Tuesday, December 18, 2018

New Open Access Journal: THink: Research and Resources from Tydale House, Cambridge

THink: Research and Resources from Tydale House, Cambridge
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Issue 1 – Winter 2018






Monday, December 17, 2018

Online Course: Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World

Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World 
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About the course

What did being healthy in ancient Rome or Greece look like? How can we tell what wellbeing meant in ancient times? This course will help you investigate the health of people in ancient Greece and Rome, using both literary and archaeological evidence to uncover details of real life in ancient societies.

Explore ancient life through primary evidence

This course is designed to challenge simplistic approaches which apply modern distinctions to the ancient world. Instead you’ll go back to the start and look at the primary evidence on which all modern assumptions are based. You’ll examine different objects closely, learning what each item can tell us about life in ancient times.

Understand ancient theories by examining the body

On the course we’ll divide the body up into organs and systems, using each as a starting point to explore ancient theories of the structure and function of the human body, and other aspects of ancient life.
We’ll discover ancient Greece and Rome in full, from the public to the personal, and from army and urban life to the lived experience of women and children. Using the evidence on the hair and face, the eyes, the digestive system, the organs of reproduction and the feet you’ll explore topics with which our society still wrestles, including the location of the ‘self’; the relationship between mind and body; identity; food and drink; sanitation; sexuality, ageing and gender.

Improve your critical and analytical abilities

Through the course you’ll develop some of the skills needed in the study of classics and history including:
  • Improving your ability to critically analyse primary sources
  • Learning to analyse complex problems based on fragmentary evidence
  • Developing your ability to engage with contemporary interpretations and scholarly debates.
For a taste of what will be covered in this course, read this post from Lead Educator, Helen King.

Open Access Journal: MNAR Digital (Museo Nacional de Arte Romano)

[First posted in AWOL 18 August 2016, updated 17 December 2018]

MNAR Digital (Museo Nacional de Arte Romano)
ISSN: 2341-1554
 publicaciones

MNAR Digital es una publicación online dedicada a la divulgación de temas de museología y museografía, que pretende dar a conocer al público en general la actividad cotidiana de nuestro Museo. MNAR Digital tiene una periodicidad trimestral. Con un formato digital, la accesibilidad a los contenidos de la publicación es abierta y total, haciéndose realidad a través de la web del MNAR o suscribiéndose a la misma, mediante correo electrónico a la dirección mnar.digital@gmail.com.
Boletín 0 MNAR Digital 0. Febrero de 2014. Mérida, 2014.

Open Access Journal: Mizan: Journal for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations

Mizan: Journal for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations
E-ISSN: 2472-5919
Mizan is a digital initiative dedicated to encouraging informed public discourse and interdisciplinary scholarship on the culture and history of Muslim societies. We provide a platform for exploring and engaging with important topics pertaining to Muslim societies past and present.

Our Vision

Mizan is dedicated to fostering public scholarship and supporting and promoting research on Muslim societies across the world. We bring a fair, unbiased perspective to bear on current events and contemporary debates concerning all aspects of Islamic history, religion, and culture. We seek to encourage and contribute to informed public discourse by providing academic resources and accessible commentary on subjects of contemporary relevance and abiding significance.
The Mizan initiative is distinguished by the broad-ranging interdisciplinary approaches we foster; the scholarly expertise we bring to commentary on current events and the study of the Islamic world; and the breadth of cultural expressions from Muslim societies we investigate, commemorate, and celebrate. We seek to make research into the background to Islam’s emergence as a global civilization and the history, texts, and classic cultural expressions of Muslim identity relevant for a contemporary audience. Features and articles on Mizan bridge past and present, drawing classical literature, visual culture, law, and devotional forms into conversation with the popular culture of modern Muslim societies.
We seek to approach the history and culture of Muslim societies in an unbiased way, without preference for any sectarian perspective, and to avoid essentialism and the privileging of any particular orthodoxy or orthopraxy. We seek to promote an appreciation for transregional and cosmopolitan perspectives and promote pluralism and open dialogue. By fostering objective, responsible, balanced discussion and scholarly inquiry, we seek to contribute to improving online discourse about Muslim societies and culture.
The results of our inquiry are published under a Creative Commons license, as we believe that making the results of scholarly research and discussion openly available to educators, researchers, the media, and the general public is the best way for us to maximize our impact on scholarship and public discourse.

Volume 2   Diamond Graphic

 2017  /

 Issue 1

The Evolution and Uses of the Stories of the Prophets


Volume 1   Diamond Graphic

 2016  /

 Issue 1

The Islamic State in Historical and Comparative Perspective

Open Accces Journal: Studia academica Šumenensia

 [First posted in AWOL 11 May 2017, updated 17 December 2018]

Studia academica Šumenensia
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The main purpose of this periodical is to allow various topics of the history and archaeology of the Balkans and South– Eastern Europe which are quite often highly controversial to be discussed by the broader scholarly of the region. This is why the SAŠ is published entirely in international languages – English, German, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish. In order to broaden the range of the discussion, an interdisciplinary approach will be employed and historians, archaeologists, classicists, epigraphists etc. will be invited and most welcomed.
Vol.
Year
Title
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2014
THE EMPIRE AND BARBARIANS IN SOUTH-EASTERN  EUROPE IN LATE ANTIQUITY AND EARLY MIDDLE AGES
2
2015
CHRISTIANITY IN SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE (CIVILIZATIONAL AND POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE)
3
2016
TRANSITION FROM LATE PAGANISM TO EARLY CHRISTIANITY IN THE ARCHITECTURE AND ART IN THE BALKANS
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2016
PhD SUPPLEMENTUM
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2017
TRANSITION FROM LATE PAGANISM TO EARLY CHRISTIANITY IN THE ARCHITECTURE AND ART IN THE BALKANS. KRASSIMIR KALCHEV IN MEMORIAM (1954-2004)
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2018
CONTRIBUTION TO BYZANTINE SIGILLOGRAPHY

Texts Added to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG®) on August 11, 2018

Texts Added to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG®) on August 11, 2018
0086 ARISTOTELES et CORPUS ARISTOTELICUM Phil.
2062 JOANNES CHRYSOSTOMUS Scr. Eccl.
2598 PROCOPIUS Scr. Eccl. et Rhet.
2701 GEORGIUS PISIDES Poeta
2709 Joannes MAUROPUS Rhet. et Poeta
2714 THEODORUS STUDITES Theol. et Scr. Eccl.
3190 Nicolaus MESARITES Rhet.
3196 Constantinus ACROPOLITES Rhet. et Hagiogr.
3212 Manuel GABALAS Philol. et Theol.
3229 BESSARION Theol. et Rhet.
4013 SIMPLICIUS Phil.
4028 STEPHANUS Byzantius Gramm.
4083 EUSTATHIUS Thessalonicensis Scr. Eccl. et Philol.
4418 Simon ATUMANUS Epist. et Scr. Eccl.
4458 Matthaeus CANTACUZENUS Epist. et Phil.
5154 PASSIO MARTYRUM DECEM Hagiogr.
5155 PASSIO SANCTAE AGNETIS Hagiogr.
5332 EUCHOLOGIA Liturg. et Hymn.
5333 NOVELLAE ET CHRYSOBULLA IMPERATORUM POST JUSTINIANUM Jurisprud. et Legal.
5334 CODEX CIVILIS MOLDAVIAE et VALACHIAE Jurisprud. et Legal.
5512 HISTORIA IMPERATORUM TURCORUM Chronogr.
9022 Joannes TZETZES Gramm. et Poeta
9041 Demetrius PEPAGOMENUS Med.
9046 Anastasius GORDIUS Epist. et Theol.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Open Access Journal: Damqãtum: The CEHAO News letter/ El Boletín de Noticias del CEHAO

[First posted in AWOL 9 September 2009. Updated 16 December 2018]

Damqatum: THE CEHAO NEWSLETTER/ EL BOLETÍN DE NOTICIAS DEL CEHAO
CEHAO
Damqatum es el boletín de noticias del CEHAO editado tanto en castellano como en inglés, con el que se busca acercar la comunidad científica al público en general, para lo cual se realizan entrevistas a destacados académicos y se promueven o informa sobre diversas actividades tanto de extensión como de grado y posgrado, como exposiciones, congresos, jornadas y seminarios.

Se aceptan todo tipo de contribuciones y/o información sobre eventos destacados sobre la historia de antiguo Cercano Oriente.
Damqatum is the CEHAO newsletter, edited in Spanish and English. The newsletter endeavors to present scholarly topics to the general public, publishing interviews to prestigious scholars and promoting or informing academic and extra-curricular activities, such as expositions, congresses, workshops and seminars
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Damqatum accepts all kinds of contributions and/or information on important events of the history of the ancient Near East.


Open Access Journal: Antiquity Now Newsletter

 [First posted in AWOL 27 January 2015, updated 16 December 2018]

Antiquity Now Newsletter
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The mission of AntiquityNOW is to raise awareness of the importance of preserving our cultural heritage by demonstrating how antiquity’s legacy influences and shapes our lives today and for generations to come.

AntiquityNOW carries out its mission through public engagement, educational programs and advocacy on behalf of our collective world heritage.

The goal of AntiquityNOW is to illustrate that humankind’s commonalities are stronger than its differences, and to share this knowledge to promote mutual understanding, tolerance and peaceful co-existence among our global family.
Quarterly Newsletter– February 2016
Quarterly Newsletter– July 2015
Quarterly Newsletter– April 2015
Quarterly Newsletter– January 2015
Newsletter Blog Recap– September 2014
Newsletter Blog Recap– April 2014
Newsletter Blog Recap– March 2014
Newsletter Blog Recap– February 2014
Newsletter Blog Recap– January 2014
Newsletter: Blog Recap– December 2013
Newsletter: Keeping the Ancient Current– September 2013
Newsletter: Keeping the Ancient Current– August 2013
Newsletter: Keeping the Ancient Current– June 2013
Newsletter: Keeping the Ancient Current– May 2013

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Open Access Journal: Newsletter Osirisnet

Newsletter Osirisnet
The Osirisnet monthly newsletter covers everything about Ancient Egypt.
It is free, and there are no advertisements.
Readers will also be advised of all new Osirisnet publications.

Newsletters since 2001

Constructing monuments, perceiving monumentality and the economics of building: Theoretical and methodological approaches to the built environment

Constructing monuments, perceiving monumentality and the economics of building: Theoretical and methodological approaches to the built environment

Edited by Ann Brysbaert, Victor Klinkenberg, Anna Gutiérrez Garcia-M., Irene Vikatou | 2018

ISBN: 9789088906961

In many societies monuments are associated with dynamic socio-economic and political processes that these societies underwent and/or instrumentalised. Due to the often large human and other resources input involved in their construction and maintenance, such constructions form an useful research target in order to investigate both their associated societies as well as the underlying processes that generated differential construction levels. Monumental constructions may physically remain the same for some time but certainly not forever. The actual meaning, too, that people associate with these may change regularly due to changing contexts in which people perceived, assessed, and interacted with such constructions.
These changes of meaning may occur diachronically, geographically but also socially. Realising that such shifts may occur forces us to rethink the meaning and the roles that past technologies may play in constructing, consuming and perceiving something monumental. In fact, it is through investigating the processes, the practices of building and crafting, and selecting the specific locales in which these activities took place, that we can argue convincingly that meaning may already become formulated while the form itself is still being created. As such, meaning-making and -giving may also influence the shaping of the monument in each of its facets: spatially, materially, technologically, socially and diachronically.
This volume varies widely in regional and chronological focus and forms a useful manual to studying both the acts of building and the constructions themselves across cultural contexts. A range of theoretical and practical methods are discussed, and papers illustrate that these are applicable to both small or large architectural expressions, making it useful for scholars investigating urban, architectural, landscape and human resources in archaeological and historical contexts. The ultimate goal of this book is to place architectural studies, in which people’s interactions with each other and material resources are key, at the crossing of both landscape studies and material culture studies, where it belongs.
Editors’ Biographies
List of contributors
Editors’ Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations used in references
Part 1. Theoretical and practical considerations on monumentality
Constructing monuments, perceiving monumentality. Introduction
Ann Brysbaert
Mounds and monumentality in Neolithic Europe
Chris Scarre
Architectural conspicuous consumption and design as social strategy in the Argolid during the Mycenaean period
Kalliopi Efkleidou
Outer Worlds Inside
Lesley McFadyen
Part 2. Methodological approaches to studying architecture
Interpreting architecture from a survey context: recognising monumental structures.
Yannick Boswinkel
Three-dimensional documentation of architecture and archaeology in the field: combining intensive total station drawing and photogrammetry
Jari Pakkanen
Set in stone at the Mycenaean Acropolis of Athens. Documentation with 3D integrated methodologies 
Elisavet P. Sioumpara
Labour mobilization and architectural energetics in the North Cemetery at Ayios Vasilios, Laconia, Greece
Sofia Voutsaki, Youp van den Beld, Yannick de Raaff
Part 3. Architectural energetics methods and applications
Comparative labour rates in cross-cultural contexts
Daniel R. Turner
Rethinking monumentality in Teotihuacan, Mexico
Maria Torras Freixa
Economic choice in Roman construction: case studies from Ostia
Janet DeLaine
Large-scale building in early imperial Tarraco (Tarragona, Spain) and the dynamics behind the creation of a Roman provincial capital landscape
Anna Gutiérrez Garcia-M., Maria Serena Vinci
Building materials, construction processes and labour: The Temple of Isis in Pompeii
Cathalin Recko
The construction process of the republican city walls of Aquileia (northeastern Italy): a case study of the quantitative analysis on ancient buildings
Jacopo Bonetto, Caterina Previato
Index