Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Syrians for Heritage (SIMAT)

Syrians for Heritage (SIMAT) 

سوريون من أجل التراث (سمات)

Syrians for Heritage (SIMAT) is a cultural association that strives to preserve the Syrian heritage for all Syrians and for the world. Through our tangible and intangible heritage, we can comprehend our past and anticipate our future. This understanding will help us rediscover our plurality, restore our sense of belonging to our land and country, and achieve our hoped-for, peaceful future.
SIMAT is an inclusive association. It insists on broadening the discourse on Syrian heritage to encompass diverse perspectives, including those that have historically been excluded for a variety of reasons. SIMAT engages civil society in Syria and the Syrian diaspora and collaborates with concerned international organizations in the service of heritage education, exhibition, and conservation. SIMAT aims to challenge intended and unintended infringements on and appropriation of Syrian art, culture, and architecture, and promotes the study and appreciation of Syrian heritage locally and internationally for all.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Texts from: RIBo, Babylon 7: The Inscriptions of the Neo-Babylonian Dynasty now online

Nabonidus (555-539 BC)
Nabonidus (Akk. Nabû-na'id "Nabû is praised") was not only the last king of the Neo-Babylonian Dynasty, but certainly also the most controversial one.[1] Having come to power through unclear circumstances (he may have been involved in a conspiracy that brought about the murder of his predecessor, the boy king Lâbâši-Marduk), he spent the seventeen years of his reign making such unusual and radical political and religious decisions that the very influential Marduk priesthood finally decided that even a foreigner could not be worse than their own king and they opened the gates of Babylon to the Persian army of Cyrus the Great, the man who would put an end to the Babylonian Empire...

Newly added to Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis, Series Archaeologica Online, 11 December 2018

Newly added to Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis, Series Archaeologica Online. There are 34 volumes of this series now online open access.

Beyer, Dominique (2001). Emar IV Les sceaux: Mission archéologique de Meskéné-Emar Recherches au pays d‘Aštata. Fribourg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Editions Universitaires / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Schlögl, Hermann Alexander; Brodbeck, Andreas (1990). Ägyptische Totenfiguren aus öffentlichen und privaten Sammlungen der Schweiz. Freiburg, Schweiz / Göttingen, Germany: Universitätsverlag / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

New in Classics Textbooks: Virgil, Aeneid 11 (Pallas & Camilla)..., Cicero, Philippic 2...

New in Classics Textbooks

New Open Access Journal: Fragmentology: A Journal for the Study of Medieval Manuscript Fragments

Fragmentology: A Journal for the Study of Medieval Manuscript Fragments
Fragmentology is an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal, dedicated to publishing scholarly articles and reviews concerning medieval manuscript fragments. Fragmentology welcomes submissions, both articles and research notes, on any aspect pertaining to Latin and Greek manuscript fragments in the Middle Ages.
Founded in 2018 as part of Fragmentarium, an international research project at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation, Fragmentology is owned and published by Codices Electronici AG and controlled by the Editorial Board in service to the scholarly community. Authors of articles, research notes, and reviews published in Fragmentology retain copyright over their works and have agreed to publish them in open access under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Submissions are free, and Fragmentology does not require payment or membership from authors or institutions.


Published December 2018, DOI: 10.24446/2nbp


Printing instructions: For the most handsome print copy, we recommend that Fragmentology be printed on A4 or Letter paper, 2 pages per sheet.

New Open Access Journal: Astarté. Estudios del Oriente Próximo y el Mediterráneo

Astarté. Estudios del Oriente Próximo y el Mediterráneo
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Astarté es una revista internacional de periodicidad anual, que albergará trabajos inéditos relacionados con temas históricos, lingüísticos, arqueológicos, religiosos y artísticos de los pueblos del Oriente Próximo y de la Cuenca Mediterránea durante la Antigüedad, la Tardo-antigüedad y la Edad Media. Las lenguas de trabajo de la revista son alemán, español, francés, inglés e italiano.

Num. 1 (2018)

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Anas Al Khabour
Amir Ashur, Keren Abbou Hershkovits
Federico Corriente
José Martínez Delgado
Carlos Martínez Carrasco
Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala
Ramadan Ibrahim Mohamed Mohamed
Gregorio del Olmo Lete

Notas bibliográficas

Faiad Barbash


Monferrer-Sala, Juan Pedro, Apocalipsis del Pseudo Atanasio [ApPsAt(ar)II]. Edición, traducción anotada y estudio, col. Barcino–Monographica Orientalia, 4 (Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona, 2016), 221 pp. ISBN: 978-84-475-3967-3
Carlos Martínez Carrasco
Greg Fisher (ed.), Arabs and Empires before Islam (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015); pp. xxvii+580. ISBN: 978-0-19-965452-9
Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala
Ferrer Albelda, E. – Pereira Delgado, A. (eds.), Profecía y adivinación en las religiones de la Antigüedad. SPAL Monografías XXIV (Sevilla: Editorial Universidad de Sevilla, 2017). pp. 171. ISBN: 978-8-44-721915-5
Israel Muñoz Gallarte
Van Doorn-Harde, Nelly (ed.), Copts in context. Negotiating Identity, Tradition and Modernity (South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2017); pp. 283. ISBN: 978-61117-784-8
Lourdes Bonhome Pulido


Monday, December 10, 2018

Open Access Journal: The Levantine Review: The Journal of Near Eastern and Mediterranean Studies at Boston College

The Levantine Review: The Journal of Near Eastern and Mediterranean Studies at Boston College
ISSN: 2164-6678
The Levantine Review
The Editorial Board of The Levantine Review invites submissions for its forthcoming issues.  A peer-reviewed electronic journal, The Levantine Review publishes scholarship (in English, French, Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Syriac, and Levantine vernaculars) on the history, cultures, religions, politics, and the intellectual, philological, and literary traditions of the contemporary Levant and Near East.   Authors are welcome to contact the editors prior to submitting manuscripts for consideration.


Vol 1, No 2 (2012)