I’ve taken the ill-advised approach of using the Coronavirus as a topic to frame the exercises in my computer programming class this semester. I say “ill-advised” because given the impact that COVID has been having on students I’ve been thinking they probably need a way to escape news of the virus by way of writing code, rather…

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Proximity analysis is one of the cornerstones of spatial analysis. It refers to the ways in which we use spatial methods to ask “what is happening near here”. It is at the heart of the Tobler’s first law of geography which states “Everything is related but near things are more related.” In practice, proximity analysis…

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My recent posts have focused on the biblical text and ways to access it online. Here I will turn to the material culture from the ancient environs in which the Bible developed. My focus is oriented more toward resources for digital publication and teaching. I will highlight a select few sites with great resources for…

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Several months ago, some of my colleagues in Japan launched an online portal through which it is possible to explore from one’s own office the complex of the Mamluk sultan Qalawun (d. 1290), in Cairo (see: Qalawun VR Tour or the project’s site). In this post, I will present a brief overview of the portal…

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An important pillar of the ethos of the GCDI community is collective, collaborative inquiry. With this in mind, the GC Digital Fellows lead a number of different working groups that nurture interdisciplinary conversations, learning, and feedback. Building these kinds of communities of practice is especially important at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has limited…

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