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Open Access Book: When West Met East. The Encounter of Greece and Rome with the Jews, Egyptians, and Others. Studies Presented to Ranon Katzoff in Honor of his 75th Birthday

When West Met East. The Encounter of Greece and Rome with the Jews, Egyptians, and Others. Studies Presented to Ranon Katzoff in Honor of his 75th Birthday

Authors:  Schaps, David M.
Yiftach, Uri
Dueck, Daniela
Issue Date:  2016
Publisher:  EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Citation:  David M. Schaps, Uri Yiftach, Daniela Dueck (edited by), "When West Met East. The Encounter of Greece and Rome with the Jews, Egyptians, and Others. Studies Presented to Ranon Katzoff in Honor of his 75th Birthday", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016, pp. XXXV, 372.
Abstract:  The Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, and the Jews, each with their own vibrant culture, met in antiquity, and without completely losing their national identities absorbed deep and indelible influences, which remain with their descendants and with all of us to this day. In this volume, dedicated to Ranon Katzoff, whose studies of Roman and Jewish legal antiquities have enlightened a generation, leading scholars investigate various aspects of the interaction among these four nations in antiquity, particularly on the cultural and legal plane, and something of their reflection in later times.
URI:  http://hdl.handle.net/10077/13107
ISBN:  978-88-8303-687-3
eISBN:  978-88-8303-688-0
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Open Access Monograph Series: Graeca Tergestina. Praelectiones Philologiae Tergestinae


Open Access Journal: The Bible and Critical Theory

 [First posted in AWOL 28 April 2011, updated 15 November 2016]

The Bible and Critical Theory
ISSN : 1832-3391
The Bible and Critical Theory is an exploratory and innovative online scholarly journal for biblical studies, published by the Bible and Critical Theory Seminar. The journal explores the intersections between critical theory, understood in the broad sense, and biblical studies. It publishes peer-reviewed articles that investigate the contributions from critical theory to biblical studies, and contributions from biblical studies to critical theory. The journal has an active series of book reviews, which are published as they are ready.

BCT content is available freely on an open access basis. It is also aggregated by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and is indexed by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Religion Database and Scopus.


Vol 12, No 1 (2016): Jonah



Vol 1, No 1 (2004)

Open Access Monograph Series: Graeca Tergestina. Studi e testi di filologia greca


Open Access Monograph Series: ICCROM Conservation Series Online

ICCROM Conservation Series Online
ICCROM is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to the conservation of cultural heritage. Its members are individual states which have declared their adhesion to it. It exists to serve the international community as represented by its Member States, which currently number 129. 

It is the only institution of its kind with a worldwide mandate to promote the conservation of all types of cultural heritage, both movable and immovable. 

The decision to found the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property was made at the 9th UNESCO General Conference in New Delhi in 1956, at a time of mounting interest in the protection and preservation of cultural heritage. It was subsequently established in Rome in 1959 at the invitation of the Government of Italy. 

ICCROM and the Conservation of Cultural Heritage: a History of the Organization’s first 50 years (pdf 7.8 MB);  Jokilehto, Jukka. ICCROM, 2011. (ICS11)
This comprehensive volume takes readers through half a century of milestones, achievements and events that has given ICCROM its identity as a major player, helping shape how the world’s cultural heritage is protected and restored to this day.
Hard copy for sale in the bookshop

Conserving the authentic: essays in honour of Jukka Jokilehto (pdf 3 MB); Stanley-Price, Nicholas; King, Joseph (eds.). ICCROM, 2009. (ICS10)
The book is a recognition to Jukka Jokilehto’s contribution and dedication to the conservation profession, in developing both theory and practice.
Hard copy for sale in the bookshop

Protection juridique du patrimoine culturel immobilier : orientations pour les pays francophones de l’Afrique Subsaharienne (pdf 3.8 MB); Rakotomamonjy, Bakonirina (ed.). ICCROM, 2009. (ICS09)
This book, published as part of the AFRICA 2009 Programme, presents the legal frameworks for immovable cultural heritage protection in French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa.
Hard copy for sale in the bookshop

Cultural Heritage and the law: Protecting Immovable Heritage in English-Speaking Countries of sub-Saharan Africa (pdf 5.4 MB); Ndoro, Webber; Mumma, Albert; Abungu, George (eds). ICCROM, 2009. (ICS08)
This book, published as part of the AFRICA 2009 Programme, presents the legal frameworks for immovable cultural heritage protection in English-speaking sub-Saharan Africa.
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Conserving Textiles: Studies in Honour of Ágnes Timár-Balázsy (pdf 6.5 MB)part 1(pdf 3.3 MB), part 2 (pdf 3,4 MB); Éri, István (ed.). ICCROM, 2009. (ICS07)
This compilation of articles honours Ágnes Timár-Balázsy, a renowned teacher of chemistry and the scientific background of textile conservation.
Hard copy for sale in the bookshop

Cultural Heritage in Postwar Recovery (pdf 4.8 MB); Stanley-Price, Nicholas (ed.). ICCROM, 2007. (ICS06)
The proceedings of the 2005 ICCROM Forum on ‘Cultural Heritage in Postwar Recovery’. Papers focus on: the dynamism of identity, records of memory, handicrafts and traditions, landscape and environment, and reconstruction.
Hard copy for sale in the bookshop

Legal Frameworks for the Protection of Immovable Cultural Heritage in Africa (pdf 1.1 MB); Ndoro, Webber; Pwiti, Gilbert (eds). ICCROM, 2005. (ICS05)
Papers resulting from the AFRICA 2009 seminar on Legal Frameworks held in Zimbabwe in 2002.
Hard copy for sale in the bookshop

The Preservation of Great Zimbabwe: your Monument our Shrine (pdf 4.2 MB); Ndoro, Webber. ICCROM, 2005. (ICS04)
Preservation plan for great Zimbabwe, Khami and other monuments, with references to training of personnel, general administration, legal protection of the monuments and their presentation to the public.
Hard copy for sale in the bookshop

Conservation of Living Religious Heritage (pdf 5.2 MB); Stovel, Herb; Stanley-Price, Nicholas; Killick, Robert (eds). ICCROM, 2005. (ICS03)
The proceedings of the 2003 ICCROM Forum on ‘Living Religious Heritage: conserving the sacred’. Challenges such as the conservation of objects and places of heritage value which need to be reconciled with their function as part of a living religion.
Hard copy for sale in the bookshop

Traditional conservation practices in Africa (pdf 3.7 MB); Joffroy, Thierry (ed.). ICCROM, 2005. (ICS02). Also available in French (pdf 4.2 MB).
This AFRICA 2009 publication contains thirteen papers on different aspects of traditional conservation practices in sub-Saharan Africa. Richly illustrated, the volume will be of value to all those interested in the architectural heritage of this area.
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El estudio y la conservación de la cerámica decorada en arquitectura (pdf 8.7 MB)part 1(pdf 3.9 MB), part 2 (pdf 1,9 MB), part 3 (pdf 3,8 MB); Alva Balderrama, Alejandro; Almagro Vidal, Ana; Bestué Cardiel, Isabel (eds). ICCROM, 2003. (ICS01)
Compilation of essays on the conservation of decorated ceramics applied to architecture. Includes discussions on studies carried out in Europe, Latin America and Middle East, and analyzes causes of deterioration and specific conservation treatments.
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Other PDF publications (in alphabetical order by title)

Arabic-English Glossary (pdf 653 kB); Mahdy, Hossam. ICCROM, 2008. (Document)
Glossary of conservation terminology (Arabic-English and English-Arabic) developed by Dr Hossam Mahdy for the ATHAR programme and intended for conservation professionals working in the Arab region. This is a preliminary document distributed to invite discussion and comments.

ARC Laboratory Handbook: porosity, salts, binders, colour (pdf 5.1 MB) [light version (pdf 2.7 MB)]
Borrelli, Ernesto; Urland, Andrea. ICCROM, 1999. (Book)
vol 1 and 2 (pdf 1.1 MB), vol 3 and 4 (pdf 1.9 MB), vol 5 (pdf 2 MB)
The handbook is intended to assist professionals working in the field of conservation of architectural heritage, historic structures and materials. Prepared principally for architects and engineers, it may also be relevant for conservator-restorers, archaeologists and others. It is structured as follows: Vol. 1: Introduction, Vol. 2: Porosity, Vol. 3: Salts, Vol. 4: Binders, Vol. 5: Colour specification and measurement.

Are you an archive? (pdf 310 kB); ICCROM, 2005. (Leaflet)
The leaflet aims at raising awareness among small institutions of the importance of preserving their institutional memory, encouraging them to make use of the information and advice available through different sources on archival preservation strategies. The leaflet has been published jointly by ICA, IFLA and ICCROM.

La Conservazione sullo Scavo Archeologico (pdf 5.5 MB); Stanley-Price, Nicholas (ed.). Centro di Conservazione Archeologica. ICCROM, 1986. (Book)
Italian translation of the proceedings of a congress organized by ICCROM in Cyprus in 1983. It comprises 11 papers on topics such as: excavation and conservation; the role of the objects conservator in field archaeology; object interred, object disinterred; first-aid treatment for excavated finds; on-site storage of finds; protection and presentation of excavated structures.

Crafts and Conservation: Synthesis Report for ICCROM (pdf 431 kB); Donkin, Lucy. ICCROM, 2001. (Report)
This report illustrates the issues surrounding crafts and conservation, with the help of various examples and case studies. It is divided into four sections: the notions of crafts, conserving the intangible, conditions for conserving the intangible and the role of the conservation-restoration field.

A History of Architectural Conservation (pdf 6.7 MB); Jokilehto, Jukka. ICCROM, 1986. (Thesis)part 1(pdf 1.8 MB), part 2 (pdf 2.1 MB), part 3 (pdf 3.0 MB)
This document (466 pages) consists of the research undertaken for the degree of the Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) at the University of York, England, between 1978 and 1986.

ICCROM and Public Advocacy (pdf 3.8 MB) [light version (pdf 693 kB)]
Grattan, Naomi. ICCROM, 2004. (Report)

Since 1990 ICCROM has undertaken a wide variety of activities to raise public awareness about the fragility of cultural heritage, and the importance of heritage conservation. This document is intended to provide useful historical documentation of ICCROM’s advocacy activities since the early 1990s.

Introducing Young People to Heritage Site Management and Protection (pdf 1,9 MB); Aslan, Zaki; Ardemagni, Monica (eds). ICCROM, 2006. (Manual)
The manual is aimed at introducing heritage education in school curricula.

Introducing Young People to Heritage Site Management and Protection (in Arabic – pdf 6,7 MB); Aslan, Zaki; Ardemagni, Monica (eds). ICCROM, 2007. (Manual in Arabic)part 1 (pdf 3.8 MB), part 2 (pdf 3.2 MB)
Arabic translation of the manual aimed at introducing heritage education in school curricula.

Introduciendo a los Jóvenes en la Protección del Patrimonio Cultural y los Centros Históricos. Una guía práctica para maestros en Colombia (in Spanish – pdf 6,9 MB); Aslan, Zaki; Ardemagni, Monica; Martinez, Andrea(eds); Laudato, Tiziana (trl.) ICCROM, 2012. (Manual in Spanish )
Spanish translation of the manual aimed at introducing heritage education in school curricula.

A Laboratory Manual for Architectural Conservators (pdf 2.7 MB); Teutonico, Jeanne Marie. ICCROM, 1988. (Book)
The above book is now available from ICCROM as a PDF file. It was written in 1988 as an introduction to working practices in an architectural conservation laboratory, and was aimed at helping the reader to understand the character and behaviour of building materials, their identification, and the diagnosis of their state of conservation.

Managing Cultural World Heritage (pdf 4.09 MB); ICCROM, ICOMOS, IUCN and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, 2013.
ICCROM, ICOMOS, IUCN and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre have jointly published a new title within the series of World Heritage Resource Manuals: Managing Cultural World Heritage. The aim of this manual is to provide guidance for States Parties and those involved in the care of World Heritage cultural properties on how to comply with the requirements of the World Heritage Convention. It also aims to ensure that heritage has a dynamic role in society, and that it harnesses and delivers the benefits that such a role can create.

Measuring Heritage Conservation Performance (pdf 13.6 MB); Zancheti, Silvio Mendes; Similä, Katriina (eds). ICCROM and CECI, 2012.part 1(pdf 4.9 MB), part 2 (pdf 4.4 MB), part 3 (pdf 5.0 MB)
Proceedings from the 6th International Seminar on Urban Conservation which took place in Recife, Brazil in March 2011. The papers cover six subthemes for evaluation of conservation performance: identification and inventories; assessment and evaluation; economics and development; monitoring and measurements; participation and inclusivity; and indicators.

Measuring Heritage Conservation Performance. Spanish Summaries (pdf 1.77 MB); Zancheti, Silvio Mendes; Similä, Katriina (eds). ICCROM and CECI, 2012.
Proceedings from the 6th International Seminar on Urban Conservation which took place in Recife, Brazil in March 2011. The papers cover six subthemes for evaluation of conservation performance: identification and inventories; assessment and evaluation; economics and development; monitoring and measurements; participation and inclusivity; and indicators.

Mosaics No. 1: deterioration and conservation (pdf 8.3 MB); ICCROM and ICCM, 1980.
Also available in French (pdf 7.75 MB).

This volume contains the proceedings of the First International Symposium on the Conservation of Mosaics which was held in Rome from 2 to 5 November 1977.

Mosaics No. 2: safeguard (pdf 5.80 MB); ICCROM and ICCM, 1983.
Also available in French (2.72 MB) and Arabic (4.54 MB)

The following text is the result of the work of an international group of specialists, begun during a  conference at Carthage and finished at Perigueux. It does not attempt to be a complete conservation manual. It presents, instead, a systematic approach to floor mosaic conservation based on the experience of a team of art historians and technicians.

Mosaics No. 3 / Mosaïque n ° 3 : conservation in situ (pdf 18.2 MB); ICCROM and ICCM, 1985.
This is the third volume in the series published by the International Committee for Mosaics Conservation.

Mosaics No. 4 / Mosaicos n ° 4 / Mosaïque n ° 4 : conservación in situ chapters in English, Spanish and French (pdf 15.4 MB)
This is the fourth volume in the series published by the International Committee for Mosaics Conservation.

Mosaics No. 5 / Mosaicos n ° 5 : conservación in situ chapters in English, Spanish, French and Italian (pdf 17.7 MB)
This is the fifth volume in the series published by the International Committee for Mosaics Conservation.

Mosaics: Conservation. Protection. Presentation / Conservação. Proteção. Apresentação chapters in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese (pdf 12.9 MB)
This is the sixth volume in the series published by the International Committee for Mosaics Conservation.

Mosaics make a Site: The Conservation in situ of Mosaics on Archaeological Sites chapters in English and French (pdf 24.2 MB)
This is the seventh volume in the series published by the International Committee for Mosaics Conservation.

Our Students and Ourselves, Approaching Course Design (pdf 424 kB); ICCROM, 2004. (Manual)
This document covers the topic of course design in heritage and conservation fields.

The Power of Internship, an Excellent Way to Excellence (pdf 1.5 MB); ICCROM, 2005. (Leaflet)
The leaflet explores the potential of internships in professional development, either as a part of a degree programme or continuing professional development. It considers the point of view of institutions sending or receiving interns, of tutors working directly with interns, and of course, of the interns themselves.

Protecting Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict (pdf 9.3 MB); Lambert, Simon; Rockwell, Cynthia (eds). ICCROM, 2012.
The collected contributions of participants of the ICCROM International course on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict (FAC) – 2010 and 2011 editions. Based on the participants’ own experience, this illustrated volume takes a closer look at some of the practical challenges and possible opportunities for enhancing the protection of cultural heritage in conflict afflicted areas. Also included: a list of further readings and online resources.

Risk Preparedness: A Management Manual for World Cultural Heritage(pdf 8.0 MB) [light version (pdf 2.4 MB)]; Stovel, Herb. ICCROM, 1998. (Book)
The second in the series of management guidelines and manuals for World Cultural Heritage (see also Feilden/Jokilehto), this volume addresses the issue of risk preparedness in both general and specific terms. After an introduction to the overall context and principles, the author then discusses property-specific strategies for various major risks, such as fire, earthquakes, flooding, armed conflict and other hazards. The final section covers putting risk-preparedness into practice. A list of sources and various key documents are also provided.

The Role of Architecture in Preventive Conservation (pdf 2.3 MB); Toledo, Franciza. ICCROM, 2006. (Report)
ICCROM Fellowship report that discusses the climate responsiveness of historic and modern buildings, especially when reused for museum purposes, and how these buildings can be designed or adapted using architectural solutions to provide passive climate control for the preventive conservation of museum, library and archive collections. The use of forced ventilation is also described. Presents extensive documentation from the PREMA course, especially as related to the design and improvement of museum storage facilities in Africa.

Sharing decisions: lessons learnt from an ICCROM course(pdf 5.4 MB) [light version (pdf 1.4 MB)]; Varoli Piazza, Rosalia (ed.). ICCROM, 2007. (Book)Italian (pdf 5.4 MB), light version (pdf 1.4 MB)
This publication contains reflections by professionals involved in all aspects of the 2006 course. Contributions are grouped into seven chapters: ‘Behind the scenes’, ‘Sharing and communicating techniques’, ‘History and values’, ‘The object and its context’, ‘The object as a source of information’, ‘Learn from the emergency’, and ‘Tools for the future’. The accompanying CD-Rom contains course information, a bibliography, glossaries, and a pdf version of the book in both English and Italian.

Standards in Preventive Conservation: Meanings and Applications (pdf 361 kB)
Alcántara, Rebeca. ICCROM, 2002. (Report)

This report discusses the notions of standards in preventive conservation and their applicability beyond the specific context in which they were created.

Teamwork for Preventive Conservation (pdf 667 kB); Putt, Neal; Slade, Sarah. ICCROM, 2003. (Manual)
This document outlines an approach to introducing teamwork to improve preventive conservation in museums. It is based on the experiences of eleven museums from nine European countries that took part in ICCROM’s Teamwork for Preventive Conservation Project.

Wall and Floor Mosaics: conservation, maintenance, preservation chapters in English, Italian, French and Greek (pdf 23.6 MB)
This is the eighth volume in the series published by the International Committee for Mosaics Conservation.

NOMOI: Bibliography on Ancient Greek Law

Lexicon Rhetoricum Cantabrigense (The Cambridge Rhetorical Lexicon)

Lexicon Rhetoricum Cantabrigense (The Cambridge Rhetorical Lexicon):Introduction, Text, Translation and Notes
Domingo Avilés, Simon Fraser University
The work that goes by the name Lexicon Rhetoricum Cantabrigense (in the following abbreviated as LRhC) consists of a series of marginal notes in the Cambridge manuscript of Harpocration (Bibl. Publ. Dd 4.63). The first scholar to realize that it was an independent work by someone other than Harpocration himself was Meier, who provided the third edition of the LRhCin 1844. Before that, the work had been published by Dobree in Cambridge, once together with Harpocration’s lexicon (1822, repr. Leipzig 1823) and once separately (1832). After another edition by Nauck in 1867, the Dutch scholar E.O. Houtsma published the LRhC for the fifth and, so far, last time as his doctoral thesis in 1870; the text is accompanied by a critical apparatus and valuable notes on almost every entry with remarks on the restitution of the text and the similarities to other lexica as well as references to the passages of classical authors quoted by the anonymous writer. All these editions are difficult to come by; Houtsma’s edition, however, is contained in the volume Lexica Graeca Minora, edited by K. Latte and H. Erbse (Georg Olms Verlag, 1965, repr. 1992), p. 61-139, and thus more easily available to the interested reader.
While a few entries gloss words used by poets and other classical authors outside the realm of rhetoric, the bulk of the LRhC is devoted to the explanation of words and expressions found in the classical orators. In this respect, it often provides the reader with information not present in any other lexicon, which makes it, despite its comparative shortness, an important source in its own right for our knowledge of Attic legal language. In some cases we are even told about word meanings for which we have no direct evidence (see, for instance, the entry Rhetorike), and many of the quotations of classical authors stem from works that are no longer extant. As for those from extant works, I am generally indebted to Houtsma and his predecessors for locating them; however, they did not yet know the pseudo-Aristotelian Athenaion Politeia, on which the author of the LRhC draws a great deal. Wherever a citation can be attributed to a work that we can read today, I have added a reference in brackets. If there is no such reference, it is to be understood that the work quoted from is now lost.
The translation is based, as a whole, on Houtsma’s text; exceptions are indicated in the notes. The Greek is generally transcribed without accents or macrons; in a few cases, however, I have deemed it necessary to write the accent, that is, when the author himself points out that there are different accentuations (see e.g. Agroikos, Sphettoi), and in some others I have used a macron for the sake of clarity (for instance, to distinguish the dative singular masculine and neuter –ōi from the nominative plural masculine –oi, see e.g. Epigraphomenōi). In the notes I have tried, to the best of my ability, to solve difficulties of interpretation and cast light especially on points of Attic legal idiom.
I would like to thank Prof. D. Mirhady for his numerous and useful suggestions and A. Grudzinskas for reading over a previous version of the translation. It goes without saying, though, that I am fully responsible for whatever is written both in this introduction and on the pages that follow.

OnScript: Conversations on Current Biblical Scholarship

OnScript: Conversations on Current Biblical Scholarship
OnScript is a new podcast featuring author interviews about noteworthy recent releases in biblical studies. Your hosts, Matt and Matt, are also biblical scholars who teach, research, and write on the Old and New Testaments. Matt teaches at Westminster Theological Centre in the UK, and Matt teaches at Quincy University in Illinois. They’ve been friends since 2001, and felt it time to widen the net to include others in the biblical-scholarly-conversational goodness they’ve enjoyed over the years. Thanks for checking out the OnScript podcast, and be sure to share the word!

Podcasts 2016

The Sir Arthur Evans Archive

[First posted in AWOL 19 May 2014, updated 16 November 2016]

The Sir Arthur Evans Archive
This website is based on the first overview catalogue of the Sir Arthur Evans and Knossos archives prepared by Dr Yannis Galanakis in March 2012. This material is one of the most important resources of the Department of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum.
Son of the great prehistorian Sir John Evans, Arthur (1851-1941) made a career of his own both at the Ashmolean, where he served as Keeper for 25 years (1884-1908), and in Crete, where with his discoveries at Knossos he added a new chapter to the history of the Mediterranean. The archive contains all the documentation pertaining to Evans's excavations at Knossos, including his archaeological research in the Aegean, the Mediterranean and Europe. It is the largest, most complete, and comprehensive archive of its kind from this early era of archaeological exploration. The non-Knossos material, occupying about 30% of the total, relates to Evans's political activism, his life and work in Oxford, his scientific network (especially his involvement in various committees and the British Association for the Advancement of Science) and aspects of his personal life. An important part of the archive comprises related archives of people personally or professionally associated with Evans; such as his half-sister, Dame Joan Evans, his Knossos architect and artist Piet de Jong, the architects Theodore Fyfe and Christian Doll, and his field archaeologist, Duncan Mackenzie. The archive also contains the original explanatory panels used in the 1936 'Minoan Room' (part of the exhibition organised at the Royal Academy of Arts to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the British School at Athens).
Until now several lists and catalogues existed in the Department of Antiquities thanks to the indefatigable and painstaking work of a number of scholars, including the late Ann Brown, Dr Nicoletta Momigliano, and Dr Susan Sherratt. Yet no coherent single overview catalogue was available for this material to give some general direction both to the personnel of the Department and anyone interested in researching and accessing this significant resource. The overview catalogue fills in this important gap and provides general guidance to those researching and working with the Sir Arthur Evans Archive. As its title states, it offers an 'overview' rather than a detailed description of the archive's holdings to item level. Nevertheless, this useful exercise allowed us to identify more thoroughly and consistently the work that has already been carried out and the work that still needs to be done in order to complete the cataloguing of this major resource to item level. More importantly, it has helped the museum identify curatorial, research, conservation, and digitization priorities with regard to the Sir Arthur Evans archive.
Given the importance of Knossos in world archaeology, the Ashmolean will continue its efforts to conserve, preserve and digitize Sir Arthur Evans's archive in order to make it one day accessible online.
Scope and Structure:
  1. Papers
  2. Notebooks, diaries, pocketbooks and sketchbooks
  3. Photographs
  4. Drawings
  5. Newspaper and press cuttings
  6. Scripta Minoa
  7. Other archives
  8. Major exhibitions
  9. Books and offprints
  10. Other Repositories

YOCOCU (YOuth in COnservation of CUltural heritage)

Researches, conservation and restoration operations in the field of cultural heritage are often the result of a balance between two contributions: the experience and the creativity. Cultural heritage consists of unique artifacts that require a great experience for their conservation and valorization. On the other hand, they constitute new challenges to be approached through new ideas and a strong creativity, aspects often characteristic of young professionals and researchers. YOCOCU (Youth in Conservation of Cultural heritage) intends to focus on the contribution of these people, but itneeds solutions. It needs change. It needs action. It need all professional both young than senior
The main aim is:

a) to promote conservation and valorization of cultural heritage
b) to give a voice to young professionals, to provide them with tools and opportunities to show their participation in the development of the sector.
c) to match senior conservators with junior professionals

Other important topics are: to show and recognize researches and professional activities developed by the youths and to promote a dialog on occupational strategies for the young professionals in an interdisciplinary environment. The active participation of a young and senior person is an extraordinary way to spread the needs of cultural heritage conservation within the community, relating more easily with a dynamic society and with the future generations. For this, it’s necessary to offer to all young people, including those who have no affiliation and fewer opportunities, to get involved and give their contribution.

In YOCOCU senior and young professionals, students and researchers are called to increase and strengthen their consciousness to be the main actors of the present and future society and TO DEVELOP NEW WAYS AND METHODS OF KNOWLDGE. This is the reason of YOCOCU: ALL works together for a collective interest and show this in an unique association open to all. The senior professionals are strongly invited to participate to this process and to exchange your ideas and experiences with young professionals.

Tell Beydar - Nabada

Tell Beydar - Nabada
The site of Tell Beydar is located in Upper Mesopotamia and more precisely in the Upper Syrian Jezirah, a region called “Khabur Triangle”, a sort of delta without sea, formed by the tributaries of the Euphrates main affluents.

Upper Mesopotamia is not an alluvium land and the environment is very different from Lower Mesopotamia, the historical Land of Sumer. There artificial irrigation is a basic need for agriculture, which is developed on very large, flat surfaces, lacking of any geographical and topographical marks.
In Upper Mesopotamia the rate of the annual rainfall is high enough to allow for a rain-fed agriculture, which is practiced on a large scale in the plains extending from the Euphrates to the Tigris.

We are in the period when the Sumerian city-states flourish in the South, about one hundred years before being conquered by king Sargon of Akkad and being finally included in his empire (c. 2330 BC). From the chronological point of view, we are therefore slightly later than the construction of the pyramids of Gizeh, in Egypt. However, in spite of the well established contacts between Egypt and the Levant, cultural and political links between Egypt and Mesopotamia are still very few at that time.

This period also corresponds to the first golden age of Ebla, a period documented by the archives of kings Igrish-halab, Irkab-damu and Ishar-damu. It is also the time of king Iblul-il of Mari and his direct successors.

AtoM@DO, the Dumbarton Oaks Digital Repository

AtoM@DO, the Dumbarton Oaks Digital Repository
Welcome to AtoM@DO, an online database of archival holdings, including documents, photographs, and digital objects, at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.
AtoM@DO represents three archival repositories at Dumbarton Oaks: Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA), Dumbarton Oaks Archives (DOA), and the Dumbarton Oaks Library Rare Book Collection (RBC).

To request access to materials, make note of the reference code (found at the top of every record) and schedule an appointment with the repository indicated in the record. For contact information, check the information pages for each department: ICFA, DOA, or RBC.
For questions and feedback, please contact the AtoM@DO system administrator (library@doaks.org).

For more information about how to use AtoM@DO, see the FAQ page created by ICFA staff.
To make an appointment to view ICFA materials in person, review the library's Access and Guidelines page.

Atlas of Old Iranian Inscriptions

 [First posted in AWOL 29 August 2012, updated 18 November 2016]

 Atlas of Old Iranian Inscriptions

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ایجاد شناسنامه های دقیق و کامل برای هریک از کتیبه های منقول و غیر منقول و به روز رسانی و رایانه ای کردن اطلاعات شناسنامه های دستی (مکتوب)، از دغدغه های اصلی مدیران و رؤسای پژوهشکده زبان شناسی، کتیبه ها و متون (زبان و گویش سابق) بوده است. اما بنابر دلایلی هربار به تأخیر می افتاد تا اینکه در سال 1386 گروه زبانهای باستانی و متون کهن تصمیم گرفت شناسنامه های جامعی برای کتیبه ها فراهم آورد. پیش از این شناسنامه کتیبه ها به صورت فرمهای دستی پر و طبقه بندی شده بود.
جلسات تیم کارشناسی برگزار شد و حاصل آن، هشت فرم شناسنامه ای مجزا برای هشت گروه کتیبه بود. فرمها پس از ارزیابی های متعدد توسط استادان دانشگاه و کارشناسان موزه، به شکل نهایی درآمد و تقریباً کامل شد. این هشت فرم عبارت بودند از: شناسنامه کتیبه های غیر منقول، منقول، سکه، سفال نوشته، گِل نوشته، مهر و اثر مهر، گل مهره و آجر نوشته.
از سال 1389 کار پرکردن فرمها آغاز شد. قرار بر این بود تا فرمهای خام به مراکز استانها فرستاده شوند و توسط کارشناسان معرفی شده هر استان، پر شده و به مرکز (پژوهشکده زبان شناسی، کتیبه ها و متون) ارسال گردند.
سال 1390، کار بر روی پایگاه داده کتیبه های ایران باستان آغاز گردید و تصمیم بر این بود تا این اطلاعات روی سِروِر یک وب سایت و بر اساس موقعیت جغرافیایی کتیبه ها دسته بندی شوند. اساس کار، همان هشت فرم استاندارد است و همین طور که فرمها به تدریج توسط کارشناسان هر استان پر می شود و به تأیید مرکز (پژوهشکده زبان شناسی، کتیبه ها و متون) می رسد، بانک اطلاعاتی هر استان و سرانجام، کل ایران تکمیل می شود.
در فاز بعدی، تلاش بر این است تا کتیبه های خارج از مرزهای کنونی ایران نیز به مجموعه افزوده شوند.
با نام کاربری و رمز عبوری که به هریک از نماینگان استانها داده می شود، این افراد می توانند با سطح دسترسی معینی وارد کنترل پنل شوند و فرم شناسنامه ای کتیبه ها را پُر و برای مرکز ارسال نمایند. مدیران سیستم نیز با بررسی و پس از ویرایش، آنها را به پایگاه داده ها اضافه می کنند.
بخش مهم دیگری که در سایت گنجانده شده، بانک مقالات حوزه کتیبه هاست که در آن مقاله های فارسی و لاتین به همراه چکیده مقاله و لینک دانلود گنجانده شده و به تدریج افزوده خواهند شد.
از بخشهای دیگر، می توان به معرفی کتاب، معرفی باغ کتیبه ها، لینک های مرتبط، و اخبار و بخش انگلیسی اشاره کرد.

One Off Journal Issues: Guerres archéologiques contemporaines

Guerres archéologiques contemporaines. Le patrimoine architectural et culturel comme enjeu politique. Que faire pour sauver le patrimoine en Syrie?
fellows: le regard de chercheurs internationaux sur l’actualité, No. 15 (15/11/2016)
Tandis que les combats en Syrie et en Iraq continuent de faire de nombreuses victimes civiles et que les populations déplacées endurent de multiples épreuves et la perte de proches, le commerce de biens culturels pillés provenant de ces deux pays ne cesse de prospérer, soutenu en cela par des individus peu scrupuleux ou mal-informés qui souhaitent acquérir des objets de valeur du Moyen-Orient sans porter attention à leur provenance.
Ce commerce implique des fouilles illicites, le pillage de musées, de bibliothèques, de boutiques, de galeries et de maisons. Ces pièces volées et clandestinement exportées, sont souvent endommagées et perdues. Seules quelques-unes retrouvent leur lieu d’origine.
La destruction du patrimoine en Syrie et dans le nord de l’Iraq a des effets dramatiques sur le patrimoine de la région, en particulier les monuments, les lieux de culte et les collections d’archives. Ce patrimoine syrien et irakien inestimable et irremplaçable est en train d'être dévasté, alors qu'il a toujours joué un rôle central dans la mémoire collective des communautés, dans leur fierté et dans leur identité. Ces facteurs sont essentiels dans les efforts de reconstruction d’un cadre de vie pacifique et prospère, empreint de solidarité.
Didier Viviers et Ali Cheikhmous dressent l'ampleur des dégâts et dessinent quelques pistes pour tenter de sauver ce patrimoine inestimable.

Searchable Greek Inscriptions: A Scholarly Tool in Progress. The Packard Humanities Institute

 [First posted in AWOL 3 January 2012, updated 18 November 2016]

Searchable Greek Inscriptions: A Scholarly Tool in Progress. The Packard Humanities Institute
The Packard Humanities Institute, in conjunction with Cornell University and The Ohio State University are making available online an extensive corpus of Greek inscriptions, intended to supersede the CD-ROMs PHI originally distributed. Access is free to all who accept their terms of use.
[From the digitalclassicist wiki]
Content currently includes:
Attica (IG I-III)

Peloponnesos (IG IV-[VI])
Central Greece (IG VII-IX)
Northern Greece (IG X)
Thrace and the Lower Danube (IG X)
North Shore of the Black Sea
Aegean Islands, incl. Crete (IG XI-[XIII])
Asia Minor
Cyprus ([IG XV])
Greater Syria and the East
Egypt, Nubia and Cyrenaïca
North Africa
Sicily, Italy, and the West (IG XIV)
Upper Danube
Unknown Provenances

The American Classical League: Standards for Classical Language Learning commentary

The American Classical League: Standards for Classical Language Learning commentary
The Standards task force welcomes commentary from the field on this draft of the Standards. 

We appreciate all thoughtful, constructive comments on how to make this document most useful, and on how to provide the support needed to make these Standards work for our profession.

Read or download the draft of the Classical Languages Standards. Keep in mind that this is not the final format and not the final content. Additional sections including a list of terms and sample learning scenarios will be part of the final document. 

The feedback period has ended. You may still review the draft by using the link above. 

We are still seeking sample learning scenarios from all levels of learning. The link will take you to a google doc.   We will use some learning scenarios in the published document but we are also going to need samples for our training modules and for presentations. Please consider sharing your expertise. 

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Open Access Series: Cuneiform Texts from Babylonian Tablets in the British Museum (CT)

[First posted in AWOL 30 June 2014, updated 19 November 2016]

Fifty-eight volumes and the index to volumes 1-50 of the series Cuneiform Texts from Babylonian Tablets in the British Museum (CT) were made available online as a part of ETANA Core Texts. There is also a complete list of ETANA Core Texts in AWOL.

Dēmos: Classical Athenian Democracy

[First posted in AWOL 13 March 2012, updated 19 Nov 2016]

Dēmos: Classical Athenian Democracy
Dēmos is a publication of The Stoa: a Consortium for Scholarly Publication in the Humanities, and has greatly benefited from the infrastructure, expertise, and friendship of that institution and everyone involved with it, especially Anne Mahoney and Ross Scaife. Dēmos would not exist without The Perseus Project and its editor-in-chief, Gregory Crane. This project has also profited from an association with Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies, under the wise direction of Gregory Nagy. Hugh Cayless, of OASIS and the UNC Digital Library Project, is responsible for writing the Transcoder that allows this site to display Greek; we are deeply indebted to him. Thomas Martin and Neel Smith of The College of the Holy Cross have been instrumental throughout the lifetime of the project. The earliest work on Dēmos was supported by grants from Furman University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The contents of the articles in Dēmos are licensed under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike-1.0). This scripts that drive the site are licensed under a Creative Commons License (NonCommecial-1.0).

Starting Points

The Evidence for Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell
Necessary Context: descriptions of the ancient genres, authors, and works that form our textual evidence for Athenian democracy · Christopher Blackwell, Christopher Cotten, David Phillips, & Hershal Pleasant.
An Introduction to the Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell
A Brief Early History of Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell

Overview, History, & Institutions

The Assembly of the People · Christopher Blackwell
The Council of 500: the institution · Christopher Blackwell
The Council of 500: its history · Christopher Blackwell
The Council of the Areopagus · Christopher Blackwell
Legislation under the Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell
Special Investigations under the Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell

Biographies, Images, & Arguments

Cimon · Christopher Blackwell
Ephialtes · Christopher Blackwell
Scythian Archers: policing Athens · Elizabeth Baughman
Poetry and the Dēmos: State Regulation of a Civic Possession · Casey Dué
Portraits of historical individuals · Amy Smith
The Eponymous Heroes of Athens · Amy Smith
Images of personifications of political ideas · Amy Smith
A Bibliography of Democratic Art · Amy Smith

Technical Articles about the Site

Access the raw XML directly.
Frequently Asked Questions.
“To Do” List for Dēmos.

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Archaeologists seek to conduct original research, educate, and reach out to the public. With an eye toward these last two goals in particular, this group is dedicated to using our skills in ways to promote a better and safer America through education and public outreach. As archaeologists who work in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, we are uniquely positioned to advocate on behalf of cultural heritage and stakeholder communities in the US and the MENA region. In particular, we can reach out to communities now at-risk in the US and help them advocate for safe and stable futures. Also, we are uniquely positioned to be ambassadors between the US and the countries and cultures of the MENA region. We commit to advocating for positive policies regarding refugees, students, colleagues, and cultural heritage. We believe in a country and a discipline open to all and will advocate on behalf of threatened people and sites wherever they may be. 

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Open Access Journal: Kentro: The Newsletter of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete

Kentro: The Newsletter of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete
The INSTAP-SCEC Newsletter, published annually, is a marvelous way to keep up with events and happenings at the Center. This newsletter contains short articles on member projects, work conducted at the Center, and special features. It regularly offers scholars from the Center a forum for presenting their work.
Kentro Vol. 18 Fall 2015 | 3.30 mb
The J.M. Kaplan Fund Gives Grants to the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete

Kentro Vol. 17 Fall 2014 | 2.20 mb
The Excavation at Mesolithic Damnoni: Investigations of a New Culture on Crete

Kentro Vol. 16 Fall 2013 | 5.20 mb
Archaeological And Archaeometric Approaches To The Study Of Byzantine Pottery From Crete

Kentro Vol. 15 Fall 2012 | 8.07 mb
Differential GPS: A New Tool for the Kentros

Kentro Vol. 12 Fall 2009 | 1.64 mb
Differential GPS: A New Tool for the Kentros

Kentro Vol. 11 Fall 2008 | 1.92 mb
A Workshop for Dyeing Wool at Pefka near Pacheia Ammos

Kentro Vol. 10 Winter 2007-2008 | 1.79 mb
The 2007 Archem Season

Kentro Vol. 9 Fall 2006 | 3.3 mb
Ritual Killing at Mochlos

Kentro Vol. 8 Fall 2005 | 2.81 mb
Excavation at Priniatikos Pyrgos, Istron, Mirabello 2005   

Kentro Vol. 7 Fall 2004 | 3.63 mb
2004 Greek-American Excavations at Mochlos

Kentro Vol. 6 Fall 2003 | 1.77 mb
4 Excavation Essays of 2003

Kentro Vol. 5 Fall 2002 | 1.86 mb
2004 Greek-American Excavations at Mochlos

Kentro Vol. 4 Fall 2001 | 1.73 mb
4 Excavation Essays of 2003

Kentro Vol. 3 Fall 2000 | 2.07 mb
Message From the Director

Kentro Vol. 2 Fall 1999 | 1.43 mb
Message From the Director

Kentro Vol. 1.1 Spring 1998 | 1.38 mb
Message From the Director

Kentro Vol. 1.2 Fall 1998 |1.32 mb
Message From the Director