Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Underwater Museum: Kaş Arkeopark

Türkiye Sualtı Kültür Mirası Sanal Müzesi: Kaş Arkeopark Pilot Projesi
Türkiye Sualtı Kültür Mirası Sanal Müze Projesi  Başkent Üniversitesi Kültür ve Sanat Araştırmaları Merkezi (BÜKSAM) ve Sualtı Araştırmaları Derneği (SAD) tarafından ortak olarak 2007-2008 yıllarında gerçekleştirilmiştir.

Proje, TÜBİTAK Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştırma Projelerini Destekleme Programı kapsamındadır. Proje kapsamında yapılan araştırma dalışları T.C. Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı'nın izniyle yürütülmüştür.

Antik çağın en önemli deniz ticareti güzergahı üzerinde olan Türkiye'nin güney kıyıları, özellikle de Kaş-Kekova arasında yeralan bölge, son yıllarda dalış turizminin artması nedeniyle büyük oranda tahrip edilmektedir. Yitirilmekte olan bu kültür mirasının korunmasına yönelik disiplinlerarası bir araştırmacı grubu ile gerçekleştirilen projenin en büyük hedefi bölge halkının ve dalış gruplarının kültür mirasının korunmasına ilişkin bilinçlendirilmesi, bölgede Akdeniz ticaret ağına ilişkin bilgi sunan arkeolojik buluntuların (çoğunlukla amforalar) yerinde belgelenmesi ve görüntülenmesi, sualtı batıklarının araştırılması ve envanterlenmesi, sanal ortamda müzeleştirilmesi, arkeolojik ve kültürel tahribatın engellenmesi için yapılan çalışmalardan oluşmuştur.

İnsanlık tarihinin en erken batığı olan Akdeniz ticaretini ve kültürlerarası ilişkileri sunan M.Ö.14. yüzyıla  tarihlenen Uluburun Batığı Kaş'da bulunmuştur. Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Cemal Pulak tarafından 1984-94 yılları arasında kazılmıştır. Uluburun gemisine benzer bir gemi proje ortaklarınca yapılıp  Kaş, Hidayet koyunda batırılmıştır, ve bu alan deneysel arkeoloji alanı olarak, dünyanın ilk sualtı ARKEOPARK'ı olarak 29 Ekim 2006'da proje ortakları tarafından kurulmuştur. ARKEOPARK alanının uzaktan erişimli sualtı görüntülemeleri, 360 derece dolaşımı ve bu görüntülerin sanal müze uygulamaları projenin ana çalışmasını oluşturur.

Gelişen bilgi teknolojileriyle yeni müze anlayışı, 'sanal müze' adı altında, günümüz teknolojilerini de kullanarak sadece bulunduğu mekana bağlı olmayan web üzerinden erişimli bilgi akışı sağlayan bu sistem Proje sayesinde gerçekleştirilmiştir. ARKEOPARK alanı sualtı arkeolojisi için önemli bir eğitim alanıdır. Karelaj ve içinde yeralan buluntular (amforalar) arkeoloji öğrencileri için bir batığın yerinde “in situ” konumunu çalışma için ideal bir alan oluşturmaktadır. Deniz dibi ve saptanan batıklara ait diğer verilerin edinilmesi de araştırmanın ikincil ürünlerini oluşturmuştur.

Safaitic Database Online

Safaitic Database Online: Inscriptions and Rock Drawings from the Basalt Desert Rescue Survey
Welcome to the Ancient Arabia: Languages and Cultures database of inscriptions relating to the Basalt Desert Rescue Survey.

This database contains 3420 records of individual inscriptions along with over 6000 related photographs and 3000 tracings.

To search the database please click on the button above labelled 'Search the Database'.

Part of the Ancient Arabia: Languages and Cultures project at the Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford

Emerging Project: Thinking Through Thucydides

Thinking Through Thucydides (T3)
The ancient Greek historian Thucydides famously claimed that his work would be ‘a possession for all time’: not just the history of a single war between the Athenians and the Spartans, but a guide to the way that the world works, and especially to politics and war.  He was right. Over the last two hundred years, Thucydides has been one of the most frequently quoted ancient writers. His ideas have influenced historians, politicians, international relations experts and soldiers; all agree that his work is useful and important.

Thucydides does not offer simple lessons, but a training course in analysis and deliberation. He demands that his readers follow his narrative of events and think about how things could have turned out differently; he asks them to listen to opposing arguments and to weigh up the issues – and then to think about how those arguments relate what actually happened.  He shows how the world is complicated – and how we can make sense of that complexity. In brief, he aims to help his readers to develop the skills that every citizen of a democracy needs.

The lessons that Thucydides offers are needed today more than ever. The problem is that his work is complex and difficult, even in the original Greek – and of course most readers have to rely on translations, often of dubious quality. The aim of the T3 project (Thinking Through Thucydides, or Thinking, Through Thucydides) is to make key passages from Thucydides' work accessible to as many people as possible, setting his words in context and explaining significant points. These passages can then serve as a resource for thinking about the world and our place in it, a starting-point for debate about some of the most vital issues that face us today.

The project is at a very early stage of development; on this webpage you will find one sample passage of Thucydides (II.43, from the Funeral Oration) along with contextual material and key questions to discuss, to show you what we have in mind. We plan to develop this resource in partnership with schools, so that it can serve as a resource for the study of both Classical Civilisation and Citizenship, but we hope that this will be of interest to everyone. In due course we will be introducing a blog where you can post your comments and suggestions, and get involved in debates about the significance of passages; in the meantime, if you have any comments, or if you would like to be involved in developing this project, please contact Neville Morley (n.d.g.morley(at)bris.ac.uk).

Monday, July 30, 2012

Open Access Journal: Journal of the Association for History and Computing

Journal of the Association for History and Computing
This journal is sponsored by the American Association for History and Computing (AAHC), organized at a conference held in Cincinnati in January 1996. The AAHC aspires to promote and develop interest in the use of computers in all types of historical study at every level, in both teaching and research. We believe that computers and computing are rapidly changing important elements of the work of historians and students of history, constituting a major transformation in the way knowledge is created and communicated. A major goal of this journal is to help define useful standards to maximize the utility of computers in historical studies. 

We welcome contributions from those interested in issues or resources related to history and computing. This journal contains peer-reviewed articles intended as a contribution to this field, and some peer-reviewed works-in-progress intended to solicit thoughtful criticism.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

All Unicode Characters

Codepoints.net is dedicated to all the characters, that are defined in the Unicode Standard. Theoretically, these should be all characters ever used. In practice Unicode has 110181 codepoints defined at the moment, mapping characters from Egyptian Hieroglyphs to Dingbats and Symbols.
All codepoints are arranged in 16 so-called planes. These planes are further divided into several blocks with Basic Latin being the first one. You can browse one by one by starting with the first codepoint, 0000 or search for a specific character. If you’re not fully sure, try “Find My Codepoint”, to narrow down the candidates. Or maybe you are more daring and want a random codepoint

The content on this website reflects the information found in
The Unicode Consortium.
The Unicode Standard, Version 6.1.0, (Mountain View, CA: The Unicode Consortium, 2012. ISBN 978-1-936213-02-3)
which happens to be the most relevant version of the Unicode Standard as of June, 2012. 
Browse Codepoints by Script
Arabic Imperial Aramaic Armenian Avestan Balinese Bamum Batak Bengali Bopomofo Brahmi Braille Buginese Buhid Chakma Canadian Aboriginal Carian Cham Cherokee Coptic Cypriot Cyrillic Devanagari Deseret Egyptian Hieroglyphs Ethiopic Georgian Glagolitic Gothic Greek Gujarati Gurmukhi Hangul Han Hanunoo Hebrew Hiragana Katakana Or Hiragana Old Italic Javanese Kayah Li Katakana Kharoshthi Khmer Kannada Kaithi Tai Tham Lao Latin Lepcha Limbu Linear B Lisu Lycian Lydian Mandaic Meroitic Cursive Meroitic Hieroglyphs Malayalam Mongolian Meetei Mayek Myanmar Nko Ogham Ol Chiki Old Turkic Oriya Osmanya Phags Pa Inscriptional Pahlavi Phoenician Miao Inscriptional Parthian Rejang Runic Samaritan Old South Arabian Saurashtra Shavian Sharada Sinhala Sora Sompeng Sundanese Syloti Nagri Syriac Tagbanwa Takri Tai Le New Tai Lue Tamil Tai Viet Telugu Tifinagh Tagalog Thaana Thai Tibetan Ugaritic Vai Old Persian Cuneiform Yi Inherited Common Unknown

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Globalization of Knowledge

The Globalization of Knowledge
Jürgen Renn (ed)

Preface Jürgen Renn
About the Contributions
World Map – Chapter Overview
About the Contributors

1 The Globalization of Knowledge in History: An Introduction Jürgen Renn and Malcolm D. Hyman

2 Knowledge and Science in Current Discussions of Globalization Helge Wendt and Jürgen Renn

3 Survey: From Technology Transfer to the Origins of Science Malcolm D. Hyman and Jürgen Renn

4 Technological Transfer and Innovation in Ancient Eurasia Daniel T. Potts

5 Writing, Language and Textuality: Conditions for the Transmission of Knowledge in the Ancient Near East Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum

6 The Origins of Writing and Arithmetic Peter Damerow

7 Globalization of Ancient Knowledge: From Babylonian Observations to Scientific Regularities Gerd Graßhoff
8 The Creation of Second-Order Knowledge in Ancient Greek Science as a Process in the Globalization of Knowledge Mark Schiefsky

9 Survey: Knowledge as a Fellow Traveler Jürgen Renn

10 The Spread of Buddhism as Globalization of Knowledge Jens Braarvig

11 The Transmission of Scientific Knowledge from Europe to China in the Early Modern Period Matthias Schemmel

12 Normative Islam and Global Scientific Knowledge Birgit Krawietz

13 From Khwarazm to Cordoba: The Propagation of Non-Religious Knowledge in the Islamic Empire Gotthard Strohmaier

14 The Sciences in Europe: Transmitting Centers and the Appropriating Peripheries Manolis Patiniotis and Kostas Gavroglu

15 The Naturalization of Modern Science in South Asia: A Historical Overview of the Processes of Domestication and Globalization Dhruv Raina

16 Survey: The Place of Local Knowledge in the Global Community Jürgen Renn

17 Taking China to the World, Taking the World to China: Chen Hengzhe and an Early Globalizing Project Denise Gimpel

18 The Introduction of the European University System in Brazil Oscar Abdounur and Adriana Cesar de Mattos

19 Celestial Navigation and Technological Change on Moce Island Jarita C. Holbrook

20 Translation of Central Banking to Developing Countries in the Post-World War II Period: The Case of the Bank of Israel Arie Krampf

21 On Juridico-Political Foundations of Meta-Codes Richard Rottenburg

22 The (Ir)Relevance of Local Knowledge: Circuits of Medicine and Biopower in the Neoliberal Era Hansjörg Dilger

23 The Transformations of Knowledge Through Cultural Interactions in Brazil: The Case of the Tupinikim and the Guarani Circe Mary Silva da Silva and Ligia Arantes Sad

24 Survey: The Globalization of Modern Science Jürgen Renn and Malcolm D. Hyman

25 The University of the 21st Century: An Aspect of Globalization Yehuda Elkana

26 The Soviet Psychologists and the Path to International Psychology Ludmila Hyman

27 The Global Diffusion of Nuclear Technology Angelo Baracca

28 The Role of Open and Global Communication in Particle Physics Hans Falk Hoffmann

29 Internationalism and the History of Molecular Biology Hans-Jörg Rheinberger

30 The Role of Chemistry in the Global Energy Challenge Robert Schlögl

31 Climate Change as a Global Challenge – and its Implications for Knowledge Generation and Dissemination Daniel Klingenfeld and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

32 Toward an Epistemic Web Malcolm D. Hyman and Jürgen Renn

Friday, July 27, 2012

Open Access Journal: Revista Chilena de Antropología

Revista Chilena de Antropología
ISSN 0719-1472
Revista Chilena de Antropología es una publicación del Departamento de Antropología de la Universidad de Chile. Es una revista internacional arbitrada por pares académicos que se publica dos veces al año (Julio y Diciembre) y que recibe manuscritos inéditos en español o inglés. Su objetivo es difundir y discutir la investigación en las diferentes ramas de la Antropología, con el fin de comprender los múltiples aspectos de las realidades sociales y culturales de Latinoamérica y el Caribe. Para ello, la revista recibe contribuciones durante todo el año y se estructura dos secciones diferentes: Artículos y Reseñas.


No. 1 (1978)

New Ancient World Content in JSTOR

Multidisciplinary and Discipline-Specific Collections at JSTOR

The following is a list of JSTOR content updates. More detailed information about titles and collections, along with delimited lists, may be accessed from the Archive Collections page.

July 20, 2012 Release Content

Previously missing issues
Civilisations (Arts & Sciences IX)

Vol. 1, No. 1 (1951) – Vol. 4, No. 4 (1954);
Vol. 11, No. 1 (1961) – Vol. 12, No. 4 (1962)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Institut de Sociologie de l'Université de Bruxelles
ISSN: 0009-8140

July 27, 2012 Release Content

Previously missing issues
Rheinisches Museum für Philologie (Arts & Sciences XI)

Neue Folge, 80. Bd., 3. H (1931) - Neue Folge, 83. Bd., 4. H. (1934)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: J.D. Sauerländers Verlag
ISSN: 0035-449X

Updates for zero moving walls titles
Getty Research Journal (Arts & Sciences V)

No. 4 (2012)
Moving Wall: Zero
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Trust
ISSN: 1944-8740

Links to External Content

Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory (Arts & Sciences VI)
Links to External Content: Vol. 18, No. 4 (December, 2011) - Vol. 19, No. 1 (March, 2012)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1072-5369
E-ISSN: 1573-7764

Journal of Archaeological Research (Arts & Sciences IX)
Links to External Content: Vol. 19, No. 4 (December, 2011) - Vol. 20, No. 2 (June, 2012)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1059-0161
E-ISSN: 1573-7756

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

Archaeology and Landscape in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia

Archaeology and Landscape in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia

  • An Inventory and Research Guide for understanding the Cultural Landscapes of the Altai Mountains of Mongolia
  • A Resource dedicated to the investigation of ancient Altai cultures through
    • A digital archive of monuments
    • Interactive maps for analyzing the distribution of monument typologies
    • Texts, images, and maps for understanding the region, its physical character, its cultural history, and the interrelationships of monuments and landscape
Support for this project was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bulletin d'histoire achéménide Online

Briant, Pierre

Open Access Journal: Compte rendu de la Commission Impériale Archéologique

Die Digitalisate und die Metadaten dieser Zeitschrift werden von der Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg im Rahmen des DFG-Projekts "Rezeption der Antike im semanstischen Netz: Buch, Bild und Objekt" bereitgestellt. Aktuelle Informationen finden Sie auf der Projekt-Homepage