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New Open Access Monograph Series: Estudos de Egiptologia

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Estudos de Egiptologia
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O Laboratório de Egiptologia do Museu Nacional é o primeiro Laboratório no Brasil dedicado ao estudo da arqueologia do Egito antigo. Ligado ao Museu Nacional da UFRJ, o Laboratório tem como foco a pesquisa arqueológica da coleção egípcia do museu, a maior da América Latina, e a arqueologia do Egito antigo.

Sob coordenação do Prof. Dr. Antonio Brancaglion, o Laboratório desenvolve diferentes linhas de pesquisa que objetivam a análise dos objetos arqueológicos egípcios, bem como a compreensão da sociedade egípcia em diversos períodos.
Publicações
Semna – Estudos de Egiptologia I (2014), orgs. Antonio Brancaglion Jr., Thais Rocha da Silva, Rennan de Souza Lemos e Raizza Teixeira dos Santos, Prefácio: Dr. Chris Naunton, Seshat/Editora Klínē. ISBN 978-85-66714-01-2

Capa Estudos de Egiptologia I SEMNA
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Sumário
Trabalhos apresentados na I SEMNA não incluídos neste volume
Equipe organizadora da I SEMNA
Lista de autores
Apresentação, os organizadores
Prefácio/Foreword, Chris Naunton (Egypt Exploration Society, Londres)
Auxiliares para o renascimento: estátuas funerárias de Osíris e Ptah-Sokar-Osíris da coleção do Museu Nacional/UFRJ, Simone Bielesch
Para falar aos deuses: estudo das estatuetas votivas da coleção egípcia do Museu Nacional, Cintia Prates Facuri (Museu Nacional, UFRJ)
Tecnologias tridimensionais aplicadas em pesquisas arqueológicas de múmias egípcias, Simonte Belmonte (INT), Jorge Lopes (PUC-Rio/INT) e Antonio Brancaglion Jr (Museu Nacional, UFRJ)
Amarna: pintando uma nova paisagem, Rennan de Souza Lemos (Museu Nacional, UFRJ)
As representações da família real amarniana e a consolidação de uma nova visão de mundo durante o reinado de Akhenaton (1353-1335 a. C.), Gisela Chapot (UFF)
Hierarquia e mobilidade social no antigo Egito do Reino Novo, Nely Feitoza Arrais (UNILASALLE-RJ)
Implicações econômicas dos templos egípcios e a constituição de poderes locais: um estudo sobre o Reino Antigo, Maria Thereza David João (USP)
Sobre a importância da teoria social na egiptologia econômica, Fábio Frizzo (UFF)
Identidade, gênero e poder no Egito Romano, Marcia Severina Vasques (UFRN)
“E me traga essa carta de volta”. As cartas aos deuses e os estudos de gênero no Egito Ptolomaico. Contribuições da antropologia, Thais Rocha da Silva (USP/Museu Nacional, UFRJ)
As estelas funerárias com o morto reclinado em uma cama funerária: etnia, identidade eemaranhamento cultural no Baixo Egito durante o Período Romano, Pedro Luiz Diniz von Seehausen (Museu Nacional, UFRJ)
Adriano e o Egito: a construção de um modelo egipcianizante para a Villa Adriana, Evelyne Azevedo (Museu Nacional, UFRJ)

CDLI News: Digital capture of the Louvre cuneiform collection

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Digital capture of the Louvre cuneiform collection

We are delighted to announce an ongoing collaboration between the Louvre Museum and the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI - Los Angeles/Berlin/Oxford). Signed in March of 2013, an Agreement of Scientific Cooperation between the Louvre and UCLA formalized the long-term efforts by both the Museum and CDLI to effect the digital capture, persistent archiving and free Internet dissemination of one of the most significant collections of cuneiform texts on earth, with its rich history of archaeological discovery in the ancient Middle East. The Louvre's Department of Near Eastern Antiquities combines epigraphic finds from famous French excavations in ancient Iranian Susa, in southern Mesopotamian Girsu and Larsa, among many other sites of cultural-historical significance.

In furtherance of this cooperation between members of the CDLI, primarily coordinated by Principal Investigator Jacob Dahl at Oxford, and of the Louvre Museum, led by Béatrice André-Salvini, Director of the Department of Oriental Antiquities, with her academic and technical staff, Dahl was able to commence scanning of the collection in 2011, and has since, together with Oxford research associate Klaus Wagensonner, undertaken several missions to Paris to continue this work. Assisted by staff at the Louvre Museum, the CDLI team have in this effort combined standard and highly efficient flatbed scanning (<http://cdli.ox.ac.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=submission_guidelines>) with high-resolution RTI imaging (see, for instance, <http://culturalheritageimaging.org/Technologies/RTI/>), utilizing domes created in the course of imaging collaborations between the CDLI members at the University of Oxford and members of the team of Kirk Martinez at the Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, to produce full photographic documentation of Louvre artifacts. Following cataloguing, and fatcross-processing and cleaning of raw files at Oxford, initial images were posted to the CDLI website in 2012, and more are going up incrementally; these can now be viewed at <http://cdli.ucla.edu/collections/louvre/louvre_en.html> or by searching the CDLI database at <http://cdli.ucla.edu/search/>. We are currently processing to browsable content our raw RTI files, and, using an online viewer developed at CNR-ISTI (<http://vcg.isti.cnr.it>), have posted to <http://cdli.ucla.edu/?q=rti-images> a selection of such  images of Louvre artifacts, as well as a few examples of our work on artifacts in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and the Oriental Institute Museum, Chicago, the latter done at our behest by Bruce Zuckerman’s WSRP team (<http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp/>). We are grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for making our Louvre initiative possible, as well as to the Humanities Divisions of the University of Oxford and UCLA for their continuing support of the CDLI.

From the beginning, the Louvre viewed this effort as an opportunity to make available its cuneiform collection to the world-wide community of online researchers and informal learners. The agreement between the Museum and UCLA laying out the Louvre/CDLI collaboration is designed to assist cuneiform specialists in the collation of existing text publications, while at the same time providing general access to catalogue data, annotated transliterations, and artifact images to lay the broadest possible foundation for networked collaboration by the scholarly community. We are confident that our adherence in this initiative to the principles of free and open access best serves all in the Humanities, but particularly in the fields of dead language research that are dependent on the availability of primary source materials for their work. In opening to world-wide inspection cuneiform collections such as that located at the Louvre, we believe, further, that humanists fulfill their curatorial responsibilities to digitally archive, and to make available to the public all such artifacts of shared world cultural heritage that are in their immediate or indirect care.


For the Louvre Museum:
Béatrice André-Salvini, Director, Department of Near Eastern Antiquities

For the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative and UCLA:
Robert K. Englund, Professor of Assyriology & Director, CDLI

For the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative and the University of Oxford:
Jacob L. Dahl, Associate Professor of Assyriology & co-PI, CDLI

ASOR Syrian Heritage Initiative

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ASOR Syrian Heritage Initiative
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The ASOR Syrian Heritage Initiative is a cooperative agreement between ASOR and the U.S. Department of State that is designed to document, protect, and preserve the cultural heritage of war-torn Syria. Hundreds of significant heritage sites have been damaged since fighting began in 2011. Although the destruction of cultural property represents only part of the humanitarian crisis, these harmful actions threaten our common world heritage and the cultural diversity of the Syrian people. We have an ethical obligation to respond, and our project is part of an international effort to empower Syrians to protect their heritage and cultural identity.
The ASOR Syrian Heritage Initiative implements cultural property protection by:
1. Promoting global awareness
2. Documenting and mapping heritage damage
3. Planning emergency responses and post-war initiatives

Promoting Global Awareness
  • Monitor a wide range of media to document the impact of the conflict on cultural heritage
  • Communicate with Syrian heritage specialists, networks of volunteers, and NGOs to help monitor, document, and verify the condition of heritage collections and sites
  • Provide Syrians with training in and tools for heritage documentation
  • Coordinate efforts with other organizations that are working to safeguard Syrian heritage
Documenting and Mapping Heritage Damage
  • Utilize satellite imagery to monitor, document, and verify damage and preservation needs
  • Develop a comprehensive digital map and inventory of cultural heritage sites
  • Create a bibliography and repository of sources on cultural heritage collections and sites in Syria
  • Engage and share information with other groups that are creating inventories and maps of cultural heritage
Planning Emergency Responses and Post-war Initiatives
  • Produce written and imagery-based condition documentation for sites in the heritage inventory and assess the major preservation issues affecting cultural heritage
  • Develop multiple small and large-scale documentation and preservation projects for heritage sites in Syria that can be implemented in the future
  • Provide resources for short-term, high impact mitigation projects to prevent and decrease the risk of further damage to collections and sites
  • Identify human resource priorities and training needed to strengthen future cultural heritage management capacity for Syria
Related Articles
Prescott, Kurt. 6 Things You Need to Know About ASOR’s Syrian Heritage Initiative. ASOR, 2014.

Syrian Heritage Initiative Bibliographies

In order to understand fully the damage that has occurred to Syrian cultural heritage sites, it is important to obtain a comprehensive understanding of these sites prior to the civil conflict that began in 2011. Academic publications, excavation reports, archaeological surveys, and damage assessments are just some of the many sources that can paint a broad picture of pre-conflict cultural heritage in Syria, which in turn proves instrumental to our documentation efforts and preservation planning. Below you will find a series of bibliographies that contain both published and unpublished works in a variety of languages, including English, Arabic, French, German, and Italian, among others. We encourage you to seek out these sources and to learn more about the cultural heritage that is currently at risk.
BIBLIOGRAPHIES BY TOPIC:

Bibliography of Mesopotamian Astral Science

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Bibliography of Mesopotamian Astral Science

Open Access Journal: Archivo Español de Arqueología

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[First posted in AWOL 31 October 2009. Updated 17 December 2014]

Archivo Español de Arqueología
eISSN: 1988-3110
ISSN: 0066-6742
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Archivo Español de Arqueología, fundada en 1940 por Antonio García y Bellido como rama especializada de Archivo Español de Arte y Arqueología (1925), es una revista científica de periodicidad anual que publica trabajos de Arqueología, con atención a sus fuentes materiales, literarias, epigráficas o numismáticas. Tiene como campo de interés las culturas del ámbito mediterráneo y europeo desde la Protohistoria a la Alta Edad Media, flexiblemente abierto a realidades culturales próximas y tiempos fronterizos. Se divide en dos secciones: Artículos, dentro de los que tendrán cabida tanto reflexiones de carácter general sobre temas concretos como contribuciones más breves sobre novedades en la investigación arqueológica; y Recensiones. Además, edita la serie Anejos de Archivo Español de Arqueología, que publica de forma monográfica libros concernientes a las materias mencionadas (ver índice de volúmenes publicados y títulos en formato eBook).

Founded by Antonio García y Bellido in 1940 as a specialized branch of Archivo Español de Arte y Arqueología (1925), Archivo Español de Arqueología is a scientific journal that annually publishes articles on Archaeology that focus on their material, literary, epigraphic and numismatic sources. Its field of interest includes Mediterranean and European cultures from Protohistoric times to the Early Middle Ages and is flexibly open to upcoming cultural realities and border times. The journal is divided into two sections: articles - which include both reflections of a general nature on specific topics and shorter contributions on developments in archaeological research - and reviews. In addition, the journal publishes monographs concerning the aforementioned subjects in the series Anejos de Archivo Español de Arqueología (see the Index of published volumes and titles in eBook format).

2014

Vol 87


2013

Vol 86


2012

Vol 85


2011

Vol 84


2010

Vol 83


2009

Vol 82


2008

Vol 81


2007

Vol 80


2006

Vol 79


2005

Vol 78

191-192

2004

Vol 77

189-190

2003

Vol 76

187-188

2002

Vol 75

185-186

2001

Vol 74

183-184

2000

Vol 73

181-182

1999

Vol 72

179-180

1998

Vol 71

177-178

1997

Vol 70

175-176

1996

Vol 69

173-174

British School at Athens YouTube Channel

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British School at Athens YouTube Channel
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The British School at Athens organises a number of events each year to illustrate the work of its members past and present. These are presented at Conferences and Workshops, Public lectures, Upper House Seminars, BSA Seminars in collaboration with other Institutions, Fitch-Wiener Seminars in Archaeological Science, BSA Friends Lectures. They are held in Greece or the UK. Since 2011 a select number of these have been made available to a wider audience through video or audio recordings archived on the School’s website. There are also links to a number of Video tours and montages highlighting aspects of the School’s work.

Open Access Journal: Eugesta [Journal on Gender Studies in Antiquity]

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[First posted in AWOL 18 December 2011. Updated 17 December 2014]

Eugesta [Journal on Gender Studies in Antiquity]
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Le recours aux concepts de sexe et de genre développés dans les Gender Studies a considérablement transformé les recherches dans le domaine de l’Antiquité en ouvrant un nouveau champ extrêmement fructueux sur le plan culturel et social. Dans la mesure où elle est à l’origine de conceptions et valeurs auxquelles se réfèrent les constructions d’identités dans les cultures occidentales, l’Antiquité est un lieu d’application de ces théories tout à fait particulier. Les travaux menés sur les relations entre hommes, entre hommes et femmes, entre femmes, et sur les façons de construire le féminin et le masculin, ont jeté sur le fonctionnement des sociétés et cultures antiques, un éclairage nouveau, qui est aussi d’un intérêt capital pour l’étude de la réception de l’Antiquité dans les cultures occidentales.
Lire la suite…
The increased attention accorded to concepts of sex and gender developed by work in gender studies has powerfully transformed research in to the ancient Mediterranean past, opening up a new extremely fruitful field of cultural and social analysis. Inasmuch as many ideas and values responsible for shaping the construction of identities in later western societies originate in antiquity, applying gendered theoretical perspectives to the texts and artifacts surviving from the ancient world antiquity offers particular benefits. Inquiries conducted into the relations among men, between men and women, among women, and on modes of constructing what qualifies as “feminine” and “masculine” have brought a new illumination to the distinctive ways that ancient societies and cultures functioned, an illumination also of major relevance for research on the reception of antiquity in western cultures.
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Numéro 4 | 2014

Davide SusanettiCollera, crisi politica e soggetti queer. Da Antigone a Dioniso [Résumé][Texte intégral]
Anne-Sophie NoelFemmes au vase sur la scène tragique: enjeux dramatiques et symboliques [Résumé][Texte intégral]
Allison GlazebrookThe Erotics of Manumussion: Prostitutes and the πρᾶσις ἐπ’ ἑλευθερία [Résumé][Texte intégral]
Anna FokaMaterial Girls: Humor and Female Professional Seduction in Greek Literature and Culture [Résumé][Texte intégral]
George KazantzidisCallimachus and Hippocratic Gynecology. Absent desire and the female body in ‘Acontius and Cydippe’ (Aetia FR.75.10-19 Harder) [Résumé][Texte intégral]
Brooke HolmesThe poetics of anthropogony: men, women, and children in Lucretius,
book five
[Résumé][Texte intégral]

Sanjaya ThakurFemina Princeps: Livia in Ovid’s Poetry [Résumé][Texte intégral]
Rebecca LanglandsPliny’s “Role Models of Both Sexes”: Gender and Exemplarity in the Letters [Résumé][Texte intégral]
Anise K. StrongA Christian Concubine in Commodus’ Court? [Résumé][Texte intégral]

Digital Numismatic News

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Near term progress in digital numismatics
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Looking Back

As we close out 2014, we can reflect on a tremendous amount of progress we have made with respect to Nomisma.org and other digital numismatic projects at the American Numismatic Society. Numishare's front end has been migrated from Cocoon to Orbeon, which will enable a wider variety of current and future web standards, and the user interface was migrated into Bootstrap 3 last spring. The new version of Mantis was launched a few months ago, immediately following the release of a new project, The Art of Devastation, which is a type corpus of World War I medals. The first of the Edward T. Newell Greek numismatic research notebooks have gone online, annotated to link to other resources (monographs, coins in the ANS collection, and other researchers) by means of LOD technologies. The new version of the ANS archives, Archer, has gone online, employing SPARQL to link to another new project, the ANS Biographies (a production installation of EAC-CPF software, xEAC). In OCRE, we have completed volume IV of RIC, from Septimius Severus to Uranius Antoninus. More than 12,000 coins from the British Museum have been ingested into the Nomisma triplestore to be made available in OCRE (with many thanks to Eleanor Ghey from the BM for providing data dumps in spreadsheets that have allowed me to create a concordance between their coins in OCRE URIs). The new Bootstrap 3 version of OCRE launched into production last February, the first of the Numishare projects migrated into that stylistic framework (therefore, enabling out-of-the-box scaling for mobile devices), and in late March of 2014, we received $300,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete the project over the next three years. Finally, much progress has been made in the development of a formal RDF ontology for numismatics, in conjunction with an architectural re-write of Nomisma.org, which has been in development for much of the year.

Looking Forward

We are going to be making at least as much progress in 2015 as 2014, especially in the first few months of the year. The new Nomisma.org framework will be released by the end of January. It will be fully compliant to the latest standards and protocols for a linked data publication framework. The data model for IDs will be revised significantly. SKOS will play a much larger role in linking instances together (via skos:broader), and the instances will conform to formal classes from the Nomisma ontology. The editing interface for concepts will be opened up to a wider editing team, and I foresee many more URIs minted this year, especially outside the realm of ancient numismatics. There is a large demand for greater representation of Medieval and Islamic URIs. The editing interface includes improved lookup mechanisms for linking Nomisma concepts to matching terms in other vocabulary systems, like VIAF and the Getty thesauri.

The main bottleneck for the release of the new version of Nomisma lies in the creation of URIs for Roman Republican moneyers. RRC and IGCH URIs are going to be spun off into separate projects, maintained by specialists are are focused on the curation of those datasets. As a result, the existing RRC URIs in Nomisma must redirect to URIs in a new domain name. Additionally, RRC URIs are used in production in several different projects, so those projects must transition to the new RRC Online URIs before the URIs are deprecated in the http://nomisma.org/id/ namespace. Before RRC Online can launch, the Republican moneyers must have URIs in Nomisma. I expect to have the list verified by the end of the week so that we can move forward with publishing the moneyers in Nomisma either by this Friday or the first week of January. RRC Online (which will function exactly like OCRE, but focused on Roman Republican coinage) will launch soon after. We already have more than 10,000 coins from  the ANS and British Museum ready to be linked into RRC Online, in addition to several hundred coins from The University of Virginia Art Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and University College Dublin. After the launch of RRC Online, we will move the new version of Nomisma into production by the end of January. By the time we meet in April in Berlin to discuss the Online Greek Corpus and Poland to discuss the European Coin Find Network, we should have transitioned all projects to use the new Nomisma ontology, which Karsten Tolle has been working on over the last one to two years. A draft of the Nomisma documentation should be available in time for these meetings.

We have a number of longer term Greek numismatic projects coming down the pike. As part of the Online Greek Corpus, we are going to work on standardizing Seleucid and Alexandrian types within the ANS database, as well as work on improving IGCH, which will function as a standalone Greek coin hoard research tool, much like Coin Hoards of the Roman Republic. The digital IGCH will serve as an important bridge between Greek coins in the ANS collection and associated bibliographic references. We hope to show serious progress with respect to Greek projects in time for the INC meeting in Taormina in late September.

Finally, over the course of 2015 and extending a few years into the future, we are going to work on systematically cleaning up the ANS collection database, linking denominations, materials, people, etc. to URIs in Nomisma, the Getty thesauri, VIAF, etc. whenever applicable. This will dramatically improve the usefulness of Mantis, which is often limited due to inconsistency in data entry and utter lack of controlled vocabulary. Furthermore, we are going to work on improving the bibliographic references, making it easier to traverse from Mantis to Donum (the ANS library catalog), Worldcat, JSTOR, etc. to access further information. Mantis will grow into a more useful numismatic research portal over time.

Open Access Journal: Cahiers d'archéologie fribourgeoise = Freiburger Hefte für Archäologie

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Cahiers d'archéologie fribourgeoise = Freiburger Hefte für Archäologie
ISSN: 1423-8756
As successor to the Chroniques Archéologiques, edited between 1984 and 1997, the Cahiers d'Archéologie Fribourgeoise present the results of excavations that took place in the Canton of Fribourg as well as the various activities of the Archaeology Department of the State of Fribourg. Since 1999, this yearly publication contains a series of richly illustrated articles and thematic reports in French or in German

Volumes
Period of publication
Title
Volume 1
1999
Cahiers d'archéologie fribourgeoise = Freiburger Hefte für Archäologie

Volume 2
2000
Cahiers d'archéologie fribourgeoise = Freiburger Hefte für Archäologie

Volume 3
2001
Cahiers d'archéologie fribourgeoise = Freiburger Hefte für Archäologie

Volume 4
2002
Cahiers d'archéologie fribourgeoise = Freiburger Hefte für Archäologie

Volume 5
2003
Cahiers d'archéologie fribourgeoise = Freiburger Hefte für Archäologie

Volume 6
2004
Cahiers d'archéologie fribourgeoise = Freiburger Hefte für Archäologie

Volume 7
2005
Cahiers d'archéologie fribourgeoise = Freiburger Hefte für Archäologie

Volume 8
2006
Cahiers d'archéologie fribourgeoise = Freiburger Hefte für Archäologie

Volume 9
2007
Cahiers d'archéologie fribourgeoise = Freiburger Hefte für Archäologie

Volume 10
2008
Cahiers d'archéologie fribourgeoise = Freiburger Hefte für Archäologie

Volume 11
2009
Cahiers d'archéologie fribourgeoise = Freiburger Hefte für Archäologie

Volume 12
2010
Cahiers d'archéologie fribourgeoise = Freiburger Hefte für Archäologie

Volume 13
2011
Cahiers d'archéologie fribourgeoise = Freiburger Hefte für Archäologie

Formerly: Chronique archéologique = Archäologischer Fundberich
ISSN:1420-4614
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Chronique archéologique = Archäologischer Fundbericht

Volume -
1983
Chronique archéologique = Archäologischer Fundbericht

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Chronique archéologique = Archäologischer Fundbericht

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Chronique archéologique = Archäologischer Fundbericht

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Chronique archéologique = Archäologischer Fundbericht

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Chronique archéologique = Archäologischer Fundbericht

Palilia Project

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Palilia Project
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The volumes of the series called "Palilia" existing since 1997 by the Rome Department of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) are not only impressive on account of their excellent readability but also their handy size. In order to guarantee this continuously and to allow the publication of works based on extensive documentation of archaeological material at the same time, CoDArchLab and the DAI Rome are treading a new path of archaeological publication: Supplementation of printed works by digital provision of additional materials using the adapted book structure. The volumes of the Palilia-serie themselves are independent and completely comprehensible in their reasoning. At the same time they are also readable and manageable. Readers who want to see details of the material are invited to take a look at the catalogues of each volume available in Arachne. On this page you get to the individual supplements of the Palilia-volumes. If you are interested in the volumes themselves, please contact the Reichert Verlag (link: http://www.reichert-verlag.de)


To the catalogues available in Arachne:
 
Palilia 20: Alexandra W. Busch, Military in Rome. Military and paramilitary units in the imperial cityscape
Palilia 24: Johannes Lipps, The Basilica Aemilia on the Forum Romanum. The building and its ornamentation in imperial times (Dissertation, Cologne 2008)
Palilia 25: Martin Tombrägel, The Republican otium-villas at Tivoli (Dissertation, Marburg 2005)
Palilia 26: Wolfgang Ehrhardt, Decorative and residential context. Removal, restoration and preservation of wall paintings in the Campanian antique sites.

Spanish/Catalan/Portuguese Open Access Journals on the Ancient World

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The following list includes the titles of 180 open access periodicals in the Spanish - Catalan - Portuguese languages focusing on the study of the ancient world. It is a extracted from AWOL's full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies.  If you know of others, please bring them to my attention by leaving a comment below.

Open Access Journal: HISTORIKA Studi di storia greca e romana

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ISSN 2240-774X
e-ISSN 2039-4985
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Historika è una nuova pubblicazione a periodicità annuale edita dal Dipartimento di Studi Storici dell’Università degli Studi di Torino per iniziativa dei docenti di storia greca e romana. Intende proporre al lettore ricerche su “oggetti” storici e storiografici, historika/historica appunto, i quali, segnati nel mondo greco e romano dall’identità linguistica e metodologica di Historìa/Historia, continuano a suscitare oggi come allora scritti storici, historika grammata.
Historika sperimenta la diffusione on line ad accesso aperto, aderisce alla “Dichiarazione di Berlino” (Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities) e, nell’ambito della ricerca universitaria in storia antica, promuove la comunicazione e il dibattito scientifico nell’età del web: senza rinunciare all’edizione cartacea, diffonde le proprie pubblicazioni depositandole nelle open libraries internazionali, pratica la peer review anonima al fine della valutazione dei testi proposti al comitato scientifico ed editoriale, conserva all’autore la piena proprietà intellettuale del testo pubblicato (con il solo vincolo di citare la pubblicazione su Historika qualora si riproponga il testo, in tutto o in parte, in altra sede), riconosce al lettore il diritto di accedere gratuitamente ai risultati della ricerca scientifica finanziata con risorse pubbliche.
Historikaè a disposizione della comunità scientifica internazionale per accogliere contributi innovativi e originali inerenti la storia greca e romana dal periodo arcaico a quello tardo-antico; sono ammesse tutte le lingue nazionali, eventualmente affiancate dalla traduzione del testo in inglese. Accanto a saggi di argomento vario, ogni volume comprende anche sezioni tematiche che riflettono gli interessi di ricerca del comitato editoriale e scientifico; si conclude infine con l’elenco dei libri ricevuti: per ognuno di essi si assicura una sintetica esposizione e valutazione dei contenuti; per una selezione di essi, accurata recensione.
Sul sito è inoltre attiva, per ogni annata, la sezione e-print&preview nella quale si intende sperimentare una pratica assai diffusa in molte comunità scientifiche internazionali: questa sezione è infatti a disposizione degli autori che, previa autocertificazione del consenso del proprio editore, vogliano mettere a disposizione, esclusivamente in forma elettronica, il testo di un proprio contributo presentato in sede pubblica e/o accettato per la pubblicazione in forma cartacea, favorendone così anticipata, ampia e rapida diffusione. In tutte le sezioni ogni contributo è accompagnato da strumenti che favoriscono il contatto diretto con l'autore e, se richiesto, il dibattito pubblico.  
Grazie a queste caratteristiche Historikavuole porsi fra tradizione e innovazione, utilizzando i nuovi strumenti tecnologici per favorire, nel proprio piccolo, progresso e diffusione della conoscenza.

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Open Access Journal: Revue des études byzantines

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[First posted in AWOL 17 December 2010. Updated 19 December 2014]

Revue des études byzantines (249 Issues, 8742 Articles)
eISSN: 2261-060X 
 The Revue des études byzantines is the only French journal entirely devoted to the Byzantine world. As a successor publication to the Échos d’Orient (1897-1942), it has been published since 1943 by the Institut français d’études byzantines (more details here). It is opened to all scholars wishing to publish studies and notes on various fields of Byzantine history and civilization. A 5-year restriction will be applied to online publication. Our N° 66 (2008) will be available in 2013. The access to previous years is free. Subscriptions to more recent, printed issues remain unchanged (publisher De Boccard). The Échos d’Orient will soon be digitalized and put on line on this website.

Available periods  :

1897-1941 - Échos d'Orient

[ 1940- 1941 ]

1943-1945 - Études byzantines

1946-... - Revue des études byzantines

[ 1946- 1949 ]

[ 1950- 1959 ]

[ 1960- 1969 ]

[ 1970- 1979 ]

[ 1980- 1989 ]

[ 1990- 1999 ]

[ 2000- 2009 ]

2010-...


Explore the Ecological Tapestry of the World

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Explore the Ecological Tapestry of the World
The US Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri are pleased to announce the publication of the most detailed global ecological land units map in the world. This exciting new global data set provides a science platform for better understanding and accounting of the world’s resources.  Scientists, land managers, conservationists, developers, and the public will use this map to improve regional, national, and global resource management, planning, and decision making. 

Clicking on the map will display information about ecological structure based on a framework of foundational data at 250-meter resolution using an objective data driven classification. Use this map to understand global ecological patterns and processes for wise planning and use of natural resources. 

ARCHIBAB News

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Actualités: Décembre 2014
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Bilan :
La table BIBLIO compte désormais 4453 fiches, avec références au total à 32467 textes intégralement publiés.
La table TEXTES compte désormais 16720 fiches, dont 10319 textes transcrits et 6078 lemmatisés.

Nouveautés (77 textes) :
- [5] BBVO 24 : textes publiés par  J.-M. Durand & F. Abdallah, J.-M. Durand & N. Ziegler, M. Guichard
- [11] Semitica 56 : M. Guichard (1) et A. Rositani (10)
- [1] Mém. Vargyas : G. Kalla
- [14] R. Meddeke-Conlin, CDLJ 2014
- [1] Z. Földi, WZKM 103, 2014
- [1] Z. Földi, CDLB 2014/4
- [3] D. Charpin, Mél. Lemaire = Transeuphratène 44, 2014
- [5] RA 108 : A. Cavigneaux [1], J. Lauinger [1], A. A. Fadhil [3]
- [37] CCO : C. Saporetti et al., Contratti della Collezione Ojeil [publication de 37 contrats d'Isin ; catalogue annoté dans ARCHIBAB]

Travail rétrospectif :
- ARM 6 (80 transcriptions informatisées J.-M. Durand, mise aux normes et lemmatisation I. Arkhipov)
- JCSSS 2, 2010 (115 textes, transcription et lemmatisation DC, partiellement collationné)
- Haradum 2, 2006 (les 52 textes du bâtiment 7 : transcriptions informatisées F. Joannès ; mise aux normes, modifications et lemmatisation DC)
- textes divers

Bilan de 2014 :
Cette année a vu la publication de 84 nouveaux textes, un chiffre modeste, qui a permis de poursuivre l'entrée de textes moins récemment publiés, notamment des 119 textes de JCSSS 2  (2010), de la moitié des textes de Haradum 2 (2006) et des 46 textes de CMET 9 (1999). Désormais, 52% du corpus est au moins catalogué (16.720 sur 32467).

Grâce à un gros effort collectif (en particulier d'I. Arkhipov), la quasi-totalité des lettres des archives royales de Mari sont accessibles (leur lemmatisation n'est pas encore complète) ; le traitement des textes administratifs se poursuit. Au total, 6327 textes de Mari sur les 8925 publiés (70%) sont présents dans la base (avec au minimum un cataloguage).

Open Access Journal: The Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists

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[First posted in AWOL 2 July 2009. Updated 19 December 2014]

The Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists
ISSN 0003-1186 (Print)
ISSN 1938-6958 (Online)
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The Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists has been the official journal of the American Society of Papyrologists since the publication of Volume 1, issue 1 in 1963 and is the only North American journal devoted to papyrology and related disciplines. This website makes all issues of BASP available electronically, except the two most recent issues.
BASP publishes a wide variety of articles and reviews of relevance to papyrology and related disciplines. From text editions to important synthetic articles, BASP has published studies on papyri, ostraca, and inscriptions in Greek, Latin, and Coptic. In the future, BASP will broaden its coverage to include Hieratic, Demotic, Aramaic, and Arabic texts.

News From the Digital Archive for the Study of pre-Islamic Arabian Inscriptions

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Arabia Antica Newsletter
Issue 2014, No. 2
DASI. Updates on digitization
In the last months DASI has digitized nearly 400 Ancient South Arabian inscriptions. The entire ASA epigraphic collection of the Louvre Museum is now accessible on DASI portal, as well as the corpora published in the volumes Problemi storici della regione di al-Ḥadāʾ nel periodo preislamico e nuove iscrizioni (A. Avanzini, 1985) and Les hautes-terres du Nord-Yémen avant l'Islam (Ch. Robin, 1982). After the study and complete online edition of the inscriptions published in the Corpus inscriptionum semiticarum. Pars IV. Inscriptiones Himyariticas et Sabaeas Continens (CIH), DASI is currently committed to the web publication of the inscriptions from other major epigraphic collections. The first groups of digitized texts from the Répertoire d'Epigraphie Sémitique, from the Corpus des inscriptions et antiquités sudarabiques and A. Jamme's Sabaean Inscriptions from Maḥram Bilqîs (Mârib) are being published online. The texts on the wooden sticks studied by P. Stein and the Sabaic inscriptions from Ethiopia will further enrich DASI archive.

DASI. Digital lexicon: a new tool

DASI is developing a new tool which will allow the creation of digital lexica of its linguistic corpora, one of the most urgent needs for a full comprehension of the South Arabian inscriptions. The aim is to produce dictionaries of the non-Sabaic languages, structured by root, through the morphological and semantic analysis of the words in the inscriptions digitized. The launch of the tool, which at first will be accessible only to the working team, is expected for the beginning of 2015.

Gregory Crane: Junior Scholars, Publication and the Challenge of Open Access

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Junior Scholars, Publication and the Challenge of Open Access
Gregory Crane
Draft -- please send comments to gcrane2008@gmail.com
December 20, 2014

Several colleagues and I recently had occasion to speak with a number of very promising junior scholars, each of whom had undertaken work in a very challenging field of Classical Studies. I was struck by the fact that these conversations would not have sounded much different thirty years ago when I was starting out. A couple of the scholars did bring up digital projects but all assumed that the only way to publish was to produce the same kinds of articles and books that we have been producing for generations and to publish them -- if they could -- with the most prestigious commercial venues possible. And, of course, I understand entirely why they think this way -- they are fighting to survive and the academic programs of which they are a part still focus on scholarly communication as a private conversation among professionals.

For now I set aside the major challenge. We will ultimately get to Open Access because we need Open Data, because we need, in turn, to be able to compute over both primary and secondary sources, even if we continue to focus on scholarly exchange for and among professionals. It may take a few years for this understanding to percolate through the field and for classicists to begin taking advantage of methods that already exist in 2014.  But even if there are battles to be fought, the war is already over. The world has already changed. We are just trying to figure out how to catch up and adapt to the many changes already around us.

And, of course, those who will change this world will be a group of junior scholars who realize that they have the great good fortune to live in a completely new field -- one where we have not a single up-to-date edition, lexicon, grammar, or other reference work, where we can support the understanding of Greek and Latin in a global context, and where we can have a completely new, open conversations about what work the lucky few of us who are privileged to serve the study of Greek and Latin can pursue. I am old enough to remember when young students of English literature brought literary theory into the field and, to the extent that they were able, buried their predecessors with no small pleasure. The tools are already here for the next such generation to transform the study of Greek and Latin.

Here, however, I want only to focus on economics and to produce some simple factoids. The Bryn Mawr Classical Review (BMCR) has been publishing “timely open-access, peer-reviewed reviews of current scholarly work in the field of classical studies.” Having begun in 1990, the 2014 reviews mark 25 continuous years of operation and cover a generation of scholarship. Of course, BMCR can only cover a tiny subset of the publications in our field -- our bibliographic database, L’Année Philologique, reports on its current (December 2014) homepage that it produced 17,000 bibliographic records for 2012. But the subset is an important one: in effect, BMCR publishes peer-reviewed reviews of all the books that members of the field are willing to review for it. If you want to review a book and your review passes muster, then you can publish it in BMCR. Our print reviews need to stay within page limits. For BMCR, the limiting factor is scholarly energy.

So I wrote a very simple program to scan BMCR web pages for prices (which BMCR regularly includes in the bibliographic record). The program simply looked for a “€” or a “$” followed by a number. If it saw a “€”, it multiplied the sum by a December 2014 exchange rate, $1.25 for each euro. It then reported the total number of sums that it detected, the total amount in dollars, and the average cost per book. There was an occasional error in the data (somehow the 2010 version of BMCR included the number “$9780754667254”, so I ignored sums greater than 100,000). I also tracked the number of times the string “Reviewed by” occurs to get a sense of how often reviewed books did not have a price. I have not checked the data carefully but I believe that the results provide a reasonably accurate overview.

URL
reviews
prices
total in $
average in $
http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2010/
713
515
$41,580.50
$80.74
http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2011/
706
666
$55,646.50
$83.55
http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2012/
685
661
$58,168.75
$88
http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2013/
678
645
$58,644.50
$90.92
http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2014/
643
605
$54,004.25
$89.26
Totals
3,425
3,092
$268,044.50
$86.69

We should not forget that the figures above do not include any journals. We should also remember that these figures may over-represent books published in English (although that certainly does not represent the intention of the BMCR editorial board: reviews cover books, and are themselves composed, in multiple languages). But the set of books about which someone cared enough to produce a serviceable review gives us a pretty good base for what a library should contain.

We should also consider the investment that the 3,425 books represent. How much time went into these books and what sort of an investment did that work represent by the institutions that pay for professional students of Greek and Latin -- costs that include not only their salaries but the space in which they work and the libraries upon which they draw? Even if we assume that each book on the average represented $10,000 in salary and expenses (a gross underestimate), we have an investment of $34,250,000 over five years (or more than $6,430,000 in the 2014 books). The real investment by universities is surely much larger.

How many students of Greek and Latin have libraries that can pay more than $50,000 a year to pay for books in classical studies?  Of course, students in degree programs and professional academics manage this with interlibrary loan and that works if you are willing to wait days (probably weeks) and you do not mind running a scanner (or paying someone to run a scanner) to make a permanent copy. If our goal is to reach other professional specialists -- or, at least, the professionals who are likely to write letters to help us get jobs, get tenure, get promoted to full professor and so on -- then this system works quite well. Or, it works well as long as institutions choose to replace retiring students of Greek and Latin and do not allocate that line to the STEM disciplines, replace it with a non-tenured position or do away with it altogether. And those outside the field may wonder what contribution  a closed network that benefits specialists and enrolled students in Greek and Latin actually makes to intellectual life.

But if our goal is to advance the role of Greek and Latin in the intellectual life of humanity, this system of intellectual exchange, propped up by interlibrary loan for enrolled students and professional specialists, is, by itself, irrelevant, trapping ideas in a closed network that cannot directly advance this larger goal.

And, of course, the closed network of commercial publication is unnecessary. Some traditional prestige publishers have begun to offer Open Access tracks at ruinously high prices (e.g., $10,000) -- charges that reflect their commercial branding at least as much as any real services that these publishers claim to provide. But there plenty of alternatives. The BMCR showed the way decades ago, and a 2012 blog post already listed more than a thousand open access journals for the study of the ancient world. The Center for Hellenic Studies at Harvard has been a leader in open access publication. The Topoi Excellence cluster on Greek and Latin in Berlin severed its ties with its commercial publisher and now offers an open access venue for articles and books. My colleague at Leipzig, Charlotte Schubert, has received support from the German Research Foundation (the DFG) to begin a new journal in Classical Studies, Digital Classics Online, and Charlotte’s journal will be the first to build on the Canonical Text Services protocol and to include truly machine readable citations to classical sources. The Digital Library of Latin is developing a publication channel for editions of Latin, while our work at the Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities focuses particularly on the challenges of scholarly communication and especially digital philology in an age of open data and we are developing a publication channel, the Perseus Online Publication Series, that will focus on particularly tricky forms of publication that involve machine actionable data (e.g., publications that build on data about language, social and geospatial networks, text reuse and other topics that draw upon annotated texts). The trend will accelerate but only if individuals make the decision to support these new venues.

Of course, if you think that the study of Greek and Latin is flourishing and enjoys firm support from students who choose their majors and from the administrators who decide whether or not to renew our contracts (if we are not tenured) or to replace us when we retire (if we are tenured), then the system as it stands may be adequate. But if you feel that the study of Greek and Latin must, on the one hand, fight for its existence as a viable intellectual enterprise and, on the other, has in fact a chance to flourish as never before, then simply replicating the past is not an option.

Do not forget that in handing over your work to commercial publishers, you will probably have to hand over the rights to your work -- rights that will extend seventy years after your death. So if you publish something in 2014 and live another 30 years, neither you nor your heirs will have the right to share your work until 2114. Some commercial publishers may provide licenses for third parties to analyze your data (here Jstor has been very helpful to our collaborators) but you don’t have that control. Commercial publication paradoxically restricts access to your work -- and that restriction will become particularly burdensome as the amount of open material grows and the center gravity shifts to an open space.

I end this blog with a suggestion to scholars who are planning new publications. Do not assume that the people who review you really want you to publish in the same, expensive venues that conferred prestige in the twentieth century. You may be an institution where every journal and publication venue has a formal score associated with it and your work is assessed by rigid bureaucratic rules. But you may be surprised at how flexible and receptive those who evaluate you (and especially those who evaluate your department) may be. While your institution may have what looks like a very rigid format for assessing your academic output, it will also probably have an evolving Open Access policy, one that can support you opening your work. What are the risks and what is, in your view, really the right thing to do? You can be conservative and follow the practices of the 20th century -- even a few years ago, you really had few alternatives. But the situation as we enter 2015 is very different than it was even in 2010. Of course, you have to fight to make a career out of the study of Greek and Latin but what are you fighting for? Is it just an academic position? Or is your goal to serve the study of these ancient languages? And if so, what is the right thing to do? That is a decision that each of us must make on their own, but you should make a decision and not simply follow what your mentors advise.

Digital Marmor Parium

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Digital Marmor Parium
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The Digital Marmor Parium is a project of the Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig. The aim of this work is to produce a new digital edition of the so called Marmor Parium (Parian Marble), which is a Hellenistic chronicle on a marble slab coming from the Greek island of Paros. The importance of the document is due to the fact that it preserves a Greek chronology (1581/80-299/98 BC) with a list of kings and archons accompanied by short references to historical events mainly based on the Athenian history. The project team is producing a new XML edition of the text according to the EpiDoc Guidelines, is encoding all the named entities mentioned in the inscription, and is producing a timeline visualization of the chronological information preserved on the stone.
 

Archaeological and Palaeoecological Reference Collections Online

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 [First posted in AWOL 22 April 2012, updated 21 December 2014]

Among the many useful pages at WikiArc/ The Wiki Archaeological Information Resource is:

Archaeological and Palaeoecological Reference Collections Online

As of today (21 December 2014), the list there includes the following categories and links:
ARCHAEOMETALLURGICAL
The National Slag Collection - UK, from the Historical Metallurgy Society
CERAMIC
A Guide to the Identification of Spanish Medieval and Later Fabrics
CerAfIm: Céramique Africaine Imprimée 
The National Roman Fabric Collection: a handbook - UK, from the Museum of London
Worcestershire On-Line Ceramic Database - UK
FUNERARY
TOMBA - Tombs of Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Europe
GEOARCHAEOLOGICAL
Soil Analysis Support System for Archaeology
PALAEOECOLOGICAL - PLANTS
Charcoal Analysis Web
Colonial Williamsburg Phytolith Database
Digitale Zadenatlas van Nederland (Digital Seed Atlas of the Netherlands)
Inside Wood
Laboratory Guide To Archaeological Plant Remains From Eastern North America - by Gayle Fritz
MU Phytolith Database
PalaeoBot.org - Macrofossils, Pollen, Phytoliths, Starch and Isotopes
Phytolith Core Database
Seeds of Wild Plants of Korea
Seed Herbarium Image Project - Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University
Seed ID Workshop - from Ohio State University
UCL Phytolith Teaching and Research Images
USDA Family Guide for Fruits and Seeds
Willcox Atlas of Archaeobotanical Seeds
Wood Anatomy
PALAEOECOLOGICAL - INVERTEBRATES
Hawaiian Marine Shell Reference Collection
Marine Bivalve Shells of the British Isles
National History Museum of Rotterdam Mollusks
Neogene Bryozoa of Britain 
PALAEOECOLOGICAL - VERTEBRATES
Anàlisi de FORmes d'Otòlits (AFORO) - Shape analysis of fish otoliths
Archaeological Fish Resource
Aves 3D - a three dimensional database of avian skeletal morphology
Avian Osteology - from the Royal BC Museum
MCPA2 - Mammalian Crania Photographic Archive
Skullsite - avian skulls
Virtual Zooarchaeology of the Arctic Project
PALAEOPATHOLOGICAL
Digitised Diseases
VARIOUS
Linnean Society Collections Online - various biological collections
Neotoma Palaeoecology Database
Poggio Civitate Etruscan Excavation Finds Catalogue
Portable Antiquity Scheme Database