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CDLI Newsletter 2020/1: June 2020

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CDLI Newsletter 2020/1: June 2020


Directorship

Following the death of CDLI founder and Director, Bob Englund, the directorship of the CDLI will continue with Jacob L. Dahl, Bertrand Lafont, Émilie Pagé-Perron and Jürgen Renn, jointly directing the project.

Publications

We are happy to announce that CDLB and CDLJ are accepting submissions again. We wish to thank Madeleine Fitzgerald for meticulous management of the Journal over the past almost two decades. The editorial leadership of the journal and the bulletin has passed to Jacob L Dahl as Editor in Chief and Laura F Hawkins as Managing Editor.

The composition of the new editorial board is as follows:
Émilie Pagé-Perron, Bertrand Lafont, Niek Veldhuis, Jerry Cooper, David I. Owen, Manuel Molina, Susanne Paulus, Marco Bonechi and Jan G. Dercksen.

Under the editorship of Émilie Pagé-Perron, CDLN is also accepting notes. The new website will be up and running again in the next few weeks.

Manuscripts for CDLJ, CDLB and CDLN publications can be sent to cdli@ucla.edu for consideration.

We wish to also draw attention to the most recent addition to the Cuneiform Digital Library Preprints (CDLP), Elamite bricks from the Museum of Hotel Sandelin (France, Saint-Omer), by Pauline Leroy (see https://cdli.ucla.edu/pubs/cdlp/cdlp0018_20190420.pdf). The CDLP is under the editorial supervision of Bertrand Lafont (CNRS, Nanterre), to whom queries and submissions should be directed (bertrand.lafont@cnrs.fr).

Google Summer of code

CDLI is proud to announce the completion of the Google Summer of Code program for 2019. Last summer, CDLI participated for the second time in the Google Summer of Code program where Google offers summer full-time internship positions to students (in any field) that work on the elaboration of Open Source programming projects with chosen organizations. These projects encompass themes such as web design, database design and management, data processing and visualisation, machine translation and other machine learning approaches, etc, always using CDLI data. Last summer, Assyriologists, computer scientists and computational linguists Émilie Pagé-Perron, Ilya Khait, Willis Monroe, Rune Rattenborg, Jayanth, Shraddha Manchekar, Max Ionov and Niko Shenk have united to mentor a very interesting selection of students and accompanied them during the summer. You can find a description of their projects here https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/archive/2019/organizations/4653253634031616/ (scroll down), you will find a link to the code repository of each project in their description.

Most of these new developments have been or will be integrated into the new CDLI framework in the next months, though the work of computer science student volunteers.

This year, we are focusing more closely on furthering the development of the new CDLI framework extending our machine translation work, revamping the CDLI mobile app and streamlining image processing work to prepare CDLI fatcrosses and their publication on the web. For a description of the projects, see here: https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/5003360748437504/. Our mentors this year are Émilie Pagé-Perron, Ilya Khait, Willis Monroe, Rune Rattenborg, Max Ionov, Sagar Seghal, Aman Biswas, Amaan Iqbal, Ravneet Punia, David Wong, and Jacob L. Dahl. Outside of the GSoC structure but with the same timeframe, Niko Schenk will be mentoring a student intern to complete the team.

Collaboration with University of Toronto Prof. Heather D. Baker and Compute Canada

For the second time now, Professor Heather D. Baker has been awarded resources at Compute Canada for three years under the Research Platforms and Portals scheme. These resources make it possible for CDLI to offer a testing web platform for the development of the new CDLI interface, a place to host the final version of the interface mirroring the UCLA site when ready, and redundant backups in Canada of all CDLI assets, including those developed as part of the Machine Translation and Automated Analysis of Cuneiform Languages project.

New data

Over the past few months Bob Englund worked with Jamie Novotny (LMU Munich) on the records of the Assyrian and Babylonian royal inscriptions in the CDLI, growing the corpus to 3200 entries, along with C-ATF transliterations of the composite texts and accessible witnesses published in the RINAP (1, 3/1–2, 4, and 5/1) and RINBE (2) volumes. The composite identifiers for all of the texts published in Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia (RIM) series (RIMA 1–3, RIMB 2, RIME 1–4) were reviewed and updated; as a direct result, Oracc added numerous royal seals to its ‘Q’ (composition) catalogue.

As previously planned the Rosen collection at Cornell University closed on June 30th 2019. CDLI is ingesting the collection’s website and digital assets, and will continue to safekeep the catalogue and photographic data meticulously gathered by Laura W. Johnson-Kelly, David I. Owen, their local colleagues, and visiting assyriologists over the years.

As always, we are grateful for ATF contributions from colleagues; we have received new texts and corrections from or credited to: A. Bacskay, A., Anor, N., BabMed Team, Bramanti, A., Cripps, E., Dahl, J. L., Englund, R. K., Everling, J., Firth, R., Foxvog, D., Frame, G., Földi, Z., Gehlken, Geller, M., Giles, R., Gordin, S., Grayson, K., Guidi, C., Jagersma, B., Jeffers, J., Johnson, C , Kelly, K., Khait, I., Krebernik, M., Lafont, B., Lecompte, C., Leichty, E. V., Liu, C., Meyer-Laurin, V., Moore, S., Notizia, P., Novotny, J., Owen, D. I., Ozaki, T., Pagé-Perron, É., Panayotov, Santoiemma, Schlüter, S., Sigrist, M., Simko, K., Stadhouders, H., Tinney, S., Woestenburg, and Yazdani, A.

Call for further collaboration

Photos, images, metadata, and text
CDLI is always looking for lined-based translations (preferably English but other languages welcome), ATF formated transliterations (http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/doc/help/editinginatf/cdliatf/index.html), and curated catalogue data. Do not hesitate to inquire for instructions concerning formats and workflow.

We are also always happy to accept legacy and heterogeneous datasets for archival purposes which we process as time permits, for ingestion into the CDLI.
Finally, because we are revamping the bibliographic storage and display of CDLI, we welcome the contribution of well curated bibliographic data in the bibtex format, simply send your file to cdli@ucla.edu.

External resources
The new cdli interface will have the ability to link artifact entries to other websites. If you would like your web resource to figure under the description of artifacts concerned, please send an inquiry to cdli@ucla.edu for consideration. So far, we have prepared links for BDTNS, the Cuneiform Commentaries Project, the Yale Babylonian collection, the Oriental Institute integrated database, ETCSL transliterations and translations, and ORACC (most public projects).

Opportunities
Students in Assyriology looking for internships should be aware that the CDLI has many opportunities for data processing work that is independent of place of work, and should contact us at cdli@ucla.edu. Some limited remuneration may be available and all work will be fully credited.
We are also always interested in growing our ranks of volunteer programmers, please reach out to cdli@ucla.edu, we will connect you to our Slack instant chat instance and code repositories.

On behalf of the CDLI
Bertrand Lafont, Jacob L Dahl, Émilie Pagé-Perron

Open Access Monograph Series: Tall Zira'a: Final publication of the excavations and surveys between 2001 and 2011

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Tall Zira'a: Final publication of the excavations and surveys between 2001 and 2011
The results of the excavations at Tall Zira'a (2003–2011) and of the surveys will be published in english on this site.

We started with volume 1 in 2017 - the next volumes follow step by step.

Volume 1: Introduction
Aims of the ‘Gadara Region Project’;
Tall Zirā‘a and the Wādī al-‘Arab;
Research History of Tall Zirā‘a;
the 2001 Tall Zirā‘a Survey;
Scientific Methods;
Framework of Archaeological Work on Tall Zirā‘a.

ISBN: 978-3-579-08290-5




Volume 2: Early and Middle Bronze Age
Early Bronze Age I–III (3600–2300 BC),
Intermediate Period: (2300–1950 BC),
Middle Bronze Age II (1950–1550 BC),
Typology of Cooking Pots from the Early to the Middle Bronze Age,
Faunal Remains from Tall Zirā'a.

ISBN: 978-3-579-08291-2


Volume 6: Hellenistic to Umayyad Period
The Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Pottery;
The Hellenistic to Ummayyad Glass Finds;
The Hellenistic to Islamic Metal Finds.

ISBN: 978-3-579-08295-0

Titles of the planned volumes
Volume 3: Late Bronze Age and Iron Age I (Strata 16–13)
Volume 4: Iron Age IIA/B and IIC (Strata 12–10)
Volume 5: From Persian to Umayyad Period (Strata 10–3). Stratigraphy
Volume 6: From Persian to Umayyad Period (Strata 10–3). Finds
Volume 7: From Abbasid and Mamluk to Ottoman Period (Strata 2–1)
Volume 8: Wādī al-‘Arab Survey
Volume 9: Archaeometry

And see AWOL's Alphabetical List of Open Access Monograph Series in Ancient Studies


Newly Open Access Journal: Studia i materiały archeologiczne

Open Access Journal: Classics For All Newsletter

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[First posted in AWOL 4 November 2014, updated 8 June 2020]

Classics For All Newsletter
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We are a group of individuals united by a passion for Classics. Many of us have studied Classics at state schools, and all of us know the subject has great educational value across many disciplines. Our supporters include academics, scholars and teachers, business people, politicians and broadcasters.
Classics – the study of Latin, Greek and Ancient Civilisations – is in growing demand in state schools but it has to compete for funding with other essential subjects in increasingly tight school budgets. We think making Classics available in every state school is a must so that all pupils – from whatever background – have the same opportunities.

Classics for All was created in 2010 by Friends of Classics and the Joint Association of Classical Teachers (JACT) to raise money to ensure Classics is available in every state school where there is demand.

Livestream: William Garrood (KCL), Late antique prosopography and Socrates Scholasticus’ Ecclesiastical history

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William Garrood (KCL), Late antique prosopography and Socrates Scholasticus’ Ecclesiastical history

Fri, Jun 12, 2020
Streamed live (and archived indefinitely) at https://youtu.be/d277nrTW668

Prosopography is a subject well suited to digital scholarship, and over the last few decades it has undergone profound changes in how we collate, present and locate information. New style ‘factoid’ prosopographies like the Prosopography of the Byzantine World offer the potential for new analyses and access to data. This paper examines that evolution drawing on my own digital prosopography of Socrates Scholasticus’ Ecclesiastical History. It explores decisions taken in modern prosopographies and their alternatives. In particular it looks at options around implication and aggregation, for deeper analysis of relationship information, and specific issues in Socrates’ text itself.

Synagogues Interactive Map

Babylonian and Assyrian Poetry and Literature: An Archive of Recordings

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 [First posted in AWOL 25 July 2015, updated 8 June 2020]

Babylonian and Assyrian Poetry and Literature:  An Archive of Recordings
This website collects recordings of modern Assyriologists reading ancient Babylonian and Assyrian poetry and literature aloud in the original language. It is the first undertaking of its kind, and accordingly some explanation of its aims is called for.
It is intended to serve several purposes, some for Assyriologists, and some for the wider public. First, it aims to foster interest among students of Babylonia and Assyria in how these civilisations’ works of verbal art were read aloud in the past, and how they should be read aloud today.
Second, it provides a forum in which scholars who have theories about Babylonian and Assyrian pronunciation, metre, etc. can present a concrete example of how their theories sound in practice. (In this function the archive does not of course aim to replace scholarly discussion in established channels, but rather to provide a useful complement to written publications).
Third, as a record of the ways in which contemporary scholars read Babylonian and Assyrian, it will some day serve a historical function. Many great Assyriologists, including some who had influential theories of Babylonian metre and phonology, passed into history without leaving a single recording of how they read Babylonian and Assyrian. This archive will provide at least some record of how scholars read Babylonian and Assyrian in the twenty-first century.
Finally, but not least, the questions which students of ancient languages most frequently hear from laymen are: "How did they sound? And how do you know?". This website is meant to serve as an introduction to these issues, providing the public with some idea of how modern Assyriologists think Babylonian and Assyrian were pronounced.

The Recordings

Special characters (tsade and tet) are in Steve Tinney's Ungkam font, derived from sil.org's Gentium font. To display them correctly, download the font from oracc.museum.upenn.edu/doc/user/fonts. The download is free. There are both a Mac Suitcase version and a Win/Linux OpenType version.

The Old Babylonian Period (c. 1900-1500 BCE)

Ammi-Ditana’s Hymn to Ishtar
The Codex Hammurabi
The Epic of Gilgamesh, Old Babylonian Version, Tablet II
The Epic of Gilgamesh, Old Babylonian Version, BM+VAT
The Epic of Anzû, Old Babylonian Version, Tablet II
Atra-Hasīs, Old Babylonian Version, Tablet I
Diviner's Prayer to the Gods of the Night
Incantation for Dog Bite
Letter of Marduk-nāṣir to Ruttum (AbB III 15)
Letter of Kurkurtum to Erīb-Sîn (AbB XII 89)

The First Millennium BC

The Epic of Gilgamesh, Standard Version, Tablet XI
The Babylonian Poem of the Righteous Sufferer (Ludlul bēl nēmeqi), Tablet II
The Babylonian Epic of Creation (Enūma elîš), Tablet I
Incantation for Tooth Worm
Ištar's Descent to the Netherworld
The Šamaš Hymn
The Poor Man of Nippur
The Poor Man of Nippur - World's first film in Babylonian
And see also:

Classical Studies Support

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Classical Studies Support
Here you'll find resources for distance learners in Classics, articles by academics and students, and a regular blog. Explore, use, repurpose and enjoy!
While we're on lockdown, I'll be interviewing a classicist every weekday about the things that make them happy. Select 'Comfort Classics' from the Menu below to read all the interviews, or 'Follow' me for daily emails.
Dr Cora Beth Knowles

Open Access Monograph Series: Quaderni del Lapars

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Quaderni del Lapars
ISSN: 2385-0701
Quaderni del LaPArS forms a digital book series that arose with the intention of presenting research projects run by LaPArS, the Laboratory of Prehistory and Experimental Archaeology of the University of Sassari, to the general scientific community. At the same time it also aims to offer a space for communication and debate on themes regarding the Prehistory of the central and western Mediterranean; the archaeology of insular environments, craft production, hypogeic and megalithic monuments, paleo-ecological and paleo-economic conditions, symbolism and art, social organisation and funerary traditions.
Volume 3 – 2018 ISBN 978-88-907678-7-6
La Préhistoire et la Protohistoire des îles de Mediterranée Occidentale. Matières premières, circulation, expérimentation et traditions techniques
Atti del Workshop Corte - Université de Corse - 26-27 settembre 2016

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Volume 2 – 2016 ISBN 9788890767838
Usini. Nuove ricerche a S'Elighe Entosu
a cura di Maria Grazia Melis

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Volume 1 – 2014 ISBN 978-88-907678-2-1
Lo strumentario tessile della Preistoria. I pesi da telaio della Sardegna
Maria Grazia Melis

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And see AWOL's Alphabetical List of Open Access Monograph Series in Ancient Studies


Open Access Publications from LaPArS - Laboratorio di Preistoria e Archeologia Sperimentale: Dipartimento di Storia, scienze dell'uomo e della formazione Università di Sassari

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Open Access Publications from LaPArS - Laboratorio di Preistoria e Archeologia Sperimentale: Dipartimento di Storia, scienze dell'uomo e della formazione Università di Sassari


  • ALBERO SANTACREU D. , Caracterización arqueometrica de una pesa de telar de Su Coddu/Canelles , in Melis M. G., a cura di, Lo strumentario tessile della Preistoria. I pesi da telaio della Sardegna, Quaderni del LaPArS 1 , Sassari , Università di Sassari – LaPArS , 2014 , pp. 225-232
  • BAGELLA S. , Un betilino dalla domus de janas IV di S’Elighe Entosu: relazioni e confronti con la piccola produzione betilica dell’architettura funeraria nuragica , in MELIS M. G., a cura di, Usini. Ricostruire il passato. Una ricerca internazionale a S'Elighe Entosu , Sassari , Carlo Delfino ed. , 2010
  • BALSI M., ESPOSITO S., FALLAVOLLITA P., MELIS M. G., MILANESE M., ZAPPINO L. , UAS for archaeology. New perspectives on aerial documentation , in Grenzdörffer G. and Bill R. (Eds), International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XL-1/W2, UAV-g2013, 4–6 September 2013, Rostock, Germany , 2013 , pp. 131-135
  • BALSI M., ESPOSITO S., FALLAVOLLITA P., MELIS M. G. , UAS for Archaeology. New technologies for research and documentation , in Vermeulen F., Corsi C. (eds.), Non-destructive approaches to complex archaeological sites in Europe: a round-up, Radio-Past Colloquium, Ghent, 15-17 January 2013 , Ghent , RADIO-PAST, E-publication , 2013 , pp. 75-76
  • CALCAGNILE L., D'ELIA M., MELIS M.G., QUARTA G. , L'inizio dell'età del Rame in Sardegna. Nuovi contributi cronologici , in Rivista di Scienze Preistoriche LVII , 2007 , pp. 185-200
  • CAPPAI R., MELIS M. G., MUSSI M. , L'uso dell'ossidiana nell'insediamento preistorico di Craviole Paderi - Sestu (CA) , in AA.VV., L'ossidiana del Monte Arci nel Mediterraneo: recupero dei valori di un territorio, Atti del Convegno, Oristano 29-30 novembre - 1 dicembre 2002 , Ghilarza , 2004 , pp. 223-234
  • CAPPAI R., MELIS M. G. , Signe et fonction des objets lithiques de la Sardaigne préhistoriques : données par la nécropole de Ispiluncas - Sedilo (Sardaigne - Italie) , in Tavola rotonda La valeur fonctionnelle des objets sépulcraux, a cura di M. Bailly e Plisson, Maison Méditerranéenne Sciences de l'Homme, LAMPEA -UMR 6636, Aix-en-Provence, 25, 26, 27 octobre 2006, Préhistoire Anthropologie Méditerranéennes 14 , 2005 , pp. 145-166
  • CAPPAI R. , L'industria litica, in ossidiana nell'insediamento prenuragico di Craviole Paderi - Sestu (CA) , in SODDU O., MULÈ P. (a cura di), Sestu. Storia di un territorio dalla preistoria al periodo post-medievale , Dolianova , 2006 , pp. 57-70
  • CAPPAI R. , L'industria litica dalle domus de janas III e IV: un esempio di gestione integrata delle risorse , in MELIS M. G., a cura di, Usini. Ricostruire il passato. Una ricerca internazionale a S'Elighe Entosu , Carlo Delfino ed. , 2010 , pp. 219-236
  • CAPPAI R., DORO L., MANCA L., MELIS M. G., PIRAS S. , Between research and tourism: a case of integrated experimental archaeology in Sardinia , in GHEORGHIU D., CHILDREN G. (edited by), Experiments with past materialities, 14th EAA meeting, Malta , 16-21 Settembre 2008 , BAR Int Series S2302 , 2011 , pp. 117-131
  • CAPPAI R. , Tecnologia della produzione nella sacca 40 del sito di Su Coddu-Canelles, Selargius (Ca) , in L'età del Rame in Italia, Atti della XLIII Riunione Scientifica dell'Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria, Bologna, 26-29 novembre 2008 , 2011 , pp. 532-535
  • CAPPAI R., MANCA L., MELIS M.G., PIRAS S. , La produzione artigianale dell'Eneolitico sardo. Aspetti morfologici, tecnologici e funzionali , in L'età del Rame in Italia, Atti della XLIII Riunione Scientifica dell'Istituto Italiano di Preistoria E Protostoria, Bologna, 26-29 novembre 2008 , Firenze , 2011 , pp. 563-568
  • CAPPAI R. , Riflessioni sulla transizione tra Ozieri e Sub-Ozieri: apporti dalle analisi sull'industria litica , in La Preistoria e la Protostoria della Sardegna, Atti della XLIV Riunione Scientifica dell'Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria, Cagliari, Barumini, Sassari, 23-29 novembre 2009 , 2012 , pp. 551-556
  • MELIS M.G., CAPPAI R., MANCA L., PIRAS S. , The beginning of metallurgic production and the socioeconomic transformations of the Sardinian Eneolithic , in Cristiani, Conati-Barbaro C. and Lemorini C. (eds), Social, Economic and Symbolic Perspectives at the Dawn of Metal Production , British Archaeological Reports , 2012 , pp. 13-32
  • CELANT A. , Analisi dei macroresti vegetali provenienti dalla domus de janas IV della necropoli di S'Elighe Entosu (Usini, Sassari) , in MELIS M. G., a cura di, Usini. Ricostruire il passato. Una ricerca internazionale a S'Elighe Entosu , Carlo Delfino ed. , 2010 , pp. 165-173
  • D'ANNA A., GUENDON J. L., SOULA F. , La nécropole de S’Elighe Entosu dans son espace , in MELIS M. G., a cura di, Usini. Ricostruire il passato. Una ricerca internazionale a S'Elighe Entosu , Sassari , Carlo Delfino ed. , 2010
  • D'ANNA A., MELIS M. G. , Il progetto Usini - S’Elighe Entosu , in Atti della XLIV Riunione Scientifica dell’Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria La preistoria e la protostoria della Sardegna. Cagliari, Barumini, Sassari, 23-28 novembre 2009 , 2012 , pp. 1345-1350
  • SOULA F., GUENDON J. L. , Examen macroscopique des provenances des matières premières siliceuses et étude technologique du matériel de prospection de la commune d'Usini (Province de Sassari, Sardaigne) , in Usini. Ricostruire il passato. Una ricerca internazionale a S'Elighe Entosu, a cura di, MELIS M. G. , Sassari , Carlo Delfino ed. , 2010 , pp. 73-82
  • MANCA L. , Considerazioni sui manufatti ossei della Sardegna , in AA. VV., Materie prime e scambi nella preistoria italiana, Atti della XXXIX Riunione Scientifica dell’Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria, 25-27 novembre 2004 , Firenze , 2006 , pp. 933-943
  • MANCA L. , L’uso e la lavorazione dell’osso nella Preistoria della Sardegna , in Annali dell’Università degli Studi di Ferrara Museologia Scientifica e Naturalistica, volume speciale (2007) , Ferrara , 2007 , pp. 145-148
  • MANCA L., ZEDDA M. , Appendice. Osservazioni sui resti malacologici rinvenuti nelle domus de janas III e IV , in MELIS M. G., a cura di, Usini. Ricostruire il passato. Una ricerca internazionale a S'Elighe Entosu , Carlo Delfino ed. , 2010 , pp. 173-174
  • MANCA L. , Gli oggetti d’ornamento in conchiglia , in Melis M. G. (a cura di), Usini. Ricostruire il passato. Una ricerca internazionale a S’Elighe Entosu , Carlo Delfino ed. , 2010 , pp. 237-248
  • MANCA L. , Gli oggetti di parure in materia dura animale nella prima età del Rame in Sardegna: un approccio tecnologico , in AA. VV., L’età del Rame in Italia, Atti della XLIII Riunione Scientifica dell’Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria, Bologna, 26-29 novembre , 2011 , pp. 551-556
  • MANCA L. , L’industria in materia dura animale dell’Eneolitico. Analisi morfo-tipologica e tecnologica. Un caso studio , in AA. VV., La Preistoria e la Protostoria della Sardegna, Atti della XLIV Riunione Scientifica dell’Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria , 2012 , pp. 557-562
  • MANCA L. , Considerazioni sul ruolo della materia dura animale nell’attività della tessitura , in Melis M. G., a cura di, Lo strumentario tessile della Preistoria. I pesi da telaio della Sardegna, Quaderni del LaPArS 1 , Sassari , Università di Sassari – LaPArS , 2014 , pp. 233-240
  • Melis M. G., Lai L., Zedda M. , Nuovi dati sulla paleoecologia dell’Eneolitico sardo: archeozoologia e valori isotopici dei resti ossei di Su Coddu/Canelles, lotto Badas (Selargius-Cagliari) , in Rivista di Scienze Preistoriche LXVII , 2017 , 209-232
  • MELIS M.G. , I pesi da telaio eneolitici della Sardegna , in Studi Sardi XXX , 1992 , pp. 137-167
  • MELIS M.G. , La tomba n. 3 di Iloi , in Sedilo 6, Antichità Sarde. Studi e Ricerche, 4/III , Villanova Monteleone , Soter editrice , 1998 , 191 p.
  • MELIS M.G., OGGIANO G. , Studio petrografico di alcuni campioni ceramici: relazioni probabili con i contesti geologici di origine , in Melis M. G., La tomba n. 3 di Iloi, Sedilo 6, Antichità Sarde. Studi e Ricerche , 1998 , pp. 129-134
  • MELIS M.G. , L'età del Rame in Sardegna: origine ed evoluzione degli aspetti autoctoni , Villanova Monteleone , Soter , 2000
  • MELIS M.G. , Rapporti tra insediamento e ambiente lagunare in Sardegna tra neolitico ed eneolitico: alcune osservazioni , in Quinto incontro di Studi Preistoria e Protostoria in Etruria, Farnese, 12-14 maggio 2000 , Milano , Centro Studi di Preistoria e Archeologia , 2002 , pp. 385-389
  • MELIS M.G. , Nuovi dati dall'insediamento preistorico di Su Coddu-Canelles (Selargius, Cagliari) , in ATTEMA P., NIJBOER A., ZIFFERERO A., a cura di, Communities and Settlements from the Bronze Age to the Early Medieval Period , BAR I.S. 1452, II , 2005 , pp. 554-560
  • MELIS M.G. , Su Coddu- Canelles (Selargius, Cagliari): tra didattica e ricerca scientifica , in Aidu Entos. Archeologia e Beni Culturali, 3 , 2007 , pp. 43-44
  • MELIS M.G. , L'Eneolitico antico, medio ed evoluto in Sardegna: dalla fine dell'Ozieri all'Abealzu , in Atti della XLIV Riunione Scientifica dell'Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria La preistoria e la protostoria della Sardegna. Cagliari, Barumini, Sassari, 23-28 novembre 2009, vol I - Relazioni generali , 2009 , pp. 81-95, 107-109
  • MELIS M.G. , La necropoli di S’Elighe Entosu e il territorio di Usini in età preistorica e protostorica , in MELIS M. G., a cura di, Usini. Ricostruire il passato. Una ricerca internazionale a S'Elighe Entosu , Sassari , Carlo Delfino ed. , 2010
  • MELIS M.G. , Note su un frammento di statuina neolitica della domus de janas III di S’Elighe Entosu , in MELIS M. G., a cura di, Usini. Ricostruire il passato. Una ricerca internazionale a S'Elighe Entosu , Sassari , Carlo Delfino ed. , 2010
  • MELIS M.G. , Le campagne di scavo 2006-2009 a S’Elighe Entosu. Risultati preliminari , in MELIS M. G., a cura di, Usini. Ricostruire il passato. Una ricerca internazionale a S'Elighe Entosu , Sassari , Carlo Delfino ed. , 2010
  • MELIS M.G. , La necropoli di S’Elighe Entosu: aspetti architettonici e topografici , in MELIS M. G., a cura di, Usini. Ricostruire il passato. Una ricerca internazionale a S'Elighe Entosu , Sassari , Carlo Delfino ed. , 2010
  • MELIS M.G. , Simbolismo e arte nei monumenti preistorici e protostorici del territorio di Usini , in MELIS M. G., a cura di, Usini. Ricostruire il passato. Una ricerca internazionale a S'Elighe Entosu , Sassari , Carlo Delfino ed. , 2010
  • MELIS M.G. , Il progetto S’Elighe Entosu , in MELIS M. G., a cura di, Usini. Ricostruire il passato. Una ricerca internazionale a S'Elighe Entosu , Sassari , Carlo Delfino ed. , 2010
  • MELIS M.G. , Tra ricerca, divulgazione scientifica e valorizzazione delle risorse culturali: il laboratorio di archeologia sperimentale della Facoltà di Lettere , in Annali della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia dell'Università di Sassari , 2010 , pp. 269-275
  • MELIS M.G., PIRAS S. , Les productions céramiques en Sardaigne au IVe millénaire av. J.-C. Nouvelles données sur le village de Su Coddu-Canelles (Selargius, Cagliari) , in Préhistoires méditerranéennes 1 , 2010 , pp. 101-118
  • MELIS M.G. , I materiali preistorici e protostorici delle domus de janas di S'Elighe Entosu. Problematiche generali , in Melis M. G., a cura di, Usini. Ricostruire il passato. Una ricerca internazionale a S'Elighe Entosu, Sassari , Carlo Delfino editore , 2010 , pp.181-199
  • MELIS M.G. , L'architecture domestique en Sardaigne (Italie) entre la fin du Néolithique et le Chalcolithique , in Gheorghiu D. a cura di, Neolithic and Chalcolithic Archaeology in Eurasia: Building Techniques and Spatial Organisation, XVth Congress of the U.I.S.P.P., Lisbon, 4-9 September 2006 , Oxford , BAR International Series 2097 , 2010 , pp. 157-163
  • MELIS M.G. , Monte d’Accoddi e l’Eneolitico sardo , in Atti della XLIII Riunione Scientifica dell’istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria, L’età del Rame in Italia, Bologna, 26 -29 novembre 2008 , Firenze , Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria , 2011 , pp. 357-362
  • MELIS M.G. , Monte d’Accoddi and the end of the Neolithic in Sardinia (Italy) , in Documenta Praehistorica XXXVIII , 2011 , pp. 207-219
  • MELIS M.G. , Usini, necropoli di S’Elighe Entosu – Relazione di scavo 2011 , in FastiOnlineDocuments&Research (FOLD&R) 242 , 2011
  • MELIS M.G. , Nuevos testimonios sobre la estructura de las cabañas nurágicas en la aldea de Iloi – Sedilo (Cerdeña - Italia) , in Cuadernos de Prehistoria y Arqueología de la Universidad de Granada , 2012 , pp. 359-377
  • MELIS M.G. , Le strutture 1, 5 e 14 del villaggio nuragico di Iloi a Sedilo (OR) , in Atti della XLIV Riunione Scientifica dell’Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria La preistoria e la protostoria della Sardegna. Cagliari, Barumini, Sassari, 23-28 novembre 2009 , 2012 , pp. 1387-1392
  • MELIS M.G., PIRAS S. , L'analisi morfo-tecnologica della ceramica come indicatore delle trasformazioni tra l'Ozieri "classico" e "finale" , in Atti della XLIV Riunione Scientifica dell'Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria La preistoria e la protostoria della Sardegna. Cagliari, Barumini, Sassari, 23-28 novembre 2009 , 2012 , pp. 563-569
  • MELIS M.G. , Das prähistorische Heiligtum von Monte d’Accoddi (Provinz Sassari, Italien) , in 3300 BC. Mysteriöse Steinzeittote und ihre Welt., Mainz:Harald Meller , 2013 , pp. 178-180
  • MELIS M.G., PIRAS S. , Osservazioni tecnologiche su alcuni pesi da telaio preistorici , in Melis M. G., a cura di, Lo strumentario tessile della Preistoria. I pesi da telaio della Sardegna, Quaderni del LaPArS 1 , Sassari , Università di Sassari – LaPArS , 2014 , pp. 211-224
  • MELIS M.G. , Silver in Neolithic and Eneolithic Sardinia , in Harald Meller/Roberto Risch/Ernst Pernicka (eds.), Metalle der Macht – Frühes Gold und Silber. Metal of power – Early gold and silver. 6. Mitteldeutscher Archäologentag vom 17. bis 19. Oktober 2013 in Halle (Saale) , 2014 , pp. 483-494
  • PIRAS S. , Materie prime vegetali dalle zone umide, tra etnologia e archeologia sperimentale , in Uomo e territorio. Dinamiche di frequentazione e di sfruttamento delle risorse naturali nell'antichità, Atti del Convegno Nazionale dei Giovani Archeologi, Sassari, 27-30 settembre 2006 , Muros , Stampacolor , 2010 , pp. 54-60
  • PIRAS S. , Note tecnologiche preliminari su alcuni manufatti ceramici dalle domus de janas III e IV della necropoli di S'Elighe Entosu (Usini, Sassari) , in Melis M. G., a cura di, Usini. Ricostruire il passato. Una ricerca internazionale a S'Elighe Entosu , Carlo Delfino Editore , 2010 , 201-218
  • PIRAS S. , Analisi tecnologica della ceramica eneolitica di Su Coddu- Canelles (Selargius, Cagliari) , in L'età del Rame in Italia, Atti della XLIII Riunione Scientifica dell'istituto Italiano di Preistoria E Protostoria, Bologna, 26 -29 novembre 2008 , 2011 , pp. 519-524
  • ZEDDA M. , Analisi dei resti di vertebrati rinvenuti nelle domus de janas III e IV , in MELIS M. G., a cura di, Usini. Ricostruire il passato. Una ricerca internazionale a S'Elighe Entosu , Carlo Delfino ed. , 2010 , pp. 165-173
  • Save Ancient Studies in America

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    Save Ancient Studies in America

    The Problem

    Ancient Studies are diminishing in institutions of higher education in America, in terms ofcourses available, majors and minors, faculty, and graduate programs. Although the Humanities in general are on the decline in American colleges and universities, Ancient Studies are ahead of this downward trend. Read more.
    Universities are cutting course offerings, contracting departments, combining departments, and moving away from supporting research toward only offering the bare minimum of general, introductory courses.

    Why?

    The value of college education in America is changing. The concept of the Liberal Arts education as fundamental to building democratic, worldly America citizens is greatly diminished. In its place has risen a careerist, bottom-line-oriented attitude, in both the student body and their parents. Engaging with the fundamental texts and ideas of the modern, enlightened intellectual enterprise is losing its appeal, as the sciences, technologies, and industries flourish.
    To many, learning about Ancient peoples, cultures, and history seems irrelevant today.
    And, colleges and universities have re-oriented themselves along capitalist lines. As businesses that provide services to consumers, they tailor their offerings to students' and parents' desires.

    But...

    In truth, so may Americans ARE interested in the Ancient World! Numerous modes of entertainment connect to the Ancient. People love watching re-enactments of ancient battles on the History Channel. The most popular recent TV show, Game of Thrones, draws on Ancient lore and portrays a world of reimagined Ancient landscapes. Major blockbuster movies watched by millions entice and delight by visualizing Ancient cultures, such as The Mummy, Indiana Jones, Troy, 300, and on and on. Bestselling novels enrapture us with Ancient religion and magic, such as Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code.
    What seems to have been lost from this national fascination with the Ancient World is that the way we KNOW about the Ancient World is through Ancient Studies!
    We, who love Ancient Studies, know its value, but how can we spread this recognition and feeling?
     

    The Solution

    SASA aims to solve this problem by uniting Ancient Studies graduate students and early career academics to help create a groundswell of interest in Ancient Studies, particularly in high school and college students.

    Realizing that institutional and governmental bodies in America now align their priorities with their constituents, SASA will not confront and lobby these institutions, but rather raise a groundswell of interest in Ancient Studies so that these institutions will adjust their focus accordingly.
    To accomplish this SASA will
    1. Inspire passion for Ancient Studies in high school, undergraduate, and graduate students
    2. Gather and provide content, tools, and instructions online to enable easier access to the study of ancient times
    3. Recruit a community of Ancient Studies students, professionals & enthusiasts to further the cause
    4. Develop, advocate for, and support scholarly life for graduates who work in non-academic fields
    Through these efforts, SASA will drive an explosion of informal and formal learning of Ancient Studies.

    This will lead to institutional investment in Ancient Studies, and thereby -

    Together we will Save Ancient Studies in America!

    Pythia

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    Pythia
    Restoring ancient text using deep learning: A case study on Greek epigraphy
    Yannis Assael*, Thea Sommerschield*, Jonathan Prag

    Ancient history relies on disciplines such as epigraphy, the study of ancient inscribed texts, for evidence of the recorded past. However, these texts, "inscriptions", are often damaged over the centuries, and illegible parts of the text must be restored by specialists, known as epigraphists. This work presents a novel assistive method for providing text restorations using deep neural networks.To the best of our knowledge, Pythia is the first ancient text restoration model that recovers missing characters from a damaged text input. Its architecture is carefully designed to handle long-term context information, and deal efficiently with missing or corrupted character and word representations. To train it, we wrote a non-trivial pipeline to convert PHI, the largest digital corpus of ancient Greek inscriptions, to machine actionable text, which we call PHI-ML. On PHI-ML, Pythia's predictions achieve a 30.1% character error rate, compared to the 57.3% of human epigraphists. Moreover, in 73.5% of cases the ground-truth sequence was among the Top-20 hypotheses of Pythia, which effectively demonstrates the impact of such an assistive method on the field of digital epigraphy, and sets the state-of-the-art in ancient text restoration.

    References


    When using any of the source code of this project please cite:
    @inproceedings{assael2019restoring,
      title={Restoring ancient text using deep learning: a case study on {Greek} epigraphy},
      author={Assael, Yannis and Sommerschield, Thea and Prag, Jonathan},
      booktitle={Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing},
      pages={6369--6376},
      year={2019}
    }

    License

    Copyright 2019 Google LLC, Thea Sommerschield, Jonathan Prag
     
    Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
    you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
    You may obtain a copy of the License at
     
        http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
     
    Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
    distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
    WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
    See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
    limitations under the License.

    One Off Journal Issues: Le dossier : documents codés, documents indéchiffrables

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    One Off Journal Issues: Le dossier : documents codés, documents indéchiffrables

    Occasionally issues of journals where one might not normally think to look produce thematic issues of interest. Availability online makes them much more discoverable. A case in point:
      
    Le dossier : documents codés, documents indéchiffrables. Volume x (XX) of
    La Revue de la BNU
    Couverture de La Revue de la BNU, n°13, 2016
    ISBN 9782859230623

    Open Access Journal: Cahiers « Mondes Anciens »

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    [First posted in AWOL 9 February 2010. Updated 10 June  2020]

    Cahiers «Mondes Anciens»
    ISSN: 2107-0199
    Phryné devant l’Aréopage
    Les Cahiers « Mondes Anciens » sont une revue électronique dédiée aux études anciennes dans toute la diversité de leurs pratiques. Centrés sur les mondes grec et romain, ils concernent cependant tous les domaines de l'histoire de l'Antiquité méditerranéenne et comportent une dimension anthropologique et comparatiste qui va au-delà de ce cadre. Créés en 2009, ils accueillent des travaux en lien avec les thèmes de recherche de l'unité Anthropologie et Histoire des Mondes Antiques (ANHIMA) UMR 8210, née de la fusion du Centre Louis Gernet de recherches comparées sur les sociétés anciennes, du Centre Gustave Glotz de recherches sur les mondes hellénistique et romain et de l'équipe Phéacie, Pratiques culturelles dans les sociétés grecque et romaine.

    The Cahiers« Mondes Anciens » are an electronic scholarly publication dedicated to the wide spectrum of studies of the ancient societies. They focus primarily on the Greek and Roman worlds, but take into account the global history of the Ancient Mediterranean and are open to a anthropological and comparatist approach which goes beyond this frame. Launched in 2009, they publish researches related to the activity and interests of the Centre Anthropology and History of the Ancient World (ANHIMA) UMR 8210, created by the merging of the « Centre Louis Gernet de recherches comparées sur les sociétés anciennes », the « Centre Gustave Glotz de recherches sur les mondes hellénistique et romain » and the group « Phéacie, Pratiques culturelles dans les sociétés grecque et romaine ».
    Creating a "School"? Some Looks Upon the "Paris School"
    Jean-Pierre Vernant et Pierre Vidal-Naquet
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    Crédits : Agnès Tapin

    THE LYING PEN OF SCRIBES: On the Origin of the Pieces: The Provenance of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Virtual Conference 15th–16th of June, 2020

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    THE LYING PEN OF SCRIBES: On the Origin of the Pieces: The Provenance of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Virtual Conference 15th–16th of June, 2020
    Lying Pen of Scribes - Online Conference.
    This event is free to join and open to the public. (Registration link below)

    Conference programme:

    Day 1

    2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CEST 

    Professor Årstein Justnes, University of Agder
    Introduction and Welcome

    3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CEST 

    Professor Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar, KU Leuven 
    “Beyond Belief or Skepticism: What Can We Know about the Provenance of the 1950’s Judaean Desert Fragments?”
    Professor Stephen A. Reed, University of Jamestown
    “Back to the Cave: Find Sites Reconsidered”

    5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CEST Break

    5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CEST 

    Associate Professor Morag Kersel, DePaul University
    “Creating Context: Archaeology, Provenance and the Dead Sea Scrolls”
    Dr. Josephine Munch Rasmussen, University of Agder
    “Poor provenance – Rich Knowledge: Dead Sea Scrolls and Academia”

    Day 2

    3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CEST 

    Professor Michael Langlois, University of Strasbourg
    “At the Beginning: Early Issues of Authenticity, Provenance and Acquisition of the Scrolls”
    Professor Brent Nongbri, Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society
    “From the Outside, Looking In: Some Questions from a Novice Regarding the Contents of Qumran Cave 1”

    4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CEST  Break

    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CEST 

    Assistant Professor Kristine T. Rosland, University of South-Eastern Norway
    “Provenance and Nag Hammadi: Is There More to Say?”
    PhD Research Fellow Ludvik A. Kjeldsberg, University of Agder
    “A Database of Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibitions in the 20th and 21st Centuries”

    6:00 – 6:15 p.m. CEST 

    Professor Årstein Justnes, University of Agder
    Close of Conference and Thanks

    Open Access Journal: Prudentia: A journal devoted to the thought, literature and history of the ancient world, and to their tradition

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    Prudentia: A journal devoted to the thought, literature and history of the ancient world, and to their tradition
    ISSN: 0110-487X (Print)
    ISSN: 2382-1620 (Online)   
    Page Header Logo
    Prudentia contains original articles on topics related to the study of the ancient world by scholars involved in the historical and literary research of the period. The articles are of interest to students of the ancient world, and to teachers involved in the Classical Studies programme in secondary schools in New Zealand, and of course to all who are involved with topics related to the ancient world at tertiary level. There are many book reviews in each issue, so that Prudentia provides a useful resource for those who want to keep up to date in the field.


    Online Workshop: Towards a more Inclusive Classics

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    Towards a more Inclusive Classics
    Online Workshop ‘Towards a more Inclusive Classics’ 25-26 June 2020
    Organised by Professor Barbara Goff (Reading) and Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis (St Andrews)
    Hosted Online by the Institute of Classical Studies, London

    Thursday 25 June, 14.00-16.30
    PANEL 1: RETHINKING THE MATERIALS - 14.00-15.05
    Dr Sam Agbamu (Royal Holloway, London) ‘Can the instrumenta domini dismantle the domus domini’?
    Professor Peter Kruschwitz (Vienna) ‘Democratising Roman poetry’
    Dr Fiona Hobden (Liverpool), Kate Caraway (PhD candidate, Liverpool) and Serafina Nicolosi (PhD candidate, Liverpool) ‘Diversifying the Classics curriculum’
    Break
    PANEL 2: ACCESS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA AND IN MUSEUMS - 15.15-16.30
    Dr Ellen Adams (King’s College London) ‘Blindness, deafness and new appreciations of ancient art: Sensing the Parthenon Galleries in the British Museum’
    Sarah Marshall (Vassar, BA student) ‘Pharos: Doing justice to the Classics’
    Dr Charlie Kerrigan (Trinity College Dublin) ‘Decolonizing Classics: A view from Dublin’

    Friday 26 June 13.00-17.00
    PANEL 3: PEDAGOGICAL APPROACHES - 13.00-14.05
    Dr Evelien Bracke (Ghent) ‘Child poverty and ancient Greek: A case study from Belgium’
    Dr Marco Ricucci (Latin teacher at the Liceo Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, and adjunct professor Università degli Studi di Milano) ‘‘Dys-Latin’: Should studying a dead language be an overwhelmingly time-consuming and demanding task for dyslexic students?’
    Dr Sharon Marshall (Exeter) ‘Embedding inclusivity through non-traditional assessment’
    Break
    PANEL 4: DIVERSITY IN THE CURRICULUM - 14.15-15.20
    Dr Danielle Lambert (King’s College London) ‘On the benefits of having no prior Classical education’
    Dr Stephen Harrison (Swansea) ‘Teaching ancient Persia: Decolonising ancient history through source-based teaching’
    Dr Dan Orrells (King’s College London) ‘Classical antiquity at the fin de siècle: An experiment in teaching’
    Break
    PLENARY SESSION to develop suggestions towards more inclusive teaching - 15.30-16.30
    VIRTUAL DRINKS RECEPTION - 16.30-17.00
    All times are UK BST. Panels will take the form of 5-minute presentation followed by 10-minute Q and A for each speaker; then 20 minutes smaller group discussion on the topic of the full panel. Presentations will be pre-circulated on 15 June.
    The workshop will be held on Zoom and all are welcome, but you must register by 1 June. Please email b.e.goff@reading.ac.uk and aipd@st-andrews.ac.uk and you will be sent a secure link nearer the time.

    Perseus Digital Library: Scaife Viewer

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    [First posted in AWOL 16 March 2018, updated 11 June 2020]

    Perseus Digital Library: Scaife Viewer
    2,145 works in 2,882 editions and translations (1,391 in Greek and 621 in Latin)
    66.7 million words (29.6 million in Greek, 16.4 million in Latin) 
    The Scaife Viewer is a reading environment for pre-modern text collections in both their original languages and in translation. It is the first phase of work towards the next version of the Perseus Digital Library, Perseus 5.0. 

    This project is part of the Open Greek and Latin Project, an international collaborative consortium of librarians and researchers, that includes the Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard, the Harvard Library, the Library of the University of Virginia, Mount Allison University, the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts, and the Open Philology Project at the University of Leipzig. The Alexander von Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at Leipzig funded the initial development by Eldarion.

    The Scaife Viewer is named for Ross Scaife, a pioneer in digital classics who lived the virtues of collaboration and who set an early example in establishing open access and openly licensed data as the standards upon which Digital Classics now depends. The initial release of the Scaife Viewer was on March 15, 2018, the tenth anniversary of his premature passing on March 15, 2008.

    The Scaife Viewer makes use of the CapiTainS suite of tools for the serving and processing of texts.
    While Eldarion has led the initial work, the goal is to create a foundation which members of the community can extend. The code is open source under an MIT license.

    See scaife-viewer.org for more information about the underlying software and how to get involved.
    Currently, texts are drawn from the following GitHub repositories:
    Corrections to the texts should be filed as issues in these repositories. Problems with or suggestions about the site functionality itself can be filed here.

    The Index Thomisticus Treebank Project

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     [First posted in AWOL 15 May 2019, updates 11 June 2020]

    The Index Thomisticus Treebank Project
    dependency tree structure
    The Index Thomisticus is considered to be one of the pioneer projects in the research areas that today are known as Computational Linguistics, Humanities Computing and Digital Humanities. Started by father Roberto Busa SJ in the second half of the 40s, the Index Thomisticus is a corpus containing the opera omnia (in Latin) of Thomas Aquinas (118 texts) as well as 61 texts by other authors related to Thomas, for a total of approximately 11 million words, each morphologically tagged and lemmatized by hand.
    Early in the 70s, Busa started to plan a project aimed at both the morphosyntactic disambiguation of the Index Thomisticus lemmatization and the syntactic annotation of its sentences. Nowadays, these tasks are performed by the Index Thomisticus Treebank project. Started in 2006 at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy), the Index Thomisticus Treebank is a dependency-based syntactically annotated corpus built upon the texts of Thomas Aquinas provided by the Index Thomisticus corpus. The annotation style of the treebank is based on the guidelines developed in Prague for the so-called 'analytical' layer of annotation of the Prague Dependency Treebank for Czech. Furthermore, specific guidelines for the syntactic annotation of Latin texts were built together with the Latin Dependency Treebank, developed by the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University in Boston, MA (USA).

    Recently, the project has started to perform also the semantic and pragmatic annotation of the already available syntactically annotated data of the Index Thomisticus. This new level of annotation resembles the so called 'tectogrammatical' layer of the Prague Dependency Treebank; it features semantic role labelling, ellipsis resolution, coreference analysis and sentential information structure.
    A more general aim of the Index Thomisticus Treebank project is to develop and make available different kinds of advanced language resources for Latin. Beyond the Index Thomisticus Treebank, the project includes also the following resources:
    • a semantically/pragmatically annotated portion of the Latin Dependency Treebank (with the same annotation style used for the Index Thomisticus Treebank), which features texts of authors of the Classical era;
    • a syntactically-based valency lexicon (IT-VaLex) automatically induced from the syntactic layer of annotation of the Index Thomisticus Treebank;
    • a semantically-based valency lexicon (VALLEX) built in close connection with the semantic/pragmatic annotation of both the Latin Dependency Treebank and the Index Thomisticus Treebank.

    Swansea Videos: Wonderful Things 2020: The Material Culture of the Egypt Centre

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    Wonderful Things 2020: The Material Culture of the Egypt Centre

    These lectures are free although registration for each talk is required.

    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Egypt Centre’s Annual Conference will now go digital. A number of the speakers due to attend the conference have kindly agreed to give their presentations via Zoom.

    Rather than have them over one weekend we have decided to host two presentations per week. Please keep in mind that for many of the speakers this technology is new, so we apologies for any glitches encountered!

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please make sure to check your junk email.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ken Griffin at k.griffin@swansea.ac.uk


    Introduction to the Egypt Centre: History and Highlights

    By: Ken Griffin (The Egypt Centre)

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    The Life Cycle of an Object: The Lintel of the Overseer of Craftsmen, Tjenti

    By: Ken Griffin (The Egypt Centre)

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    All the Words Unspoken: A Faience Flute and the Materiality of Music

    By: John Rogers (Swansea University)

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    Paddle Dolls in Ancient Egypt: Gaudy or Godly?

    By: Megan Clark (University of Liverpool)

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    Ancient Egypt and Swansea Royal Institution: A Tale of a Riot; Smuggling and Egyptology

    By: Carolyn Graves-Brown (The Egypt Centre)

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    A Call to Arms: Discovering the Secrets of the Egypt Centre’s Figures from Funerary Models

    By: Sam Powell (Swansea University)

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    The Posthumous Destiny of Amenhotep-son-of-Hapu

    By: Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol)

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    Tantalising Traces: Piecing Together the Unpublished Pan-Grave Cemetery at Armant

    By: Aaron de Souza (Austrian Academy of Sciences)

    When: May 26, 2020 07:00 PM London

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    Evidence of Diet, Deification, and Death within Ancient Egyptian Mummified Animals

    By: Richard Johnston (Swansea University)

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    Lords, Ladies, and Gentlemen: A Brief Overview of the Collectors Represented at the Egypt Centre

    By: Ken Griffin (The Egypt Centre)

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    A Good Night’s Sleep. Beds, Rebirth, and Regeneration

    By: Manon Schutz (University of Oxford)

    When: June 12, 2020 07:00 PM London

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://swanseauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D18zf_mgQQqsyKqE_jejwQ
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    Anubis at the Bier: On Tombs, Coffins and Five Objects from the Egypt Centre Collection

    By: Stephanie Martinak (Ludwig Maximilians University Munich)

    When: June 16, 2020 07:00 PM London

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://swanseauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Bra68yhtTuSZPTWoWIOnFA
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    Accounting Grain in Graeco-Roman Egypt: A Demotic Inscribed Wooden Tablet in the Egypt Centre Collection

    By: Martina Minas-Nerpel (Universität Trier)

    When: June 23, 2020 07:00 PM London

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://swanseauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UI9B5UVoTnarJtUcpMUevg
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    The Diaspora of Cypriot Antiquities in Swansea: A Survey of the Egypt Centre and Swansea Museum Collection

    By: Ersin Hussein (Swansea University)

    When: June 26, 2020 07:00 PM London

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://swanseauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qyFfTqAfTcGdj3kJeRsA3w
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    “Here I Am, You Shall Say”: An Overview of the Shabti Collection in the Egypt Centre

    By: Meg Gundlach (Independent Researcher)

    When: June 30, 2020 07:00 PM London

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    Provisions for the Dead in Ancient Egypt: Conservation at Cardiff University

    By: Phil Parkes, Ashley Lingle, Eleanor Evans (Cardiff University)

    When: July 07, 2020 07:00 PM London

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