SCRIPTURE BULLETIN is a peer-reviewed journal published twice yearly since 1969 by the Catholic Biblical Society of Great Britain (ISSN 0036-9780).
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Book Series: Classical Memories/Modern Identities Paul Allen Miller and Richard H. Armstrong, Series EditorsISBN:9780814213551Year:2017Language: English Publisher:The Ohio State University PressGrant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100786 License:
In their continual attempt to transcend what they perceived as the superficiality, commercialism, and precariousness of life in post-World War II America, the Beat writers turned to the classical authors who provided, on the one hand, a discourse of sublimity to help them articulate their desire for a purity of experience, and, on the other, a venerable literary heritage.This volume examines for the first time the intersections between the Beat writers and the Greco-Roman literary tradition. Many of the “Beats” were university-trained and highly conscious of their literary forebears, frequently incorporating their knowledge of Classical literature into their own avant-garde, experimental practice. The interactions between writers who fashioned themselves as new and iconoclastic, and a venerable literary tradition often seen as conservative and culturally hegemonic, produced fascinating tensions and paradoxes, which are explored here by a diverse group of contributors.
The Scaife Viewer is a reading environment for pre-modern text collections in both their original languages and in translation. It is the first phase of work towards the next version of the Perseus Digital Library, Perseus 5.0.
This project is part of the Open Greek and Latin Project, an international collaborative consortium of librarians and researchers, that includes the Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard, the Harvard Library, the Library of the University of Virginia, Mount Allison University, the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts, and the Open Philology Project at the University of Leipzig. The Alexander von Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at Leipzig funded the initial development by Eldarion.
The Scaife Viewer is named for Ross Scaife, a pioneer in digital classics who lived the virtues of collaboration and who set an early example in establishing open access and openly licensed data as the standards upon which Digital Classics now depends. The initial release of the Scaife Viewer was on March 15, 2018, the tenth anniversary of his premature passing on March 15, 2008.
While Eldarion has led the initial work, the goal is to create a foundation which members of the community can extend. The code is open source under an MIT license. See https://github.com/scaife-viewer/ for the code repositories and read about the many ways to contribute.
The Scaife Viewer is intended to be highly extensible, with a growing library of widgets that integrate texts with various types of annotation and external APIs. As well as the core reading environment, the library browsing, and full text search, we are working on personalised functionality around reading lists and vocabulary.
The Scaife Viewer makes use of the CapiTainS suite of tools for the serving and processing of texts.
Currently, texts are drawn from the following GitHub repositories:
Irene Rossi and Alexia Pavan (with a contribution by Paola D'Amore) 2015, Dedizioni, 105 pp., ISBN 978-88-95613-24-6 The collection of ancient South Arabian objects from the Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale ‘Giuseppe Tucci’ has been growing larger since 1976 and includes four collections containing ceramics, sculptures, reliefs, architectural elements, inscriptions, bronze objects, terracotta figurines and coins. ...
Alessandra Avanzini (ed.) 2011, MB VISION - BANDECCHI E VIVALDI, 127 pp., ISBN: 978-88-8341-476-3, 20 euros From 1996, the IMTO mission of the University of Pisa has been working on the site of Sumhuram, in the territory of Khor Rori (southern Oman), since ancient times a region famed for the excellence of the frankincense it produced. This volume coincide with the conclusion of a project funded by MIUR...
Alessandra Avanzini (ed.) 2009, Bandecchi e Vivaldi, 131 pp., ISBN: 8883414411 This catalogue has been published on the occasion of the exhibition "Art and technique in Yemen. The bronzes from the Museum of Baynun", which took place at Pisa from May, 27th to June, 10th 2009. The exhibition was an initiative which is part of the Italy-Yemen cooperation project CASIS, whose aim...
Alessandra Avanzini, Alexia Pavan and Michele Degli Esposti 2012, pp. 44 The exhibition that was set up in the Museo di S. Matteo - Pisa in 2012 intended to illustrate Oman by drewing connections between this distant, exotic land and more familiar things. The title of the catalogue suggests how closely the fortunes and the destiny of the country were linked to the sea...
Alessandra Avanzini and Alessia Prioletta 2010, pp. 24 The museum of Baynun is the largest museum of the Dhamar governorate in terms of number of objects and their artistic and historical importance. The museum, founded in 1990 by sheikh A. al-Huzeizi, collects the antiquities found in Baynun and the surrounding areas. More than 70 inscriptions,...
Alessandra Avanzini and Alessia Prioletta 2010, pp. 24 This brochure includes a short guides of both the Regional and the University Museums of Aden, produced within the project CASIS. The Regional Museum is the main museum of the Dhamar governorate. It was built at Hirran, north of Dhamar city, in 2002. Its pre-Islamic collection comprises over...
Alessandra Avanzini and Alessia Prioletta 2010, 20 pp. The National Museum of Aden is located in a wonderful colonial building of “Qasr al-Sultan”, in the Crater. Founded in 1966, it is one of the greatest Yemeni museums for number of pieces and prestige. Its huge collection of antiquities had to comprise some 500 pieces, especially from the kingdoms...
The purpose of this web site is to provide accurate latitude and longitude coordinates for all the Early, Middle, and Late Helladic (Mycenaean) find sites both in Greece and in places which the Mycenaean culture touched. This site also provides some bibliographic information as well as times of occupation and the nature of the finds at the various sites. The main purpose is, however, to provide locational information.
Locational Data: Accuracy
Every effort has been made to confirm the exact location of each site. For a complete description of this parameter and of the concepts of Precision and Accuracy as they apply to this web site see this.
The print versions of the Oriental Institute Annual Report are available for members as one of the privileges of membership. They are not for sale to the general public. They contain yearly summaries of the activities of the Institute’s faculty, staff, and research projects, as well as descriptions of special events and other Institute functions.
Links Galore is an ever-growing list of links to digital copies of some collections of books of interest to classicists, medievalists etc. in the public domain published by Google Books, archive.org and others. There aren't any fancy features like graphics or colors because if you're here what you want is the links, the whole links and nothing but the links. It is presented as a Google spreadsheet, as it is easy to keep working on, and the content is updated automatically.
You can navigate the collection using the tabs.. Collections published so far:
AS: Acta Sanctorum (Société des Bollandistes)
BG: J.A. Fabricius'Bibliotheca Graeca (and Harless' expanded edition)
CC: Corpus Christianorum (Series Graeca, Series Latina, Claves etc.; no longer working)
CSEL: Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum
CSHB: Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae
GCS: Die Griechischen Christlichen Schriftsteller der ersten drei Jahrhunderte
Loeb: Loeb Classical Library
Mai: Angelo Mai's editions (Patrum Nova Bibliotheca, Spicilegium Romanum, etc.)
MGH: Monumenta Germaniae Historica
Migne PG: Migne's Patrologia Graeca
Migne PL: Migne's Patrologia Latina (in progress)
Stephanus: H. Stephanus'Thesaurus Graecae Linguae (first edition; Valpy; Hase et al.)
Teubner: Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana (and other Teubner)
This page aims to bring the Nubian monasticism closer to the community of sholars and wider audience as well.
In 2012 I’ve started a program regarding Nubian monasteries. Thanks to the hospitality of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago and generosity of the Foundation for Polish Science and de Brzezie Lanckoronski Foundation I lead a project on publishing the Qasr el-Wizz monastery carried out by a team of European scholars. The monastery has been fully excavated by George Scanlon on behalf of the Oriental institute in 1965, yet only two preliminary reports in Journal of Egyptian Archaeology has been published. Our objective is to publish the entire material recovered at the site and made this exceptional collection available for the public.
I am also implementing the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology project at the Ghazali monastery, Northern Province, Sudan sponsored by the Qatar Sudan Archaeological Project. It is one of the best preserved and picturesque sites in Sudan. The main objective is preservation of the historic site and its various historical and cultural values for future generations. It consists of two modules: excavations and site management which in turn contains protection, conservation and presentation of the site. The latter part is being done in cooperation with www.archinos.com a leading company in the field in site management in the Nile valley.
In March 2015 I have received a grant no. 2014/13/D/HS3/03829 from the National Science Centre, Poland to produce the monograph on Nubian monasteries and compare them with the monastic communities in other countries in the peripheries of the Byzantine world. This website was created thanks this funding
Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments presents a topographical survey of the standing historical monuments and architecture in the region from Iraqi Kurdistan and South Eastern Anatolia (Turkey), to Southern Iraq. A work in progress, this monument survey covers all historical periods from ancient to modern. It includes ancient Mesopotamian rock reliefs carved into the cliff faces of the mountains, early Christian churches and monasteries, early Islamic, Ottoman and twentieth century architecture and monuments. This database of images invites you to explore the multiple layers of the rich historical landscape of Mesopotamia. Envisioned and directed by Professor Zainab Bahrani, the basis of the survey is an on-going field project that assesses the condition of monuments, maps their locations and records them withdigital techniques in order to provide a record and to facilitate future preservation work across this region.
To celebrate the 25th Volume of Dead Sea Discoveries, 25 articles from the past 25 Volumes will be available for free downloading during 2018. The first 5 articles are now freely accessibleuntil 15 April
Since 1988 a research team from the Mediterranean Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania has been involved in making a computerized architectural and topographical survey of the Roman colony of Corinth. Known as the Corinth Computer Project, the fieldwork has been carried out under the auspices of the Corinth Excavations of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Dr. Charles K. Williams II, Director.
We present this collection of modern and historical maps, GIS data, and resource links for archaeologists, novice cartographers, and experienced GIS users. Original material, redistributed copies, and modified versions are offered under Creative Commons licensing. Feel free to copy, share, remix, transform, and build upon the maps and data as long as the source and changes are documented and they remain free. Download links may be found for both high resolution TIF images and Shapefiles covering the Corinthia and beyond. Those who wish to finish the readymade maps with an image editor like Photoshop may click the links beneath each thumbnail map. Others with GIS skills to construct their own dynamic maps should see the GIS Data section. Sources for the data as well as other good open data resources are further down the page. PLEASE report broken links to James Herbst! Errors?
Readymade High-res Basemaps with Layers (click links to download)
The archaeological data, basemap, shapefiles, and optional layer files (see bottom of page for use of layer files) can be downloaded and assembled into a dynamic map using GIS software. The Corinth material is our work. It is followed by redistributed copies and modified versions of regional data with sources noted.
Corinth archaeological data: cover the Corinthia, the ancient city of Corinth, or the central archaeological site (WGS 84, zone 34N). We will add to these shapefiles when possible.
City walls: line shapefile for the Classical and LR city walls.
Monuments: these are non-adjacent overlapping polygons circumscribed around the subject with place/monument names attached.
Historical maps of the Corinthia: These raster images are rubberheeted and georeferenced to modern control points in UTM, zone 34N. Each zipped file contains a TIF and a TFW world file.
Francesco Morosini map of central Corinthia, 1687: 720Mb, Dated on Christmas day several months after his army made it's "fortunate shot" destroying the Ottoman powder magazine (the Parthenon) during the seige of Athens. It was drawn with south oriented to the top and split over six linen sheets. In this file it is reoriented north to the top and reassembled in one image before georeferencing. Ancient features, contemporary buildings and roads, fountains and springs, fortifications and towers, and topographic features are highlighted on this map. The area to the east of the Isthmus still has quite a bit of distortion.
Pierre Peytier map of Ancient Corinth, 1829: 122Mb, a small but accurate survey by the Morea Expedition shows that the lines of many roads in the village remain unchanged.
Greece shapefiles with optional layer files: Coverage is the entire country or greater (various UTM). Sources and versions noted below. The layer files are optional, created by us, to enrich the visualization of the data.
Points of Interest (OSM): over 156,000 points in CSV format includes amenities, shops, historic, transportation, natural, etc.: edited file, 3.2Mb, and original 'flat' download, 3Mb. Geofabrik has convenient POI as well but the site far fewer points and less associated data.
Basemap, contours, and ASTER DEM: Coverage is 36-39 degrees latitude and 20-26 degrees longitude. ASTER GDEM is a product of METI and NASA. Bathymetry derived from EMODnet data
Basemap.zip,118 Mb and BasemapWIthBathymetry.zip, 326 Mb: intended as a backdrop for the shapefiles on this page. The file is a zipped GeoTiff with a world file (.tfw) generated from the DEM below with naturally colored visualization (similar to the color maps at the top of the page) based on elevation, slope, and hillshade to provide a pleasant and informative background for other data. It retains the resolution of the original data which is nominally 1 arc-second or about 30 m per pixel, though actually less.
*Note that the rivers and place name data may seem repetitive but each dataset has strengths and weaknesses. *Greek names encoded with ISO 88597 and may not display properly in ArcGIS. Default encoding for ESRI must be set on Windows via "regedit" as per this ESRI support page.
USGS Earth Explorer: a complete search and order tool for aerial photos, elevation data and satellite products distributed by the U.S. Geological Survey's Long Term Archive (LTA). The LTA at the National Center for Earth Resource Observations and Science in Sioux Falls, SD is one of the largest civilian remote sensing data archives. It contains a comprehensive record of the Earth's changing land surface including ASTER GDEM and SRTM.
Geofabrik: incorporated in late 2007 with the conviction that free geodata created by projects will become increasingly attractive for commercial uses. They provide regularly updated (new build each night) modern features and place names from Open Street Map data in Shapefile format. (ODC Open Database License, Attribute/Share-Alike/Keep open)
NGA GEOnet Names Server: the official repository of standard spellings of all foreign geographic names, sanctioned by the United States Board on Geographic Names. The database also contains variant spellings (cross-references), which are useful for finding purposes, as well as non-Roman script spellings of many of these names. Toponymic information is based on the Geographic Names Database, containing official standard names approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names and maintained by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. More information is available at the Products and Services link at www.nga.mil. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency name, initials, and seal are protected by 10 United States Code Section 425. (no licensing requirements or restrictions)
geodata.gov.gr: designed, developed, and is maintained by the Institute for the Management of Information Systems of the "Athena" Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies, with the aim to provide a focal point point for the aggregation, search, provision and portrayal of open public geospatial information. (Greek License Creative Commons Attribution, cc-by)
European Environment Agency (EEA): an agency of the European Union, they provide sound, independent information on the environment. EEA standard re-use policy: unless otherwise indicated, re-use of content on the EEA website for commercial or non-commercial purposes is permitted free of charge, provided that the source is acknowledged (http://www.eea.europa.eu/legal/copyright).
European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet): provides services for discovery and requesting access to bathymetric data (survey data sets and composite DTMs) as managed by an increasing number of data providers. Data resolution since early February 2015 is 7.5 arc-second. To download, follow this link, click "download products", select a grid square, then select from a list of file formats (EMO, ASCII, GeoTif, NetCDF, SD, XYZ). If you need more, select another grid square, and repeat.
Pleiades: gives scholars, students, and enthusiasts worldwide the ability to use, create, and share historical geographic information about the ancient world in digital form. At present, Pleiades has extensive coverage for the Greek and Roman world, and is expanding into Ancient Near Eastern, Byzantine, Celtic, and Early Medieval geography. Pleiades is a joint project of the Ancient World Mapping Center, the Stoa Consortium, and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. (Creative Commons License- cc-by)
Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization (DARMC): makes freely available on the internet the best available materials for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) approach to mapping and spatial analysis of the Roman and medieval worlds. Geo-data offered covering topics such as climate, natural resources, settlements and harbors, artifacts, roads, shipwrecks, political boundaries, rats.(CC BY-NC-SA)
ArchaeoStuff: a blog by Galician archaeologist, Emilio Rodríguez-Álvarez with a growing number of GIS tutorials using GRASS.
Ancient World Mapping Center: an interdisciplinary research center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, it promotes cartography, historical geography, and geographic information science as essential disciplines within the field of ancient studies through innovative and collaborative research, teaching, and community outreach activities. Free maps and shapefiles for ancient roads, names, aqueducts, and other ancient features (CC BY-NC).
Archaeological Mapping Lab: originally established at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology by Dr. David Gilman Romano, the Lab has relocated to its new home at the School of Anthropology, University of Arizona. Well published in paper document formats (JSTOR) but no electronic map files offered.
freegisdata.org: Interesting links to various WMS servers and a page on Greece. Little is known about this site but here is a quote from the page, "Actually this is just a test. The idea is to provide an HTML user interface to a Free Gis Data CSW, organized by place and keyword."
GeoCommons: the public community of GeoIQ users who are building an open repository of data and maps for the world. The GeoIQ platform includes a large number of features that empower you to easily access, visualize and analyze your data.
GeoNames: geographical database covering all countries and contains over eight million placenames that are available for download free of charge.
GSHHG: A Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical, High-resolution Geography Database. They have detailed coastline data.
Natural Earth: public domain map dataset available at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110 million scales. Featuring tightly integrated vector and raster data, with Natural Earth you can make a variety of visually pleasing, well-crafted maps with cartography or GIS software.
National Cadastre and Mapping Agency S.A.: their mission is the study, development, and operation of the Hellenic land registry. They offer a Web Mapping Service server basemap for Greece that is more accurate than Google Earth. Add the following link (http://gis.ktimanet.gr/wms/wmsopen/wmsserver.aspx) to an Image Overlay in Google Earth or in ArcGIS, Add Data>Look in:GIS Servers>Add WMS Server>URL. For guidance adding the WMS server, see these links for Google Earth and ArcGIS.
Layer files (.lyr) contain information on the color and symbols used to visualize the data. They are included here to save time assembling an attractive map. In ArcGIS first add the shapefile or raster data, then right click>Layer Properties>Symbology Tab>Import>Browse button and browse for the .lyr that corresponds to the data. Alternately try a Google search for "import symbology from layer file."
The data on this page are gathered and presented in good faith. For the information from outside sources, we assume no responsibility for errors or consistency in transliteration. Pleiades and Geofabrik/OSM are community driven projects with regularly updated data. Visit the sites to download updates or join the sites to create and edit data yourself. For errors in the Corinth archaeological data, please contact James Herbst.
Recent research has demonstrated that, in the Roman, Late Antique, Early Islamic and Medieval worlds, glass was traded over long distances, from the Eastern Mediterranean, mainly Egypt and Israel, to Northern Africa, the Western Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Things that Travelled, a collaboration between the UCL Early Glass Technology Research Network, the Association for the History of Glass and the British Museum, aims to build on this knowledge.Covering all aspects of glass production, technology, distribution and trade in Roman, Byzantine and Early Medieval/Early Islamic times, including studies from Britain, Egypt, Cyprus, Italy and many others, the volume combines the strengths of the sciences and cultural studies to offer a new approach to research on ancient glass. By bringing together such a varied mix of contributors, specialising in a range of geographical areas and chronological time frames, this volume also offers a valuable contribution to broader discussions on glass within political, economic, cultural and historical arenas.
This repository contains the MALP (= M(orphologically) A(nnotated) (and) L(emmatized) P(apyri) corpus) corpus. This contains all the texts of papyri.info which could be automatically sentence splitted. You find documentation about its creation in the forthcoming article:
Celano, Giuseppe G. A. (2017). An automatic morphological annotation and lemmatization for the papyri of the Integrating Digital Papyrology Project (papyri.info). in Reggiani N. (ed.), Digital Papyrology II. New Tools for the Digital Edition of Ancient Papyri. De Gruyter
With the permission of the team that runs the review NABU, now also published on-line, the Achemenet site also provides on-line publication, in a specific format, of Notes from the Achemenid era that have already appeared in NABU since 1987; it also includes Notes on the neo-Babylonian era and the Hellenistic era.
As of 2012 the full run of NABU is available online:
Hirundo, the McGill Journal of Classical Studies, is published once a year by the Classics Students Association of McGill. The journal is completely authored, edited, and produced by undergraduate students at McGill University. Hirundo seeks contributions from students and alumni related to the ancient Mediterranean world broadly defined. Essays on Classical art and literature, ancient European and Near Eastern history from the prehistoric through late antique periods, religious studies, ancient philosophy, and the Classical tradition are welcome. Hirundo aims to bring together students with diverse yet overlapping interests, and offer them the opportunity to publish their work for a wider audience and thereby promote Classical Studies.
Layers. Archeologia Territorio Contestiis a peer-reviewed open access journal which focuses on archaeological research into the Landscape Archaeology. Studies of sites, results of scientific excavations and studies on artefacts found in the excavations fall into this field. The journal accepts unpublished scientific contributions characterized by originality and innovation. The journal accepts contributions related to any specific geographical region and relevant to any period, from prehistory to the Middle Ages.
Questo 1° numero contiene gli Atti del Convegno di Studi Daedaleia. Le torri nuragiche oltre lʼetà del Bronzo Cagliari, Cittadella dei Musei, 19-21 aprile 2012) curati da E. Trudu, G. Paglietti, M. Muresu Impaginazione a cura di E. Cruccas, M. Cabras, G. A. Arca, M. Todde, C. Parodo
Dickinson College Commentaries presents Latin and Greek texts for reading, with explanatory notes, interpretive essays, vocabulary, and multimedia elements. The format has two columns, one with plain text on the left, and another on the right with three tabs for notes, vocabulary, and media. The commentaries are peer-reviewed, citable scholarly resources, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (CC BY-SA). Support for the project comes from the Christopher Roberts Fund for Classical Studies at Dickinson College, the Mellon Fund for Digital Humanities at Dickinson College, and Dickinson's Research and Development Committee. The Project Director is Christopher Francese, Asbury J. Clarke Professor of Classical Studies at Dickinson College (email@example.com).
Copies of several hundred open access South-Arabian stone inscriptions have been made available in Europeana Collections via Kulturpool by the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Guest blog by Petra Aigner, leader of a project titled 'Pilot-3D-Digitizing of Rare Ancient South Arabian Squeezes, 19th Century Glaser Collection'. The collection of the Austrian scholar and explorer Eduard Glaser (1855-1908) was acquired for a large sum of money in 1910 by the Academy of Sciences in Vienna. The epigrapher and specialist in the South-Arabian languages collected a huge amount of medieval Arabic manuscripts and stone inscriptions that are now spread all over Europe. He also collected ‘squeezes’ (a kind of copy on paper) of the non-transportable ones, as well as photographs, glass-negatives, diaries, and notes of historical importance. The Academy owns the latter precious documents of the 1880s and 1890s and through two projects is digitally preserving and scientifically analysing them. This is another step towards the integration of the history and culture of South Arabia within the field of ancient Near Eastern studies and will help to give a fuller historical background of the early first millennium BCE till the rise of Islam. Eduard Glaser collected these inscriptions during four expeditions (1882-1884, 1885-1886, 1887-1888, 1892-1894) to South Arabia - now largely the Republic of Yemen. Most of the squeezes are currently in a very poor state, while the original inscriptions are in many cases damaged and are (given Yemen’s political instability) inaccessible anyway. The preservation of this valuable epigraphic corpus will amount to the preservation of a significant part of ancient Yemen’s history and culture and, more broadly speaking, the preservation of an often overlooked part of the Semitic-speaking Near East. The inscriptions are written in Ḥaḍramitic, Quatabānic, Minaic, and Sabaic languages of Ancient South Arabia. The time range is from 800 BCE-600 CE. Almost 500 items from the Glaser Collection were transferred to Europeana Collections by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Library, Archive & Collections (BAS:IS). The scans are available for use under an open licence. George Hatke (Austrian Academy of Sciences, University of Vienna) is responsible for all transcriptions of the texts preserved in the squeezes, together with the translations and commentary. These remain intellectual property of the author. Please contact George.firstname.lastname@example.org
Nubian studies needs a platform in which the old meets the new, in which archaeological, papyrological, and philological research into Meroitic, Old Nubian, Coptic, Greek, and Arabic sources confront current investigations in modern anthropology and ethnography, Nilo-Saharan linguistics, and critical and theoretical approaches present in postcolonial and African studies. The journal Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies brings these disparate fields together within the same fold, opening a cross-cultural and diachronic field where divergent approaches meet on common soil. Dotawo gives a common home to the past, present, and future of one of the richest areas of research in African studies. It offers a crossroads where papyrus can meet internet, scribes meet critical thinkers, and the promises of growing nations meet the accomplishments of old kingdoms. We embrace a powerful alternative to the dominant paradigms of academic publishing. We believe in free access to information. Accordingly, we are proud to collaborate with DigitalCommons@Fairfield, an institutional repository of Fairfield University in Connecticut, USA, and with open-access publishing house punctum books. Thanks to these collaborations, every volume of Dotawo will be available both as a free online pdf and in online bookstores.
Since 1906, the excavations at the Hittite capital Boğazköy/Hattusa have yielded thousands of cuneiform tablets and fragments, most of which was published. Nevertheless, there are centres other than Hattusa, which produced tablets. These include Maşat Höyük/Tapigga Kuşaklı/Sarisa Ortaköy/Sapinuwa, Oymaağaç/Nerik and Kayalıpınar/Samuha. The texts from the Hittite centres mention over 4000 geographical names (regions, mountains, rivers, cities), which suggest that the Hittites had a considerable knowledge of their surroundings and geographical terms.
The overall number of the geographical names which have been localized are still low. After the decipherment of the Hittite, the scholars working on the Hittite geography reached various results. For example, while Millawanda was located in Çukurova region in earlier works, it has recently been widely accepted that it corresponds to Miletus hence is located in the Aegean region.
After a hundred years of research the localization of the Hittite regions in Anatolia has begun to be established. It is now known that Kizzuwatna in the Hittite texts roughly covered Çukurova and Lukka the Teke peninsula between Antalya and Fethiye. As the regions had been located, the scholary interest now turned to the geographical names of rivers, mountains and cities. Naturally the focus is on the historically important names, which are frequently mentioned in the texts.
As is well-known, history comprises time and space. In this respect the Hittite history seems to lack an important element from a historical perspective, this is crucial to the Hittite studies and more attention should be given to it.
The Hittite Historical Atlas Project aims to bring to together what has been found so far and transfer them into a database. In order to achieve this goal, all the texts that give information on the Hittite geography will be re-evaluated and arranged (HHA-Phil). The Project will also include previous localization proposals and published works. On the other hand, the finds from the Hittite sites will be archaeologically studied and classified (HHA-Arch.). Thus fro the first time archaeological and philological data would be studied together and compared.
The project is going to last for three years due to the sheer number of the documents and the size of the Hittite geography. The first step includes investigations in Çorum, Yozgat, Kırşehir, Kayseri, Çankırı, Sinop, Amasya, Samsun, Tokat, Sivas, Malatya, Kahramanmaraş, Antakya, Gaziantep, Adıyaman, Mersin and Adana. Thus an important part of the Hittite geography will have been studied.
The results are planned to be available as raw data in database format. They will also appear as papers in German/English in international journals. A Geographical Atlas of the Hittite Anatolia, which will include all the information from the project, is a crucial part of the planned publications.
The GLOBALKITES research project is financed by the French Research Agency (ANR) (2013-2017). It has several important collaborations with international institutions and academics. It proposes to define the variability, dating, distribution and functionality of major archaeological stone-made structures called “desert kites”. Often considered as hunting traps, the kites could have been also used for animal domestication. In a broader archaeological context, where kites seem to have been used from the Neolithic to sub-contemporaneous times, we propose an interdisciplinary approach at the crossings of anthropology (archeology and ethnology), geomatics and geoarchaeological and bioarchaeological sciences.