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Archaeology Online Content Resources for teachers and students

Archaeology Online Content Resources for teachers and students
Instructions: Please add relevant online archaeological and historical content that would help teachers create lesson plans, and or students find content, during episodes of social distancing (and of course after).

Content and topics often missed in standard corriculum would be incredibly valuable as well.

The Roman Society YouTube Channe

The Roman Society YouTube Channel
Roman Society
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies - The Roman Society - was founded in 1910 as the sister society to the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies. The Roman Society is the leading organisation in the United Kingdom for those interested in the study of Rome and the Roman Empire. Its scope is wide, covering Roman history, archaeology, literature and art down to about A.D. 700. It has a broadly based membership, drawn from over forty countries and from all ages and walks of life.

Dr Mike Bishop

1.4K views4 years ago

Dr Guy Stiebel

954 views4 years ago

Professor Amanda Claridge

587 views5 years ago

AVI : Attic Vase Inscriptions : Attische Vaseninschriften

 [First posted 9/24/09.  Updated 13 March 2020]

AVI : Attic Vase Inscriptions : Attische Vaseninschriften
Wachter, Rudolf
AVI (Attic Vase Inscriptions / Attische Vaseninschriften) is an extended and web-based continuation and development of Henry R. Immerwahr's CAVI (Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions). AVI's main part is the interactive database, which is now available in a more developed version. We also provide informations about the project's prehistory (by Henry Immerwahr), protohistory, and present and future aims, bibliography (more than 3000 titles), as well as some texts on alphabets and phonology of the Attic dialect.
You can download Henry Immerwahr's original CAVI as a pdf file (version of January 2008, 7.7 MB, last version of January 2009, 6.8 MB, here mirrored from the original website (archived link), see also the University of North Carolina website).
CAVI has been completely integrated into the AVI database, whereby, as a first step, the bibliographical references and many more things have been unified in order to make them searchable. The content has not been changed, however, except for small additions by R.W., added in double square brackets [[...]], and quite a few corrections, mainly in the bibliographical sections.
On 17 February 2010, I was happy to present our new site, designed and programmed by Simone Hiltscher. It replaced the first site of 2004. On 13 December 2010 our search form was put online, which allows you to search the database according to precise criteria. In February 2011, the free text search followed. In the meantime many new features have been added (see the third report).
After our project's funding was renewed in May 2017 (see the fourth report), we started implementing two important changes: the interface of your database was converted from Flash to HTML5 and JavaScript (as were the remaining parts of our website) and, in cooperation with Digital LIMC Basel and the Beazley Archive Oxford, links connecting AVI to the other databases were added to nearly all our entries. Apart from that, we are adding direct links to the relevant items in museum databases as these are put online. We believe that this represents most useful additions to AVI's functionality since it allows users to easily jump between different databases whose contents supplement each other very well.
Among the next big steps is the preparation of the entry forms for additions, corrections, and photographs. The first (Insert Data) is currently being re-developed for HTML5 and will be available soon, the second (Update Data) and third (Upload Images) will be ready at a later stage. From then on, it will be much easier to enhance the AVI database both for ourselves and for (registered) external collaborators. Most recently we added the possibility to send us additional information on a particular vase via a direct link shown at the bottom of each entry.
We hope you find AVI useful and interesting and hope you come back regularly.
Rudolf Wachter.
Last update 2018-10-25

Virtual Magic Bowl Archive

 [First posted in AWOL 17 May 2011. Updated 13 March 2020]

Virtual Magic Bowl Archive
The Virtual Magic Bowl Archive (VMBA) is a collaborative project involving scholars from Israel and the United Kingdom.
The VMBA was initially established by Dr Dan Levene and hosted by the University of Southampton from 2009. In 2014, it was transferred to the University of Exeter, to be continued under the supervision of Dr Siam Bhayro.
The aim of the VMBA is to provide online resources for those engaged in the study of Aramaic incantation bowls from Sasanian Mesopotamia, perhaps the most important primary source we have for studying the everyday beliefs and practices of the Jewish, Christian, Mandaean, Manichaean, Zoroastrian and Pagan communities on the eve of the Islamic conquests.
While we envisage more features being added over time, the initial resources will focus on some 650 texts that comprise part of the Schøyen Collection, which are currently being prepared for publication by an international team of scholars under the supervision of Professor Shaul Shaked.
The first published volume of incantation bowls from the Schøyen Collection is:
S. Shaked, J.N. Ford and S. Bhayro, Aramaic Bowl Spells: Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Bowls Volume One (Magical and Religious Literature of Late Antiquity 1; Leiden: Brill, 2013)
For those interested in learning more about the Aramaic incantation bowls, Dr Levene's booklet Curse or Blessing: What's in the Magic Bowl?‌ can be downloaded as a PDF.
Browse the VMBA photographic archive.
See also Pre-Islamic Incantation Bowls for details of our research on the Schøyen Collection’s Aramaic incantation bowls.

Open Access Journal: Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies

Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies
ISSN: 0076-0730 (Print)
ISSN: 2041-5370 (Online)
Issue Cover
The Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies promotes cutting-edge and interdisciplinary research in all areas of classical studies broadly defined, including archaeology. All issues are themed.

Volume 62, Issue 2, December 2019

Original Articles

Bull Inst Class Stud, Volume 62, Issue 2, December 2019, Pages 1–9, https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-5370.12103
Bull Inst Class Stud, Volume 62, Issue 2, December 2019, Pages 11–28, https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-5370.12104
Bull Inst Class Stud, Volume 62, Issue 2, December 2019, Pages 29–48, https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-5370.12105
Bull Inst Class Stud, Volume 62, Issue 2, December 2019, Pages 49–65, https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-5370.12106
Bull Inst Class Stud, Volume 62, Issue 2, December 2019, Pages 67–79, https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-5370.12107
Bull Inst Class Stud, Volume 62, Issue 2, December 2019, Pages 81–95, https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-5370.12108
Bull Inst Class Stud, Volume 62, Issue 2, December 2019, Pages 97–117, https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-5370.12109
Bull Inst Class Stud, Volume 62, Issue 2, December 2019, Page 119, https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-5370.12110
Bull Inst Class Stud, Volume 62, Issue 2, December 2019, Pages 121–136, https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-5370.12111

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Open Access Journal: Thersites: Journal for Transcultural Presences & Diachronic Identities from Antiquity to Date

 [First posted on AWOL 21 July 2016, updated 14 March 2020]

Thersites: Journal for Transcultural Presences & Diachronic Identities from Antiquity to Date
ISSN: 2364-7612
thersites is an international open access journal for innovative transdisciplinary classical studies founded in 2014 by Christine Walde, Filippo Carlà and Christian Stoffel.
  • thersites expands classical reception studies by reflecting on Greco-Roman antiquity as present phenomenon and diachronic culture that is part of today’s transcultural and highly diverse world. Antiquity, in our understanding, does not merely belong to the past, but is always experienced and engaged in the present.
  • thersites contributes to the critical review on methods, theories, approaches and subjects in classical scholarship, which currently seems to be awkwardly divided between traditional perspectives and cultural turns.
  • thersites brings together scholars, writers, essayists, artists and all kinds of agents in the culture industry to get a better understanding of how antiquity constitutes a part of today’s culture and (trans-)forms our present.
Ancient Greek and Roman Multi-Sensory Spectacles of Grief
Vol. 9 (2019)
Is grief for the death of a loved one a universal, trans-historical emotion? What role does the historical, political and socio-cultural context play in how grief is understood, processed, performed, written about and represented in art? This special issue of thersites seeks to address these questions with reference to the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Drawing on a wide range of both textual and material culture evidence, the six papers that make up this issue investigate how the ancient Greeks and Romans reacted to the death of relatives, friends and members of their wider community, and how it affected their lives, societies and sense of identity. The first half of the issue is devoted to the portrayal of grief in the Homeric epics and Greek tragedy, while the second examines a rich variety of Roman evidence from inscriptions to art, literature and philosophy. Our work intersects with wider debates in the cross-disciplinary field of the History of Emotions, but some of the papers also reference recent scholarship on the senses in antiquity.

Full Issue

    Vol. 6 (2017)
    While studies in the field of Classical Receptions have flourished in recent years, in particular regarding the visual and performing arts, advertising has until now been substantially neglected, owing to its (elitist) exclusion from many definitions of “art” or “culture”. But advertising – through its very aim to appeal to a broad public – is a highly relevant indicator of the presence, significance and symbolic value of Classical Antiquity in popular culture. Ancient themes and figures are in fact regularly present in modern Western advertising, constituting familiar reference points in which many of the “values” that ads attempt to communicate find a reliable symbol or pictogram that can be immediately recognized by the public – Hercules (for strength) being possibly the most obvious example. Similarly, the high prestige attributed to the Classical world and its knowledge until just a few decades ago is often used in the Western world to confer an immediate credibility to the product or element being advertised.
    Ancient forms of advertising have also been substantially neglected in scholarship, eventually studied only by scholars of ancient economy and almost only ever in reference to Rome. Nevertheless, as is the case today, adverts were part of everyday life for the inhabitants of ancient cities, who covered their walls with offers, promises and public announcements of every kind, private and official. The very term “advertising” derives from the Latin adverto or “turn towards”, hence also “draw attention to” – a word that captures the very essence of advertising. This paves the way to multiple potential approaches that link to social and cultural studies, such as the relationship between advertising and identity.
    This relationship is, once again, central to studying the presence of Antiquity in modern advertising: should the audience identify with the Ancient Greeks and Romans, recognize them as a part of their cultural heritage, or should they feel different from them? How is such a message constructed, and what pre-knowledge of the Classical world do the ad-creators expect from their targeted audience?
    As within our multimedia saturated world, ads were also acknowledged and perceived in different ways in ancient times. They could be read or seen but also heard, appearing in the form of inscriptions, paintings, and announcements read aloud by the kerykes/praecones.
    This issue therefore contains contributions that, whether they concern Antiquity or the modern world, highlight the multimedia character of advertising and interrogate its multisensorial communication and reception.

  • War of the Senses – The Senses in War Interactions and Tensions between Representations of War in Classical and Modern Culture
    Vol. 4 (2016)
    This special issue of thersites (edited by Annemarie Ambühl) addresses artistic representations of war in literature and other media, focusing especially on the role of sensory perceptions and emotions as well as on gender issues. In line with the transcultural and diachronic outlook of thersites, issues of reception are approached either by applying modern theories and methods to the interpretation of classical texts or by comparing and contrasting ancient and modern responses to war and violence and their impact on human beings and society in general. The issue features contributions that range from Homer to postmodern novels and movies, as well as reviews of thematically related recent publications. Within this wide horizon two thematic clusters emerge: One group of papers studies the narratological, aesthetic and psychological dimensions of (fictional) descriptions of battles and other forms of violence in Latin literature, especially in Caesar’s war commentaries and the epics of Lucan, Valerius Flaccus and Statius, while another group of papers looks at novels that directly or indirectly reflect on experiences from both World Wars and the recent wars in Iraq through a complex engagement with classical narratives and concepts derived from classical antiquity. 
    Vol. 2 (2015)

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SCS Presidential Talks delivered at Annual Meetings

SCS Presidential Talks delivered at Annual Meetings

      Murašu Archives online

      Murašu Archives online
      [From Francis Joannès via Agade]
      Les 773 textes et fragments cunéiformes constituant l’ensemble publié
      des archive des Murašu sont désormais accessibles en translittération
      (et traduction pour certains) avec leur apparat critique sur le site
      www.achemenet.com. Ils peuvent être consultés sur l’onglet Sources
      Textuelles <http://www.achemenet.com/fr/tree/?/sources-textuelles>,
      par les entrées «textes par langue et écriture», « textes par région »
      et « textes babyloniens par publications».


      The 773 published cuneiform texts and fragments constituting the
      published collection of the Murašu Archive are now available in
      transliteration (and translation for some of them), together with a
      critical apparatus, on the site <www.achemenet.com>. They can be found
      in the section Textual Sources
      <http://www.achemenet.com/fr/tree/?/sources-textuelles> through the
      entries "texts by languages and scripts", "texts by regions" and
      "Babylonian texts by publications".

      Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research


      March 13, 2020

      This Statement is meant to provide clarity for U.S. colleges and universities about how copyright law applies to the many facets of remote teaching and research in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. We write this as copyright specialists at colleges, universities, and other organizations supporting higher education in the U.S. and Canada who work every day with faculty, staff, and librarians to enable them to make ethical and legal choices about copyright issues in online teaching.   

      The United States is in a time of crisis. As of this writing, more than 200 universities and colleges have moved to remote teaching. These moves aim to promote public health by slowing the spread of the disease, while maintaining at least some of the important functions higher education plays in teaching, learning, and research. We have heard concerns that copyright may pose impediments to a rapid shift to remote instruction, or conversely, that copyright is not relevant. While legal obligations do not automatically dissolve in the face of a public health crisis, U.S. copyright law is, thankfully, well equipped to provide the flexibility necessary for the vast majority of remote learning needed at this time.

      Fair Use

      Copyright law in the United States is made to support teaching, research, and learning. This stems from its Constitutional purpose, which is “to promote the Progress of Science and the useful Arts.” One critical feature of copyright law is fair use, a flexible users’ right that allows the use of copyrighted works without permission. It accommodates a wide variety of circumstances, including new and rapidly evolving situations. In the words of one of our colleagues, April Hathcock, “fair use is made for just these kinds of contingencies.” 

      To analyze whether a particular use is fair, courts balance four factors. The “heart of the fair use inquiry” lies in the first factor – the purpose and character of the use. Courts favor uses where the purpose is to benefit the public, even when that benefit is not “direct or tangible.”

      Even under normal circumstances, courts favor educational uses because of their broad public benefits. While there are no fair use cases squarely addressing copying to help minimize a public health crisis, the other wide variety of public benefits cited by courts leads us to believe that this purpose would weigh extremely heavily in favor of fair use. For example, in the Authors Guild v. HathiTrust case, the court made it clear that providing access to persons with disabilities was a strong public interest that weighed heavily in the fair use assessment. Similarly, other courts have found that allowing reproduction of the Zapruder film documenting Kennedy's assassination was in the public interest, and allowing redistribution of leaked internal memos about problems with electronic voting machines also favored fair use. 

      The benefit to the public in providing remote coursework is obvious when it enables teaching to continue in the face of social distancing measures or quarantine, or when access to physical library materials is impossible. The public benefit of these measures is without a doubt of at least equal importance as in these cases.

      The second factor examines the nature of the work used—is it more factual or creative, published or not? In cases like this, the second factor “has rarely played a significant role in the determination of a fair use dispute.” For remote teaching in the COVID-19 situation, the analysis should be the same.

      The third fair use factor examines the “amount and substantiality” of the work used. Per the Supreme Court, this is a flexible standard that is situation-specific. The third factor is not a mechanical application of a rule such as “no more than 10%” or “1 chapter.” The question is whether “the quantity and value of the materials used ... are reasonable in relation to the purpose of the copying.” For copies made to support rapid adoption of remote teaching, users should be thoughtful about this factor, but not agonize over it: a use can be fair as long as it reproduces what is reasonable to serve the purpose.

      The fourth factor is “the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.” This factor “requires a balancing of the benefit the public will derive if the use is permitted” versus “the personal gain the copyright owner will receive if the use is denied.” While in normal circumstances there may be licensing markets for some items, the spontaneity of a move to remote teaching under emergency circumstances reduces the importance of this factor. Checking for and relying on licensed alternatives bolsters the case for fair use under the fourth factor, but lack of time to check for licenses should not be a barrier to meeting the needs of our communities.

      Campuses can also consider approaches to mitigate potential risk. Campuses should restrict access to course materials only to students, instructors, or teaching assistants enrolled in the course. Further, they should provide content only for the period of time needed, and excerpt materials when pedagogically appropriate. This limits the possibility of market harm. Ultimately, the purpose of copyright law, “promot[ing] the Progress of Science and useful Arts,” is served by engaging in these time-limited, purpose-specific uses.

      It is evident that making materials available and accessible to students in this time of crisis will almost always be a fair use. As long as we are being thoughtful in our analysis and limiting our activities to the specific needs of our patrons during this time of crisis, copyright law supports our uses. The fair use doctrine accommodates the flexibility required by our shared public health crisis, enabling society to function and progress while protecting human life and safety. 

      We also encourage campuses to begin contemplating the longer-term needs this situation presents. While fair use is absolutely appropriate to support the heightened demands presented by this emergency, if time periods extend further, campuses will need to investigate and adopt solutions tailored for the long-term.

      DMCA and Video

      While fair use offers a clear path for most uses in rapidly shifting to remote teaching, some uses raise other concerns. In particular, copying a full-length movie or television episode from a DVD for use in teaching may require circumvention of technical protection measures, which is prohibited under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Like fair use, the DMCA is designed with flexibility in mind—it empowers the Librarian of Congress to create exemptions allowing circumvention under certain circumstances. Unfortunately, the current exemptions extend only to copying “short portions” of motion pictures for use in certain types of teaching, not to copying entire works, even when doing so is clearly fair use. Courts disagree on whether circumvention violates the DMCA when the underlying use is non-infringing (for example, because of fair use) and on what constitutes circumvention. Individual institutions will need to make their own assessments of this issue in consultation with their legal counsel or administration.

      When possible, we encourage using video through licensed services. From Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime to PBS and cable channels, many films are readily available, either for free or after payment of a relatively low fee for access. 


      Some creators and other copyright owners may find this analysis concerning. We offer this analysis from a place of deep respect for creators—and to provide a practical lens through which our colleagues working as instructors and in instructional support positions can keep copyright in mind despite the seismic changes they’re implementing in support of public health.

      We encourage the use of already-licensed online content, openly licensed, and public domain alternatives, and working with content vendors to find mutually agreed-on ways to expand existing access to support social distancing for instruction and research. We commend vendors who have stepped up to provide free access to certain resources through the end of the current academic term. 


      (Institutional affiliations listed for identification purposes only)
      Emilie Algenio, Copyright/Fair Use Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries
      Sara R. Benson, Copyright Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
      Josh Bolick, Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Kansas Libraries
      Justin Lee Bonfiglio, Copyright Specialist, University of Michigan Library 
      Brandon Butler, Director of Information Policy, University of Virginia Library
      Will Cross, Director, Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center, North Carolina State University
      Kyle K. Courtney, Copyright Advisor, Harvard Library
      Kate Dickson, Copyright & Licensing Librarian, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
      Amy V. Dygert, Director of Copyright Services, Cornell University
      Will Edmiston, Librarian for Copyright & Reserves, The New School
      Sandra Aya Enimil, Copyright Services Librarian, The Ohio State University
      Ana Enriquez, Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian, Penn State University
      Maryam Fakouri, Copyright Librarian, University of Washington
      Sharon E. Farb, Associate University Librarian and Chief Policy Strategist, UCLA
      Donna L. Ferullo, Director, University Copyright Office, Purdue University
      Katie Fortney, Copyright Policy & Education Officer, California Digital Library
      Christine Fruin, Scholarly Communication and Digital Projects Manager, Atla
      Agnes Gambill, Head of Scholarly Communications, Appalachian State University
      Anne Gilliland, Scholarly Communications Officer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
      Liz Hamilton, Copyright Librarian, Northwestern University Libraries and Northwestern University Press
      Kiowa Hammons, Rights Clearance Manager, The New York Public Library
      Dave Hansen, Associate University Librarian & Lead Copyright and Information Policy Officer, Duke University
      April M. Hathcock, Director of Scholarly Communications & Information Policy, New York University
      Brandy Karl, Head of the Office of Scholarly Communications and Copyright, Penn State University
      Molly Keener, Director of Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication, Wake Forest University
      Mary Lee Kennedy, Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries
      Cindy Kristof, Head, Copyright & Scholarly Communication, Kent State University
      Michael Maire Lange, Copyright & Information Policy Specialist, UC Berkeley
      Yuan Li, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Princeton University Library
      Carla Myers, Coordinator of Scholarly Communications, Miami University
      Rina Elster Pantalony, Director, Copyright Advisory Services, Columbia University Libraries
      Laura Quilter, Copyright and Information Policy, University of Massachusetts Amherst
      Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer & Program Director, UC Berkeley
      LeEtta Schmidt, Copyright and Intellectual Property Librarian, University of South Florida
      Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries
      Kevin L Smith, Dean of Libraries, University of Kansas
      Stephen Spong, Law Library Director, Western University
      Stephanie Towery, Copyright Officer, Texas State University
      Nate Wise, Intellectual Property Office Manager, Brigham Young University - Idaho
      Timothy Vollmer, Scholarly Communication & Copyright Librarian, UC Berkeley
      Micah Zeller, Head of Scholarly Communication Services, Washington University in St. Louis
      Katie Zimmerman, Director of Copyright Strategy, MIT Libraries

      Scaife Viewer Update

      Two years ago, we launched the Scaife Viewer. The primary goal at the time was to provide a reading environment for the Perseus Digital Library and the Open Greek and Latin First One-Thousand Years of Greek Project.
      But even before we launched, we knew it was only the beginning and that there were a lot of rich annotations we wanted to support, including:
      • translation alignment
      • treebanks
      • critical apparatus
      • manuscript images
      and more.
      We also knew that Scaife wouldn’t just stay as one site (scaife.perseus.org) but become an ecosystem of software used for building all sorts of rich reading environments.
      Over the last year, we’ve worked on a handful of new projects built on Scaife (although we’re always looking for more!) and, as funding permitted, have been laying the foundation for the capabilities we want the Scaife software to have in the future.
      In the last update, I talked about our new architecture, essentially made up of a front-end skeleton hosting widgets talking via GraphQL to a backend server we dubbed ATLAS (for Aligned Text and Linguistic Annotation Server—an acronym I’m still proud of).
      Today, on the second anniversary of the launch of the original site built on Scaife, we’re opening up our efforts on this new architecture.
      We’re launching two actively developed prototypes of the new architecture: “Explore Homer” which will bring together various levels of analysis of Homer, and “SV Mini” which goes broader with a variety of texts with some analysis but not as deep as Explore Homer (nor as broad as the entire Perseus Digital Library.)
      It’s still early days, but you can see the work in progress at:
      with new features being released every few weeks. I will endeavour to provide updates on these releases along with video screencasts on a roughly monthly basis.
      The GitHub repositories are all open (the code is open source under an MIT license) and the Trello boards tracking development have all been made public today.
      The best way to get involved is to join Slack and get familiar with the key repositories and Trello boards.
      Links have also been added to the project website https://scaife-viewer.org.
      I am almost always available on Slack to answer any questions.
      James Tauber

      GreekandLatinUCL (on YouTube)

       [First posted in AWOL 28 October 2018, updated 16 March 2020]

      GreekandLatinUCL (on YouTube)
      The Department of Greek and Latin at UCL is one of the premier Classics departments in the UK. It offers study programmes at the BA, MA and PhD level, produces high-quality research and is keen to share its expertise with the general public. UCL Greek & Latin has more than ten permanent members of staff as well as part-time staff and postgraduate researchers with diverse backgrounds and a variety of research interests. We are a vibrant community that covers all the main areas of ancient Greek and Latin language and literature as well as aspects such as philosophy, palaeography, linguistics and the reception of the ancient world in the modern period. For more information on the Department visit: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/classics/

      Greek Papyri

      3.6K views1 year ago

      The Life of Cicero

      164 views1 year ago

      Open Access Journal: Archaeological Textiles Newsletter - Archaeological Textiles Review

       [First posted in AWOL 7 March 2017, updated 16 March 2020]

      Archaeological Textiles Newsletter - Archaeological Textiles Review
      ISSN: 0169-7331
      In the beginning of January 2020 ATR61 was sent out to the subscribers.
      Back issues ATN 1-53 and ATR 54-60 are now available on this homepage or as print-on-demand from the University of Copenhagen webshop. The webshop has both an English and Dansk interface.

      We hope the readers will appreciate the comprehensive and varied issues in print or as downloads on this homepage.

      Please use ATR as a medium for distributing the growing amount of information on textile archaeology, and keep sending us articles and reviews. We encourage the contributors to submit their articles throughout the year to spread the editing workload.

      The deadline for contributions to this year’s ATR is the 1st of May.

      We have many followers, so please spread the word, and send us your news and announcements.


      Open Access Journal: Cartagine. Studi e Ricerche

       [First posted in AWOL 27 July 1017, updated 16 March 2020]

      Cartagine. Studi e Ricerche
      ISSN: 2532-1110 [Online]
      ISSN: 2532-3563 [Print]
      Testata della pagina 
      Cartagine. Studi e Ricerche (CaSteR) è la rivista internazionale, accademica, peer-reviewed e Open Access, della Società Scientifica Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Cartagine (SAIC).

      Ambito e orizzonte culturale

      L'ambito culturale della rivista è quello delle scienze storiche, archeologiche e dell’antichità, della storia dell’arte, della conservazione, della valorizzazione e del restauro dei beni culturali. L'ambito cronologico di riferimento va dalla preistoria fino al periodo fatimide (XII sec.) mentre dal punto di vista geografico l'area di elezione è quella dell'Africa del Nord (in particolare Tunisia e paesi del Maghreb) intesa sia come spazio geografico fisico che come termine culturale di raffronto per studi che trattino di aspetti comuni ad altre aree e di rapporti di interscambio culturale e materiale. Particolare attenzione verrà inoltre riservata agli studi che tratteranno di aspetti collegati alla musealizzazione, al restauro dei monumenti, alle tematiche collegate alla valorizzazione dei giacimenti culturali materiali e immateriali.


      La rivista si propone di incoraggiare, negli ambiti sopra identificati, la ricerca interdisciplinare sull'area nord Africana ed in particolare in Tunisia proponendosi come un contenitore di scambio e confronto non solo tra i componenti della comunità accademica degli specialisti di settore ma, superando i confini nazionali, tra le diverse comunità accademiche e la società civile.

      Tipo di documenti editi

      I contenuti della rivista saranno principalmente testi a stampa corredati da immagini fotografiche, disegni in vari formati (raster e vettoriali), filmati video e file contenenti dati testuali. Potranno essere inoltre sottoposti alla valutazione di CaSteR per l'edizione anche lavori multimediali purché rigorosamente a carattere scientifico e di ambito cronologico, geografico e culturale assolutamente coerente con le linee editoriali sopra esposte.



      V. 1 (2016)

      Althiburos, Tunisia. Teatro romano (foto Gilberto Montali).



      V. 2 (2017)

      Ellès, Tunisia (foto Anna Depalmas).



      V. 3 (2018)

      Thignica, Ain Tounga, Tunisia (foto Simone Ligas).



      V. 4 (2019)

      Leptis Magna. Il mercato e la cosiddetta tholos (foto di Attilio Mastino, 2008).



      Antonio M. Corda

      Saggi e studi

      Souad Miniaoui
      Salvatore Fadda
      Lavinia Del Basso
      Alessandro Teatini
      Claudio Farre
      Ciro Parodo
      Giuseppina Battaglia, Babette Bechtold, Rossana De Simone, Stefano Vassallo, Giuseppe Montana, Luciana Randazzo
      Mustafa Khanoussi, Fatma Naït -Yghil
      Paola Cavaliere, Danila Piacentini
      José Ortiz Córdoba
      Habib Baklouti
      Giorgio Crimi, Silvia Orlandi
      Tiziana Carboni

      Schede e materiali

      Piero Bartoloni
      Piero Bartoloni
      Mariette de Vos Raaijmakers, Enrico Zuddas

      Notizie e resoconti

      Sergio Ribichini
      Sergio Ribichini
      Attilio Mastino
      Maria Antonietta Rizzo
      Cinzia Vismara
      Mustafa Turjman
      Maria Antonietta Rizzo, Patrizio Pensabene, Antonio Ibba
      Maria Bastiana Cocco
      Alberto Gavini


      Mohamed-Arbi Nsiri





      V. 5 (2020)

      Il porto di Cartagine, Tunisia
      Foto: Salvatore Ganga

      Pubblicazione in corso
      Il numero 5 (2020) è ancora aperto.



      Antonio Ibba

      Open Access Journal: Entangled Religions: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Religious Contact and Transfer

      Entangled Religions: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Religious Contact and Transfer
      ISSN: 2363-6696
      Entangled Religions is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal. It deals with encounters between different religious traditions and concomitant processes of transfer in past and present times.
      Contributions to Entangled Religions discuss occasions, themes, modes, conditions, and consequences of contacts between religious groups and the way religious thought and practice developed in and through such contact phenomena. Such phenomena, we assume, eventually brought about both the larger and smaller religious traditions of today and the religious field as a social entity distinct from other fields such as politics, economics, and art.

      The journal aims at overcoming the historically established disciplinary cleavages in religious studies by providing a common point of departure. Inter- and intra-religious processes initiated by religious encounter are a focal point of research on religion, enabling researchers from various academic backgrounds to share their respective research. Presenting research on dynamics resulting from the interaction of distinct religious traditions and their manifestations in the self-imagination of these traditions, Entangled Religions creates systematic reference points which allow for the integration of diachronically and synchronically compared material into a general history of religions.
      Entangled Religions focuses on case studies of original research, with each case study focusing on a particular geographical region, a particular moment in or period of time, and a particular constellation of two or more religious traditions encountering each other. Each case study extrapolates the occasions as well as the historical and social contexts of such encounters and, most importantly, sheds light on the issues, notions, themes and practices addressed in the particular contact situation.

      While individual case studies and the particularities of the presented material are crucial, the broader objective of Entangled Religions is to enable larger-scale comparisons. Comparing diverse cases beyond individual particularities, time periods, and cultural contexts requires abstracting from the material at hand and making broader generalizations. We believe this is best done by using theoretical concepts that function as tertia comparationis, making every case study in Entangled Religions a case of something. For example, a case study about transformations of Jewish rituals in ancient Palestine due to contact with Christian communities is comparable with another case study about polemics on Catholic food prohibitions among contemporary Lebanese Sunnis only if both case studies refer to and draw from a common theoretical concept, such as “purity”.

      Authors are thus expected to use analytical concepts to substantiate their case studies. Examples include the analytical concepts discussed on our website. Authors are strongly encouraged to engage with and present their material in light of these, or to introduce other analytical concepts as long as comparability of their case studies is ensured.

      Entangled Religions is published by the Center for Religious Studies and the Käte Hamburger Kolleg "Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe" at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The website is hosted by the University Library of Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
      • Religion, Media, and Materiality
        Vol. 11 No. 3
        Guest Editors: Giulia Evolvi and Jessie Pons
        Religious practice necessarily involves the use of media to bridge the gap between immanence and transcendence. Scholarship has bee nincreasingly interested in the relationship between religion and media and how material and immaterial objects become entangled in religious belief-systems and practices. In this respect, the issue of authority emerges as paramount. The special issue aims at exploring the interplay of authority, religion, and media. It includes scholars from different disciplines –religious studies, media studies, art history, philology – presenting a wide range of case
        studies from different geographical and historical contexts, focusing both on authority as discussed within specific religious communities and as negotiated between different religious groups.
      • Formative Exchanges between the Sasanid Empire and Late Antique Rome: Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism and Christianity in Contact
        Vol. 11 No. 2
        Guest Editors: Eduard Iricinschi and Kianoosh Rezania
        The special issue “Formative Exchanges between the Sasanid Empire and Late Antique Rome: Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism and Christianity in Contact”, edited by Kianoosh Rezania and Eduard Iricinschi, publishes the contributions of a two-days workshop of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg "Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe" hold on first and second of June 2017 at the Center for Religious Studies, Ruhr University Bochum. It explores formative dynamics of contacts, interactions, and exchanges that took place in the Sasanian and Roman Empires between Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, and Christianity at multiple levels. The contributions investigate the cognitive, ritual, and material scope of religions represented as “minorities” within larger ethnic and ideological landscapes, such as Christians and Manichaeans in the Persian Empire, or Manichaeans in the Roman Empire. Also, they enquire into how the subsequent reactions from the political, ethnic, and religious “majority” of the Persian and Roman Empires led not only to various manners of accommodation or rejection of religious minorities by the religious establishment, but also to the transformation of these majorities themselves as a result of religious contacts, influences, and borrowings.
      • Senses, Religion and Religious Encounter
        Vol. 10
        This special issue is the outcome of the conference "Religion and the Senses", held at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg in September 2016.
        After having been disregarded in favour of doctrines and dogmas for a long time, the sensory dimension of religions has recently attracted a large scholarly attention in religious studies. In tune with the surrounding academic landscape, the Käte Hamburger Kolleg "Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe" has devoted the academic year 2015-2016 to the scrutiny of the role of the theme "senses" from the perspective of interreligious, intrareligious and intersocietal contact. The conference summarized the main results of this work.
      • The Changing Landscapes of Cross-Faith Places and Practices
        Vol. 9 (2019)
        The present special issue of Entangled Religions has emerged from a conference about “Shared Sacred Places and Multi-Religious Space” that took place at the Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz in September 2016. As the title of the conference indicates, a main interest was to re-think the relation between place and space and between different religions. The conference took place in the framework of the IEG focus topic “Europe from the Margins,” which also included a lecture series on processes of marginalization and exclusion with regard to social and religious minorities within and beyond Europe. This background explains the range of topics in this special issue to a certain degree, because the conference had the aim to de-centre established notions of Europe and religion and understand them in their multi-dimensionality. While cross-faith practices are a worldwide phenomenon, the main geographical focus of the following articles is on southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean with their spatial extensions to Asia. Proceeding from here, the contributions in this volume understand multi-faith practices as embedded in local arrangements as well as in larger multi-religious landscapes, thus taking account of the interconnection between the local and the global and paying attention to the micro and macro levels of analysis.
      • Between the Altar and the Pulpit: The (New?) Materiality of the Spiritual
        Vol. 7 (2018)
        The special issue is based on papers presented at the international conference “Zwischen Kanzel und Altar. Die (neue) Materialität des Spirituellen” held at the Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek, Emden in April 2016. Continuity and change in church interiors were key concepts addressed at the conference. The studies presented here analyse the impact of confessional change on church interiors and intentionally move away from the cathedrals and parish churches in the political and religious centres of early modern Europe.
      • Historical Engagements and Interreligious Encounters - Jews and Christians in Premodern and Early Modern Asia and Africa
        Vol. 6 (2018)
        The essays in this special issue are based on the proceedings of the workshop Eastern Jews and Christians in Interaction and Exchange in the Islamic World and Beyond: A Comparative View held in Jerusalem and Raʿanana in June 2016. Accordingly, the essays address interreligious encounters in the Islamic world and beyond, examining social and religious attitudes towards religious Others in a wide range of disciplinary approaches. What binds these essays together is an attempt to shed light on a little-known history of Jewish-Christian relations in premodern Asia and Africa, a subject that stands at the heart of the research project Jews and Christians in the East: Strategies and Interactions between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean.

      DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean

      DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean
      Edited by Sebastian Heath
      DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean provides a series of new critical studies that explore digital practices for teaching the Ancient Mediterranean world at a wide range of institutions and levels. These practical examples demonstrate how gaming, coding, immersive video, and 3D imaging can bridge the disciplinary and digital divide between the Ancient world and contemporary technology, information literacy, and student engagement. While the articles focus on Classics, Ancient History, and Mediterranean archaeology, the issues and approaches considered throughout this book are relevant for anyone who thinks critically and practically about the use of digital technology in the college level classroom.

       DATAM features contributions from Sebastian Heath, Lisl Walsh, David Ratzan, Patrick Burns, Sandra Blakely, Eric Poehler, William Caraher, Marie-Claire Beaulieu and Anthony Bucci as well as a critical introduction by Shawn Graham and preface by Society of Classical Studies Executive Director Helen Cullyer.
      The book is a free, open access download and will be made available as a low-cost paperback by the middle of next month.

      FINAL REPORT | NOVEMBER 2019: Museum of the Bible Dead Sea Scroll Collection Scientific Research and Analysis

      FINAL REPORT | NOVEMBER 2019: Museum of the Bible Dead Sea Scroll Collection Scientific Research and Analysis

      The Results

      “After an exhaustive review of all the imaging and scientific analysis results, it is evident that none of the textual fragments in Museum of the Bible’s Dead Sea Scroll collection are authentic,” concluded Colette Loll, founder and director of Art Fraud Insights, in a detailed report about the findings. “Moreover, each exhibits characteristics that suggest they are deliberate forgeries created in the twentieth century with the intent to mimic authentic Dead Sea Scroll fragments.”
      In 2016,13 of the museum’s fragments were published by a team of scholars in Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments in the Museum Collection. Since publication, scholars have expressed growing concern about the authenticity of some of these fragments — especially since all were purchased after 2002 when suspected forgeries entered the market. Extensive appraisals of the scribal features revealed inconsistencies with authentic DSS. Pending further analysis, Museum of the Bible displayed, upon opening in November 2017, five of its DSS fragments with exhibit labels indicating that authenticity had not yet been verified.
      “Notwithstanding the less than favorable results, we have done what no other institution with post-2002 DSS fragments has done,” Museum of the Bible Chief Curatorial Officer Dr. Jeffrey Kloha said. “The sophisticated and costly methods employed to discover the truth about our collection could be used to shed light on other suspicious fragments and perhaps even be effective in uncovering who is responsible for these forgeries.”

      Access to the digital Loeb Classical Library will be free to schools and universities impacted by COVID-19 until June 30th.

      From Harvard University Press International@HarvardUPLondon
      In these uncertain times, sometimes you need to look back at the classics. Access to the digital Loeb Classical Library will be free to schools and universities impacted by COVID-19 until June 30th.  
      Librarians: email loebclassics_sales@harvard.edu for access.

      FREE ONLINE ACCESS to all textbooks that constitute the "Cambridge Core"

      ASOR MEMBER RESOURCES: Online Resources for Teaching Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Cognate Fields

      ASOR MEMBER RESOURCES: Online Resources for Teaching Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Cognate Fields

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      Online Resources

      During this initial phase, we are asking our members to share online resources, websites, teaching aids, guidelines, or advice that they feel could be useful. We recognize that many have been forced into a position of teaching online, and ASOR wants to provide a portal where we can share ideas and help each other. Please email Marta Ostovich at programs@asor.org with any resources you would like to share with your colleagues. We also welcome your suggestions and offers to volunteer in helping us set up these resources.
      Stay tuned for more to come!
      Much of the content for these online resources came from H.Dixon, “What’s Already Out There? Online Resources for Teaching Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Cognate Fields,” Creative Pedagogies for Teaching the Ancient Near East and Egypt session (M. Ameri and H. Dixon, chairs), 2019 ASOR Annual Meeting, San Diego.”

      “He Inscribed Upon a Stone”: Celebrating the Work of Jim Eisenbraun

      Eisenbrauns is a veritable household name for scholars of the Bible, archaeology, and Near Eastern studies. The retirement of Jim and Merna Eisenbraun (the reason for the plural Eisenbrauns) and the transition of the imprint to Pennsylvania State University Press is an opportunity to celebrate and pay tribute. When SBL asked authors, editors, and staff associated with Eisenbrauns if they would contribute to a volume celebrating Jim’s legacy, over one hundred responses resulted in this tribute.
      [Text from  the announcement, which you can read here]