Monthly Archives: August 2007

Ancient Olympia on Fire

Large forest fires mainly in Peloponnese, Greece (and some in Athens and the island of Euboia) are burning for four days now. 63 64 people have died, thousands have fled their homes, 110 villages have been partly or fully burnt down and hundreds of thousands of acres of forest land have been destroyed. The fires […]

International Slavery Museum

Tomorrow, 23rd August 2007, the International Slavery Museum opens its doors in Liverpool. The museum, an expansion of the Transatlantic Slavery gallery at Merseyside Maritime Museum, comes to mark the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in the UK. Read a BBC article and watch a short tour of the museum gallery

Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media March 31-April 2, 2008 Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. The rapid creation and consumption of social media content continues to drive the evolution of the Internet and the Web. Social media content now accounts for the majority of content published daily on the web. As the space evolves, researcher and […]

Where Is Everybody?

I’ve enjoyed this NYTimes article by Michelle Slatalla, ‘Where Is Everybody? The Gang at a Glance’, which describes her unsuccessful efforts to convince her family to use an online family calendar…at least in the way she would have liked them to use it… The article shows that online technology is not always the best way […]

New home for the Centre for Museology

A couple of weeks ago the Centre for Museology, along with others, moved to Mansfield Cooper Building. Helen Rees, Kostas Arvanitis, Louise Tythacott and Sam Alberti are now based on the 3rd floor of the building. The Kantorowich Library, where museology books are held, is also moving to the 4th floor of the Mansfield Cooper […]