Friday, July 25, 2014

Open Access Journal: Monuments et mémoires de la Fondation Eugène Piot

Monuments et mémoires de la Fondation Eugène Piot
ISSN: 1148-6023
Eugène Piot (1812-1890), esthète et archéologue, qui voulait contribuer au développement de la recherche et du goût dans le vaste domaine de l’art depuis le temps des anciennes cultures de l’Orient jusqu’à la Renaissance, légua sa fortune à l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. Celle-ci décida alors de publier, grâce aux revenus de la Fondation Piot, des Monuments et Mémoires consacrés aux études d’art et d’archéologie, collection très richement illustrée dont le premier volume parut en 1894.

1894-1899

1910-1919

1920-1929

1930-1939

1940-1949

1950-1959

1960-1969

1970-1979

1980-1989

1990-1999

2000-2008

Open Access Journal: Dionysus Ex Machina: Rivista annuale online di studi sul teatro antico

Dionysus Ex Machina: Rivista annuale online di studi sul teatro antico
Dionysus Ex Machina, rivista on line di studi sul teatro antico pubblicata con cadenza annuale, si articola in sei sezioni (Testi, Dopo l'antichità, Scene, Monumenti, Cinema, Laboratori. Scuola e Università) e in uno spazio ulteriore (Notizie) costantemente aggiornato, che ospita annunci, recensioni e agili schede di spettacoli teatrali, libri, convegni, festival attinenti alla drammaturgia e, più in generale, alla cultura classica. Sono disponibili liberamente tutti gli articoli, i contenuti multimediali, lo spazio Notizie e i link, previa registrazione gratuita. 

I volumi della Biblioteca di DEM possono essere acquistati interamente o per singoli articoli tramite Casalini Libri.

The Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Mathematical Texts

The Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Mathematical Texts
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Cuneiform writing was invented some 5000 years ago in southern Iraq for the purpose of keeping accounts - and for the next few hundred years book-keeping remained its sole use. The last datable cuneiform tablet, also from southern Iraq, is an astronomical diary for the year 75 CE. For the three millennia spanning the rise and fall of cuneiform writing, and arguably for some time after, numeracy was an inseparable and essential part of literate culture throughout the Middle East.

While the vast majority of cuneiform tablets contain numerical data, written by professional scribes, a smaller number are the outcome of teaching, learning, or communicating mathematical techniques or ideas as part of scribal education. This website presents transliterations and translations of around a thousand published cuneiform mathematical tablets; a similar number await decipherment and analysis in museums around the world.

 The text and editions on this site are by Eleanor Robson whose work on this project was supported by an Early Career Fellowship from the University of Cambridge's Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities in January-March 2007.

 The Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Mathematical Texts is a component of

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Epigrafia 3D

Epigrafia 3D
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 Esta web y todos sus recursos forman parte del proyecto proyecto FCT-13-6025 "Descifrando inscripciones romanas en 3D: Ciencia epigráfica virtual", financiado por la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología – Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad y la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, dentro de la convocatoria de ayudas para el fomento de la cultura científica y de la innovación del año 2013.

Investigador responsable: Manuel Ramírez Sánchez (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Instituto Universitario de Análisis y Aplicaciones Textuales).


La reforma del Museo Arqueológico Nacional, cuyas salas se reabren mañana 1 de abril, ha aprovechado espacios que, hasta la fecha, no estaban dedicados al discurso expositivo. Sin duda, entre los aciertos de esta reforma se encuentra el aprovechamiento de los dos patios que, hasta ahora, permanecían cerrados al público. En uno de ellos, el llamado "patio romano" se exhiben las mejoras piezas de la colección epigráfica del Museo Arqueológico Nacional y una selección de la colección de escultura romana. Aprovechando los trabajos de escaneado de las inscripciones, hace unas semanas, realizamos dos fotografías esféricas de la sala 20, que compartimos aquí.

Las fotografías están alojadas en Photosynth y, para visualizarlas en algunos navegadores deben instalar previamente un plugin. Te recomendamos la opción de visualización a pantalla completa, que permite disfrutar de la sensación de visitar la sala como si estuviéramos allí mismo, desde el techo al suelo y desde todos los ángulos.

Wiki Loves Monuments Italia: Un concorso fotografico che valorizza il patrimonio culturale italiano su Wikipedia

Wiki Loves Monuments Italia: Un concorso fotografico che valorizza il patrimonio culturale italiano su Wikipedia
Wiki Loves Monuments Italia
Il 2014 è l’anno della terza edizione di Wiki Loves Monuments Italia, il concorso fotografico che potenzia la visibilità dei monumenti e invita ciascuno ad essere protagonista nel documentare, valorizzare e tutelare il patrimonio culturale. Comune denominatore delle immagini che possono partecipare a Wiki Loves Monuments è il soggetto degli scatti: un monumento.
Con il termine monumento si fa riferimento ad un vastissimo genere di opere: edifici, sculture, siti archeologici, strutture architettoniche, siti naturali e interventi dell’uomo sulla natura che hanno grande valore dal punto di vista artistico, storico, estetico, etnografico e scientifico.
Come per le passate edizioni, gli obiettivi principali del progetto sono:
  • valorizzare e documentare l’immenso patrimonio culturale italiano, promuovendone la ricchezza artistico-culturale presso una vasta platea internazionale,
  • invitare tutti i cittadini a documentare la propria eredità culturale, realizzando fotografie con licenza libera, nel pieno rispetto del diritto d’autore e della legislazione italiana,
  • aumentare la consapevolezza della necessità di tutela dei monumenti, preservandone la memoria.
Wiki Loves Monuments is a photographic contest which improves the visibility of monuments and invites everyone to be a protagonist in the documentation, valorization and conservation of cultural heritage.
In Italy, Wiki Loves Monuments contributes with the involvement of volunteers and istitutions to the creation of a list of cultural goods with identification codes released under a free license, to the production of Wikipedia pages and images for Wikimedia Commons.
The photo taken in Italy for the contest must follow the “Code Urbani”, the Italia Code of Cultural Heritage and Landscape, which states that to publish a photograph of any Italian monument, even those whose copyright has expired, you must obtain permission from the “legitimate owner”; the permission usually requires the payment of a fee if the pictures are not for personal use.
In order to publish pictures of Italian cultural heritage and landscape, people must therefore knock on the door of all the entities involved (Ministry, curators, regions, provinces, metropolitan cities, municipalities and private entities) to discover the legitimate owners. A massive undertaking, but the team of Wikimedia Italy, organizer of the Italian branch of the contest, does not give up and finds a lot of partners.

The italian contest has some specific regulations and its winners will partecipate as finalists in the international contest.
The rules to partecipate are the following:
  1. You need to have a valid e-mail address.
  2. You have to be the author of the pictures you upload.
  3. Pictures have to be uploaded during september (from the first of the month ‘till the 30th).
  4. Pictures have to be released under a CC-BY-SA license.
  5. The subject of the pictures has to be one of the italian monuments from the lists.
  6. Pictures have to contain the indentification code of the depicted monument.
  7. You can partecipate with as many pictures as you wish.
  8. There are no limitations or rules about the resolution and manipulation of the pictures.
  9. You can also partecipate with old pictures, but you still have to be the author of them.

Open Access Journal: ‘Atiqot

 [First posted 10/31/10, most recently updated 24 July 2014]

‘Atiqot 
[Open Access after registration]
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'Atiqot is the refereed journal of the Israel Antiquities Authority. It is published four times a year. The contents of the printed version is uploaded to the e-journal website. No changes are made to articles post-publication. The printed journal is available via the IAA website.

For details on how to submit, see our Guide to Contributors.

Range of Topics. ‘Atiqot covers a large chronological span, from prehistory up to the Ottoman period. Excavations are studied from various aspects and disciplines—often the result of the close interaction between researchers of the IAA and outside specialists. Thus, a report should include, in addition to the stratigraphic analysis, comprehensive treatments of the archaeological data, including studies of the various groups of finds,such as ceramics, glass, stone and metal objects, coins, jewelry, textiles, etc., as well as the geological, botanical, faunal and anthropological evidence. Laboratory analyses, such as petrography, radiocarbon dating and metallurgy, should be included where relevant.

The archaeological data published in ‘Atiqot are not confined to a specific range of periods or topics, but to a geographical area—the Land of Israel—which has been influenced by almost every ancient culture that existed in the Levant. The journal thus presents comprehensive research on the region and its connections with the neighboring countries. The publication is devoted to final reports and shorter articles, although occasionally a volume is dedicated to a particular topic (e.g., burial caves, agricultural installations), period (e.g., prehistoric, Islamic) or site (e.g., Acre, Jerusalem).

Excavation Reports. The papers published in ‘Atiqot are primarily the result of salvage excavations conducted by the IAA. Their results are sometimes unexpectedly important, filling in gaps that could not be understood by localized studies of the larger tells. ‘Atiqot is one of the few vehicles for imparting this important data and therefore a primary asset to any scholar in archaeology.

Bilingual Journal. The journal is bilingual, publishing articles in English or Hebrew; all Hebrew reports are accompanied by English summaries keyed to illustrations in the main text.
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