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Standards for Networking Ancient Prosopographies

Standards for Networking Ancient Prosopographies
A consortium led by scholars in Digital Humanities at King’s College London has been awarded an AHRC Digital Transformations Big Data grant to develop links between several databases of people from classical antiquity. The SNAP:DRGN project (“Standards for Networking Ancient Prosopographies: Data and Relations in Greco-roman Names”), will work with partners at Oxford, Southampton, Edinburgh, Leuven in Belgium, and Duke in the United States, to create standards for bringing together references that are to the same or related people from ancient Greek and Latin texts.

Scholars in the field of classical prosopography (publishing information about known people, their lives, and their relationships) have produced dozens of different collections, organized by region, time period, or political entity, and differing widely in scholarly approaches and technical standards. Dr Gabriel Bodard, the principal investigator of the project, says, “We can only do this work by working closely with both academic and professional experts in the study of ancient people and names, and information scientists who specialize in networked datasets. All of our work will be based on example data from partner projects who record and collate data from Classical Greece, the Roman Empire, Hellenistic Babylon, Greco-Roman Egypt and the Byzantine world. We’re not attempting to impose new models, but rather to reflect the diverse scholarly practices already in use to enable links between collections of people.”

Dr K. Faith Lawrence, the development lead, says, “This is really exciting work because it offers us the opportunity to apply Big Data methodology to bridge existing collections that are currently restricted to their respective data silos. Linked Open Data offers a very powerful way to bring together distributed knowledge, and especially to define entry points. Projects can refer to a figure, name or office within the classical world using the network of collected information from different sources as an authority. This has already been done very successfully for ancient places, but the possibility for scholars to link person and name authorities has been sadly lagging behind. This project will change that.”

By focusing on the way datasets can be brought together, SNAP embraces wider questions of person-tracking, applicable far beyond the Classical world. Without the important issues of privacy that constrain modern networks, the project is able to reflect on the ubiquity of tracking in the modern day. While initially working with data from the Greco-Roman period, we are in discussion with projects that look at other times and places. We hope that our standards can lead to linking prosopographical and biographical information across historical periods and contemporary data.

Forthcoming Open Access Journal: Anemoi: Undergraduate Journal of Pre-Modern Studies

Anemoi: Undergraduate Journal of Pre-Modern Studies
 Anemoi: Undergraduate Journal of Pre-Modern Studies
New College of Florida, Sarasota, Florida
Holly McArthur, Sarah Tew, and Tyler Kirby, editors.

Anemoi, named after the Greek deities of the four winds in honor of New College's four winds symbolism, provides an outlet for publication of high quality undergraduate papers. It also gives students experience in working with a peer-reviewed journal. It emphasizes pre-modern studies—time periods that are often overlooked. Anemoi highlights how the major fields within pre-modern are closely interrelated while academically separate.

Anemoicaters to students who have produced an insightful paper in any interdisciplinary field where they handled an early- or pre-modern topic. This journal focuses on classics, medieval-Renaissance, and early modern studies, which traditionally means a focus on Europe, North Africa, and the Near East, but we do not exclude a broader geography, particularly in the context of early modern studies. These fields cover chronologically the years between 3000 BCE and 1800 CE, influenced by scholarly standards established within each of these three academic areas.

Anemoi provides valuable CV credit and publication history to undergraduates. It is available through a printed edition after publication in May. This journal also gives students the chance to have their work read by a wider audience. Anemoi's review and revision process helps all submissions meet high standards.

Please direct all questions to: info@anemoijournal.com

Anemoi Online

We are currently working to make the May 2013 issue of Anemoi available online in its entirety

Sabellian Corpus and Personal Names Spreadsheets

Sabellian Corpus and Personal Names Spreadsheets
Accessible via theDigital Resources section of theResourcespage of theGreek in Italy Project Research Blog

Searchable spreadsheets, created by Katherine McDonald to aid research on the Sabellian languages and onomastics. The spreadsheets themselves are password-protected: please email greekinitaly@gmail.com for the password.
Sabellian Corpus Metadata Spreadsheet
Notes for Use: Metadata Spreadsheet
Sabellian Corpus Personal Names
Notes for Use: Onomastics Spreadsheet

Just Announced: Dumbarton Oaks' Online Inventory

Dumbarton Oaks' Online Inventory
Welcome to AtoM@DO, Dumbarton Oaks' online inventory of archival and photographic holdings using the ICA-AtoM collection management system. AtoM@DO is a growing catalog of the holdings of both the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) and Dumbarton Oaks Archives (DOA). Learn more about the AtoM@DO inventory and ICA-AtoM.

Start by visiting Collections for an overview of the material currently available in AtoM@DO. Collection-level records include important information about the history of a collection or its creator, related materials and publications, along with access and reproduction restrictions and its preferred citation (template provided below).
Use the lefthand menus to browse in different ways: When on a collection-level record, click on the arrow to the left of the collection title to see the structure of each collection and a list of files. Or click on one of the access points: Names, Places or Subjects.

EpiDig Zotero Bibliography

EpiDig Zotero Bibliography

Group picture
Digital resources for the discovery, publication, study, and teaching of epigraphy.
See all 153 items for this group in the Group Library.

Open Access Journal: Historiae

ISAW Papers, 7 (Preprint) Tom Elliott, Sebastian Heath and John Muccigrosso. (2014). Current Practice in Linked Open Data for the Ancient World.

n.b.  This is not a permanent URL.  Following the preprint period, the  permanent URL will be accessible through:
ISAW Papers
ISSN: 2164-1471

Tom Elliott, Sebastian Heath and John Muccigrosso. (2014). Current Practice in Linked Open Data for the Ancient World. ISAW Papers, 7. To be available at <http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-papers/7/>.

Abstract: Reports on current work relevant to the role of Linked Open Data (LOD) in the study of the ancient world. As a term, LOD encompasses approaches to the publication of digital resources that emphasize stability, relatively fine-grained access to intellectual content via public URIs, and re-usability as defined both by publication of machine reabable data and by publication under licenses that permit further copying of available materials. This article presents a series of reports from participants in 2012 and 2013 sessions of the NEH-funded Linked Ancient World Data Institute. The contributors come from a wide range of academic disciplines and professional backgrounds. The projects they represent reflect this range and also illustrate many stages of the process of moving from concept to implementation.

Note: ISAW Papers 7 is undergoing an open publication process. You can read it in its current form at http://sfsheath.github.io/lawdi-publication/isaw-papers-7.xhtml.

British Institute at Ankara Online Publications (Roman Roads and Milestones)

British Institute at Ankara Online Publications

The BIAA’s online publications initiative aims to publish substantial works which the BIAA considers especially well suited to the online format.

Proposals from authors are welcomed. As with all BIAA publications, submissions will be subject to peer review. For further information, please contact the director of the BIAA, Dr Lutgarde Vandeput. Please note that this initiative will focus on substantial works and that articles for publication by the BIAA should be submitted to Anatolian Studies.

We are pleased to announce the publication of the newest text in this series, Roman Roads and Milestones, ‘Imperial: Asia’ by David French. Download it here»

To read the publications, you will need the free PDF Reader (download it here). Please use the links below to download the presentations in PDF format:

Recent publications in the series
1. Roman Roads and Milestones, ‘Republican Milestones’ (21.4MB)2. Roman Roads and Milestones, ‘Imperial: Galatia Milestones’ (49.6MB)3. Roman Roads and Milestones, ‘Imperial: Cappadocia Milestones’ (46.7MB)4. Roman Roads and Milestones, ‘Imperial: Pontus et Bithynia Milestones’ (20.2MB)5. Roman Roads and Milestones, ‘Imperial: Asia Milestones’ (32.8 MB)

Further Roman Roads and Milestones fascicules will follow later this year.

To launch the online publications project, we presented a previously unpublished article by David French:Funerary Stelae from Paphlagonia (3.3MB).

Open Access Journal: DJESER: Revista de Arte, Arqueología y Egiptología

DJESER: Revista de Arte, Arqueología y Egiptología
ISSN: 2174-6869
Content free after registraton
Revista DJESER-7
        En el año 776 a.C. iniciaban los juegos panhelénicos. A ellos acudían los griegos procedentes de todas las partes del mundo conocido: la península ibérica, norte de África, Jonia, sur de Italia, etc. Pero también hubo otras fiestas relacionadas con certámenes atléticos. Mario Agudo Villanueva nos cuenta su historia.
        En el siglo XV una nueva visión de la realidad física derivó en el estudio de la anatomía humana. La representación de los niños será un poco menos rígida que en épocas anteriores pero seguirán teniendo cierta desproporción, sus imágenes irán cambiando de representar a hombres en miniatura para pasar a las propias de los críos. Mª Jesús López Montilla nos detalla este proceso.
        En el último tercio del siglo XVII comenzó el conocido como Barroco Castizo que provocó interesantes cambios, entre otros lugares, a Valladolid. Cristina Castro Jara nos habla de los artífices de estos cambios en la provincia vallisoletana.
        Mucho se ha hablado de las relaciones entre Goya y los duques de Alba en una época en que el célebre artista trabajó para la casa ducal. Francisco Hernández Sánchez nos cuenta la historia haciendo hincapié en las numerosas obras producidas por el pintor en esos momentos.
        Finalmente, Judit Garzón Rodríguez nos describe sus impresiones en la visita a la exposición “Animales sagrados egipcios: un viaje a los secretos de la momificación” que actualmente se muestra itinerante por varias ciudades española.

Open Access Journal: Nestor: Bibliography of Aegean Prehistory and Related Areas

 [First posted in AWOL 9 October 2010. Updated most recently 11 February 2014]

Nestor: Bibliography of Aegean Prehistory and Related Areas
Nestor is an international bibliography of Aegean studies, Homeric society, Indo-European linguistics, and related fields. It is published monthly from September to May (each volume covers one calendar year) by the Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati. An Authors Index accompanies the December issue. Nestor is distributed in 30 countries world-wide. It is currently edited by Carol R. Hershenson.

The primary geographic nexus of Nestor is the Aegean, including all of Greece, Albania, and Cyprus, the southern area of Bulgaria, and the western and southern areas of Turkey. Nestor includes publications concerning the central and western Mediterranean, southeastern Europe, the eastern Mediterranean, western Asia, and other regions of archaeological research, if the specific bibliographic items contain Aegean artifacts, imitations, or influences, or make reference to Aegean comparanda.


January (41.1)
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April (40.4)
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September (40.6)
October (40.7)
November (40.8)
December (40.9)


January (39.1)
February (39.2)  
March (39.3)  
April (39.4)
May (39.5)
September (39.6)
October (39.7)
November (39.8)
December (39.9) 


January (38.1)
February (38.2)
March (38.3)
April (38.4) 
May (38.5)
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January (37.1)
February (37.2)
March (37.3)
April (37.4)
May (37.5)
September (37.6)
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November (37.8)
December (37.9)
2010 Index


January (36.1)
February (36.2)
March (36.3)
April (36.4)
May (36.5)
September (36.6)
October (36.7)
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Iraq Heritage: Reviving Iraq's Legacy

Iraq Heritage: Reviving Iraq's Legacy
Iraq Heritage is statutory adviser on the historic environment. Officially known as the Historic Buildings, Religious shrines and Monuments Commission for Iraq, we are an executive Non-Departmental Public Body.

raq Heritage was established in January 2013 to meet a growing demand for accurate, timely and professional information on the Iraqi Heritage and culture sector with particular emphasis on the all-important archaeological discoveries, heritage sites, caring for heritage, preserving future heritage sites, and the introduction of heritage into the education system.
Iraq Heritage is made up of leading Iraqi and international experts in the contruction industry drawn from a variety of fields including industry professionals, finance and banking executives, Iraqi and multinational corporations, academics and scholars, and consultants and policy advisers.

Iraq Heritage provides four broad categories of services:
Information Services
Research & Development
Training & Capacity
Building Consultancy Services

Iraq Heritage prides itself upon providing its clients with high quality impartial information, advice and guidance services. As founders, facilitators and organisers of the Iraq Heritage we aim to bring together annually the Iraqi Parliament, Government,  Service Providers, Investors, and all the stakeholders who matter most in the development of Iraq.

New Open Access Journal: Hellenistic Poetry Newsletter: Lettre d'information sur la poésie hellénistique

Hellenistic Poetry Newsletter: Lettre d'information sur la poésie hellénistique
Le carnet de recherche Hellenistic Poetry Newsletter, qui fait suite à la lettre électronique de diffusion créée par Christophe Cusset en 2005, à la suite d'une demande qui s'était manifestée lors d'un Workshop sur la Poésie Hellénistique à Groningen, entend offrir une information régulière de toute l'activité de recherche dans le domaine de la poésie hellénistique (et impériale). Il s'agit d'apporter une information brute sur les nouvelles parutions (ouvrages, articles, communications), sur les colloques, conférences, congrès et journées d'études, sur les nouvelles thèses, sur les offres de poste (post-doc, allocations de thèse etc.) liées à la poésie hellénistique, sur les appels à communication ou toute manifestation scientifique en lien avec ce domaine de recherche.

The Hellenistic Poetry Newsletter, which follows the electronic mailing list created by Christophe Cusset in 2005, following a request which was manifested in a Workshop on Hellenistic Poetry in Groningen, intends to offer regular reporting of all research activity in the field of Hellenistic (and Imperial) poetry. This is to provide raw information on new publications (books, articles, papers) on seminars, conferences, congresses and workshops, on new theses on this topic, on offers of positions (post-doc, allowances thesis etc.). related to Hellenistic poetry, on calls for papers or scientific event in connection with this research field. 
 février 2014 (2)

Sumerian Resources from Pascal Attinger

[First posted in AWOL  12 October 2011, updated (all links corrected) 12 February 2014]

Pascal Attinger

News from OCRE (Online Coins of the Roman Empire)

OCRE – Online Database of Coinage of the Roman Empire becomes Bigger, Multi-Contributor and Multi-Lingual
In collaboration with New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, the American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the release of a new version of OCRE (Online Coins of the Roman Empire) (numismatics.org/ocre/). The OCRE project is creating a revolutionary new tool designed to help in the identification, cataloguing, and research of the rich and varied coinage of the Roman Empire. It aims to provide a comprehensive online resource encompassing every known Roman Imperial coin type. The end result will be:
•A database of 50,000 coin types
•A resource that collectors can use to identify their coins, estimate their rarity, and discover unknown varieties.
•An online reference tool for researchers to help in new research on this important series.
•Easy to use, downloadable catalogue entries for the coinage of every Roman Emperor from Augustus in 31 BC, until the death of Zeno in AD 491.
The new version of the tool contains important new improvements.
OCRE’s first version drew only on the collection of the American Numismatic Society, but the database now has multiple contributing collections, with the addition of the Roman Imperial collection of the Münzkabinett of the State Museum of Berlin and the University of Virginia Art Museum. Between these three collections, OCRE is now able to illustrate 50% of the imperial coin types that it contains.
“Such a joint collaborative effort between major public and private collections should lead to a comprehensive catalogue that will eventually incorporate and display almost all recorded Roman Imperial coin-types,” explains ANS Executive Director, Ute Wartenberg Kagan. More collections will follow soon, bringing OCRE closer to that aim.
Along with adding new specimens, the database has grown since its launch in July 2012 to contain descriptions of known types through the emperor Septimius Severus. To date, more than 15,000 coin types are described. “The time range covered by OCRE is now incorporating 250 years of monetary and numismatic history, from 30 BC until AD 211, effectively covering the entire High Empire. We should very soon include the entire Severan dynasty and then the later 3rd century,” explains OCRE project manager, ISAW Research Associate and ANS Romanist, Gilles Bransbourg.
In a further development, OCRE can now link to another ANS developed resource, Coin Hoards of the Roman Republic (numismatics.org/chrr/). This enables OCRE to draw on findspot data for some early imperial coin types, and map their distribution.
As ANS database developer, Ethan Gruber, notes, “the new version of OCRE is a significant step forward over the previous in that the architecture for linking coin types to physical coins and hoard data has been completely rewritten to use Linked Open Data technologies. SPARQL is the backbone for new geographic and quantitative visualizations.”
OCRE also allows users to search in 10 languages other than English. This is made possible by multilingual labels provided by nomisma.org's identifiers. “This was a clear prerequisite in order to allow OCRE to become a truly international platform,” notes Andrew Meadows, ANS Deputy Director. Spanish, German, French, Russian, Greek, and Italian are among the languages offered by OCRE, alongside Romanian, Bulgarian, Swedish, and Dutch.

UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology (UEE)

 [originally posted on AWOL 6/9/09, most recently updated 12 February 2014

UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology (UEE)
University of California, Los Angeles
ISBN: 978-0-615-21403-0
The UEE, published by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA, is a world-wide cooperation of Egyptologists, archaeologists, linguists, art historians, geologists and all other disciplines that are involved in research in Egypt. This reflects the interdisciplinary approach that is needed to understand and integrate the wealth of information that can be accessed about ancient Egypt and its rich culture and history. The UEE has been endorsed by the International Association of Egyptologists.
 Articles published in 2013:
Campagno, Marcelo P: Late Fourth Millennium BCE, 2013
Darnell, John C: Wadi el-Hol, 2013
Emerit, Sibylle: Music and Musicians, 2013
Fiore Marochetti, Elisa: Gebelein, 2013
Gallet, Laetitia: Karnak: the Temple of Amun-Ra-Who-Hears-Prayers, 2013
Grajetzki, Wolfram: Late Middle Kingdom, 2013
Harrell, James A.: Ornamental Stones, 2013
Janák, Jíří: Akh, 2013
Janák, Jíří: Northern Bald Ibis (Akh-Bird), 2013
Köpp-Junk, Heidi: Travel, 2013
Ladynin, Ivan: Late Dynastic Period, 2013
Lippert, Sandra: Inheritance, 2013
Moeller, Nadine: Edfu, 2013
Moreno Garcia, Juan Carlos: Land Donations, 2013
Pfeiffer, Stefan: Egypt and Greece Before Alexander, 2013
Popko, Lutz: Late Second Intermediate Period to Early New Kingdom, 2013
Toivari-Viitala, Jaana: Marriage and Divorce, 2013
Uljas, Sami: Linguistic consciousness, 2013
Vinson, Steve: Boats (Use of), 2013
Vinson, Steve: Transportation, 2013
Vittmann, Günter: Personal Names: Function and Significance, 2013
Vittmann, Günter: Personal Names: Structures and Patterns, 2013
Articles published before 2013
De Meyer, Marleen; Minas-Nerpel, Martina: Shenhur, Temple of, 2012
Duqesne, Terence: Jmjwt, 2012
Grajetzki, Wolfram: Qau el-Kebir, 2012
Harrell, James A.: Building Stones, 2012
Harrell, James: Gemstones, 2012
Harrell, James A.: Utilitarian Stones, 2012
Katary, Sally: Land Tenure (to the End of the Ptolemaic Period), 2012
Kockelmann, Holger: Philae, 2012
Kucharek, Andrea: Gebel el-Silsila, 2012
Lippert, Sandra: Law Courts, 2012
Lippert, Sandra: Law: Definitions and Codification, 2012
Loprieno, Antonio: Slavery and Servitude, 2012
Milde, Henk: Shabtis, 2012
Moreno Garcia, Juan Carlos: Deir el-Gabrawi, 2012
Moreno Garcia, Juan Carlos: Households, 2012
Pantalacci, Laure: Coptos, 2012
Riggs, Christina; Baines, John: Ethnicity, 2012
Roth, Silke: Harem, 2012
Stadler, Martin A: Thoth, 2012
Budde, Dagmar: Epithets, Divine, 2011
Emery, Virginia L.: Mud-Brick Architecture, 2011
Hallof, Jochen: Esna, 2011
Hallof, Jochen: Esna-North, 2011
Katary, Sally: Taxation, 2011
Kockelmann, Holger: Birth House (Mammisi), 2011
Kuhlmann, Klaus P.: Throne, 2011
Laboury, Dimitri: Amarna Art, 2011
Manassa, Colleen: El-Mo’alla to El-Deir, 2011
McClain, Brett: Cosmogony (Late to Ptolemaic and Roman Periods), 2011
Millet, Marie; Masson, Aurélia: Karnak: Settlements, 2011
Moreno Garcia, Juan Carlos: Village, 2011
Nicholson, Paul: Glass Working, Use and Discard, 2011
Schulz, Regine: Block Statue, 2011
Sweeney, Deborah: Sex and Gender, 2011
Toivari-Viitala, Jaana: Deir el-Medina (Development), 2011
Zivie-Coche, Christiane: Foreign Deities in Egypt, 2011
Bloxam, Elizabeth: Quarrying and Mining (Stone), 2010
Borg, Barbara E.: Painted Funerary Portraits, 2010
Brand, Peter: Reuse and Restoration, 2010
Brand, Peter: Usurpation of Monuments, 2010
Budde, Dagmar: Child Deities, 2010
Darnell, John: Opet Festival, 2010
Guilhou, Nadine: Myth of the Heavenly Cow, 2010
Hays, Harold: Funerary Rituals (Pharaonic Period), 2010
Hikade, Thomas: Hiw (Predynastic), 2010
Hikade, Thomas: Stone Tool Production, 2010
Ikram, Salima: Mummification, 2010
Kahl, Jochem: Archaism, 2010
Laboury, Dimitri: Portrait versus Ideal Image, 2010
Lazaridis, Nikolaos: Education and Apprenticeship, 2010
Leprohon, Ronald: Patterns of Royal Name-giving, 2010
Lucarelli, Rita: Demons (benevolent and malevolent), 2010
Meyer-Dietrich, Erika: Recitation, Speech Acts, and Declamation, 2010
Nicholson, Paul: Kilns and Firing Structures, 2010
Poo, Mu-Chou: Liquids in Temple Ritual, 2010
Riggs, Christina: The Body, 2010
Riggs, Christina: Funerary rituals (Ptolemaic and Roman Periods), 2010
Spencer, Neal: Shrine, 2010
Spieser, Cathie: Cartouche, 2010
Sullivan, Elaine: Karnak: Development of the Temple of Amun-Ra, 2010
Teeter, Emily: Feathers, 2010
von Lieven, Alexandra: Deified Humans, 2010
Campagno, Marcelo P: Kinship and Family Relations, 2009
Coppens, Filip: Temple Festivals of the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods, 2009
Dodson, Aidan: Rituals Related to Animal Cults, 2009
Emery, Virginia L.: Mud-Brick, 2009
Gillam, Robyn: Drama, 2009
Haring, Ben: Economy, 2009
Harvey, Julia: Wooden Statuary, 2009
Huyge, Dirk: Rock Art, 2009
Leach, Bridget: Papyrus Manufacture, 2009
Manniche, Lise: Perfume, 2009
Meyer-Dietrich, Erika: Dance, 2009
Nicholson, Paul: Faience Technology, 2009
Nicholson, Paul T.: Pottery Production, 2009
Phillips, Jacke S.: Ostrich Eggshell, 2009
Pinch, Geraldine; Waraksa, Elizabeth A.: Votive Practices, 2009
Roth, Silke: Queen, 2009
Shortland, Andrew: Glass Production, 2009
Smith, Mark: Democratization of the Afterlife, 2009
Stevens, Anna: Domestic religious practices, 2009
Stevenson, Alice: Palettes, 2009
Stevenson, Alice: Predynastic Burials, 2009
Veldmeijer, André J.: Cordage Production, 2009
Vinson, Steve: Seafaring, 2009
Wengrow, David: Predynastic Art, 2009
Cooney, Kathlyn M: Scarab, 2008
Coulon, Laurent: Famine, 2008
Cruz-Uribe, Eugene: Graffiti (Figural), 2008
Enmarch, Roland: Theodicy, 2008
Exell, Karen: Ancestor Bust, 2008
Lazaridis, Nicholas: Ethics, 2008
Luiselli, Michela: Personal Piety (modern theories related to), 2008
Moreno García, Juan Carlos: Estates (Old Kingdom), 2008
Muhlestein, Kerry: Execration Ritual, 2008
Naguib, Saphinaz-Amal: Survivals of Pharaonic Religious Practices in Contemporary Coptic Christianity., 2008
Servajean, Frédéric: Duality, 2008
Smith, Mark: Osiris and the Deceased, 2008
Stadler, Martin: Judgment after Death (Negative Confession), 2008
Stadler, Martin: Procession, 2008
Stevenson, Alice: Mace, 2008
Veldmeijer, André J.: Leatherworking, 2008
Waraksa, Elizabeth: Female Figurines (Pharaonic Period), 2008
Wilkinson, Richard H.: Anthropomorphic Deities, 2008
Zivie-Coche, Christiane: Late Period Temples, 2008

Newly Open Access Journal: Syntaktika: Bulletin d'information sur la recherche en syntaxe et en sémantique du grec ancien

Syntaktika: Bulletin d'information sur la recherche en syntaxe et en sémantique du grec ancien
ISSN : 1148-2656
Syntaktika est un bulletin semestriel qui informe les spécialistes en matière de syntaxe et de sémantique du grec ancien. Le bulletin publie dans chacune de ses livraisons un article sur ces sujets  ainsi que des informations sur les manifestations du domaine et des bibliographies des livres de l'année. 
Semestral publication of  the center Histoire et Sources des Mondes Antiques (UMR 5189 - HiSoMa - EA Jean Palerne), which takes care to inform the specialists in syntax and in semantics of ancient Greek. The bulletin publishes articles on subjects of semantics and syntax of ancient Greek, in particular in contact with the group ASPECT, as well as information on demonstrations in this domain and bibliographies of the books of the year.

Numéros en texte intégral

Open Access Journal: Anadolu Araştırmaları - Jahrbuch für kleinasiatische Forschung

ASOR's News Outlets

In the past year The American Schools of Oriental Research has initiated a variety of way to communicate to and interact with the a broad range of constituencies. The venerable ASOR Newsletter presents brief summaries of research work done under the auspices of ASOR, and reports on the various activities of ASOR's overseas centers in Amman, Jerusalem, and Nicosia as well as announcements of various scholarly seminars, the ASOR Annual Meeting, and fellowship opportunities. The most recent seventeen of its sixty-two volumes are freely available online.

In January 2013, with the support of the Kershaw Family Trust, ASOR began distributing News@ASOR as a bimonthly e-newsletter. The e-newsletter delivers updates on events in the field, organizational news, and highlights from the ASOR Blog. All issues are free of charge and archived online. News@ASOR includes highlights from the ASOR Blog:
Welcome to the ASOR blog. The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), located at Boston University, is the preeminent society for individuals interested in the archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean and the Biblical Lands. This blog is intended to facilitate ASOR’s mission ”to initiate, encourage and support research into, and public understanding of, the peoples and cultures of the Near East from the earliest times.”
In April 2013 following closely on the heels of News@ASOR a monthly e-newsletter disseminating ideas, insights and discoveries to Friends of ASOR began publication as The Ancient Near East Today:
 The ANE Today covers the entire Near East, and each issue will present discussions ranging from the state of biblical archaeology to archaeology after the Arab Spring. Sign up today for free and be a part of this community of discovery! 
The  ASORtv channel at YouTube adds another dimension to outreach, and currently has twenty four videos.

Most of ASOR news content is also syndicated to the ASOR Facebook page, to ASOR's Twitter feed, and to ASOR's LinkedIn account, encouraging interaction across a broad range of social media.

Three of ASOR's overseas research centers also produce newsletters and you will find links to them here.

Open Access Journal: Name-ye Iran-e Bastan: The International Journal of Ancient Iranian Studies

[First posted in AWOL 29 December 2010. Updated 14 February 2014: Since I can no longer find pages for this journal at the original source, I now include links to the most recent version at the Internet Archive]

Name-ye Iran-e Bastan: The International Journal of Ancient Iranian Studies
Name-ye Iran-e Bastan:The International Journal of Ancient Iranian Studies (courtesy of Iran University Press), can be accessed through Sasanika. Our goal is to present all published volumes of the journal through this web-site in pdf format. At present, we have the first volume available for download. Please note that the file sizes are large and the download might take a long time. We are working towards presenting the content of Name-ye Iran-e Bastan in an easier to download version. Please forgive us for the present inconvenience.Name-ye Iran-e Bastan - Vol.1 No.1, Spring & Summer of 2001:
Name-ye Iran-e Bastan - Vol. 2 No.6, Fall & Winter of 2003, click here...

Announcement: Digital Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum (DFHG) Project

Digital Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum (DFHG) Project
As a first step within the Leipzig Open Fragmentary Texts Series (LOFTS), the Humboldt Chair announces the Digital Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum (DFHG) Project, whose goal is to produce a digital edition of the five volumes of Karl Müller’s Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum (FHG) (1841-1870), which is the first big collection of fragments of Greek historians ever realized.

Karl Müller’s FHG consists of a survey of excerpts from many different sources pertaining to more than 600 fragmentary authors. Excluding the first volume, these authors are chronologically distributed and cover a very long period (from the 6th century BC down to the 7th century CE). Fragments are numbered sequentially and arranged according to works and book numbers (when such information is available). Every fragment is translated into Latin. The first volume includes also the text of the Marmor Parium– with Latin translation, chronological table, and commentary – and the Greek text of the Rosetta Stone (Rosettanum) – with a French literal translation as well as a critical, historical and archaeological commentary. The fifth volume includes a section with fragments of Greek and Syriac historians preserved in Armenian sources (in French translation).

While produced two centuries ago and superseded by the monumental edition of Felix Jacoby (Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker), Müller’s FHG is still a fundamental contribution to Greek fragmentary historiography. In particular, it is very suitable for providing rapid, broad coverage and an extensive foundation upon which a new generation of born-digital editions of fragmentary texts can build.

Müller’s five volumes have been transcribed into a simple text format and are being converted into a TEI XML edition, where the excerpts become machine-actionable quotations that can be automatically aligned not only to the original source editions from which Müller drew but also to any other open editions.

As part of the Leipzig Open Fragmentary Texts Series (LOFTS), the DFHG Project uses the EpiDoc subset of the Text Encoding Initiative as its XML tagset and an XSLT template is being created in order to help encoders better visualize the markup. The original pages of Müller’s FHG will be displayed to visualize the original layout. The DFHG uses also the CTS/CITE Architecture, and all data in DFHG will be available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
The DFHG Project allows to create a large amount of annotations of text re-uses on surviving sources, concurrently building a big survey of fragmentary authors and works, which are part of the Perseus Catalog. Latin translations published by Müller are aligned to the Greek text through Alpheios.