Tuesday, April 30, 2013

MEDINA: Mediterranean network for the valorization and fruition of inscriptions preserved in museums project

MEDINA: Mediterranean network for the valorization and fruition of inscriptions preserved in museums project
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In May 2012, the research group of the Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche del Mondo Antico, directed by prof. Alessandra Avanzini, began the two-years project MEDINA - Mediterranean network for the valorization and fruition of inscriptions preserved in museums project.

This project was selected to be funded by the European Union in 2008 within the ENPI CBCMED programme - Cross-Border Cooperation in the Mediterranean Sea Basin. 
This programme promotes the sustainable and harmonious cooperation process at the Mediterranean Basin level by dealing with the common challenges and enhancing its endogenous potential.

The main objective of MEDINA is to promote, through innovative means, the knowledge and dissemination of Phoenician and Nabataean inscriptions and artefacts preserved in the Beirut National Museum and in the Museum of Jordanian Heritage at Yarmouk University.  
In addition to managing the project's activities and progress, the University of Pisa équipe, within this project, will supervise the digital cataloguing of the inscriptions in Jordan and Lebanon, and will catalogue the South Arabian texts preserved in the Museo d'Arte Orientale of Rome. The objects catalogued in this collection will be able to be consulted in a specific section of the DASI web site.
 
During the first year of the project, the Pisa équipe has also the important task to train and teach students how to perform digital cataloguing. 

As MEDINA project aims to improve the communication means of the involved museums, new strategies will be studied by the University of Pisa, in collaboration with the Yarmouk University and architects expert in museology. A new space will be thought and realized where the neglected and silent artistic finds can be highlighted and revalued as main instruments of knowledge.
Download:
 
MEDINA brochure Newsletter No 1 - October 2012 Newsletter No 2 - February 2013

Conservation OnLine

Conservation OnLine: Resources for ConservationProfessionals
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CoOL, an online resource operated by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials. It is a growing online resource for conservators, collection care specialists, and other conservation professionals.

Conservation Topics

 

Open Access Journal: Polis: revista de ideas y formas políticas de la Antigüedad

Polis: revista de ideas y formas políticas de la Antigüedad
ISSN: 1130-0728
Editada por el Departamento de Historia I y Filosofía, Área de Historia Antigua, y Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alcalá.
Coordinador: Dr. Luis A. García Moreno

Collections in this community

Monday, April 29, 2013

New Ancient World Content in 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.

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

Open Access Journal: The Bulletin of the University of Michigan Museums of Art and Archaeology

[First posted in AWOL 19 October 2009. Updates 28 April 2013]

The Bulletin of the University of Michigan Museums of Art and Archaeology
Print ISSN: 0076-8391
Online ISSN: 2162-0308
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The Bulletin of the University of Michigan Museums of Art and Archaeology was a joint publication of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, and the Department of the History of Art.
This journal features scholarly articles related to subjects of interest to both museums, particularly their collections, exhibitions, and fieldwork programs. Written principally by graduate students, faculty, and curators affiliated with the museums and the Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan, The Bulletin is peer reviewed and distributed internationally. Each volume includes accessions lists as well as several short essays on recent acquisitions or significant holdings. Issues are made available online six months after print publication.
Bulletin was published from 1978 to 2008. The archive of these issues will be permanently available on this website.

Open Access Journal: Croa: boletín da Asociacion de Amigos do Museo do Castro de Viladonga

Croa: boletín da Asociacion de Amigos do Museo do Castro de Viladonga
ISSN: 1575-0639
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A importancia arqueolóxica e o interese histórico do Castro de Viladonga, así como a cantidade e calidade dos materiais aparecidos nas escavacións aquí feitas desde 1972, e a necesidade de investigalos e expoñelos no seu propio contexto, fixeron que en 1983 o Ministerio de Cultura crease o MUSEO DO CASTRO DE VILADONGA, nun edificio que fora construído nos anos setenta. O seu acondicionamento, instalación e montaxe tivo lugar en 1985-1986, e o Museo abriu ó público en novembro deste último ano. A partir de 1990 a súa xestión quedou transferida á Xunta de Galicia. Entre 1992 e 1994 fixéronse unhas importantes obras de reforma e ampliación coa construción dun novo edificio a continuación do xa existente, coa subseguinte dotación, nos anos posteriores, da infraestrutura e do persoal necesario para o desenvolvemento de todas as súas funcións museísticas e patrimoniais, ligadas ó propio xacemento castrexo e galaico-romano.

Palmyrena: City, Hinterland and Caravan trade between Occident and Orient

Palmyrena: City, Hinterland and Caravan trade between Occident and Orient
Palmyrena: City, Hinterland and Caravan Trade between Orient and Occident is a four year (2009-2012) joint Syrian-Norwegian research project on the relationship between the ancient city of Palmyra and its hinterland. The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council. Palmyra is situated at the oasis of Tadmor in the Syrian semi-desert, between the fertile valleys of the Orontes and the Euphrates. Through most of its pre-modern history, the village of Tadmor had a population ranging into the hundreds or thousands. In the first centuries CE the settlement grew into a city with an estimated population of 150.000 - 200.000, establishing it as one of the largest and most important cities of the Roman Empire in the mid-third century. A city the size of Palmyra depended on large quantities of water, food, fuel and building materials. In the ancient period most of these resources had to be secured within the distance of a few days travel. In the case of Palmyra, these surroundings were constituted by the precarious environment of arid steppes and mountains, inhabited by nomadic pastoralists both before and during the peak of Palmyrene urbanity. An important aim of our project is to understand how the oasis-city utilized its territory for agriculture, pastoralism, water harvesting, transport and defense. This is the subject of a joint Syrian-Norwegian archaeological survey between Palmyra and Isriyeh. The first season was conducted in 2008, and the survey will also cover pre-historic and Islamic periods...

Publications[Digital]

Field-reports
2011 survey
Preliminary report (136 kb PDF)
Historical period (28 mb PDF)
2009 survey
1. Introduction (24 kb PDF)
2. Historical period (5,3 mb PDF)
3. Prehistoric period (3,1 mb PDF)
2008 survey
Preliminary report (8,2 mb PDF)
 
Articles, theses, books
2012
Seland, Eivind Heldaas: "Death or taxes : Choosing itineraries between the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean in the mid-18th century". Academic Quarter 4, Spring 2012: 97-108 (external link).
Seland, Eivind Heldaas: "Trade and Christianity in the Indian Ocean During Late Antiquity". Journal of Late Antiquity 5 (1): 72-86 (external link).
2011
Anfinset, Nils: "The formation of economic systems and social institutions during the fifth and fourth millennium BC", in Interweaving worlds. Systemic Interactions in Eurasia, 7th to 1st Millennium BC, eds. T.C. Wilkinson, S. Sherratt & J. Bennet, 2011. London, Oxbow Books: 145-157. (external link)
Finsås, Martine Solenes: Romersk Palmyra? Kvalitativ og kvantitativ analyse av romersk innflytelse påpalmyrenernes private identitet. Thesis for the MA-degree, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen. (external link)
Ruset, Hildegunn Maria Haanes: Pastoral Nomads on the Syrian steppe in the early Bronze Age: a study of burial monuments in the hinterland of Palmyra. Thesis for the MA-degree, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen. (external link)
Seland, Eivind Heldaas: "Kameler og kamelkaravaner i romersk kunst". Klassisk Forum 2-2011: 45-53. (external link)
Seland, Eivind Heldaas: "The Persian Gulf or the Red Sea? Two axes in ancient Indian Ocean trade, where to go and why".World Archaeology 43 (3): 398-409. (external link)
 
2010
Anfinset, Nils: Metal, Nomads and Culture Contact, Equniox. London. (external link)
Seland, Eivind Heldaas: "Palmyra – Karavanehandel og geopolitikk i romersk Syria". Klassisk Forum 2-2010: 54-69. (external link)
Anfinset, Nils and Jørgen Christian Meyer: "The Hinterland of Palmyra". Antiquity 84 (324), June 2010. (external link)
Anfinset, Nils, Jørgen Christian Meyer and Eivind Heldaas Seland: "Palmyrena: City, Hinterland and Caravan Trade between Orient and Occident". Posters for the museum in Palmyra. (1,9 mb low-res PDF)

Open Access Journal: Canadio-Byzantina: A newsletter published by the Canadian Committee of Byzantinists

Canadio-Byzantina: A newsletter published by the Canadian Committee of Byzantinists
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No. 1 (January 1992)


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Open Access Journal: LionBytes [Newsletter of the Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology]

LionBytes [Newsletter of the Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology]
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The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology, a research unit within the Department of Classics, founded in 2004, promotes teaching, research, and public service centered on the University of California excavations at Nemea, Greece and its surrounding region.
The Center fosters an environment of teaching and scholarly cooperation that is a model in the field of classical archaeology.  The Center is composed of the Nemea Excavation Archives, housed in 7125 Dwinelle Hall, University of California, Berkeley, and the Nemea Archaeological Center in Nemea, Greece, which is composed of the Bowker House complex (residences, common room/kitchen, storage areas and garden), the Thomas J. Long Study Room in the Nemea Archaeological Museum (office/drafting space, research library and archive of original excavation materials) and the Nemean land to which Berkeley holds scientific rights.

All the work and activities of the Nemea Center, including staff support, is financed solely through donations. If you are interested in making a donation please visit our “Donate” website for information.

 The Nemea Center maintains an occasional electronic publication designed to keep friends and supporters of Nemea connected to what is happening at the Center both in Berkeley and in Greece.

Most recent LionBytes: Fall 2012

LionBytes Back Issues

Friday, April 26, 2013

Open Access Classics publications of St. Petersburg State University

ПУБЛИКАЦИИ ЦЕНТРА АНТИКОВЕДЕНИЯ СПбГУ

Open Access Classics publications of St. Petersburg State University

[1956 Из истории древнего мира и средних веков. под ред. проф. К.М.Колобовой и проф. А.Д.Люблинской / Ученые записки Ленинградского ордена Ленина Государственого Университета им. А.А.Жданова. № 192. Исторический факультет. Серия исторических наук. Выпуск 21. Ленинград, 1956
[1982 Проблемы античной государственности. Межвузовский сборник под ред. проф. Э.Д.Фролова. Ленинград, 1982
[1982 Социальная структура и политическая организация античного общества. Межвузовский сборник под ред. проф. Э.Д.Фролова. Ленинград, 1982
[1984 Проблемы социально-политической организации и идеологии античного общества. Межвузовский сборник под ред. проф. Э.Д.Фролова. Ленинград, 1984
[1985 Проблемы политической истории античного общества. Межвузовский сборник под ред. проф. Э.Д.Фролова. Ленинград, 1985
[1986 Античная гражданская община. Проблемы социально-политического развития и идеологии. Межвузовский сборник под ред. проф. Э.Д.Фролова. Ленинград, 1986
[1987 Город и государство в античном мире. Проблемы исторического развития. Межвузовский сборник под ред. проф. Э.Д.Фролова. Ленинград, 1987
[1988 Античное общество и государство. Проблемы социально-политической истории. Межвузовский сборник под ред. проф. Э.Д.Фролова. Ленинград, 1988
[1989 Социальная борьба и политическая идеология в античном мире. Межвузовский сборник под ред. проф. Э.Д.Фролова. Ленинград, 1989
[1990 Государство, политика и идеология в античном мире. Межвузовский сборник под ред. проф. Э.Д.Фролова. Ленинград, 1990
[1995 Античный полис. Проблемы социально-политической организации и идеологии античного общества. СПб., 1995
[1997 Античное общество. Проблемы политической истории. Межвузовский сборник под ред. проф. Э.Д.Фролова. СПб., 1997
[1998 Античный мир. Проблемы истории и культуры. Сборник начуных статей к 65-летию со дня рождения проф. Э.Д.Фролова. Под ред. д-да ист. наук. И.Я.Фроянова. СПб., 1998
[2002 Античное государство. Политические отношения и государственные формы в античном мире. Сборник научных статей. Под редакцией професора Э.Д. Фролова. Санкт-Петербург, 2002.
[2002 Мнемон. Исследования и публикации по истории античного мира. Под редакцией професора Э.Д. Фролова. Санкт-Петербург, 2002.
[2003 Проблемы античной истории. Сборник научных статей к 70-летию со дня рождения проф. Э.Д. Фролова. Под редакцией д-ра ист. наук А.Ю. Дворниченко. СПб., 2003.
[2003 Мнемон. Исследования и публикации по истории античного мира. Выпуск 2. Под редакцией професора Э.Д. Фролова. Санкт-Петербург, 2003.
[2004 Мнемон. Исследования и публикации по истории античного мира. Выпуск 3. Под редакцией професора Э.Д. Фролова. Санкт-Петербург, 2004.
[2005 Мнемон. Исследования и публикации по истории античного мира. Выпуск 4. Под редакцией професора Э.Д. Фролова. Санкт-Петербург, 2005.
[2006 Мнемон. Исследования и публикации по истории античного мира. Выпуск 5. Под редакцией професора Э.Д. Фролова. Санкт-Петербург, 2006.
[2007 Мнемон. Исследования и публикации по истории античного мира. Выпуск 6. Под редакцией професора Э.Д. Фролова. Санкт-Петербург, 2007.
[2008 История: мир прошлого в современном освещении. Сборник научных статей к 75-летию со дня рождения профессора Э.Д. Фролова. Под редакцией д-ра ист. наук А.Ю. Дворниченко. СПб., 2008.
[2008 Мнемон. Исследования и публикации по истории античного мира. Выпуск 7. Под редакцией професора Э.Д. Фролова. Санкт-Петербург, 2008.
[2009 Мнемон. Исследования и публикации по истории античного мира. Выпуск 8. Под редакцией професора Э.Д. Фролова. Санкт-Петербург, 2009.
[2010 Мнемон. Исследования и публикации по истории античного мира. Выпуск 9. Под редакцией професора Э.Д. Фролова. Санкт-Петербург, 2010.
[2011 Мнемон. Исследования и публикации по истории античного мира. Выпуск 10. Под редакцией професора Э.Д. Фролова. Санкт-Петербург, 2011.
[2012 Мнемон. Исследования и публикации по истории античного мира. Выпуск 11. Под редакцией професора Э.Д. Фролова. Санкт-Петербург, 2012.
[2013 Мнемон. Исследования и публикации по истории античного мира. Выпуск 12: Из истории античности и нового времени. Сборник статей к 80-летию со дня рождения проф. Э.Д. Фролова. Под редакцией професора А.Х. Даудова. Санкт-Петербург, 2013.

Open Access Journal: МНЕМОН: Исследования и публикации по истории античного мира

МНЕМОН: Исследования и публикации по истории античного мира
ISSN 1813-193X
Mnemon: Research and publications on the history of the Ancient World. Edited by Professor E D Frolov

Spartokos a lu : Black sea archaeology online

Spartokos a lu 
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This blog aims to gather links about electronic publications dealing with the Black sea in Antiquity.  The Pontos Euxeinos bibliography is quite huge, and it’s not so easy to find some of the local publications. I hope these links can help you to travel around the Black sea archaeology. I try to tag all the posts by geographical key words.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

PECL: Prototype d'Encyclopédie Céramologique en Ligne

PECL: Prototype d'Encyclopédie Céramologique en Ligne
Ce prototype est conçu pour le navigateur Firefox 3: Télécharger Firefox3 (gratuit)
 
Vous êtes sur le site web expérimental du PECL : Prototype d'Encyclopédie Céramologique en Ligne.
Le Prototype d’Encyclopédie Céramologique en Ligne (PECL) est développé par le Céramopôle, programme transversal de la Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme [MMSH] (Aix Marseille Université / CNRS).
Le projet a été financé par l'Institut des Sciences Humaines et Sociales (InSHS) du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), dans le cadre d’un Projet Exploratoire Premier Soutien (PEPS) obtenu en 2010, ainsi que par la MMSH dans le cadre du programme transversal Céramopôle, avec le concours du Centre Camille Jullian, du Laboratoire d’Archéologie Médiévale et Moderne en Méditerranée et du Laboratoire Méditerranéen de Préhistoire Europe Afrique.
Ce site a été construit par la société AT Ressources sur la base du cahier des charges fourni en 2010 par l'équipe du Céramopôle. Les comptes rendus des réunions de préparation du PECL (avril à novembre 2010) sont disponibles sur le site web du Céramopôle.
Avertissement
La version 1 du Prototype d’Encyclopédie Céramologique en Ligne (PECL) est une version purement expérimentale. Elle comporte un nombre restreint de fiches, uniquement destinées à tester le fonctionnement des trois tables interconnectées de cette base de données : Classification, Bibliographie et Contextes.

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Database: Sculptures de la Gaule Romaine

Sculptures de la Gaule Romaine
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La base de données NEsp est issue d’un programme de recherche du Centre Camille Jullian sur les collections des sculptures romaines de la Gaule Narbonnaise.

Dans un premier temps, les données collectées dans les musées du sud de la France ont été gérées par la base NarboSculpture. Cette recherche s’est élargie, à la faveur de l’opération du Nouvel Espérandieu, Recueil Général des Sculptures sur pierre de la Gaule, menée par l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres sous la direction d’Henri LAVAGNE. Elle couvre à présent l’inventaire, la gestion, l’étude et la publication des sculptures de l’ensemble de la Gaule romaine. L’accroissement constant des données a nécessité la création de la base NEsp sous la responsabilité de Danièle Terrer.
Cette base devrait contenir au moins 15000 fiches et 60000 images. Certes, c’est un projet qui se réalise dans la durée, ce qui est, sans doute, le sort de tous les grands inventaires nationaux. Ce fut celui de l’inventaire réalisé par Emile Espérandieu de 1907 à 1938 (onze volumes), puis par Raymond Lantier de 1947 à 1966 (quatre volumes), l’ensemble constituant une collection prestigieuse de près de 10000 sculptures publiée sous le patronage de l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. Jusqu’à la publication d’un Nouveau Recueil Général des Sculptures sur pierre de la Gaule, c’était le seul inventaire connu.

En outre, ce premier inventaire, constitué par Emile Espérandieu au début du siècle dernier, était illustré par des plaques de verre dont nous avons pu assurer le sauvetage en les numérisant et en les indexant dans une base de données RBR en vis-à-vis de la nouvelle base NEsp . Ces plaques sont en partie conservées au Palais du Roure à Avignon et au Fort de Saint-Cyr. Jean-Daniel PARISET, Conservateur des Archives de Saint-Cyr, conscient à la fois de la précarité de ces fragiles documents du siècle dernier et de leur immense valeur de témoignage, a bien voulu entreprendre leur sauvetage, aux côtés de Henri LAVAGNE, Membre de l’Institut. La mise à disposition des plaques de verre auprès de la communauté scientifique a été rendue possible par le Ministère de la Culture (France), Médiathèque de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine. Diffusion RMN. La valorisation de ces plaques revient au Centre Camille Jullian où elles ont pu être indexées et intégrées dans la base de données RBR où sont consignés les identifications proposées par Emile Espérandieu, les références au CIL , les sources, les dessins et relevés anciens...

Library of Ancient Texts Online (LATO)

[First posted in AWOL 8 December 2009. Updated 25 April 2013]

Library of Ancient Texts Online (LATO)
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The Library of Ancient Texts Online aims to be the internet's most thorough catalogue of online copies of ancient Greek texts, both in Greek and in translation. This is a site for all with an interest in the Classics. Very many texts from Ancient Greece are available on the world-wide web, at a variety of sites, in a variety of formats, and in a variety of languages. Some of the richest sites are massive endeavours such as The Perseus Project at Tufts University, or Project Gutenberg. Some visitors will already be familiar with these sites and others. (For links to some other sites, see the Abbreviations page.) However, even these sites lack many texts: some sites contain some comparatively obscure texts, others contain others. LATO helps to repair this situation by gathering a comprehensive set of links to those texts that are available free of charge. No texts are actually hosted on this site.

Links in LATO are organised by author, or, where authorship is uncertain, by the titles of texts. The aim is to make online copies of ancient Greek texts easily accessible to both scholars and to those with a general interest in ancient literature, to ancient historians and archaeologists, teachers and students.

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Open Access Journal: Theban Mapping Project Progress Reports

Theban Mapping Project Progress Reports
Since its inception in 1978, the Theban Mapping Project (TMP, now based at the American University in Cairo) has been working to prepare a comprehensive archaeological database of Thebes. With its thousands of tombs and temples, Thebes is one of the world's most important archaeological zones. Sadly, however, it has not fared well over the years. Treasure-hunters and curio-seekers plundered it in the past; pollution, rising ground water, and mass-tourism threaten it in the present. Even early archaeologists destroyed valuable information in their search for museum-quality pieces.

Today, however, we realize that the monuments of Thebes are a finite resource. If we fail to protect and monitor them, they will vanish, and we and our descendants will all be the poorer. The TMP believes that the first and most essential step in preserving this heritage is a detailed map and database of every archaeological, geological, and ethnographic feature in Thebes. Only when these are available can sensible plans be made for tourism, conservation, and further study.

During the last decade, the TMP has concentrated on the Valley of the Kings. Modern surveying techniques were used to measure its tombs. From the data collected, the TMP is preparing 3-D computer models of the tombs. And of course, the TMP is continuing its excavation of KV 5. For the TMP staff, sharing their work with the interested public is just as important as what they do in the field. This has been done through a series of publications and this growing website.

Roundup of Past Oriented Library Acquisitions Lists Online or by Email

[Originally posted 9/27/10, Most recently updated 24 September  2014]

It used to be fairly common for specialized library collections to produce periodic Acquisitions Lists.  Mostly these were circulated in print, informally.  Some institutions have made the transition to email distribution, and others to digital. I'm gathering links here to them and to other useful open access periodic bibliography projects. Not everything listed here is up to date, but all of them are useful.  I'll be grateful to hear of others and will happily include them in the list.  Please leave a comment.

The American Numismatic Society Library, Recent Acquisitions

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens produces these:
The Acquisitions List of the Research Archives, The Oriental Institute

The ABIA Project (Annual Bibliography of Indian Archaeology)

Bibliothèque des Sciences de l'Antiquité (Lille, France), Listes d'acquisitions

The British Museum: Ancient Egypt and Sudan Library Acquisitions Lists

Bryn Mawr Classical Review: Books Available for Review

The Burnam Classical Library at the University of Cincinnati, Recent Acquisitions

Egypt Exploration Society Library

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Library Acquisitions Lists

Joint Library of the Hellenic & Roman Societies / Institute of Classical Studies Library

KeiBi online: Die Keilschrift-Bibliographie im Netz 

Neuerwerbungen der Heidelberger Sondersammelgebiete
Hinweis Ägyptologie
Hinweis Klassische Archäologie
Hinweis Kunstgeschichte bis 1945
Hinweis Südasien
Neuerwerbungsliste/New Acquisitons, Vorderer Orient einschl. Nordafrika, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle (ULB Halle)

Sackler Library (Oxford)

Tables of Contents for Journals for newly received journals at the James P. Boyce Centennial Library, Souther Baptist Theological Seminary

Wilbour Library at the Brooklyn Museum


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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mapping the Jewish Communities of the Byzantine Empire

Mapping the Jewish Communities of the Byzantine Empire
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NEWSFLASH! The project's Web-GIS is now live and accessible at http://www.byzantinejewry.net
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The aim of the project is to map the Jewish presence in the Byzantine empire using GIS (Geographical Information Systems). 

All information (published and unpublished) about the Jewish communities will be gathered and collated.

The data will be incorporated in a GIS which will be made freely available to the general public on the world-wide-web.

Researchers and members of the public will be able to create maps according to their own specifications.

Chronologically, the project will begin in 650. This is soon after the Arab conquest of Egypt, Palestine and Syria when these regions, with their substantial Jewish populations, were permanently separated from the Byzantine empire. The end-date is fixed by the arrival in the region of large numbers of Jewish immigrants from Spain in 1492.

Geographically, the core areas of Asia Minor, the southern Balkans and the adjacent islands including Crete and Cyprus will be included for the entirety of the period, Byzantine Italy however, will only be covered down to the Norman conquest. Some smaller territories that were only briefly under Byzantine rule may be excluded.