CIPEG Journal: Ancient Egyptian & Sudanese Collections and Museums
The Comité international pour l’égyptologie (CIPEG) is one of 30 International Committees of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The scope of CIPEG embraces the representation of Egyptian and Sudanese collections across the worldwide museums community, and provides a unique forum for museum professionals and scholars who deal with ancient Egyptian and Sudanese heritage.
In 2017, CIPEG inaugurated the CIPEG Journal: Ancient Egyptian & Sudanese Collections and Museums to serve as a platform for the dissemination of information regarding the study, preservation, and presentation of such collections, monuments and sites worldwide. This open access journal promotes communication and collaboration among museums, museum professionals and others involved in ancient Egyptian and Sudanese collections around the world.
Contributions to the CIPEG Journal comprise papers presented at the previous year’s CIPEG Annual Meeting and its associated workshop, and focus either on the conference theme or on general museum work, collections research, conservation treatments, and exhibition planning, as well as archaeological excavations led by museum teams.
In 2016, CIPEG held its annual meeting in Milan, Italy, as part of the 24th ICOM General Conference held on 4–7 July. Papers were invited on the theme ‘Egyptological Landscapes: Museums, Libraries, Historical Palaces and Archives’. CIPEG also held a post-conference workshop from 10–12 July at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Bologna, this time with a focus on ‘Egyptological Landscapes: Museums, Resources and Networks among Collections and Institutions’. A selection of papers on these themes, as well as contributions on broader matters of collection research, conservation, exhibitions, and archaeological excavations presented in Milan and Bologna are published here in CIPEG Journal No. 1 (2017).
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The Academic Family Tree: Building a single, interdisciplinary academic genealogy
The Academic Family Tree is a nonprofit, user content-driven web database that aims to accurately document and publicly share the academic genealogy of current and historical researchers across all fields of academia. As a modern web application, The Academic Family Tree leverages the knowledge of thousands of individual users into a single, self-correcting database. Access to Tree sites is free, and users are able to contribute content directly.
The current project is an outgrowth of Neurotree.org, an effort begun in January 2005 to document training relationships within the field of neuroscience and display them in an intuitive "family tree" format. Soon after Neurotree was established, we realized that mentorship in neuroscience draws substantially from other fields, and that the linkages between fields could be of as much interest as within-field data. We also received requests from researchers in other fields to help establish their own academic genealogies. In order to gather data for a unified academic genealogy, we developed a system that allows multiple genealogies--each one focused on a different academic field--to interface onto the same central database. Today, the database contains about 679,600 people and 592,500 connections between them, and it grows at a rate of about 600 people per week in a large, overlapping canopy of trees.
Central to our success and continued growth is the collaborative nature of the project. Users share the benefits of an accurate and complete database, and this motivates them to help maintain it. We value this principle and believe that it must be followed for the project to continue to thrive.
[n.b. So far there is not much in The Academic Family Tree
for disciplines represented in the study of antiquity. I urge those of you who are interested to sign on, build a profile for yourself, and add your mentors, students and collaborators]
[First posted in AWOL 24 June 2014, updates 6 September 2017]
Histoire de la médecine en Egypte ancienne
Histoire de la médecine, de la chirurgie et de la pharmacie en Egypte ancienne - Histoire de la médecine vétérinaire en Egypte ancienne - Relations entre la médecine et la religion en Egypte ancienne - Histoire de la pensée médicale.
[First posted in AWOL 7 May 2013, updated 7 September 2017]
Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature
Sumerian is the first language for which we have written evidence and its literature the earliest known. The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL), a project of the University of Oxford, comprises a selection of nearly 400 literary compositions recorded on sources which come from ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) and date to the late third and early second millennia BCE.
The corpus contains Sumerian texts in transliteration, English prose translations and bibliographical information for each composition. The transliterations and the translations can be searched, browsed and read online using the tools of the website.
Funding for the ETCSL project came to an end in the summer of 2006 and no work is currently being done to this site or its contents.
For more information, see the About ETCSL menu or the site map.
In 2017, the Faculty of Oriental Studies IT Department carried a series of changes to the ETCSL backend, including upgrading the code to work on PHP7, the latest version of the software. Should you see any issues with the website, please contact us on the details on the General Info page.
The EAMENA Aerial Photograph Appeal
An open appeal for historic aerial photographs of the Middle East and North Africa
Based at the universities of Oxford, Leicester and Durham (UK), the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project records and monitors the condition of archaeological sites across the region, using satellite imagery and aerial photography (eamena.arch.ox.ac.uk).
The use of historic aerial photographs is particularly important as they are a record of the landscape and allow us to understand long-term change, as well as identify and map unrecorded archaeological sites that have since been destroyed. Unfortunately, many of the earliest collections of aerial photographs (pre-1950s) were not preserved and were dispersed into private collections or even destroyed. This appeal is therefore being launched to ask anybody in possession of historic aerial photographs from the Middle East or North Africa to share them with the EAMENA project. We are interested in any photographs of the region, not just those that include obvious historical or archaeological sites.
Aerial photographs were taken across the region between the 1910s and 1950s, often by military forces, for reconnaissance, mapping and even where a pilot simply had a personal interest in photography. For instance, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) had stations across the region, so personnel stationed with the RAF, or with surveying units from the Royal Engineers, may have rescued some of these photographs by bringing them back to the UK. It may be that if you, your relatives or friends were based in the region at that time you may have photographs that could make a significant impact on the work of EAMENA. We would be interested in receiving aerial photography of this region taken by pilots of any nationality from around the world.
We would not ask you to donate original items, as our aim would be to make high-resolution digital copies of any aerial photographs offered, which would also help ensure that the images are preserved for future generations. We would also fully acknowledge the donation on our project website, and, if agreed to by the donor, would make any suitable images openly accessible via our sister project, the Aerial Photograph Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East (www.APAAME.org). If you have access to or information about the whereabouts of any historical aerial photographs for the Middle East or North Africa, whether prints or negatives, we would be very interested to hear from you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the postal address below if you can help or would like more clarification about our project and this appeal.
Yale Divinity Library's Guide to Free Resources on Religion
Here you will find both links to free Internet sites dealing with topics related to Religion and Theology, as well as tips on how to effectively search the Internet and evaluate Internet sites.
We also welcome your comments and suggestions, so please, tell us what you think! And if you know of some good web sites, let us know.
The City of Ebla: A Complete Bibliography of Its Archaeological and Textual Remains
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
This book lists more than 2,600 bibliographical entries referring to books, articles, and digital resources concerned with the ancient city of Ebla (modern Tell Mardikh, Syria, XXIV century BCE). The volume provides a comprehensive collection of philological, archaeological, and historical studies on Ebla from 1965 to present day: the Introduction describes structure, usage, and indexing principles of the bibliography, along with a detailed description of previous bibliographical repertoires on Ebla. A subject index is also provided to help the reader find entries related to specific subjects. The bibliography is arranged in alphabetical order by author and chronologically by year: the individual entries are marked by a progressive number for quick reference.
And see also:
Files and documentation for the the graph published in Scarpa, E. (2017). The City of Ebla. A Complete Bibliography of Its Archaeological and Textual Remains. Venezia at Github
Certissima signa: A Venice Conference on Greek and Latin Astronomical Texts
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Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
The observation of the stars has never just been a matter of ‘science’, but has constantly interacted with other domains, such as philosophy, literature, medicine, religion, history and magic. Consequently, the history of astronomical writings involves very diverse skills and, therefore, calls for a cooperation between scholars. The present book represents such a shared attempt to investigate ancient, medieval and Renaissance astronomical texts, with a special focus on their transmission in manuscripts and prints, the relationship between texts and images, and the Nachleben of the Greco-Latin tradition in later Western culture.
[First posted in AWOL 27 June 2012, updated 9 September 2017]
As a consequence of a discussion on the Digital Classicist Discussion List, the beginnings of a collation of prosopographies of greco-roman persons/names, both digital and in print, are appearing at the above page on the Digital Classicist Wiki. Contributions are certainly welcome.
More classical prosopographical resources are listed at Biblioteca Classical Selecta. Some of these are old enough to be in the public domain and online (or easily digitized?):
Other potential sources of URIs for ancient persons:
- Kirchner J., Prosopographia Attica, Berlin, 2 vol., 1901-1903: vol. 1vol.2
- Sundwall J., Nachträge zur Prosopographia Attica, Helsingsfors, 1910: Behind HathiTrust login
Poralla P., Prosopographie der Lakedämonier bis auf die Zeit Alexanders des Grossen, Breslau, 1913, 172 p. In list.
Klebs E., Dessau H., Von Rohden P., Prosopographia Imperii Romani (PIR), Berlin, 3 vol., 1897-1898. In list.
[First posted in AWOL 9 July 2009. Updated 9 September 2017]
Bulletin critique des Annales islamologiques
Le Bulletin critique des Annales islamologiques, fondé en 1984, est un supplément annuel à la revue Annales islamologiques, publiée par l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale (Ifao) du Caire. Il vise à rendre compte de toute publication intéressant les études arabes et islamiques dans les divers domaines: langue et littérature arabes; islamologie, philosophie; histoire; histoire des sciences et des techniques; anthropologie et sciences sociales; arts et archéologie.
Le Bulletin critique des Annales islamologiques est publié avec le concours de l’UMR 80 84 « Islam médiéval. Espaces, réseaux et pratiques culturelles ».
Comité de Direction
Denise Aigle, Abd El-Hadi Ben Mansour, Pascal Buresi, Sylvie Denoix, Jean-Patrick Guillaume, Françoise Micheau, Houari Touati.
Denise Aigle, Marianne Barrucand, Frédéric Bauden, Hocine Benkheira, Abd El-Hadi Ben Mansour, Pascal Buresi, Éric Chaumont, Sylvie Denoix, Jean-Patrick Guillaume, Claire Hardy-Guilbert, Frédéric Hitzel, Pierre Lory, Denis Matringe, Françoise Micheau, Christophe Picard, Christian Robin, Marie-Claude Simeone-Senelle, Heidi Toelle, Houari Touati, Gilles Veinstein, Katia Zakharia.
These join:Annales islamologiques
Volumes 1 (1954) - 30(1996) were launched in November 2006, volumes 31 (1997) - 35 (2001) [full text] and 32 (2002) - 42 (2008) [TOCs only] were launched in June 2009.
Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments Online: A (Really Exhausting) Guide for the Perplexed
[Still under construction]
By Årstein Justnes and Ludvik A. Kjeldsberg
Click through to read the rest
Davila, Jim. “Now Here’s Something Different.” PaleoJudaica.com, 26 June.
→ Isa 26:19–27:1 (no DSS F.–number)
Jim Davila. “A Qumran Biblical Fragment.” PaleoJudaica.com, 5 Mars.
→ Ps 11:1–3 (no DSS F.–number)
Rodgers, Ann. “Dead Sea Scrolls ‘fragments’ on exhibit.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 23 May.
→ Isa 26:19–27:1 (no DSS F.–number)
Davila, Jim. “More 1 Enoch from the Qumran Library!” PaleoJudaica.com, 15 October.→ 1 En. 8:4–9:3 (DSS F.125)
Davila, Jim. “News on the New 1 Enoch Fragment.” PaleoJudaica.com, 22 Novmember.→ 1 En. 8:4–9:3 (DSS F.125)
Adams, Lee. “The Dead Sea Scrolls to the Bible in America.” 26 March.→“There are 11 fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls on display, including apiece less than one square inch that has text from the book of Psalms.”
Lampe, Joel. “Bible Archaeology: The Dead Sea Scrolls.” YouTube (posted 12 November 2013).→Ps 11:1–4 (DSS F.199)→Exod 17:4–7 (DSS F.192), see also 3:12–4:00→Instruction (DSS F. 202)
Charlesworth, James H. “An Unknown Dead Sea Scrolls Fragment of Deuteronomy.” Foundation on Judaism and Christian Origins, 20(?) July 2008.
→ Deut 27:4–6 (DSS F.154)
Charlesworth, James H. “Announcing a Dead Sea Scrolls Fragment of Nehemiah.” Foundation on Judaism and Christian Origins, 20(?) July 2008.
→ Neh 3:14–15 (DSS F.122)
Davila, Jim. “Two Ancient Biblical Scroll Fragments.” PaleoJudaica.com, 20 July.
→ Deut 27:4–6 (DSS F.154)
→ Neh 3:14–15 (DSS F.122)
Davila, Jim. “FURTHER THOUGHTS on the new Deuteronomy (?) fragment with a Samaritan reading in it.” PaleoJudaica.com, 23 July.
→ Deut 27:4–6 (DSS F.154)
Davila, Jim. “DEAD SEA SCROLLS FRAGMENTS FOR SALE (by Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, at their display at the San Francisco Antiquarian Book Fair later this month):” PaleoJudaica.com, 2 February.
→ Dan 5:13–16 (DSS F.155)
→ Exod 18:6–8 (DSS F.151)
Hartlaub,Peter. “Lots of stories at S.F. antiquarian book fair.” SFGate.com, 15 February.
→ “three postage stamp-size pieces of the Dead Sea Scrolls […] they’re shaped like the state of Missouri, a rooster and a Chicken McNugget” [→ Dan 5:13–16 (DSS F.155)?; Exod 18:6–8 (DSS F.151)?; Lev 10:4–7 (DSS F.152)?]
[First posted in AWOL 23 September 2013, updated 11 September 2017]
Λογεῖον: περιοδικό για το αρχαίο θέατρο - Logeion: A Journal of Ancient Theatre
Στο Λογεῖον δημοσιεύονται πρωτότυπες επιστημονικές εργασίες στα ελληνικά, αγγλικά, γαλλικά, γερμανικά και ιταλικά, οι οποίες αναφέρονται σε όλες τις όψεις του αρχαίου ελληνικού και ρωμαϊκού θεάτρου και δράματος, στην πρόσληψη του από το νεότερο θέατρο, τη λογοτεχνία, τον κινηματογράφο και τις άλλες τέχνες, καθώς και στη σύγκριση του με το θέατρο άλλων περιόδων και γεωγραφικών περιοχών. Κανένα κείμενο δεν αποκλείεται εξαιτίας του τρόπου θεώρησης ή της οπτικής του γωνίας, ενώ ιδιαίτερη έμφαση δίνεται στη διεπιστημονική προσέγγιση. Το περιοδικό κυκλοφορεί σε έντυπη μορφή στο τέλος κάθε έτους από τις Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης. Επίσης κυκλοφορεί σε ηλεκτρονική μορφή στο διαδίκτυο με δυνατότητα ελεύθερης πρόσβασης (Open Access) σε κάθε ενδιαφερόμενο. Η ηλεκτρονική έκδοση προηγείται χρονικά. Η αρίθμηση των σελίδων στην ηλεκτρονική έκδοση του τρέχοντος τόμου είναι προσωρινή. Στην έντυπη έκδοση υπάρχει δυνατότητα για διορθώσεις και προσθήκες.
Logeion publishes original scholarly articles in modern Greek, English, French, German, and Italian on every aspect of ancient Greek and Roman theatre and drama, including its reception in modern theatre, literature, cinema and the other art forms and media, as well as its relation to the theatre of other periods and geographical regions. All types of methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives are welcome. Emphasis will be placed on interdisciplinary approaches. The Journal will be printed at the end of each calendar year by Crete University Press as a consecutively paginated issue. Prior to the publication of each year’s printed issue, the Journal will be published as a freely accessible (Open Access), provisionally paginated PDF document in order both to ensure that articles are published relatively quickly, and to allow authors to benefit from readers’ responses before the final printing. For the printed issue authors will be able to make minor revisions to the main text of the electronic version or append addenda to their articles.
[First posted in AWOL 25 February 2016, updated 11 September 2017]
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