Keeping Country: a web-based approach to Indigenous outreach in cultural heritage management

Cultural heritage management (CHM) of Indigenous places is the dominant area of professional practice in Australian archaeology, yet relatively few Indigenous Australians take up a career in the sector. The internet is providing new and effective avenues for Indigenous outreach programmes. This paper describes a self-contained, web-enabled, free-to-user cultural heritage […]

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Indigenous Rights and Social Media – a Sámi example

This blog post discusses indigenous uses of social media with the example of resistance against exploitation of the land and its raw materials in Swedish Sápmi – the cultural homeland of the Sámi, indigenous people of Europe. A growing conflict in Gállok was in the news in the summer of […]

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Traveling Through Layers: reflections on the “ikiaqqivik” tweet

I thought this was interesting… on average, an @ethnosproject tweet gets 4-5 retweets and a few favorites. That is the norm for tweets about resources, calls for papers, projects of interest, etc. Yesterday, I posted this tweet about the Inuit word for Internet: Inuktitut term for the word Internet is […]

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Folklore 2.0: Preservation Through Innovation

The very cultural heritage that gives indigenous peoples their identity, now far more than in the past, is under real or potential assault from those who would gather it up, strip away its honored meanings, convert it to a product, and sell it. Each time that happens the heritage itself […]

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Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) Project

The Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) Project is an international, multidisciplinary research project examining intellectual property (IP)-related issues that are emerging within the realm of heritage, especially those affecting Indigenous peoples. These include complex and often difficult questions about who has rights to and responsibilities relating to use […]

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Communication for Social Change Anthology: Historical and Contemporary Readings

An engine for social change that would improve all our lives has been popping up in different forms for a long time. But now, The Communication for Social Change Anthology looks at an essential ingredient that has usually been left out of the fuel for such an engine. And that […]

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Questioning the Obvious? Ethical and Cultural Dimensions of CMC and ICTs

As late as 1998, U.S. citizens constituted the significant majority of Internet users (84%: GVU 1998). Given this demographic dominance, it is not surprising that U.S.-specific visions also dominated both popular discourse and English-language scholarship regarding computer-mediated communication (CMC). Such dominance, of course, goes hand-in-hand with ethnocentrism – and so […]

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From Oral Tradition to Digital Collectives: Information Access and Technology in Contemporary Native American Culture

For people who may live both physically and culturally distant from the majority culture in their immediate environment, information technology can provide a boost toward accessing and documenting their own heritage. As early adopters of the Web, Native Americans began using the Internet for e-commerce and cultural outreach in the […]

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Connecting to Collections Online Community

Our goal is to help smaller museums, libraries, archives, and historical societies get answers to collections care questions and quickly locate reliable preservation resources and to help staff members network with their colleagues. We know how many responsibilities you have and how helpful it can be to network with conservation […]

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Caring for Yesterday’s Treasures — Today

Caring for Yesterday’s Treasures — Today is a series of free, online courses about the preservation of archival and historical collections (curated by Connecting to Collections Online Community). Tailored to the needs of staff and volunteers at libraries and archives, each course has included four to six interactive webinars presented […]

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Journal of Digital Humanities

The Journal of Digital Humanities (ISSN 2165-6673) is a comprehensive, peer-reviewed, open access journal that features the best scholarship, tools, and conversations produced by the digital humanities community in the previous semester. Initiated by the PressForward project, the Journal of Digital Humanities is an experiment in sourcing and distributing scholarly […]


Digital Humanities Now

Digital Humanities Now is an experimental, edited publication that highlights and distributes informally published digital humanities scholarship and resources from the open web. Since 2009, DHNow has been refining processes of aggregation, discovery, curation, and review to open and extend conversations about the digital humanities research and practice. DHNow highlights […]


Global Perspectives on Digital History

Global Perspectives on Digital History aggregates and selects material from our Compendium of the Global Perspectives, drawing from hundreds of venues where high-quality scholarship is likely to appear, including the personal websites of scholars, institutional sites, blogs, and other feeds. It also seeks to discover new material by monitoring Twitter […]

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Global Voices interview: Kevin Scannell talks about indigenous tweets and blogs

Kevin Scannell is a professor of mathematics and computer science at St. Louis University in Missouri, USA. He told us how he got into the field of mapping Indigenous tweets and micro-blogs around the world.

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Indigenous Tweets, Visible Voices & Technology

Indigenous Tweets, Visible Voices & Technology from Kara Andrade UNESCO estimates that of the 6,000 current languages spoken today, more than half will be extinct by the start of the next century, adding that “with the disappearance of unwritten and undocumented languages, humanity will lose not only a cultural wealth, […]

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Digital Democracy

Digital Democracy’s mission is to empower marginalized communities to use technology to defend their rights. As technology becomes cheaper and more accessible, we believe it can and should be used to bring more voices to the table. Digital Democracy helps our partners achieve transformative change and works toward a world […]

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Ngan’gi Seasons Calendar

Use the button above to download the PDF of the calendar. The Ngan’gi Seasons calendar was developed by key knowledge-holders of the Ngan’gi language from Nauiyu Nambiyu and CSIRO as part of a Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge project on Indigenous socio-economic values and rivers flows in northern Australia. The […]

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Centre for Social Partnerships in Lifelong Learning (SPiLL)

The Centre for Social Partnerships in Lifelong Learning SPiLL was established in 2007 to support and research the interagency and interdisciplinary relationships that enable effective learning in different disciplines, workplaces and training sites. SPiL is based at the Charles Darwin University. SPiLL’s research seeks to understand and enhance the ways […]

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Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts

Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts publishes papers reporting original research and other issues relating to the learning of individuals, groups, communities and organisations. The emphasis is on the socio-cultural dimensions of learning in these different contexts and configurations. The aim of the journal is to publish […]

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Archiving Web Resources International Conference: Issues for Cultural Heritage Organisations

In November 2004, the National Library of Australia hosted the Archiving Web Resources International Conference. Over 200 delegates from 21 countries, representing libraries, archives, museums, galleries, and government agencies, gathered to hear papers and to discuss the issues for cultural heritage organisations. Despite the daunting scale of the task ahead, […]

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Saving Traditions: The Ngalia people of Western Australia

Excerpt A long running project of the indigenous Ngalia people of Western Australia has adapted a wide variety of technologies in their fight to preserve their traditional knowledge and culture. Back in the 1980s, the indigenous Ngalia people of Western Australia started their own community research project devoted to the […]

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Learning and Knowing in Indigenous Societies Today

The book is organised into three sections. The first addresses the link between indigenous knowledge and indigenous language, and explores the opportunities this interconnection provides for understanding and countering declines in both. The second section examines how the loss of indigenous knowledge due to insensitive school programmes may be countered […]

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African Journal of Information and Communication Technology (AJICT)

African Journal of Information and Communication Technology (AJICT) is an international journal providing a publication vehicle for coverage of topics of interest to those involved in computing, communication networks, electronic communications, information technology systems and Bioinformatics. It is serving as an open source vehicle of the works of researchers in […]

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Barefoot Expert: The Interface of Computerized Knowledge Systems and Indigenous Knowledge Systems

It may seem a strange match–AI and crop irrigation or AI and the Serengeti lions but researchers in Artificial Intelligence envision expert systems as a new technology for capturing the knowledge and reasoning process of experts in agriculture, wildlife management, and many other fields. These computer programs have a relevance […]

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Mira Canning Stock Route Project Archive

WARNING: This website contains images, names and stories of Aboriginal people who have passed away. Mira (Martu Wangka): to bring something hidden into the light Mira represents the culmination of FORM’s award-winning Canning Stock Route Project, which was initiated in 2006 and has involved over 250 Aboriginal participants, over 100 […]

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