Thursday, January 17, 2019

Open Access Journal: Le Bulletin de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale (BIFAO)

[First posted in AWOL 6 July 2009. Updated 17 January 2019]

n.b. BIFAO is is now also beginning to emerge at Open EditionVolume 1116 (2017) appeared there in early December 2018.

Le Bulletin de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale (BIFAO)
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Le BIFAO est maintenant disponible en ligne pour tous les numéros jusqu’au 100 (2000). Le site rassemble près de 1 650 articles pour un total de plus de 35 000 pages de texte et d’illustrations, permettant l’accès direct aux numéros de la revue qui sont actuellement pour une très grande part épuisés. Ce site est destiné à être mis à jour régulièrement. Les sommaires de tous les numéros (1 à 111) sont également accessibles sur ce site.  
Issu d’un projet lancé par l’Ifao en 2001, cet outil de recherche est le fruit de la collaboration, au sein de l’institut, de l’imprimerie, du service des publications et du service informatique. La première phase, réalisée à l’imprimerie, a consisté à scanner les 95 premiers volumes du Bulletin de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale, puis à appliquer aux fichiers obtenus le traitement optique de reconnaissance des caractères. Les numéros récents déjà disponibles sous forme électronique ont été ajoutés. Le service des publications a effectué ensuite la relecture et la correction des tables des matières. L’ensemble des données a ensuite été transmis au service informatique qui a réalisé l’indexation du texte et sa mise en ligne.
Volumes up to and including 117 (2018) are open access:
auteurs titre pagestaille fichier
Collombert (Philippe), Schuler (François) Jean Jacquet (1921-2016) p. 1-85.3 Mb BIFAO117_art_01.pdf
Abou Zaid (Omar) A New Discovery of Catacomb in Qurnet Murai at Thebes p. 9-270.9 Mb BIFAO117_art_02.pdf
Arnette (Marie-Lys) La gémellité biologique dans l’Égypte ancienne. Synthèse des cas potentiels p. 29-751.2 Mb BIFAO117_art_03.pdf
Ashour (Sobhi), Hassan (Ahmed) A Terracotta Portrait-Head of Alexander the Great from Karanis p. 77-860.2 Mb BIFAO117_art_04.pdf
Boud’Hors (Anne), Delattre (Alain), Berkes (Lajos), Chang (Ruey-Lin), Garel (Esther), Gascou (Jean), Marthot (Isabelle), OchaŁa (Grzegorz), Vanthieghem (Naïm) Un nouveau départ pour les archives de Papas. Papyrus coptes et grecs de la jarre d’Edfou  p. 87-1241.9 Mb BIFAO117_art_05.pdf
Charloux (Guillaume), Ali Abady Mahmoud (Mona), Angevin (Raphaël), Biston-Moulin (Sébastien), Marchand (Sylvie), Mohamed Sayed Elnasseh (Ahmed), Pfingsttag (Florian), Pirou (Florie), Roberson (Joshua), Thiers (Christophe), Zignani (Pierre) Le temple « primitif » de Ptah à Karnak p. 125-1594.5 Mb BIFAO117_art_06.pdf
Desclaux (Vanessa) La syntaxe des appels aux vivants p. 161-2020.7 Mb BIFAO117_art_07.pdf
Ebel (Anke), Lurson (Benoît), Mourot (Franck) Un dépôt de fondation découvert dans le temple de Touy. Étude micro-stratigraphique, étude céramologique et étude de synthèse p. 203-2372.5 Mb BIFAO117_art_08.pdf
Eschenbrenner-Diemer (Gersande) Un nouvel éclairage sur l’artisanat du bois dans la région Memphis/Fayoum. La collection statuaire du musée d’Ethnographie de Neuchâtel p. 239-2600.6 Mb BIFAO117_art_09.pdf
Hassan (Khaled) An 18th Dynasty Writing-Board from Saqqara in the Cairo Museum (Prophecy of Neferti – CG 25224, JE 32972) p. 261-2801.8 Mb BIFAO117_art_10.pdf
Hassan (Khaled) The Longest Visitor’s Ostracon Concerning the Temple of Deir el-Bahri. A Recombination of Two Pieces, Ostraca Cairo 430 and 432 p. 281-2920.4 Mb BIFAO117_art_11.pdf
Motte (Aurore) Reden und Rufe, a Neglected Genre? Towards a Definition of the Speech Captions in Private Tombs p. 293-3170.7 Mb BIFAO117_art_12.pdf
Nasr El-Dine (Hassan) Bronzes d’ibis conservés au Musée égyptien du Caire p. 319-3270.3 Mb BIFAO117_art_13.pdf
Preys (René) Le cas « Philométor » dans les temples égyptiens p. 329-3561 Mb BIFAO117_art_14.pdf
Ragazzoli (Chloé)  Présence divine et obscurité de la tombe au Nouvel Empire. À propos des graffiti des tombes TT 139 et TT 112 à Thèbes (avec édition et commentaire) p. 357-4073.3 Mb BIFAO117_art_15.pdf
See also the list of open access IFAO Périodiques en ligne

HOMER'S ILIAD XXX: A Lexicon of Proper Names (and adjectives)

HOMER'S ILIAD XXX: A Lexicon of Proper Names (and adjectives)
The text from the Iliad (Munro-Allen 1902), and the lemmatization, comes from the Perseus Treebank (Celano, Crane, Almas: 2015 https://perseusdl.github.io/treebank_data/).
The definitions come from the digital versions of the following lexica, via the Perseus Project The order of the list is relevant: if a word appears in one lexicon, it is no longer searched for.
  • 1: Autenrieth
  • 2: MiddleLiddell
  • 3: Slater
  • 4: LSJ
  • 5: DGE
  • 6: Perseus “Short Definitions”
  • 7: Perseus “Words and definitions”
CC: Daniel Riaño Rufilanchas danielrianno@gmail.com

Greek Lexica for Students and Readers (Test)

Greek Lexica for Students and Readers (Test)
This site is intended as a repository of dictionaries for readers of Ancient Greek Texts. The idea is that your reading of a text will be a much better experience the least time you need to look up for the words on the dictionary, but you need to use the dictionary! Currently this is only a test. In time, it will develop into a place where students and readers will be able to download (and upload, too) lexica tailored for their readings of the Greek classics. To test the idea and the design, here you can download the lexicon for the first book of the Iliad. Lexica come in two flavours: extended and short (see description below), and each flavour has two versions, pdf or epub.
Please note that, as of now, the lexica contains many mistakes. Some of them come from mishaps in the digital transcription of the texts, or errata in lemmatization, and some of them are my own.

Please, send your comments and ideas to Daniel!
The contents of this site are CC by Daniel Riaño Rufilanchas
Please, send your comments and ideas to Daniel!
The contents of this site are CC by Daniel Riaño Rufilanchas

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Open Access Journal: ARIT Newsletter

 [First posted in AWOL 4 December 2009. Updated 16 January 2019]

ARIT Newsletter
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Twice a year the Institute publishes the ARIT Newsletter, distributed widely in the academic community and among the Friends of ARIT. It provides information about the ARIT's recent activities and programs, including the news from each center, research reports from recent fellows in Turkey, lists of current fellows and donors.

Volume 61, 2018
      - Fundraising successes and needs
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Istanbul Library at Bibliopera; American Board Archives development
      - Ankara supports local conference on islands of the Byzantine Mediterranean and a writing workshop for students.
      - ARIT fellows reports: Ottoman textiles and cheese-making in northeastern Turkey.
Volume 60, Winter 2017-2018
      - New location for ARIT Istanbul
      - ARIT Ankara collaborates to present programs to protect cultural heritage. 

      - Hanfmann and Mellink fellows' symposium. 
      - Research reports: ARIT fellows report on archaeological and archival research.
Volume 59, Spring 2016
      - Research in Turkey continues.
      - ARIT helps develop programs to protect heritage. 

      - SALT Galata in Istanbul exhibits materials from the American Board Archive. 
     
- The Sardis Symphony debuts at the Temple of Artemis. 

      - Research reports: ARIT fellow reports on contemporary synagogue liturgy in Istanbul.

Volume 58, Spring 2015

      - Studies related to Turkey grow, along with ARIT institutional membership
      - ARIT Istanbul opens new on-line access to American Board archives and library materials
      - ARIT Ankara director presents at the 20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists
and facilitates programs on cultural heritage protection
      - Research reports: On social complexity and crop production at chalcolithic Çadır Höyük and on Looking over Ottoman readers' shoulders.
Volume 57, Fall 2014
      - ARIT and the NEH.
      - ARIT Istanbul Friends initiate the John Freely Fellowship Fund.
      - ARIT welcomes additional new institutional members.
      - Research report: Subsistence and Ritual as evidenced by bone remains in southern Cappadocia.
Volume 56, Spring 2014
      - Reflections on ARIT's 50th.
      - ARIT welcomes additional new institutional members.
      - Research reports: Statistics and reform in contemporary Turkey; the musical life of two Bektashi communities; Ottoman physical culture.
Volume 55, Spring 2013
      - 2014 is ARIT's 50th year: reflecting on past accomplishments and future plans.
     
 - ARIT welcomes additional new institutional member
      - New publication: writings of Dr. Toni M. Cross
      - Research reports: library collections of Ottoman Sufi scholars; Armenian churches in Istanbul.
Volume 54, Fall 2012
      - ARIT plans adaptations to reduced funding
     
 - ARIT welcomes five new institutional members
      - Research report: Classical architects of Asia Minor; Authenticating Eyüp in Istanbul.
Volume 53, Spring 2012
      
- ARIT's funding worries continue
     
 - ARIT Istanbul Library acquires the massive archive of the American Board of Missions
      - ARIT Ankara director reports on Turkish fellows traveling to Greece
      - Research report: Early Republican political cartoons
Volume 52, Fall 2011
      - ARIT loses much of its federal support for overseas operations and programs
      - ARIT Istanbul Library posts publications from the Library of the American Board of Missions on-line
      - ARIT Ankara director shares new developments concerning permits for U.S. archaeological excavations and surveys
      - Research report: Byzantine shipwreck explored
Volume 51, Spring 2011
      - ARIT Istanbul facilities and developments
      - Library of the American Board of Missions at ARIT Istanbul
      - ARIT Ankara names Coulson - Cross Aegean Exchange fellows for 2011
      - Research reports:  Ottoman Women, Legal Reform, and Social Change; Spanish Moriscos in the Ottoman realm
Volume 50, Fall 2010
      - Local Archives and Libraries of Overseas Research Centers (LAORC) launches new database on the Digital Library for International Research (DLIR)
      - Access to research facilities in Istanbul
      - ARIT facilitates cooperation with new permit procedures for archaeological projects
      - Research reports:  Religion and politics and the Ottoman-Iranian border; Polychromy of Roman marble sculpture from Aphrodisias
Volume 49, Spring 2010
      - Meet the new ARIT President
      - New ARIT Turkish fellows pursue a broad range of research projects
      - Archaeologists adapt to new excavation regulations
      - Research reports:  Late Antique Portrait Sculpture; Perspectives of German-Turkish return migrants.
Volume 48, Fall 2009
      - ARIT President Sams recounts his presidency that is coming to an end
      - ARIT center affiliates have diverse backgrounds and interests
      - ARIT Ankara and Cypriot American Archaeological Research Institute exchange scholar/directors
      - Research reports:  Piracy in the Ottoman Mediterranean; Hittite conception of space.
Volume 47, Spring 2009
      - ARIT Mellon Fellows contributions.
      - New tours and sites in Turkey
      - Machteld J. Mellink remembered in Ankara
      - Research report:  A study of Ottoman deeds in Çorum yields detailed histories.
Volume 46, Fall 2008
       - ARIT Ankara director changes: farewell to Baha Yildirim, greetings to Elif Denel.
       - Turkish Language programs and fellowships program grow
       - ARIT continues to seek new facilities for the Istanbul center
       - Research reports:  Ottoman military levies; Little Ice Age crisis in Ottoman lands.
Volume 45, Spring 2008
        - ARIT begins building a library endowment with the help of the NEH Endowment Challenge grant.
        - Kress Foundation fellows cited; Turkish fellowships program grows
        - ARIT seeks new facilities for the Istanbul center
        - Research reports:  Turkish Alevism; Greek pottery at Gordion.
Volume 44, Fall 2007
        - ARIT wins NEH Endowment Challenge grant to upgrade libraries.
        - Joukowsky Family Foundation supports publication of fellows' research.
        - Research reports:  Suleyman the Lawgiver; Cultural Debates in Istanbul Recording Studios.
Volume 43, Spring 2007
        - Ankara Library receives Mellink collection and expands.
        - Expanded intensive Department of State Turkish language programs continue.
        - Research reports:  The Making of the National Identity in Ottoman Macedonia; The Tektaş Burnu Shipwreck.
Volume 42, Fall 2006
        - The Council of American Overseas Research Centers marks twenty-five years.
        - New Department of State funding supports advanced language study in Turkey for U.S. beginning students.
        - List of ARIT Fellowships for 2006-2007.
        - Research report:  The Architectural Patronage of Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad
Volume 41, Spring 2006
       - Machteld Johanna Mellink remembrance.
       - New legal status for ARIT in Turkey in process.
       - Annual Fund drive.
       - Research reports:  Thracian Names and the Greek Epigraphic Evidence in East Thrace and Asia Minor; Secularizations and their Discontents:  a Cross-National Study;        The Civil Basilica of Aphrodisias.   
Volume 40, Fall 2005
        - George and Ilse Hanfmann Fellowship Program.
        - Increased research activities in libraries and hostels in both Ankara and Istanbul.
        - List of ARIT Fellowships for 2005-2006.
        - Research report:  Roman urbanism in southwestern Turkey; history of the Sabbatian communities.    
 Volume 39, Spring 2005
        - The Turkish Cultural Foundation offers new support for Turkish fellows in Turkey.
        - Increased support means more Turkish fellows supported in the program administered by the Istanbul Dernek.
        - Aegean Exchange fellows plan their research projects in Greece.
        - Annual fund drive.
        - Research Report:  Byzantine-Ottoman 'overlap' architecture in Turkey. 

Volume 38, Fall 2004
        - William D. E. Coulson - Toni M. Cross Aegean Exchange gains permanent funding through the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
        - Changes in the laws guiding applications for research permissions occupy directors in both centers.
        - List of ARIT Fellowships for 2004-2005.
        - Research report:  ancient wine-making in Turkey.    
Volume 37, Spring 2004
        - Interest in U.S.-based research in Turkey on the increase; research are programs thriving.
        - New Turkish law changes the process for foreigners applying for research permissions.  
        - Hanfmann Fellows travel abroad to carry out varied research projects; the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Consulate in Ankara continues to support the Aegean Exchange Program.
        - Research report:  prehistoric dietary habits examined through micro-wear analysis.
ARIT Newsletter Archive:
Volume 36, Fall 2003 Volume 18, Fall 1994
Volume 35, Spring 2003 Volume 17, Spring 1994
Volume 34, Fall 2002 Volume 16, Fall 1993
Volume 33, Spring 2002 Volume 15, Spring 1993
Volume 32, Fall 2001 Volume 14, Fall 1992
Volume 31, Spring 2001 Volume 13, Spring 1992
Volume 30, Fall 2000 Volume 12, Fall 1990
Volume 29, Spring 2000 Volume 11, Spring 1990
Volume 28, Fall 1999 Volume 10, Fall 1989
Volume 27, Spring 1999 Volume 8-9, 1988-1989
Volume 26, Fall 1998 Volume 7, 1988
Volume 25, Spring 1998 Volume 6, 1987.2
Volume 24, Fall 1997 Volume 5, 1987.1
Volume 23, Spring 1997 Volume 4, 1980
Volume 22, Fall 1996 Volume 3, 1977
Volume 21, Spring 1996 Volume 2, 1976
Volume 20, Fall 1995 Volume 1, 1975
Volume 19, Spring 1995

Augustus and the Campus Martius in Rome: the Emperor's Rôle as Pharaoh of Egypt and Julius Caesar's Calendar Reform; the Montecitorio Obelisk, the Meridian Line, the Ara Pacis, and the Mausoleum Augusti in Honour of Eugenio La Rocca on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday.

HÄUBER, Chrystina (2017): Augustus and the Campus Martius in Rome: the Emperor's Rôle as Pharaoh of Egypt and Julius Caesar's Calendar Reform; the Montecitorio Obelisk, the Meridian Line, the Ara Pacis, and the Mausoleum Augusti in Honour of Eugenio La Rocca on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday. With Contributions by Nicola Barbagli, Frederick E. Brenk, Amanda Claridge, Filippo Coarelli, Luca Sasso D'Elia, Vincent Jolivet, Franz Xaver Schütz, and Raimund Wünsche and Comments by Rafed El-Sayed, Angelo Geißen, John Pollini, Rose Mary Sheldon, R.R.R. Smith, Walter Trillmich, Miguel John Versluys, and T.P. Wiseman, FORTVNA PAPERS vol. II (München: Hochschule München, 2017).

Open Culture's List of Free Courses in Ancient History, Literature & Philosophy

[First posted in AWOL 15 January 2015, updated 16 January 2019]

Open Culture's List of Free Courses in Ancient History, Literature & Philosophy
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History & Literature

Philosophy

unfoldingWord Hebrew Grammar

unfoldingWord Hebrew Grammar

Introduction

The unfoldingWord Hebrew Grammar (UHG) is a Biblical Hebrew reference grammar based on the morphology codes that appear in the Open Scriptures Hebrew Bible (OSHB). It enables the global Church to gain the best possible understanding of the Hebrew grammar of the Old Testament.

Rationale

The rationale behind creating the first version of the UHG was to provide an openly licensed and up to date reference grammar for direct use with the OSHB. Such a grammar may be used in software to provide students and translators of Scripture with up to date and accurate descriptions of Hebrew grammar on an as needed basis. Because the articles are directly patterned after the morphological categories of the OSHB, it is easy for software to link directly to them.

Methodology

A team of scholars and technicians worked together to create and revise each of the articles in the UHG over the course of a year and a half. The creation process included individuals drafting glossary and article entries for each grammatical topic and then a series of peer reviews of each. Several meetings were held to help standardize the format of the articles and to discuss difficult issues as they arose.
The differentiation between the glossary entries and the articles is similar to the approach of many Wikipedia articles. The glossary entry is a one or two sentence summary of the grammatical topic, while the article goes into much more detail and includes several examples. This has the effect of being useful in a pop up or tooltip in software applications, which may provide immediate access to the glossary in the pop up and then link to the full article.
A unique design goal was to make the language of the grammar as simple as possible so that the resource can more easily be translated into the Gateway Languages of the world. This should also have the effect of rendering the grammar accessible to people of varied educational backgrounds and varied proficiency in the English language.
The work was completed using an online content creation and translation platform, the Door43 Content Service. Because of this, all the work is under revision control, you can go back and see the commit history if you’d like (it totals over 2500 commits at the time of writing).