Saturday, November 30, 2013

Aegean Prehistoric Archaeology Textbook Online

Aegean Prehistoric Archaeology
This site contains information about the prehistoric archaeology of the Aegean. Through a series of lessons and illustrations, it traces the cultural evolution of humanity in the Aegean basin from the era of hunting and gathering (Palaeolithic-Mesolithic) through the early village farming stage (Neolithic) and the formative period of Aegean civilization into the age of the great palatial cultures of Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece.
There are several ways to navigate through the materials. You can:
  • Click on one of the modules listed on the right side of this screen to view a content area. Some links will take you to an information rich page and others will present a series of hyperlinks to a series of information pages.
  • Hover your mouse over the menu item at the top of the page to display a listing of sub-pages in each of the modules. Click on a title in the listing to display the content page.
  • Click on the thumbnail images in the Galleries area on the right side of the screen to view image collections.
  • Type a key word(s) in the search box and press the return button on your keyboard to find selected content.
Some of the other features available on the site are:
  • The ability to enlarge images to get a closer look at the details.
    • If viewing the images in a gallery window, click the Full Screen link at the bottom of the page to enlarge the image.
    • If viewing an image on a page, double-click on the image to open a larger version of the image in a new window, or hover your mouse over the image until a small square is displayed. The square will show an enlargement of the image and can be drug around the image to show enlargements of other section by moving the mouse.
  • Selected words in the text have been defined in the Glossary. You can click on the Glossary  item in the menu to view term definitions, or hover your mouse over words within the text that have dotted lines under them to display associated definitions.
  • You can comment on resources or add to the content collection by registering on the site. All comments, suggestions and additions will go through an approval process before they are added.

Open Access Journal: Fieldnotes: An On-line Newsletter for the Professional Membership of the AIA

[First posted in AWOL 3 May 2010. Updated 30 November 2013]

Fieldnotes: An Interactive Online Resource for Mediterranean, Classical, and Near Eastern Archaeologists
Fieldnotes is an interactive on-line newsletter of the Archaeological Institute of America, encouraging individuals and institutions to submit short articles, field reports, announcements, news items, and links to digital resources, which are relevant to the professional and academic membership of the AIA. Fieldnotes compiles current information on professional activities, academic and research institutions, and publications, while encouraging an on-line dialogue on research, fieldwork, teaching, and other issues in Mediterranean archaeology and related fields. Fieldnotes is a user-driven source of information about current trends in the discipline, as well as a venue for presentation and discussion of new directions in the field; methods and methodologies; and institutional funding, research programs, and teaching resources. Pages are additive and postings are updated weekly and permanently archived.
News Briefs (View ListingsPost New Item)
Brief news items on the AIA professional membership and newsworthy activities in the field, including links to recently published institutional press releases or articles in the media.

Short Articles and Field Reports (View ListingsPost New Item)
Short articles on subjects of interest to AIA members, including reports on fieldwork or other research projects; short papers on current trends, methods, methodologies, and other issues in research and teaching in archaeology.

Recent and Upcoming Symposia, Colloquia, and Conferences (View ListingsPost New Item)
Announcements and brief descriptions of recent and upcoming conferences, colloquia, and resultant publications, with links to relevant web pages and calls for papers.

Recent, Current, and Upcoming Museum Exhibitions (View ListingsPost New Item)
Announcements, and brief descriptions of recent, current, and upcoming museum collections, exhibitions, and resultant catalogues and publications, with links to relevant web pages.

New Books by AIA Members (View ListingsPost New Item)
List and brief description of recent and forthcoming books authored by the AIA membership.

Ph.D. Dissertations in Archaeology (View Listings)
List of recently completed Ph.D. dissertations and dissertations in progress in archaeology.

Grants and Fellowships Available (View ListingsPost New Item)
A permanent list and description of pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research grants and fellowships available, along with links to relevant institutional web wages.

Grants and Fellowships Awarded (View Listings)
List of recent recipients of research grants (pre-doctoral and professional) in archaeology.

Academic Positions in Archaeology (View ListingsPost New Item)
List of available positions in archaeology.

Field Positions in Archaeology (View ListingsPost New Item)
List of available field positions in archaeology.

Recently Filled Academic Positions in Archaeology (View Listings)
List of recently filled positions in archaeology.
Digital Resources
A permanent list of digital resources in archaeology and related fields.

Epigraphic database for ancient Asia Minor

 [First posted in AWOL 6 December 2010, updated 30 November 2013]

Epigraphische Datenbank zum antiken Kleinasien - Epigraphic database for ancient Asia Minor 
The Institute for Ancient History of the University of Hamburg has been working on and preparing an epigraphic database over the past years, in which all Greek and Latin inscriptions of several different regions from ancient Asia Minor are collected. Primarily the Hamburg epigraphic database fulfilled a supporting function in the wider context of the "PHI-Greek Epigraphy Project", sponsored by the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI), under the direction of Kevin Clinton. The PHI-project aims at creating an electronic corpus of all ancient Greek inscriptions and papyri. The concept was created by Glen Bowersock and Christian Habicht in Princeton during the 1980's and was realised by Donald McCabe within the PHI-Project until 1991. The Hamburg project started in 1993 and followed on directly and conceptionally from the Princeton project. The latter with its scientific claim and respective regional limitation, contained a complete compilation of inscriptions which differed from the normal PHI maxims, that according to the principle of the masses - regionally random and by chance depending on the actual compilation levels of publications - furthered the database of collected inscriptions from the whole Greek-speaking world. From 1993 until 2006 the Hamburg project was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and research is now financed by the University of Hamburg only.
The first blocks of inscriptions, which were supplementarily added to those of ionic Ephesos which Donald McCabe had worked on until 1989, have been published by the PHI and can be accessed via a CD, which was produced at that time, or the website of the PHI-Epigraphy Project. In a second step it was worked on the inscriptions of Lydia, a region in the centre of ancient Asia Minor. Especially the expert knowlegde of Peter Herrmann was of great benefit, because his epigraphic research in this region lasted for decades. Since 2002 the project concentrates on inscriptions from the territory of the Roman province Galatia.
Because of technical and organisational difficulties the Hamburg project is now independent from the PHI and offers the results of the work to science on a website of its own.

Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum (CSL)

[First posted 8 December 2009, updated 30 November 2013]

Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum (CSL)

The Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum (CSL) is a collaborative project among scholars from a variety of disciplines with the main purpose of creating a digital library of Latin literature, spanning from the earliest epigraphic remains to the Neo-Latinists of the eighteenth century. Toward this end, we maintain an up-to-date catalogue of all Latin texts that are currently available online, making CSL a single, centralized resource for locating Latin literature on the internet.

In addition to serving as a gateway to texts on other sites, we are also actively working to expand the online corpus, providing hundreds of original Latin texts and translations. To ensure the overall quality of these resources, all submissions to the CSL are submitted to thorough proofing, but we ask our visitors to double-check our listings and alert us to any of the errors or omissions that inevitably remain. If you would like to help contribute to our project, please visit our submissions page for more information.
All available texts

Friday, November 29, 2013

Catalogue des manuscrits datés en ligne

Catalogue des manuscrits datés en ligne
Nine volumes of the French series of 'dated and datable' manuscripts are now available online on Galica, thanks to an agreement between the CNRS and the BnF. The full announcement came from Dominique Stutzmann of the IRHT, PI of Oriflamms and blogger on manuscripts and palaeography (among other talents)...
The list of volumes available online is as follows:
Catalogue des manuscrits en écriture latine : portant des indications de date, de lieu ou de copiste

Open Access Journal: ETEOKPHTIKA


 Eteokriti. Verein zur wissenschaftlichen Erforschung Kretas und der Ägäis.

Für die Vereinsmitglieder publiziert ETEOKPHTH in elektronischer Form bzw. als Computerausdruck einen jährlichen Tätigkeitsbericht, der ab 2011 zusätzlich zu dem ebenfalls jährlich erscheinenden Periodikum ETEOKPHTIKA veröffentlicht wird. Weiters finden Sie hier die Literaturangaben zu gedruckt vorliegenden oder als knappe Abstracts zusammengefassten Vorträgen. Zum Publikationsprojekt der Kretaforscher sind ebenfalls kurze Inhaltsangaben vorgesehen.


The iDAI.bookbrowser integrates documents in the object structure of Arachne, providing direct links between “real world” objects and their textual descriptions. It also helps to overcome the isolated presentation of books and contextualises them against the background of their cultural environments. 

The iDAI.bookbrowser's most important components are digitized prints from the 16th to 19th centuries, currently about 2000. Every title is biographically referenced in the ZENON DAI and linked to its record in the iDAI.bookbrowser. These books belong to the holdings of the Rome Department of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), the Cologne Digital Archeology Laboratory (CoDArchLab) at the Archaeological Institute of the University of Cologne, the Cologne University Library and to the Winckelmann-Institute at Stendal. 

As another component thematically coherent convolutes are edited and contextualised. These include the photo album of baron Max von Oppenheim, a very valuable document for regional studies, or the handwritten inventory of the photograph collection of the Rome Department of the German Archaeological Institute.

Additionally, the iDAI.Bookbrowser is linked with external web portals like the virtual library Propylaeum specialized in classical and ancient studies as well as the Central Register of Digitised Prints (zvdd). Thus, its contents cannot be retrieved only directly via Arachne and ZENON but can be also found and retrieved through different other web portals. In this way the iDAI.Bookbrowser's web presence is growing progressively.
Furthermore, the iDAI.Bookbrowser supports the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) due to its OAI-interface. Its programming takes place at the Cologne Digital Archeology Laboratory. The Berlin head office of the German Archeological Institute as well as the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne provide financing for this project.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Foundation for Archaeological Research of the Land of Israel: Ancient Pottery Database

Foundation for Archaeological Research of the Land of Israel: Ancient Pottery Database
FARLI, The Foundation for Archaeological Research in the Land of Israel (RA), was founded on November 10th, 2009, as a non-profit organization aiming to advance and promote  archaeological research in Israel, support archaeological projects, help preserve and develop archaeological and heritage sites, develop and promote new technological tools in the service of archaeology, and support research concerning the archaeology and history of the southern Levant.

In this spirit FARLI founded this site, aiming to become a valuable tool for archaeologists, archaeology students and archaeology enthusiasts world wide. Here you will find a growing database of ancient pottery assemblages, divided into the regions and periods in which they were found, subdivided into type categories including all the valuable information we can provide such as; a list of archaeological sites in which they were found, special features, measurements and a bibliographical reference.

The main focus of this site will be on the pottery of the Southern Levant, with special emphasis on the pottery of the Holy Land throughout the periods. However we aim to develop this site to include other geographical regions in the Ancient Near East complete with their own unique chronology.

If you wish to help us with additional data please send the material to:

FARLI is a non-profit organization and needs your support to continue operating. If you wish to contribute to us please follow this link or the link appearing on the left. We thank you and hope you will find this site both enjoyable and enriching.

Klinai: Ressources et outils pour la recherche sur le funéraire en Grande-Grèce et en Étrurie

Klinai: Ressources et outils pour la recherche sur le funéraire en Grande-Grèce et en Étrurie
Un carnet de recherche proposé par OpenEdition 
Créé en avril 2013 Klinai a pour visée de diffuser les ressources et outils disponibles pour les étudiants travaillant sur les Étrusques et les Italiotes. Il s’agit de réunir les sites internet qui peuvent s’avérer utile (sites italiens et français), de présenter les différentes bibliothèques utiles (aussi bien en France, à Paris et Lyon, qu’en Italie, à Rome par exemple) et de recenser les services archéologiques et musées ainsi que les moyens d’entrer en communication avec eux (situation, réserves, archives, contact et conseils). Certains documents de travail étant très difficiles d’accès ou même pour l’instant inexistants, il est prévu d’en mettre à disposition (fonds de carte libres de droit, photographies…). Le but est de permettre aux étudiants d’avoir conscience des ressources disponibles et de rendre celles-ci accessibles. Il est en effet inutile que chaque étudiant ait à refaire les démarches pour trouver les informations alors que celles-ci ont déjà été faites maintes fois.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Online Presentations at the 2013 EVA/Minerva Jerusalem International Conference on Digitisation of Culture

Presentations at the 2013 EVA/Minerva Jerusalem International Conference on Digitisation of Culture
Eva Minerva 2013 Conference Overview

Welcome and overview of the conference by the chairmen
Dr. Susan Hazan and Dov Winer


Chair: James Hemsley, Founder, EVA Conferences International

Prof. Gabriel Motzkin, Director, 
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

James Snyder, Anne and Jerome Fisher Director,
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Progress of the TAMAR program for Government Rehabilitation and empowerment of the national heritage of Israel

Reuven Pinsky, Head of the Culture Governance Initiative, the Moreshet Project at the Prime Minister Office

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Digitisation of Culture in Israel: from Conference to Conference

Dov Winer, Co-Chair EVA/Minerva 2013
Coordinator Israel Minerva Forum

Outline and structure of EVA/Minerva 2013

Dr. Susan Hazan, Co-Chair EVA/Minerva 2013

pdf              ppt 

Museum Track: Linked Heritage and Athena Plus

Chair: Idit Amichai, Director, Department for Museums and Visual Arts at the Ministry of Culture Directorate for Culture

Streaming Israeli Content into Europeana

abstract      pdf       pptx
End-users, User Generated Content, and Personas: Testing the European Waters

abstract      pdf       pptx
Telling Stories with Digital Content and Tools

Dov Winer, MAKASH, Advancing ICT Applications in Education, Culture and Science

abstract      pdf
Moving Forward - Israel Museums Are Going Digital

pdf  pptx
אוסף מוזיאלי מרישום ידני להנגשה בפורטל הלאומי ובאירופיאנה

abstract      pdf       pptx
רישום פריטי אוסף וניהול ידע בעידן הדיגיטלי

ד"ר ענת חן   Dr. Anat Chen (in Hebrew) 

abstract      pdf       pptx
Israel's National Museums' Portal - the Concept

Ben Kalifi

pdf  pptx
What's in an archive? The Israel archive survey

Chezkie Kasnett, Digital Projects Manager, The National Library of Israel

pdf  pptx
Digitizing the Holy - 3D Documentation at the Cenacle Room and Tomb of David Complex, Jerusalem

Authors: Sorin Hermon, Amit Reem, Gideon Avni, Hamudi Khalaily . V-Must, Virtual Museum Transnational Network. Dr. Sorin Herman, Research Coordinator, STARC, Cyprus Institute

Hidden Information and Communication Technology in a Museum - from Speaking Cubes, Magic Mirrors and Living Book

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Sieck
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin

abstract      pdf
Musrara Collection: Visual Research Center and website

Avi Sabag, founder and CEO Musrara School, The Naggar School of Photography, Media and New Music and Avi Dabach, Collection Manager, Musrara
Curated by: Avi Sabag and Ayelet Hashahar Cohen

abstract      link to movie               

Judaica Europeana and DM2E – Digital Manuscripts to Europeana

Chair: Rachel Heuberger, 
Head of Judaica Division Frankfurt University Library

Digitization – and no ending… new Jewish content for Europeana by the Frankfurt University Library 

Rachel Heuberger, Head of Judaica Division Frankfurt University Library
abstract      pdf
Mapping Jewish metadata schemas to EDM and Europeana 

Esther Guggenheim, Europeana & Metadata CoordinatorNational Library of Israel
Marko Knepper, Head of IT Department, Frankfurt University Library 

abstract      pdf       wmv
The Digitisation of the American Joint Distribution Committee Archives

Shachar Beer, Acting Director of the AJDC
Mary Haberle, Digitization Project Manager, AJDC Archives

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The plans for an Network for Judaica Digital Humanities

Dov Winer, Scientific Manager, Judaica Europeana

abstract      pdf
Digitising the Index of Jewish Art: a Joint project: a

Chair: Violet Radnofsky
Littauer Hebraica Technical and Research Services Librarian, Judaica Division, Harvard Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University

Dr. Vladimir Levin, Deputy Director, Center for Jewish Art, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mount Scopus, Humanities Building, Jerusalem Israel

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NLI’s Digital Photo Collection Display Infrastructure

Danny Streifler, Project Manager, The National Library of Israel, Jerusalem

→  pdf             ppt
Digitization of Cultural Heritage: the Center of Jewish Art at the Hebrew University

Yael Reem, Dantec Multi Media Video, Graphic & Communication Systems, Jerusalem, Israel

→  pdf             ppt
Open Access to the Jewish Canon

SEFARIA: New interfaces for Jewish Texts

Brett Lockspeiser and Daniel Septimus, SEFARIA

→  SEFARIA videos
Project Ben-Yehuda: achievements and New Challenges

Shani  Evenstein, Chief Editor, Chair of the Association for Computerization of Hebrew Literature

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Aharon Varady and Efraim Feinstein 
complemented by Rabbi Dr. Seth (Avi) Kadish (in loco)

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Hebrew Wikisource: Building a Free Digital Library from Scratch

Rabbi Dr. Seth (Avi) Kadish, Dept. of Jewish Thought, Oranim College

→  pdf

The National Library of Israel

Chair, Ido Ivri, ‎Business Development and Strategy, at National The National Library of Israel

The National Library of Israel Digital Projects Review and Focus on the Israeli Web Domain preservation

Hadar Miller,Head of Digital Projects Department, The National Library of Israel

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Preservation and Delivery of Historical Jewish Press

Chezkie Kasnett, Digital Projects Manager, The National Library of Israel

Significant Learning: Innovative ICT Applications in the Classroom

Chair: Roni Dayan, Director, Division for Computer Applications in Education, Administration for Science and Technology, Ministry of Education

Adapting the Educational System to the 21st Century: programs for significant teaching/learning in the education system

Ronit Nehemia, National Inspector for ICT Applications in Education, Administration for Science and Technology, Ministry of Education

abstract      pdf       pptx
Exemplary cases of significant learning

Limor Riskin,  MAKASH, Advancing ICT Applications in Education, Culture and Science
Karina Batat, director of the Center for in-service teacher training, Pisga Petah Tikva
Stela Maggid,  Technion Teacher Training Program

abstract       prezi
ITEC: Mainstreaming the Future Classroom

Silvana Winer, MAKASH, Advancing ICT Applications in Education, Culture and Science

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Digital Books - Current Dilemmas and Future Prospects

Chair: Prof. Yoav Yair, Chairman Meital - Inter-University Center for e-Learning

Trends Driving the Digital Book Market

Amir Winer, Head of Interactive Courseware, Shoham, The Open University of Israel

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E-Books Accessibility Challenges for the National Library

Alon Strasman, CIO, National Library of Israel

→  pdf             ppt
Digital Reading – Challenges and Prospects

Prof. Yoram Eshet, Head, M.A. program in Education, The Open University of Israel

→  pdf             pptx
Smart Move to Digital: The Third Generation of Digital Textbooks

Dr. Dovi Weiss, Chief Scientist, Time To Know 

→  pdf             pptx

Digital Humanities: Text - Edition – Research – Education / Israel Developments

Chair: Prof. Carl Posy, Professor of Philosophy and Member of the Centers for the Study of Rationality and for Language, Logic, and Cognition at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ancient Wisdom Online: Towards a Digital library of Ancient Greek and Roman Inscriptions

Dr. Sorin Hermon , The Cyprus Institute

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The Europeana EAGLE project

Rafaella Santucci, Sapienza, University of Rome
abstract      pdf
Digital Archives of Philosophical Texts on the NET: Digital Tools for Research and Education in Philosophy

Dr. Cristina Marras, AGORA, ILIESI-CNR, Rome

Where are Digital Humanities in Israel?

Dr. Sinai Rusinek, Polonsky Fellow, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

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Fashion Heritage On-line: Europeana Fashion & the GLAM-Wiki Community Worldwide

The Europeana Fashion Project Collaborating with the GLAM -wiki Community: the Fashion edit-a-thon’​s​ case study

Marco Rendina, Technical Coordinator at Europeana Fashion 

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An introduction to GLAM-Wiki projects

Shani Evenstein, National GLAM Projects Coordinator, Wikimedia Israel

→  pdf             ppt
Fashion at the Israel Museum Jerusalem

Dr. Allison Kupietzky, Head of The Information Center for Israeli Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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Era Lev, Head of the Rose Archives for Textiles and Costumes, Shenkar College
Claudette Zorea, Academic Supervisor at the Fashion and Jewelry Department, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
Prof. Dana Arieli, Dean of the Design Faculty, Holon Institute of Technology

People Friendly Cities in a Data Rich World

Chair: Zwi Weinstein, Ministry of Building and Housing, Israel

abstract      pdf  (Mark Dyer)
The Impact of Mobile Technologies on Public Space

abstract      pdf
DigiTel: Innovation in Relations between citizen residents and the local authority

Liora Schechter, Head of the ICT Department     
Zohar Sharon, Head of Urban Information Department,
Tel Aviv Municipality

Part 1:    pdf       ppt
Part 2:    pdf       ppt

Professional Networking Sessions

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Revolv, Augmented Reality

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Mapping of Community Gardens in Israel

Zvi Halbrecht
Hadera Democratic School, Community Gardens in Israel
Shalom Kweller
Department of Architecture Bezalel
Kobi Palombo
Community Gardens in Israel
Jonathan Heyman
Urban and Regional Planner, Community Gardens in Israel 

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Eran Frankel

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DB Digital, Archiving Concepts

Gil Toren, Joav Shdema

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Digital Publications and Big Data in the Humanities at the Siberian Federal University

Inna Kizhner and Igor Kim
Department of IT in Creative and Cultural Industries, Department of the Russian Language and Linguistic Communication
Siberian Federal University