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Open Access Journal: Mār Šiprim: Newsletter of the International Association for Assyriology (IAA)

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[First posted in AWOL 26 September 2014, updated 6 February 2018 (New URLs - old issued from the Internet Archive)]

Mār Šiprim: Newsletter of the International Association for Assyriology (IAA)
Welcome to the home of Mār Šiprim (Mar Shiprim), the official Newsletter for the International Association for Assyriology (IAA). Through this Newsletter, the IAA aims to provide an online platform for Assyriologists and Near-Eastern enthusiasts where to interact with each other on both an intellectual and an informal level, thus establishing an international linkage among colleagues.
If you would like to know more about the visions of the IAA or would like to become a member, please visit the IAA website. 

    One Off Open Access Journal Issues: Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies: Virtual Issue on Mycenaean Studies

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    Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies: Virtual Issue on Mycenaean Studies
    Online ISSN: 2041-5370
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    Introduction
    Andrew Shapland

    List Of Mycenaean Seminars (1954–present)
    Olga Krzyszkowska and Andrew Shapland

    Mycenaean Epigraphy Suggested Code Of PracticeBICS 1 (1954) 2–10
    Michael Ventris

    The Knossos Horse And Foal Tablet (Ca895)BICS 2 (1955) 1–3
    John Chadwick

    Thebes Sealings, Knossos Tablets, And Mycenaean State BanquetsBICS 39 (1994) 67–84
    J. T. Killen

    Duncan Mackenzie: A Cautious Canny HighlanderBICS Supplement 63 (1995) 163–168
    Nicoletta Momigliano

    Sir Arthur Evans And His AchievementBICS 44 (2000) 199–211
    Peter Warren

    Mycenae: Past Achievements, Present Tasks, And Future ProspectsBICS 48 (2005) 163–171
    Sp. Iakovidis

    Something Old, Something New: Current Research On The ‘Old Kadmeion’ Of ThebesBICS 48 (2005) 173–186
    A.Dakouri-Hild

    The Mycenaean Seminar 2003–04BICS 48 (2005) 187–209
    The Trojan War: History Or Bricolage?BICS 53.2 (2010) 1–18
    Susan Sherratt

    The Individual And The State In Mycenaean GreeceBICS 54.1 (2011) 19–28
    Cynthia W. Shelmerdine

    Literacies’ – 60+ Years Of ‘Reading’ The Aegean Late Bronze AgeBICS 57.2 (2014) 127–137
    John Bennet

    The Mycenaean Seminar 2014–15BICS 59.1 (2016) 133–141
     

    Rus Africum - Thugga Survey

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    Rus Africum - Thugga Survey
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    Introduction

    RusAfricum.org has been created to give open access to the data collected during the archaeological surveys carried on in Tunisia for many years by the University of Trento (Italy) and the Institut National du Patrimoine of Tunisia, under the joint direction of Mustapha Khanoussi, Samir Aounallah (from 2012) and Mariette de Vos Raaijmakers.

    The research project:

    The survey project has been carried out in the Medjerda valley (in the Tunisian High Tell), covering an area of about 660 sq. Km, including the 33th map of the "Atlas Archéologique de la Tunisie", which contains also the city of Thugga (Dougga).  
    Fieldwork was carried on by an interdisciplinary Tunisian-Italian research group of 20 members, in different periods of time. The first was in the years between 1994 and 2000, the second in 2007-2008 and a third in the years 2012-2014. An area of about 69 sq. km, oriented east-west, was investigated more thoroughly, while the remaining surface was investigated extensively.  
    This survey proved that the area was intensely exploited during the Roman period and in late antiquity, as proved by the construction of a large number of farms equipped with oil and wine presses and grain mills.
    Online gazetteer


    Hyperdonatus - Editiones collectae antiquorum commentorum electronicae cum translatione, commentariis et adnotationibus criticis

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    [First posted in AWOL 20 March 2014, updated 7 February 2018]

    Hyperdonatus - Editiones collectae antiquorum commentorum electronicae cum translatione, commentariis et adnotationibus criticis
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    Présentation du site

    Ce site propose une publication web des corpus de textes édités dans le cadre du projet Hyperdonat.
    Il permet de consulter - l'édition bilingue parallélisée latin-français des corpus, - des collations de manuscrits - un lexique et un thésaurus pour le corpus des Commentaires de Donat aux Comédies de Térence.

    Coopérations

    Après avoir traduit en ligne le commentaire de Donat à Térence, nous avons l’intention d’en donner une nouvelle édition critique, reposant sur la tradition manuscrite de ce texte (42 témoins identifiés). De fait, nous avons besoin de collaborateurs pour collationner ces témoins selon les normes de la TEI.
    Vous trouverez sur notre carnet de recherche quelques informations supplémentaires sur ce projet.

    Responsables de la collection électronique

    Bruno Bureau - Université Lyon 3 UMR 5189 (HiSoMA) 
    Christian Nicolas - Université Lyon 3 UMR 5189 (HiSoMA) 
    Maud Ingarao - ENS de Lyon UMR 5037

    Open Access Journal: Patristics: Newsletter of the North American Patristics Society

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    Patristics: Newsletter of the North American Patristics Society
    ISSN: 0360-652X
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    The North American Patristics Society is a scholarly organization dedicated to the study of the history, literature, and theology of ancient Christianity. Founded in 1970, the Society welcomes a diversity of disciplinary and methodological approaches and invites the participation of scholars at all stages of their careers; NAPS boasts a large and active graduate student membership.  Among the Society’s major activities are the sponsorship of an annual conference in Chicago, Illinois, and the publication of The Journal of Early Christian Studies. Membership in NAPS includes a subscription to the journal.
     

    Welcome to the Patristics archive. This page contains an electronic copy of all issues of the NAPS publication of the Patristics newsletter that were produced from December 1996 through December 2008. The “Patristics Newsletter” has been superceded by regular email updates and the News section of the NAPS website.

    Texts Added to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG®) on 2017-12-06

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    Texts Added to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG®) on 2017-12-06
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    0016 HERODOTUS Hist.
    0059 PLATO Phil.
    0557 EPICTETUS Phil.
    0638 Flavius PHILOSTRATUS Soph.
    0655 PARTHENIUS Myth.
    0721 ANONYMI MEDICI Med.
    0724 STEPHANUS Phil. et Med.
    0727 JOANNES Med.
    1617 Marcus Antonius POLEMON Soph.
    1765 VITAE AESOPI Narr. Fict.
    2023 IAMBLICHUS Phil.
    2741 ISIDORUS Pelusiota Epist. et Scr. Eccl.
    3074 Constantinus MANASSES Poeta et Hist.
    3116 SYMEON Neotheologus Theol. et Poeta
    3142 Georgius PACHYMERES Hist., Philol. et Scr. Eccl.
    3230 Manuel CALECAS Epist., Philol. et Theol.
    3283 Marcus EUGENICUS Theol.
    3287 Joannes EUGENICUS Theol.
    4083 EUSTATHIUS Thessalonicensis Scr. Eccl. et Philol.
    4110 EVAGRIUS Scr. Eccl.
    4146 Maximus PLANUDES Polyhist. et Theol.
    4289 LEXICA SEGUERIANA Lexicogr.
    5000 CONCILIA OECUMENICA (ACO) Epist. et Theol.
    5023 SCHOLIA IN EURIPIDEM Schol.
    5358 NOMOCANON Eccl. et Jurisprud.
    9008 Macarius CHRYSOCEPHALUS Hagiogr., Paroemiogr. et Scr. Eccl.
    9019 STEPHANUS Phil.
    9032 MELETIUS Confessor Theol., Hymnograph. et Poeta
    9056 ARSENIUS AUTORIANUS Eccl. et Acta

    Open Access Journal: Bulletin d'Information Archéologique

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    [First posted in AWOL 1 November 2009. Updated 8 February 2018]

    Bulletin d'Information Archéologique
    ISSN: 1110-2489
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    Revue de presse égyptienne compilée régulièrement à partir du Bulletin d’Information Archéologique (BIA) qui paraît sous le double parrainage de l’IFAO et de la chaire « Civilisation pharaonique : archéologie, philologie et histoire » du Collège de France
    Recent volumes 
    See AWOL's full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

    Open Access Journal: Bulgarian E-Journal of Archaeology / Българско е-Списание за Археология

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    [First posted in AWOL 18 January 2012. Updated 8 Feb 2018]

    Bulgarian E-Journal of Archaeology / Българско е-Списание за Археология
    ISSN: 1314-5088
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    Списание Бе-СА (ISSN 1314-5088) e издание на Асоциацията на българските археолози (АБА) и излиза в две книжки годишно. Амбицията на създателите му и на редакционната колегия е да предоставят на археологическата общност възможност за изява и активност в няколко направления: публикуване на качествени и богато илюстрирани статии и студии, съобщения и рецензии; представяне на иновации в методите на изследване; поставяне на дискусионни проблеми и научна полемика; обнародване на стойностни дисертации на археологическа тема и др. Гаранция за нивото на публикуваните трудове е редакторската работа при подбора и подготовката на публикациите – материалите от първите 2 рубрики на списанието подлежат на рецензиране от двама редактори, съпричастни с проблематиката на предоставения материал.
    Тематичният обхват на списанието се ограничава в материали, отнасящи се до археологическите проучвания в България и съседните райони, които контекстуално и културно-хронологически са свързани с явления и процеси на нашето археологическо наследство. Осмислянето и третирането на глобални проблеми като опазване и социализиране на културно-историческото/археологическото наследство ще намерят трибуна в нашето списание в над-регионалния  им аспект.

    Списанието има амбицията да поддържа двуезичен стандарт – приемат се материали на български и английски език, като статиите задължително се придружават от резюме на не-основния език на съответния текст. Подробни указания към авторите са представени в линк на нашия портал.

    Be-JA (ISSN 1314-5088) is the home journal of the Association of Bulgarian Archaeologists (ABA) and is published twice a year. The ambition of its creators and the editorial board is to provide an opportunity for the archaeological community to take part and to contribute in several directions: publication of high quality, richly illustrated studies and articles, reports and reviews; introducing innovative methods of investigations; initiating discussions on problematic issues and maintaining research polemics; publicizing outstanding doctoral theses, etc. High-standard editorial control in the selection and preparation of publications is guaranteed by our editorial procedure – materials from the first two thematic sections of the journal are peer-reviewed by two editors well-acquainted with the discussed topics.

    The thematic scope of the journal covers papers concerned with archaeological investigations in Bulgaria and the neighboring areas that are contextually, culturally and chronologically related to processes and events in the past that have resulted in our common archaeological heritage. Supra-regional discussions and debates on global problems like preservation and dissemination of the cultural/historical/archaeological heritage into wider society are warmly welcomed in our journal.
    Our goal is to maintain a bilingual standard – papers in Bulgarian and in English are accepted and each of the published materials should be accompanied by a summary in the language alternative to the main language of the article. Detailed notes for contributors can be found at the corresponding link of four website.


    Open Access Journal: Bulletin de l'Association Guillaum Budé

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    [First posted in AWOL 3 September 2013, updated 9 February 2018]

    Bulletin de l'Association Guillaum Budé
    ISSN: 0004-5527
    eISSN: 2275-5160
    Placée sous le patronage du célèbre humaniste qui fut le premier grand traducteur de textes grecs, l'Association Guillaume Budé a été fondée en 1917 par d’illustres philologues français (Maurice Croiset, Paul Mazon, Louis Bodin, Alfred Ernout). Elle se présente aujourd’hui à la fois comme une association culturelle reconnue d’intérêt public et une société savante. L’Association a pour vocation première la publication d'auteurs grecs et latins afin non seulement de produire des éditions critiques françaises de qualité, mais aussi de diffuser dans un large public la culture gréco-latine, en un mot de faire sortir la connaissance de la littérature antique du cercle des érudits. En 1923, elle crée le Bulletin de l'Association Guillaume Budé, qui publie des articles de vulgarisation scientifique de haut niveau et devient rapidement une revue de référence. 

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    The Archaeological Renaissance in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    IconAegean: Exploring Aegean Iconography

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    IconAegean: Exploring Aegean Iconography
    The IconAegean Database will hold images and data on all the seals published in the Corpus der minoischen und mykenischen Siegel (CMS). The seal data will be set out in the same format as in the IconAData Database and will use the standard vocabulary as set out in the IconADict Database and the book The Iconography of Aegean Seals. The IconAegean Database will provide for the ordering of the seal material according to iconographic criteria (a first in Aegean iconographic studies) and allow multi-termed searching across its database fields.

    Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique Numéros Thématique

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    Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique Numéros Thématique

    Open Access Journal: Classical Inquiries

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    [First posted in Awol 12 October 2015, updated 10 February 2015]

    Classical Inquiries
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    Classical Inquiries (CI) is an online, rapid-publication project of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies, devoted to sharing some of the latest thinking on the ancient world with researchers and the general public.
    Recent articles


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    The Oath of the Ephebes as a symbol of democracy—and of environmentalism

    2018.02.08 | By Gregory Nagy
    Inscribed on the surface of the stele that is pictured here is the wording of the so-called Oath of the Ephebes. This oath, it is argued here, connects the ideals of democracy with the ideals of environmentalism as it was understood in the ancient Greek world. Such an understanding, it can also be argued, needs to be studied for its relevance to the environmental crises confronting the world today.

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    Linear B po-re-na, po-re-si, and po-re-no-

    2018.02.04 | By Roger D. Woodard
    Opinions have varied and swayed regarding the interpretation of the Linear B term po-re-na. Whatever meaning is assigned, many would draw the forms po-re-si and po-re-no- into their interpretation of po-re-na, and vice versa. In this investigation I begin with the interpretation of po-re-na that appears most probable and reconsider po-re-si and po-re-no- on the basis of both internal and comparative evidence.

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    A sampling of comments on Pausanias: 1.19.1–1.20.3

    2018.02.01 | By Gregory Nagy
    I continue from where I left off in Classical Inquiries2018.01.25. I focus here on another Athenian myth, as mentioned by Pausanias at 1.20.3, about the abandonment of Ariadne by her lover Theseus and about her seduction or—in terms of the mention made by Pausanias—her abduction by the god Dionysus. Pausanias at 1.20.3 mentions the myth as he sees it represented on a wall painting located inside the sacred precinct of the god Dionysus. According to the myth, Ariadne had slept with Theseus and is still asleep as Theseus quietly leaves her and sails off to Athens. Now Dionysus approaches from afar, preparing to seduce or abduct Ariadne. In the close-up from a modern painting of this myth, we see Ariadne asleep in the foreground, while Theseus is already sailing off in the background.

    A sampling of comments on Pausanias: 1.18.1–9

    2018.01.25 | By Gregory Nagy
    I continue from where I left off in Classical Inquiries2018.01.18. I focus here on an Athenian myth, as narrated by Pausanias at 1.18.2, about the baby Erikhthonios and the young daughters of Kekrops, king of Athens. These girls had been chosen by the goddess Athena to take good care of Erikhthonios—and not to open the box in which the baby was hidden. But two of the girls went ahead and opened the box—and they were instantly driven mad by what they saw. Then, in their madness, they killed themselves by leaping off the steepest part of the Acropolis. In the narrative of Pausanias, the holy mystery of what the girls really saw is left untold. In the narrative that we read in Ovid’s Metamorphoses 2.560–561, on the other hand, the secret is half-revealed: what you see from the poet’s wording, at the same time, is a baby and a snake. Some illustrators of this vision, as we see in the close-up picture on the cover here, press for a full revelation: the baby is really half human, half snake.

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    A sampling of comments on Pausanias: 1.17.3–6

    2018.01.18 | By Gregory Nagy
    I continue from where I left off in Classical Inquiries2018.01.11. I focus here on the details given by Pausanias at 1.17.3 describing a monumental wall painting in the sanctuary of Theseus. Depicted on this wall painting is the hero Theseus, who has just emerged from a deep-dive to the bottom of the sea. He is triumphantly holding in one hand the Ring of Minos and, in the other, the Garland of the sea-goddess Amphitrite, bride of Poseidon. The ring had been thrown into the sea by Minos, who challenged Theseus to recover it, while the garland was given to Theseus by Amphitrite, who had saved the hero from drowning and had thus made it possible for him to recover the ring. For the cover illustration, I have chosen a comparable mythological scene that was carved into a gem. It is a modern work of art. At the center is the hero Theseus, who is being carried along the sea-waves on the back of a dolphin and who is holding triumphantly a ring in one hand and a garland in the other—a garland of stars, it seems. This miniaturized scene as carved into a gem is comparable to the monumentalized scene that Pausanias saw painted on a wall in the sanctuary of Theseus.

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    A sampling of comments on Pausanias: 1.16.1–1.17.2

    2018.01.11 | By Gregory Nagy
    I continue from where I left off in Classical Inquiries2018.01.04. I focus here on a passing mention made by Pausanias at 1.17.2 about the picturing of a famous mythological scene: it is the Battle of the Athenians and Amazons, known in other ancient sources as the Amazonomakhiā‘Amazonomachy’. I have already commented on previous references made by Pausanias, at 1.2.1 and at 1.15.2, to the fighting between the Amazons and the Athenians as led by their hero-king Theseus. Here at 1.17.2, Pausanias mentions a picturing of the Amazonomachy by the great Athenian artist Pheidias. For the cover illustration, I have chosen a close-up of a detail from the Amazonomachy as originally pictured by Pheidias. The detail comes from the so-called Peiraieus Reliefs, dating from the second century CE, which replicate faithfully what was pictured in the Amazonomachy of Pheidias in the fifth century BCE. We see in this detail a fleeing Amazon whose head is violently jerked backward by a pursuing Athenian who has grabbed from behind the woman’s hair, which has come undone and is flowing luxuriantly in the air.

      

    Support the Ancient Graffiti Project

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    Partnering — AFoH and Ancient Graffiti Project
    Insults, innuendo, imprecations. Elections, endearments, erotica. The graffiti of Herculaneum offer all this and more.
    Herculaneum was one of the towns buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE. Amid the destruction, some amazing things survived, including hundreds of graffiti, written on walls, columns, statue bases—anywhere a surface offered. This was social media, Roman style. These inscriptions contain a fabulous wealth of information about ancient life.
    The Ancient Graffiti Project ( www.ancientgraffiti.org ) aims to collect all the graffiti from Herculaneum and Pompeii and publish them online. A lot of them are being published by us for the first time, and all are being digitised and given up-to-date information to make them fully usable. We’ve made great progress so far but need your help to do more.https://scraftuk-uploadedimages-testing.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/django-summernote/2018-01-10/fb6a484c-c7f5-42c4-80d7-7efc3093ecc2.png
    One of the great features of our Project is the way that students are involved as active researchers and equal partners in gathering and processing the data. They receive training in all the latest archaeological technologies. They’re the next generation, and this is terrific experience for them. By helping us now, you also help the future of archaeology.
    We want to go to Herculaneum again in the summer of 2018. An international team of archaeologists and students will spend two weeks gathering data. The campaign aims to cover their costs. The more money we raise, the more students and staff can go, and the more graffiti we’ll gather. It’s as simple as that!
    The campaign is sponsored by the Friends of Herculaneum Society in the UK ( herculaneum.ox.ac.uk ) and the American Friends of Herculaneum in the USA (AFoH) ( herculaneumfriends.org ), both registered charities which exist to promote education and research at the World Heritage Site of Herculaneum. If you want to support Herculaneum on an ongoing basis, why not think about joining either the UK or US Friends of Herculaneum?

    As a kick-off to the campaign the Friends of Herculaneum are putting up £5,000 of match-funding. For every £ or $ you give, they'll match it up to £5,000. Help us turn that £5,000 into £10,000!

    Off the Beaten Track: Epigraphy at the Borders.Proceedings of 6th EAGLE International Event (24-25 September 2015, Bari, Italy)

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    Off the Beaten Track: Epigraphy at the Borders.Proceedings of 6th EAGLE International Event (24-25 September 2015, Bari, Italy)
    edited by Antonio E. Felle and Anita Rocco. vi+154 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. 222 2016. Available both in print and Open Access.
    Printed ISBN 9781784913229
    Epublication ISBN 9781784913236.
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    This volume contains the papers presented during the Meeting ‘Off the Beaten Track – Epigraphy at the Borders’, the sixth in a series of international events planned by the EAGLE, Europeana network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy international consortium. 

    The Meeting was held on 24–25 September 2015, with the support of the Department of Classics and Late Antiquity Studies at the University of Bari Aldo Moro (Italy). 

    During the event, the EAGLE Portal (http://www.eagle-network.eu) was officially launched and presented to the public for the first time. The event was intended to address the issues which arise in digitizing inscriptions characterised by ‘unusual’ features in comparison with the epigraphic norm. Here are collected contributions from several ongoing digital projects raising questions and proposing solutions regarding encoding inscriptions – from the Archaic period to the Middle Ages and beyond, even in languages other than Greek and Latin – which do not fall within those labelled as standard. 

    The projects involved are the following: ILA – Iscrizioni Latine Arcaiche; The Ancient Graffiti Project; DASI – Digital Archive for the Study of pre-Islamic Arabian Inscriptions; EDB – Epigraphic Database Bari; EDV – Epigraphic Database Vernacular Inscriptions; AshLi – Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project.

    Open Access Journal: lectio difficilior: European Electronic Journal for Feminist Exegesis / Revue Européenne Electronique d'Exégèse Féministe / Europäische elektronische Zeitschrift für Feministische Exegese

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    lectio difficilior: European Electronic Journal for Feminist Exegesis / Revue Européenne Electronique d'Exégèse Féministe / Europäische elektronische Zeitschrift für Feministische Exegese
    ISSN: 1661-3317
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    lectio difficilior (LDiff) erscheint halbjährlich in Bern als elektronische Zeitschrift, die ohne Einschränkungen und kostenlos via Internet zugänglich ist. Die Beiträge – in Deutsch, Englisch oder Französisch publiziert – werden von den Herausgeberinnen und dem Beirat vor der Publikation redaktionell geprüft. Honorare können nicht ausgerichtet werden.

    Das Copyright der Artikel bleibt bei den Autorinnen. Die Herausgeberinnen übernehmen keine Verantwortung für allfälligen Missbrauch der im Internet erscheinenden Beiträge, garantieren aber für sorgfältige Betreuung bis zum Zeitpunkt des Erscheinens.

    Landscapes and monuments: Iran to Spain

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    Garth Fowden is a historian of first millennium CE Eurasia, who in pursuit of his interests has travelled extensively in the Mediterranean, the Middle East and North Africa. For the greater part of his career he has lived and worked in Greece. This site presents a digitized version of the photographic archive he developed while conducting research on the landscapes and monuments of these regions.
    Fowden was born in Norwich in 1953. He first visited the Middle East - Lebanon and Jordan, especially Jerusalem - in 1966 when his father was working in Beirut. After completing his secondary education he spent a year (1970-71) in the employ of the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, George Appleton. A few photographs survive from this early experience of the landscapes, archaeology and religious life of Jerusalem and Palestine. In 1971 Fowden embarked on his undergraduate and then doctoral studies at Merton College, Oxford. From 1978 to 1983 he was a research fellow at Peterhouse and subsequently at Darwin College, Cambridge. He briefly taught Byzantine and Modern Greek History at Groningen, and in 1986 moved to a research position specializing in the Greek East at the Centre for Greek and Roman Antiquity, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens. In 2013 he became the first holder of the Sultan Qaboos Chair of Abrahamic Faiths in the University of Cambridge. The social aspect of intellectual and religious life in late Antiquity has been a permanent focus of his books and articles, but always informed by his interest in the material culture, archaeology, art and epigraphy of the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, especially Athens, Lycia, Constantinople, Greater Syria and Egypt. More recently, the rise of Islam in relation to the ancient cultures and empires of Iran and Rome has become the main focus of his work. All these concerns are documented and illuminated in the archive here presented.
    From 1977 Fowden began to travel systematically in the Middle East including Turkey, but photography did not become a priority until 1986. The latest items in the archive date from 2007. The main regions covered are Greece, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Iran and Yemen, and less extensively Spain, Italy, Lebanon, Palestine and Egypt. The strengths of the collection, reflecting Fowden's research and teaching interests at different periods, are: 
    - the relationship between settlement and landscape; 
    - fortification, and the evolution of the urban tissue, especially in the late Roman period; 
    - religious architecture, especially the conversion of holy places, monasticism, and the emergence of Islam; 
    - art and epigraphy preserved in architectural or archaeological contexts;
    - traditional  domestic architecture. 
    Within each site, the photographs are arranged in a sequence designed to convey some sense of a physical visit, sometimes starting and/or ending with more general shots of the surrounding landscape and of the routes that traverse it. Photographs taken on site are occasionally supplemented by items from museums or print publications designed to make the collection more suitable for teaching purposes.
    The documentation of Palmyra, Aleppo (where Fowden spent the first half of 1996 as the guest of the Syrian Orthodox Archbishop Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim), and the Yemen, has particular value and poignancy in the light of recent events. Even more than war, though, it has been urbanization, the construction of dams, and the extensive irrigation of formerly arid areas, that has transformed the region in recent decades. Many of the places recorded will be inaccessible to foreign visitors for the foreseeable future, and are anyway changed beyond recognition.

    Digital Classics Outside the Echo-Chamber

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    Digital Classics Outside the Echo-Chamber
    Matteo Romanello, Gabriel Bodard (eds.)
    Edited by organizers of “Digital Classicist” seminars in London and Berlin, this volume addresses the impact of computational approaches to the study of antiquity on audiences other than the scholars who conventionally publish it. In addition to colleagues in classics and digital humanities, the eleven chapters herein concern and are addressed to students, heritage professionals and “citizen scientists”.

    Each chapter is a scholarly contribution, presenting research questions in the classics, digital humanities or, in many cases, both. They are all also examples of work within one of the most important areas of academia today: scholarly research and outputs that engage with collaborators and audiences not only including our colleagues, but also students, academics in different fields including the hard sciences, professionals and the broader public. Collaboration and scholarly interaction, particularly with better-funded and more technically advanced disciplines, is essential to digital humanities and perhaps even more so to digital classics. The international perspectives on these issues are especially valuable in an increasingly connected, institutionally and administratively diverse world.

    This book addresses the broad range of issues scholars and practitioners face in engaging with students, professionals and the public, in accessible and valuable chapters from authors of many backgrounds and areas of expertise, including language and linguistics, history, archaeology and architecture. This collection will be of interest to teachers, scientists, cultural heritage professionals, linguists and enthusiasts of history and antiquity. 

    Roman Open Data

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    Roman Open Data
    A Data Visualization & Exploratory interface built in the framework of the ERC Advanced Grant Project EPNet, to foster the exploration of one of the richest database for amphorae and epigraphy, promoting the Open Science principles and practices in the context of Digital Humanities.

    Transforming Perceptions of Cultural Heritage through Image

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    Transforming Perceptions of Cultural Heritage through Image
    Connecting the Premodern to the Local 
    The focus of this project is to parallel through photography the ancient to medieval cultural heritage stories from other countries to the cultural heritage stories of local communities, particularly centered on New England and Fitchburg, MA. Cultural heritage is the manifestation of common human experiences, and, by drawing these parallels, we can emphasize those connections and the shared need for preservation and the study of the past.