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Open Access Journal: Armenian Egyptology Centre Newsletter

 [First posted in AWOL 31 October 2001. Most recently updated 17 December  2013]

Armenian Egyptology Centre Newsletter [AEC Newsletter]

Our “AEC Egyptology Newsletter” is read since October 2011 by 2200+ readers from 51 nations – including over 1700 scholars. To receive it directly in PDF format by e-mail please subscribe at : egyptology_AT_ysu.am and indicate: “Subscribe” in your e-mail. Subscription is FREE! Academic Publishers! Please advertise! Mail egyptology_AT_ysu.am for advertising rates.
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER No. 30 (December 15, 2013)
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER No. 29 (September 20, 2013)
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER No. 26 (January 26, 2013)
Special issue : Preliminary evaluation of new system to vocalize Ancient Egyptian by seven international scholars linked to the centre (see previous newsletter).
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER No. 25 [labelled wrongly as 24] (December 3rd, 2012)
Special issue announcing the development of a new system to vocalize ancient Egyptian by Dr. C. T. de Vartavan.
Edito and rest of newsletter: Uniting with our Georgian colleagues.
Edito: The Art of Egyptology.  Building new tools to evolve: Hierocheck, Pre inauguration snapshot view of AEC’s Hierocheck 1.0, Bibliography on the Plants of Ancient Egypt. SAIS—Special Book offer.  A bew donation system to sustain us.
EDITO:  AFTER MAKING NATIONAL NEWS…TIME FOR DEEP GRINDING! The Maldivian Destruction – An event for Egyptians and Egyptologists to notice and bear seriously in mind! The burning of the Institut d’Egypte confirmed to be intentional! Sarah Belzoni – some new additional biographical notes. The Sarcophagus Project brought to a halt due to lack of funds! Young Egyptian student fights for her rights by going naked.
EDITO: CURATORS! DIGITIZE! DIGITIZE! DIGITIZE! AND SPREAD!  AEC enters 2012 in full electronic gear! € 1000000 donation for the Hieroglyphic Dictionary and other Egyptology projects! Bravo Dimitri! A snapshot of the new Ancient Egyptian-French Dictionary. By the way, ‘hieroglyphic’ or ‘hieroglyph’? The Social Agenda of AEC. [Shame on L’Express, Shame on FNAC, Shame on Taschen].
EDITO: A NEW SECOND WIN OF SCIENTIFIC COMPETITION AND 2000 NEWSLETTER-READERS PUT AEC ON TURBO MODE! - Update concerning the reconstruction of Khonsu-Ms’ sarcophagus. Visit of Prof. Paul John Frandsen (Denmark) to AEC. 3 p. Reconstruction of Nefertiti’s face by digital artist. British man mummified like an ancient Egyptian! AEC Statistics! 2000+ readers, 3100+ publications & 8000+ plant photos! Advances in Egyptology No. 2 (2011) is now out! New version of Serge Rosmorduc’s JSesh available for free download! 4 p. Unexpected Egyptological greetings from Georgia!
Edito : WHY EGYPTOLOGY? CALL FOR FINANCIAL HELP TO REBUILD KHONSU-MS’ SARCOPHAGUS! Excavations to resume in Egypt despite revolution. Staying on top of research concerning prehistoric human migrations. Spontaneous answer to the reading of this issue’s Edito sent on 03 September 2011 21:17 by Ingeborg Waanders (Holland). Senior Researcher in AEC. Sent: To: Vartavan. Subject: Re: Text for proofing pleasssssseeee!!!! Rectification over a recent discoveryrelevant to the center’s specializations.
MOST UNEXPECTED ? : “Pre – Old Egyptian….did not initially belong to the Afro-Asiatic stock”!  The « Point of Synthesis »-shift again demonstrated as the future path of academic research! Kammerzell’s “The Sound of Dead Language – Reconstructing Egyptian Phonology ” (1998). Extracts from Satzinger’s “The Egyptian Connection: Egyptian and the Semitic Languages” (2002). Biographical notes concerning the scholars cited in this newsletter.
The “Ancient Egyptian/Indo-European” bridge can help us vocalize hieroglyphs! Cognates equally seen by Hodge and Ray. Carlton Taylor Hodge (1917-1998) – Biography. The “Indo-Semitic” theory explained. Future Flora of Ancient Egypt now well engaged! The Second Revised and Extended Edition of the Codex of Ancient Egyptian Plant remains is out!
Edito: “Gs” what? “fdw” is “fedwor”, i.e. “four” – and “dwty?/djouot” is twenty! The current common state of knowledge concerning Ancient Egyptian – a snapshot. Creating a precedent: an Egyptologist selected to teach the future elite of a nation.  Visit of His Excellency Wahid Galal, Ambassador of Egypt, to our centre. Teaching of Ancient Egyptian (hieroglyphs) in YSU well engaged. Mass media again highlights what is going on in AEC.  Conference of our Vice-Director in Tbilissi. We are on academia.edu.
Edito: The length of human “history” expands by the day. Could the ancients have been inspired by nature to produce “ancient Egyptian blue”?. Students’ first experiments in ancient Egyptian gesso and draughtsmanship. Additional scientific articles in our research areas just received! The world digital library and Egyptology. AEC Egyptology Newsletter’s previous Edito referred by British association:
Edito: Academic acknowledgment in a fifth scientific discipline! “AGORA” will be screened by students as testing ground on ancient “Egyptian” art. The major cost savings of the “Point of Synthesis” academic shift! Prof. Richard Wilkinson made an Honorary Member of our centre. Silent appearnce of a copy of von Hohenburg’s very rare Thesaurus Hiroglyphicorum. Advances in Egyptology No. 1 (2010) printed & revised deadline for No. 2! (2011)
Edito: The “Point of Synthesis” (P.S) major academic methodological shift! Research on the “[Proto-]Indo-European” stratum of Ancient Egyptian in progress…and our linguistic programs. New approved course on the “Technology of ancient Egyptian art” at the YSU Faculty of History. Visit of Mr. Frederic Grapin, Consul of France in Armenia, in our centre…The “Sarcophagus Project” on its final approach. They talk about us (follow up)…and the “Sarcophagus Project”. Egyptology courses will start on February 10, 2010 for the first promotion of Armenian “Egyptologists”. Advances in Egyptology No. 1 (2010) in print! & call for issue No. 2! (2011).
Edito: The stupefying hidden structure of Utterance 36 of the Daily Ritual! A letter of Sir Gaston Maspero to an aspirant Egyptologist. “AEC Egyptology Newsletter” – a new name for, by consensus, a new academic publication.
AEC NEWSLETTER  11 (MAY 1, 2009)!
The Director’s Edito – ““UNEXPECTED”, One thousand scholars…plus one”; Further closing acknowledgments; Foundation of Egyptology in Armenia recorded by National Academy of Sciences; Press archives concerning our centre and staff now online; AEC Newsletter Egyptologists’ Readership Statistic per Country; The “A.. Case.” Aspirant Lawyer-Egyptologist caught in our center’s corridor; Further major discoveries on ancient Egyptian pigments… this time by UCLA team; Art of making “herbal wines” already known in Predynastic Egypt; Various News; Electronic Resources of use…and non use; They talk about us…
The Director’s Edito – “Thank you Mr Obama for returning its Letters of Nobility to “history” …and therefore to the task of “historian”; A new philosophy for the partial oblivion of… history; The Times Higher Education recent article on the instrumentalisation of …history; British Museum’s major discovery of degraded oil in ancient Egyptian pigments; Set of pigments just discovered in KV63 (Valley of the Kings, Tomb 63) !; Similar ochre use in Armenian Erebuni (scientific correspondence); The use of glue in ancient Egypt (scientific correspondence); Acknowledgments and please become a supporter of our centre!
The Director’s Edito - ”Not only “Imperial varnishes”, but also “Imperial pigments”, and  thus clearly “Imperial art and technology”” – First tests experiments with ferrous oxide (ochre) and twigs for ancient Egyptian draughtsmanship – Further experiments with common reed pens (Phragmites communis L.) – Experiments with gum as a pigment binder of Egyptian blue and steatite – They talk about us and Should you wish to help… – Advances in Egyptology No. 1 (2009) – Call for contributions!
AEC NEWSLETTER            8 (DECEMBER 15, 2008)!
The Director’s Edito – “Reconstructing the art of ancient Egyptian sarcophagus making!” -Reconstruction of ancient Egyptian blue in Yerevan University  – Reconstructing ancient Egyptian natural pigments – Reconstructing an ancient Egyptian gesso for sarcophagi’s background layer – Should you wish to help us… -Advances in Egyptology No. 1, Call for contributions!
AEC NEWSLETTER            7 (NOVEMBER 1, 2008)!
The Director’s Edito – “Labelling ancient Egyptian Complex varnishes as “imperial”” – Presentation of AEC’s annual results before the High Scientific Council – Khonsu-Ms’s sarcophagus (Dyn. 21- Deir el-Bahari) will inspire us—The current state of our researches & projects  – Our needs… (follow up) -Advances in Egyptology No. 1, Call for contributions!
The Director’s Edito – “Celebrating the First Anniversary of our centre” – Our data and collections in growth – Expeditions & partnerships – Our forthcoming projects - Advances in Egyptology No. 1, Call for contributions!
The Director’s Edito – “Successful Partnership with the Jerusalem Botanical Garden”. Collecting Pistacia, cedar and pine resins in Jerusalem. The second side of our travel to Jerusalem…a forthcoming book – New prospects in the field of comparative studies – Those we also wish to thank.
The Director’s Edito - “Mummies are not museum “objects” - The “Sarcophagus Project” – The 5000 photos of plants species of Egypt-mark exceeded !- Our predecessors in the study of “The Plants of Ancient Egypt”: Georg A. Schweinfurth (1836-1925).  Gifts from our sponsors ! – Follow up…and Arpag Mekhitarian. Encaustic and “Fayum Portraits”…an introduction.

The Director’s Edito - Is “mny” the solvent in Ancient Egyptian varnish? - Wherever you are, whoever you are, join us! – The Sarcophagus Project, Team and plans in formation – The Sarcophagus Project, Searched data, questions and specialists – We are looking for information concerning F. Woenig – Our predecessors in the study of “The Plants of Ancient Egypt”: Victor Loret (1859-1946) – Gifts from our sponsors ! – Follow up – Serge Rosmorduc’s free program to write hieroglyphs: JSesh
The Director’s Edito – The “SARCOPHAGUS PROJECT” accepted! – Over 1250 connections to our website since its opening! – The press talks again about us! – The Flora of Ancient Egypt (FoAE) in progress…- Our predecessors in the study of “The Plants of Ancient Egypt”: Carl Sigismund Kunth (1788-1850) – Gifts from our sponsors ! – Follow up – “Pharmacy in Ancient Egypt” conference – University of Manchester (U.K.)
The Director’s Edito - “In Memoriam Champollioni” - Our website is on!  – The “Sarcophagus Project” – The “Armenian Egypt Exploration Society (A-EES)” – Our Ethical Charter for Good Egyptology – Our center’s specialization: The Plants of Ancient Egypt – The Press talks about us! – Please sponsor one or more computers ! – Those we wish to thank!

Open Access Journal: ARTA: Achaemenid Research on Texts and Archaeology

 [First posted in AWOL 6 July 2009, updated 18 December 2013]

ARTA: Achaemenid Research on Texts and Archaeology
ISSN: 2110-6118
The Achemenet project aims to provide a platform for the much needed international cooperation and multidisciplinary approach to the Achaemenid world. Within this project the electronic newsletter ARTA is intended as a speedy vehicle for exchanging ideas and spreading news on excavations, publications, congresses etc.

Materials to be published in ARTA should be related to the Achaemenid world in its widest sense. This definition clearly does not exclude notes on Alexander the Great, the Neo-Elamite period, etc. as long as they are relevant to the Achaemenid world.

The content of texts submitted to ARTA may be research notes or short articles, announcements or reviews of publications, messages on congresses, exhibitions or excavations.
An author index of all articles publishes in ARTA:

Open Access Journal: ISAW Newsletter

ISAW Newsletter (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)
ISAW periodically publishes a print newsletter containing updates on research and teaching. PDF copies are available here for download (requires Adobe Reader or another PDF-capable program):

    ISAW Newsletter 1: December 2008

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    ISAW Newsletter 3: Fall 2010

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    ISAW Newsletter 4: Spring 2011

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    ISAW Newsletter 5: Fall 2011

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    ISAW Newsletter 6: Spring 2012

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    ISAW at Five (May 2012)

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    ISAW Newsletter 8: Spring 2013

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      ÄFKW: Ägyptologischen Forschungsstätte für Kulturwissenschaft

      ÄFKW: Ägyptologischen Forschungsstätte für Kulturwissenschaft
      Herzlich willkommen auf der Homepage der Ägyptologischen Forschungsstätte für Kulturwissenschaft (ÄFKW) der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. Hier erfahren Sie alles über die Forschungen, Publikationen und Veranstaltungen unserer Forschungsstätte.

      Unsere Homepage wird regelmäßig aktualisiert, wir bringen sie insbesondere zu den Veranstaltungen und den Datenbanken stets auf den neuesten Stand.
      Über Nachfragen, Kritik und Anmerkungen freuen wir uns. Bitte wenden Sie sich dazu an unsere zentrale Anschrift oder an die einzelnen Mitarbeiter. 

      Egyptology Books and Articles in PDF Online

      Egyptology Books and Articles in PDF Online
      University of Memphis logo
      The world-wide-web is replete with links to Egyptological resources, and there are many pages of bibliography out there, of which the prime example is the Online Egyptological Bibliography. But as yet, none of the more systematic bibliographies are publishing links to the actual PDF files of books and articles which may be freely acquired online, although they may be collecting the URL references. This project attempts to go some way toward filling that gap. 

      Click here for the full list.

      Notice: Bookmark this page, not the full list, as the file name may change.
      The list uses standard Egyptological abbreviations for books and journals.

      This project is a "work in progress", and is bound to contain errors and omissions. The document takes the form of one large HTML file with the data arranged by author; links to both the web page from which the file can be accessed and the PDF file for the document itself are given. Searching must be done using the Find function of your web browser. It may be possible to enhance this capability in the future, but much will depend on the reactions of internet users to this work.
      The data has been collected and arranged by Andrea Middleton and Brooke Garcia, Graduate Assistants in the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, a unit of the Department of Art in the University of Memphis (Tennessee, USA). We have tried to seek out as many books and articles as possible on Egyptological subjects which are freely accessible to anyone without the need for privileged access. Thus we have searched sites such as the Internet Archive, the University of Heidelberg Library, the Oriental Institute, the Metropolitan Museum, the Giza Library, Ancient World Online (AWOL), and many more, as well as attempting to collect links noted in the pages of EEF (Egyptologists' Electronic Forum) News. 

      Sites which require institutional access or a password are not included—thus journals on JSTOR have not been indexed. Nor have papers available on www.academia.edu or  http://www.ifao.egnet.net/bifao/ (BIFAO) been included here. It is likely that some articles on JSTOR are duplicated elsewhere, and it is equally possible that some articles and books are available at more than one location. In the latter case, we have tried to give all the options. 

      Please report comments, errors, omissions, etc. to  nigel.strudwick @ memphis.edu. We hope this work is useful.

      Nigel Strudwick
      December 2013

      Open Access Journal: TAARII Newsletter

      [First posted in AWOL 10/25/09.  Updated 19 December 2013]

      TAARII Newsletter: The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq
      The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII — formerly the American Association for Research in Baghdad, AARB) has been established to promote scholarly research on and in Iraq and ancient Mesopotamia. The Institute, a consortium of American universities and museums, intends to establish a multidisciplinary American scholarly research center in Iraq when conditions permit. TAARII raises funds for graduate and post-graduate fellowships for Americans to work on Iraq in as broad a range of disciplines as possible. It also has a fellowship program for Iraqi academics to aid them in carrying out research in Iraq. TAARII initiates its own research projects and fosters joint projects between American and Iraqi academics. Like similar American overseas research centers, TAARII has as its primary focus the humanities and social sciences, as well as closely related natural sciences, but it will facilitate outstanding research in any legitimate academic field.
      As readers may by aware, TAARII is committed to producing and printing a bilingual newsletter in English and in Arabic. Our September 2007 issue, sadly, was printed primarily in English (with Arabic to appear on the website). We regret that, beginning with the Spring 2008 issue, our newsletter is in printed in English only. We hope to seek funds for its Arabic translation for posting on our website and are actively seeking support for the ongoing cost of translation, so that we can continue printing a bilingual edition. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we raise the necessary funds.
      Issue No. 8-1 Spring 2013
      Issue No. 7-2 Fall 2012
      Issue No. 7-1 Spring 2012
      Issue No. 6-2 Fall 2011
      Issue No. 6-1 Spring 2011
      Issue No. 5-2 Fall 2010
      Issue No. 5-1 Spring 2010
      Issue No. 4-2 Fall 2009
      Issue No. 4-1 Spring 2009
      Issue No. 3-2 Fall 2008
      Issue No. 3-1 Spring 2008
      Issue No. 2-2 Fall 2007 (English and Arabic)
      Issue No. 2-1 Spring 2007 (Enlgish and Arabic)
      Issue No. 1-2 Fall 2006 (English)
      Issue No. 1-2 Fall 2006 (Arabic)
      Issue No. 1-1 Spring 2006

      ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ News

      Logeion (literally, a place for words; in particular, a speaker's platform, or an archive) was developed after the example of dvlf.uchicago.edu, to provide simultaneous lookup of entries in the many reference works that make up the Perseus Classical collection. As always, we are grateful for the Perseus Project's generosity in sharing their data. None of this would be possible without their commitment to open access. To improve the chronological range for which the dictionaries are useful, we have added DuCange (see below), and to enhance this site as both a research and a pedagogical tool, we add information based on corpus data in the right side bar, as well as references to chapters in standard textbooks. More such 'widgets' will be added over time, along with, we hope, still more dictionaries. 

      Update December 2013:We are delighted to announce that we are adding the premier dictionary for Ancient Greek, the Diccionario Griego-Español (DGE), to Logeion. Both for entries from DGE and from DuCange, we will include a link to these dictionaries' home sites for every entry we display. As we work on displaying these entries better, we recommend (also) visiting the home sites, which look positively elegant. This update also brings the Latin-Dutch dictionary, LaNe, up to date with the printed 6th edition, which will be coming out soon.

      Open Yale Courses

      Corpus Papyrorum Latinarum


      La médecine dans l'Egypte gréco-romaine


      Amarna Project Downloadable Resources

      Amarna Project Downloadable Resources

      Horizon Newsletters

      Download Horizon newsletter Issue 13, Summer 2013 PDF

      Download Horizon newsletter Issue 12, Spring 2013 PDF

      Download Horizon newsletter Issue 11, Summer 2012 PDF

      Download Horizon newsletter Issue 10, Winter 2012 PDF

      Download Horizon newsletter Issue 9, Summer 2011 PDF

      Download Horizon newsletter Issue 8, Winter 2010 PDF

      Download Horizon newsletter Issue 7, Spring 2010 PDF

      Download Horizon newsletter Issue 6, Autumn 2009 PDF

      Download Horizon newsletter Issue 5, March 2009 PDF

      Download Horizon newsletter Issue 4, September 2008 PDF

      Download Horizon newsletter Issue 3, April 2008 PDF

      Download Horizon newsletter Issue 2, July 2007 PDF

      Download Horizon newsletter Issue 1, October 2006 PDF

      Guide Books

      Guide Book: Central City

      Guide book: North Tombs

      Guide book: South Tombs

      Guide book: Royal Tomb

      Amarna Reports I

      The series of six volumes, entitled Amarna Reports, were published by the Egypt Exploration Society between 1984 and 1995 and have been out of print for some time. They are here made available in pdf form, with the agreement of the Egypt Exploration Society.
      The volumes are available at two standards of compression and page resolution. The smaller and lower version is intended for browsing. The larger and higher offers a better resolution of the illustrations. In the case of the photographs, these are scans made from original photographic prints. The pdf files are also available on the Egypt Exploration Society web site.

      Introduction and Chapter 1 - Patterns of activity at the Workmen's Village
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      Chapter 2 - Report on the 1983 Excavations. Chapel 561/450 (The "Main Chapel")
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      Chapters 3-5
      to follow

      Chapter 6 - Report on the 1983 Excavations. The Main Quarry
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      Chapter 7 - Report on the 1983 Amarna Survey. Survey of the City
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      Chapter 8 - A resistivity Survey at El-Amarna
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      Chapter 9 - Ring Bezels at El-Amarna
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      Chapter 10 - The Potter Distribution Analysis
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      Chapters 11and 12 - Preliminary Report on the Faunal Remains from the Workmen's Village
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      Chapter 13 - Radiocarbon Date Calibration Using Historically Dated Specimens from Egypt and New Radiocarbon Determinations for El-Amarna
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      Chapter 14 and 15 - A Sediments Analysis of Mud and Brick and Natural Features at El-Amarna
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      Open Access Series: Quaderni IMTO

      Quaderni IMTO
      Quaderni IMTO was established with the aim of implementing the preliminary reports of the archaeological fieldwork which is being carried on at the sites of Khor Rori (Sumhuram), Salut, Salut – ST1, and Mughsail.

      While preliminary reports concerning the activities of the Italian Mission to Oman at the site of Khor Rori and Salut will continue to be presented in the "Archaeological campaigns" section, the new online series Quaderni IMTO will provide the publication of the revised reports and of short updates concerning peculiar finds or structures discovered during the excavations.

      This is meant to promptly provide the visitors with news from the field, in advance of a proper publication of the excavation results or of specific artifacts by the members of IMTO.


      Preliminary report. Excavation at Khor Rori (SUM12C - SUM13A)

      Preliminary reports from the Italian Mission to Oman, SUM12C - SUM13A, Vittoria Buffa 2013, University of Pisa, pp. 42 In the most recent years the archaeological campaigns of the University of Pisa at Khor Rori had two major objectives. On one side, the clarification of the planning of the city. With this objective, the work has been concentrated in the central part of the town, south of the Mon...

      The 5th and 6th campaigns of excavation at the Salut Bronze Age Tower (ST1)

      Preliminary reports from the Italian Mission to Oman, ST1 12B - ST1 13A, Michele Degli Esposti (ed.) 2013, University of Pisa, pp. 36 After four campaigns of excavation, the main aspects of the general stratigraphy of the Bronze Age Tower at Salut are already known, at least partially. Nevertheless, the large extension of the site required further investigation in order to reveal more of its planning, as well as testing the ...

      Open Access Journal: Dictynna: revue de poétique latine

      [First posted in AWOL 2 December 2010. Updated 20 December 2013]

      Dictynna: revue de poétique latine
      Si l'on en croit Callimaque, qui raconte cette histoire dans son hymne à Artémis, Dictynna est l'épithète que gagna la nymphe Britomartis, à l'issue d'une aventure amoureuse où elle faillit périr. Elle s'était jetée dans les flots pour échapper à Minos, qui la poursuivait depuis  neuf mois, et fut sauvée par des pêcheurs qui   la recueillirent dans leurs filets. On la surnomma Dictynna (du mot diktuon, « filet ») et  on désigna sous le nom de Dikté le mont d'où elle avait bondi. Le nom de Dictynna est attesté à l'époque mycénienne : ce fut, sans doute, celui d'une déesse crétoise de la chasse avant de désigner une compagne d'Artémis, puis de devenir une épiclèse de la déesse elle-même.
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      The Arshama Letters from the Bodleian Library

      The Arshama Letters from the Bodleian Library (eds. C. J. Tuplin, J. Ma).
      This multi-parted, multi-authored work is a preliminary presentation of some of the findings and activities of the AHRC-funded Research Network which explopred the documents relating to the Persian satrap of Egypt, Arshama. This work should be considered as a forerunner of, or taster for, the forthcoming volume Arshama and Egypt: The World of an Achaemenid Prince (OUP). All parts can be freely downloaded for research and instruction purposes, and full citation of the editors and authors should be given.

      Vol. 1 Introduction (J. Ma, C. J. Tuplin, L. Allen)
      Vol. 2 Texts and Translations with glossary (D. G. K. Taylor)
      (This volume can also be downloaded as separate parts: textstranslationglossary,)
      Vol. 3 Commentary (C. J. Tuplin)
      Vol. 4 Bibliography and abbreviations
       This speaks Arshama: Letter of a fifth-century BC Persian prince

      New Open Access Journal: helden. heroes. héros: E-Journal zu Kulturen des Heroischen

      helden. heroes. héros: E-Journal zu Kulturen des Heroischen
      Helden und Heldinnen sind exzeptionell, weil sie Außerordentliches leisten, die Sphäre des Normalen überschreiten und ihren eigenen Gesetzen folgen. Sie sind zugleich problematische Figuren, die für Gewalt- und Opferbereitschaft stehen und die Regeln des Sozialen brechen. Ihren Verehrergemeinschaften dienen sie als idealisierende Projektionen und liefern Modelle für die Bewältigung nicht lebbarer Normensysteme. Heroisierungsprozesse geben Aufschluss über kollektive Selbstdeutungen und Werthorizonte. Welche Figuren heroisiert werden und welche Formen ihre Verehrung annimmt, das verweist nicht zuletzt auf die Anforderungen, die eine Gesellschaft an ihre Mitglieder stellt. In der Gegenwart konkurrieren Diagnosen eines „postheroischen Zeitalters“ mit einer neuen Konjunktur des Heroischen, in der fortlebende Traditionen neben popkulturellen Umdeutungen, appellative Beschwörungen neben Skepsis und Tabuisierung stehen.

      Das E-Journal helden. heroes. héros. widmet sich in einer kulturübergreifenden, komparativen Langzeitperspektive dem Spannungsverhältnis zwischen der Exzeptionalität von Heldenfiguren und den sozialen Ordnungen, die durch sie stabilisiert, aber auch in Frage gestellt werden. Herausgegeben wird es vom DFG-geförderten Sonderforschungsbereich 948 „Helden – Heroisierungen – Heroismen“ an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. Es erscheint in zwei Ausgaben pro Jahr als Open Access-Publikation.
      Manuskripteinsendungen für das E-Journal helden. heroes. héros. sind willkommen. Aus den eingehenden Manuskripten wird nach dem für wissenschaftliche Publikationen üblichen Peer-Review-Verfahren ausgewählt.

      Open Access Journal: Göttinger Forum für Altertumswissenschaft

      Göttinger Forum für Altertumswissenschaft
      ISSN: 1437-9074
      Das Göttinger Forum für Altertumswissenschaft (GFA) macht es sich zur Aufgabe, neueste Forschungsergebnisse auf schnellstem Wege der wissenschaftlichen Öffentlichkeit vorzustellen. Es publiziert Aufsätze und Rezensionen zu Themen aus dem gesamten Bereich der griechisch-römischen Antike und ihren Randgebieten. Es ist insbesondere den Gegenständen der Klassischen Philologie, der Alten Geschichte und der Archäologie gewidmet. Publikationen von fachübergreifendem Interesse sind sehr willkommen.
      Band 16 (2013) 
      Band 15 (2012)
      Band 14 (2011)
      Band 13 (2010)
      Band 12 (2009)
      Band 11 (2008)
      Band 10 (2007)
      Band 9 (2006)
      Band 8 (2005)
      Band 7 (2004)
      Band 6 (2003)
      Band 5 (2002)
      Band 4 (2001)
      Band 3 (2000)
      Band 2 (1999)
      Band 1 (1998)

      Open Access Journal: Histara

      [Originally posted in AWOL 1/25/10. Updated 22 December 2013]

      Histara-les comptes rendus: histoire de l'art, histoire des répresentations et archéologie
      ISSN: 2100-0700
      Histara-les comptes rendus publishes scientific reviews of books in the fields of Archaeology, Art History and related subjects (such as Aesthetics, Archaeometry, …) in German, English, French and Italian.

      New fonction: the Histara archives !
      Histara-les comptes rendus offers you a new function: our website now possesses an archive section for reviews already published in specialized journals. Thanks to the kind permission of the Presses Universitaires de France (PUF), the Revue Archéologique reviews of 1903, 1904, 1905 and 1906 are available on line and the integration of the rest of the Revue Archéologique reviews up to year 2000 is in process.

      Take part in in Histara :
      All the reviews of 2007 (43) 2008 (120) 2009 (196) 2010 (157) 2011 (168) 2012 (165) 2013 (137)

      Society for Iranian Archaeology Online

      [First posted in AWOL 8 February 2010, updated 23 December 2013]

      Society for Iranian Archaeology                                                                              جامعه باستان شناسی ایران 
      «جامعه باستان شناسی ایران» نهادی علمی- تخصصی، حرفه ای و غیرسیاسی است که با هدف ارتقای دانش باستان شناسی، حمایت از باستان شناسان و توسعه ی دانش باستان شناسی در ایران فعالیت می کند. همگرایی برای تقویت تئوری ها، روش ها و گسترش دامنه آگاهی­های باستان شناختی در مورد ایران در سطح ملی و بین المللی و بروز رسانی اطلاعات باستان شناختی اعضا، از طریق فراهم کردن زمینه ها در دنیای مجازی و برگزاری همایش ها و گردهمایی های دوره ای، پشتیبانی از انجام پژوهش ها و انتشارت علمی از دیگر اهداف این بنیاد است. 
      «جامعه»،بنیادیغیر دولتی است. تخصص، تجربه و تلاش (برای جوانان علاقه مند) در یکی از زمینه های مربوط به باستان شناسی در گستره ی ایران و یا فرهنگ های مرتبط با ایران، شرط اصلی عضویت در آن است. هر یک از اعضا با درخواست عضویت در ابتدا تعهد می نمایند که منافع جمعی جامعه باستان شناسی ایران را بر منافع فردی ترجیح دهند. کسب منافع فردی مادامیکه مستقل باشد یا به مبانی و بقای جامعه لطمه نزند بلامانع خواهد بود.

        Indica et Buddhica

        Indica et Buddhica
        Indica et Buddhica is a privately held company registered with the New Zealand Companies Office, No. 2185898. It focuses on digital publishing. It also administers photographic projects, distributes prints, and provides images for exhibition and publication.
        Materials for Indology and Buddhology
        Repositorium is an archive of materials for Indology and ... » more
        Richard Mahoney documents change, growth and ... » more
        Lexica provides definitions from two Sanskrit-Tibetan word ... » more
        Philologica provides texts and tools for philological ... » more
        Tabulae provides tables of contents for Indology and ... » more

        • Indica et Buddhica: has over 2600 registered users, mostly faculty and post graduates, mostly engaged in Indological and Buddhological studies ...
        • Repositorium: holds materials for Indologists and Buddhologists, works related to the study of Nāgārjuna and Śāntideva, various dictionaries and word lists ...
        • Richard Mahoney – Camera Antipodea: documents change, growth and decay, creation, destruction, regeneration, and fluctuating, shifting, ill defined ...
        • Lexica: provides definitions from two Sanskrit-Tibetan word lists and a Sanskrit-English dictionary. Ten search strategies are ...
        • Philologica: provides texts and tools for philological research. Textual analysis is available for works by Nāgārjuna and Śāntideva, the Mahāvyutpatti and ...
        • Tabulae: increases the usefulness of online journals. Through links and feeds it makes this material easier to find, access and ...

        Open Access Journal: MELA Notes The Journal of the Middle East Librarians Association

        [First posted in AWOL 5 November 2009. Updated 23 December 2013]

        MELA Notes: The Journal of the Middle East Librarians Association
        ISSN 0364-2410

        It is the purpose of the Middle East Librarians' Association to facilitate communication among members through meetings and publications; to improve the quality of area librarianship through the development of standards for the profession and education of Middle East library specialists; to compile and disseminate information concerning Middle East libraries and collections and to represent the judgment of the members in matters affecting them; to encourage cooperation among members and Middle East libraries, especially in the acquisition of materials and the development of bibliographic control; to cooperate with other library and area organizations in projects of mutual concern and benefit; to promote research in and development of indexing and automated techniques as applied to Middle East materials.

        Tables of Contents and Text of Earlier Numbers of MELA Notes, no. 1- (1973-) 

        The text of the back issues is in Adobe Acrobat .PDF format. The files are larger than a megabyte in size. You are advised to download them to your computer's hard disk, rather than attempt to view in your browser. To download, RIGHT-CLICK on the PDF file link, and save the file to a local drive. 

        John Eilts deserves credit for producing the scanned images of the text of MELA Notes from which the PDF files are produced.

        Occasional Papers & Other Publications from MelaNotes Middle East Librarians Association Occasional Papers in Middle Eastern Librarianship, No. 1 (1981). Edited by David Partington. [This PDF file is very large: 5MB]
        Guide to Using Carl Brockelmann's Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur (brockelmann.pdf. Originally published in MELA Notes Nr. 3 (1974) as Basic Reference Outline Series Nr. 1)
        Guide to Graf's Geschichte der Christlichen Arabischen Literatur (Printable file in PDF) (Originally published in MELA Notes Nr. 69-70 (2000) as MELA Basic Reference Outline Series ; Number 2)
        Statement of Purpose of MELA Notes from the First Number (Fall 1973) (James W. Pollock, Editor)