Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Umm El-Jimal Project Online

[First posted in AWOL 5 December 2013, updated 31 August 2019]

The Umm El-Jimal Project
Main image: Sunset illuminates wispy clouds over the remains of a major ancient building complex known as the 'Barracks' in January, 2010.
Our warm welcome to the Umm el-Jimal Project website! Located in northern Jordan, Umm el-Jimal is home to almost two thousand years of fascinating history and culture—as well as a vibrant modern community. The best-preserved Byzantine town in the Southern Hauran region, archaeological investigation has been underway on location for over a century. This website is part of an ongoing international effort to understand Umm el-Jimal and its regional context from a holistic approach that integrates traditional academic research with cutting-edge technology and a deeply-rooted community perspective. We aim to make ummeljimal.org an evolving online hub for academic research, cultural preservation, sustainable tourism, and community development at Umm el-Jimal.

LIBRARY

The Umm el-Jimal Project's Library page is an evolving digital repository for journal articles, book chapters, reference works, and other publications and printed resources related to ancient and modern Umm el-Jimal. It includes academic and popular material about Umm el-Jimal, beginning from the site's modern era of research with Howard Butler's Princeton expedition all the way through the project partners' most recent work. Several of the works are out of print or otherwise unavailable. All items are made available to download for personal use only, and if under copyright remain the intellectual property of their author(s) and publisher.
The project's main published work, Umm el-Jimal: A Frontier Town and its Landscape in Northern Jordan, Volume 1 (1998), is only available directly from the Journal of Roman Archaeology. However, the book is still in print; purchase inquiries are welcome at jra [at] journalofromanarch [dot] com.
Have a copy of and appropriate rights to an already published resource not available here, regardless of language? Please Contact Us to share relevant publications.
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ePSD2 News: ePSD2 Beta 6 (built 2019-08-30)

ePSD2 Beta 6 (built 2019-08-30)
Welcome to the new version of the electronic Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary, ePSD2. Here we provide listings of over 12,000 Sumerian words, phrases and names, occurring in almost 100,000 distinct forms a total of over 2.27 million times in the corpus of texts indexed for the Dictionary. The corpus covers, directly or indirectly, about 100,000 of the 134,000+ known Sumerian texts.
ePSD2 is organized as a glossary with a collection of subprojects providing the corpora. You can browse the subprojects and their individual glossaries, or you can work with the entire ePSD2 glossary and corpus by using the top-level ePSD2 project.
ePSD2 is a work in progress. See the News page for what changes between the releases, and see the What's Next? page for some of the things we are planning.
Here's a list of the things you can find here:

Glossaries and Tools

Sub-corpora

Project Glossary Editions
ePSD2/CDLI ED I-II administrative texts Glossary Editions
ePSD2/CDLI ED IIIa administrative texts Glossary Editions
ePSD2/CDLI ED IIIb administrative texts Glossary Editions
ePSD2/CDLI Ebla administrative texts Glossary Editions
ePSD2/CDLI Old Akkadian administrative texts Glossary Editions
ePSD2/CDLI Lagaš II administrative texts Glossary Editions
ePSD2/CDLI Ur III administrative texts Glossary Editions
ePSD2/CDLI Ur III Legal texts Glossary Editions
ePSD2/CDLI Ur III Letters Glossary Editions
ePSD2/CDLI Old Babylonian administrative texts Glossary Editions
ePSD2 Royal Inscriptions Glossary Editions
ePSD2/ETCSL Sumerian Literature Glossary (Emesal) Editions
ePSD2 Incantations Glossary Editions
ePSD2 Liturgies Glossary (Emesal) Editions
 

Open Access Journal: Heritage for Peace: Damage Newsletter

 [First posted in AWOL 20 April 2017, updated  31 August 2019]

Heritage for Peace: Damage Newsletter
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Heritage for Peace is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support all Syrians in their efforts to protect and safeguard Syria’s cultural heritage during the armed conflict.
As an international group of heritage workers we believe that cultural heritage, and the protection thereof, can be used as a common ground for dialogue and therefore as a tool to enhance peace. We call on all Syrians of any religion or ethnicity to enter into a dialogue and work together to safeguard their mutual heritage.

    Open Access Journal: ACOR Newsletter

    [First posted in AWOL 12 November 2009. Updated 31 August  2019]

    ACOR Newsletter
    ISSN: 1023-1196
    ACOR's first newsletter was issued in November, 1989 by Dr. Bert de Vries, who served as Director of ACOR between 1988-1991. The goal of the newsletter remains to keep friends and alumni informed of major developments and events at the institute. ACOR's newsletter is published twice a year. Below is the complete set of newsletters.
    2018 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 30.2
    2018 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 30.1
    2017 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 29.2
    2017 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 29.1
    2016 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 28.2
    2016 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 28.1
    2015 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 27.2
    2015 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 27.1
    2014 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 26.2
    2014 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 26.1
    2013 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 25.2
    2013 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 25.1
    2012 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 24.2
    2012 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 24.1
    2011 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 23.2
    2011 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 23.1
    2010 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 22.2
    2010 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 22.1
    2009 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 21.2
    2009 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 21.1
    2008 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 20.2
    2008 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 20.1
    2007 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 19.2
    2007 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 19.1
    2006 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 18.2
    2006 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 18.1
    2005 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 17.2
    2005 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 17.1
    2004 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 16.2
    2004 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 16.1
    2003 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 15.2
    2003 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 15.1
    2002 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 14.2
    2002 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 14.1
    2001 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 13.2
    2001 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 13.1
    2000 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 12.2
    2000 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 12.1
    1999 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 11.2
    1999 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 11.1
    1998 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 10.2
    1998 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 10.1
    1997 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 9.2
    1997 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 9.1
    1996 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 8.2
    1996 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 8.1
    1995 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 7.2
    1995 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 7.1
    1994 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 6.2
    1994 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 6.1
    1993 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 5.2
    1993 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 5.1
    1992 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 4.2
    1992 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 4.1
    1991 November ACOR Newsletter No. 5
    1991 May ACOR Newsletter No. 4
    1990 November ACOR Newsletter No. 3
    1990 May ACOR Newsletter No. 2
    1989 November ACOR Newsletter No. 1

    New Open Access Journal: OZeAN: Online Zeitschrift zur Antiken Numismatik

    OZeAN: Online Zeitschrift zur Antiken Numismatik
    Kommunikation und wissenschaftlicher Austausch finden heute digital und zunehmend online statt. Die Zahl der Museen und wissenschaftlichen Institutionen, die ihre Bestände online stellen, wächst täglich. Über die digitale Erschließung von Münzsammlungen und über digitale Fundmünzpublikationen liegt eine Fülle an Material vor, dessen weitergehende wissenschaftliche Auswertung großenteils noch aussteht.

    In den letzten Jahren ist zwar eine Reihe neuer numismatischer Fachzeitschriften gegründet worden, die auch online zur Verfügung stehen, doch vom Charakter sind sie immer noch reine Printmedien. So fehlt dort in den meisten Beiträgen die direkte Verknüpfung mit nationalen und internationalen Projekten mittels der Linked Open Data. Die Vernetzung mit numismatischen Projekten, etwa AFE, KENOM, IKMK, NUMiD, NV BW oder nomisma.org und den darin eingebundenen Datasets, ist dabei genauso wichtig wie die Verlinkung mit Quellen anderer Bereiche, etwa der Archäologie oder der Geschichtswissenschaften.

    Ebenso wird in vielen Publikationen die Einbindung von 3D Grafiken und hochauflösenden Fotos sowie von Audio- und Videodokumenten oft vermisst. Für Münzstempeluntersuchungen werden immer öfter 3D-Scans herangezogen, die es ermöglichen, auch kleinste Details vergrößert und von allen Seiten zu betrachten. Prägetechnische Experimente können in Onlinemedien zum besseren Verständnis mit kurzen Filmen dargestellt werden. Mit Hilfe von Tondokumenten lassen sich beispielsweise die unterschiedlichen Klänge von gegossenen und geprägten Münzen verdeutlichen.
    Bd. 1 (2019)
    Im ersten Band der neuen numismatischen Online-Zeitschrift werden wissenschaftliche Aufsätze, Materialvorlagen sowie Berichte über neuartige Möglichkeiten der Materialerfassung und -aufnahme veröffentlicht.
    Veröffentlicht: 2019-08-29

    See AWOL's full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

    Friday, August 30, 2019

    Open Access Monograph Series: Acta Archaeologica Pultuskiensia

    Acta Archaeologica Pultuskiensia 

    Acta Archaeologica Pultuskiensia Vol. I
    Proceedings of the Third Central European Conference of Young Egyptologists. Egypt 2004: Perspectives of Research. Warsaw 12-14 May 2004
    Joanna Popielska-Grzybowska, Olga Białostocka, Jadwiga Iwaszczuk (eds)
    Paperback, 210x297 mm, 184 pages, 72 plates
    Pułtusk Academy of Humanities, Pułtusk 2009, ISBN 978-83-7549-111-1

    Książka jest zbiorem 24 artykułów naukowych, w języku angielskim i niemieckim, będących publikacją studiów pokonferencyjnych. Tematyka odzwierciedla główne nurty badań egiptologicznych wśród młodych badaczy na początku XXI wieku. Przedstawione zostały zarówno badania archeologiczne, filologiczne, jak i lingwistyczne dotyczące samego Egiptu starożytnego oraz wzajemnych kontaktów Egipcjan ze starożytnym Sudanem i Bliskim Wschodem.
    Acta Archaeologica Pultuskiensia
    Vol. II

    Proceedings of the Fifth Central European Conference of Egyptologists. Egypt 2009: Perspectives of Research. Pułtusk 22-24 June 2009
    Joanna Popielska-Grzybowska, Jadwiga Iwaszczuk (eds)
    Paperback, 210x297 mm, 224 pages, 52 plates
    Pułtusk Academy of Humanities, Pułtusk 2009, ISBN 978-83-7549-115-9

    Akta piątej z serii Europejskiej Konferencji Egiptologicznej (w czerwcu 2017 r. odbędzie się ósme sympozjum z tej serii). Publikacja zawiera 25 artykułów. Tematyka artykułów obejmuje zagadnienia archeologii i studiów nad językiem egipskim oraz literaturą starożytnego Egiptu, a także kontaktami Egipcjan ze światem zewnętrznym. Nie zabrakło referencji do Egiptomanii i metod digitalizacji zbiorów bibliotek egiptologicznych w Niemczech.


      Acta Archaeologica Pultuskiensia
    Vol. III

    Studies on Religion: Seeking Origins and Manifestations of Religion
    Joanna Popielska-Grzybowska, Jadwiga Iwaszczuk (eds)
    Paperback, 210x297 mm, 176 pages, 35 plates
    Pułtusk Academy of Humanities, Pułtusk 2011, ISBN 978-83-7549-203-3

    Książka jest zbiorem 21 artykułów poświęconych początkom i przejawom religii. Tematyka monografii obejmuje następujące zagadnienia: antropologia kultury, archeologia, religioznawstwo, egiptologia, socjologia, psychologia, etnolingwistyka i etnografia.
    Celem jej jest zapoznanie międzynarodowego środowiska naukowego z najnowszymi projektami badawczymi i teoriami poszukującymi odpowiedzi na pytanie o genezę religii, jej przejawy i znaczenie w społecznościach kulturowych. Jest to zarazem prezentacja wyników współpracy zespołu badawczego organizatorów konferencji.

      Acta Archaeologica Pultuskiensia
    Vol. IV

    Studies on Disasters, Catastrophes and the Ends of the World in Sources
    Joanna Popielska-Grzybowska, Jadwiga Iwaszczuk (eds)
    Paperback, 210x297 mm, 306 pages, 43 plates  
    Pułtusk Academy of Humanities, Pułtusk 2013, ISBN 978-83-7549-210-1

    Obszerna monografia (41 artykułów) poświęcona katastrofom, kataklizmom oraz końcom świata zbiera głosy naukowców z wielu krajów świata oraz różnych dyscyplin naukowych: archeolodzy, historycy, filolodzy, antropolodzy kultury, religioznawcy i kulturoznawcy, historycy sztuki, architekci, politolodzy, socjologowie, geolodzy, członkowie grup rekonstrukcyjnych prowadzący badania naukowe. Analizowane były tak źródła materialne, jak i tekstowe od starożytności do współczesności.
    W ten sposób powstał bardzo ciekawy i różnorodny tom prezentujący konceptualizację studiowanych zjawisk w różnych kulturach i czasach przedstawiony za pomocą różnorodnych narzędzi i metod badawczych.
    Książka ta doskonale oddaje tendencje badawcze ostatnich lat i jest cenną prezentacją oryginalnych dociekań i badań naukowców z Polski oraz Włoch, Portugalii, Grecji, Kanady, Egiptu, Francji, Czech, Niemiec, Macedonii, Serbii, Chorwacji, Islandii i Litwy.


    Acta Archaeologica Pultuskiensia
    Vol. V
    Meetings at the borders. Studies dedicated to Professor Władysław Duczko
    Joanna Popielska-Grzybowska, Jadwiga Iwaszczuk we współpracy z Bożeną Józefów-Czerwińską (eds)
    Paperback, 210x297 mm, 272 pages, 53 plates
    Pułtusk Academy of Humanities, Pułtusk 2016, ISBN 978-83-7549-300-9
    Acta Archaeologica Pultuskiensia
    Vol. VI
    Thinking Symbols. Interdisciplinary Studies
    Joanna Popielska-Grzybowska, Jadwiga Iwaszczuk (eds)
    Paperback, 210x297 mm, 326 pages, 50 plates
    Pułtusk Academy of Humanities, Pułtusk 2017, ISBN 978-83-7549-311-5

      

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Perseus Digital Library News: Beyond Translation -- new possibilities for reading in a digital age (DH Level 3)

    WORKING DRAFT
    Gregory Crane
    Professor of Classics
    Tufts University
    August 29, 2019

    I am writing to report that the Perseus Digital Library had the honor of receiving support for an NEH Digital Humanities Level 3 Project: “Beyond Translation -- new possibilities for reading in a digital age.” While this is just one project with limited funding, it reflects a larger potential shift for the study of Ancient Greek and other languages. When I began my career as a graduate student, more than a generation ago, specialists in languages such as Ancient Greek could only direct full scholarship at other specialists. Now, however, we are in a position to frame our understanding of such languages in a form that makes sources immediately accessible to non-specialists. From my perspective, this reflects a fundamental shift in the audience and the realizable goals for those of us privileged to earn a living as specialists on earlier languages from the human record.

    The basic premise of the funded project is simple: the rapid evolution of reading environments has begun to open up a third path for reading, one situated between mastery of a language and dependence upon translations. For me personally, the need for such a third path weighs on me every time I log into Netflix and confront offerings not only in French, German, (various forms of) Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin and other widely taught languages but also in languages such as Turkish, Korean, Malaysian, and Hindi. Even if I had access to classes in each one of these languages, I would never have time to master them -- and there is always another language. ..
    Click through to read the rest.

    Kerameikos.org: defining the intellectual concepts of pottery

    [First posted in AWOL 20 October 2014, updated 29 August 2019]

    Kerameikos.org
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    Kerameikos.org is a collaborative project dedicated to defining the intellectual concepts of pottery following the tenets of linked open data and the formulation of an ontology for representing and sharing ceramic data across disparate data systems. While the project is focused primarily on the definition of concepts within Greek black- and red-figure pottery, Kerameikos.org is extensible toward the definition of concepts in other fields of pottery studies.
    See the github account at https://github.com/kerameikos, which contains repositories for the RDF data and the publication framework. This framework could be applied to other linked data thesauri.

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    Kerameikos Linked Data

    Pelagios Annotations

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    VoID for Partner Objects: RDF/XML

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    Cited Loci of the Aeneid

    Cited Loci of the Aeneid
    It's a proof of concept of how next-generation tools for retrieving bibliographic information could look like.
    Try it out to find articles in JSTOR that quote or refer to specific passages of Virgil's Aeneid.
    +11k quotations, +12k references and +5.7k JSTOR articles made searchable trough an intuitive interface.

    Explore

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    A visual index (heatmap) provides an overview of extracted quotations and references. Each cell represents a chunk of the text. The darker a cell, the higher the density of quotations and references within that chunk.

    Read

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    Matching articles from JSTOR are shown on the right-hand panel, together with the snippet of text where the quotation/reference was found and link to the article in JSTOR. The results can be filtered so as to show only article with either quotations of or references to the Virgilian text.

    Annotate

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    Thanks to the integration with the platform hypothes.is it is possible to annotate the visualisation (either privately or publicly). This way, you can take notes while you discover new articles related to the Aeneid.

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    Die altnubischen Dörfer Bāb und Al-Ğūwānī

    Die altnubischen Dörfer Bāb und Al-Ğūwānī
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    ISBN: 9783902976819 Year:  Pages: 317 Seiten Language: German 
    Publisher: Holzhausen Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 544 
    Added to DOAB on : 2019-08-28 11:21:02 
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    AbstractThe presented volume aims to carry out a socio-cultural case study focusing on two abandoned Nubian villages in Upper Egypt, which are regarding their formation and abandonment closely connected with the construction of the British Dam south of Aswan and the following floods around 1900. Besides the documentation of architecture and associated find material, the special nature of the research strategy involved a close cooperation with the descendents of the village inhabitants and other Nubians still living in the sourroundings of the affected area.Through the interdisciplinary research strategy and the combination of a variety of methods in the fields of Archaeology, Building research and Social Anthropology, standard interpretations could be reflected upon, questioned and if necessary corrected, wherefore this study makes an important contribution to the discussion of cultural formation processes and their transformation into the archaeological record as well as bringing insights into the debate on context interpretation of material culture.