Thursday, May 30, 2013

Open Access Journal: Archeologia e Calcolatori

[First posted in AWOL 8 June 2009. Updated 30 May 2013]

Archeologia e Calcolatori
Istituto per l'archeologia etrusco-italica.; Università di Siena. Dipartimento di archeologia e storia delle arti.
ISSN 1120-6861
The first issue of Archeologia e Calcolatori was published in 1990 on the initiative of the Istituto per l'Archeologia Etrusco-Italica (now Istituto di Studi sulle civiltà italiche e del Mediterraneo antico) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), together with the Dipartimento di Archeologia e Storia delle Arti of the University of Siena. Edizioni All'Insegna del Giglio in Florence were chosen as the publishers because of their long-established experience in the publication of journals and books relating to archaeology.

The stimulus to establish a new journal came from an analysis of this field of studies in Italy. In fact, whilst growing interest and various applications allowed for the recognition of the positive introduction of computers in archaeology, the obvious need emerged to create a stable point of reference, in order to collect projects and diffuse the results of Italian research internationally.
Such a publication had been lacking up till then. As a result, the journal was established with the idea of publishing in a homogeneous and systematical way the results of computer research carried out in the field of historical archaeology, offering an up-to-date edition of projects in progress both in Italy and abroad: thus, the way was paved for new developments in computer application.
Index by Year

Archeologia e Calcolatori 1990
Archeologia e Calcolatori 1991
Archeologia e Calcolatori 1992
Archeologia e Calcolatori 1993
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Archeologia e Calcolatori 1995
Archeologia e Calcolatori 1996
Archeologia e Calcolatori 1997
Archeologia e Calcolatori 1998
Archeologia e Calcolatori 1999
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Archeologia e Calcolatori 2001
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Archeologia e Calcolatori 2005
Archeologia e Calcolatori 2006
Archeologia e Calcolatori 2007
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Il Progetto Caere Online

Il Progetto Caere

 Nel 1996 il Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) ha dato vita al Progetto Finalizzato Beni Culturali, allo scopo di promuovere la salvaguardia del patrimonio culturale nazionale, attraverso un'azione di tutela, valorizzazione e fruizione.

Nell'ambito di questa iniziativa l'Istituto per l'Archeologia Etrusco-Italica - a quel tempo diretto da Mauro Cristofani, prematuramente scomparso nel 1997 - ha proposto un progetto di ricerca dal titolo "Creazione di un modello di Sistema Informativo Archeologico e sua applicazione all'antica Cerveteri". Il cosiddetto Progetto Caere è nato con lo scopo di realizzare un sistema informativo archeologico per lo studio del territorio e del centro urbano dell'antica Cerveteri, dove l'Istituto conduce, fin dal 1982, regolari campagne di scavo e di ricognizione in collaborazione con la Soprintendenza ai Beni Archeologici dell'Etruria Meridionale.

In 1996 the Italian National Research Council (CNR) promoted a Special Project on the Safeguard of Cultural Heritage. Its aim was to foster the protection and exploitation of Italian national cultural patrimony, through knowledge, recording, restoration and conservation.

Under this initiative the Istituto per l'Archeologia Etrusco-Italica - at that time directed by Mauro Cristofani (1941-1997) - proposed a research project, which was subsequently approved. The title of the project is "Establishment of an Archaeological Information System model and its application to ancient Caere" (The Caere Project). Its purpose is to use an archaeological information system to study the ancient Etruscan town and territory of Cerveteri, where the Institute has been carrying out surveys and excavations since 1982 jointly with the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici dell'Etruria Meridionale.
Caere in Pleiades Mandaic and Neo-Mandaic Texts and Resource Mandaic and Neo-Mandaic Texts and Resource
These pages represent a first step towards making resources on the Mandaic language freely available online. When completed, will include information on the classical dialect of Mandaic, the incantation texts, and the modern dialects of Mandaic (Ahwaz, Khorramshahr, and others). This information will consist of texts, recordings, an online lexicon, sketch grammars, a comprehensive and annotated bibliography, and links to other resources. The first addition to this site is a Mandaic-English and English-Mandaic lexicon, which can be accessed from the toolbar on the left.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Open Access Encyclopedia: Claremont Coptic Encyclopedia

[First posted in AWOL 17 June 2011. Updated 29 May 2013]

Claremont Coptic Encyclopedia
 The Coptic civilization is one of the most ancient civilizations still in existence, and has vibrant manifestations in Egypt and around the world.  Various aspects of Western civilization have their roots in, or are influenced by Coptic civilization and Egyptian Christianity.
An invaluable reference tool for Coptic Studies is The Coptic Encyclopedia (Aziz S. Atiya, ed. NY: Macmillan, 1991). This monumental work, with approximately 2800 entries written by 215 scholars, covers treasures of Coptic language and literature; Copto-Arabic literature; Coptic art, architecture, archaeology, history, music, liturgy, theology, spirituality, monasticism; and biblical, apocryphal, social, and legal texts. The encyclopedia was the fruit of years of effort on the part of its Editor-in-Chief, Aziz S. Atiya (1898-1988, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Utah), and its Principal Investigator, Lola Atiya (1917-2002, Doctor of Humane Letters). Donations by the Coptic communities in the Diaspora, a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1979 to 1990, along with numerous other sources, made the project possible.
In 2009 the Claremont Graduate University (CGU) School of Religion acquired the right to develop an updated and continuously expanding and evolving web-based version of The Coptic Encyclopedia. Since then, the Claremont Coptic Encyclopedia (CCE) has been gradually posting the articles of the 1991 Coptic Encyclopedia and will be continuously adding updates and new topics from the growing body of scholarship in Coptic studies at worldwide institutions. Again, the participation of the Coptic community in envisioning and funding this project was instrumental in the project coming to fruition. The partnership of CGU and the Coptic community is one of the missions of the Council for Coptic Studies at the CGU School of Religion. Please visit the Council’s website at

The progress of the CCE project depends on the strength and continuity of Coptic studies at CGU, the participation of scholars worldwide, and the availability of financial resources. It is a work in progress; please check back or subscribe to the RSS to see updates.

The CCE digital project student staff members include: Mary Ghattas, Prinny Miller, Sarah Morcos, and Ian Sundwall-Byers – all of CGU.
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And see also other collections relating to antiquity in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library

Archaeology Data Service / Digital Antiquity: Guides to Good Practice

[First posted in AWOL 15 May 2012. Updated 29 May 2013]

Archaeology Data Service / Digital Antiquity: Guides to Good Practice
This new and revised series of Guides to Good Practice have been produced as the result of a two-year collaborative project between the UK Archaeology Data Service and Digital Antiquity in the US. The project has encompassed important revisions of the existing six ADS Guides as well as the development of entirely new documents covering areas such as marine survey, laser scanning, close-range photogrammetry, digital audio and digital video. The project has involved previous Guides authors revising existing content alongside new authors, from both Europe and the US, also contributing to the development of the guides into new themes and areas. 

The project has been undertaken in collaboration with the Digital Antiquity initiative, a US-based project with the aim of enhancing the preservation of and access to digital records of archaeological investigations. A major aim of the Guides is to provide the basis for archaeological project workflows that will create digital datasets that can be archived and shared effectively by Digital Antiquity's tDAR archive and repository in the US and by the Archaeology Data Service in the UK. The development of the Guides involves close collaboration with teams in the US at both the University of Arkansas and Arizona State University. 

Other ADS projects have also fed into the revision and development of the Guides. ADS involvement in the European VENUS project has formed the basis of a guide focussed on marine survey. In addition, the incorporation of findings from the ADS Big Data project, together with the revision of the existing guide on aerial photography and remote sensing data, has seen a significant contribution to the guides from English Heritage funded projects. 

Previous versions of the ADS/AHDS Guides to Good Practice have been archived and are still available on the old Guides to Good Practice page.

Guides to Good Practice: Table of Contents#