NEW Online Exhibition: Rarely Exhibited Greek Pottery (University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology)

University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology: NEW Online Exhibition: Rarely Exhibited Greek Pottery. “This online exhibit, in two installments, illustrates examples from the Museum’s extensive collection of Greek pottery, most of which has not been exhibited in recent history. The first installment encompasses the Bronze Age to the Orientalizing period, ca. 2700–530 BCE.” The quote is from the PDF announcement.

Horizon Magazine: 3D dance recordings could help resurrect extinct Greek dances

Horizon Magazine: 3D dance recordings could help resurrect extinct Greek dances. “Anastasios Doulamis, professor at the National Technical University of Athens, is creating digital 3D dance recordings to preserve traditional Greek dance cultures threated with extinction. He tells Horizon why this approach is vital for conserving endangered dances – as well as enabling people to better learn and study popular styles.”

Hellenic News of America: AHEPA launches new website dedicated to its history

Hellenic News of America: AHEPA launches new website dedicated to its history. “In addition to [American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association]’s history and extensive accounts and data about Greek immigrants and immigration to America that is well-documented by George Leber’s ‘History of the Order of AHEPA: 1922 to 1972,’ the website provides biographies of important figures of Hellenic descent and philhellenes in American history, lists prominent recipients of AHEPA’s Socrates Award, the highest award the Order bestows; and links to an AHEPA-published book about America’s contributions to Greece’s fight for independence, ‘The 1821 Greek War of Independence and America’s Contributions to the Greek Cause.’”

Greek Reporter: Acropolis Museum Launches Interactive Digital Collection

Greek Reporter: Acropolis Museum Launches Interactive Digital Collection. “The new website includes not just information about the museum’s history, future visits, and upcoming exhibitions, but also a digital archive of the permanent collection, the first of its kind to be provided by a Greek museum. This voluminous catalogue, free and accessible to all, includes extensive descriptions of the over 2,000 master works housed by the museum as well as an interactive glossary, bibliographies, photographs, drawings, and videos to bring the collection to life.”

“Athonite Digital Ark”: Worldwide project to highlight the treasures of Mount Athos (Orthodox Times)

Orthodox Times: “Athonite Digital Ark”: Worldwide project to highlight the treasures of Mount Athos. “The ‘Athonite Digital Ark’ is the largest project in Greece in the field of digital culture. It is an ark of knowledge that includes in digital form the cultural stock of the Holy Monasteries of Mount Athos. This multi-level project lasted four years.”

Greek Reporter: Tour Ancient Olympia from Home Via New Digital Platform

Greek Reporter: Tour Ancient Olympia from Home Via New Digital Platform. “Created at no cost for the Greek state, the app was developed as part of Microsoft’s ‘AI for Good’ Corporate Social Responsibility program. Not only can users explore ancient Olympia, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the fifth-most visited area in Greece in pre-Covid times, they can also contribute to the platform by adding their own personal content, communicate with other virtual visitors, and even network with others from all around the world.”

Neos Kosmos: Greek survivors voice painful memories of the German occupation

Neos Kosmos: Greek survivors voice painful memories of the German occupation. “When contemporary witnesses speak of their experiences during the WW2 German invasion and occupation of Greece between 1941 and 1944, history comes alive. Before an online video archive of their voices could be made by historians of both countries a lot of persuasion work was needed because the resource was co-funded by the German government.”

Europeana Pro: Exploring cultural heritage through oral history

Europeana Pro: Exploring cultural heritage through oral history. “Memories of Occupation in Greece is a project supported by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft Foundation and Freie Universität Berlin. The project collected and archived audiovisual testimonies on the German occupation of Greece (1941-44). To this end, a total of 93 interviews were conducted in Greece with witnesses of the period, including members of resistance organisations, hidden children, Jewish Shoah survivors, prisoners of concentration camps, witnesses to retaliation, and other individuals who experienced the painful period in various ways. The interviews were digitised and made accessible in a trilingual web portal and are available for research, educational and training purposes.”

Hyperallergic: Explore Ancient Athens Online Through 3D Models, Created by One Animator Over 12 Years

Hyperallergic: Explore Ancient Athens Online Through 3D Models, Created by One Animator Over 12 Years. “Visitors to the site can browse reconstructions that date back as early as 1200 BCE, the Mycenaean period — or Bronze Age — through Classical Athens, featuring the rebuilds made necessary by the Greco-Persian War, and ages of occupation by Romans and Ottomans. Tsalkanis traces the evolution of sites like the Acropolis throughout the ages, the rise and fall of the city walls, the Agora, which served as center of city life, and various temples, libraries, and other fortifications.”

Ekathimerini: Ambitious new project seeks to create first Greek archive of oral history

Ekathimerini: Ambitious new project seeks to create first Greek archive of oral history. “Istorima is a newly established nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a vast archive of Greek oral histories. At the heart of the initiative lies a cross-generational dialogue: 1,500 young researchers under the age of 35 will receive training in oral history methodologies and will then travel across Greece gathering more than 50,000 oral recordings from the country’s elderly population – rescuing their stories from extinction. The recordings will then be curated and compiled in a large archive that will be made accessible to researchers as well as the general public.”

National Library of Greece: Access to millions of electronic items from the National Library

A translated news release FROM NOVEMBER and I missed it — apologies to the National Library of Greece! National Library of Greece: Access to millions of electronic items from the National Library. “These sources consist of e-books and magazines as well as databases . They cover a wide range of fields, such as Archeology, Education, Science, Religion, History, Classical Philology, Social Sciences, Law, Economics, Arts, Psychology, etc., with a particular emphasis on Greek and Humanities in general. Sources also include information material such as encyclopedias, dictionaries and biographies.”

The Daily Aztec: 3D Greek digital photographic library allows researches to piece together remnants of the past

The Daily Aztec: 3D Greek digital photographic library allows researches to piece together remnants of the past. “In a tech-savvy world, SDSU’s Classics department is adopting more innovative means in which students can take a look at ancient artifacts – without having to travel thousands of miles across the globe. ‘Some of the most important pieces are sherds … there’s one piece in New York, four pieces in Florence, two pieces in Paris in the Louvre,’ Dr. Danielle Bennett, a professor in the Humanities department said. ‘3D design is going to bring them all together in the digital library.’”