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Open Access Journal: Studia Quaternaria

 [First posted in AWOL 27 June 2011, updated 22 April 2-18]

Studia Quaternaria
ISSN: 1641-5558
Studia Quaternaria is designed to publish scientific works concerning the Quaternary, on local, regional and global scale. Studia Quaternaria is interested in all fields of research dealing with stratigraphy and reconstruction of the past environments, including palaeogeography, palaeoecology, palaeoclimatology, palaeohydrology etc. The journal is also open to studies of natural environmental processes, and to recognition of mechanisms involved in the dynamics of our environment. The clue is that the Quaternary is still ongoing and vivid, and understanding of its past and present development support each other.

Studia Quaternaria
publishes papers on Quaternary studies of all scales, with a special attention to the local and regional research from Central Europe and the Peribaltic.

Studia Quaternaria
publishes research and review articles, as well as short reports of preliminary research on especially interesting topics from especially interesting sites.

2017 vol. 34-1 vol. 34-2
2016 vol. 33-1
vol. 32-1
vol. 32-2
vol. 31-1
vol. 31-2
vol. 30-1
vol. 30-2
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Open Access Journal: Aegyptiaca. Journal of the History of Reception of Ancient Egypt

Aegyptiaca. Journal of the History of Reception of Ancient Egypt
ISSN-Internet: 2566-9419
Aegyptiaca is an international open access journal, published by the Department of Egyptology, University of Heidelberg. It is dedicated to the documentation and research of the history of reception of ancient Egypt. The journal will be published biannually in English language and will accept German and French articles as well.
The journal tries to encourage a coherent discussion of the concept and agency of Egypt in the West. As this topic is an object of research in many different disciplines the journal tries to cover a whole range of fields and all periods of the history of reception of ancient Egypt and it is open to different approaches and methods. By doing this the journal tries to keep in mind the question if and in which regard the confrontation with Egypt was a relevant factor of cultural history. The journal will publish articles focussing on special aspects of the history of reception of ancient Egypt in the different testimonia (may it be texts, art or objects) and intends to understand the detailed aspects as part of a bigger story at the same time.
News are available at the Thematic Internet Portal in Propylaeum.
Nr. 1 (2017): Aegyptiaca. History of Recepiton of Ancient Egypt


Florian Ebeling


Jan Assmann
Chris Elliott
Frederic Krueger
Anke Napp
Joachim F. Quack
Miguel John Versluys


Isabel Grimm-Stadelmann, Alfred Grimm
Christian E. Loeben

Das eManual Alte Geschichte

Das eManual Alte Geschichte
Das eManual Alte Geschichte wird ein umfassendes Lernszenario für an der Alten Geschichte Interessierte zur Verfügung stellen. Es ist sowohl für den seminarbegleitenden Einsatz als auch im Kontaktstudium wie zum Selbststudium geeignet und wird in vier Säulen Studierenden eine profunde Einführung in die griechische wie römische Geschichte bieten:
  • Podcasts und Arbeitsmaterialien zu Begriffen und Orten (Glossar).
  • Quellen zu Epochen der Alten Geschichte in Übersetzung mit Kommentaren und Leitfragen.
  • Sekundärliteratur zu Methoden und Theorien der Geschichtswissenschaft mit Leitfragen und Kommentaren. Eine Zotero-Bibliothek enthält ca. 800 Titel einführender Literatur, die unter Stichworten gesucht werden kann.
  • Arbeitsmaterialien (z.B. Herrscherlisten, Zeitleisten) sowie eine Zitierhilfe zum Abfassen geisteswissenschaftlicher Arbeiten.
Der Erwerb einer soliden Wissensbasis und ihrer adressatengerechten Präsentation wird interaktiv und problemorientiert von den Lernenden hauptsächlich selbst gestaltet und von den Lehrenden moderiert. Das eManual kann dabei sowohl integraler Bestandteil von einführenden Veranstaltungen sein als auch begleitend zu jeder Überblicksvorlesung in der Alten Geschichte eingesetzt werden. Es ermöglicht auch das Selbststudium unabhängig von traditionellen Formen der Lehre.
And see also AWOL's  list of

Instrumentum: Groupe de travail européen sur l'artisanat et productions manufacturées dans l'Antiquit

[First posted in AWOL 31 October 2014, updated 23 April 2018]

Instrumentum: Groupe de travail européen sur l'artisanat et productions manufacturées dans l'Antiquit
INSTRUMENTUM est un groupe de travail international composé de chercheurs travaillant sur l'artisanat antique et ses produits dans l'Europe et le Bassin méditerranéen. Le champ chronologique couvert par l'association concerne les Ages du Fer européens ainsi que les cultures Grecque et Romaine, avec de possibles incursions dans l'Age du Bronze et le Moyen Age.

INSTRUMENTUM s'est donné pour but de fédérer les recherches sur l'artisanat antique et ses productions en faisant connaître les travaux publiés, afin de mieux comprendre les conditions dans lesquelles l'artisanat, les productions et les techniques ont évolué antérieurement au Moyen Age. INSTRUMENTUM publie tous les 6 mois (en juin et en décembre) un Bulletin regroupant diverses informations, encourageant la recherche et facilitant la communication internationale entre les chercheurs de tous horizons. Une mise à jour bibliographique, des articles plus ou moins brefs selon les besoins, ainsi que des demandes de renseignements peuvent faire partie du contenu de chaque livraison en fonction des besoins des membres.

Par ailleurs, depuis juin 1997, INSTRUMENTUM a également publié 36 monographies sur divers aspects de l'artisanat antique (thèses, colloques, recueil divers...) (Editions Monique Mergoil). Cette collection très active comprend en permanence plusieurs volumes en préparation.

INSTRUMENTUM a également organisé, financé ou co-organisé des dizianes de manifestations scientifiques, dans plusieurs pays européens, sur des thèmes proposés par ses membres
INSTRUMENTUM is a working-group that comprises scholars interested in the crafts and industries of ancient Europe and the Mediterranean. The chronological scope of the organization covers the European Iron Age and the eras of Greek and Roman civilization, with some overlap into the late Bronze Age and the early Middle Ages.

The aim of INSTRUMENTUM is to bring together research on crafts and industries by drawing attention to published work, thus elucidating the conditions in which crafts, industries, and manufacturing techniques evolved before the Middle Ages. Twice a year INSTRUMENTUM issuesthe Bulletin, which disseminates information, encourages research, and facilitates international communication. An up-to-date bibliography, brief notices on current research, and requests for information also are included in an attempt to promote and facilitate research on objects, their use, and manufacture. Since June 1997 INSTRUMENTUM has published 35 monographs on ancient crafts and industries (Editions Monique Mergoil), with several more in preparation.

INSTRUMENTUM also has organized and supported dozens of scientific meetings in various countries on topics proposed by members. 
Publications Topics Bibliography Announcements Dissertations Links Contact

Instrumentum Bibliographies
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Newly Open Access Journal: Scrinium: Journal of Patrology and Critical Hagiography

Scrinium: Journal of Patrology and Critical Hagiography
ISSN: 1817-7530 
E-ISSN: 1817-7565
NEW! NOW PUBLISHED IN OPEN ACCESS. For the years 2018-2020 all articles in Scrinium are published as full open access articles. There are no submission charges and no Article Processing Charges as these are fully funded by institutions through Knowledge Unlatched, resulting in no direct charge to authors. 
Scrinium: Journal of Patrology and Critical Hagiography, established in 2005, is an international scholarly periodical devoted to patristics, critical hagiography, and Church history. Its scope is the ancient and medieval Christian Church worldwide, but especially Eastern / Oriental Christianity and Christian Origins. Each volume is focused on a specific subject (covering no less than 60% of the whole volume) formulated in the individual title of each volume.  

Petrie Museum App

Petrie Museum App
The Petrie Museum houses around 80,000 objects, making it one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world. It illustrates life in the Nile Valley from prehistory through the time of the pharaohs, the Ptolemaic, Roman and Coptic periods to the Islamic period.

The app is a visitor guide that will help introduce you to the museum, and highlight some of its most interesting exhibits. The app uses beacon technology to automatically detect where you are in the museum and will show you relevant content automatically.
Also available in iTunes.

Open Access Journal: The Ancient History Bulletin Online Reviews

 [First posted in AWOL 26 June 2012, updated 124April 2018]

The Ancient History Bulletin Online Reviews
Books for review and inquiries concerning reviews should be directed to the Reviews Editor, Joseph Roisman 

An index to reviews published in Volumes 1-24 will also be available soon via the subscribers secure access Archives.

Beginning with the publication year 2011, The Ancient History Bulletin publishes all reviews online, in a new online journal entitled The Ancient History Bulletin Online Reviews. Reviews will be formatted as .pdf files, with continuous pagination for all the reviews published in any given year. Reviewers will therefore be able to refer to their reviews in same manner as reviews published in hard copy; e.g., ‘Review of xxx’, AHB Online Reviews 1 (2011) xx–xx.

Reviews may be viewed and downloaded by following the links below.

No offprints of reviews will be sent to reviewers, since the .pdf files may easily be downloaded from this website. If any difficulties arise, please contact the Senior Editor.

Newly added to Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis Online, April 24 2018


Newly added to Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis Online

Teissier, Beatrice (1996). Egyptian Iconography on Syro-Palestinian Cylinder Seals of the Middle Bronze Age. Fribourg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: University Press / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Veenhof, Klaas R.; Eidem, Jesper (2008). Mesopotamia: The Old Assyrian Period. Fribourg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Academic Press / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Ventura, Raphael (1986). Living in a City of the Dead: A Selection of Topographical and Administrative Terms in the Documents of the Theban Necropolis. Freiburg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Universitätsverlag / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Maiberger, Paul (1984). Topographische und historische Untersuchungen zum Sinaiproblem: Worauf beruht die Identifizierung des Ğabal Mūsā mit dem Sinai? Freiburg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Universitätsverlag / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Agade List Archives

[First posted in AWOL 30 September 2016, updated 24 April 2018

Agade List Archive at the SBL
About the Agade Mailing List
Jack M. Sasson, the Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Judaic and Biblical Studies at Vanderbilt University, has been collecting and distributing the Agade Mailing List for almost two decades, dating back to his position at The University of North Carolina, which still hosts the email distribution list. The Agade list forwards news and information of interest to scholars in biblical studies, Near Eastern studies, Late Antiquity, Judaica, Classics, archaeology, and even broad intellectual history. It is a valuable source of announcements, and these many guilds are in debt to Professor Sasson.

The Society of Biblical Literature has permission to collect these postings and to archive them. The Current Postings include announcements from the previous day. The Archive includes all prior announcements and will eventually date back to 2010. SBL does not supplement, eliminate, or otherwise emend the number or content of the announcements, and presents them in the order of their delivery.
Agade  List Archive on Twitter
16,190 postings from Agade (as of 24 April 2018) are archived dating back to July 2011.

To subscribe to Agade by email please send a blank email to listserv@unc.edu, and write (as subject and in first line): subscribe agade

Open Access Journal: Studia Hermetica Journal

[First posted in AWOL  9 December 2012, updated 25 April 2018]

Studia Hermetica Journal
ISSN-e: 2174-0399
Studia Hermetica Journal (SHJ) is a free online journal devoted to the study of Hermetism and other ancient philosophical currents, like Middle Platonism, Neoplatonism, or Theurgy. In general terms, we focus our inquiries on Late Antiquity and the reception of these ancient opuses in Renaissance and Modern Times.

Studia Hermetica is a new academic project conceived to become a valuable framework at the time to undertake any sort of research project centered in Ancient and Renaissance currents of thought, and as a platform to extol the humanistic perspective of life, respectful with mankind and with our delicate and amazing environment.

See AWOL's full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

STYPPAX: An Academic Resource for the Study of Cypriote Sculpture

Open Access Journal: DIO: The International Journal of Scientific History

 [First posted in AWOL 4 December 2013, updated 25 April 2018]

DIO: The International Journal of Scientific History
ISSN 1041-5440
DIO is primarily a journal of scientific history & principle. Most articles are authored by astrononomers, physicists, mathematicians, & classicists — not historians. There are no page charges.
  • Since 1991 inception, has gone without fee to leading scholars & libraries.
  • Publisher & journal cited (1996 May 9) in New York Times frontpage story on his discovery of data blowing open the famous 70-year Richard Byrd North Pole controversy. [Featured in DIO 10 [2000], co-published with the University of Cambridge.]
  • See also New York Times Science 2010/9/8, or fuller version(including link to DIO) on NYT website.
  • Journal is published primarily for universities' and scientific institutions' collections; among subscribers (by written request) are libraries at: Oxford University, Cambridge University, Johns Hopkins, Cal Tech, Cornell University, the universities of Chicago, Toronto, London, Munich, Göttingen, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tartu, Amsterdam, Liège, Ljubljana, Bologna, Canterbury (NZ); the US Naval Observatory, Royal Astronomical Society (London), Royal Observatory (Scotland), British Museum, Russian State Library, International Center for Theoretical Physics (Trieste).
  • Contributors include world authorities in their respective fields, experts at, e.g., Johns Hopkins University, Cambridge University, University of London.
  • New findings on Mayan eclipse math, Columbus' landfall, and Comet Halley apparitions.
  • Journal first to reveal orbital evidence proving the priority of Paris Observatory's U.Leverrier as Neptune's 1846 discoverer, and overturning history's harsh verdict on J. Challis (Cantab) for missing the planet. On Leverrier's instruction, Neptune was found at Berlin Observatory 1846/9/23 within 1° of his computed spot — still, 1 1/2 centuries later, astronomical history's #1 miracle-event.
  • [DIO 2.3, 4.2, 7.1 & DIO 9.1 [1999], the last cited at Scientific American 2004 Dec p.98 for the key finding that undid England's long-previously-accepted priority claim.]
  • Includes occasional satirical supplement, customarily devoted to an ever-bubbling stream of math-science howlers, published by the most dissent-suppressive History-of-astronomy professorial deities.
  • Entire 1993 volume [DIO vol. 3] devoted to the first (and still the only) critical edition of Tycho's legendary 1004-star catalog.
Scholars familiar with DIOare urged to bring it to the attention of the serials departments of appropriate institutional libraries.

1. Archimedes as Astronomer: His 2200-Year Sunsize Disguise Unmasked; Use of Degrees in 3rd Century Hellenistic Science
2. Ancient Solstices: Hipparchos' 158 BC solstice and Solar Year from his Eclipse Invervals & the Fouad 267A Papyrus
3. Hipparchos' Fake −381/12/12 Eclipse's 179° Elongation & His Math's Mechanical Flawlessness; Greek Solar Theory's Invention of Ordmag

Galileo's Jupiter Satellite Observations, transl. Charles J. Donovan

Marlowe Created Shakespeare --- and the Perfect Non-Murder
 DIO 17
1. Searching for the Ether: Leopold Courvoiser’s Attemtps to Measure the Absolute Velocity of the Solar System, by Roberto De Andrade Martins
2. The Very Early History of Trigonometry, by Dennis Duke
3. An Early Use of the Chain Rule, by Dennis Duke

DIO 16 DIO & The Journal for Hysterical Astronomy1. Hipparchos' Eclipse-Based Spica&Regulus, Solved Via JHA Parallax Sign-Muff
2. Pytheas' Ideal Southern-View Marseilles Observatory Located: Cape Croisette
3. A.Diller's Sph Trig Klimata Theory Perfected, & Gratuitous JHA Attack Upon It Refereed
4. Scrawlins

DIO 151. Charles Kowal's Account of His Discovery of Galileo's 1612-1613 Neptune Observations
2. Statistical Dating of the Phenomena of Eudoxus, by Dennis Duke
3. An Interesting Property of the Equant, by Dennis Duke
4. A Database for British Neptune-discovery Correspondence, by Nick Kollerstrom

DIO 141. Eratosthenes: Pharos Truth Behind Alexandria-Aswan Myth
2. Aristarchos Unbound: Ancient Vision
3. The Ptolemy GEOGRAPHY’s Secrets

DIO 13.2-31. The Babylonian Theory of the Planets, by Hugh Thurston
2. Source of Hebrew Month: Babylonian Science or Ancient Tradition? by Morris Engelson
3. Hebrew Month:  Information from Almagest? by Morris Engelson
4. Ancient Declinations and Precession, by Dennis Duke

DIO 13.11. On the Orientation of Early Egyptian Pyramids
2. Vast Eclipse Cycles: Stabilities & Gaps

DIO 121. The Southern Limit of the Ancient Star Catalog, by Keith A. Pickering
2. On the Clarity of Visibility Tests, by Dennis Duke
3. The Measurement Method of the Almagest Stars, by Dennis Duke
4. The Instuments Used by Hipparchos, by Keith A. Pickering
5. A Re-identification of some entries in the Ancient Star Catalog, by Keith A. Pickering

DIO 11.3  [Three Ways Ptolemy Could've Solved Venus' Orbit Honestly] 5. Ancient Solutions of Venus & Mercury orbits, by Dennis Duke
6. The Crucial-Test V-bomb [Hey-Nobody's-Perfect], by Dennis Rawlins
7. Unveiling Venus, by Hugh Thurston

DIO 11.24. Ancient Planet Tables' Long-Cycle Ancestries

DIO 11.11. Aristarchos & the "Babylonian" System B Month
2. Babylon's System A & the 1274 BC Eclipse
3. Hipparchos' Draconitic Month & the 1245 BC Eclipse

DIO 10 DIO & The Journal for Hysterical AstronomyDIO's Report (co-published with the University of Cambridge) on R.Byrd's 1926 North Pole Hoax
  Amundsen: Cheated & Uncheated … First at EACH Pole
  Byrd 1926 North Pole Claim's Burial Slides from Decent to Indecent
  Bernt Balchen's Air Double Priority & Skepticism Vindicated
  Byrd's Courage & Navigational Pioneering Merit Admiration Nonetheless

DIO 9.2-34. Response to FACS's "Critical Review", by Robert M. Bryce
5. The "Washburn-Rawlins-Bryce Troika", by Robert M. Bryce
 The Journal for Hysterical Astronomy6. High Comedy at Low Altitude, a DIO Commentary

DIO 9.11. British Neptune-Disaster File Recovered
2. Ecliptical Coordinates Beneath Hipparchos' Commentary, by Keith Pickering
3. Continued-Fraction Decipherment: Ancestry of Ancient Yearlengths & [pre-Hipparchan] Precession

DIO 8   A Thurston Collection 1. R.R. Newton versus Ptolemy, by Hugh Thurston
2. Mediaeval Indians and the Planets, by Hugh Thurston
3. WWII Cryptography, by Hugh Thurston
4. Book Reviews of J.Evans 1998 & N.Swerdlow 1998, by Hugh Thurston
5. Scrawlins

DIO 7.2-37. The Fake Peak Revisited, by Robert M. Bryce
8. Cook's Curious Timetable, by Robert M. Bryce
 The Journal for Hysterical Astronomy9. Unfalsifiability-Summit, Flub-Summit, Barometer-Bomb: a DIO commentary

DIO 7.11. Robertson's Data Fabrications, by E. Myles Standish
2. Hipparchus and Spherical Trigonometry, by Curtis Wilson
3. Hipparchos at Lindos, a Modest Confirmation, by Dennis Rawlins
4. Peary's Memorandum on Steering, by Hanne Dalgas Christiansen
5. Unpublished Letters
6. van der Waerden: a Mathematician's Appreciation, by Hugh Thurston

DIO 6 DIO-Journal for Hysterical Astronomy1. Testing Princetitute-Muffia Omertà: Equation 31, by Dennis Rawlins
 DIO2. A Mayan Table of Eclipses, by Hugh Thurston
3. Crawling Towards Integrity
4. OJ Darts & Nordberg Walks
5. Hero & Doppelfanger: A Shaggy Were-Dog Story

DIO 5Aubrey Diller’s edition of Ptolemy’s Geography, Book 8
  Plus 2009's Surprise 13-for-13 Vindication of Diller's 1934 Proof of 2nd Century BC Spherical Trig

DIO 4.311. Concise Chronology of Approaches to the Poles, by R. K. Headland
12. Richard Byrd, Bernt Balchen, & the North Pole, by Dennis Rawlins
13. Scrawlins
14. Recovering Hipparchos' Last Lost Lustrous Star
15. Naked Came the Arrogance

DIO 4.2Competence Held Hostage #2: The Princeton Institute vs. Aubrey Diller
6. Ptolemy's Backwardness, by Hugh Thurston
7. Unpublished Letters
8. The JFK Assassination Conspiracy Conspiracy
9. Scrawlins
10. The "Theft" of the Neptune Papers: Amnesty for the Astronomer Royal?

DIO 4.1Competence Held Hostage #1
1. Pan-Babylonianism Redivivus? Ivy League Fundamentalism, by David Dicks
2. Columbus's Landfall at Plana Keys, by Keith Pickering
3. Hipparchos' Sites, his Spherical Trig, & R. Newton's Star Catalog Test, by Dennis Rawlins
4. Casting Pearls Before Pyglets: a Cautionary Tale of Duffermuffs & Flatterfeet
5. Announcing DIO Edition of Tycho's Star Catalog: Gratis to Subscribing Libraries

DIO 3Tycho's Star Catalog: the First Critical Edition
  A. KiloPerfectionism
  B. Spherical Trig: Precision by Brainpower
  C. The Catalog's Misunderstood Accuracy
  D. Error Medians
  E. Error Standard Deviations
  F. Least-Squares Analysis of Errors
  G. Principal-Star Error Trends
  H. Exceptional-Star Error Trends
  I. Select-Star Error Trends
  J. Discussion of Error Tables
  K. Total Star Count
  L. How Dim Was Tycho's Magnitude Limit?
  M. Discussion of Individual Stars' Errors [& List of Abbreviations]
  N. The Final Fifty Stars: Complete Spherical Trig Reconstructions
  O. Tycho's Rank
  P. Preface to Full Tabulation of Catalog D's 1004 Stars & 100 Select Stars

DIO 2.36. Scrawlins
7. Unpublished Letters
8. Current Developments: Columbus, Amundsen, and Ptolemy's Jekyll&Hide Defenders
9. The Neptune Conspiracy: British Astronomy's Post-Discovery Discovery

DIO 2.25. Amundsen's "Nonexistent" 1911 South Pole Aiming Data
  A. Ted Heckathorn
  B. The You're-Another Defense of Peary's Alleged Course-Setting
  C. Clott of the Antarctic?
  D. Moore Logic
  E. The NavFou Piles On
  F. Heckathorn Finds Amundsen's Transverse Data
  G. Recovering Amundsen's Spherical Trig Calculations
  H. Scott's Navigational Math
  I. Ex-Meridian Overprecision & Fatigue
  J. Amundsen's Path to the Pole
  K. Bunker Buncombe
  L. Appendix: Coverup Cubed

DIO 2.11. Scrawlins
2. Correspondence
3. Referees Refereed
4. Tycho 1004-Star Catalog's Completion Was Faked

DIO 1.2-3 The Journal for Hysterical Astronomy  9. Muffia Orbituary
  A. Let Us Now Braise Famous Men
  B. The Winter of Our Disrefereeing
  C. Somersaults & Winter Equinoxes
  D. Even a Hun Can Have Fun: Blitzkreig in the 'Jest
  E. DeToga Party: Lead Paper, Lead Balloon
  F. R.R.Newton's Ghost Flattens Babylonian Unicycle
  G. TrigOut Orgy
  H. Browning-Squared
  I. It Is Best To Be Clear About One's Conduct
  J. And The Last Shall Be First: Muffia Immolation-Scene
 DIO  K. Old Turkey: The Mystery of Hipparchos' Roots
  L. Hipparchos' Eclipse Trio B Reveals His Early Solar Orbit
  M. Frankensteinorbit Meets Trio A
  N. From Hipparchos' Sham Emerges: Aristarchos' Lunar Apogee
  O. Ancient Heliocentrists' Adoption of the Astronomical Unit
  P. Basking Case
  Q. Improved Estimates of Aristarchos' Distances to Sun & Moon
  R. Haute Cowture & Pseudo-Aristarchos' Fatal Contradiction
  S. Hipparchos in Scientific History
 The Journal for Hysterical Astronomy  10. Black Affidavit

DIO 1.11. Prologue: by Dennis Rawlins
2. Rawlins' Scrawlins
3. Unpublished Letters
4. Peary, Verifiability, and Altered Data
5. The Scholarly Integrity of Book Reviews, by Robert R. Newton
6. Hipparchos' Ultimate Solar Orbit
 The Journal for Hysterical Astronomy7. Figleaf Salad: Ptolemy's Planetary Model as Funny Science
8. Royal Cometians: Reputability, Reform, & Higher Selfpublication

Open Access Journal: The European Archaeologist

[First posted in AWOL 6 October 2010. Updated 25 April 2018]

The European Archaeologist - Internet Edition
ISSN 1022-0135
The European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) is a membership-based association open to all archaeologists and other related or interested individuals or bodies. The EAA currently has over 1100 members on its database from 41 countries world-wide working in prehistory, classical, medieval and later archaeology. They include academics, aerial archaeologists, environmental archaeologists, field archaeologists, heritage managers, historians, museum curators, researchers, scientists, teachers, conservators, underwater archaeologists and students of archaeology.


Past issues are archived as downloadable pdf files.

Open Access Journal: CHS Research Bulletin

[First posted in AWOL 1 February 2014, updated 25 April 2018]

CHS Research Bulletin
ISSN: 2329-0137
The CHS Research Bulletin (ISSN 2329-0137) is an e-journal dedicated to work of current fellows at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC.
The Center for Hellenic Studies publishes two issues each year to correspond with the biannual research symposia in December and April. During these events, fellows present their research in progress before an audience of faculty and students. The CHS Research Bulletin contains the fellows’ symposium papers and videos of their presentations.
The CHS Research Bulletin website also includes a blog featuring shorter contributions by fellows.

CyberCaesar: Learning Latin Online

CyberCaesar: Learning Latin Online
 CyberCaesar uses the best of traditional, modern and digital approaches to learning Latin.
  • Traditional – learning grammar is of paramount importance
  • Modern – learning the language through reading is engaging
  • Digital – technology is used to enhance learning
Each topic in CyberCaesar comprises:
  1. A series of stories, illustrating elements of grammar of syntax, as well depicting aspects of Roman life.
  2. At least one video lesson per topic, explaining new linguistic features.
  3. A vocabulary list, a set of flashcards to enhance learning and a vocabulary test to assess knowledge.
  4. Language reference items to aid recall and reinforcement.
  5. A series of exercises practising the new linguistic material.
  6. A revision exercise embedding concepts previously visited.
  7. English into Latin exercises that stretch each student to use new knowledge.
See also AWOL's  list of

Open Access Journal: Gradus rivista di archeologia dell'acqua

[First posted in AWOL  21 December 2015, updated 26 April 2018 (all links now to the Internet Archive)]

Gradus rivista di archeologia dell'acqua
Di seguito, potrete trovare l'elenco degli articoli presenti nel numero di Gradus che state consultando; facendo "click" su di essi, potrete leggerli direttamente on line in formato pdf, oppure in alternativa, (facendo "click" sulle apposite icone), potrete scaricarli singolarmente o tutti insime , sempre in formato pdf, ma inseriti in un archivio ZIP.
2013 anno 8 n° 1

Open Access Journal: Annales de Janua – Actes des journées d’études

[First posted in AWOL 20 July 2013, updated 26 April 2017]

Annales de Janua – Actes des journées d’études
ISSN: 2267-1358
Diffuser la richesse des échanges scientifiques réussis entre jeunes chercheurs, voilà le défi relevé par ces nouvelles Annales ! Cette revue a en effet pour vocation de publier les actes des journées d’études organisées chaque année par l’association Janua. Celle-ci, fondée à Poitiers, fédère des étudiants de Master et des doctorants spécialisés dans l’analyse des périodes antiques et médiévales. Les rencontres scientifiques qu’elle organise sont diachroniques et pluridisciplinaires afin de favoriser un dialogue entre différentes manières d’aborder la recherche. La publication numérique des articles issus des communications permettra à chacun d’y retrouver soit la diversité des approches envisagées soit la spécificité d’un sujet traité par un jeune chercheur. Un comité scientifique composé de chercheurs et d’enseignants-chercheurs est associé au déroulement de l’ensemble du projet.

n°6 - La violence guerrière : de l’Antiquité au Moyen Âge

EMINA: Egyptian Mummies in North America

[First posted in AWOL 19 April 2014, updated 26 April 2018]

EMINA: Egyptian Mummies in North America

EMINA is a searchable database of Egyptian mummy resources in North America, compiled by S.J. Wolfe (Mummies in Nineteenth Century America; Ancient Egyptians as Artifacts; McFarland, 2009) from thousands of digitized articles in newspapers, periodicals and books, as well as web sites, personal recollections, correspondences, and regular print resources.

The database will be continually expanding and changing as new information is added. Updates will be loaded on a monthly basis unless it becomes expedient to upload more often.

The database consists of two tables.

  • I. The mummy database Search the mummy database
  • II. Database of bibliographic sources to Egyptian mummy references (not yet available online)
The researcher will be able to choose among different search strategies based on access points and/or keyword indices. 

I encourage questions, comments, additions and corrections to the databases and these should be directed to me (S.J. Wolfe) at eminadb@gmail.com. Please include the word “mummy” in the subject line.

The database is sponsored through the kindness and courtesy of the Egyptologists’ Electronic Forum, and the technical details for the web version are provided by Kathleen M. Haley, Caroline W. Stoffel and John Stoffel.

Open Access Journal: DABIR: Digital Archive of Brief notes & Iran Review

[First posted in AWOL 10 October 2014, updated 27 April 2018]

DABIR: Digital Archive of Brief notes & Iran Review
Dabir Journal
The Digital Archive of Brief notes & Iran Review (DABIR) is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal published by the Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at the University of California, Irvine. DABIR aims to quickly and efficiently publish brief notes and reviews relating to the pre-modern world in contact with Iran and Persianate cultures. The journal accepts submissions on art history, archaeology, history, linguistics, literature, manuscript studies, numismatics, philology and religion, from Jaxartes to the Mediterranean and from the Sumerian period through to and including the Safavid era (3500 BCE-1500 CE). Work dealing with later periods can be considered on request.

Issue 05


Book Reivews

Issue 04

I Articles

II Reviews

Issue 03

I Articles

  1. From Yima’s Wara to Jamshid’s Throne: Persepolis and the Impact of the Avestan Lore
    Touraj Daryaee
  2. Elamo-Hittitica I: An Elamite Goddess in Hittite Court
    Kamyar Abdi
  3. Neo-Assyrian Diplomatic Marriage and Divination: A Case Study
    Parsa Daneshmand
  4. The hypothetical life of an Middle Iranian particle
    Adam Benkato
  5. Methodological and Historiographical Notes on the ‘Paradise’ as an Iranian Royal Institution
    Matthew P. Canepa
  6. Saansaan Pirosen: Ammianus Marcellinus and the Kidarites
    Khodadad Rezakhani
  7. Avestan ciθra
    Amir Ahmadi

II Reviews

  1. Stoneman, Richard. 2015. Xerxes: A Persian Life. New Haven: Yale University Press. 288 p., £25.00, ISBN 978-0-300-18007-7.
    Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

III Review Article

  1. Jongeward, David, Joe Cribb & Peter Donovan. 2014. Kushan, Kushano-Sasanian, and Kidarite coins: a catalogue of coins from the American Numismatic Society. New York: The American Numismatic Society. 322 pp., $150, 978-0-89722-334-8.
    Khodadad Rezakhani

IV Special Issue

  1. An Overview of the History and Development of the Parsi Priesthood in India up to the 19th Century
    Firoze M. Kotwal

Issue 02

I Articles

  1. Victorious: The “Arrogance” of Šāhānšah Xusrō Parvīz
    Keenan Baca-Winters
  2. Whipping the Sea and the Earth: Xerxes at the Hellespont and Yima at the Vara
    Touraj Daryaee
  3. Dancing in Middle & Classical Persian
    Touraj Daryaee & Nina Mazhjoo
  4. The Niyāyišn and the bagas (Brief comments on the so-called Xorde Avesta, 2)
    Götz König
  5.  Jamshīdī Nō-Rūz : Facts v/s Myth
    Dastur Firoze M. Kotwal
  6. An orgy of Oriental dissipation? Some thoughts on the ‘Camel lekythos’
    Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
  7. The Turkish Iranian emigration as perceived by the Maathir al-Umara (1544-1629)
    Marc Morato
  8. Survey of Šāhnāme sources. 1. The so-called *Paykār and *Sagēsarān
    Mohesn Zakeri

II Reviews

  1. Asatrian, Garnik S. & Viktoria Arakelova. 2014. The religion of the Peacock Angel: the Yezidis and their spirit world.
    Vahé S. Boyajian
  2. Shahbazi, A. Shapur, Tārīḫ-e sāsānīān. Tarjome-ye baḫš-e sāsānīān az ketāb-e tārīḫ-e Ṭabarī va moqāyese-ye ān bā tārīḫ-e Bal’amī [Sasanian History. Translation of the Sasanian Section from the History of Ṭabari and its Commparission with the History of Bal’ami], Tehran, Iran University Press, 1389š/2010.
    Touraj Daryaee
  3. Timuş, Mihaela. 2015. Cosmogonie et eschatologie: articulations conceptuelles du système religieux zoroastrien. (Cahiers de Studia Iranica 54). Paris: Peeters Press.
    Shervin Farridnejad
  4. Briant, Pierre. 2015. Darius in the shadow of Alexander. (Trans.) Jane Marie Todd. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
    Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
  5. Bridges, Emma. 2014. Imagining Xerxes: ancient perspectives on a Persian king. (Bloomsbury Studies in Classical Reception). New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
    Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

III Obituary

  1. Malek Iradj MOCHIRI (1927–2015)
    Ehsan Shavarebi

Issue 01

I Articles

  1. A re-examination of two terms in the Elamite version of the Behistun inscription
    Saber Amiri Pariyan