Monday, January 31, 2011

Database of the Damage to Antiquites in Egypt

Egyptological Looting Database
The Egyptological Looting Database was established by Kate Phizackerley on 31st January 2011 to record known (or strongly suspected) details of sites looted during the popular Egyptian uprising of January and February 2011.  It was migrated into the main Egyptological site in January 2013 for preservation as an archive. The database is still occasionally maintained as news trickles in of sites, recoveries of artefacts and, mostly sadly, ongoing looting in some sites.  In February 2011, the Ministry confirmed that 2% of antiquities stored in museums and magazines were looted; countless more were dug up illegally and without record.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Oxford Journals Open

As JURN notes, Oxford journals are currently open.

Oxford Journals 
Titles relating to antiquity include
I'm unsure of the significance of this move or whether it will last, so I have not yet added these titles to
the full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Open Access Journal: Wayeb Notes

Wayeb Notes
ISSN 1379-8286
The Wayeb Notes are intended to provide scholars with a platform for fast and uncomplicated dissemination of research results from all subdisciplines of Maya Studies. In comparison to other similar publications (e.g. Copan Notes, Texas Notes, Glyph Dwellers etc.), Wayeb Notes is oriented towards concise submissions. However, lengthy or full research papers are also welcome.

The publication of submitted research notes and papers in the Wayeb Notes series is subject to revision by the Wayeb Editorial Board.

The Wayeb Notes series shall reflect the multi-language character of European Maya research and shall give everyone the opportunity to publish research in their own language. Wayeb will therefore accept papers in all European languages for publication in the notes series, although we do ask authors to send us an additional short (250-500 words) abstract in English or Spanish, if their publication is not written in either of these two languages. We would like to stress, however, that research results published in languages with greater accessibility will have wider reception and distribution. Thus, although we accept submissions written in any European language, we would nevertheless like to encourage everyone to submit their papers in English or Spanish.



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Coming Soon: Open Access Journal: National Archive of Monuments Newsletter

National Archive of Monuments Newsletter
The first issue of the Newsletter of the Directorate of the National Archive of Monuments is in preparation and will soon be available.


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Portal of The National Archive of Monuments

National Archive of Monuments (Greece)
The Portal of The National Archive of Monuments was created within the framework of the project "Digitisation and Digital Documentation of the Collections of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture". It was funded 75% by the 3rd CSF - Information Society OP and 25% by National Participation.

The purpose of the Portal is to provide a range of digital services for the cooperation and the communication between the staff of the National Archive of Monuments and the local Services and Museums, aiming to a hiqh quality organisation and management of the digitisation work. The Portal also adds towards an extensive promotion of the Project and the dissemination of its results to the public.

Upon the conclusion of the project, the Portal of the National Archive of Monuments can be established as a permanent field to exchange experiences, view and knowledge in the discources of digitisation and electronic management of cultural content.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Open Access Journal: Asian Perspectives

Asian Perspectives: The Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific
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Asian Perspectives is the leading peer-reviewed archaeological journal devoted to the prehistory of Asia and the Pacific region. In addition to archaeology, it features articles and book reviews on ethnoarchaeology, palaeoanthropology, physical anthropology, and ethnography of interest and use to the prehistorian. International specialists contribute regional reports summarizing current research and fieldwork, and present topical reports of significant sites. Occasional special issues focus on single topics.

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Open Access Journal: La Lettre de l’OCIM

La Lettre de l’OCIM (Office de Coopération et d’Information Muséographiques) 
La Lettre de l’OCIM est une revue professionnelle qui, depuis plus de 20 ans, s’adresse à tous les acteurs du milieu muséal. Tous les deux mois, elle présente l’actualité du milieu, notamment des institutions de culture scientifique et technique, et propose des articles de fond écrits par des spécialistes sur la muséologie et la muséographie. Elle est diffusée en France et à l’étranger. Pour vous abonner à la revue papier, rendez-vous sur le site de l’OCIM.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

CLAROS. Concordance of Greek inscriptions

CLAROS. Concordance of Greek inscriptions
Researchers working in Greek epigraphy know how laborious can be sometimes the location of the bibliography generated by an inscription or a series of inscriptions throughout the years. The purpose of the data base CLAROS is to make easier the task of locating new editions of Greek inscriptions appeared all along the last hundred years. It is designed to help the epigraphists, but particularly, we think, the non specialists (historians, linguists, philologists, etc.), less acquainted than those to find their paths in the bibliographical jungle into which this discipline has turned.

Its origin goes back to 1990, when part of the team of the DGE started gathering in a previous version under MSDOS environment this type of information in order to help us in the task of reviewing the epigraphical material included in the dictionary. It has the same philosophy of other sections of this web page: to put at the disposal of scholars information of internal use for the DGE that would be difficult to consult in other way.

This data base has no claims to be exhaustive and does not try to collect every edition of each inscription included. It is only a sum of the concordances included at the end of many epigraphical collections that were published since the end of the Nineteen Century. In addition, we have included a certain number of concordances prepared by the authors of the Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum for volumes that had an incomplete concordance or had no concordance at all (more than 100). Finally, we made a number of concordances through direct reading of volumes that also had no concordance (those are more than 250). Among them can be mentioned for instance collections such as GVI, ICr., Hell., IGR, INomima, ISE, ISic.MG, RDGE, Schwyzer or Sokolowski.







CLAROS
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CLAROS: Virtual integration of digital assets on classical art

CLAROS: Virtual integration of digital assets on classical art 
CLAROS developed from discussions between European university research centres held in Oxford in 2000, but the concept dates back to the early 1990s, when the Beazley Archive participated in the EU R&D project RAMA (Remote Access to Museum Archives). The development of web technology has made it possible for RAMA's aspirations to be realised.

CLAROS is using Semantic Web data integration technologies and state-of-the art image recognition algorithms to bring classical art to anyone, any time, anywhere.  This is made possible thanks to a grant from the University of Oxford's Fell Fund (2008/9) and to collaboration with the OeRC, Image Bioinformatics Research Group (Department of Zoology, data web development), Visual Geometry Group (Department of Engineering Science, image recognition), and Beazley Archive (Faculty of Classics). In Cologne the Centre for e-Humanities has provided technical support. 

The full CLAROS system will be launched in Autumn 2010.
 ClarosWiki - technical information about ClarosWeb

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Open Access Archive: Archives de Roland de Mecquenem concernant Suse (Iran)

Roland de Mecquenem: Archives de Suse (1912-1939)
En 1912, à la suite de la démission de Jacques de Morgan, Roland de Mecquenem, qui avait intégré l’équipe de la Délégation en Perse dès 1903, fut chargé de la direction des fouilles de Suse en Iran. Les missions se succédèrent alors chaque année jusqu’en 1939, interrompues seulement pendant la Première Guerre Mondiale. À l’issue de chacune de ses campagnes, Mecquenem envoyait un rapport de mission à son ministère de tutelle, le Ministère de l’Instruction Publique. Ces rapports sont aujourd’hui conservés au Centre Historique des Archives Nationales à Paris. Ils s’articulent généralement en deux parties, la première est consacrée aux résultats de la campagne en cours tandis que la seconde décrit la vie quotidienne de la mission à Suse. Seuls les résultats archéologiques sont publiés sur ce site, accompagnés de leurs annexes ; à partir de 1921, celles-ci s’étoffent d’inventaires, de plans et de photographies illustrant la progression des travaux et les principales découvertes.

Les rapports de Roland de Mecquenem constituent un fonds documentaire inédit qui permet de combler en partie les carences, fréquemment soulignées, des publications du fouilleur. En effet, contrairement aux larges synthèses qu’il publia, ses comptes-rendus de travaux furent rédigés à l’issue de chaque mission. Ils retracent ainsi de manière plus fiable l’évolution des chantiers ouverts entre 1912 et 1939 et éclairent d’un jour nouveau certains d’entre eux que Mecquenem considérait comme improductifs et qu’il ne mentionna pas dans ses publications.

Ce site Internet n’aurait pas vu le jour sans le travail pionnier réalisé par Laurianne Martinez Sève sur les rapports Mecquenem. Elle en a, la première, souligné l’intérêt et a retranscrit l’ensemble des rapports archéologiques dans le cadre de ses recherches de doctorat sur les figurines de Suse (L. Martinez Sève, 2002). Elle a eu par la suite la générosité de bien vouloir transmettre ses fichiers dans la perspective de ce projet. Entre 2006 et 2010, Noëmi Daucé a repris et complété ses rapports, en retranscrivant les listes d’inventaire et en photographiant la documentation iconographique qui leur était associée.
La publication des rapports de Mecquenem a bénéficié du soutien financier de la fondation Shelby White - Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications (www.whitelevy.org) ainsi que de la Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée. Le travail de coordination du projet, de retranscription et de numérisation du fonds documentaire a été réalisé par Noëmi Daucé, conservateur du patrimoine, sous la direction scientifique de Rémy Boucharlat, par ailleurs directeur de la Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée. Ange Hernandez, responsable du service Archive, Traitement et Diffusion à la Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée, assisté de Lucas Delobelle, a assuré la direction technique et la réalisation de ce site Internet.

Celui-ci permet la consultation en ligne ainsi que téléchargement de l’ensemble de la documentation inédite de Roland de Mecquenem: rapports annuels, inventaires, plans et photographies associés aux rapports. Les bases de données qui ont été réalisées à l’occasion de cette publication offrent en outre la possibilité d’interroger l’ensemble des données selon plusieurs modes de recherche, libre ou indexée. L’aide à la recherche placée dans le bandeau supérieur du site propose une assistance à l’utilisation du moteur de recherche libre. Enfin, les publications de Roland de Mecquenem sont également consultables et téléchargeables sur ce site.

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New (Partially) Open Access Journal: Popular Archaeology

Popular Archaeology
Popular Archaeology magazine is a 100% online periodical dedicated to participatory, or public, archaeology.  Unlike most other major magazines related to archaeology, no paper copies will ever be produced and distributed, so it will always be "green", and it will always be less costly to produce and therefore far less costly to purchase by premium subscribers (although regular subscriptions are always free).  Most of our writers and contributors are either professionals or top experts in their fields, or are individuals relating first-hand experiences; however, the magazine is unique among other archaeology-related magazines in that it makes it easy to invite and encourage members of the public (YOU) to submit pertinent articles, blogs, events, directory listings, and classified ads for publication.  As a volunteer or student, do you have a fascinating story to tell about an archaeological experience?  As a professional archaeologist, scholar, educator, or scientist, do you have a discovery, program or project that you think would be of interest to the world?  Do you have an archaeology-related service or item for sale? Would you like to have your archaeology-related blog post featured on the front page? ( Ad and specially featured item prices are lower than what you will find in any other major archaeology magazine).  Through Popular Archaeology, you can realize all of these things. Moreover, because the content is produced by a very broad spectrum of contributors, you will see more feature articles than what you would typically find in the major print publications, with the same content quality.   
As a community of professionals, writers, students, and volunteers, we invite you to join us as subscribers in this adventure of archaeological discovery.  It could open up a whole new world for you.

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Open Access Journal: Notes de Céramologie Syrienne

 n.b. [23 September 2013]: The Studia Orontica server  has been usurped. In the hope that it will re-emerge somewhere, somehow, when the war in Syria ends, I continue to maintain the links below as noted. Unfortunately the a version of the site in the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine here does not include pdfs of the issues/



Original links:

Notes de Céramologie Syrienne
by Michel al-Maqdissi

 
  




 
 

 
 



Open Access Malqata

The blog iMalqata: A Michael C. Carlos Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art iSITE, presents the work of that project:
The Joint Expedition to Malqata is co-sponsored by the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Our work is done in co-operation with the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt.
The site of Malqata is located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the modern city of Luxor, about 430 miles south of Cairo. Egyptologists usually refer to Luxor as Thebes, one of its ancient names, and the west bank is often called western Thebes...

It also includes a useful set of reports of earlier expeditions:

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pleiades recruiting active participants

Tom Elliott writes at horothesia:

Adopt a place for Valentine's day

Pleiades places are looking for love and this year you can give it to them (it never hurts to get ready for Valentine's Day early). It will only take a few minutes of your time.


Here are some examples of things you could do (many of them quickly) to enhance the content in Pleiades:
Here are some ways you could use links to Pleiades to enrich content elsewhere on the web
Feel free to suggest other ways (with links to examples, where appropriate) in the comments.

How to get started

Are you a registered Pleiades user? If not, please visit the Pleiades Community page and follow the instructions there.

If you are a registered Pleiades user and you want to make a modification to a place resource:
  • log in
  • use the search box to find the place resource you're interested in changing
  • select "actions" ... "check out"
  • choose "parent folder" from the checkout dialog
  • select the "edit" tab
  • make and save your changes as many times as you like (you're working on a private copy of the original that only you can see)
  • once you're happy with the results, select "state: drafting" and change it to "submit for review"
  • the editors will review your suggested changes and be in touch via email if they have any questions ... otherwise they'll add your name to the "creator" or "contributor" field (as appropriate) and publish the changes so everyone can see them
Get stuck? 


Ask a question on the pleiades-community list, to which all Pleiades users are automatically subscribed.


Your Pleiades place is waiting for you!

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Semitic Inscriptions

Semitic Inscriptions Sémitiques
This website is a database of ancient texts written in Semitic languages and inscribed on various media: tablets, potteries, manuscripts, etc. 
It grants direct access to all kinds of information about these inscriptions: their origin, their age, their script... And of course,  most importantly, the text itself, analyzed, translated, and annotated.
Our website uses fonts based on the Unicode standard, which is compatible with most recent systems (MacOS 10+ / Windows XP+ / Linux) as long as they run a good web browser; we highly recommend the free Firefox browser, since other browsers such as Internet Explorer display errors and don't handle a number of features. Moreover, some characters will not be correctly displayed on your screen if you don't have an appropriate Unicode font. Click here to see our recommendations.
Additional features (photographs, bibliographies, saving queries, instant messaging...) require registration: click here to register. Meanwhile, you can do the following:
Latest Inscriptions
ReferencePhotographTitleLanguageInscription's dateDiscovery siteLiterary genre
WSS 3WSS 3 Face ASeal of Shebanyaw, minister of UzziahHebrew-780 — -740IsraelAdministrative > Seal
WSS 2WSS 2Seal of Shema, minister of JeroboamHebrew-790 — -750Israel > Megiddo > Court 1693Administrative > Seal
4Q2014Q201 pl.904 200710164QBook of EnochaAramaic-200 — -150Israel > Qumran > Cave 4Religious > Apocryphon > Apocalyptic
Ketef Hinnom IKetef Hinnom IPriestly BenedictionHebrew-625 — -575Israel > Jerusalem > Ketef Hinnom > Burial Chamber 25 > Square DReligious > Prayer
Ketef Hinnom IIKetef Hinnom IIPriestly BenedictionHebrew-625 — -575Israel > Jerusalem > Ketef Hinnom > Burial Chamber 25 > Square AReligious > Prayer
RS 11.872RS 11.872 Photo MO 23From the king to the queen-motherUgaritic
Ugarit > Ras ShamraCorrespondence
4Q207PAM 43.214 4Q2074QBook of EnochfAramaic-150 — -125Israel > Qumran > Cave 4Religious > Apocryphon > Apocalyptic

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mapping Buddhist Monasteries

Mapping Buddhist Monasteries

WARNING: This is a work in progress. Contents of this wiki site will be developed, verified and improved upon for several long months. Any of the data pages and maps (esp. details of doctrinal affiliations, place names, dates, and geographical coordinates) may change suddenly, as well as change several times in short succession.
Therefore, this work should not be depended on in any manner by other scholarly or popular projects until the current label 'work in progress' is removed from this site. - sg, tmc, lhp - Jan 2009.

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