Monday, December 9, 2019

The Digital Cicognara Library

The Digital Cicognara Library
The Digital Cicognara Library is an international initiative to recreate in digital form the remarkable private book collection of Count Leopoldo Cicognara (1767–1834). Though assembled in the Romantic era, Cicognara’s collection of some five thousand early imprints still comprises the foundational literature of art and archaeology. Cicognara’s famous, two-volume inventory of his library, the Catalogo ragionato dei libri d’arte e d’antichità, published in 1821 and often reprinted, remains an essential tool for scholars and bibliophiles.
Still in development, this site currently features the 1821 Catalogo ragionato combined with modern bibliographic descriptions plus a limited number of images. The full Digital Cicognara Library will be built out gradually over the coming months. When complete, the application will consist of the full text of the Catalogo, integrated with digital images and full text of every title in the corpus, including black-and-white facsimiles of the original volumes in the Vatican; one or more high-resolution, color facsimiles of unique copies from partner libraries; and thorough bibliographic information. Thanks to generous support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and partner institutions, the Digital Cicognara Library will be an open-access resource.

The Ancient Sculpture Association

The Ancient Sculpture Association
The Ancient Sculpture Association is an international platform aiming to promote the study of ancient sculpture. In universities around the world, sculpture has a somewhat dusty image, as a topic that used to be in vogue in nineteenth-century archaeological scholarship. That this image is unjustified is clear from exciting recent studies in both the appearance and meaning of ancient sculpture. Statues had and have a life of their own, which makes them invaluable tools in studying the society that produced them, and teaches us much about people of the past, as well as present.
The importance of bringing the fascination of ancient sculpture back to both general and specialist audiences has become clear over the past years by the rapid loss of ancient statues to purposeful destruction in Africa and the Near East, as well as to looting all over the world. Sculpture, like other ancient artefacts, tells us where we come from, and its preservation is the preservation of our pasts.

The Galen Project

The Galen Project
The Galen project, officially known as Human Nature: Medical and Philosophical Perspectives in the Work of Galen of Pergamum, is a NWO-funded research project directed by prof. dr. Teun Tieleman, Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Medicine at Utrecht University

New Open Access Journal: Esclavages & Post-esclavages

Esclavages & Post-esclavages
Esclavages & Post-esclavages
Créée en 2019, Esclavages & Post-esclavages est une revue internationale semestrielle, exclusivement numérique. Pluridisciplinaire et multilingue, elle explore les spécificités des situations d’esclavages et de post-esclavages dans le monde, de l’Antiquité à nos jours. Elle est éditée par le Centre international de recherches sur les esclavages et post-esclavages (CIRESC). 

See AWOL's full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies


Open Access Journal: The Study Group for Roman Pottery (SGRP) Newsletter

The Study Group for Roman Pottery (SGRP) Newsletter
Study Group for Roman Pottery
Information about the group is disseminated via a newsletter, which provides details of meetings, working parties, ongoing research and publications. The current newsletter is sent to members immediately and older newsletters are available online.
The newsletter is edited by Andrew Peachey, to whom any suggestions should be addressed.
Click the relevant link for the PDF version.

    Sunday, December 8, 2019

    Open Access Journal: Scandinavian Journal of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies

    Scandinavian Journal of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
    ISSN: 2002-0007
    The Scandinavian Journal of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies is a peer-reviewed journal which encourages scholarly contributions within Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies from the Late Antique period to the present, emphasizing philology and history. The journal continues the Scandinavian Journal of Modern Greek Studies, which was published in four volumes (2002 – 2010), and is produced in collaboration by the University of Lund and Uppsala University. International contributions are highly welcome. The SJBMGS is an open-access journal, distributed free of charge both online at and in print.

    Current Issue

    Vol 4 (2018)

    Published: 2019-06-20

    Full Issue


    ASOR YouTube Channel

     [First posted in AWOL 16 August 2013, updated 8 December 2019]

    The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization that supports and encourages the study of the peoples and cultures of the Near East, from the earliest times to the present. 

    ASOR is apolitical and has no religious affiliation

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