Thursday, June 30, 2011

Open Access Journal: Medieval Feminist Forum

Medieval Feminist Forum
ISSN: 1536-8742 (print)
ISSN: 2151-6073 (online)
Medieval Feminist Forum (MFF) (ISSN 1536-8742 (print), ISSN 2151-6073 (online)) is the journal of the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS). SMFS promotes interdisciplinary scholarship on women and gender from Late Antiquity (ca. 500 CE) to ca. 1500 CE. MFF appears twice yearly publishing articles, book reviews, and bibliographies. Some issues are thematic. Submissions to MFF are blind peer reviewed.

MFF was originally published under the title Medieval Feminist Newsletter (ISSN 1054-1004 (print), ISSN 2154-4042 (online)). In 1999 (no. 28) the journal title changed to Medieval Feminist Forum.

Issues are available freely online beginning two years after publication. Access to full text of recently published issues is by subscription only. For more information on subscribing to MFF, please visit http://hosted.lib.uiowa.edu/smfs/mff/join.shtml.

Beginning with the Winter 2009 issue, vol. 45, no. 2, Medieval Feminist Forum is published in electronic format only.

MFF is indexed by MLA Bibliography (2005+), Feminist Periodicals (1996+), and Feminae

MFF is hosted by the University of Iowa Libraries' Institutional Repository (Iowa Research Online).



Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ernst Herzfeld Papers

Announced today at the Smithsonian Collection Blog: New Freer|Sackler Archives Image Galleries

Ernst Herzfeld Papers
A foremost scholar in the field of Iranian studies, Ernst Herzfeld (1879–1948) explored all phases of Near Eastern culture from the prehistoric period to Islamic times. The collection documents Herzfeld's archaeological activities including Samarra, Persepolis, Pasargadae, Paikuli, and Aleppo and includes correspondence; field notebooks; drawings; sketchbooks; inventories of objects; squeezes of architectural inscriptions and details; and photographs.

Preservation, digitization, and cataloging has been made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation. The cataloging of this collection commenced in September 2009, and will be ongoing until Summer 2011. Please be advised that some of the Series and categories are not hot linked to images yet as we are in the process of making them available.

Cataloging and descriptions for the Ernst Herzfeld papers were created based on primary materials within the Ernst Herzfeld papers, notes and organization from Joseph Upton, and from secondary sources listed in the Ernst Herzfeld Resource Bibliography.

It is our hope that by providing the Ernst Herzfeld papers online we are contributing to the scholarship of, and interest in, the archaeological sites of the ancient Near East. We welcome additional insight and scholarship you may be able to add. If you hold, or know where related materials may be, please contact us so that we can maintain an up to date record of all Ernst Herzfeld resources. In the future, the Freer|Sackler hopes to expand upon this web resource to include all Ernst Herzfeld materials.

Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. For inquiries on selecting images or appointments to research the collection, please contact the Archives

Go read our latest news on the collection available on our blog and view our video tutorial on how to search the Archives. Click here to view a list of the locations for which we have Herzfeld materials. 

See earlier postings in AWOL on Herzeld:

Herzfeld at Samarra



Ernst Herzfeld Papers

 

Berkeley Prosopography Services Wiki

Berkeley Prosopography Services Wiki Home
Berkeley Prosopography Services (BPS) is an open-source prosopographical toolkit that generates interactive visualizations of the biological and social connections that link documented individuals, providing a dynamic and heuristic tool for researching historical communities documented in legal and administrative archives.

We are currently exploring and developing a prototype application with a single target corpus, but will soon expand to support multiple corpora. The initial corpus is a set of Hellenistic Babylonian legal texts (cuneiform tablets).

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Ancient World Content in JSTOR

Multidisciplinary and Discipline-Specific Collections at JSTOR
The following journals have been added to the JSTOR archive. More detailed information about JSTOR titles and collections, along with delimited lists, can be accessed from JSTOR's Available Collections page
 
Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Arts & Sciences VIII)
Coverage: No. 1 (1871) – No. 138 (July 1, 2007/June 30, 2008)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISSN: 0740-7661




And see also The Ancient World in JSTOR: AWOL's full list of journals in JSTOR with substantial representation of the Ancient World.

Bookmark and   Share so Your Real Friends Know that You Know

Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum Datenbank

Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum Datenbank
...Das ›Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum‹ erfaßt die lateinischen Inschriften aus dem gesamten Raum des ehemaligen Imperium Romanum in geographischer und systematischer Ordnung; es ist seit seiner Begründung durch Theodor Mommsen die maßgebliche Dokumentation des epigraphischen Erbes der römischen Antike.

Das Berliner Team, das die Fortsetzung dieses Werkes betreut, koordiniert die notwendige internationale Zusammenarbeit mit den Fachgelehrten und bereitet fremde und eigene Manuskripte zur Publikation vor: Neufunde und Korrekturen bereits veröffentlichter Inschriften werden in Zweitauflagen und Supplementen ediert und so das Corpus aktualisiert und kontinuierlich erweitert.

Um ihre eingangs beschriebene Aufgabe zu erfüllen, kann sich die Berliner Zentrale freilich nicht auf die wissenschaftliche Redaktion beschränken, wiewohl hierin der Schwerpunkt ihrer Arbeit liegt. Sie muß sich auch um die laufende Auswertung der Literatur zur lateinischen Epigraphik und um die Herstellung von bibliographischen Nachträgen zum Corpus bemühen. Die Bibliographie zur lateinischen Epigraphik, die seit 1950, neuerdings als Filemaker-Datenbank, geführt wird und mehr als 30.000 Titel umfaßt, eine spezielle Kartei mit Nachweisen neuerer Literatur zu den einzelnen im CIL selbst und in anderen Sammlungen veröffentlichten Inschriften sowie Manuskripte und Exzerpte früher edierter Inschriften bilden zusammen mit einer stattlichen Sammlung von Abklatschen oft benutzte Auskunftsmittel. Sie stellen zugleich einen unschätzbaren Fundus dar, vom welchem ausgehend die Vorbereitung von Corpora in eigener Verantwortung in Angriff genommen werden kann...
And see also Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum II

Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum II

Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum II
LOGO DEL CENTRO
Instalado en la Universidad de Alcalá desde el año 1997 por un convenio con el Instituto Arqueológico Alemán, el Centro CIL II coordina los trabajos de la nueva edición del volumen de Hispania del Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (CIL II2) y es una de las tres sedes de redacción. Para ello se recogen de forma sistemática todas las informaciones bibliográficas sobre inscripciones antiguas latinas, tanto impresas como manuscritas, que forman la base del Fichero Central de la Institución, el cual en la actualidad contiene documentación sobre unas 22.000 inscripciones...


De la nueva edición del Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, vol. II: Inscriptiones Hispaniae Latinae (CIL II2), coordinada por Armin U. Stylow, se han publicado hasta la fecha tres tomos, correspondientes a los Conventus Astigitanus (CIL II2/5; 1998), Cordubensis (CIL II2/7; 1995) y Tarraconensis Sur (CIL II2/14 fasc. 1; 1995) respectivamente. Razones económicas no permitieron incluir, en forma de láminas o de figuras de texto, toda la documentación gráfica existente, sino sólo una selección escueta de las piezas más representativas y más significativas. Gracias a diversas ayudas del Ministerio de Educación y Cultura ha sido posible remediar esa carencia a través de esta página Web. Ofrecemos en ella de momento la documentación gráfica que poseemos sobre las inscripciones publicadas en los tres tomos mencionados esperando poder añadir en un futuro próximo las imágenes correspondientes a otras zonas. Además de la imagen se puede acceder al texto de la inscripción en cuestión archivado en el Banco de Datos Epigráfico de la Academia de Ciencias de Heidelberg (EDH; http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/institute/sonst/adw/edh/), creado bajo la dirección del prof. Géza Alföldy, donde también se pueden consultar los textos de las inscripciones perdidas que carecen de documentación gráfica.

icono de sección  Inscripciones

icono de sección  Anticuarios y Epigrafistas

icono de sección  Fondos documentales


Biblioteca

icono de sección Artículos online


Inscripciones según conventus

viñeta para marcar Astigitanus

viñeta para marcar Cordubensis

viñeta para marcar Tarraconensis pars meridionalis


Proyectos Comunidad de Madrid

icono de sección  Inscripciones

icono de sección  Anticuarios y Epigrafistas

icono de sección  Fondos documentales


Biblioteca

icono de sección Artículos online


Online Bible Tools

A list of the tools cited in a discussion on the Digital Medievalist mailing list beginning June 27, 2011.

The Bible Tool
Welcome to The Bible Tool-- a free, evolving open source tool for exploring the Bible and related texts online. Created by CrossWire Bible Society, the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Bible Society as the first in a number of coming Bible engagement tools using an XML standard called OSIS , we provide power searching capabilities to help you engage the Bible at a deeper level.
The Bible Tool began as part of an effort by the SBL and ABS to bridge the gap between academia and the church. We want both scholars and laypeople to engage the Bible, gaining contextual understanding through:
  • the use of technology to dig deeper into the text;
  • accessing scholarly articles, to understand the implications of what academic discoveries might have in understanding the context of society in Bible times
We plan to further this effort by:
  • making free, open source Bible tools available which people can customize for themselves and others, built by the hundreds of technical experts who volunteer their time to the CrossWire Bible Society;
  • providing an OSIS editor using MS Word 2003, so you can encode your texts and make them available for others
  • leveraging our existing distribution channels: making the tool available soon to the 20,000 churches who have Web sites using ABS's ForMinistry.com, and the thousands of SBL members who engage the Bible from numerous academic perspectives
To learn more about how to use the Bible Tool, visit our FAQ section.
To learn more about the OSIS initiative, visit the Bible Technologies Group.

Biblija.net - The Bible on the Internet


Electronic edition of the Gospel according to John
Vetus Latina Iohannes
An edition of the manuscripts with Old Latin versions of John  
Online facsimiles and transcriptions of Sahidic Coptic manuscripts of John  
Transcriptions of Greek Papyri, Majuscules and Minuscules (work in progress)


New Testament . Virtual Manuscript Room

VMR
NTT
Map
SMR
Manuscripts


The Unbound Bible

This Website is Copyright © 2005-2006 Biola University.
Biola does not hold the Copyright to any Biblical texts on this site.
Some Biblical texts on this site are in the Public Domain,
and others are Copyrighted by their Copyright holders.

Vetus Latina - Resources for the study of the Old Latin Bible
The Vulgate took many years to become established as the principal Latin Bible. In the meanwhile, the Old Latin versions continued to be used. Some of these translations are preserved in Bible manuscripts, in the writings of the Church Fathers and in early Christian liturgies.


These texts are of great significance for the history of the early Church and the transmission of the Bible. Most of the Old Latin translations were made from Greek manuscripts which no longer exist. Although the Latin texts have undergone their own process of transmission, the original layer preserves a witness to the Bible, especially the New Testament, which would otherwise be lost to us. The language and history of these documents also provides information on the social background of early Christian communities and the spread of the Church.

VulSearch: view and search the Vulgate
VulSearch is a program for Windows 98 and later.
  • View the Clementine Vulgate Bible with the Douay–Rheims translation side-by-side
  • Fast full-text searching of both bibles
  • Create bookmarks, cross-references and annotations
  • Integrated with the Latin dictionary program Words
VulSearch is free software.
(VulSearch is copyright © 2000-07, but is released under the GPL. This means that it can be freely used, copied, modified and distributed.)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Open Access Journal: Studia Quaternaria

Studia Quaternaria
Studia Quaternaria is designed to publish scientific works concerning the Quaternary, on local, regional and global scale. Studia Quaternaria is interested in all fields of research dealing with stratigraphy and reconstruction of the past environments, including palaeogeography, palaeoecology, palaeoclimatology, palaeohydrology etc. The journal is also open to studies of natural environmental processes, and to recognition of mechanisms involved in the dynamics of our environment. The clue is that the Quaternary is still ongoing and vivid, and understanding of its past and present development support each other.

Studia Quaternaria
publishes papers on Quaternary studies of all scales, with a special attention to the local and regional research from Central Europe and the Peribaltic.

Studia Quaternaria
publishes research and review articles, as well as short reports of preliminary research on especially interesting topics from especially interesting sites.
Volume 27 (2010)

Volume 26 (2009)


Volume 25 (2008)

Volume 24 (2007)


Volume 23 (2006)


Volume 22 (2005)

Volume 21 (2004)

Volume 20 (2003)


Volume 19 (2002)


Volume 18 (2001)


Volume 17 (2000)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Archaeological Software

Among the interesting and useful resources collected at ArchaeologicalTraces.org is a list of archaeological software
ArchaeologicalTraces.org is an autonomous, archaeological, international editorial project, created and managed by the A.T.P.G. Society, an Italian Archaeological Association composted by doctoral, MA and BA students from the Universities of La Sapienza-Rome, (ITA) Manchester, (UK), Ferrara (ITA) and Brown University (USA).
The Project is scientific and didactic. Internet and the Web  are its own way of communication.
It consists in the creation of the following editorial sections within the website.

Open Access Journal: Arte, Arqueología e Historia

Arte, Arqueología e Historia
Desde su constitución, la Asociación Arte, Arqueología e Historia viene publicando anualmente una revista que desde criterios rigurosos se ocupa de las disciplinas que le son propias, es decir, el Arte, la Historia y la Arqueología.

La revista viene ofreciendo trabajos de investigación y de divulgación que suponen un puente o enlace entre los estamentos en donde esa investigación se desarrolla y la propia sociedad interesada, es decir, aquellas personas que se sienten atraídas por las cuestiones relacionadas con la Historia y el Patrimonio; personas, en suma, que aman nuestro pasado pero que no necesariamente se dedican de manera profesional al estudio de ese pasado.

Sanskrit Aggregator

Sanskrit Central:  Sanskrit Aggregator, Books and Everything Sanskrit
संस्कृतवाणी - The Unique Sanskrit Aggregator

Friday, June 24, 2011

Capidava Online

Prezentare    |      Colectiv de cercetare    |     Drumuri de acces     |     Planul cetatii
  La aproape 20 de km. in aval de Cernavoda, Dunarea face o mare cotitura, marginita pe dreapta de peretii verticali ai unor faleze de calcar, iar spre stanga de malul impadurit ca o perie al Baltii Ialomitei, luandu-o mai intai spre nord-est, apoi spre nord ca sa se mai intoarca inca o data spre nord-vest. O data facut acest urias ocol, in care fluviul a ros adanc din faleza de calcar a malului Dobrogean, albia se ingusteaza drastic si stim ca, de asemenea fundul fluviului se inalta, asa incat vara, cand apa scade de caldura, vapoarele nu mai pot trece. In fundul marii cotituri sta pitit, intr-un soi de gavan, satul actual Capidava, care si-a luat numele recent de la cetatea romana ale carei ruine il strajuiesc de pe un pinten stancos situat la SSE de sat. De acolo, de langa cetate, apusurile de soare, cand astrul moare in apele Dunarii, moarandu-i undele in toate nuantele curcubeului, se vad ca adevarate simfonii de culori si de lumina...
Publicatii electronice
www.capidava.ro
– site internet al santierului arheologic Capidava (com. Topalu, jud. Constanta).
www.cimec.ro
– site internet al Institutului pentru Memorie Culturala al Ministerului Culturii si Cultelor (CIMEC), unde este gazduita si pagina pentru santierul arheologic Capidava. Vezi tot acolo si pagina Arhive digitale ale Institului de Arheologie Vasile Parvan (Muzeul National de Antichitati): text, fotografii de arhiva si legenda acestora, despre sapaturile antebelice de la Capidava (autor Ioan I.C. Opris). Pe acelasi site pot fi consultate si rapoartele de sapatura sistematica la Capidava din ultimii ani, în forma exhaustiva (cu toata ilustratia aferenta).
TEODOR E.S. 2001 = E.S. Teodor, Ceramica din Muntenia de la sfarsitul veacului al V-lea pana la mijlocul sec. al VII-lea, teza de doctorat (coordonator stiintific Dan Ghe. TEODOR), Universitatea din Iasi, 2001, in special Cap. 5: Referinta sincronica. 5.2. Ceramica arealelor periferice. 5.2.8. Ceramica arhaica in mediu roman (Capidava). Poate fi consultata pe site-ul Muzeului National de Istorie a Romaniei din Bucuresti, la adresa www.mnir.ro 


Recent Open Access Dissertations from PQDT Open

The following list is a selection of recent open access dissertations from Open Access ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT Open).  My sense is that this resource will be particularly useful in places (particularly outside the USA) where UMI Dissertations are not routinely licensed though university libraries.  This list is by no means complete. I urge you to search the database yourself.
Reworking ancient texts: Revision through introduction in biblical and Mesopotamian literature
by Milstein, Sara J., Ph.D. New York University. 2011: 347 pages; AAT 3428044.
Plutarch's deterrent lives: Lessons in Statesmanship
by Jacobs, Susan Gail, Ph.D. Columbia University. 2011: 376 pages; AAT 3451499.
Exploring social interaction at the ancient Maya city of Copan, Honduras: A multi-scalar Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis of access and visibilty
by Richards-Rissetto, Heather M., Ph.D. The University of New Mexico. 2010: 867 pages; AAT 3409377.
Conjugate diameters: Apollonius of Perga and Eutocius of Ascalon
by McKinney, Colin Bryan Powell, Ph.D. The University of Iowa. 2010: 190 pages; AAT 3422241.

Chasing the beyond: Depictions of hunting in Eastern Han dynasty tomb reliefs (25-220 CE) from Shaanxi and Shanxi

by Wallace, Leslie, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh. 2010: 152 pages; AAT 3417447
Towards an agora: The spatial and architectural development of Greek commercial and civic space in the Peloponnese
by Donati, Jamieson C., Ph.D. New York University. 2010: 479 pages; AAT 3396724.

Agents, archives, and risk: A micronarrative account of Old Assyrian trade through Salim-ahum's activities in 1890 B.C.
by Stratford, Edward Paul, Ph.D. The University of Chicago. 2010: 492 pages; AAT 3419777.
A study of the field design and soil properties of agricultural terraces at the Qasr Tilah archaeological site in the Wadi 'Arabah, Jordan
by Rice, Amy Diane, M.S. University of Missouri - Kansas City. 2010: 187 pages; AAT 1485865.
Heavenly Sabbath, Heavenly Sanctuary: The Transformation of Priestly Sacred Space and Sacred Time in the "Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice" and the Epistle to the Hebrews
by Calaway, Jared C., Ph.D. Columbia University. 2010: 467 pages; AAT 3447864.
Incubation as a type-scene in the Aqhatu, Kirta, and Hannah stories: A form-critical and narratological study of KTU 1.14 I--1.15 III, 1.17 I--II, and 1 Samuel 1:1--2:11
by Kim, Koowon, Ph.D. The University of Chicago. 2010: 469 pages; AAT 3397291.
Tel Dan in its northern cultic context
by Davis, Andrew R., Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University. 2010: 374 pages; AAT 3410203.
The lady and the looking glass: Margaret Murray's life in archaeology  by Sheppard, Kathleen L., Ph.D. The University of Oklahoma. 2010: 305 pages; AAT 3409383.
Olmec monuments as agents of social memory
by Mollenhauer, Jillian Louise, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego. 2010: 501 pages; AAT 3408027.


Visionary ascents of moses in Pseudo-Philo's Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum: Apocalyptic motifs and the growth of visionary Moses tradition
by Ruffatto, Kristine J., Ph.D. Marquette University. 2010: 250 pages; AAT 3428271.


Changed imagination, changed obedience: The bent-over woman as social vision in the Gospel of Luke
by Houghtby-Haddon, Natalie K., Ph.D. The George Washington University. 2009: 284 pages; AAT 3368740.


Searching for the law: Ennin's journal as a key to the Heian appropriation of Tang culture
by Palmer, Jesse Dalton, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine. 2009: 329 pages; AAT 3380358.


'Have you seen, son of man?': Preliminary studies in the translation and Vorlage of LXX Ezekiel 40--48
by O'Hare, Daniel M., Ph.D. University of Notre Dame. 2009: 322 pages; AAT 3442069.


Jordan first: A history of the intellectual and political economy of Jordanian antiquity
by Corbett, Elena Dodge, Ph.D. The University of Chicago. 2009: 532 pages; AAT 3362463.


Natural history in Herodotus' "Histories"
by Sergueenkova, Valeria Viatcheslavova, Ph.D. Harvard University. 2009: 193 pages; AAT 3385559.


Pastoralism in the Early Transcaucasian Culture: The faunal remains from Sos Hoyuk
by Piro, Jennifer J., Ph.D. New York University. 2009: 492 pages; AAT 3365731.


Philistine domestic architecture in the Iron Age I
by Aja, Adam Jonathan, Ph.D. Harvard University. 2009: 559 pages; AAT 3385567.


Technological and stylistic evaluation of the Early Bronze Age pottery at Tarsus-Gozlukule, Turkey: Pottery production and its interaction with economic, social, and cultural spheres
by Unlu, Elif, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania. 2009: 376 pages; AAT 3381877.


The Guyuan Sarcophagus: Motifs and explication
by Bradford, Rosalind E., Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania. 2009: 1106 pages; AAT 3363696.


The prophet and the lying pen: Jeremiah's poetic challenge to the Deuteronomic school
by Silver, Edward, Ph.D. The University of Chicago. 2009: 364 pages; AAT 3387053.

For other aggregations of open access dissertations see also:

Ancient Language Spelling Correction

I have recently become aware of two Latin spelling correction utilities:
This makes me wonder if there are utilities like these for other ancient languages.  If you have information, please respond in the comments.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

News from the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon

The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project is back online.
We apologize for the unavailability of our system during the six weeks between early May and mid-June, 2011. The CAL server was struck by a hacker from an ISP in London, UK precisely on the day that Dr. Kaufman left the country, apparently simply because he or she wanted a complete copy of our online version of Sokoloff's DJPA and wanted to save the $100 for the second edition and received instead an early draft of the first edition, while totally compromising the system. There is no indication that the identity of any of our users was looked for or their own privacy comprised in any way. The length of the delay is a direct function of the fact that we have failed to have any NEH funding renewed for many years now and the CAL continues on solely as a labor of love without any paid researchers.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Open Access Journal: Fornvännen

[First posted Secember 22, 2009. Updated June 21, 2011]

Fornvännen 
The Digital Fornvännen
Starting in 2009 the Digital Fornvännen is published at this website. Publisher is the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, and the web edition is made available on the Internet by the Swedish National Heritage Board and the Library of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities. The Table of Contents and Abstracts will be published simultaneously with the print edition at fornvannen.se, while the full text of the articles will be published electronically 6 months after the print edition has reached its subscribers. The articles will then be available free of charge. The Table of Contents and links to available articles in full text will be found at the webpage of the annual issue.
Please use the search function or the Table of Contents to locate articles in pdf-format. The library catalogue VITALIS (http://vitalis.raa.se) and the cross search service, Kulturmiljösök, Cultural Heritage Search (http://www.kms.raa.se/cocoon/kulturmiljosok/enkel_sok.html) also provide links to the articles in full text.

What is Fornvännen?

Fornvännen is the leading journal for antiquarian research in Sweden. It is also the oldest and most widely distributed journal, with the largest review section in the subject field in Scandinavia. Publication started in 1906. The leading Scandinavian experts in archaeology and Medieval research are published in Fornvännen.
The articles in Fornvännen are written mainly in Swedish, sometimes in Danish, Norwegian, English and German. From 1925 there are abstracts and picture headings in English or German. In later issues non-English articles are provided with a Summary in English.


Monday, June 20, 2011

ICCROM Conservation Series Online

ICCROM Conservation Series Online
ICCROM is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to the conservation of cultural heritage. Its members are individual states which have declared their adhesion to it. It exists to serve the international community as represented by its Member States, which currently number 129. 

It is the only institution of its kind with a worldwide mandate to promote the conservation of all types of cultural heritage, both movable and immovable. 

The decision to found the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property was made at the 9th UNESCO General Conference in New Delhi in 1956, at a time of mounting interest in the protection and preservation of cultural heritage. It was subsequently established in Rome in 1959 at the invitation of the Government of Italy. 

ICCROM aims at improving the quality of conservation practice as well as raising awareness about the importance of preserving cultural heritage.

NEW: ICS10
PDF
(3 Mb)
Conserving the authentic: essays in honour of Jukka Jokilehto (pdf 3 Mb)
Stanley-Price, Nicholas (ed.). ICCROM, 2009. (ICS10)

The book is a recognition to Jukka Jokilehto’s contribution and dedication to the conservation profession, in developing both theory and practice.
Available for sale in the bookshop: € 30,00 Euro
linea_news02
NEW: ICS09
PDF
(3.8 Mb)
Protection juridique du patrimoine culturel immobilier : orientations pour les pays francophones de l'Afrique Subsaharienne (pdf 3.8 Mb)
Rakotomamonjy, Bakonirina (ed.). ICCROM, 2009. (ICS09)

This book, published as part of the AFRICA 2009 Programme, presents the legal frameworks for immovable cultural heritage protection in French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa.
Available for sale in the bookshop: € 20,00 Euro
linea_news02
NEW: ICS08
PDF
(5.4 Mb)
Cultural Heritage and the law: Protecting Immovable Heritage in English-Speaking Countries of sub-Saharan Africa (pdf 5.4 Mb)
Ndoro, Webber; Mumma, Albert; Abungu, George (eds). ICCROM, 2009. (ICS08)

This book, published as part of the AFRICA 2009 Programme, presents the legal frameworks for immovable cultural heritage protection in English-speaking sub-Saharan Africa.
Available for sale in the bookshop: € 20,00 Euro
linea_news02
NEW: ICS07
PDF
(6.5 Mb)
Conserving Textiles: Studies in Honour of Ágnes Timár-Balázsy (pdf 6.5 Mb)
part 1 (pdf 3.3 Mb), part 2 (pdf 3,4 Mb)
Éri, István (ed.). ICCROM, 2009. (ICS07)

This compilation of articles honours Ágnes Timár-Balázsy, a renowned teacher of chemistry and the scientific background of textile conservation.
Available for sale in the bookshop: € 35,00 Euro
linea_news02
NEW: ICS06
PDF
(4.8 Mb)
Cultural Heritage in Postwar Recovery (pdf 4.8 Mb)
Stanley-Price, Nicholas (ed.). ICCROM, 2007
. (ICS06) The proceedings of the 2005 ICCROM Forum on 'Cultural Heritage in Postwar Recovery'. Papers focus on: the dynamism of identity, records of memory, handicrafts and traditions, landscape and environment, and reconstruction.
Available for sale in the bookshop: € 20,00 Euro
linea_news02
NEW: ICS05
PDF
(1.1 Mb)
Legal Frameworks for the Protection of Immovable Cultural Heritage in Africa (pdf 1.1 Mb)
Ndoro, Webber; Pwiti, Gilbert (eds). ICCROM, 2005
. (ICS05) Papers resulting from the AFRICA 2009 seminar on Legal Frameworks held in Zimbabwe in 2002.
Available for sale in the bookshop: € 15,00 Euro
linea_news02
NEW: ICS04
PDF
(4.2 Mb)
The Preservation of Great Zimbabwe: your Monument our Shrine (pdf 4.2 Mb)
Ndoro, Webber. ICCROM, 2005
. (ICS04)
Preservation plan for great Zimbabwe, Khami and other monuments, with references to training of personnel, general administration, legal protection of the monuments and their presentation to the public.
Available for sale in the bookshop: € 15,00 Euro
linea_news02
NEW: ICS03
PDF
(5.2 Mb)
Conservation of Living Religious Heritage (pdf 5.2 Mb)
Stovel, Herb; Stanley-Price, Nicholas; Killick, Robert (eds). ICCROM, 2005
. (ICS03)
The proceedings of the 2003 ICCROM Forum on 'Living Religious Heritage: conserving the sacred'. Challenges such as the conservation of objects and places of heritage value which need to be reconciled with their function as part of a living religion.
Available for sale in the bookshop: € 20,00 Euro
linea_news02
NEW: ICS02
PDF
(3.7 Mb)
Traditional conservation practices in Africa (pdf 3.7 Mb)
Joffroy, Thierry (ed.). ICCROM, 2005. (ICS02)

Also available in French (pdf 4.2 Mb).
This AFRICA 2009 publication contains thirteen papers on different aspects of traditional conservation practices in sub-Saharan Africa. Richly illustrated, the volume will be of value to all those interested in the architectural heritage of this area.
Available for sale in the bookshop: € 15,00 Euro
linea_news02
NEW: ICS01
PDF
(8.7 Mb)
El estudio y la conservación de la cerámica decorada en arquitectura (pdf 8.7 Mb)
part 1 (pdf 3.9 Mb), part 2 (pdf 1,9 Mb), part 3 (pdf 3,8 Mb),
Alva Balderrama, Alejandro; Almagro Vidal, Ana; Bestué Cardiel, Isabel (eds). ICCROM, 2003
. (ICS01)
Compilation of essays on the conservation of decorated ceramics applied to architecture. Includes discussions on studies carried out in Europe, Latin America and Middle East, and analyzes causes of deterioration and specific conservation treatments.
Available for sale in the bookshop: € 20,00 Euro
linea_news
Other PDF publications (in alphabetical order by title)
linea_news
PDF
(653 Kb)
Arabic-English Glossary (pdf 653 Kb)
Mahdy, Hossam. ICCROM, 2008. (Document)

Glossary of conservation terminology (Arabic-English and English-Arabic) developed by Dr Hossam Mahdy for the ATHAR programme and intended for conservation professionals working in the Arab region. This is a preliminary document distributed to invite discussion and comments.
linea_news02
PDF
(5.1 Mb)
ARC Laboratory Handbook: porosity, salts, binders, colour (pdf 5.1 Mb) [light version (pdf 2.7 Mb)]
Borrelli, Ernesto; Urland, Andrea. ICCROM, 1999. (Book)
vol 1 and 2 (pdf 1.1 Mb), vol 3 and 4 (pdf 1.9 Mb), vol 5 (pdf 2 Mb)
The handbook is intended to assist professionals working in the field of conservation of architectural heritage, historic structures and materials. Prepared principally for architects and engineers, it may also be relevant for conservator-restorers, archaeologists and others. It is structured as follows: Vol. 1: Introduction, Vol. 2: Porosity, Vol. 3: Salts, Vol. 4: Binders, Vol. 5: Colour specification and measurement.
linea_news02
PDF
(310 Kb)
Are you an archive? (pdf 310 Kb)
ICCROM, 2005. (Leaflet)
The leaflet aims at raising awareness among small institutions of the importance of preserving their institutional memory, encouraging them to make use of the information and advice available through different sources on archival preservation strategies. The leaflet has been published jointly by ICA, IFLA and ICCROM.
linea_news02
PDF
(5.5 Mb)
La Conservazione sullo Scavo Archeologico (pdf 5.5 Mb)
Stanley-Price, Nicholas (ed.). Centro di Conservazione Archeologica. ICCROM, 1986. (Book)
Italian translation of the proceedings of a congress organized by ICCROM in Cyprus in 1983. It comprises 11 papers on topics such as: excavation and conservation; the role of the objects conservator in field archaeology; object interred, object disinterred; first-aid treatment for excavated finds; on-site storage of finds; protection and presentation of excavated structures.
linea_news02
PDF
(431 Kb)
Crafts and Conservation: Synthesis Report for ICCROM (pdf 431 Kb)
Donkin, Lucy. ICCROM, 2001. (Report)
This report illustrates the issues surrounding crafts and conservation, with the help of various examples and case studies. It is divided into four sections: the notions of crafts, conserving the intangible, conditions for conserving the intangible and the role of the conservation-restoration field.
linea_news02
PDF
(6.7 Mb)
A History of Architectural Conservation (pdf 6.7 Mb)
Jokilehto, Jukka. ICCROM, 1986. (Thesis)
part 1 (pdf 1.8 Mb), part 2 (pdf 2.1 Mb), part 3 (pdf 3.0 Mb)

This document (466 pages) consists of the research undertaken for the degree of the Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) at the University of York, England, between 1978 and 1986.
linea_news02
PDF
(3,8 Mb)
ICCROM and Public Advocacy (pdf 3.8 Mb) [light version (pdf 693 Kb)]
Grattan, Naomi. ICCROM, 2004. (Report)
Since 1990 ICCROM has undertaken a wide variety of activities to raise public awareness about the fragility of cultural heritage, and the importance of heritage conservation. This document is intended to provide useful historical documentation of ICCROM's advocacy activities since the early 1990s.
linea_news02
PDF
(1,9 Mb)
Introducing Young People to Heritage Site Management and Protection (pdf 1,9 Mb)
Aslan, Zaki; Ardemagni, Monica (eds). ICCROM, 2006. (Manual) The manual is aimed at introducing heritage education in school curricula.
linea_news02
PDF
(6,7 Mb)
Introducing Young People to Heritage Site Management and Protection (in Arabic - pdf 6,7 Mb)
Aslan, Zaki; Ardemagni, Monica (eds). ICCROM, 2007. (Manual in Arabic)
part 1
(pdf 3.8 Mb), part 2 (pdf 3.2 Mb)
Arabic translation of the manual aimed at introducing heritage education in school curricula.
linea_news02
PDF
(2.7 Mb)
A Laboratory Manual for Architectural Conservators (pdf 2.7 Mb)
Teutonico, Jeanne Marie. ICCROM, 1988. (Book)
The above book is now available from ICCROM as a PDF file. It was written in 1988 as an introduction to working practices  in an architectural conservation laboratory, and was aimed at helping the reader to understand the character and behaviour of building materials, their identification, and the diagnosis of their state of conservation.
linea_news02
PDF
(424 Kb)
Our Students and Ourselves, Approaching Course Design (pdf 424 Kb)
ICCROM, 2004. (Manual)
This document covers the topic of course design in heritage and conservation fields.
linea_news02
PDF
(1.5 Mb)
The Power of Internship, an Excellent Way to Excellence (pdf 1.5 Mb)
ICCROM, 2005. (Leaflet)
The leaflet explores the potential of internships in professional development, either as a part of a degree programme or continuing professional development. It considers the point of view of institutions sending or receiving interns, of tutors working directly with interns, and of course, of the interns themselves.
linea_news02
PDF
(8.0 Mb)
Risk Preparedness: A Management Manual for World Cultural Heritage (pdf 8.0 Mb) [light version (pdf 2.4 Mb)]
Stovel, Herb. ICCROM, 1998. (Book)

The second in the series of management guidelines and manuals for World Cultural Heritage (see also Feilden/Jokilehto), this volume addresses the issue of risk preparedness in both general and specific terms. After an introduction to the overall context and principles, the author then discusses property-specific strategies for various major risks, such as fire, earthquakes, flooding, armed conflict and other hazards. The final section covers putting risk-preparedness into practice. A list of sources and various key documents are also provided.
linea_news02
PDF
(2.3 Mb)
The Role of Architecture in Preventive Conservation (pdf 2.3 Mb)
Toledo, Franciza. ICCROM, 2006. (Report)
ICCROM Fellowship report that discusses the climate responsiveness of historic and modern buildings, especially when reused for museum purposes, and how these buildings can be designed or adapted using architectural solutions to provide passive climate control for the preventive conservation of museum, library and archive collections. The use of forced ventilation is also described. Presents extensive documentation from the PREMA course, especially as related to the design and improvement of museum storage facilities in Africa.
linea_news02
PDF
(5.4 Mb)
Sharing decisions: lessons learnt from an ICCROM course (pdf 5.4 Mb) [light version (pdf 1.4 Mb)]
Varoli Piazza, Rosalia (ed.). ICCROM, 2007. (Book)
Italian (pdf 5.4 Mb), light version (pdf 1.4 Mb)
This publication contains reflections by professionals involved in all aspects of the 2006 course. Contributions are grouped into seven chapters: 'Behind the scenes', 'Sharing and communicating techniques', 'History and values', 'The object and its context', 'The object as a source of information', 'Learn from the emergency', and 'Tools for the future'. The accompanying CD-Rom contains course information, a bibliography, glossaries, and a pdf version of the book in both English and Italian.
linea_news02
PDF
(361 Kb)
Standards in Preventive Conservation: Meanings and Applications (pdf 361 Kb)
Alcántara, Rebeca. ICCROM, 2002. (Report)
This report, produced by a non-western conservator, discusses the notions of standards in preventive conservation and their applicability beyond the specific context in which they were created.
linea_news02
PDF
(667 Kb)
Teamwork for Preventive Conservation (pdf 667 Kb)
Putt, Neal; Slade, Sarah. ICCROM, 2003. (Manual)
This document outlines an approach to introducing teamwork to improve preventive conservation in museums. It is based on the experiences of eleven museums from nine European countries that took part in ICCROM's Teamwork for Preventive Conservation Project.