Sunday, July 31, 2016

Open Access Journal: Indo-European Linguistics

Indo-European Linguistics
ISSN: 2212-5884
E-ISSN: 2212-5892
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The peer-reviewed journal Indo-European Linguistics (IEL) is devoted to the study of the ancient and medieval Indo-European languages from the perspective of modern theoretical linguistics. It provides a venue for synchronic and diachronic linguistic studies of the Indo-European languages and the Indo-European family as a whole within any theoretically informed or analytical framework. It also welcomes typological investigations, especially those which make use of cross-linguistic data, including that from non-Indo-European languages, as well as research which draws upon the findings of language acquisition, cognitive science, variationist sociolinguistics, and language contact.

Open Access Journal: Diogenes

ISSN: 2054-6696
Launched in January 2014, Diogenes (ISSN 2054-6696) is a peer-review and open-access journal edited by the postgraduate students at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham. This collaboration of postgraduate students aims at providing a venue at which postgraduate students can further develop their research ideas and communicate them to a general audience.

The unique combination of research interests at the Centre brings together the often separate fields of Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies. We look forward to any article that actively engages with any of these fields, from universities in the UK and abroad.

It is published twice a year: in April and October.
Diogenes Issue 3 April 2015
Issue 3 (Whole)
Wei-sheng Lin: Editorial
Francisco Lopez-Santos Kornberger: Review – Striking Images, Iconoclasms Past and Present
Joseph Parsonage: Review – The Byzantine world
Michael Strain: Review – The Author in Middle Byzantine Literature: Modes, Functions, and Identities
Georgia Tsatsani: Review – Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture
Tomoo Uegaki: Review – ビザンツ 交流と共生の千年帝国
Like Zhang: Review – 普罗科比的世界 —— 六世纪的拜占庭帝国
Üzeyir Serdar Serdaroğlu: Supplementum – Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) Annual Meeting for Ottoman Studies

Diogenes Issue 2 October 2014
Issue 2 (Whole)
Wei-sheng Lin: Editorial
Murat Issi: Οι σκέψεις των Νεο-Οθωμανών περί του Ισλάμ
Styliani Lepida: The poll tax (cizye) in Cyprus during the 17th century: A depiction for the administration of its revenue
Dimos Ntentos: Όψεις αυτοαναφορικότητας στην Expeditio Persica του Γεωργίου Πισίδη
Gözde Önder: Ceramics and Carpets: Icons of Cultural Exchange between Venice and the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century
Rebecca Darley: Review – Experiencing Byzantium: papers from the 44th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Newcastle and Durham, April 2011
Jason Fossella: Review – The Byzantine Imperial Acts to Venice, Pisa and Genoa, 10th – 12th Centuries
Qiang Li: Review – Οι Τούρκοι ανάμεσα στην Κίνα και το Βυζάντιο (552-659 μ.Χ.)
Like Zhang: Review – 拜占庭帝国通史
Annika Asp-Talwar / Jeffrey Brubaker / Matthew Kinloch / Wei-sheng Lin: Supplementum – Byzantine Thirteenth Century Day Wrap-up, 13 May 2014
Matthew Kinloch: Supplementum – South-Western Turkey in the 13th and 21st Centuries
Gemma Masson: Supplementum – Outreach Workshops in Ottoman History
Andrea Mattiello: Supplementum – Cappadocia in Context 2014 – a report

Diogenes Issue 1 January 2014
Issue 1 (Whole)
Wei-sheng Lin: Editorial

Zuzana Černáková: Prejudices, Emotions and Power of Political Restraint: A Study in the Second Crusade

Elli Evangelidou: The Representation of the Greek Civil War in Eleni and The Heroic Age

Alexandros Siapkas: Different academic approaches towards the British intervention in Greece (1941-1944). A synopsis

Yannis Stamos: Of pleasure and sorrow: Two modern Greek Epicurean poems

Niki Touriki: Ekphrasis in the Alexiad

Gemma Norman: Review – Christine Woodhead (ed.), The Ottoman World

Open Access Journal: Archaeological Discovery

Archaeological Discovery
ISSN Print: 2331-1959
ISSN Online: 2331-1967
Archaeological Discovery (AD) is an international journal dedicated to the latest advancement of the study of Archaeology. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of Archaeological studies.

All manuscripts must be prepared in English and are subject to a rigorous and fair peer-review process. Accepted papers will immediately appear online followed by printed hard copy. The journal publishes original papers covering a wide range of fields but not limited to the following:

Soraya Estavi, Zahra Asghari, Ali Aarab, Reza Rezaloo, Aliye Amirinejad
Abstract | References Download PDF (661 K) HTML XML   Pub. Date: June 9, 2016

Coptic Dictionary Online

Coptic Dictionary Online
The Coptic Dictionary Online aims to make it easy to look up Coptic words in all dialects and supply freely accessible translations in English, French and German, via human and machine readable interfaces. To learn more about using this dictionary, check out our quick how-to guide.
This project was made possible through the help of the following:

Lexicon preparation

This lexicon primarily represents work by Frank Feder, who prepared and revised the original Coptic word list, in collaboration with Maxim Kupreyev, who extended and standardized the dictionary. We thank all of following people who contributed to compiling the lexical data:
  • Sonja Dahlgren
  • Julien Delhez
  • Frank Feder
  • Lena Krastel
  • Maxim Kupreyev
  • Tonio Sebastian Richter
  • Anne Sörgel

Search interface

The search interface was designed at Georgetown University as part of the project KELLIA by:
  • Emma Manning
  • Amir Zeldes


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Saturday, July 30, 2016

4889 DAYS: The Iliad, one sentence per day

4889 DAYS
On Thursday, August 4, my new website 4889 DAYS will start reading the Iliad, one sentence per day, for the next thirteen years. Or until something breaks!

Индоевропейское языкознание и классическая филология - “Indoevropejskoe âzykoznanie i klassičeskaâ filologiâ” (Indo-European Linguistics and Classical Philology Yearbook)

Индоевропейское языкознание и классическая филология - “Indoevropejskoe âzykoznanie i klassičeskaâ filologiâ” (Indo-European Linguistics and Classical Philology Yearbook)
ISSN 2306-9015
Ежегодник «Индоевропейское языкознание и классическая филология» является периодическим изданием, издаваемым Институтом лингвистических исследований РАН с 1998 г. Издание является зарегистрированным СМИ. Номер свидетельства: ПИ № ФС 77–60970.

В ежегоднике публикуются статьи по всем актуальным вопросам сравнительно-исторического индоевропейского языкознания и классической филологии.

Ответственным редактором издания является академик РАН Н. Н. Казанский. «Индоевропейское языкознание и классическая филология» является открытым журналом, в котором публикуются работы, соответствующие по своему научному уровню требованиям академического издания. Место работы/учебы, проживания автора при этом значения не имеют.

К публикации принимаются статьи на латинском, русском, английском, немецком, французском и итальянском языках.

Присылаемые для публикации рукописи подвергаются обязательной экспертной оценке. Рецензии предоставляются авторам рукописей, а также (по специальным запросам экспертных советов) в ВАК. В случае отказа в публикации статьи редакция направляет автору мотивированный отказ.

«Индоевропейское языкознание и классическая филология» полностью некоммерческое издание. С авторов не взимается плата за опубликование или подготовку к изданию рукописей.
“Indoevropejskoe âzykoznanie i klassičeskaâ filologiâ” (Indo-European Linguistics and Classical Philology Yearbook) is a periodical published by the Institute for Linguistic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ILI RAN) since 1998. ISSN 2306-9015.

The Yearbook publishes papers on all topical issues of Indo-European Linguistics and Classical Philology.

Indo-European Linguistics and Classical Philology Yearbook is an open publication and welcomes papers that meet academic publication requirements irrespective of the authors’ place of study/work or residence.

Papers in Russian, English, French, German, Italian, or Latin are accepted for publication.
All papers submitted for publication pass through a peer-review evaluation process, and all authors receive a substantiated decision. The Editors Office is committed to observing all accepted ethical standards for scientific publications and safeguards against any misuse of office by the Editorial Board members or staff.

Indo-European Linguistics and Classical Philology Yearbook is a fully non-commercial project. The authors are not charged for the publication or pre-print preparation of their papers. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Open Access Journal: Figura. Studi sull’immagine nella tradizione classica

Figura. Studi sull’immagine nella tradizione classica
ISSN 2317-4625
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Figura. Studi sull’immagine nella Tradizione Classica è una rivista internazionale di accesso illimitato in rete, destinata alla divulgazione di ricerche attuali e di testi di riferimento sulla Tradizione Classica. Il suo dominio comprende studi sulla cultura visiva e testuale dell’Antichità, ma anche sulle appropriazioni e sulle trasfigurazioni di questa tradizione operate dal mondo antico e post-antico. Si può intendere per mondo post-antico anche il periodo contemporaneo, in modo che il taglio che fa da quadro di riferimento ai testi proposti dalla rivista non è temporale, ma concettuale, cosa che richiede una precisazione.

Figura. Studi sull’immagine nella Tradizione Classica is a new international journal to be published twice yearly online with unrestricted access, in order to  disseminate current research and writing on the Classical Tradition’s repertoire. The journal will encompass studies of Antiquity’s visual and textual culture, as well as appropriations and transfigurations of this legacy in the ancient and post-ancient world. Post-antiquity may be taken to include the contemporary period, therefore the cut-off used as a frame of reference for content proposed by Figura is conceptual rather than temporal, which calls for a distinction in this respect...     

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Pleiades Help: Getting Coordinates for a Place

Getting Coordinates for a Place
Creators: Tom Elliott Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jul 27, 2016 06:00 PM

Coordinate information is stored in Pleiades "location" resources, which are grouped inside the "place" resources. We also calculate "representative points" (centroids) for each place on the basis of the associated locations. You can get whichever of these values is best for your purposes.
Portion of a place page, showing the location of the representative point and the clickable list of locations. 
Pleiades "place resources", e.g., are essentially containers for information about notional places (see further our Conceptual Overview). The maps on each place pull their coordinates from any "location resources" that have been assigned to that place. You'll see links to these under the "Locations" heading. If you click on a location there, you'll see information about the associated coordinates (points, lines, polygons), displayed in GeoJSON format.

For each Pleiades place resource, we calculate a "representative point" as well. This point -- which is the centroid of all associated locations -- is prominently displayed on the place page and rendered in the map on the place page with a distinctive orange circle. You can easily copy the representative point coordinates by selecting the "copy-to-clipboard" icon that appears immediately after the latitude and longitude coordinate pair under the "Representative Point" heading on the place page.

You can also download all of our data here: The places tables include "reprLong", "reprLat" and "reprLatLong" columns which hold the coordinates of a single representative point (centroid) for a place. If you'd just like the agreed upon, single representative latitude and longitude pair for a place, that's the best data source.

greek-accentuation 1.0.0 Released

greek-accentuation 1.0.0 Released
greek-accentuation has finally hit 1.0.0 with a couple more functions and a module layout change.
The library (which I’ve previously written about here) has been sitting on 0.9.9 for a while and I’ve been using it sucessfully in my inflectional morphology work for 18 months. There were, however, a couple of functions that lived in the inflectional morphology repos that really belonged in greek-accentuation. They have now been moved there.

There is syllabify.debreath which removes smooth breathing and replaces rough breathing with an h. And there is syllabify.rebreath which reverses this.

The other big change made is there are no-longer three top-level modules—everything is enclosed in a greek_accentuation package so instead of from syllabify import * you say from greek_accentuation.syllabify import *.

You can pip install greek-accentuation==1.0.0. The repo is at

greek-accentuation is made available under an MIT license.

Thanks to Kyle Johnson of the wonderful Classical Language Toolkit project for encouraging me to finally do the 1.0.0 release.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

New Open Access Monograph Series: OrientLab Series Maior

OrientLab Series Maior
OrientLab Series Maior is a peer-reviewed, multi-language series dealing with archaeology, epigraphy and environmental studies, relating to the ancient Near East. This series follows the policy of the open access to scientific data and its volumes can be consulted online, downloaded, or purchased in printed format. 
1 H. Peker Texts from Karkemish, I. Luwian Hieroglyphic Inscriptions from the 2011-2015 Excavations 31/03/2016

2 G. Marchesi Literary Old Sumerian: The Texts 31/05/2016 coming soon

Index Theologicus: International Bibliography of Theology and Religious Studies

Index Theologicus: International Bibliography of Theology and Religious Studies

Dear users of the Index Theologicus

We are pleased to present to you the alpha version of the new IxTheo.

The new IxTheo is a comprehensive bibliography for theology and religious studies. It is now possible to search not only for articles, but also for monographs, databases and relevant Internet links. A selection of review journals is now also included. When the relevant licenses permit it, it is possible to access directly the complete text of the articles, reviews and books.

The new IxTheo remains a free and open access service to the worldwide scholarly community. The editors of the IxTheo are the Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen (library of the university of Tübingen) as well as the Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät Tübingen (the protestant faculty of theology of the university of Tübingen) and the Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät Tübingen (the catholic faculty of theology of the same university).

We apologize in advance for any errors which might come up at this early stage of development. We wish you an enjoyable experience as you explore the new IxTheo and we would be glad to get your feedback!

Milestone: five million page views

At about 8:30 this morning AWOL surpassed five million page views. One million of these have come since mid October 2015.

In the right hand side bar of AWOL is a form allowing you to receive notifications of updates to AWOL by email. This seems useful for those for whom news feeds and their syndications to Facebook and Twitter are not. Your address will be safe. Neither AWOL nor feedburner will send spam. Since I announced this feature in June 2009, 7,714 e-mail addresses have subscribed to AWOL.

If you are reading this in a newsreader or on facebook or twitter (or other social media) you will have to click through to see the form in the sidebar. If you are reading this by email you have already done what's required. The software requires a confirmation of your request to join. If you don't see such a confirmation request, check your spam folder.

Instructions for unsubscribing from the email list are at the bottom of each message from AWOL.

If you are not reading this on on facebook or twitter you are welcome to join in there.

You are invited to visit The AWOL Index
This publication systematically describes ancient-world information resources on the world-wide web. The bibliographic data presented herein has been programmatically extracted from the content of AWOL - The Ancient World Online (ISSN 2156-2253) and formatted in accordance with a structured data model. In continuous operation since 2009, AWOL is a blog authored by Charles E. Jones, Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities at the Pattee Library, Penn State University

This publication, The AWOL Index, is an experimental project, developed jointly by Jones and Tom Elliott, the Associate Director for Digital Programs at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW), with the assistance of Pavan Atri, Roger Bagnall, Dawn Gross, Sebastian Heath, Gabriel McKee, Ronak Parpani, David Ratzan, and Kristen Soule.

Creation of The AWOL Index was made possible by a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
Finally. Please use the comment function available on each posting if you have something to say. And if you have comments or know of something I should consider including, please contact me directly (cejo at uchicago dot edu) 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Open Access Journal: Journal of Archaeology

Journal of Archaeology
ISSN 2090-4061
E-ISSN 2090-407X

Journal of Archaeology is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of archaeology.
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Table of Contents for Year 2016
Antikythera Mechanism and the Ancient World, A. N. Safronov
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8760513, 19 pages
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X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis of XII–XIV Century Italian Gold Coins, Monica Baldassarri, Gildo de Holanda Cavalcanti, Marco Ferretti, Astrik Gorghinian, Emanuela Grifoni, Stefano Legnaioli, Giulia Lorenzetti, Stefano Pagnotta, Luciano Marras, Eleonora Violano, Marco Lezzerini, and Vincenzo Palleschi
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 519218, 6 pages
Lanthanides Revealing Anthropogenic Impact within a Stratigraphic Sequence, Gianni Gallello, Agustín Pastor, Agustín Diez, and Joan Bernabeu
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 767085, 8 pages
Nondestructive Analysis of Silver Coins Minted in Taras (South Italy) between the V and the III Centuries BC, Alessandro Buccolieri, Giovanni Buccolieri, Emanuela Filippo, Daniela Manno, Giuseppe Sarcinelli, Aldo Siciliano, Rosa Vitale, and Antonio Serra
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 171243, 12 pages
Analysis of the Quintilii’s Villa Bronzes by Spectroscopy Techniques, Fabio Stranges, Mauro La Russa, Antonino Oliva, and Giuliana Galli
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 312981, 7 pages
Chirping for Large-Scale Maritime Archaeological Survey: A Strategy Developed from a Practical Experience-Based Approach, Ole Grøn and Lars Ole Boldreel
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 147390, 11 pages
Table of Contents for Year 2013
Nonlinear Systems Theory, Feminism, and Postprocessualism, Suzanne M. Spencer-Wood
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 540912, 15 pages
Stone Tool Manufacture Strategies and Lithic Raw Material Exploitation in Coastal Patagonia, Argentina: A Multivariate Approach, Marcelo Cardillo and Jimena Alberti
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 128470, 12 pages
The Visual Brain, Perception, and Depiction of Animals in Rock Art, Derek Hodgson
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 342801, 6 pages
Rock Art Dating and the Peopling of the Americas, David S. Whitley
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 713159, 15 pages
Neolithic LBK Intrasite Settlement Patterns: A Case Study from Bylany (Czech Republic), Petr Květina and Markéta Končelová
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 581607, 7 pages 

Open Access Journal: Neotopia: Newsletter für Mitglieder und Freunde des Exzellenzclusters Topoi

Neotopia: Newsletter für Mitglieder und Freunde des Exzellenzclusters Topoi
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