Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Open Context and Carleton University Prize for Archaeological Visualization

Open Context and Carleton University Prize for Archaeological Visualization
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 1st OpenContext & Carleton University Data Visualization Prize is awarded to the ‘Poggio Civitate VR Data Viewer’, created by the team led by Russell Alleen-Willems. 
The team hacked this data viewer together over a weekend as a proof-of-concept. In the typical spirit of the digital humanities and digital archaeology, they developed a playful approach exploring the materials using the potential of the HTC Vive sdk to ingest Open Context data as json, and then to place it into a relative 3d space. We particularly appreciated their candour and self-assessment of what worked, and didn’t work about their project, and their plans for the future. We look forward to seeing their work progress, and hope that this prize will help them move forward. Please explore their project at https://vrcheology.github.io/ .
Congratulations to the team, and thank you to all who participated. Please keep your eyes peeled for next year’s edition of the prize!
The team members are:
  • Russell Alleen-Willems (Archaeology domain knowledge, Unity/C# Scripting)
  • Mader Bradley (JSON Data Parsing/Unity Scripting)
  • Jeanpierre Chery (UX Design, Unity/C# Scripting)
  • Blair Lyons (Unity/C# Scripting)
  • Aileen McGraw (Instructional Design and Program Storytelling)
  • Tania Pavlisak (3D modeler)
  • Jami Schwarzwalder (Git Management, Team Organization, and Social Media)
  • Paul Schwarzwalder (Unity/C# Scripting)
  • Stephen Silver (Background Music)


Open Access Journal: Arma: Newsletter of the Roman Military Equipment Conference

Arma: Newsletter of the Roman Military Equipment Conference
ISSN 0960-9172
[Arma Mars logo]













Arma is the newsletter of the Roman Military Equipment Conference (ROMEC) which, since 1983, has met to discuss the arms, armour, and military fittings of the Roman army. The proceedings of these volumes have been published (four of them by British Archaeological Reports) but Arma now provides an opportunity for the publication of short notes on recent finds, news of relevant publications, and a running bibliography of academic articles published on the subject since 1980. The newsletter also supplies details about forthcoming events, including of course the next ROMEC. Of interest to specialists and enthusiasts alike, as well as unit and museum staff, and academics working in related fields, Arma offers the chance to keep up-to-date with Roman military equipment studies.
Several early volumes are available online, the remaining volumes Table of contents only

Volume 1 (1989) 33pp

Part 1

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  • Editorial [1]
  • The next ROMEC [2]
  • Forthcoming ROMEC proceedings [2]
  • Archaeological illustration [2]
  • Recent publications [2-3]
  • Last chance books [3]
  • Reconstruction societies [3]
  • Books, posters, and postcards [3-4]
  • New finds [4]
  • Bibliographies [4]
    • Bibliography of Roman military equipment since 1980 [4-8]
  • The Joint Expedition to the Roman Provinces of the Danube M.C. Bishop [8-9]
  • Work in Progress [9-10]
    • Roman sling-shot W.B. Griffiths [9]
    • Roman Corbridge M.C. Bishop [10]
  • Notes [10-14]
    • Nielloed studs Lindsay Allason-Jones [10-11]
    • A new mail hook M.C. Bishop [11]
    • Belt fittings in Buxton museum M.C. Bishop [11-13]
    • A Republican gladius [13]
  • References [13-14]
  • Subscription; notes for contributors; next issue; list of subscribers (individuals, institutions); editorial board contact addresses [14-16]

Part 2

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  • Editorial [17]
  • ROMEC 1 [18]
  • The next ROMEC [18]
  • The Roman Finds Group [18]
  • A circular shield cover C. van Driel-Murray [18-19]
  • Recent publications [19]
  • Notes on the carriage of the gladius Michael Simkins [19-20]
  • The composition of some copper alloy artefacts from Longthorpe M.C. Bishop [20-4]
  • Bibliography of Roman military equipment since 1980 [24-6]
    • Papers (part 2) [24-5]
    • Reports (part 1) [25-6]
  • Roman cavalry [26]
  • Work in progress [26]
    • A catalogue of Roman military equipment from London [26]
    • Military equipment from Lejjun Sonja Jilek [26-7]
    • Copper alloy beltplates from Britain T.G. Padley & P.M. Cracknell [27-8]
    • A note on Roman infantry roles J. Davison [28-9]
  • References [29]
  • Subscriptions; notes for contributors; next issue; list of subscribers; editorial board contact addresses [29-33]

Volume 2 (1990) 34pp

Part 1

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  • Editorial [1]
  • 7th ROMEC, Magdalensburg M.C. Bishop [2]
  • The next ROMEC [2]
  • A new journal [2-3]
  • Any Republican equipment? [3]
  • Roman cavalry march in Britain cancelled Dan Peterson [3-4]
  • Bibliography of Roman military equipment since 1980 [4-5]
  • Indicium [5]
  • Reconstruction group update Dan Peterson [5-7]
  • Significant Roman military finds from flea markets in Germany Dan Peterson [7-10]
  • A decorated dagger scabbard from Corbridge, Northumberland M.C. Bishop [11]
  • Lorica 'segmentata'? Michael Simkins [11]
  • What is it? [12]
  • Work in progress [12]
    • Roman scale armour J.B. Clemetson [12]
  • Subscriptions; notes for contributors; list of subscribers; editorial board contact addresses [12-15]

Part 2

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  • Editorial [17]
  • The face of battle [18]
  • Special offer subscriptions [18]
  • Some new equipment from Germany [18]
  • The Roman Finds Group [19]
  • Slides and posters [19]
  • Limesritt 90: continuing experiments with the Roman saddle Dan Peterson [19-21]
  • Bibliography of Roman military equipment since 1980 [21]
  • Down to earth: a note on bolt-heads and rake-prongs W.J.H. Willems [22-3]
  • The manica lamminata Michael Simkins [23-6]
  • Military equipment from Romano-British caves Martin J. Dearne [26-8]
  • Two cavalry fittings from Castleford, West Yorkshire M.C. Bishop [28-31]
  • A crest-box support and niello-inlaid belt-plate from Italy Dan Peterson [31-2]
  • Subscriptions; notes for contributors; list of subscribers; editorial board contact addresses [32-4]

Volume 3 (1991) 28pp

Part 1

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  • Editorial [1]
  • A hoard from Belgium [2]
  • Back issues [2]
  • Two representations of 3rd century AD equipment from Cumbria J.C.N. Coulston [2-4]
  • Bibliography of Roman military equipment since 1980 [4-5]
  • The Nijmegen helmet and an unusual umbo H. Brunsting and D.C. Steures [5-6]
  • The fascia ventralis: a follow up Peter de Haas [6-8]
  • The fastening of the gladius to the belt in the Early Empire Peter Connolly [8-9]
  • Evidence for the production of Roman military equipment Liviu Petculescu [9-10]
  • Rescript [10]
  • Mystery objects [10-11]
  • A wooden training sword and the so-called practice post from Carlisle Ian Caruana [11-14]
  • Next issue [15]
  • Subscriptions; notes for contributors; editorial board contact addresses [15]

Part 2

  • Editorial [17]
  • ARMA and JRMES [18]
  • Reconstruction societies [18]
  • The men in the iron masks [18-19]
  • Current research W.B. Griffiths [19]
  • Recent publications [19]
  • Bibliography of Roman military equipment since 1980 [19-20]
    • Papers (Part 6) [19]
    • Reports (Part 4) [19-20]
  • Zu den römischen Funden von Sursee-Zellmoos Elisabeth Ettlinger [20-1]
  • A military pendant from Milton Keynes Jo Mills [21-2]
  • Early Roman horse gear from Velsen 1 A.V.A.J. Bosman [22-5]
  • Damage and complaints [25]
  • Subscriptions; notes for contributors; list of subscribers; editorial board contact addresses [25-8]

Volume 4 (1992) 24pp

Part 1

  • Editorial [1]
  • ROMEC VIII, Newcastle upon Tyne, 11th-12th April 1992 M.C. Bishop [2]
  • The Roman army on coins Michael Pavkovic [3]
  • Recent publications [3]
  • Römisches Militär im 1. Jahrh. n.Chr. in der Nordschweiz E. Deschler-Erb [3]
  • Bibliography of Roman military equipment since 1980 [3-4]
    • Papers (Part 7) [3-4]
    • Reports (Part 5) [4]
  • A round-up of military affairs: the Netherlands 1991 C. van Driel-Murray [4-5]
  • Velserbroek B6, military equipment from a ritual site A.V.A.J. Bosman [5-8]
  • A Roman helmet from Kakheti (Eastern Georgia, Transcaucasia) David Braund [9-10]
  • A shield boss from Greta Bridge D.J. Marchant [10]
  • An enamelled belt plate from South Shields A.T. Croom [10-12]
  • Subscriptions; notes for contributors; editorial board contact addresses [12]

Part 2

  • Editorial [13]
  • Neil [14]
  • Tiger, tiger... Lindsay Allason-Jones [14-17]
  • Early enamelled belt plates from Britain M.C. Bishop [17-19]
  • An intaglio from High Rochester Lindsay Allason-Jones [19-20]
  • Missing persons [20]
  • Parallax [20]
  • Recent publications [20]
  • Bibliography of Roman military equipment since 1980 [20-1]
    • Papers (Part 8) [20]
    • Reports (Part 6) [21]
  • A preliminary note on scale armour from Carpow, Perthshire J.C.N. Coulston [21-3]
  • Subscriptions; notes for contributors; list of subscribers; editorial board contact addresses [23-4]

Volume 5 (1993) 24pp

Part 1

  • Editorial [1]
  • Roman Military Equipment Conference 1994 [2]
  • Neil [2]
  • Desperate measures: some new Roman military equipment M.C. Bishop [3]
  • Some Vegetiana [3]
  • Recent publications [3]
  • Bibliography of Roman military equipment since 1980 [3]
    • Papers (Part 9) [3]
    • Reports (Part 7) [3]
  • Velserbroek B6, military equipment from a ritual site (2) A.V.A.J. Bosman [3-8]
  • Roman scale armour John Clemetson [8-10]
  • Reflections on the lorica according to the Bellum Iudaicum of Josephus Mordechai Gichon [10-12]
  • Subscriptions; notes for contributors; editorial board contact addresses [12]

Part 2

  • Editorial [13]
  • Recent publications [14]
  • Another newsletter [14]
  • Bibliography of Roman military equipment since 1980 [14-15]
    • Papers (Part 10) [14]
    • Reports (Part 8) [14-15]
  • Neil [14]
  • The Ribchester hoard [15]
  • A third century lorica segmentata back-plate from Carlisle Ian Caruana [15-18]
  • Some military fittings from Caerwent (Venta Silurum) M.C. Bishop & N.A. Griffiths [18-20]
  • An enamelled harness mount and pendant from South Yorkshire Martin J. Dearne & Julien Parsons [20-1]
  • List of subscribers; subscriptions; notes for contributors; editorial board contact addresses [21-3]

Volume 6 (1994) 24pp

Part 1

  • Custos armorum [1]
  • Neil [2-3]
  • New Connolly posters and postcards [2]
  • Recent publications [2]
  • Bibliography of Roman military equipment since 1980 [2-4]
    • Papers (Part 11) [2-4]
    • Reports (Part 10) [4]
  • Changes to Arma [4]
  • Cavalry sports equipment in Southern Gaul M. Feugère [4-10]
  • Special feature: re-enactment groups in 1994 [5-6]
  • A 'pilum murale' from Kirkham, Lancashire Kath Buxton & Chris Howard-Davis [10]
  • An unusual recent find in Trinovante country, on the Essex/Suffolk border M.J. Matthews [10-11]
  • Words of warning Nick Griffiths [11-12]
  • Subscriptions; notes for contributors; editorial board contact addresses [12]

Part 2

  • Custos armorum [13]
  • JRMES 4 [14]
  • Recent publications [14]
  • Bibliography of Roman military equipment since 1980 [14-15]
    • Papers (Part 11) [14-15]
    • Reports (Part 10) [15]
  • The Marburg conference [15]
  • Hot news about artillery [16]
  • Up in arms: Roman military equipment from Gamala, Israel [16]
  • Roman or native? A new hilt-guard from a Roman context M.C. Bishop [16-18]
  • Ein neuer Schildfesselbeschlag aus Xanten? H.-J. Schalles [18-19]
  • Dura pendants: parallels, please! Simon James [19]
  • A Roman 'coal scuttle' helmet from Greece Theodore Adamakopoulos [19-20]
  • The imperial 'apron' - a modest thought W.B. Griffiths [20]
  • ROMEC IX, Leiden 1994 [20-1]
  • Gaff of the month [21]
  • List of subscribers; stop press; subscriptions; notes for contributors; editorial board contact addresses [21-4]

Volume 7 (1995) 24pp

  • Custos armorum [1]
  • Neil [2]
  • The future and Arma [2]
  • JRMES 5 and ROMEC X [3]
  • Bishop & Coulston [3]
  • Instrumentum [3]
  • Roman cavalry - a new exhibition in Nijmegen [3]
  • The Teruel catapult again D.B. Campbell [3, 6]
  • ROMEC 1996 [4-6]
  • New publications [6]
  • ...And some not-so-new publications [7]
  • Bibliography of Roman military equipment since 1980 [7-8]
    • Papers (Part 12) [7-8]
    • Reports (Part 11) [8]
  • Roman military equipment from Gamla Jodi Magness & Guy D. Stiebel [8]
  • Germanic equipment in a Roman temple: help! Carol van Driel-Murray [8-10]
  • Silbercingulumteil aus Anatolien Ernst Künzl [10-11]
  • An unusual harness pendant from the Narbonne area M. Feugère & P. Abauzit [11-13]
  • The sculpture of an armoured figure at Alba Iulia, Romania J.C.N. Coulston [13-17]
  • Some pre-Flavian mulitary equipment from Kent M.C. Bishop [17-19]
  • Roman military equipment on the Internet [19-20]
  • Book bargains [20]
  • New Roman reconstruction reenactment book planned [20]
  • Museum of London Roman gallery [20]
  • List of subscribers; subscriptions; notes for contributors; editorial board [20-3]

Volume 8 (1996) 24pp

  • Custos armorum [1]
  • Neil [2]
  • New Publications [2]
  • Bibliography of Roman military equipment since 1980 [7-8]
    • Papers (Part 13) [2-3]
    • Reports (Part 11) [3]
  • A Fragment of ring-mail from Chesters A.T. Croom & W.B. Griffiths [3-4]
  • Militaria de Gaule Meridionale, 1. Narbonne, fourreau en bois d'un glaive precoce M. Feugère [4-5]
  • Militaria de Gaule Meridionale, 2. Applique de mors d'Espondeilhan M. Feugère [5-6]
  • A scabbard mount with runic inscription from Bergakker, The Netherlands A.V.A.J. Bosman [6-7]
  • A cavalry pendant from Guimps (Charente, France) J.-L. Tilhard [7-8, 13]
  • How do you follow that? The Russell Robinson archive and the future of Roman military equipment studies M.C. Bishop [9-12]
  • A find in the north H.J.P. Arnold [13-14]
  • 'Plumbum collo portare.' identity plates in the Roman army? A. Iriate [14-15]
  • Chip-carved fittings in Late Roman Hispania J. Aurrecoechea Fernandez [15-19]
  • Roman military equipment on the Internet [19-20]
  • New face mask from Corbulo's canal [20]
  • Stop press: Roman military equipment at Delft [20]
  • Militaria de Gaule Meridionale, 3. Hyères (Var): nouveau casque de type étrusco-italique M. Feugère [20-21]
  • List of subscribers [22-3]
  • Subscriptions [24]
  • Notes for contributors [24]
  • Editorial board contact addresses [24]
  • Calling all Roman re-enactment groups [24]

Volume 9 (1997) 24pp

Part 1

  • Custos armorum [1]
  • New publications [2]
  • Bibliography of Roman military equipment since 1980 [2-3]
    • Papers (Part 13) [2-3]
    • Reports (Part 12) [3]
  • Militaria de Gaule Meridionale, 4. Vaison-la-Romaine (Vaucluse) M. Feugère [3-6]
  • Militaria de Gaule Meridionale, 5. Phalère de Roquemaure (Gard) M. Feugère & S. Barberan [6-7]
  • Some more military equipment from Romano-British caves Martin J. Dearne [8-11]
  • Stop press [11]
  • Subscriptions [11]
  • Notes for contributors [12]
  • Editorial board contact addresses [12]

Part 2

  • Custos armorum [13]
  • By Jupiter [14]
  • Who was that masked man? [14]
  • New publications [14]
  • Bibliography of Roman military equipment since 1980 [14-15]
    • Papers (Part 15) [14-15]
    • Reports (Part 13) [15]
  • Roman 'horned' buckles: the evidence from Hispania Joaquin Aurrecoechea Fernandez [15-19]
  • Militaria de Gaule Meridionale, 6. Bollène (Vaucluse) et environs M. Feugère & G. Alfonso [19-22]
  • Military equipment from a fire-deposit at Arbeia Roman fort, Tyne and Wear A.T. Croom [22-3]
  • Subscriptions [24]
  • Notes for contributors [24]
  • Editorial board contact addresses [24]

Volume 10 (1998) 16pp

  • Custos armorum [1]
  • Vindonissa (Windisch AG - Switzerland): a gladius with a relief decorated sheath and belt pieces from the legionary camp E. Deschler-Erb [2-5]
  • Militaria de Gaule Méridionale, 7. Mèze (Hérault) et environs M. Feugère & Chr. Pellecuer [5-9]
  • Report on two sections of lorica segmentata found at Vindolanda David Sim [9-10]
  • The development of 'lorica segmentata': recent advances and old work re-assessed M.C. Bishop [10-14]
  • Bibliography of Roman military equipment since 1980 [14-15]
    • Papers (Part 16) [14-15]
    • Reports (Part 14) [15]
  • List of subscribers [15]
  • Subscriptions [16]
  • Notes for contributors [17]
  • Editorial board contact addresses [18]

Volume 11/12 (1999/2000) 12pp

  • Custos armorum [1]
  • The wrong way round [2]
  • Gladiator or not [2]
  • Developments at JRMES [2]
  • New books [2]
  • Bibliography of Roman military equipment since 1980
    • Papers (Part 17) [2]
    • Reports (Part 15) [4]
  • Just another cheekpiece? M.C. Bishop [4]
  • A new 3rd-century dagger scabbard, or a good fake? M.C. Bishop [5-7]
  • Roman military re-enactment groups 2001 [7-9]
  • On the problems of Roman-type swords in the territory of the former Soviet Union and modern Russia Andrei Negin [9-11]
  • Subscriptions [12]
  • Notes for contributors [12]
  • Editorial board contact addresses [12]

Monday, January 30, 2017

Gordion Excavation Reports in AMAR

[First posted in AWOL 14 May 2013, updated 30 January 2017]

Gordion Excavation Reports 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

GlobalXplorer° Launched

GlobalXplorer°
GlobalXplorer° is an online platform that uses the power of the crowd to analyze the incredible wealth of satellite images currently available to archaeologists. Launched by 2016 TED Prize winner and National Geographic Fellow, Dr. Sarah Parcak, as her “wish for the world,” GlobalXplorer° aims to bring the wonder of archaeological discovery to all, and to help us better understand our connection to the past. So far, Dr. Parcak’s techniques have helped locate 17 potential pyramids, in addition to 3,100 potential forgotten settlements and 1,000 potential lost tombs in Egypt — and she's also made significant discoveries in the Viking world and Roman Empire. With the help of citizen scientists across the globe, she hopes to uncover much, much more. This is just the beginning. With additional funding, Dr. Parcak aims to revolutionize how modern archaeology is done altogether, by creating a global network of citizen explorers, opening field schools to guide archaeological preservation on the ground, developing an archaeological institute, and even launching a satellite designed with archaeology in mind.
So far, Sarah’s methods have proved over 90% successful in producing significant discoveries.

Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique

Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique
Le projet du Thesaurus d’épigraphie islamique a pour ambition de réunir toutes les inscriptions arabes, persanes et turques, voire dans d'autres langues du monde musulman, jusqu'à l'an 1000 de l'hégire, c'est-à-dire du Moyen Age.
Le Thesaurus d’Epigraphie Islamique s’inscrit dans la lignée du Répertoire Chronologique d’Epigraphie Arabe tout en étant indépendant. En effet, le projet actuel ne tient pas compte seulement des inscriptions arabes mais également persanes et turques, voire d’autres. En outre, les avantages informatiques ont permis une nouvelle présentation de fiche-type ainsi qu’une précision accrue dans l’enregistrement et surtout dans la consultation des données. La Fondation Max van Berchem de Genève a bien voulu accepter la sponsorisation du projet qui a été officiellement mis en route en février 1992. 
La base de données étant informatisée, on peut facilement imaginer que les premiers pas n’étaient pas simples, «l’universalité» du système informatique n’ayant pas été, à l’époque, encore achevée (problème des caractères latins diacrités, des caractères “neutres“ dans l’écriture arabe, compatibilité entre Macintosh et PC, etc.). Dès le début, la saisie des inscriptions se fait sur l’ordinateur Macintosh et le logiciel utilisé pour l'élaboration de la base est le logiciel “4ème dimension»(ou “4D“), sous ses différentes versions successives. C’est ainsi que nous sommes passés, non sans mal, par plusieurs systèmes informatiques différents. La diffusion se faisait, à partir de 1998, sous formes de CD-Rom,t puis de DVD-Rom, chaque nouveau disque comprenant une (éventuellement deux ou trois) nouvelle livraison incluant les inscriptions d'une nouvelle région. Le découpage géographique suivi est présenté plus bas, dans la section 5/ des présentes notices.
Depuis le mois d’octobre 2011, c’est à dire depuis la 10ème livraison, la base est disponible, gratuitement, sur Internet. Deux ou trois livraisons à venir vont inclure les régions manquantes et il sera ainsi prochainement possible, au bout d’un long chemin, de consulter l'ensemble des inscriptions musulmanes du moyen âge! 
Le projet ne va pas s’arrêter là. La base sera régulièrement enrichie et complétée et tous les deux ans environ, une livraison actualisée, sur le plan scientifique comme sur le plan informatique, va remplacer la livraison précédente.
Nous souhaitons susciter, pour les différentes régions comme pour l’ensemble du projet, des collaborations effectives qui vont continuer à être reconnues dans la section 7/ Remerciements.
1 PRÉSENTATION DU PROJET
2 A PROPOS DES AUTEURS
3 PRISE EN MAIN
4 GUIDE ABRÉGÉ DE LA BASE
5 DÉCOUPAGE GÉOGRAPHIQUE
6 BIBLIOGRAPHIE DES ARTICLES PRÉSENTANT LE THESAURUS
7 REMERCIEMENTS
8 COMMENT CITER LE THESAURUS ?
9 CONTACTS

Sunday, January 29, 2017

PROGETTO "OIKEIÔSIS": traduzione cooperativa della Epistula ad Lucilium 121

PROGETTO "OIKEIÔSIS"
In questo sito viene pubblicata, a puntate, la traduzione cooperativa della Epistula ad Lucilium 121  di Seneca, che verte sulla teoria stoica della appropriazione (in greco, oikeiôsis) degli animali, ovvero quel processo secondo il quale ogni essere vivente si 'appropria' della propria esistenza e comincia a percepire la propria costituzione fisica, nonché gli elementi che sono ad essa utili o dannosi. L'Epistula 121, in questo senso, è da considerarsi un importante punto di partenza per chiunque voglia studiare e comprendere le ‘teorie della mente animale’ in seno allo stoicismo e, al contempo, per formarsi un primo orientamento sul dibattito relativo all'intelligenza degli animali che ha infiammato le scuole filosofiche in età imperiale. 

Gli argomenti di questo dibattito, peraltro, presentano alcune consonanze (che meritano di essere analizzate a partire dagli strumenti della comparazione culturale) con quelli oggi messi in campo  nell'ambito della psicologia cognitiva, delle neuroscienze, dell'etologia e della filosofia del linguaggio contemporanee.

Roman Law Resources

[First posted in AWOL 12 August 2011, updated 29 January 2017]

Roman Law Resources
Ernest Metzger, University of Glasgow School of Law
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This site provides information on Roman law sources and literature, the teaching of Roman law, and the persons who study Roman law. The site is available in English and German. Users are invited to submit to this site any materials or information which might interest other users. 

See also AWOL's list of Open Access Ancient Law Journals

Project Volterra

Project Volterra
The Projet Volterra was established in honour of the memory of the distinguished Roman lawyer Edoardo Volterra (1904-1984), whose widow left his substantial and rich collection of Roman law books to the École Française de Rome. A catalogue of the older items, with reminiscences by relatives and colleagues, has now been published by Douglas Osler as vol. 3 in the series Bibliographica Iuridica (Frankfurt-am-Main, 2006). The general aims of the Projet Volterra are to promote the study of Roman law in its full social, political and legal context.
The first phase of this project in Britain (Volterra I) ran from 1995 to 2004, based in the UCL History Department, being initially funded by the British Academy and then by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Entitled 'Law and Empire AD193-455', it focused on later Roman imperial legal pronouncements and its primary output was an on-line searchable database of all imperial pronouncements in Latin from the late second to mid-fifth centuries. Although this phase is now finished, its product is a 'living database' that continues to be up-dated and maintained courtesy of periodic funding from the British Academy, which adopted the Projet Volterra in 2005 as one of its long term research projects.
The second phase of the project, entitled 'Law and the End of Empire' (Volterra II), started in September 2005. This comprises two five-year research projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Reseach Council (2005-2010, 2011-2015), and it continues to be based at UCL History. It carries on chronologically from where Volterra I left off. Based on a thorough analysis of the surviving texts and their transmission, the aim of this phase of the project is to produce a history, with supporting database and on-line resources, of the law (Roman, Germanic or ‘barbarian’, and ecclesiastical) in all its aspects in continental Europe between the end of the Roman Empire in the west and the Carolingian period.
The team working on the project initially comprised Professor Michael Crawford and Dr Benet Salway, based in the Department of History at University College London, where they were joined by Dr Simon Corcoran in 1999. The team was augmented by Dr Magnus Ryan, Faculty of History and Peterhouse, Cambridge for the first part of Volterra II (2005-2010).
Three papers from the Colloquium held at the Senate House, University of London, in March 2004, together with a general introduction to the Projet Volterra, were published in November 2007 in the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 49 (2006) pp. 214-254.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Open Access Journal: Etruscan News

 [First posted in AWOL 9 December 2009. Updated 28 January 2017]

Etruscan News
Center for Ancient Studies
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Open Access Journal: FOLD&R (Fasti On Line Documents & Research)

[First posted in AWOL 30 April 2012, updated 28 January 2017] 

FOLD&R (Fasti On Line Documents & Research)
ISSN: 1828-3179  (Italy Series)
ISSN: 2412-5229 (Conservation Series)
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FOLD&R is an archaeological journal published since 2004 by the International Association for Classical Archaeology in collaboration with the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities.
The journal is dedicated to the proposition that reports on all excavations should be easily available to the general public. It is a peer-reviewed journal, with an editorial board that covers all of the archaeological disciplines. We welcome illustrated submissions, in English, Italian, French, Spanish or German, on recent Italian excavations or geophysical or surface surveys of individual sites. We guarantee a rapid review of the material, which, after any agreed changes, should be published within a month. Two sets of proofs will be submitted for correction by the authors. The reviewers are asked to address the scientific validity and presentation of the submission rather than the scale or importance of the excavation; all excavations are important. No translation is offered, but we are willing to advise on translators for anyone who wishes to publish their text in another language.
An on-line journal follows the same rules as those on paper from both an academic and a juridical point of view. Publications on FOLD&R are thus valid from the point of view of a personal curriculum and should be cited just like other publications. The law protects the intellectual property of the author and the journal. Texts are published in a pdf format, and they can be consulted online, with Acrobat Reader, and downloaded for printing and circulation to colleagues. Texts can be republished by their authors (although only by the authors) without permission from the review; however, we request that the first publication be credited to FOLD&R.

Texts and illustrations, in colour or black and white, should be sent to Helga Di Giuseppe, Piazza San Marco 49, Rome 00186 (tel. 39-06 68683399), or by email to helga.digiuseppe@aiac.org, The illustrations may be sent either as digital or paper files. If the site in question is not already part of the Fasti Online it must be accompanied by a completed Record Sheet

We will register each FOLD&R article at the CNR central library, the Biblioteca Centrale “G. Marconi”, that has established a database, SOLAR, which registers the deposition of digital scientific publications. Registration and certification by the CNR guarantees the author and the preservation of the work. We assume that the authors of submissions will authorize the deposition of their texts. The authors will receive, via email, the certificate of deposition, which can be annexed to their own FOLD&R for distribution.
FOLD&R Italy
The 5 most recently published FOLD&Rs
  • 373 - Emiliano Cruccas, Romina Carboni. 2017. Indagini archeologiche dell’Università degli Studi di Cagliari a Nora (CA) Progetto Isthmos - Campagne di scavo 2015-2016 . PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 372 - Giulia Lodi. 2016. Testimonianze materiali dal territorio di Ariano Ferrarese (proprietà “Il Gombito”, Mesola - Ferrara). Alcuni casi di studio: anfore, lucerne, vasi potori a pareti sottili . PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 371 - Roberto Perna, Gianfranco Paci. 2013. Una villa romana nel territorio di Pollentia-Urbs Salvia: Note preliminari sulle indagini archeologiche condotte presso Villa-magna (Urbisaglia – MC) Investigations at Monte Palazzi (Passo Croceferrata, Grotteria, Calabria) and in the Locrian chora in 2010-2012. PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 370 - Elisa Zentilini, Marcella Giulia Pavoni , Valeria Grazioli, Patrizia Basso – Università degli Studi di Verona - Dipartimento TeSIS. 2016. La via Claudia Augusta: recenti indagini archeologiche dell’Università di Verona a Gazzo Veronese (Verona) . PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 369 - Francesco Belfiori . 2016. “Archeologia urbana a Senigallia” IV. I riti del costruire di Sena Gallica . PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • FOLD&R Archaeological Conservation Series

    The 5 most recently published FOLD&Rs
  • 4 - Alaa el Habashi, Tarik Moujoud, Abdessalam Zizouni. 2016. The Conservation and Reconstruction of the Islamic Bath at Volubilis, Morocco. PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 3 - Stefano De Caro. 2015. Excavation and conservation at Pompeii: a conflicted history.. PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 2 - Michele Asciutti. 2015. Restauro, riqualificazione e valorizzazione di aree di scavo archeologico: Valle del Colosseo/Palatino nord-orientale . PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 1 - Sergio Palladino, Laura Bottiglieri. 2015. Ricostruzione e restituzione tridimensionale del corridoio e del viridarium della domus dei Valerii sul Celio, dagli scavi nell’Ospedale dell’Addolorata. PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  •  See also FASTI