Sunday, August 9, 2020

Zoom workshop "Recent Developments in Digital Assyriology"

Zoom workshop "Recent Developments in Digital Assyriology" 
26th August 2020 16.00-19.15 and 27th of August 2020 16.00-19.00
(all Helsinki times)
Open for registered participants (registration closes 19th of August
Organizer: Prof. Saana Svärd
Hosted by: Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires
(ANEE), University of Helsinki

The focus of the workshop is particularly on text-based studies.
General themes addressed in the presentations include producing
electronic text data, annotating texts, visualizing textual
information, and using the text data.

The event is open to registered audience members and there will be
time for audience questions. The timetable allows scholars to
participate from the US and Canada as well.

Registration is free of charge and closes on August 19th. Anyone
interested in the event can fill in the e-registration form:

For further details and abstracts (more still coming), see

26th August

15.45-16.00 Signing in to Zoom
16.00-16.10 Saana Svärd: “Opening remarks”
16.10-16.40 Keynote by Niek Veldhuis: “Changing the Business of
Assyriology: Data and Data Analysis”

Session 1: Creating and enriching text data
16.40-17.00 Jamie Novotny: “Recent Work on State Archives of Assyria
online: Making the Invisible Visible”
17.00-17.20 Aleksi Sahala: “BabyFST - A Finite-State Morphological
Analyser for Akkadian”
17.20-17.40 Louise Quillien & Bruno Gombert: “Open access edition of
late Babylonian texts on report and perspectives”

17.40-17.55 BREAK

17.55-18.15 Aino Hätinen: “The Electronic Babylonian Literature
Project: the first two years”
18.15-18.35 Mikko Luukko: "Treebanking Assyrian Royal Inscriptions"
18.35-18.55 Jakob Andersson, Seraina Nett, & Rune Rattenborg: “The Big
Picture: Large-Scale Trends in the Distribution and Composition of the
Cuneiform Corpus”
18.55-19.15 Émilie Page-Perron: "Open science at the CDLI: focus on
collaboration and accessibility".

27th August
Session 2: Prosopographical work
15.45-16.00 Signing in to Zoom
16.00-16.20 Caroline Waerzeggers: “TBA”
16.20-16.40 Heidi Jauhiainen & Tero Alstola: ”Neo-Assyrian Social
Networks: Work in Progress”
16.40-17.00 Heather D. Baker: “PNAo: Towards a Digital Prosopography
of the Neo-Assyrian Empire”
17.00-17.20 Adam Anderson & Laurie Pearce: “mārē BPS: the offspring of
a prosopography project”

17.20-17.40 BREAK

Session 3: Using Text Data, Publishing and Digital Assyriology
17.40-18.00 Saana Svärd: “Meaning in Networks of Words? ‘Fear’ as a case study”
18.00-18.20 Heather D. Baker: “MTAAC: Machine Translation and
Automated Analysis of Cuneiform Languages”
18.20-18.40 Alessandro Di Ludovico and Vanessa Bigot-Juloux: “The
State of Publication of Ancient Near Eastern Researches using Digital
and Computational Approaches”
18.40-19.00 Adam Anderson: “AI and Assyriology: Deep-Learning
Ontologies for Bibliometrics in Near Eastern Studies”

Open Access Journal: Teiresias: A Review and Bibliography of Boiotian Studies

[First posted in AWOL 9 November 2009. Updated 9 August 2020]

Teiresias: A Review and Bibliography of Boiotian Studies
ISSN; 1206-5730
Teiresias is a review and continuing bibliography of Boiotian studies (ISSN 1206-5730). It is published twice a year. The core of the journal is its bibliography, but it also publishes archaeological reports, announcements of scholarly events and a Work in Progress section. Since 2000 the journal has carried regular reports of the work of the Ancient Cities of Boeotia Survey Project, as well as reports of the work of the Eastern Boeotia Archaeological Project (EBAP), and the Archaeological Reconnaissance of Uninvestigated Remains of Agriculture (AROURA). From 1976 to 1986 an epigraphic appendix (Epigraphica) was published by the late Paul Roesch. The epigraphic appendix was relaunched in 2016. The journal also maintains a series of Supplements. Since 2016, supplement volumes appear as Teiresias Supplements Online (TSO), edited by Hans Beck and Fabienne Marchand.  
Coming out of McGill University in Montreal, the journal appeared first in 1971, and has been published steadily since then. From 1971 to 1979 it was produced under the joint editorship of Albert Schachter and John Fossey. Albert Schachter has been the sole editor since 1980. From 2016 Teiresias is edited by Fabienne Marchand.
Teiresias was published in print until 1990, and since 1991 has been an online publication, distributed free of charge. Users should register with the editor to have their names added to a mailing list in order to receive notification of the publication of the latest issue. All back issues are available for download here.
Teiresias Archaeologica 3 (1980, file 1 --- file 2)

Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece

Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece 

The oath was an institution of fundamental importance across a wide range of social interactions throughout the ancient Greek world, making a crucial contribution to social stability and harmony; yet there has been no comprehensive, dedicated scholarly study of the subject for over a century. This volume of a two-volume study explores the nature of oaths as Greeks perceived it, the ways in which they were used (and sometimes abused) in Greek life and literature, and their inherent binding power.