Planes, trains and automobiles…

This week I’m heading to Lincoln, Nebraska for Digital Humanities 2013 (abstracts) (where I’m also doing a half-day workshop on ‘Designing successful digital humanities crowdsourcing projects‘ and attending my first meeting as a member of the ACH Executive Council).

After DH2013, I’m gradually making my way east by Amtrak and Greyhound, ending up at One Week, One Tool (‘a digital humanities barn raising’!). I’ll be in Chicago from Sunday afternoon (July 21) until late 22nd, arriving in Cleveland on the 23rd and jumping on another bus to Pittsburgh for  July 24-27. If you’re going to be nearby and fancy a chat about crowdsourcing, museums or digital history, or have a suggestion for sights I should see, let me know! You can get a sense of my interests at the never-properly updated Upcoming talks and travel and My PhD research.

In Montreal for MW2008

I’m in Montreal until Sunday April 13 for Museums and the Web 2008. I ran into Brian Kelly on the flight over, and he convinced me to Twitter, so I guess I’ll be at https://twitter.com/miaridge for the duration. I’m also uploading photos from Montreal/MW2008 to Flickr as I go. My cheap and cheerful hostel has free wifi, and I’m hoping that it’ll generally be pretty easy to get online.

[Update: you can read other people’s reactions to the conference at http://conference.archimuse.com/ including a feed from Mike Ellis’ experimental onetag application.]

What I did on my summer holidays

I was on site at Çatalhöyük for two weeks, and while I was there I contributed to the Catalhoyuk blog.

For me, it was a good opportunity to explain what I do on site – people are often confused about why a database developer would be going out to work on site in Turkey.

After that, I spent a few days in Istanbul, where I went to the Çatalhöyük exhibition and also to Istanbul Modern.

Then I caught a train to Bucharest, where I started my holiday. I visited Romania, Moldova, Transdniestr, Ukraine, and finally flew home from Krakow a month later.