Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New Open Access Series: New Voices In Classical Reception Studies Conference Proceedings

New Voices In Classical Reception Studies Conference Proceedings Volume 1

Conference Proceedings Volume One
Volume Editors: Steven Green and Penny Goodman Series Editor: Trevor Fear
PAPER 1  Ray Harryhausen and the other Gods: Greek Divinity in Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (University of Edinburgh)
PAPER 2 From Gamer to Animator: The Evolving Role of Zeus in Harryhausen’s Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans Stephen Trzaskoma (University of New Hampshire, US)
PAPER 3   Greek Elements in the Sinbad Movies of Ray Harryhausen: A Lesson in Reception Antony Keen (Open University)
PAPER 4  The Look of Harryhausen’s Cyclops: Human v. Monster in the Eye of the Beholder Eleanor OKell (University of Leeds)
PAPER 5   “The Dragon-green, the Luminous, the Dark, the Serpent-haunted Sea”: Monsters, Landscape and Gender in Clash of the Titans (1981 and 2010) Liz Gloyn (University of Birmingham)
PAPER 6   Perseus on the Psychiatrist’s Couch in Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans (2010): Harryhausen Reloaded for 21st Century Steven J. Green (University of Leeds)
About the authors

Annotated Corpus of Luwian Texts

Annotated Corpus of Luwian Texts
This is a pilot version of the Annotated Corpus of Luwian Texts (ACLT). So far it comprises the analysis the texts included in the published volumes of the Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions (CHLI) by J. David Hawkins. This initial phase of this project has been completed with the assistance of a research grant of the Corpus Linguistics Program sponsored by the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Ilya Yakubovich acted as the principal investigator of the project, whose team consisted of Dr. Timofey Arkhangelskiy, Mr. Sergey Boroday, and Dr. Alexei Kassian. The extension of the corpus to other Luwian texts is planned for the near future, with the eventual goal of preparing a corpus-based Luwian dictionary. The lexicographic work on the Luwian texts is further facilitated by a Humboldt Fellowship tenured by Ilya Yakubovich at the Philipps Universität Marburg in 2013–15. Special thanks go to Martien Dillo for his corrections and suggestions.

A special feature of the Luwian corpus, which sets it apart from the electronic corpora of better-known languages, is the absence of an up-to-date Luwian dictionary in hieroglyphic transmission. The compilation of the corpus could hardly be separated from deciphering the Anatolian Hieroglyphs and interpreting the Luwian lexicon. This is why the interface of the corpus contains the provisional Luwian glossary, whose lemmata can be used as entries for automated search. Ilya Yakubovich takes the entire responsibility for the interpretative transliteration conventions adopted in the glossary. The narrow transliteration used in the corpus generally follows the system of the CHLI but incorporates several modifications reflecting the recent progress in the Luwian Studies.

The present corpus is not meant to represent a final product. The corrections of both linguistic and technical errors will be warmly welcomed. For linguistic issues, please contact Ilya Yakubovich ( For possible problems with computer interface, please contact Timofey Arkhangelskiy ( If you wish to cite the new interpretations offered in the corpus, you can give credit to the ACLT (together with its URL).

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Oriental Institute’s Integrated Database

Oriental Institute’s Integrated Database

This is an on-going project that aims to provide public access to information about the diverse research and object-based collections managed and cared for by the Oriental Institute.

Users now have the ability to view and download photographs of objects, associated movie files, and PDFs through the Oriental Institute's collection search. The homepage for the collection search is:

If you would like to browse some of the records with images and PDFs attached, here are a few links (after clicking the link, click on the title field of the record to get the details view and see all associated

1. Book with multiple PDFs

2. Object with 48 images

3. Object with 2 images

4. Object with 8 images

5. Book with image and PDF

6. Book with 1 image

7. Object with 226 images

8. Object with 2 images and 1 video

Open Access Books from the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

Open Access Books from the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press is the academic publishing division of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, a premier research organization dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and conservation of archaeological knowledge and heritage. The Cotsen Institute is also home to both the Interdepartmental Archaeology Program and the UCLA/Getty Master's Program in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation. Since 1975, the Cotsen Institute Press (formerly the Publications Unit) has served to preserve cultural heritage through the documentation and publication of scholarly archaeological research. Specializing in producing high-quality academic titles, our press publishes approximately 10 volumes per year in nine series, including a new digital series hosted on eScholarship. Acquisitions are monitored by an Editorial Board composed of distinguished UCLA and external faculty and are accepted based on the results of critical peer review. For more information about our press, please visit our Web site

Cotsen Digital Archaeology series

There are 3 publications in this collection, published between 1991 and 2011.
Kansa, Eric C.; Kansa, Sarah Whitcher; Watrall, Ethan: Archaeology 2.0: New Approaches to Communication and Collaboration, 2011
Abstract: How is the Web transforming the professional practice of archaeology? And as archaeologists accustomed to dealing with “deep time,” how can we best understand the possibilities and limitations of the Web in meeting the specialized...
Wendrich, Willeke: The World According to Basketry, 1999
Abstract: This book was originally published in 1999 by the Leiden University, Center of Non-Western Studies. This is an unabridged re-publication of the 1999 edition, and the one-hour movie that is an integral part of the book. You...
Wendrich, Willemina: Who is afraid of basketry, 1991
Abstract: A guide to recording basketry and cordage for archaeologists and ethnogrpahers...

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press

There are 11 publications in this collection, published between 1986 and 2005.

Bawden, Garth; Blom, Deborah E.; Bourget, Steve; Buikstra, Jane E.; Heckman, Andrea M.; Janusek, John Wayne et al.: Us and Them: Archaeology and Ethnicity in the Andes, 2005
Abstract: This volume brings together a corpus of scholars whose work collectively represents a significant advancement in the study of prehistoric ethnicity in the Andean region. The assembled research represents an outstanding collection of theoretical and...
Beaubien, Harriet F.; Emery, Kitty F.; Henderson, John; Joyce, Rosemary; Longstaffe, Fred L.; Masson, Marilyn A. et al.: Maya Zooarchaeology: New Directions in Method and Theory, 2004
Arnold, Jeanne E.; Bradford, Katherine; Boyd, Brian F.; Conlee, Christina A.; Dowdall, Katherine M.; Erlandson, Jon M. et al.: Catalysts to Complexity, 2002
Abstract: When the Spanish colonized it in AD 1769, the California Coast was inhabited by speakers of no fewer than 16 distinct languages and an untold number of small, autonomous Native communities. These societies all survived...
Brown, Linda A.; Gillepsie, Susan D.; Grove, David C.; Manzanilla, Linda; McAnany, Patricia A.; Plunket, Patricia et al.: Domestic Ritual in Ancient Mesoamerica, 2002
Abstract: Although the concepts and patterns of ritual varied through time in relation to general sociopolitical transformations and local historical circumstances in ancient Mesoamerica, most archaeologists would agree that certain underlying themes and structures modeled the...
Beaudry-Corbett, Marilyn; Begley, Christopher Taylor; Bove, Frederick J.; Boxt, Matthew A.; Dillon, Brian D.; Fowler, William R. et al.: Early Scholars' Visits to Central America, 2000
Loring, J. Malcolm; Loring, Louise: Pictographs & Petroglyphs of the Oregon Country, Parts I & II, 1996
Sease, Catherine: A Conservation Manual for the Field Archaeologist, 1994
Abstract: Conservation treatments and techniques for the archaeologist in the field, emphasizing how to conserve an excavated object before it is taken to a trained conservator offsite. Safety procedures and conservation supplies and materials are recommended....
Blouet, Brian; Bökönyi, Sándor; Davidson, Donald; Elster, Ernestine S.; Evans, Robert K.; Gimbutas, Marija et al.: Excavations at Sitagroi: A Prehistoric Village in Northeast Greece Volume 1, 1986

Open Access Publications: Giza Occasional Papers

 [First posted 8/6/09, updated 12/17/10, updated 22 April 2014]

Giza Occasional Papers
The Giza Occasional Papers are the preliminary reports on AERA’s field seasons at Giza.
Hard copies of Giza Occasional Papers are now available from Casemate Academics. PDF versions can be downloaded below.


Summarizing our 2009 Field Season, GOP 5 consists of 244 pages, 29 color plates and six large foldouts, including two isometric drawings, a profile drawing and three maps.
Click here to download GOP5 Click here to download Table of Contents
Foldout 1Foldout 2Foldout 3Foldout 4Foldout 5Foldout 6


Excavations (KKT)
Archaeological Science
Saqqara Laser Scanning Survey

Click here to download GOP 4 Click here to download Table of Contents


Capital Zone Walk-About 2006
2006 Geophysical Season at Giza
Giza Geomorphological Report
Giza Laser Scanning Project

Click here to download GOP 3 Click here to download Table of Contents


Area Clearing and Mapping
Excavations in 2005
Mapping Late Period Burials

Click here to download GOP 2 Click here to download Table of Contents


2004 Excavation
New Areas-Soccer Field
Wall of the Crow (N)

Click here to download GOP 1 Click here to download Table of Contents

Avestan Digital Archive (ADA)

 [First posted in AWOL 26 July 2012. Updated 22 April 2014]

Avestan Digital Archive (ADA)
The Avestan Digital Archive (ADA) seeks to be a digital archive containing all Avestan manuscripts spread all over the world. The Avesta, the holy book of the Zoroastrian religion, was last edited at the end of the 90s of the 19th century by the German scholar K. F. Geldner. We claim that presently a new edition is needed. The main reasons are:
  • In the last decades some manuscripts Geldner did not have access to have become available
  • Geldner did not check by himself all the manuscripts used for his edition. For some of them he had access only to copies or collations by other colleagues. This was the source of several mistakes in his edition
  • the methods of textual criticism have strongly changed since Geldner and many methodological decisions of Geldner seem today unacceptable. The most important one is undoubtedly that he does not record systematically all the variae lectiones (or a selection according to well established criteria), but only the variants he considered important for the establishment of a sure text
  • even when he checked the manuscript by himself and recorded the variae lectiones, he made mistakes more often than expected
For all these reasons it has become a true need to provide the scholars with reasonably sure readings of the extant Avestan texts. But a new edition of the Avesta is a huge task: probably more than two hundred manuscripts scattered all over the world have to be checked. Many of them are not available even as microfilms and are only accessible through long stays in Indian libraries. Also the purchase of microfilms from European libraries is not the best way for single researchers to get access to the manuscripts: a lot of them are needed, so that the undertaking quickly gets too expensive and the result is a not easily manageable amount of microfi lms. A printed publication of such an amount of manuscripts is no more feasible, above all because of financial reasons. So it is easy to understand that yet nobody has seriously tried to undertake a new edition of the Avesta, or al least a serious review of Geldner's edition. 

In order to solve this problem we have conceived the ADA project. This project seeks, on the one side, to find, to collect and to digitalize all the extant Avestan manuscripts. On the other hand, the ADA Project is developing a tool to provide all these manuscripts with indexes of the passages and to make them thus available on the web for researchers and for the general public. The electronic tool will allow an easy checking of all the manuscripts containing a concrete passage. This research tool can be useful not only for the Old Iranian studies, but also for the textual criticism based on manuscripts in other languages and fields of research. Furthermore, the ADA project seeks to review the manuscript transmission of the Avestan texts in all its aspects, a task which presupposes the complete ga thering and availability of the manuscripts.