Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Lexical Texts

Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Lexical Texts
Archaic Vessels list
DCCLT publishes editions of cuneiform lexical texts from all periods of Mesopotamian history.
Individual manuscripts in catalogue8126
Composite texts in catalogue300
Individual witnesses transliterated4372
Composite texts transliterated136
Individual witnesses lemmatized1344
Composite texts lemmatized40
Number of words in corpus360549

Open Access Monograph Series: Digital Biblical Studies

Digital Biblical Studies
ISSN: 2452-0586
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The series aims to publish the latest research at the intersection of Digital Humanities and Biblical Studies, Ancient Judaism, and Early Christianity in order to demonstrate the transformation of research, teaching, cognition and the economy of knowledge in digital culture. In particular, DBS investigates and evaluates the practices and methodologies of Digital Humanities as applied to texts, inscriptions, archaeological data, and scholarship related to these fields.

The primary areas of focus are the digital edition of ancient manuscripts, the evolution of research between big data and close reading, the visualization of data, and the epistemological transformation of ancient studies through digital culture. DBS will encompass collected essays as well as monographs, with a particular emphasis on cutting-edge research. Several ancient languages are in the scope of the series, including ancient Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Arabic, Coptic, and Syriac.

Astronomical Diaries Digital

Astronomical Diaries Digital

The Astronomical Diaries (ADs) are a set of cuneiform tablets recording a variety of observed celestial, climatic, ecological, and economic phenomena, as well as giving accounts of historical events. They constitute one of the largest collections of observational data available from the Ancient World, consisting of more than 1,000 tablets and fragments dating from ca. 650-60 BCE. The texts are being published in an ongoing endeavor since the 1980s.
The ADs are a unique example of data gathering for the purpose of establishing an empirical basis for both astronomical and astrological prediction. The better part of the information contained usually relates to celestial – astronomical and meteorological – observations, and in particular to the position of the moon in the ecliptic during each night of a Babylonian lunar month. However, it has to be emphasized that the somewhat misleading term 'Astronomical Diaries' is the modern designation by their later editor A. Sachs, who was mainly interested in the astronomical content of the tablets. The more neutral Babylonian designation was nasāru ša ginê, meaning "regular observation". The astronomical section is usually followed by price quotations for foodstuffs and wool, and a note on the level of the river Euphrates. Often, a historical section is added. The ADs are indeed the single most important source for the political history of Late Achaemenid and Seleucid Babylonia. Among the historical accounts, the quite extensive report of the battle of Gaugamela and Alexander the Great's subsequent entry into the city of Babylon has attracted particular attention (AD -330A+B), as has the description of preparatory measures preceding the First Syrian War between the Ptolemaic and the Seleucid Empires in 274/3 BCE (AD -273B).
This corpus, the largest coherent body of empirical data gathered in antiquity, is unique, and its importance can hardly be overrated. Available on Oracc are currently ADART volumes I - III. Publication of further volumes in in progress.

Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions online (ARIo) Project

Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions online (ARIo) Project
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The aim of ARIo, a sub-project of the Official Inscriptions of the Middle East in Antiquity (OIMEA) Project, is to publish in a single place easily accessible and annotated (lemmatized) editions of all of the known Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions. For details, see the "About the Project" page.
Composite texts in catalogue157
Composite texts transliterated137
Composite texts lemmatized110
Number of words in corpus11368

Open Access Journal: Humanitas

[First posted in AWOL 28 June 2013, updated 21 May 2019]

ISSN: 0871-1569
ISSN Digital: 2183-1718
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A Humanitas é a mais antiga revista publicada em Portugal especializada em Estudos Clássicos Greco-Latinos e Renascentistas, mas aberta a contributos de áreas dialogantes (História, Arqueologia, Filosofia, Religião, Arte, Retórica, Receção dos Clássicos, entre outras). Tem mantido um ritmo de publicação anual regular, desde o ano da sua criação, em 1947, e é propriedade do Instituto de Estudos Clássicos da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra.

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Recensões Críticas

HVMANITAS 1 (1947)
HVMANITAS 2 (1948-1949)
HVMANITAS 3 (1950-1951)
HVMANITAS 4 (1952)
HVMANITAS 5-6 (1953-1954)
HVMANITAS 7-8 (1955-1956)
HVMANITAS 9-10 (1957-1958)
HVMANITAS 11-12 (1959-1960)
HVMANITAS 13-14 (1961-1962)
HVMANITAS 15-16 (1963-1964)
HVMANITAS 17-18 (1965-1966)
HVMANITAS 19-20 (1967-1968)
HVMANITAS 21-22 (1969-1970)
HVMANITAS 23-24 (1971-1972)
HVMANITAS 25-26 (1973-1974)
HVMANITAS 27-28 (1975-1976)
HVMANITAS 29-30 (1977-1978)
HVMANITAS 31-32 (1979-1980)
HVMANITAS 33-34 (1981-1982)
HVMANITAS 35-36 (1983-1984)
HVMANITAS 37-38 (1985-1986)
HVMANITAS 39-40 (1987-1988)
HVMANITAS 41-42 (1989-1990)
HVMANITAS 43-44 (1991-1992)
HVMANITAS 45 (1993)
HVMANITAS 46 (1994)
HVMANITAS 47 (1995)
HVMANITAS 48 (1996)
HVMANITAS 49 (1997)
HVMANITAS 50 (1998)
HVMANITAS 51 (1999)
HVMANITAS 52 (2000)
HVMANITAS 53 (2001)
HVMANITAS 54 (2002)
HVMANITAS 55 (2003)
HVMANITAS 56 (2004)
HVMANITAS 57 (2005)
HVMANITAS 58 (2006)
HVMANITAS 59 (2007)
HVMANITAS 60 (2008)
HVMANITAS 61 (2009)
HVMANITAS 62 (2010)
HVMANITAS 63 (2011)

Monday, May 20, 2019

Open Access Journal: Anemoi: Journal of Pre-Modern Studies

 [First posted in AWOL 3 April 2014, updated 20 May 2019]

Anemoi: Journal of Pre-Modern Studies
 Anemoi, a scholarly journal produced by students under the sponsorship of Dr. David Rohrbacher at New College of Florida in Sarasota, will release its next issue in Winter 2018. Anemoi is dedicated to publishing original critical and analytical papers from all disciplines within Classics, Medieval and Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies. Because this journal seeks to provide a voice and publication opportunities for new scholars, only undergraduate work will be considered.

See AWOL's list of  Open Access Student Journals

Open Access Journal: Archaeo+Malacology Group Newsletter

 [First posted in AWOL 14 July 2009, updated 20 May 2019]

Archaeo+Malacology Group Newsletter
ISSN: 2055-7604
The A+M Group Newsletter was started independently by Janet Ridout-Sharpe following a talk she gave to fellow members of the Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland at the Natural History Museum in London in 2000, which described her work on archaeological shell assemblages undertaken, albeit on a very part-time basis, since the late 1970s. Having worked in virtual isolation, it was a revelation to discover that others had similar interests, and a brief note in The Conchologists Newsletter in September 2000 elicited responses from more than 30 people. Intended to encourage communication between archaeomalacologists, the first issue of the newsletter appeared in July 2001, originally under the title Malaco+Archaeology Group Newsletter, which was changed to its present title in January 2003 to reflect that of the newly-established ICAZ Archaeomalacology Working Group. The newsletter was initially published privately and sent to recipients individually by email. As interest in the subject grew, and because the newsletter and the ICAZ group were aimed at the same audience, the ICAZ
Archaeomalacology Working Group agreed to host the newsletter on its website from issue 5 in March 2004. Newsletter issues have appeared at roughly six-monthly intervals and include short articles, research notes, abstracts of publications, notices of meetings, requests for information, and anything else of potential interest to archaeomalacologists. Janet went on to edit 22 issues until January 2013 when she handed over the reins to Annalisa Christie. Cindy Nelson-Viljoen took over the role of newsletter editor in September 2016.

Feedback request 16-05/2019 'Greek Epigraphic Abbreviations'

Feedback request 16-05/2019 'Greek Epigraphic Abbreviations'
The 'Commission of 10' that has been working on producing a standard list of abbreviations for Greek epigraphic collections and corpora is now asking the epigraphic community for feedback at this stage of the project on their sixth draft version! Below, you can read their feedback request, and you can download for reading and responding the drafted list here: Draft No. 6.
Please send any comments and suggestions you may have to Prof. Robert Parker at robert.parker@new.ox.ac.uk  (who is serving as a member of the group on behalf of LGPN), by July 10.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Digitale Ausgaben von Monographien, Reihen- und Sammelwerken des DAI - Digital editions of monographs and series of the DAI

Digitale Ausgaben von Monographien, Reihen- und Sammelwerken des DAI - Digital editions of monographs and series of the DAI


Image  Antike Plastik
Die einzelnen Ausgaben der Antiken Plastik präsentieren thematisch unterschiedliche Beiträge zu Skulpturenensembles und Einzelwerken der griechischen und römischen Plastik. Diskutiert werden Fragen zur Kunst- und Stilgeschichte, Ikonographie, Typologie, Hermeneutik und zur Kontextualisierung [...]
Image  Boğazköy-Ḫattuša. Ergebnisse der Ausgrabungen
Die hethitische Hauptstadt Boğazköy-Hattusa wird seit 1906 systematisch durch Ausgrabungen des Museums Istanbul und der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft erforscht. Das Deutsche Archäologische Institut beteiligt sich ab 1907 an den Arbeiten und leitet seit 1931 die Ausgrabungen der Palast- und Si [...]
Image Das Deutsche Archäologische Institut. Geschichte und Dokumente
Das Reihenwerk Das Deutsche Archäologische Institut. Geschichte und Dokumente vereint Beiträge, die sich mit der über 180-jährigen Geschichte des Instituts befassen, welches 1829 in Rom als private Anstalt unter dem Namen Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica entstand. Die Reihe wurde zum [...]

Image  Olympische Forschungen
Olympia war eines der bedeutendsten panhellenischen Heiligtümer der griechisch-römischen Antike, das mit den olympischen Sportwettkämpfen alle vier Jahre die gesamte antike Welt zum friedlichen Wettstreit zusammenführte. Die seit 1875 vom Deutschen Archäologischen Institut durchgeführten G [...]
Band 01
Olympische Forschungen
Emil Kunze (Hrsg.); Hans Schleif (Hrsg.); Hans Weber; Willy Zschietzschmann; Hans Karl Süsserott
Titelbild für Archaische Schildbänder
Band 02
Archaische Schildbänder
Emil Kunze
Titelbild für Die Werkstatt des Pheidias in Olympia: Erster Teil
Band 05
Die Werkstatt des Pheidias in Olympia: Erster Teil
Emil Kunze (Hrsg.); Alfred Mallwitz; Wolfgang Schiering
Image  Palilia
In der Schriftenreihe ›Palilia‹ werden monographische Arbeiten zu archäologischen Forschungen in Italien und angrenzenden Gebieten veröffentlicht. Dabei sollen insbesondere neue Fragestellungen und innovative Forschungsmethoden, aber auch vernachlässigte Themenbereiche der klassischen Arc [...]
Image  Pergamenische Forschungen
Die hellenistisch-römische Stadt und Königsresidenz Pergamon ist seit 120 Jahren eine der größten Grabungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. Während die Ausgrabung 1878 mit dem Ziel begonnen wurde, die damals bekannt gewordenen Reliefs des Pergamon-Altars zu bergen, steht schon sei [...]
Image  Resafa
Resafa-Sergiupolis im nördlichen Syrien galt ab dem 4. Jahrhundert n. Chr. als eine bedeutende Pilgerstadt und war in späterer Zeit unter den Namen Rusafat Hisham Kalifenresidenz der Umayyaden-Dynastie. Deren monumentale Bauten und reichhaltige archäologische Zeugnisse sind von großem Intere [...]
Image  Samos
Auf der Insel Samos unmittelbar vor der Westküste Kleinasiens finden besonders zwei Stätten archäologische Aufmerksamkeit. Zum ersten ist hier die gleichnamige antike Stadt Samos mit ihrer Blütezeit in der archaischen Periode und der Wasserleitung des Eupalinos aus dem 6. Jahrhundert v. Chr. [...]

Image  Taymāʾ. Multidisciplinary Series on the Results of the Saudi-German Archaeological Project Archaeological investigations in the north-western part of the Arabian Peninsula has increased during
the last 15 years. One of the major sites in the region is the ancient oasis of Taymāʾ, known as a
commercial hub on the so-called Incense Road connecting South Arabia with the Eastern M [...]



Advanced digital development by international cooperation

The success of the iDAI.world is based on worldwide cooperation. Its foundation stone was laid in the early 1990s at the Research Archive for Ancient Sculpture in Cologne. Its constant development takes place in cooperation with national and international partners, and strengthens reliable international cooperation through free and equal access to knowledge resources. The principles of open access and open sources are combined with the openness for cooperation. Use the Chance for open data in trustful co-operation.

Strong research infrastructures in an open science world

The iDAI.world is a digital research environment based on tools and repositories that enable researchers to collect, analyze, visualize, publish and store research data and creative output. It supports research and scholarly communication in archaeology and related academic fields with digital tools for documentation, normative data and analysis tools. Systems for digital publication and long-term archiving complete the spectrum. Multilingualism and worldwide access are guiding principles of iDAI.world.

Promotion of digital research

With its digital services, DAI promotes digital research processes. It conducts and supports the practical application, development and integration of digital tools into the research process as well as their theoretical and methodological discussion. It organizes internal and external training, provides training material and promotes national and international exchange on digital research.

Protection, preservation and promotion of cultural heritage in a digital world

The DAI supports the development of digital heritage registers. The digitization of old analog documentation, the preservation of digital legacy data and the application and further development of new methods of documentation are fundamental for the protection and preservation of the cultural heritage. Likewise important for archaeology and the protection of cultural heritage are new forms of digital publication as well as the provision and the methodological reflection of tools for modelling and simulations. Sharing heritage and knowledge transfer are central to DAI’s mission.


Open Access Journal: Parekbolai. An Electronic Journal for Byzantine Literature

[First posted in AWOL 1 August 2011. Updated 19 May  2019]

Parekbolai. An Electronic Journal for Byzantine Literature
ISSN: 2241-0228 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Open Access Journal: Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica

[First posted in AWOL 8 March 2011. Updated 18 May 2019]

Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica
ISSN (print): 1224-2284
ISSN (online): 2392-6031
The journal Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica was established in 1983, at that moment as a volume dedicated to the memory of the reputed scholar from Iași, Nicolae Gostar. Though at the onset the journal was envisioned as a periodical, because of the financial and political difficulties of the era, its publishing only recommenced in 1995, having appeared regularly since then. 
Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica is edited by the Chair of Ancient History and Archaeology from the Faculty of History within the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași, and publishes studies on the prehistory, ancient history and archaeology of, primarily, the South-eastern European area, but also of Europe and of the extra-European regions. After the first issue (1983), the journal underwent, as stated above, a steady evolution, to become one of the few Romanian publications with an up-to-date release schedule. The themes are varied, encompassing eras from prehistory to the Middle Ages and domains such as archaeology, prehistory, numismatics, epigraphy, anthropology, paleobotany, and paleofaunistics. 

Interdisciplinary studies enjoyed appreciable consideration during the last years, on account of the facilities available in the laboratories of the Chair of Ancient History and Archaeology.

Starting with 1990 the journal established international collaborations, out of which special mention should be made of those with scholars from Bari (Rodolfo Striccoli, Marcello Marin, Luigi Piacente, Domenico Lassandro). These collaborations were later intensified by the contributions of the researchers from the University of Foggia (Renzo Infante, Gilda Sansone, Maria Veronese, etc.) and from other foreign universities and institutes (Konstanz, Trier, Innsbruck, Paris, Besançon, Udine, Haifa, etc.).

In conclusion, the journal focuses on ancient history and archaeology and benefitted from the contributions of prestigious authors from Romania or abroad. Worthy of attention is that internationally-recognised scholars have accepted to be members of the editorial committee (Svend Hansen, Christoph Schaefer, Wolfgang Schuller, Martin Hose, etc.).