Wednesday, March 20, 2019 The Syriac Reference Portal

[First posted in AWOL  26 March 2014, updated 20 March 2019] The Syriac Reference Portal
The publications of combine emerging methods in the field of digital humanities with the rigour of traditional scholarship in history and philology. Four digital reference works have been published and more are in preparation:
  • The Syriac Gazetteer (Thomas A. Carlson and David A. Michelson, eds.) is a geographical reference work of all places relevant to Syriac Studies, with no temporal or spatial restrictions.
  • The Syriac Biographical Dictionary (David A. Michelson, Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, Nathan P. Gibson, and Daniel L. Schwartz, general eds.) is a multi-volume guide to persons related to Syriac culture or history. This resource serves as an authority file or standard reference system for use in cataloguing persons of interest to Syriac studies.
    • Volume 1: Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints (Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent and David A. Michelson, eds.) is a digital catalogue of saints venerated in the Syriac tradition.
    • Volume 2: A Guide to Syriac Authors (David A. Michelson and Nathan P. Gibson, eds.) is a handbook of persons who wrote in Syriac or otherwise had an influence on Syriac literature.
    • Volume 3: Miscellaneous Syriac Persons (David A. Michelson, Nathan P. Gibson, and Daniel L. Schwartz, eds.) is a biographical guide to persons relevant to the study of Syriac history, literature, and culture.
    • Volume 4: Anonymous Syriac Persons (Daniel L. Schwartz, David A. Michelson, and Nathan P. Gibson) is a biographical guide to persons relevant to the study of Syriac history, literature, and culture.
    • [Notabene: At present, volumes 3 and 4 are accessible directly through the main SBD search page]. 
  • A New Handbook of Syriac Literature is a multi-volume reference guide to Syriac literature from antiquity to the modern period. The first volume has been published and several more are in process. This resources is intended to serve as a title authority file for use in cataloguing Syriac manuscripts.
    • Volume 1: Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca Electronica (Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, David A. Michelson, Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, eds.) is a database of Syriac hagiographic literature covering not only saints indigenous to the Syriac traditions but also hagiographic literature and cults appropriated by the Syriac churches from Greek and other traditions.
  • Gateway to the Syriac Saints (Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, general editor) uses linked open data architecture to Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints and Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca Electronica into a joint resource specifically for the study of Syriac saints. At present this resource links data throughed a system of shared URIs. An RDF instance is also in preparation.
  • Works Cited is a shared feference list of modern scholarship cited in all publications.
The following publications are in preparation:
All publications of are made available online in a free and open format using the Creative Commons licenses.

Prepublication draft data for all in-process publications is currently available in a public Github repository.

For the completed publications listed above, we invite collaborative augmentation and annotation by scholars. Please contact the editors to submit revisions and additions. These reference works are designed to increase their coverage over time.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Open Access Monograph Series: Studies in early Near Eastern production, subsistence, and environment (SENEPSE)

Studies in early Near Eastern production, subsistence, and environment (SENEPSE)
13 contributions, VIII + 216 pages, 69 figs. incl. 42 in colour, 6 tables, paperback
00100, Upload: 10.03.2019
The Prehistory of Jordan, II. Perspectives from 1997, ed. by H.G.K. Gebel, Z. Kafafi, and G.O. Rollefson (1997).

(49 contributions, III + 662 pages, 207 figures, 46 plates, 153 tables, paperback) [ISBN 978-3-98042413-4]
00064, Upload: 13.06.2013
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00062, Upload: 12.06.2013
First posted in AWOLSENEPSE 1
Neolithic Chipped Stone Industries of the Fertile Crescent, ed. by H.G. Gebel and S.K. Kozlowski (1994).

(44 contributions, IV + 601 pages, 270 figures, 16 plates, 89 tables, paperback) [ISBN 978-3-98042410-3]
00061, Upload: 12.06.2013

Web Atlas of Ceramic Kilns in Ancient Greece

Web Atlas of Ceramic Kilns in Ancient Greece
The Web Atlas of Ceramic Kilns in Ancient Greece is the first of its kind GIS database of kiln sites in Greece. Kiln sites cover  almost five millennia, dating from the Prehistoric to Post-Byzantine periods (ca. 3000 BCE-1820 CE). We hope that the Web Atlas will help excavators of kiln sites to quickly contextualize them within their chronological, geographical, and typological horizons, as well as other scholars of Greek antiquity to address questions of ceramic production, distribution, and consumption in various eras and regions. To keep the Web Atlas updated we will welcome additions from our fellow archaeologists, as new sites come to light.
The WebAtlas has recently received generous support from the College of Humanities Faculty Research Grant.
To reference database searches, please use Hasaki, E. (ed). Web. Web Atlas of Ceramic Kilns in Ancient Greece (Date, Month, Year accessed).

And see AWOL's Roundup of Resources on Ancient Geography

Film: Mar Girgis. Un documentaire de Paul Warren

Mar Girgis. Un documentaire de Paul Warren
Ce documentaire sur le village de Mari Girgis a été réalisé par Paul Warren au début des années 1970. Avec l'accord du cinéaste et de l'Association des amis de Haute Egypte, l'Ifao met en ligne ce documentaire à l'occasion de la parution de la 3e édition de l'ouvrage de Nessim Henein consacré au village (lien catalogue). Le film a été restauré et numérisé par la Cimathèque du Caire en 2018.

Digital Corpus of Sanskrit (DCS)

Digital Corpus of Sanskrit (DCS)
The Digital Corpus of Sanskrit (DCS) is a corpus of Sanskrit texts with resolved Sandhis and full morphological and lexical analysis.
The DCS is designed for text-historical research in Sanskrit linguistics and philology. Users can search for lexical units (words) and their collocations in a corpus of about 4.000.000 manually tagged words in 560.000 sentences or text lines.
The DCS offers two main entry points for research:
  1. Words can be retrieved from the dictionary through a simple query or a dictionary page. For each lexical unit contained in the corpus, DCS provides the complete set of occurrences and a statistical evaluation based on historical principles.
  2. The text interface shows all contained texts along with their interlinear lexical and morphological analysis.
Version 2.0., June 2016 - Contact, copyright, disclaimer The DCS is hosted by the Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context.

Deir el-Medina Database

[First posted in AWOL 2 Jyly 2012, updated 18 March 2019]

Deir el-Medina Database
Deir el-Medina is the modern name of an ancient Egyptian village situated on the west bank of the Nile opposite Luxor, the site of ancient Thebes. The village was inhabited by workmen who were responsible for the construction and decoration of the royal tombs from the New Kingdom. The exploration of Deir el-Medina has yielded a huge quantity of artefacts and texts written on ostraca or papyri, which offer a unique view into the daily life of an ancient Egyptian community. 

The Deir el-Medina Database is meant to be an intermediate presentation of the ongoing research project A Survey of the New Kingdom Non-literary Texts from Deir el-Medina of Leiden University. The database is a search tool enabling the user to retrieve the documents relevant to his/her research activities from the corpus of non-literary texts from Deir el-Medina.
4506 records
updated June 2018

Monday, March 18, 2019

Open Access Journal: Papyrologica Lupiensia

[First posted 1 October 2011, updated  18 March 2098]

Papyrologica Lupiensia
ISSN: 1591-2140
e-ISSN: 1591-2221
Papyrologica Lupiensia è una pubblicazione del Dipartimento di Filologia Classica e di Scienze Filosofiche dell'Università del Salento e del Centro Interdipartimentale di Studi Papirologici.
In questa rivista confluiscono i risultati delle ricerche promosse e sostenute dalla Cattedra di Papirologia e dall'insegnamento di Papirologia Ercolanese dell'Ateneo leccese.La rivista nasce nel 1991 ed ha periodicità annuale.

E' consultabile online a partire dal vol. 17/2008.

La versione elettronica è pubblicata dal Coordinamento SIBA dell'Università del Salento ed è accessibile all'indirizzo

n. 26 (2017)


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Tebtynis e Roma: nuove scoperte e vecchie acquisizioni all'Istituto Nazionale di Archeologia e di Storia dell'Arte – Palazzo Venezia a Roma Details     PDF
Paola Boffula Alimeni 5-32

A proposito di una nuova edizione di BKT X 14 Details     PDF
Mario Capasso 33-40

La Biblioteca di Ercolano: cronologia, formazione, diffusione Details     PDF
Mario Capasso 41-68

La mort de l'esclave dans la documentation papyrologique et épigraphique grecque de l'Égypte romaine Details     PDF
Jean A. Straus 69-86

A crowning achievement Details     PDF
Angeliki Syrkou 87-118

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Serena Ammirati 121-130

Papiri Greci da Tébtynis della Università di Padova, vol. I (P. tebt. Pad. 1-25), Harrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden 2015 (Fabiana Aprea) Details     PDF
A. Soldati 131-144

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