools for the Preservation and Dissemination of Traditional Knowledge

I am honored to be returning to Mexico next week to facilitate a workshop on WordPress and Other Open Source Technologies for the Preservation and Dissemination of Traditional Knowledge. The workshops (mine is one of four) will take place throughout the week in Oaxaca City. If you’re in that neck of the woods, let me […]

01 Sep

Digital Memory Toolkit – a free resource to assist community projects

Recently, Niall McNulty (of McNulty Consulting) and Brigitte Doellgast (of the Goethe-Institut) were awarded Best Poster at the 2015 IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. Click on the poster image below to see it full size… Congratulations to Brigitte and Niall! You can find Niall and Grant McNulty’s book Digital […]

18 Jun

CFP: 2nd Int’l Congress on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies

The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in Mexico City, in its mission to safeguard cultural heritage, seeks to stay ahead in the application of new technologies for the conservation, research and dissemination of heritage. In this effort it convenes the Second International Congress on Cultural Heritage and new technologies. You are invited to […]

22 May

Gathering to Connect Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Colombia

Colombia is linguistically diverse with more than 60 indigenous languages spoken by approximately 1 million people across the country. These living languages contain rich cultural traditions and knowledge passed down from generation to generation. Many indigenous communities face unique challenges as they seek to ensure that the next generation maintains their native languages. However, the […]