Monday, November 30, 2015

Hortensii: Tackling the problems facing PhDs without permanent jobs

Hortensii: Tackling the problems facing PhDs without permanent jobs
Hortensii is a group of people inside and outside academia who want to alleviate the difficulties facing PhDs without permanent academic jobs. (We take our name from the Roman Quintus Hortensius, who in c. 287 BC sponsored the Lex Hortensia giving civil rights to Roman plebeians; our photograph is of Benjamin Franklin, who would also have wanted to help.) We think that even given current unpleasant realities facing academia many positive steps could be taken; see ‘What to do and why’ for exactly what these are, but to oversimplify grossly our goals are both to reduce the oversupply of disappointed would-be academics and to make life easier for PhDs who choose to remain in academia without a permanent job. We welcome anyone who shares these goals and is in broad agreement with our proposed actions to join us and help implement them, and we ask people with other agendas to respect ours and leave us to it. We are not fighting against anyone or anything and are not affiliated with any movement, political party, or country. Nor are we trying to help individuals gain employment or to interfere in any way with decisions on who should get the limited number of academic jobs available; as we have different subjects and different views on what constitutes good academic work in our fields, we wish to avoid internal dissension by remaining strictly neutral in such matters so we can work together to make life better for a group that badly needs such help. At present the contact person for Hortensii is Eleanor Dickey, a Classicist at the University of Reading in England.

Open Access Journal: Middle East - Topics & Arguments

Middle East - Topics & Arguments
ISSN: 2196-629X
Middle East – Topics & Arguments is a unique platform for innovative research on the Middle East combining disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. Articles critically reevaluate established scholarly traditions and think beyond entrenched disciplinary boundaries. By bringing together well-known academics and young scholars with international backgrounds, a broad range of perspectives will ensure lively debates.

Middle East – Topics and Arguments wants to encourage interdisciplinary discussion on two levels: Firstly, between social sciences and humanities in the field of Middle Eastern studies, and secondly, between Middle Eastern studies and the systematic disciplines. We thereby aim at integrating regional academic discourse into a global setting. We hope to ensure trans-regional comparability, thus leaving behind the notion of cultural and religious exceptionalism which has for a long been connected with Middle Eastern studies.

Each issue of Middle East – Topics & Arguments focuses on one main topic. This allows for perspectives from different disciplines, such as:

cultural studies
literary studies
political science
ancient studies


New in OAPEN: Klassizismus in Aktion

Klassizismus in Aktion
Author(s)    Wolf, Norbert Christian & Ehrmann, Daniel
Publisher    Böhlau, Wien
Published    2015-11-16

Abstract:    The collection of essays considers the art journal Propyläen that was edited by Goethe in the years between 1798 and 1800 for the first time as a whole. This enterprise, which was of great significance for the history of aesthetics, will be placed in a new light. The book situates the texts within their historical contexts, and thus provides a key resource for future research, for literary as well as art studies.
Abstract (other language):    Die Beiträge des Bandes beschäftigen sich mit der von Goethe herausgegebenen Kunstzeitschrift Propyläen. Erstmals werden die darin veröffentlichten Texte und Abbildungen aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive unter Berücksichtigung des inneren Zusammenhangs der Zeitschrift sowie der zeitgenössischen Kontexte untersucht. Der Forschung soll so ein vertiefender Einblick in die spannungsreiche Beschaffenheit des klassizistischen Weimarer Kunstprogramms eröffnet werden.
Keywords    Classicism, Goethe, around 1800, Aesthetics, Literary Theory and Literary History, Art Theory and Art History, Classical Archeology
Language    de
Number of pages    462 Seiten
ISBN    9783205200895

Open Access Journal: Ítaca: quaderns catalans de cultura clàssica

[First posted in AWOL 2 July 2009. Updated 30 November 2015]

Ítaca: quaderns catalans de cultura clàssica
ISSN 0213-6643 
ISSN electrònic 2013-9519

Ítaca (ISSN 0213-6643 / ISSN electrònic 2013-9519) és una revista de recerca en estudis clàssics, publicada per la Societat Catalana d'Estudis Clàssics, filial de l'Institut d'Estudis Catalans i que compta amb l'assessorament d'un comitè internacional d'especialistes. Amb aquesta publicació, la Societat pretén col·laborar en la redimensió de tota la cultura clàssica des d'una òptica interdisciplinària i amb rigor filològic. Té obertes les portes als estudiosos del país i d'arreu amb novetats per comunicar sobre el nostre àmbit d'estudi. 



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Tabbourt Imgharen: La Porte des Anciens

Tabbourt Imgharen: La Porte des Anciens
Différents sites à votre disposition…

Vous pouvez ou pourrez consulter à partir d'ici les sites suivants : A) Maghreb :1) Bibliographie du Maghreb antique et médiéval   
Bibliographie par auteurs. Tables de revues, de mélanges,
de congrès, compléments pratiques aux Atlas archéologiques, etc…
2) Photographies aériennes des principaux sites antiques d'Algérie par Edouard Stawski (1961-2)
3) En cours de construction : L'aventure du Magenta : 2000 stèles puniques de Carthage au fond du port de Toulon...
4) En cours de construction : Kabylie antique
5) Outils d'archéologie algérienne
Outils et utilitaires en complément à l'Atlas archéologique de l'Algérie
Notamment 134 pages de compléments bibliographiques à l'Atlas archéologique.
6) Outils d'archéologie tunisienne
Outils et utilitaires en complément à l'Atlas archéologique de la Tunisie
B) France :- Meaux gallo-romain (présentation de la ville antique)
- Meaux : un patrimoine antique  en péril (en cours de construction)
- Histoire et Historiens de Seine-et-Marne
C) Turquie :
Alexandria Troas ( En cours de construction)
« Sic ergo quaeramus tamquam inventuri, et sic inveniamus tamquam quaesituri »
Cherchons comme devant trouver et trouvons comme devant chercher encore »,
Saint Augustin, De Trinitate, IX, 1,1.
Bonne lecture, et merci de vos remarques . .

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Turkish Archaeological News

Turkish Archaeological News
Turkish Archaeological News aims at providing news about the latest archaeological discoveries in Turkey or related with history of Anatolia. We publish articles describing archaeological sites in Turkey and photos taken during our trips.

The site is published by ASLAN publishing company.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Lehrfilm zum Schreiben von Keilschrift

Lehrfilm zum Schreiben von Keilschrift

Lehrfilm zum Schreiben von Keilschrift

Das Institut für Altorientalistik hat einen kurzen Lehrfilm zum Thema Schreiben von Keilschrift mit dem Titel

"Am Anfang war der Keil -- Schrift und Schreiben im Alten Orient"

produziert, den Sie unter folgenden Weblinks aufrufen können.


Open Access Journal: Klesarstvo i graditeljstvo - Building and Stone-masonry

 [First posted in AWOL 10 February 2010, updated 28 November 2015]

Klesarstvo i graditeljstvo - Building and Stone-masonry
ISSN: 0353-7897
Časopis Klesarstvo i graditeljstvo je zamišljen kao mjesto sučeljavanja i razmjene znanstvenih spoznaja koja zalaze u područje arheologije, povijesti umjetnosti i graditeljstva, povijesti tehničkih znanosti, očuvanja i zaštite kulturne baštine i kulturnog identiteta sredine, arhitekture i urbanizma, tehnologije branja, obrade, ugradbe i zaštite kamena, petrologije, geologije, rudarstva, područja umjetnosti i klesarstva, kiparstva i dizajna u kamenu. Izuzetno je značajna i njegova didaktička vrijednost za najširi krug građana, ljubitelja kamena i klesarskog umijeća, učenika, studenata akademije i postdiplomaca različitih usmjerenja. Časopis je pokrenut kao realizacija ideje izrečene tijekom proslave 80-te obljetnice osnutka Klesarske škole u Pučišćima. Opseg časopisa obuhvaća sva područja koja s bilo koje strane osvjetljavaju tematiku kamena.

Building and Stonemasonry journal is intended as a meeting point for the exchange of scientific knowledge, and the discussion of that knowledge, reaching into areas of archaeology, art history, construction, technical science history, the preservation and protection of the cultural heritage and cultural identity of a certain region, architecture and urbanism, the technology of harvesting, treatment, installation and protection of stone, petrology, geology and mining, as well as the fields of artistry, stone masonry, sculpture, and stone design.

Its didactic value is also extremely relevant for a wide group of people; stone and stonemasonry craft lovers, pupils, academy students and post graduates of various orientations. This journal was launched as an implementation of the idea presented during the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the Stonemasonry School in Pučišća, on the island of Brač.

The volume of the journal encompasses all areas, thus illuminating all the various aspects of stone themes.

  Vol. XXV   No. 1-4
  Vol. XXIV   No. 1-2
  Vol. XXIII   No. 1-4
  Vol. XXII   No. 3-4
  Vol. XXII   No. 1-2
  Vol. XXI   No. 3-4
  Vol. XXI   No. 1-2
  Vol. XX   No. 3-4
  Vol. XX   No. 1-2

Papyrus und Ostraka Projekt: Halle, Jena, Leipzig

Papyrus und Ostraka Projekt: Halle, Jena, Leipzig
Das gemeinsame Vorhaben der Papyrussammlungen in Halle, Jena und Leipzig hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, die jeweiligen Papyrus-und seit 2009 auch die Ostrakabestände nach gemeinsam entwickelten Kriterien zu katalogisieren, zu digitalisieren sowie gleichzeitig eine Sicherheitsverfilmung durchzuführen. Die Ergebnisse der Digitalisierung und Katalogisierung werden mit Kurzbeschreibung und Bild über diese Seite sowohl den Spezialisten als auch einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit zur Verfügung gestellt. Die Implementierung erfolgte auf Basis des Open Source Projektes MyCoRe, welches von einer Reihe deutscher Universitäten entwickelt wurde und weiterentwickelt wird.

Achtung, die Präsentation der Papyri befindet sich derzeit im Aufbau bzw. in Erweiterung. In den kommenden Monaten wird die Zahl der eingestellten Papyri stetig weiter steigen. Wir freuen uns, dass nach und nach für ausgewählte Ostraka 3D-Darstellungen angeboten werden können. Diese finden Sie in der Ansicht des Objektes unter 'Digitale Dokumente'. Die Darstellung erfolgt mit WebGL. Ob Ihr Browser diese Funktion bereits unterstützt, können Sie unter überprüfen.

Open Access Monograph Series: Ausgrabungen in Sendschirli

[First posted in AWOL 1 March 2012, updated 28 November 2015]

Ausgrabungen in Sendschirli in AMAR

One of a series of AWOL pages seeking to pull together publication series digitized and served through AMAR: Archive of Mesopotamian Archaeological Site Reports 

See more Series in AMAR

Friday, November 27, 2015

Open Access Journal: Lingue antiche e moderne

 [First posted in AWOL 24 November 2013, updated 27 November 2015]

Lingue antiche e moderne
ISSN: 2281-4841
La nuova rivista “Lingue antiche e moderne” intende aprire un luogo di incontro e riflessione privilegiato per filologi classici e filologi moderni, nello spirito di collaborazione e partnership tra realtà culturali diverse che caratterizza l’Associazione dei Laureati in Lingue dell’Università di Udine, ateneo che fin dalle origini ha sempre valorizzato la presenza dell’insegnamento della lingua e letteratura latina nel corso di laurea in Lingue. L’iniziativa scientifica si segnala per la sua assoluta originalità, in opposizione al clima culturale contemporaneo, che tende invece a favorire la chiusura specialistica tra le varie discipline.

Particolarmente auspicati dalla rivista saranno perciò i contributi volti a indagare come le lingue antiche hanno continuato ad essere vitali e operanti all’interno della modernità, dall’Umanesimo al Classicismo, divenendo così anch’esse, a pieno titolo, lingue dei moderni. Ma in generale, la rivista sarà aperta alle più ampie problematiche della ricerca linguistica e filologica nei settori delle lingue antiche e delle lingue moderne.

Una prospettiva privilegiata sarà infine quella della didattica, partendo dal dato di fatto che il latino è da sempre in Europa la lingua della scuola e dell’università. Soprattutto verrà posta l’attenzione sul modo in cui le teorie linguistiche moderne continuano a confrontarsi con l’analisi delle lingue antiche. Grazie alla sua facile accessibilità gratuita on-line, la rivista si proporrà come ponte tra il mondo accademico e il mondo della scuola, nell’auspicio che la ricerca scientifica possa avere delle applicazioni pratiche nell’ambito dell’insegnamento.

The new Journal Lingue antiche e moderne aims to create a virtual meeting place of discussion for classical and modern linguists and philologists to promote the spirit of collaboration and partnership among different languages and cultures, the main tenet of the Association of Language Graduates (Associazione dei Laureati in Lingue) of the University of Udine (Italy). From the very beginning, the University of Udine has always valued the Latin language and literature offering courses in the curricula of the undergraduate and post-graduate  degrees in Foreign Languages and Literatures.

This Journal is a unique and original scientific initiative because it aims to overcome the current tendency towards divisive specialization among disciplines.

In particular, the Journal welcomes submissions which investigate how classical languages are still essential and have been highly vital and influential throughout our modern world, from Humanism to Classicism, thus becoming the languages of the Modern world. A privileged focus will be given to language teaching and learning, since in Europe Latin has always been the language par excellence in schools and universities. More specifically, the Journal will focus on how present-day language theories influence the analysis of ancient and classical languages and are influenced by it.

We hope that, thanks to its aims, scope and free on-line access, the Journal will represent a link between the world of school education and academia and will actively promote the connection between scientific research and language teaching.

Current issue

Volume IV, Year IV, November 2015
Valentina Prosperi, The Reception of Lucretius’ Second Proem: The Topos That Never Was.
Thomas Lindner, Garrula limoso prospexit ab elice perdix:
Textkritik und Wissenschaftsgeschichte am Beispiel von Ov. met. 8.23

Benedetto Passeretti, This all-graved tome. A Reading of John Donne’s A Valediction: of the Booke.
Martina Zamparo, Neoplatonism in Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience.
Innocenzo Mazzini, Greco-latino e inglese nella lingua medica italiana contemporanea: convivenza pacifica o sopraffazione?
Lorenzo Renzi – Gianpaolo Salvi, La Grande Grammatica Italiana di Consultazione e la Grammatica dell’Italiano Antico: strumenti per la ricerca e per la scuola.
C. Burrow, Shakespeare and Classical Antiquity, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 341. (C. Guardini).
Download the current issue in pdf.
Volume 1 (2012)
Volume 2 (2013)
Volume 3 (2014)

Open Access Journal: MEDINA: Mediterranean network for the valorization and fruition of inscriptions preserved in museums project Newsletter

MEDINA: Mediterranean network for the valorization and fruition of inscriptions preserved in museums project Newsletter
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.
Newsletter No 1 - October 2012 Newsletter No 2 - February 2013 Newsletter No 3 - April 2013

Open Access Egyptology Article Collection from Antiquity

Egyptology Article Collection from Antiquity
el-Hamdulab to the New Kingdom South Tombs Cemetery of Akhenaten's Egypt at Amarna.
We are pleased to be able to present this collection of articles on Egyptology, published in Antiquity. This selection is freely available until the end of 2015. Click here to access this article collection.
Also, never miss an issue of Antiquity by signing-up to receive Table of Contents alerts straight to your inbox.
Forward to your librarian
Stan Hendrickx, John Coleman Darnell and Maria Carmela Gatto
Antiquity / Volume  86 / Issue 334  / January 2012, pp 1068 - 1083 Copyright © Antiquity Publications Ltd 2012
DOI: (About DOI), Published online: 02 January 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Rock Inscriptions Project (Sinai Peninsula)

[First posted in AWOL 25 March 2013, updated 26 November 2015]

The Rock Inscriptions Project
The Rock Inscriptions Project

This site presents the data gathered by the Rock Inscription and Graffiti Project at the Institute of Asian and African Studies.
These photographs were assembled before the reversion of the Sinai Peninsula to Egyptian sovereignty in 1982. The collection is designed to make available images of inscriptions, rock drawings, Beduin markings and other epigraphs and to organize them including descriptions, coordinates, and locations. In order to facilitate research into the human traffic in the Wilderness of Sinai, inscriptions in major published corpora have been included, as will be evident.
To the material from Sinai, we have added epigraphs from the Christian Holy Places and also from the Negev desert.
The collection does not claim to be exhaustive in any way.
The images belong to the Rock Inscriptions and Graffiti project and high resolution images for study and eventual publication will be made available to scholars on request sent to:
Three volumes of a catalogue have been published:
Michael E. Stone, The Rock Inscriptions and Graffiti Project: Catalogue of Inscriptions. 3 volumes. SBLRBS 28, 29, 31. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1992–94.
The Armenian and Georgian inscriptions have been published:
Michael E. Stone, The Armenian Inscriptions from the Sinai with Appendixes on the Georgian and Latin Inscriptions by M. van Esbroeck and W. Adler. Harvard Armenian Texts and Studies 6. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982.
The Ethiopic Inscription has been published:
Emile Puech, 'Une Inscription Ethiopienne ancienne au Sinai (Wadi Hajjaj)', Revue Biblque, 87 (1980) 597-600.
A journal of the Expeditions to the Sinai is currently being edited: Michael E. Stone, A Sinai Diary (forthcoming).
You may view the individual inscription records in one of the following methods:

Lexicon of Greek Personal Names Online

[First posted in AWOL 17 July 2013, updated 26 November 2015]

Lexicon of Greek Personal Names LGPN
The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names (LGPN) was established to collect and publish all ancient Greek personal names,
drawing on the full range of written sources from the 8th century B.C. down to the late Roman Empire.
  • The project: the origin and purpose of LGPN.
  • Publications: details of published volumes including name lists and statistics; forthcoming volumes, associated works.
  • LGPN online:
    • Online facilities: Name Search over 35,000 published names; indexes and bibliographies of LGPN I-VA;  LGPN IIA: addenda, corrigenda, name indexes and statistics from revised LGPN II (version April 2007).
    • LGPN Database Search: conversion project using TEI-compliant XML.
    • LGPN Website Search
  • Ancient Greek names: an introduction, including their formation and development, and our sources for them. We also have a little information about modern Greek names.
  • Greek Names in English: routes taken from originally Greek names to the modern English
  • LGPN-Ling (Linguistic Analysis of Greek Personal Names) NEW
  • Announcements: latest publication, new additions to the site, developments, news and events.
  • Contact details: staff and the Advisory Committee.
LGPN Online  
Greek names  

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