Monday, February 19, 2018

Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri (DCLP) News

Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri (DCLP) News
We are pleased to announce the first release of the Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri (DCLP), a comprehensive, searchable and browsable digital collection of literary and subliterary texts surviving on papyrus and other portable materials from Egypt and other areas of the ancient Mediterranean. The project was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft within their Bilateral Digital Humanities Programm and directed by Roger Bagnall and myself. In addition to the core team, represented by James Cowey, Tom Elliott, Holger Essler, Carmen Lanz, and Marcel Keller, we received crucial support from Willy Clarysse and Mark Depauw in Leuven, who furnished the nearly 15,000 Leuven Database of Ancient Books files that serve as the descriptive backbone of each record. Further assistance was given by the Anagnosis project in Würzburg, Nicola Reggiani and the Corpus of Greek Medical Papyri project at the University of Parma, Gianluca Del Mastro and the the Centro Internazionale per lo Studio dei Papiri Ercolanesi in Naples, Daniel Riaño (Madrid), Julia Lougovaya (Heidelberg), Valeria Piano (Florence), Dot Porter, and Winona Salewsky. Josh Sosin, Hugh Cayless and Ryan Baumann at Duke University's Collaboratory for Classics Computing deserve special thanks for their help transferring the code stack to Heidelberg and their work reintegrating DCLP into the environment. Once we have completed integration testing, will serve as the DCLP home.
DCLP has produced both software and digital content of value to scholars who work with ancient literature and book culture (e.g., classical philologists, theologians, and ancient historians). Nearly 15,000 fragments of ancient literary works have been documented in the form of open, digital "metadata" records available online on the DCLP demonstration website, and nearly 1,000 searchable texts have been encoded and incorporated into these records to date.
Examples can be found here:
School tablet with Pythagoras sententia and conjugation paradigm
The website itself constitutes another important output of the project: a version of the software that powers, customized for the specific needs of literary papyri. In addition to the, all DCLP code and data are openly available from
DCLP texts can be searched together with DDbDP documents, which is in fact the default search setting, or alone as a single corpus. To limit a search only to DCLP, select “All DCLP records” in the drop-down menu under “Collection,” or click here. The interface itself will be familiar to anyone who has used and offers several browsing options, including by Author/Work, Series, and TM Number. TM browse is only a temporary service; in the future, users will be able to search by specific TM numbers.
As with, DCLP is community supported. We welcome submissions by colleagues and students around the world in the form of updated metadata, Greek or Latin texts, emendation proposals, new or re-editions of texts. In particular, we are interested in increasing the number of transcriptions of previously published papyri.
If you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me.
Best wishes,
Rodney Ast 
Institut f. Papyrologie 
Universität Heidelberg 
Marstallstrasse 6 69117 

Open Access Journal: E-Codices Newsletter

E-Codices Newsletter
Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland
The goal of the e-codices project is to provide access to all medieval and selected early modern manuscripts of Switzerland via a virtual library. On the e-codices site, complete digital reproductions of the manuscripts are linked with corresponding scholarly descriptions. Our aim is to serve not only manuscript researchers, but also interested members of the general public.

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      Sunday, February 18, 2018

      Open Access Journal: Revue d'Histoire des Textes (RHT)

      Revue d'Histoire des Textes (RHT)
      Print ISSN: 0373-6075  
      Online ISSN: 2507-0185
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      The Revue d’histoire des textes is published by the IRHT. It covers a vast chronological and geographic realm; it focuses on texts composed before 1500 from the Latin, Greek, Romance and oriental linguistic domains. It publishes preliminary material for critical editions as well as studies on the whole of a given textual tradition, illustrated as necessary by the edition of short texts and of previousy unpublished fragments. An index of all the manuscripts cited makes each volume a valuable tool for authors of catalogues, as well as for cultural historians and, in general, for all those interested in the transmission of intellectual heritage. 

      La Revue d’histoire des textes est publiée par l'IRHT. Elle couvre un très vaste domaine, chronologique et géographique; elle s'intéresse aux textes des domaines linguistiques grec, latin, roman et orientaux, composés avant l’an 1500. Elle publie des matériaux préliminaires à des éditions critiques et des études portant sur l'ensemble d’une tradition textuelle, illustrées au besoin par l'édition de textes courts et de fragments inédits. Un index des manuscrits cités fait de chaque volume un instrument de travail précieux pour les auteurs de catalogues, aussi bien que pour les historiens de la culture et, en général, pour tous ceux qu'intéresse la transmission du patrimoine intellectuel. 
      Five year moving wall for open access
      2010 - 2017
      2006 - 2009
      Volume 1
      Open Access Volume 1 (pp.i–352).

      Open Access Journal: Bulletin de l'Association Pro Aventico

       [First posted in AWOL 17 October 2014, updated 18 February 2018]

      Bulletin de l'Association Pro Aventico
      ISSN: 1015-115X

      Le "Bulletin de l'Association Pro Aventico" (BPA) est l?organe de publication des activités du Site et Musée romains d?Avenches ; il paraît depuis 1887. Il contient des contributions scientifiques relatives aux fouilles, aux monuments et à tous sujets scientifiques touchant de près ou de loin Aventicum.

      L'"Association Pro Aventico" a été fondée en 1885 par un groupe de savants soucieux de sauvegarder le site d'Aventicum, la capitale de l?Helvétie romaine. Des fouilles systématiques furent entreprises et publiées régulièrement dans le "Bulletin de l?Association Pro Aventico". L?organisation des fouilles ayant passé aux mains de la "Fondation Pro Aventico" en 1964, l?Association a gardé pour tâche principale de promouvoir les publications scientifiques et de haute vulgarisation tendant à faire connaître les résultats des fouilles.
      1. Volume 56 (2014)
      2. Volume 55 (2013)
      3. Volume 54 (2012)
      4. Volume 53 (2011)
      5. Volume 52 (2010)
      6. Volume 51 (2009)
      7. Volume 50 (2008)
      8. Volume 49 (2007)
      9. Volume 48 (2006)
      10. Volume 47 (2005)
      11. Volume 46 (2004)
      12. Volume 45 (2003)
      13. Volume 44 (2002)
      14. Volume 43 (2001)
      15. Volume 42 (2000)
      16. Volume 41 (1999)
      17. Volume 40 (1998)
      18. Volume 39 (1997)
      19. Volume 38 (1996)
      20. Volume 37 (1995)
      21. Volume 36 (1994)
      22. Volume 35 (1993)
      23. Volume 34 (1992)
      24. Volume 33 (1991)
      25. Volume 32 (1990)
      26. Volume 31 (1989)
      27. Volume 30 (1988)
      28. Volume 29 (1985)
      29. Volume 28 (1984)
      30. Volume 27 (1982)
      31. Volume 26 (1981)
      32. Volume 25 (1980)
      33. Volume 24 (1976)
      34. Volume 23 (1975)
      35. Volume 22 (1974)
      36. Volume 21 (1970)
      37. Volume 20 (1969)
      38. Volume 19 (1967)
      39. Volume 18 (1961)
      40. Volume 17 (1957)
      41. Volume 16 (1954)
      42. Volume 15 (1951)
      43. Volume 14 (1944)
      44. Volume 13 (1917)
      45. Volume 12 (1914)
      46. Volume 11 (1912)
      47. Volume 10 (1910)
      48. Volume 9 (1907)
      49. Volume 8 (1903)
      50. Volume 7 (1897)
      51. Volume 6 (1894)
      52. Volume 5 (1894)
      53. Volume 4 (1891)
      54. Volume 3 (1890)
      55. Volume 2 (1888)
      56. Volume 1 (1887)