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Papers from the Conservation of Wall Paintings in the Valley of the Queens Conference, 11 February 2016 in Luxor

Papers from the Conservation of Wall Paintings in the Valley of the Queens Conference, 11 February 2016 in Luxor
Conservation of Wall Paintings in the Valley of the Queens

CTT Conference, 11 February 2016 in Luxor | Paper Stephen Rickerby and Lori Wong

The Valley of the Queens is mainly associated with one celebrated tomb, that of Queen Nefertari, the favorite wife of Rameses II. This fame is justified by the magnificence of its wall paintings, representing one of the highpoints of New Kingdom art (fig.1). Between 1986 and 1992, these paintings were conserved in a collaborative project of the then Egyptian Antiquities Organization and the Getty Conservation Institute, an undertaking that was pioneering in its scientific and multidisciplinary scope, attracting international attention...

The conservation of the tomb chapel of Sennefer TT 96 A

CTT Conference, 11 February 2016 in Luxor | Paper Hugues Tavier and Bianca Madden

Despite some rare and well-known exceptions, what usually strikes the visitor on entering Theban tombs is the level of the damage, particularly to the painted decoration of their chapels. Since the Late Antiquity, these monuments have suffered heavy deterioration which, as well as making interpretation and reading difficult, also risked their future preservation and survival. The tomb chapel of Sennefer TT 96A is a perfect example of this challenging situation. 
 TT49 - Die Grabkammer des Neferhotep: Ein Film von Dipl.-Rest. Christina Verbeek
Die Arbeiten zur Restaurierung der Wandmalereien in der verrusten Grabkammer des Neferhotep zeigen wir ausführlich in unserer Filmrubrik L.I.S.A.video. Die Restauratorinnen Christina Verbeek, Susanne Brinkmann und Birte Graue hatten dazu ihre Vorgehensweise eigenhändig gedreht bzw. filmisch dokumentiert. Die mehr als 30 Stunden Filmmaterial waren anschließend professionell zu zehn Episoden à etwa drei Minuten verdichtet worden und bei L.I.S.A.video nach und nach in der Reihe "Das Geheimnis des Neferhotep" erschienen...

DĀMOS: Database of Mycenaean at Oslo

 [First posted on AWOL 15 February 2013, updated 6 October 2016]

DĀMOS: Database of Mycenaean at Oslo
DĀMOS (Database of Mycenaean at Oslo) aims at being an annotated electronic corpus of all the published Mycenaean texts, the earliest (ca. XV-XII B.C.) written evidence of the Greek language, comprised of inscriptions in the Linear B syllabic script.

Mycenaean texts are generally administrative documents, dating from ca 1450 to 1150 B.C., written mostly on clay tablets in a syllabic script that we call Linear B. They have been found within the rests of the Mycenaean palaces both on Crete and mainland Greece. They amount to something less then 6000 documents, although many of them are brief or fragmentary texts.
Linear B is a syllabic script not related to the later Greek alphabets. It belongs to a family of writing systems used in the Aegean area in the II and I millennium B.C., of which only Linear B and the Cypriot syllabary of the I millennium have been satisfactorily deciphered. It is important to remark that although Linear B as a writing system seems to have functioned well as a tool for recording administrative information, it is not in fact a very efficient instrument for rendering the phonetic system of Greek, since it presents many inaccuracies and deficiencies in this regard. This fact, together with the nature of the texts, sometimes makes our interpretation of the texts and of their language quite uncertain. This, in turn, shows well how important the opportunity is, which an annotated electronic corpus offers, of systematically crossing all the information available at the different levels of analysis and within the whole of the extant Mycenaean texts. 

The language of the documents, being the oldest attestation of an Indo-European language after Hittite and the only attestation of a Greek dialect in the II millennium B.C., presents several archaic and interesting linguistic features and poses some questions crucial for the history of the Greek language (and for the field of comparative Indo-European linguistics in general), which, especially because of the mentioned limitations of the content of the documents and the shortcomings of the writing system, are still in need of an appropriate, if not definitive, answer.
Hereyou can see a list of the documents in DAMOS for which a link to an image has been added (see under). Here you can download the same list as an Excel file. 

Open Access Journal: Oxford Faculty of Classics Newsletter

The Ancient Graffiti Project: Developing a search engine for studying the graffiti of Herculaneum and Pompeii

 [First posted in AWOL 22 November 2013, updated 2 September 2015]

The Ancient Graffiti Project: Developing a search engine for studying the graffiti of Herculaneum and Pompeii
Welcome to The Ancient Graffiti Project, a website that provides a search engine for locating and studying graffiti of the early Roman empire from the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Ancient graffiti, inscriptions that have been incised or scratched into wall-plaster, comprise a special branch of epigraphy. They differ from inscriptions on stone in several respects. An inscription on stone may be commemorative, dedicatory, sacred (to name just a few classes of inscription), but in almost all cases forethought has gone into the preparation of the text and the inscribed monument. Graffiti, by contrast, are more often the result of spontaneous composition and are the handwritten creation of the “man on the street.” Since graffiti are scratched into friable wall-plaster, they are more easily perishable, but when they do survive they are almost always found in-situ, unlike many stone inscriptions that have survived to the present day through re-use.

Our search engine allows three different types of searches.
  • You can search for graffiti by location, selecting either the pull-down menu, or by clicking on the map, or
  • You can search specifically for graffiti drawings by choosing the class of drawing that interests you, or
  • You can search for a specific word or phrase and find where it occurs within the ancient city.
At present, the search engine and database are under construction, so searches are limited to Regio I, Insula 8 in the city of Pompeii. More will be available as the project progresses.

      Causing His Name to Live: Studies in Egyptian Epigraphy and History in Memory of William J. Murnane

      [First posted in AWOL 25 October 2010, updated 7 October 2016 (links now to the Internet Archive)]

      Causing His Name to Live: Studies in Egyptian Epigraphy and History in Memory of William J. Murnane
      Culture and History of the Ancient Near East Volume 37
      Edited by Peter Brand and Louise Cooper
      (E. J. Brill Academic Publishers: Leiden, 2009)
      ISBN 978 90 04 176447 * ISSN 1566-2055
      William J. Murnane (1945-2000) dedicated his life to the epigraphic recording and historical interpretation of the monuments of pharaonic Egypt. In tribute to his important contributions to Egyptology, a prominent group of his colleagues and students offer a range of new studies on Egyptian epigraphy and historiography. Amarna studies loom large in the volume as they did in Murnane's own work. Several chapters investigate the art, history and chronology of the reigns of Akhenaten and his immediate successors. Other contributions deal with historical issues, especially those connected with the epigraphic and archaeological aspects of the Theban temples of Karnak and Luxor. The book is richly illustrated with photographs and drawings.

      Through the generosity of E. J. Brill, all of the content of the book Causing His Name to Live will remain available here for free public use. Although the content is the same, the typesetting and formatting of the material on this website differs from that of the printed book. 

      Abbreviations download PDF
      Acknowledgements download PDF
      Introduction download PDF
      Bibliography of William J. Murnane's Publications  download PDF
      Additional Images of William J. Murnane
      James P. Allen, "The Amarna Succession"download PDF
      Michel Azim & Vincent Rondot, "Note archéologique et épigraphique sur les architraves de la grande salle hypostyle du temple d’Amon-Rê à Karnak"download PDF
      Peter J.  Brand, "Usurped Cartouches of Merenptah at Karnak and Luxor"download PDF
      Amy Calvert, "Quantifying Regalia: A Contextual Study into the Variations and Significance of Egyptian Royal Costume Using Relational Databases and Advanced Statistical Analyses"download PDF
      Lorelei H. Corcoran, "A Fond Remembrance: William Joseph Murnane, Jr. March 22, 1945 – November 17, 2000"download PDF
      Peter Dorman, "The Long Coregency Revisited: Architectural and Iconographic Conundra in the Tomb of Kheruef"download PDF
      Jacobus van Dijk, "The Death of Meketaten"download PDF
      Earl Ertman, "Images of Amenhotep IV and Nefertiti in the Style of the Previous Reign"download PDF
      Richard Fazzini, "Two Semi-Erased Kushite Cartouches in the Precinct of Mut at South Karnak"download PDF
      Luc Gabolde, "Un assemblage au nom d'Amenemhat Ierdans les magasins du temple de Louxor"download PDF
      Marc Gabolde, "Under a Deep Blue Starry Sky"download PDF
      Helen Jacquet-Gordon, "The Festival on which Amun went out to the Treasury"download PDF
      W. Raymond Johnson, "A Sandstone Relief of Tutankhamun in the Liverpool Museum from the Luxor Temple Colonnade Hall"download PDF
      Kenneth A. Kitchen, "Egyptian New-Kingdom Topographical Lists:An Historical Resource with ‘Literary’ Histories"download PDF
      François Larché, "A Reconstruction of Senwosret I’s Portico and Some Structures of Amenhotep I at Karnak"download PDF
      Donald B. Redford, "The Land of Ramesses"download PDF

      Open Acces Journal: Grammata: Bibelwissenschafliche Notizen

      ISSN: 2199-2150
      Das Anliegen meines Blogs ist es, den Bogen zwischen den eigenen (neutestamentlichen) Forschungen und einer interessierten Öffentlichkeit zu spannen. Ich möchte denen Einblick in die Bibelwissenschaft und ihre Arbeitsweisen geben, die sonst wenig mit dieser theologischen Disziplin zu tun haben. Konkret bedeutet das für mich: Relevantes und Interessantes sammeln, sichten, vorstellen (häufig) und kommentieren (manchmal).

      Über diesen fachwissenschaftlichen Horizont hinaus interessieren mich Dinge, die auch viele andere interessieren, die im universitären Alltag zu Hause und in der universitären Lehre tätig sind, oder selbst eine Dissertation schreiben.

      Wie es zu dem Namen “Grámmata” kam, können Sie hier nachlesen.

      http://grammata.hypotheses.org/ von Michael Hölscher ist lizenziert unter einer Creative-Commons-Namensnennung-Nicht-kommerziell-Weitergabe-unter-gleichen-Bedingungen-4.0-International-Lizenz (sofern nichts anderes angegeben ist, auch Fotos ohne Urheber-Nennung sind jeweils von mir selbst und unterliegen somit dieser Lizenz).

      The Schøyen Collection: Manuscripts from around the world spanning 5000 years of human culture & civilization

      The Schøyen Collection: Manuscripts from around the world spanning 5000 years of human culture & civilization
      The Schøyen Collection crosses borders and unites cultures, religions and unique materials found nowhere else. The Collection, based in London and Oslo, contains over 20,000 significant manuscripts of major cultural importance and is an important part of the world’s heritage.

      There is no public collection that has the Schøyen Collection’s unique array of manuscripts from all the greatest manuscript hoards, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, The Cairo Genizah of Hebrew MSS, The Oxyrhynchus hoard of classical papyri, the Dishna Biblical papyri, The Nag Hammadi Gnostic papyri, the Dunhuang hoard of Buddhist MSS, and many others. Nor is there one with such a variety, geographically, linguistically and textually, and of scripts and writing materials, covering so a great span of time — 5,000 years of history.

      The Schøyen Collection was started around 1920 by Engineer M.O. Schøyen (1896-1962), father of Martin Schøyen, who collected some 1000 volumes of early and later editions of Norwegian and international literature, history, travel, science, as well as antiquities.

      Martin Schøyen first extended the collection with ancient coins, antiquities, early printed books and incunables.  From that beginning, he went on to acquire important manuscripts that can now be found across the themes and categories presented on this website.

      The latest additions to the Schoyen Collection have included movie scripts and storyboards, and examples of modern classical virtual notation in the Music collection.

      Data Bases about Aegean Subjects DBAS: Ahhiyawa Question

      Data Bases about Aegean Subjects DBAS: Ahhiyawa Question
      The aim of this database is to build up a fully comprehensive tool of investigation on the complex issue of the "Ahhiyawa question". In 1924 Emile Forrer claimed to have found in the Bogazköy's archives proof of the historical existence of Homeric Achaeans. Since then, most of the countless number of studies published on this issue have tried to demonstrate or to deny the correspondence between the word Ahhiya(-wa) with an ethnic or place-name value, as it appears in Hittite documents, and the Greek terms Acaia e Acaioi.  

      Data Bases about Aegean Subjects DBAS: Cretan Hieroglyphic Seals

      Data Bases about Aegean Subjects DBAS: Cretan Hieroglyphic Seals
      The database, as a digital study of the wide corpus of Middle Minoan Glyptic, can raise every single association among the different elements of the seal set, considering graphic and iconographic elements at the same level. In this way every association pattern is verifiable and possibly some of the elements which are traditionally considered simply iconographic could be reconsidered as part of the Hieroglyphic system and viceversa.
      This database, processing the data, produces a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the recurrences, founded on statistic grounds. First we devised three main steps in filing the seals, which move from general to particular:
      • Identification
      • Description
      • Classification 

      Data Bases about Aegean Subjects DBAS: Aegean Cushion Seals

      Data Bases about Aegean Subjects DBAS: Aegean Cushion Seals
       This digital catalogue is organized starting from the General Catalogue presented in G. Dionisio, A.M.Jasink, J.Weingarten, Cushion seals. Innovation in Form, Style, and Use in Bronze Age Glyptic, L’Erma di Bretshneider, Roma 2013. It seems useful to create a database which may give some more information about this typology of seals. This on-line resource may be a deepening with respect to the wonderful corpus of CMS contained in the ARACHNE database, concerning the whole corpus of the Aegean glyptic. In our database we may examine carefully the questions about cushion seals, and this on line-resource may represent a feasible instrument for such a specific topic.
      An archive including the cushion seals corpus appears as an easily consultable tool and the schedule is the starting object of the on-line research. The inserted fields give information on provenance, chronology, material, motif and style of the seal. 

      First level search

      Second level search

      Corpus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari: Free online Publications

      Corpus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari: Free online Publications


      • Tito Orlandi, Coptic Texts Relating to the Church Canons. An Overview, ed. 2016 (download pdf).
      • Tito Orlandi, Coptic Texts Relating to the Virgin Mary. An Overview, ed. 2008 (download pdf).
      • Davide Righi, Severiano di Gabala In Apostolos cc0331 = cpg4281. Introduzione, testo copto, testi arabi, traduzione, ed. 2004. Vol. 1 (download pdf); Vol. 2 (download pdf).
      • Omelia De anima et corpore, cc0223 = cpg2004 (ed. Tito Orlandi, 2003) Introduzione, testo copto, traduzione (download pdf).

      New Open Access Journal: EX-NOVO Journal of Archaeology

      EX-NOVO Journal of Archaeology
      Ex Novo is a fully peer reviewed open access international journal that promotes interdisciplinary research focusing on the multiple relations between archaeology and society. It engages with contemporary perspectives on antiquity linking past and present, and encourages archaeology’s engagement with theoretical developments from other related disciplines such as history, anthropology, political sciences, philosophy, social sciences and colonial studies. Ex Novo encompasses prehistory to modern period, and by exploring interconnections between archaeological practice and the importance of the past in current society it encourages an exploration of current theoretical, political and heritage issues connected to the discipline.  
      Areas and topics of interest include: politics and archaeology, public archaeology, the legacies of colonialism and nationalism within the discipline, the articulation between local and global archaeological traditions, the discipline’s involvement in memory and identity, museum studies and restitution issues. 
      Ex Novo was firstly established in 2005, shortly after the foundation of the Confederazione Italiana Archeologi (Confederation of Italian Archaeologists), and was conceived as an open access space to foster dialogue among archaeologists focusing on archaeological professions as a whole, from public archaeology to professorship. The pilot (issue 0) collected papers by Giovanni Azzena, Barbara Barich, Gian Pietro Brogiolo, Renato Peroni and Mario Torelli debating on archaeology’s condition and future in Italy. The idea that underlies this new editorial project is to resume on a scientific ground the dialogue between public and private spheres in archaeology. At the same time, Ex Novo encourages dialogue between disciplines concerned with the past and its relevance, uses and interpretations in the present. 

      Ex Novo Issue nr. 0

      Perché l’Archeologia?

      The history of Ex Novo dates back to the mid- 2000, when the publishing project was first drafted by a very younger version of some of today’s editors. Though at an embryonic stage, Ex Novo was already conceived as a public platform for discussing the relationship between archaeological heritage and contemporary society and the role of archaeologists as mediators. At that time, we decided to challenge several Italian scholars to address such topics. Giovanni Azzena, Barbara Barich, Gian Pietro Brogiolo, Renato Peroni and Mario Torelli took on the challenge presenting Ex Novo with five inspiring contributions that foster the active involvement of all heritage professionals into the debate. These contributions have been waiting for a decade to be published and the birth of the completely renewed Ex Novo Journal of Archaeology seemed the perfect occasion to put them on display. Together with Ex Novo issue nr. 1 ‘The Impact of the Fall of Communism of European Heritage’, our readers will also have access to the special issue titled ‘Perchè l’archeologia?‘ (Archaeology, why?), where we have gathered the words and thoughts of our pioneer contributors.

      Ex Novo Issue nr. 1

      The Impact of the Fall of Communism on European Heritage

      edited by M. Gori and V. Higgins (forthcoming)

      The first issue is concerned with quite a challenging topic, that is The Impact of the Fall of Communism on European Heritage:  it results from a regular session held at the 2014 Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Istanbul. The proceedings are edited by Valerie Higgins (the American University of Rome) and Maja Gori.
      Here the authors who have contributed to the opening issue of Ex Novo:
      Dana Phelps (Stanford University), Heritage for Development, Multiethnic Communities, and the Case of Butrint National Park on the Albanian-Greek Border
      Francesco Iacono (University of Cambridge) and Klejd L. Këlliçi (University of Tirana), Exploring the public perception of Communist Heritage in Post-communist Albania.
      Valerie Higgins (The American University of Rome), Are We Still Illyrians?
      Elisa Cella (Sapienza University of Rome/ Etruscan Roman Museum of Trevignano), Maja Gori (University of Heidelberg), Alessandro Pintucci (Sapienza – University of Rome), Archaeology in the Adriatic. From the Dawn to the Sunset of Communist Ideologies.
      Elisa Cella (Sapienza University of Rome/ Etruscan Roman Museum of Trevignano), Maja Gori (University of Heidelberg), Alessandro Pintucci (Sapienza – University of Rome), The trowel and the sickle. Italian archaeology and its Marxist legacy
      Giulia Vollono (University of Sheffield), Exploring approaches to Italian Early Medieval Archaeology in post communist Europe.
      The volume is currently in completion and will be released in October 2016.

      Open Dataset: roman-amphitheaters

      Edited by Sebastian Heath


      roman-amphitheaters is a dataset published in conjunction with figures and discussion that has the goal of facilitating the study of amphitheaters in the Roman world. For the purposes of this project the category 'Roman amphitheater' comprises relatively large and public Roman-period oval buildings with rows of seating arrayed around a similarly oval surface, or arena, on which a variety of entertainments - such as animal hunts, executions, and gladiatorial combat - took place. The most famous example of this building type, and also the largest, is the Flavian Amphitheater, or Colosseum, in Rome. Construction of that edifice began under the emperor Vespasian (d. AD 79) and entered full and regular use during the reign of his son Domitian (d. AD 96). It is important to note that of the three broad categories of activity that took place in amphitheaters, none of them took place only in amphitheaters. Therefore this dataset is not a complete map of any single Roman behavior. While it is the case that amphitheaters are distinctly 'Roman' given that they do not appear outside the territory of the Empire, they cannot be said to be a necessary component of Roman culture given that their distribution is very unequal in the territory that was firmly under imperial control. The publication of this dataset, and of the figures that use it, is intended to explore this tension between amphitheaters as a regular but not necessary or universal feature of Roman presence in the regions that Rome conquered.

      The Dataset

      The primary version of the data is the geojson file 'roman-amphitheaters.geojson', which can be rendered as a map by a variety of freely-available tools. Other data files are derived from that geojson.

      Like much information related to the Roman Empire, and to antiquity more generally, it is unlikely that any single listing of structures can achieve universal recognition as being either complete or finished. While there are over 200 structures that are uncontroversially recognized as within the category, others are not so easily included or rejected. In this dataset, so-called 'Gall-Roman' amphitheaters that combine features of theaters and amphitheaters are, or will be, included. Theaters that were later converted for display of gladiatorial combat are not.

      Wikipedia's list of Roman amphitheaters at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Roman_amphitheatres was an early source for the initial versions of this list. Tom Elliott added data from the Pleiades Project. In summer 2015, D. Bennett added orientation and other data. The full history of edits and contributions are available in the history of this github repository.
      For users interested in acquiring just the current version of this resource, it should be sufficient to download the zip archive from github.com. That file will be smaller than the full repository...

      CORPUS CORPORUM: repositorium operum Latinorum apud universitatem Turicensem

      [First posted in AWOL 3 February 2014, updated 10 October 2016]

      CORPUS CORPORUM: repositorium operum Latinorum apud universitatem Turicensem
      The site mlat.uzh.ch is a Latin text (meta-)repository and tool under way of development. Users should take into account that some functions do not yet work satisfactorily. This Corpus Córporum is being developed at the University of Zurich under the direction of Ph. Roelli, Institute for Greek and Latin Philology. The project uses exclusively free and open software and is non-commercial. Our main goals are:
      • To provide a platform into which standardised (TEI) xml-files of Latin texts can be loaded (if you would like to share your texts, please contact us) and downloaded (unless copyrights or the texts' providers restrict this). 
      • To make these texts searchable in complex manners (including proximity search and lemmatised search). Search results, wordlists and concordances can be generated for the current text level at the bottom left of the page (we use the open-source software Sphinx). 
      • To be able to use the platform to publish Latin texts online (cf. the Richard Rufus Project's corpus). 
      • Texts may be downloaded as TEI xml or txt-files for non-commercial use (in snippets also as pdf) and can thus be reused by other researchers.
      The texts are divided into corpora on a specific topic that can be searched and studied separately: the first such corpus consists of ten translations of Aristotle's Physica into Latin. They were used to study how technical Greek language could be translated into Latin. Word frequency lists are also on the server. This study was published in two papers....

      The British Egyptological Society Directory (BES)


      Errata sheet for A dictionary of the Ugaritic language in the alphabetic tradition

      Errata sheet for:

      Olmo Lete, Gregorio del, Joaquín Sanmartín, and Wilfred G. E. Watson. 2015. A dictionary of the Ugaritic language in the alphabetic tradition.

      New Open Access Journal: Kleos: Amsterdam Bulletin of Ancient Studies and Archaeology

      Kleos: Amsterdam Bulletin of Ancient Studies and Archaeology
      Kleos: Amsterdam Bulletin of Ancient Studies and Archaeologyis a peer-reviewed, open access (post)graduate journal that publishes original research papers in the fields of ancient history, classics and archaeology. Kleos also provides reviews of recent books, conferences and exhibitions. Published under the auspices of the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA), it primarily aims at offering (post)graduate students in the above-mentioned fields the opportunity to share their research, gain experience in publishing, and improve their scientific skills. Submissions by established scholars are also welcome. Kleos is issued online.
      Issue  (1) 2015
      Published online: Februari 2016
      Research Articles
      Review article
      Book reviews
      Front cover, contents and editorial


      Open Access Journal: Routes de l'Orient: Revue d'Archéologie de l'Orient Ancien

      Routes de l'Orient: Revue d'Archéologie de l'Orient Ancien
      ISSN: 2272-8120
      ISSN: 2492-8542
      Routes de l'Orient est une association étudiante à but non lucratif ayant pour objectif principal de promouvoir la recherche en archéologie orientale grâce à la participation active d'étudiants et au soutien d'enseignants et de chercheurs. Routes de l'Orient est intéressée par les autres disciplines actrices de la recherche orientale (épigraphiste, anthropologue, historien, numismate, ...). Elle regroupe des étudiants provenant de différentes universités telles que Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris 4 Sorbonne, l'École pratique des hautes études (EPHE), le Museum d'histoire naturelle ou encore l'École du Louvre et tend à s'ouvrir à d'autres universités françaises et étrangères.
      Routes de l'Orient is a non profit association rallying students in Oriental archaeology, also interesting in others eastern disciplins (history, anthropology, epigraphy, ...). We are actively working together with the help and support of scholars and senior lecturers to share recent research in our field with the broader public. We currently include undergraduates and postgraduates from various Parisian universities (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris 4 Sorbonne, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE), Ecole du Louvre) and hope to extend our membership to other student communities both in France and abroad.
      Hors-série n° 2 : « Actualité des recherches archéologiques en Arabie »
      N° 2 – « Actualité des recherches archéologiques »
      N° 1 – « Actualités de la recherche archéologique » 
      Cliquez sur l’image pour ouvrir le document

      The New Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts (Beta version)

      The New Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts (Beta version)
      The Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts, a project of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, aggregates observations of premodern manuscripts drawn from over 12,000 auction and sales catalogues, inventories, catalogues from institutional and private collections, and other sources that document sales and locations of these books from around the world.
      Thanks to support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New SDBM has been redeveloped to allow you--the members of our user community-- to contribute data, including your own personal observations of a manuscript or group of manuscripts, and to engage with other users to facilitate research and conversations about both the history of manuscript transmission and the data gathered in the process of recording this history.
      Other new features:
      • New Data Model (read more)
      • Enhanced provenance data
      • Ability to manage your contributions, track your search history, and bookmark, tag, and download search results
      • Email or download search results or export the entire contents of the SDBM for your own use under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported License.
      • A developing VIAF-based Name Authority for persons associated with manuscript production and trade
      To contribute data or comment on existing data, log in here. New to the SDBM? Sign up here to get started.
      Or simply start searching now. Here are the four ways to search:
      • Quick keyword search: Enter term or terms in the Search Database box above.
      • Category (facet) search: Start with the faceted Browse lists to the left and narrow your search further with facets.
      • Advanced search: Search multiple fields and numeric ranges.
      • Use a combination of all three
      This beta version of the New SDBM was made publicly available on August 1, 2016. It allows you to use and test the new functionality in a live environment while we continue to work on new features and design that will enhance the user experience and community engagement. We anticipate a final launch in Spring 2017.