ANE-3 launched this week at https://groups.io/
The Moderator of ANE-3, Dr Mike Brass, Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Archaeology, University College London circulated the following message:
I have started a new list at groups.io . It is the free basic version, though if anyone wants to pay for one of the subscribed versions then I am happy to make said person a moderator to give them the rights to do so. My style of moderating is light touch - any behaviour like that experienced on the original ANE list when hosted by Chicago will result in the person or persons being placed on moderation.
ANE-3 is successor to ANE-2 which was hosted on https://groups.yahoo.com which is closing.ANE-2 was itself a successor to the Ancient Near East Discussion List originally hosted by the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago.
ANE 2 was a moderated academic discussion list that focuses on topics and issues of interest in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, from the Indus to the Nile, and from the beginnings of human habitation to the rise of Islam. It was intended to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on these topics between and among scholars and students actively engaged in research and study of the Ancient Near East.
Both ANE and ANE-2 operated under the following rules :
Active (on-list) participation in ANE/ANE-2 assumes an informed knowledge of the ancient Near East and adherence to List Protocols (which are available at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ANE-2/files/ANE%202%20Protocols and are sent to each new subscriber upon approval of subscription application).
The act of subscribing to the list signifies the agreement of the subscriber to follow these protocols and to accept the adjudications of the Moderators.
ANE/ANE 2 is international in scope. List Members should expect to be able to read postings in English, French and German. Participants are free to post in any of these languages, and, upon occasion, in other languages used in the study of the Ancient Near East.
I was the founder and moderator of ANE, and one of the moderators of ANE-2