Monday, October 31, 2011

Amarna Roundup

It is good to see the Madrid database of Berlin Amarna tablet photographs, Las tablillas de El Amarna en el Vorderasiatisches Museum de Berlín, online since the 1990s, getting well deserved attention in ancient oriented news blogs.  It is always worthwhile supporting projects providing open access to scholarly resources.

Scholarly editions of the Amarna texts are published in transliteration in the Amarna Corpus, a component of Oracc: The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus.  Shlomo Izre'el's transliteration of the Amarna corpus is at The Amarna Tablets.  All of this is also open access.

Readers interested more generally in Amarna may also wish to examine Barry Kemp's Virtual Amarna Project, openly published in October by the Archaeology Data Service, and some archival video footage of 1930s excavations at Amarna published online by the Egypt Exploration Society.



Amarna in Pleiades 

Results of the Poll: Do You Have Access to JSTOR?

Two weeks ago I requested the assistance of readers of AWOL in answering the question Do You Have Access to JSTOR? Now that Open Access Week is over, the poll is closed and the results are in. 
Total votes: 567
Yes I have access to JSTOR 53.3% 302
No I do not have access to JSTOR 46.7% 265
 A couple of comments:

I'm pleased at the turnout. Reliable metrics for readership of blogs are hard to come by.  Bloggers' own statistics tell me that the page where the question is posed (Do You Have Access to JSTOR?) has been viewed 499 times.  But the form for the poll appeared only in the sidebar of the blog home page, so the mediation of the question page to answer is not required.  Feedburner tells me that there are something more than three thousand subscribers to the news feed.  My impression is that most of those receiving the feed via a feed reader or email don't click thru to the blog home page, even if they do click through to the resources discussed in an entry, so they don't see the form in the sidebar without taking action.  In any case, 567 is a pretty good sample of readership.

Slightly more than half of the respondents have access to JSTOR.  Slightly less than half do not.  It seems possible to me that those without access are more likely to respond that those with access, but I see no way to test this issue.  Nevertheless, it is clear that those without access represent an important component of the readership of AWOL.  I imagine this group spans a range of types of person, including unaffiliated academics, academics associated with institutions that do not or can not subscribe to JSTOR, to lay persons interested in the study of antiquity, and other categories.  It also seems evident that these persons are serious enough about the study of antiquity to read/subscribe to AWOL.

What can be done to serve you better?  One thing seems obvious.  JSTOR is piloting a program under which institutions can offer ongoing access to JSTOR to their alumni. At present this program is available to graduates of the following institutions:
If you are an alum of one of these institutions and do not have access to JSTOR at the moment, contact your alumni association.  If you do not see the name of you institution on the list, please contact your alumni association, send them the link to this page, and ask them to participate.

If you are a Massachusetts State Resident, you can sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard via the web. Just follow the prompts on the registration form and your eCard number will be emailed to you.

Do you know of other states offering this service?  Please let me know.

I would appreciate any comments you may have.

Potmark-Egypt.com

The International Potmark Workshop
http://www.potmark-egypt.com/images/logo.gif 
Since the publication in the early 1990-ies of the Thinitische Töpfmarken (Helck 1990) and the Corpus and numerical evaluation of the "Thinite" potmarks (van den Brink 1992), only few studies dealing specifically with Early Dynastic pottery 'inscriptions' have appeared until very recently (Adams and Porat 1996; Engel 1997; Kroeper 2000; Gilroy et al. 2001). Notable exception to this situation are a number of studies dealing exclusively with the incised serekh-signs (van den Brink 1996, 2001; Dreyer 1999; Gilroy 2001; Köhler and van den Brink 2002; van den Brink and Braun 2002).

Lately the publication of the final potmark corpus of the Predynastic/Early Dynastic cemetery at Minshat Abu Omar (Kroeper 2000), and the pre-publication of provisional corpora of newly uncovered potmarks, deriving from in particular late Predynastic/Early Dynastic Delta sites at Kafr Hassan Dawood (102 potmarks; Hassan et al. in press), Tell el-Farkha (51 potmarks exclusively from the cemetery site; Jucha in press), Tell el-Samara, Tell el-Dab'a/Qana'an and Heluan (cf. Köhler and Smythe 2004), and Adaïma in Upper Egypt (Bréand 2005) have given a new impetus to further this line of research.


As a consequence of the renewed interest in Early Dynastic potmarks and with the formal approval of the Scientific Committee of the second international conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt. Origin of the State, which took place from the 5th – 8th of September 2005 in Toulouse, France, an International Potmark Workshop was established at the end of the former conference in preparation of the next conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt. Origin of the State, to be held in 2008 in London, England.


The present data-base driven web-site Potmark-Egypt.com, containing over 3360 individual Early Dynastic potmarks, is but a tool- as yet still unfinished- to further and hopefully facilitate research and - through the Forum - communication amongst the 20 odd participants to this Workshop.
Although the workshop's main focus is on potmarks from the Proto- and Early Dynastic periods (Dynasties 0-2), several workshop participants will bring in their expertise concerning Old Kingdom and Middle Kingdom potmarks as well, thus providing hopefully a diachronic perspective to the subject matter at hand as well as the possibility of a study in contrasts.

A first progress report of the Workshop will be presented during the third conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt. Origin of the State to be held in London, England, in 2008.

Early Explorers in Egypt & Nubia at Gallica

, in his excellent Early Explorers in Egypt & Nubia blog, has assembled a collection of pertinent titles available from Gallica – Bibliothèque Numérique. (And see AWOL's entries on Early Explorers in Egypt & Nubia and Open access travel literature):

W.G. Browne, Travels in Africa, Egypt and Syria, from the year 1792 to 1798, T. Cadell, London 1799
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k61487f/f1.image.r=egypt.langEN


F.L. Norden, Travels in Egypt and Nubia. Translated from the original and enlarged with observations from ancient and modern authors that have written on the antiquities of Egypt by Dr Peter Templeman, L. Davis and C. Reymers, London 1757

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k104928s.r=egypt.langEN


F.L. Norden, Drawings of some ruins and colossal statues at Thebes in Egypt, with an account of the fame in a letter to the Royal Society, 1741

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k104883n.r=egypt.langEN


F.L. Norden, Voyage d'Egypte et de Nubie, impr de la Maison Royale des Orphelins, Copenhague 1755

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k104534c.r=Norden.langEN


E. Veryard, An account of divers choice remarks, as well geographical as historical, political, mathematical, physical and moral, taken in a journey through the Low-Countries, France, Italy and part of Spain; with the isles of Sicily and Malta. As also a Voyage to the Levant: a description of Candia, Egypt, S. Smith and B. Walford, London 1701

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k350134.r=egypt.langEN


C.S. Sonnini de Manoncourt, Voyage dans la haute et basse Egypte: fait par ordre de l'ancien gouvernement et contenant des observations de tous genres, F. Buisson, Paris 1798

Tome I
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k85339p.r=Sonnini.langEN

Tome II
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k85340w.r=Sonnini.langEN

Tome III
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k85342k.r=egypt.langEN


M. d'Anville, Mémoires sur l'Egypte ancienne et moderne, suivis d'une description du Golfe Arabique et de la Mer Rouge, de l'Impr. Royale, Paris 1766

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k55524225.r=egypt.langEN


Route de l'Inde, ou Description géographique de l'Égypte, la Syrie, l'Arabie, la Perse et l'Inde. Traduit en partie de l'anglais et rédigé par P.-F. Henry, Carteret, Paris 1798

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k56271401.r=egypt.langEN


James Bruce, Voyage aux sources du Nil, en Nubie et en Abyssinie : pendant les années 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771 et 1772. Trad. de l'anglais par J. H. Castera, Hôtel de Thoud, Paris 1790

Tome I
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k103344t.r=Bruce+Voyage+aux+sources+du+Nil.langEN

Tome II
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1033456.r=Bruce+Voyage+aux+sources+du+Nil.langEN
Tome III
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k103346k.r=Bruce+Voyage+aux+sources+du+Nil.langEN
Tome IV
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k103347z.r=Bruce+Voyage+aux+sources+du+Nil.langEN

Tome V
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k103348b.r=Bruce+Voyage+aux+sources+du+Nil.langEN

Tome VI
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k103349q.r=Bruce+Voyage+aux+sources+du+Nil.langEN

Tome VII
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k103350n.r=Bruce+Voyage+aux+sources+du+Nil.langEN

Tome VIII
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1033511.r=Bruce+Voyage+aux+sources+du+Nil.langEN

Tome IX
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k103352d.r=Bruce+Voyage+aux+sources+du+Nil.langEN

Tome X
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k103353s.r=Voyage+aux+sources+du+Nil.langEN


Relation d'un voyage fait au Levant: dans laquelle il est curieusement traité des estats sujets au Grand Seigneur... et des singularitez particulières de l'Archipel, Constantinople, Terre-Sainte, Égypte, pyramides, mumies ["sic"], déserts d'Arabie, la Meque, et de plusieurs autres lieux de l'Asie et de l'Affrique... outre les choses mémorables arrivées au dernier siège de Bagdat, les cérémonies faites aux réceptions des ambassadeurs du Mogol et l'entretien de l'autheur avec celuy du Pretejan, où il est parlé des sources du Nil par Monsieur Thevenot, L. Bilaine, Paris 1664

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k106525z.r=Voyage+aux+sources+du+Nil.langEN


C. Doyle, A non-military journal, or Observations made in Egypt: describing the country, its inhabitants, their manners and customs by an officer upon the staff of the British army, T. Cadell and W. Davies, London 1803

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1053506.r=egypt.langEN


G. Belzoni, Narrative of the operations and recent discoveries within the pyramids, temples, tombs and excavations in Egypt and Nubia, and of a journey to the coast of the Red Sea, in search of the ancient Berenice and another to the oasis of Jupiter Ammon, J. Murray, London 1820

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1053464.r=egypt.langEN


Champollion le Jeune, Lettre à M. Dacier relative à l'alphabet des hiéroglyphes phonétiques, F. Didot père et fils, Paris 1822-1833

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k396352.r=egypt.langEN


H. Murray, Historical account of discoveries and travels in Africa. Volume 2 / by the late John Leyden; enlarged and completed to the present time, with ill. of its geography and natural history, A. Constable, Edinburgh 1817

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1049952.r=egypt.langEN


V. Denon, Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Égypte, pendant les campagnes du général Bonaparte, impr. de P. Didot l'aîné, Paris 1802

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k5787505v.r=egypt.langEN


Travels in Nubia by the late John Lewis Burckhardt; publ. by the Association for promoting the discovery of the interior parts of Africa, J. Murray, London 1819

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k103416v.r=egypt.langEN


Copie figurée d'un rouleau de papyrus trouvé à Thèbes, dans un tombeau des rois, publiée par M. Cadet (avec une notice et le rapport fait à l'Institut national par M. Camus), Levrault, Schoell et Cie, Paris 1805

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k58063566.r=egypt.langEN


F. Cailliaud, Voyage à Méroé, au Fleuve Blanc au-delà de Fazoql, dans le midi du royaume de Sennâr, à Syouah, et dans cinq autres oasis: fait dans les années 1819, 1820, 1821 et 1822, Impr. Royale, Paris 1826-1827

Tome I
No link!
Tome II
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k104932v.r=cailliaud.langEN

Tome III
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1049337.r=cailliaud.langEN

Tome IV
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k104934m.r=cailliaud.langEN

Plates
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b2300124b.r=cailliaud.langEN


F. Cailliaud, Voyage à l'Oasis de Thèbes et dans les déserts situés à l'Orient et à l'Occident de la Thébaïde fait pendant les années 1815, 1816, 1817 et 1818, Impr. Royale, Paris 1821-1862

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k106154c.r=cailliaud.langEN


F. Lenormant, Notes sur un voyage en Égypte, Gauthier-Villars, Paris 1870

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k58041527.r=egypt.langEN


É. Dulaurier, Examen de quelques points des doctrines de J.-F. Champollion relatives à l'écriture hiéroglyphique des anciens Égyptiens, Didot, Paris 1847

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k61028440.r=egypt.langEN


F. Bonola Bey, L'Égypte et la géographie. Sommaire historique des travaux géographiques exécutés en Égypte sous la dynastie de Mohammed Aly, Impr. Nationale, Le Caire 1889

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k5804317g.r=egypt.langEN


G. Seyffarth, Réplique aux objections de M. J.-F. Champollion le jeune contre le systême hiéroglyphique de MM. F.-A.-G. Spohn et G. Seyffarth , J. A. Barth, Leipzig 1827

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k5456423k.r=egypt.langEN


D.-M.-J. Henry, Lettre à M. Champollion le jeune sur l'incertitude de l'âge des monumens égyptiens et sur l'histoire physique, politique et religieuse de l'Egypte, avant l'invasion de Cambyse, Bossange père, Paris 1828

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k57745010.r=egypt.langEN


M. Fialin de Persigny, De la Destination et de l'utilité permanente des pyramides d'Égypte et de Nubie contre les irruptions sablonneuses du désert, Paulin, Paris 1845

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k5803790p.r=egypt.langEN


C. Duteil, Dictionnaire des hiéroglyphes, Ch. Lawalle, Bordeaux 1839

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k117642b.r=egypt.langEN


Prisse d'Avennes, Histoire de l'art egyptien d'après les monuments, A. Bertrand, Paris 1879

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1257477.r=egypt.langEN


De l'Égypte après la bataille d'Héliopolis, et considérations générales sur l'organisation physique et politique de ce pays . Par le général de division Reynier, C. Pougens. Paris 1802

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k5679644d.r=egypt.langEN


P. Lacour, Essai sur les hiéroglyphes égyptiens: fragmens [sic], A. Brossier, Bordeaux 1821

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k361458.r=egypt.langEN


J. Planat, Histoire de la régénération de l'Égypte: lettres écrites du Kaire à M. le C.te Alexandre de Laborde, J. Barbezat, Paris 1830

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k5774594n.r=sennar.langEN


Voyage en Égypte et en Nubie / par J.-J. Ampère,... -M. Lévy frères (Paris)-1868

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k103415g.r=Voyage+en+Egypte.langEN


É. de Montulé, Voyage en Amérique, en Italie, en Sicile et en Égypte, pendant les années 1816, 1817, 1818 et 1819, Delaunay, Paris 1821

Tome I
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k56863988.r=Voyage+en+Am%C3%A9rique%2C+en+Italie%2C+en+Sicile+et+en+%C3%89gypte.langEN

Tome II
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k5686527w.r=Voyage+en+Egypte.langEN


J. Potocki, Voyage en Turquie et en Égypte, fait en l'année 1784, Royez, Paris 1788

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k111656j.r=Voyage+en+Egypte.langEN


E. de Salle, Pérégrinations en Orient, ou Voyage pittoresque, historique et politique en Égypte, Nubie, Syrie, Turquie, Grèce pendant les années 1837-38-39, Pagnerre, Paris 1840

Tome I
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k106284q.r=P%C3%A9r%C3%A9grinations+en+Orient%2C+ou+Voyage+pittoresque%2C.langEN

Tome II
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1062853.r=Voyage+en+Egypte.langEN


Lettres de Champollion le jeune. Lettres et journaux, écrits pendant le voyage d'Égypte recueillies et annotées par H. Hartleben, E. Leroux, Paris 1909

Tome I
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k116409.r=Lettres+de+Champollion+le+jeune.langEN

Tome II
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k55516z.r=Lettres+de+Champollion+le+jeune.langEN


Le voyage d'Outremer (Egypte, mont Sinay, Palestine) de Jean Thenaud ; Relation de l'ambassade de Domenico Trevisan auprès du soudan d'Égypte, 1512 par Zaccaria Pagani; publ. et annot. par Ch. Schefer, E. Leroux, Paris 1884

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k104376w.r=Voyage+en+Egypte.langEN

Reconstructions of Cimmerian Bosporus Painted Crypts

Spartokos a lu brings us information on 3D crypts from the Cimmerian Bosporus:

 and a paper in English

3D Reconstructions of Cimmerian Bosporus Painted Crypts
By Elena Logdacheva, Yuri Vinogradov, Sergei Shvemberger, Nikolay Borisov
The authors present 3d reconstructions of the painted tombs of Cimmerian Bosporus, state, which
existed in the North Black Sea area in VI century B.C. - V century A.D. Crypts, was found and
investigated by Russian historians in second half of XIX - beginning of XX centuries.
Reconstructions are executed on the basis the archive materials, which are stored in the Institute
of Material Culture of Russian Academy of Sciences in St.-Petersburg. Crypts were lost because of
political events at the beginning of XX century. Of special interest among available material, on
basis of which was conducted computer reconstruction, are the aquarelles and gouaches of
Russian artists XIX - XX of centuries The computer reconstructions of crypts are executed with the
aid of the application 3Ds Max.
With the visual materials of Cimmerian Bosporus Painted Crypts project it is possible to become
acquainted on project’s site http://www.bosporuscrypt.ru/ (in Russian) and on the site
http://www.3DMultimediaLab.com

Friday, October 28, 2011

Web Conference: Ancient Civilization: Political Institutions and Legal Regulation

Ancient Civilization: Political Institutions and Legal Regulation 

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Dear Colleagues!


The Scientific & Educational Centre for Classical Studies at Yaroslavl State University (Russia) resumes acceptance of papers for the web-conference «Ancient Civilization: Political Institutions and Legal Regulation» which is currently conducted on the Centre’s website. The format of the event is a forum-like discussion of presented papers. All professors, PhD students and qualified scholars in Classical Studies are invited to participate.

Taking into consideration results of the conference “first phase”, we would like to emphasize, that a participant, whose paper has been accepted, must sign up on the website. We strongly recommend that all presenters check from time to time the page with their work and answer the comments. It is also supposed that those, whose papers are posted, will participate in discussion of other papers. (All comments, written in Russian, we will translate into English.)
  • Papers (in English) are to be submitted by the 31st of March 2012 and will be posted right after their acceptance.
  • Length of a paper: up to 20,000 characters.
  • Abstract of approximately 1,500 characters is required (it will be further translated into Russian).
  • State your first name, family name, current position, affiliation, mailing (postal) address, e-mail address.
It is planned to publish the conference proceedings.
Please, email your papers to yar.antik.center@gmail.com. You are welcome to specify any information by using this e-mail address.


SUMMARIES OF THE PAPERS WRITTEN IN RUSSIAN*:

  1. Voloshin D. Gladiatorial Combats as Political Mass Spectacle and Instrument of “Social Training”.
  2. Gouschin V. Ephialtes versus Areopagus.
  3. Danilov E. Tranquility of the Soul in Interpretation of the Roman Citizens.
  4. Dementyeva V. Die Legaten-Proquästoren in der Römischen Republik am Ende 3. Jh. -1 Jh. V. Chr.
  5. Nefedkin A. Recruitment and Organization of Cavalry in Aetolian League.
  6. Surikov I. What was the Name of the Supreme Government Body in the Democratic Athenian Polis?
  7. Frolov R. The Designations of the Roman Non-Voting Public Meetings in Livy’s Work: the contio and Its Derivatives

*While reading a summary, select «РУССКИЙ» in the top right corner of the page to see the full version of the paper in Russian

Open Access Journal: anthropologies

anthropologies
This goal of this site is to explore contemporary anthropology through essays, short articles, and opinion pieces written from diverse perspectives.  There is no single way to define the field, hence "anthropologies."  By presenting various viewpoints and positions, this site seeks to highlight not only what anthropology means to those who practice it, but also how those meanings are relevant to wider audiences.



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Ancient Inscriptions of the Northern Black Sea

IOSPE: Ancient Inscriptions of the Northern Black Sea
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IOSPE is a multi-year international collaborative project based at King's College London, and currently supported by the A. G. Leventis Foundation and the Loeb Library Foundation.

The aims of the project include: a new study of all ancient and medieval inscriptions originating from the Greek settlements on the Northern Coast of the Black Sea; bilingual Russian and English critical editions of the texts; and publication of the new IOSPE in print and digital formats.

Inscriptiones antiquae Orae Septentrionalis Ponti Euxini graecae et latinae (IOSPE) was the original (1885-1901) publication of ancient inscriptions from the Northern Coast of the Black Sea. We retain this title in the new edition for reasons of conceptual and bibliographic continuity.
The new conception of the IOSPE corpus consists in capturing in its entirety the ancient epigraphic production of the northern Pontic region – that is, not only inscriptions made on stone (lapidary inscriptions), but also on other media and fabrics, such as ceramics, metal, and bone. Lapidary inscriptions have been traditionally privileged in epigraphic corpora, while non-lapidary inscriptions have been published separately. We intend to facilitate the work of researchers by providing epigraphic texts on all materials within one corpus. For practical reasons of presentation, lapidary inscriptions will still form a separate series within the corpus, while graffiti (inscriptions scratched onto ceramic, metal, bone and other surfaces) and dipinti (inscriptions painted on such surfaces) will form another series. Stamps on ceramic vessels, which constitute yet another category of inscriptions, very specific in purpose (designating manufacturer or owner) and form, are grouped in a separate series as well.

The overarching structure of the new IOSPE accommodates three series: series 1, lapidary inscriptions; series 2, graffiti and dipinti; and series 3, ceramic stamps. Within each series, inscriptions will be grouped by their place of origin. We distinguish four geopolitical areas and four corresponding collections: (I) Tyras and its vicinity, (II) Olbia and its vicinity, (III) Chersonesos and western, southern, and central Crimea, and (IV) Bosporus. Each collection is further divided into fascicles based on geographic, linguistic, or chronological criteria, whichever apply within that area. Byzantine inscriptions constitute a separate collection covering the entire region...

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Open Access at ISAW

Open Access at ISAW

In recognition and support of Open Access Week, this post lists digital resources currently available from ISAW and its collaborators under the terms of open licenses:
Ancient World Image Bank
View and download over 2,000 free digital images of sites and objects from the ancient world, contributed by ISAW faculty, staff and friends.
Content License: Creative Commons Attribution
Ancient World Online
Find out about all the latest online and open-access material relating to the ancient world, regardless of where it's published.
Content License: Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives Share-Alike
Papyri.info
Search and browse over 80,000 ancient Greek, Latin and Coptic documents preserved on papyrus and other materials. Images, texts, translations and descriptions contributed by scholars and institutions around the world. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Content License (texts and descriptive information): Creative Commons AttributionSoftware License: GNU General Public License
Pleiades
Use, create and share information about ancient places, spaces and geographic names. Over 30,000 places registered (and growing). Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Content License: Creative Commons Attribution
Software Licenses: GNU General Public License and other open-source licenses

New at ARTStor

Collections relating to antiquity recently announced on the ARTstor blog 
Now available: More art and architecture from the American Institute of Indian Studies

Dasavatara temple; South jangha, rathikabimba, detail, ca 500-525 CE | Deogarh, Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh, India | Image and original data provided by American Institute of Indian Studies
ARTstor has launched 28,142 images of art and architecture in India from The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) in the Digital Library. More than 50,000 images are now available documenting a range of visual traditions from South Asian art, including stone, metal, and terracotta sculpture, numismatics, painting, manuscripts and miniature paintings, as well as Buddhist, Jain, Hindu, and Islamic architecture from all over India. These images have been selected from the AIIS Photo Archive, which is housed in the Center for Art and Archaeology in Gurgaon, Haryana, India.
Founded in 1961, the American Institute of Indian Studies is a consortium of universities and colleges in the United States through which scholars actively engage in teaching and research about India. More than 6,000 scholars and creative artists have received fellowship and research support from AIIS, resulting in thousands of books and articles in disciplines ranging from anthropology to zoology.


View this collection: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/indianstudies; or enter the Keyword Search: indiastudies


For more detailed information about this collection, visit the American Institute of Indian Studies collection page


Related collections:

Ancient World Open Bibliographies One-Year Report

[AWOB was announced here on AWOL 18 October 2010]
After I wrote my Open Access Week post at my original blog the other day, I realized I should really spend a little more time recognizing the progress of the Ancient World Open Bibliographies project over the past year.

The first post on this blog was just over a year ago, on October 1, 2010, describing the conceptualization of the project.  There was some discussion of software and scope early on, but within a few months the blog settled down to the routine collection of existing open-access bibliographic resources for the ancient world available online.  These are now collected both at a public Zotero group and a wiki.  At Zotero they can be found by subject tags; at the wiki they have a more hierarchical classification structure that is essentially sui generis.

Right now there are over 450 bibliographies included in the project.  Topic range from Celtic Europe to Tibet, but the vast majority of the bibliographies cover the area around the Mediterranean during the later Bronze and Iron Ages, with special emphasis on Greek and Roman.  Probably the most comprehensive coverage is for Greek Authors and Latin Authors, although even in these areas there are gaps – if you plan to teach a graduate seminar in Sophocles this spring, for example, please do consider asking your students to assemble an annotated scholarly bibliography as a class project!  The University of Cincinnati has some examples of how to use Zotero for this sort of thing.

My goals for the immediate future and the ongoing future are multiple, and some are small (clean up the Zotero files, which have a bunch of minor errors and infelicities) and some are big (do targeted collection of existing bibliographies, and solicitation of new bibliographies, so that more topics have full coverage and AWOB as a whole is a well-rounded resource.) Today I’m adding a page for volunteers at this blog, suggesting specific things – some quite small and manageable – that you can do if you’d like to help AWOB continue to grow.  Have a look!
I urge you to participate in this wonderful project!

Open Access Journals: Royal Society Journals

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dikili Tash -- Ντικιλί Τας Online

Dikili Tash -- Ντικιλί Τας
Le site archéologique de Dikili Tash est principalement un site d’habitat préhistorique, occupé à l’époque néolithique (6400-4000 av. J.-C.) et à l’âge du Bronze (3000-1100 av. J.-C.). Il a également livré des vestiges de l’époque hellénistique et romaine. Son sommet est couronné par une tour byzantine.

Le nom de "Dikili Tash", qui date de la période ottomane et signifie "Pierre dressée" en turc, a été donné à un monument funéraire romain installé en bordure de la Via Egnatia (la voie romaine qui reliait la côte adriatique à Byzance), tout près de l'entrée orientale de la ville antique de Philippes, à proximité immédiate du site préhistorique. 

Présentation Recherches Chronologie Annexes Actualités


Παρουσιαση Οι ερευνες Χρονολογιο Παραρτηματα επικαιροτητα
Including links to many digitized archaeological reports relating to the site.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Groningen Papyri Online

Papyri Groninganae

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A collection of 127 fragments of texts written on papyrus arrived in the library in 1926. Financial support for this acquisition was received from Dr J. Enschedé, The Hague, a lawyer and alumnus of the University of Groningen, and of the ‘Groninger Universiteitsfonds’. The papyri were purchased through Prof. Wilhelm Schubart of Berlin University, who bought them with a dealer in Egypt, and they were mounted by Dr h.c. Hugo Ibscher, the famous papyrus conservator in Berlin. The initiative to enrich the library with such a collection was taken by Antoon G. Roos (1877-1953), professor of ancient history and Roman antiquities at Groningen (1916-1947), former curator (1904-1906) and librarian (1906-1917) of the university.

It is not known where exactly these fragments were found. In a few cases, the texts inform us on their provenance: no. 5 is from Oxyrhynchos, two others (nos. 2 and 9) are from the Arsinoites district, text 2 from the ZPE 55 article (HendriksWorp 2) is from Hermopolites. All date from the Roman or Byzantine era: the oldest one is from the second century, the youngest from the sixth or seventh century...

The papyri presented in our digital collection are those described in the original 1933 catalogue by A.G.Roos, by  Hendriks, Parsons and Worp in ZPE 41 (1981) and by Hendriks and Worp in ZPE 55 (1984). Each number is displayed with photographs and pdf’s of the original publication and a short document description. Detailed information is furthermore found on the Trismegistos website, the interdisciplinary portal  for papyrological and epigraphical resources. Papyri are provided with a TM (Trismegistos) number, a DDbDP (Duke Data Bank of Documentary Papyri) number, or a LDAB (Leuven Database of Ancient Books) number. Documentation of most of the Groningen papyri is also found in the HGV (Heidelberger Gesamtverzeichnis der griechischen Papyrusurkunden Aegyptens). In the notes one finds later references to the papyri displayed, as mentioned in the ''Berichtigingsliste der Griechischen Papyrusurkunden aus Aegypten: Konkordanz und Supplement zu Band I-VII', and 'Berichtigungsliste der Griechischen Papyrusurkunden aus Aegypten Band II Konkordanz und Supplement zu Band VIII-XI'.


Open Accesss Journal: The Orissa Historical Research Journal

 [First posted in AWOL 30 November 2009. Updated 25 October 2011]

The Orissa Historical Research Journal

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Open Access Journal: Rundle Foundation for Egyptology Newsletter

 [First posted in AWOL 1 March 2010. Updated 24 October 2011]

Rundle Foundation for Egyptology Newsletter
Beginning in 1981, newsletters have been sent to Rundle Foundation /ACE members. They provide information on social and educational activities, and also brief records of archaeological work.
1981: February, May, July
1984: March, May, October
2005: (No 91) January, (No 92) April, (No 93) July, (No 94) October
2006: (No 95) January,(No 96) May, (No 97) July (No 98) October
2007: (No 99) January, (No 100) April, (No 101) July (No 102) October
2008: (No 103) January (No 104) April (No 105) July (No 106) October
2009: (No 107) January
January 2010, Issue 111
May 2010, Issue 112
July 2010, Issue 113
January 2011, Issue 114
April 2011, Issue 115

SOME NEWSLETTER ITEMS OF INTEREST:
(A full listing of newsletters can be found here.)
Behlmer, Heike: New Research on Shenoute, Newsletter 99
Hope, Colin: General Wen-Djera-en-Djed of Tanis¸ Newsletter 27
Kanawati, Naguib: Niankhre, the Royal Hairdresser, Newsletter 23
Kanawati, Naguib: Nikauisesi – a Reconsideration of the Old Kingdom System of Dating, Newsletter 75
Kanawati, Naguib: The North-West corner of the Teti Cemetery, Newsletter 100
Kitchen, Kenneth: Hori, son of Panehsi, Newsletter 25 (this statue is in the collection of the Brazilian National Museum in Rio de Janiero!)
Ling, Ted: Senenmut, Administrator and Architect, a Biographical Sketch, Newsletter 19
Martin, Geoffrey: Maya, Treasurer of Tutankhamun, Newsletter 24
Ockinga, Boyo: A Statuette of Osiris, the Protector of the Majordomo Padihorresnet, Newsletter 22 (this item is in the Museum collection at Macquarie)
Ockinga, Boyo: Amemophis, son of Hapu, a Biographical Sketch, Newsletter 18
Ockinga, Boyo: Anhurmose, the High Priest of Onuris at Thebes, Newsletter 26
Thompson, Beth: Ahmose, son of Abana, a Biographical Sketch, Newsletter 20
Thompson, Beth: The Old Kingdom Cemetery at Tehna in Upper Egypt, Newsletter 100
Walker, Jim: Imhotep, the Vizier and Architect of Djoser who became Imouthes/Askelepios, the God of Healing, Newsletter 29 and Newsletter 30
Whale, Sheila: Pahery, the Supervisor of Works in the Tomb of Ahmose, son of Ibana¸ Newsletter 28