Friday, May 6, 2016

Online Digital Manuscripts and Editions

Online Digital Manuscripts and Editions
Compiled by Drew Longacre on his blog OTTC: A Blog for Old Testament Textual Criticism
Please go there for updates

Last updated 28 April 2016

This page is a list of digital images of manuscripts and editions available online. This catalogue should be viewed as a work in progress, and I will continue to update it with new resources. It is by no means complete, but I hope it will be helpful for those looking for a one-stop portal for finding online primary resources that are significant for the study of the Old Testament text. Please post any additional sources you may be aware of in the comments, and I will incorporate them into the main list.

Dead Sea Scrolls

Nash Papyrus

Medieval Jewish Hebrew Biblical Manuscripts

Medieval Samaritan Hebrew Biblical Manuscripts

Greek Uncial Manuscripts

Greek Papyri
  • Chester Beatty LXX papyri (Rahlfs 961-968, 2149, 2150)

Aramaic Targums


Open Access Publications in the Heidelberg Ägyptologisches Institut Repository

Open Access Publications in the Heidelberg Ägyptologisches Institut Repository


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Open Access Journal: Open Archaeology

ISSN: 2300-6560
Open Archaeology is a new, peer-reviewed, electronic-only journal that publishes original, high-quality research on all aspects of archaeology. The journal encompasses novel, interdisciplinary approaches to archaeological data including archaeological science, theory and interpretation as well as archaeological heritage management and promotion.

The aim of Open Archaeology is to become a premier source of knowledge and a worldwide-recognized platform of exchange for scientists, without any geographical or temporal restrictions.

Scope of the journal includes, but is not restricted to:

  • World Archaeology - discoveries and research
  • Archaeological science
  • Theory and interpretation in archaeology
  • Archaeological heritage preservation and management

Open Access Journal: Cahiers des études anciennes

 [First posted in AWOL 12 April 2010. Updated 5 May 2016]

Cahiers des études anciennes
ISSN electronic edition: 1923-2713
ISSN print edition: 0317-5065
1re de couverture du numéro XLVIII

Fondés en 1972 et dirigés jusqu’en 2004 par le professeur Pierre Senay de l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, les Cahiers des études anciennes sont la seule publication francophone du domaine en Amérique du Nord. Ils sont maintenant publiés conjointement par le Département d’études anciennes et de sciences des religions de l’Université d’Ottawa et l’Institut d’études anciennes de l’Université Laval.

Les Cahiers publient chaque année un numéro thématique placé sous les auspices d’un éditeur ad hoc, spécialiste reconnu du domaine abordé. L’éditeur s’entoure de plusieurs savants dans une perspective pluridisciplinaire : les sujets peuvent être abordés sous l’angle littéraire, historique, philologique, archéologique, philosophique, religieux, mythologique, artistique, etc. et couvrir l’ensemble de la période antique, des origines à l’Antiquité tardive. L’éditeur fait parfois appel à des écrivains, philosophes, intellectuels contemporains pour élargir le champ de la réflexion.

Cahiers d’études anciennes est une revue en libre accès. Quatre numéros sont d’ores et déjà consultables en texte intégral...

    Numéros en texte intégral

      Special Issue: Digital Humanities in Ancient Jewish, Christian and Arabic Traditions

      Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture
      ISSN: 2165-9214
      Special Issue: Digital Humanities in Ancient Jewish, Christian and Arabic Traditions
      Guest Editors: Claire Clivaz, Paul Dilley, David Hamidović, Mladen Popović, Caroline T. Schroeder and Joseph Verheyden

      Table of Contents


      Claire Clivaz


      Caroline T. Schroeder
      F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp, Chris Hooker, Gregory Murray
      Jan Krans
      James Allen Libby
      David Allen Michelson
      Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent
      Giuliano Lancioni, N. Peter Joosse
      David Joseph Wrisley

      Book Reviews

      Review of "Deconstructing Islamophobia in Poland", by Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska (University of Warsaw, 2014)
      Ruth Tsuria
      Review of "Religion in Science Fiction: The Evolution of an Idea and the Extinction of a Genre", by Steven Hrotic (Bloomsbury, 2014)
      Kristin Peterson
      Review of "Preaching on Wax: The Phonograph and the Shaping of Modern African American Religion", by Lerone Martin (NYU, 2014)
      Denis Bekkering
      Review of "Antagonism on YouTube: Metaphor in Online Discourse", by Stephen Pihlaja (Bloomsbury, 2014)
      Amber Michelle Stamper
      Review of "Silver Screen Buddha: Buddhism in Asian and Western Films", by Sharon Suh (Bloomsbury, 2015)
      Giulia Evolvi

      Wednesday, May 4, 2016

      Getty Publications Launches Free Online Catalogues In Multiple Digital Formats

      Embracing the Digital Future of Art Books

      Getty Publications has inaugurated a new series of open-access collection catalogues available online, as downloadable ebooks, and in print
      Getty Publications online catalogues
      Getty Publications has just launched two born-digital collection catalogues exploring groups of ancient objects in the Museum’s collection: Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily and Roman Mosaics. These two titles inaugurate a series of dynamic, user-friendly, technologically robust digital publications focusing on the Getty collections that complement our many distinguished print publications.

      Terracottas and Mosaics

      The Terracottas catalogue, by Italian scholar Maria Lucia Ferruzza, highlights sixty notable objects and includes an annotated reference by Museum curator Claire L. Lyons to the more than 1,000 other such works in the collection.
      The Roman Mosaics catalogue documents the Museum’s complete collection of these works and is published in conjunction with the exhibition Roman Mosaics across the Empire, now on view at the Villa. Curator Alexis Belis organized the exhibition and wrote the catalogue, which also has contributions by other scholars.
      Animated screencast of Roman Mosaics online catalogue features
      The new Roman Mosaics online catalogue includes interactive maps, full-width zoomable images, and embedded glossary terms and reference illustrations.

      Why Digital Catalogues?

      Following the Getty Foundation’s successful Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI), more and more museums have been looking to digital formats for their collection catalogues. Digital formats allow for greater access, more flexibility, and interactive features not possible in print books.
      Several museums that were part of the OSCI project are moving forward with yet more digital catalogues. Other museums have joined these early pioneers in exploring an expanding range of ways to make scholarly research on their collections available online. The Getty itself made an early foray into online publishing with a catalogue on ancient ambers, which was released in 2012. In short, the field is embracing digital publications, and so are we.

      What’s Inside?

      Both publications offer features you might expect, like zoomable high-resolution images and interactive maps. But beyond these more obvious, splashy features are a number of quieter features that we hope will make a long-term contribution to digital publishing in the humanities.
      An important part of our work at the Getty is to research our collections and disseminate information about them as broadly as possible. This content should be easy to find and should be preserved over the long term. But this seemingly simple mandate is actually quite complex, raising questions such as:
      • How are digital books found by readers when they live outside the traditional distribution stream, such as libraries?
      • How can an online book last decades or more, when the average lifespan for a website is more often measured in months?
      • What happens to a digital book when platforms and technologies inevitably change?
      To address these questions, the team at Getty Publications built in four key features:
      • Each of these catalogues is published in multiple formats. While the primary edition is online, you can also download PDFs, ebooks for your Kindle or iPad, and image and data sets to use in your research and teaching. And for readers who prefer print, paperback copies are also available.
      • The content remains in a plain-text format and is fully accessible at the project repository (GitHub) for each publication.
      • Each publication features a permanent URL, and any revisions made are carefully documented so researchers can feel comfortable citing the work, knowing that their citations will be fully verifiable down the road.
      • These publications are issued under a Creative Commons license, continuing our efforts to make information available as widely as possible.
      I hope you’ll explore the Terracottas and Roman Mosaics catalogues online, or will download them to dig into their rich content at your leisure. Look for more online publications in the coming months as our efforts continue!
      Animated screencast of Terracottas online catalogue
      Readers can dynamically search and sort among the sixty objects in the Terracottas online catalogue, view artworks in detail, and view select objects in full 360-degree rotation.

      Open Access Journal: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient Literature

      Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient Literature
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      The Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient Literature (AMPAL) is one of the largest postgraduate conferences in ancient literature in the UK. It attracts international speakers from all around the globe, and provides an opportunity for the worldwide postgraduate community to interact and share research. Although it is a perfect medium for PhD students in later stages of their research to receive constructive feedback, it is also an ideal first conference, as it enables students to present their work in a friendly environment, develop presentation skills and encourage professional development. In the past, papers have been published both as special issues of journals, and as collected volumes in book format. We hope to continue this tradition and offer presenters an opportunity to publish in a peer-reviewed medium.