Friday, September 19, 2014

Digital Humanities and the Ancient World

Digital Humanities and the Ancient World
Biblical Archaeology Society Staff   •  08/13/2014
What would happen if the Pope’s library were accidentally burnt? How can we reconstruct and visualize ancient and medieval pilgrimage routes? Technology is changing the way we study and preserve texts and artifacts. In a series of web-exclusive articles written by scholars engaged in the Digital Humanities, learn how this growing field of study is helping to analyze textual and archaeological data—and how you can help.
 


 

Digital Humanities: An Introduction

Jewish-Iraqi-manuscriptsWhat if the Dead Sea Scrolls were damaged? What if the Pope’s library burned down? In “Digital Humanities: How Everyone Can Get a Library Card to the World’s Most Exclusive Collections Online,” George Washington University associate professor of history Diane H. Cline explores the research opportunities and potential impact of Digital Humanities projects. This new field not only preserves publications, it extends access to the humanities to anyone with Internet access.
Read “Digital Humanities: How Everyone Can Get a Library Card to the World’s Most Exclusive Collections Online” by Diane H. Cline >>
 


 

Mapping Technologies

pleiades-stoa-orgWant to follow a fourth-century pilgrim itinerary from Bordeaux via Constantinople to the Holy Land? Experiment with ancient travel times and their costs over land, sea and sand in the Roman Empire? University of Iowa assistant professor of classics Sarah E. Bond explains in “Map Quests: Geography, Digital Humanities and the Ancient World” how the Digital Humanities offers opportunities to explore, interact with and contribute to maps of the ancient world.
Read “Map Quests: Geography, Digital Humanities and the Ancient World” by Sarah E. Bond >>
 


 

Open Access to Digital Data

Open-Context-1Interested in exploring the results of archaeology projects directly from the researchers? Cutting-edge technology is helping archaeologists generate a tremendous amount of digital data each year. At the same time, the scientific community increasingly expects direct access to the data. In “Open Context: Making the Most of Archaeological Data,” Alexandria Archive Institute cofounders Sarah Whitcher Kansa and Eric Kansa describe Open Context, an open access, peer-reviewed data publishing service that has published over one million digital resources, from archaeological survey data to excavation documentation and artifact analyses.
Read “Open Context: Making the Most of Archaeological Data” by Sarah Whitcher Kansa and Eric Kansa >>
 


 

Making University Collections Accessible to All

CNERS-tabletMany university departments across the world have shelves and storerooms full of books, artifacts and research collected over several decades. What do you do when the “skeletons in your closet” are a box of 2,000-year-old artifacts? That was the question facing the University of British Columbia’s Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies. In “From Stone to Screen: Bringing 21st-Century Access to Ancient Artifacts,” members of the From Stone to Screen graduate student project at UBC discuss their ongoing efforts to create digital archives of their department’s artifact collection—making these fascinating objects accessible to a global audience online.
Read “From Stone to Screen: Bringing 21st-Century Access to Ancient Artifacts” >>
 

Open Access Journal: Vjesnik Arheološkog muzeja u Zagrebu - Journal of the Zagreb Archaeological Museum

[First posted in AWOL 10 August 2010. Updated 19 September 2014]

Vjesnik Arheološkog muzeja u Zagrebu - Journal of the Zagreb Archaeological Museum
ISSN: 0350-7165
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Vjesnik Arheološkog muzeja u Zagrebu objavljuje znanstvene i stručne radove koji obrađuju širok raspon tema iz područja pretpovijesne, antičke i srednjovjekovne arheologije te arheologiji srodnih i komplementarnih znanstvenih grana. Serije: 1. tzv. "nulta serija" pod imenom Viestnik Narodnoga zamaljskoga muzeja u Zagrebu (1870-1876.); 2. Viestnik Hrvatskoga arkeologičkoga družtva (1879-1892.); 3. Vjesnik Hrvatskoga arheološkoga društva, nova serija (1895-1941/1942.); 4. Vjesnik Arheološkog muzeja u Zagrebu (1958-).

The Journal of the Zagreb Archaeological Museum publishes scientific and professional papers which cover broad range of topics in prehistorical, classical and medieval archaeology. Journal series: 1. Viestnik Narodnoga zamaljskoga muzeja u Zagrebu (1870-1876.); 2. Viestnik Hrvatskoga arkeologičkoga družtva (1879-1892.); 3. Vjesnik Hrvatskoga arheološkoga društva, nova serija (1895-1941/1942.); 4. Vjesnik Arheološkog muzeja u Zagrebu (1958-).

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Digitales Forum Romanum

Digitales Forum Romanum
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Forschungs- & Lehrprojekt des Winckelmann-Instituts der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
in Kooperation mit dem Exzellenzcluster TOPOI


Das antike Forum Romanum gehört zu den Hauptattraktionen eines jeden Rombesuchs. Täglich erkunden hunderte von Besuchern das Forum Romanum und lassen sich von der stimmungsvollen Ruinenlandschaft und der historischen Bedeutung dieses Ortes faszinieren: Hier lag das öffentlich-politische Zentrum der antiken Metropole, hier wurde Politik gemacht und Geschichte geschrieben – und entsprechend pulsiert hier für uns heutzutage die Vergangenheit des antiken Roms in einer ganz besonderen Intensität. Doch angesichts der idyllischen Ruinenlandschaft, als welche sich die Ausgrabungsstätte heutzutage präsentiert, fällt es schwer, sich ein wirkliches Bild von diesem antiken Platz zu machen: Wie erlebten ihn die Menschen in der Antike, wie präsentierte er sich als Bühne des politischen Handelns und der gesellschaftlichen Kommunikation, und wie funktionierte er überhaupt konkret als öffentliches Zentrum dieser einzigartigen antiken Metropole? Es sind diese Fragen, mit denen die Ausgrabungsstätte ihre Besucher oftmals alleine lässt. Und es sind die Fragen, auf die wiederum die Klassische Archäologie seit jeher mit Hilfe von Rekonstruktionen Antworten zu geben versucht.

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  • Daphnet: ILIESI’s Digital Archives of PHilosophical texts on the NET

    Daphnet

    Daphnet, the ILIESI’s Digital Archives of PHilosophical texts on the NET, is a portal that gives access to digital platforms dedicated to relevant authors and texts belonging to the history of scientific and philosophical thought. These platforms are characterized by some common aspects: They primarily aim at giving access to primary sources, eventually complemented by secondary sources and critical instruments; they can include both facsimiles and transcriptions of manuscripts and printed texts; they are based on open-source programmes and standard encoding (i.e. html, XLM,...); the text of these platforms can be semantically enriched. Moreover, the platforms are interoperable, open to the collaboration of the scholars, and they are certified by a board of reviewers.


    Presocratics Source
    Presocratics Source presents the transcription of the famous collection of Presocratic thinkers in ninety chapters originally edited by H. Diels and W. Kranz (Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, ed. by H. Diels-W. Kranz, 3 vols., Weidmann, Berlin, 19582), with the parallel Italian translation edited by G. Giannantoni (I Presocratici. Testimonianze e frammenti, a cura di G. Giannantoni, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 19832).

    Socratis et Socraticorum Reliquiae Source
    Socratis et Socraticorum Reliquiae Source presents the transcription of the collection of testimonies about Socrates and Socratics (Socratis et Socraticorum Reliquiae) originally edited by G. Giannantoni.

    Diogenes Laertius Source
    Diogenes Laertius Source presents the transcription of Lives and opinions of eminent Philosophers in ten books. Collation of the editions of R. D. Hicks, H. S. Long, M. Marcovich and the Italian translation of M. Gigante with parallel Greek text restored on the bases of his philological notes. The site enable users to access texts, exploit resources, and perform queries. Notes, additional information and a legenda for a better access to the texts are also available.



    Open Access Monograph Series: Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Monographs

    Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Monographs
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    Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Monographs 
    1. G. L. Huxley, Anthemius of Tralles: A Study in Later Greek Geometry.  1959. [Link]
    2. Emerson Buchanan, Aristotle’s Theory of Being. 1962. [Link]
    3. Jack L. Benson, Ancient Leros. 1963. [Link]
    4. William M. Calder III, The Inscription from Temple G at Selinus. 1963. [Link]
    5. Mervin R. Dilts, ed., Heraclidis Lembi Excerpta Politiarum.  1971. [Link]
    6. Eric G. Turner, The Papyrologist at Work.  1973. [Link]
    7. Roger S. Bagnall, The Florida Ostraka: Documents from the Roman Army in Upper Egypt.  1976. [Link]
    8. Graham Speake, A Collation of the Manuscripts of Sophocles’ Oedipus Coloneus.  1978.
    9. Kevin K. Carroll, The Parthenon Inscription.  1982. [Link]
    10. Studies Presented to Sterling Dow.  1984. [Link]
    11. Michael H. Jameson, David R. Jordan, and Roy D. Kotansky, A Lex Sacra from Selinous.  1993.

    Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Scholarly Aids
    1. Index of Passages Cited in Herbert Weir Smyth Greek Grammar.  Compiled under the direction of Walter A. Schumann.  1961. [Link]
    2. Sterling Dow, Conventions in Editing.  1969. [Link]

    Out of series
    A Generation of Antiquities: The Duke Classical Collection 1964-1994 (1994). [Link]



    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    News from Dickinson College Commentaries: A complete vocabulary of the Aeneid

    A complete vocabulary of the Aeneid
    I am pleased to say that the DCC Aeneid vocabulary is now up and running. Based on Henry S. Frieze, Vergil’s Aeneid Books I-XIIwith an Introduction, Notes, and Vocabulary, revised by Walter Dennison (New York: American Book Co., 1902), it includes frequency data derived from a human inspection and analysis of every word in the Aeneid (Mynors’ text) carried out by teams at the Laboratoire d’Analyse Statistique des Langues Anciennes (LASLA) at the Université de Liège.

    Users can search both Latin and English words, and display items alphabetically or by frequency. By using The Bridge, users can create custom lists for line ranges in the Aeneid, including or excluding vocabulary from the DCC core, or from several introductory Latin textbooks.

    This data will form the basis for complete running lists for the whole poem, to be created in the coming years as part of a larger multimedia edition of the Aeneid...

    Archaeological Survey of Israel Online

    Archaeological Survey of Israel - English - Hebrew
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    The sites documented in the Archaeological Survey of Israel are published on the website where they are displayed in survey squares of 100 sq km (10 × 10 km). The list of maps is presented below in alphabetic order, according to their names and numbers as recorded in Yalquṭ Ha-Pirsumim. The survey maps can be seen on the right side of the screen against the background of an aerial photograph. The sites (marked with yellow dots) can be accessed by zooming in on the screen and a description of them will appear by clicking on the dots. The introduction to each map and search options are also displayed.
    Click through (English - Hebrew) for live links to each of the following:
    • Ḥammat Gader (44)
      Moshe Hartal and Yigal Ben Ephraim
      978-965-406-327-2
    • Ahihud (20)
      Gunnar Lehmann and Martin Peilstöcker
      978-965-406-259-6
    • Akhziv (1)
      Rafael Frankel and Nimrod Gerzov
      965-406-024-8
    • Amaẓya (109)
      Yehuda Dagan
      965-406-195-3
    • 'Amqa (5)
      Rafael Frankel and Nimrod Getzov
      978-965-406-263-3
    • Ashdod (84)
      Ariel Berman, Leticia Barda and Harley Stark
      965-406-174-0
    • Ashmura (15)
      Moshe Hartal and Yigal Ben Ephraim.
      978-965-406-468-2
    • 'Atlit (26)
      Avraham Ronen, Ya'acov Olami
      978-965-406-361-6
    • Beer Ora East (In progress) (261)
      Beno Rothenberg
      978-965-406-391-3
    • Beer Ora West (In progress) (260)
      Beno Rothenberg
      978-965-406-389-0
    • Beit Sira - South (83)
      Israel Finklestein (north) & Hananiah Hizmi (south)
      965-406-007-8
    • Bet Lehem, Survey of Jerusalem The Southern Sector (105)
      Amos Kloner
      965-406-050-7
    • Binyamina (48)
      Ya'aqov Olami, Shlomo Sender and Eldad Oren
      965–406–183–X
    • Biq'at Sayyarim (256)
      Leticia Barda, Orit Kaminer, Ofer Marder
      978-965-406-261-9
    • Daliya (31)
      Ya'aqov Olami
      978-965-406-359-3
    • Deir Mar Saba (109/7)
      Joseph Patrich
      965-406-009-4
    • Dor (30)
      Ya'aqov Olami, Shlomo Sender and Eldad Oren
      965-406-182-1
    • Eilat (In progress) (266)
      Beno Rothenberg
      978-965-406-399-9
    • Ein Evrona (In progress) (264)
      Beno Rothenberg
      978-965-406-397-5
    • 'Ein Gedi (147)
      Gideon Hadas
      978-965-406-269-5
    • 'Ein Gev (in progress) (40)
      Moshe Hartal and Yigal Ben Ephraim
      978-965-406-329-6
    • Ein Kerem - Benjamin Survey; Survey of Jerusalem (101)
      Amir Feldstein, Giora Kidron, Nizan Hanin, Yair Kamaisky & David Eitam
      965-406-007-8
    • El Bira - Benjamin Archeological Survey (83/2)
      Israel Finklestein (north). Amir Feldstein, Giora Kidron, Nizan Hanin, Yair Kamaisky & David Eitam (south).
      965-406-007-8
    • 'En Dor (45)
      Zvi Gal
      965-406-026-4
    • En Netafim (In progress) (265)
      Beno Rothenberg
      978-965-406-401-9
    • Gazit (46)
      Zvi Gal
      965-406-002-7
    • Gedera (85)
      Leticia Barda and Vladimir Zbenovich
      978-965-406-271-8
    • Gezer (82)
      Alon Shavit
      978-965-406-303-6
    • Giv'at Orkha (in progress) (36/3)
      Moshe Hartal and Yigal Ben Ephraim
      978-965-406-317-3
    • Hadera (53)
      Yehuda Ne’eman, Shlomo Sender and Eldad Oren
      978-965-406-293-0

    • Haifa - East (23)
      Avraham Ronen, Yaacov Olamy
      978-965-406-363-0
    • Haifa - west (22)
      Ya'aqov Olami, Avraham Ronen and Amit Romano
      965-406-151-1
    • Hanita (2)
      Rafael Frankel and Nimrod Gerzov
      965-406-024-8
    • Har Ḥamran - Southeast (199)
      Mordechai Haiman
      965-406-008-6
    • Har Amir (In progress) (263)
      Beno Rothenberg
      978-965-406-395-1
    • har hamran - sothwest (in progress) (198)
      Mordechai Haiman
      978-965-406-355-5
    • Har Hezekiah (In progress) (262)
      Beno Rothenberg
      978-965-406-393-7
    • Har Nafha (196)
      Yesha'yahu Lender
      965-406-000-0
    • Har Peres (In Proress) (18/3)
      Moshe Hartal and Yigal Ben Ephraim
      978-965-406-319-7
    • Har Ramon (203)
      Mordechai Haiman
      965-406-028-0
    • Har Saggi - Northwest (224)
      Gideon Avni
      965-406-005-1
    • Har Saggi Northeast (225)
      Gideon Avni
      965-406-005-1
    • Har Tavor (41)
      Zvi Gal
      965-406-026-4
    • Herodium (108/2)
      Yizhar Hirschfeld
      978-965-406-353-1
    • Herzliyya (69)
      Ram Gophna and Etan Ayalon
      965-406-027-2
    • Horbat `Uza (145)
      Itzhaq Beit-Arieh
      978-965-406-279-4
    • Jerusalem (102)
      Amos Kloner (Jerusalem survey); Uri Dinur and Nurit Feig (Benjamin survey)
      965-406-051-5
    • Kalia (109/5)
      Ofer Sion
      978-965-406-371-5
    • Kefar Ruppin (67)
      Achia Kohn-Tavor
      978-965-406-340-1
    • Kefar Sava (77)
      Beit- Arieh,I. Ayalon, E.
      978-965-406-301-2
    • Lakhish (98)
      Yehuda Dagan
      965-406-006-X
    • Lod (80)
      Ram Gophna and Itzhaq Beit-Arieh
      965-406-025-6
    • Ma'ale Gamla (in progress) (36/1)
      Moshe Hartal and Yigal Ben Ephraim
      978-965-406-333-3
    • Ma'anit (54)
      Yehuda Ne'eman
      965-406-001-9
    • Makhtesh Ramon (204)
      Steven A. Rosen
      ISBN 965-406-021-3
    • Mashabei Sadeh (163)
      Ya'aqov Baumgarten
      978-965-406-291-6
    • Miẓpé Ramon Southewst (in progress) (200)
      Mordechai Haiman
      965-406-003-5
    • Mikhmoret (52)
      Yehuda Ne’eman, Shlomo Sender and Eldad Oren
      978-965-406-295-4
    • Mikve Israel (72)
      Litizia Barda
      978-965-406-365-4
    • Mishmar HaEmek (32)
      Avner Raban
      965-406-029-9
    • Nahal Hemar (146)
      Itzhaq Beit-Arieh
      978-965-406-277-0
    • Nahal Yattir (139)
      Yehuda Govrin
      965-406-004-3
    • Nahalal (28)
      Avner Raban
      965-406-057-4
    • Nahariyya (4)
      Rafael Frankel and Nimrod Getzov.
      965-406-507-4
    • Nes Harim (104)
      Dani Weiss, Boaz Zissu, Gideon Solimany
      ISBN 965-406-168-6
    • Niẓẓanim - east (88)
      Ariel Berman and Leticia Barda
      965-406-177-5
    • Niẓẓanim - west (87)
      Ariel Berman and Leticia Barda
      965-406-177-5
    • Nov (in progress) (40/1)
      Moshe Hartal and Yigal Ben Ephraim
      978-965-406-325-8
    • Patish (121)
      Amnon Gat
      978-965-406-436-1
    • Qaṣrin (in progress) (18/1)
      Moshe Hartal and Yigal Ben Efraim
      978-965-406-331-9
    • Qeshet (in progress) (18/2)
      Moshe Hartal and Yigal Ben Efraim
      978-965-406-321-0
    • Ramallah - Benjamin survey (83/1)
      Israel Finklestein (north). Amir Feldstein, Giora Kidron, Nizan Hanin, Yair Kamaisky & David Eitam (south).
      965-406-007-8
    • Regavim (49)
      Yuval Gadot and Yotam Tepper
      978-965-406-211-4
    • Revivim (159)
      Yaakov Baumgarten
      978-965-406-297-8
    • Rosh Ha-‘Ayin (78)
      M. Kochavi and Itzhaq Beit- Arieh
      965-406-020-5
    • Rosh Pina (18)
      Yosef Stepansky
      978-965-406-265-7
    • Rujem-el Hiri (in progress) (36/2)
      Moshe Hartal and Yigal Ben Ephraim
      978-965-406-323-4
    • Saltpeter Yotveta (In progress) (258)
      Beno Rothenberg
      978-965-406-387-6
    • Sede Eliyahu (66)
      Achia Kohn-Tavor
      978-965-406-342-5
    • Shefar'am (24)
      Ya'aqov Olami and Zvi Gal
      965-406-157-0
    • Shivta (166)
      Ya'aqov Baumgarten
      965-406-171-6
    • Talpiot - Survey of Jerusalem The Southern Sector (106)
      Amos Kloner
      965-406-050-7
    • Tel Malhata (144)
      Itzhaq Beit-Arieh
      965-406-153-8
    • Timna Cliffs (In progress) (257)
      Beno Rothenberg
      978-965-406-385-2
    • Urim (125)
      Dan Gazit
      965-406-023-X
    • Wadi el-Makokh - Benjamin archaeological survey (83/12)
      Haim Goldfus & Amir Golani
      765-406-007-8
    • Yagur (27)
      Ya'aqov Olami, Shlomo Sender and Eldad Oren
      965-406-170-8
    • Yotvata (In progress) (255)
      Beno Rothenberg
      978-965-406-383-8
    • Ziqim (91)
      Ariel Berman, Harley Stark and Leticia Barda
      965-406-162-7

    And see AWOL's Roundup of Resources on Ancient Geography