Monday, February 28, 2011

What's new in the E-CORPUS digital library

From E-Corpus Lettre/newsletter n° 9  : 02/2011

What's new in the E-CORPUS digital library

TOTAL : 344 manuscripts ; 81 892 images 


  • Documents on the history of Egypt: E-corpus just received a specific endowment from a patron to digitize 50 000 pages of documents on the history of Egypt (from the pharaonic periode to the present); if you have documents or collections that you would like digitized within this context you can contact us. These documents will be available on e-corpus and in the "virtual library of the history of Egypt" managed by e-corpus.
  • Arabic manuscripts from father Jean-Jospeh-Léandre Bargès (1810-1896) (bibliothèque dioscésaine de Marseille, Le Mistral)

In the process of digitization and soon to be on  E-CORPUS

  • The digitization of a series of antique photographs - Aleppo. Cooperation IFPO
    • Camille Hammad collection, studio photographer in Aleppo from 1933 to 1946 

see the document description and images 
  • Documents from the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme (MMSH) in Aix en Provence and from IREMAM

New collaborations with E-CORPUS

The CCL (through MANUMED and E-CORPUS) passed agreements permitting the digitization and/or dissemination of scanned documents with:

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG®) Updates

Added to the TLG since early February 2010.
Updated on: 2011-02-16


Updated on: 2010-09-02

2702 Michael PSELLUS Epist., Hagiogr., Phil., Polyhist. et Theol.
2721 Theodorus PRODROMUS Poeta et Polyhist.
2792 Pseudo-MARTYRIUS Scr. Eccl.
2876 THEODORUS Biogr. et Hagiogr.
2896 ANASTASIUS Sinaïta Theol.
3368 GERONTIUS Hagiogr.

3369 DANIEL SCETIOTA Biogr. et Hagiogr.
4042 SOPHRONIUS Epigr., Scr. Eccl. et Soph.
4092 Gregorius PARDUS Gramm. et Rhet.
5122 VITA LEONIS CATANIAE Biogr. et Hagiogr.
5123 VITA S. AUXENTII Hagiogr.
5124 VITA S. PELAGIAE Hagiogr.
5125 VITAE S. DANIELIS STYLITAE Biogr. et Hagiogr.
5501 LEO ALLATIUS Theol.
9039 Franciscus SCUFUS Epist. et Rhet.

Updated on: 2010-05-06
2274 HESYCHIUS Illustrius Hist.
3074 Constantinus MANASSES Hist. et Poeta
3286 Andronicus CALLISTUS
9030 Constantinus HARMENOPULUS Theol.

9035 Georgius TRAPEZUNTIUS Phil.
9036 Papa SYNADINUS Chronogr.
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG®) Update in AWOL,  February 2, 2010

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Luwian Online

Luwian Forum
Welcome to the Luwian forum. This is meant as a meeting place, to exchange news, ideas, share publication details etc. Add anything you like via the comment section or send me an email if you'd like to write a new post.

We'll begin with a list of Bronze Age Inscriptions and their publication details. Each text will form a single post to facilitate adding comments to it. They'll appear in no particular order. Please help fill the gaps!

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Open Access Journal: Luxor Times

Luxor Times
The first independent English language publication covering Egypt in general and especially Luxor. With views, news and reviews concerning all aspects of Egyptian life, Culture, people and history as an aid to tourists and ex-pats alike.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ETANA redesign preview

You can preview the new redesign of ETANA and Abzu at the beta site.  You'll find the link at the ETANA home page.

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Open Access Collections: The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum: Ancient Near Eastern Seals & Tablets
The Morgan's seals collection is one of the most distinguished in the United States and among the best known in the world. Generally only an inch in height, engraved seals are among the smallest objects ever produced by sculptors. They were carved in great detail with simple tools on semiprecious stones. These engraved objects provide a continuous artistic and chronological sequence of more than three thousand years. The seals collection covers all the significant styles of Mesopotamian engraving from the end of the fifth millennium B.C. to the fourth century B.C. as well as most of the styles of other countries of the ancient Near East. Areas of particular strength include seals of the second millennium B.C. made outside southern Mesopotamia (Cappadocia, Syria, and Mitannia) as well as Old Babylonian and Neo-Assyrian seals. The Middle Assyrian seals are among the finest in any collection.

Pierpont Morgan collected nearly three thousand cuneiform tablets, the bulk of which are now in the Yale Babylonian Collection, which he founded. The Morgan's collection also includes cuneiform tablets and a few outstanding art objects from the ancient Near East.

Between 1885 and 1908, the American collector William Hayes Ward assembled, probably on Pierpont Morgan's behalf, a collection of 1,157 seals. This became the core of the Morgan's holdings. Two additional major gifts—the collection of Robert F. Kelley, given by his sister Caroline M. Burns in 1977, and that of Jonathan P. Rosen, given in 1986—have enhanced the Morgan's holdings in this area.
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Open Access Journal: Acta historica et archaeologica mediaevalia

ISSN 0212-2960
Acta historica et archaeologica mediaevalia (AHAM) (ISSN 0212-2960) és una revista el contingut de la qual respon al seu objectiu: donar a conèixer la tasca de recerca dels membres del Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica de la Universitat de Barcelona. Tanmateix és una revista de recerca oberta a tots els historiadors d'Història Medieval, tant nacionals com foranis, com es pot veure en el contingut de la mateixa des de la publicació del seu primer número fins a l'actual.

El contingut de la revista està estructurat en diversos camps de recerca: "Fonts i Documents de l'Època Medieval", "Ciències i Tècniques Historiogràfiques", "Història de l'Època Medieval", "Arqueologia Medieval i Història de l'Art", "Miscel·lània" i "Regests" de llibres arribats a la redacció d'AHAM.

Els articles o treballs es publiquen en qualsevulla llengua de la Comunitat Europea. Fins ara els idiomes en ús han estat: català, castellà, gallec, francès, italià i anglès.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

(Partially) Open Access Journal: Aegaeum

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[While Aegaeum has been in the List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies since late 2009, it has not had it's own entry in AWOL before today].

Out of print volumes are available online.  As of today, these include:

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Open Access Journal: University Museums and Collections Journal

University Museums and Collections Journal

About the Journal
The University Museums and Collections Journal is a peer-reviewed, on-line journal for the
proceedings of the International Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC), a
Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The Journal will appear at least once a
year. It is completely on-line and no hard-copy formal publication is available. However, the Journal is
an Open Access journal and is available free of charge or printing on demand is available at cost price. 

The goals of the University Museums and Collections Journal are to provide global, inclusive access
and distribution and to improve the museums, galleries and collections within universities worldwide
by stimulating discussion of relevant issues and concerns. 

Funding and Support
UMAC is responsible for the major costs of the Journal. It receives additional support from Humboldt
University of Berlin, Germany, in the form of a guarantee that the Journal will be archived and its
information will be accessible in the future.

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) provided a special grant to get the Journal started.
With your membership, UMAC is able to publish the Journal. UMAC, as an International Committee of
ICOM, receives funding from ICOM according to the number of its members. If you have found the
Journal helpful, please support its existence by joining ICOM and choose UMAC as your Committee
of choice!
University Museums and Collections Journal 4/2011
University Museums and Collections Journal 3/2010
University Museums and Collections Journal 2/2009
University Museums and Collections Journal 1/2008
Proceedings 2006
Proceedings 2005
Proceedings 2004
Proceedings 2003
Proceedings 2002
Proceedings 2001

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Open Access Journal: The International Journal of Humanities

See now here.

Open Access Journal: Culture & Musées

Culture & Musées
eISSN: 2111-4528
La revue Culture et Musées publie des travaux de recherche inédits sur les publics, les institutions et les médiations de la culture. Les contributions, regroupées autour d’un thème, font de chaque livraison un ouvrage collectif chargé d’approfondir une question vive et qui est placé, à ce titre, sous la direction d’un scientifique spécialiste.

1992 - 2000 - Publics et Musées

2003 - ... - Culture & Musées

Open Access Journal: Analele Banatului

[First posted 7/4/10.  Updated 2/14/11]

Analele Banatului
Analele Banatului, serie nouă, continuă publicaţiile anterioare ale Muzeului Banatului din Timişoara:
Tört énelmiés Régészeti Értesitö, 1872-1918
Gemina, 1923
Analele Banatului, 1928-1931
Tibiscus, 1971-1979

Articolele publicate urmăresc în principal teme de arheologie, istorie şi muzeologie, referitoare îndeosebi la Banat, dar şi la istoria României sau universală (incluzând Banatul). Structura anuarului este următoarea:
- Arheologie şi istorie veche
- Istorie medie, modernă şi contemporană
- Istoria culturii, muzeologie, istoriografie, cataloage, varia.
Most but not all of the articles in the following volumes are available as pdfs.

Analele Banatului XII-XIII 2004-2005
Analele Banatului XIV 2006
Analele Banatului XV 2007
Analele Banatului XVI 2008
Analele Banatului XVII 2009
Analele Banatului XVIII 2010

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Newly Online from the Oriental Institute's Backlist: Seven volumes

For an up to date list of all Oriental Institute publications available online see
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News from CDLI: Digital capture of the Harvard cuneiform collection

Digital capture of the Harvard cuneiform collection
We are very pleased to announce completion of an initial stage of collaboration between the Semitic Museum (SM), Harvard University, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-supported research project "Creating a Sustainable Digital Cuneiform Library" (CSDCL). Under the general direction of the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI - Los Angeles/Berlin), CSDCL has over the past two years been involved in the digital capture, persistent archiving and free Internet dissemination of significant cuneiform collections world-wide. The over 4600 cuneiform artifacts of the Semitic Museum represent a very significant archive of texts in a major American collection--indeed, after the collections of Yale, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago, this is the fourth largest collection in the US, with, among other inscriptions of historical interest, a uniquely important group of legal texts from the middle of the 2nd millennium BC; a set of widely cited administrative documents from the 24th and 21st centuries BC; and a still largely unpublished archive from the period of Persian rule over Babylonia. In furtherance of a collaboration between members of the CDLI and Harvard academic staff, notably Benjamin Studevent-Hickman, and with the kind approval of Piotr Steinkeller and the assistance of James Armstrong, Lance Allred was able to commence scanning of the collection in May of 2009, and has since made several trips to Cambridge to continue his work. Following cataloguing, and fatcross-processing and cleaning of raw files in Los Angeles, initial images were posted to the CDLI website in July of the same year. While much of Dr. Allred's early work was dedicated to the capture of the important Nuzi collection of the SM, subsequent scanning sessions have begun with the systematic digitization of all texts without regard to their state of publication; these can now be viewed at or by searching the CDLI database.
Since September of 2009, this cooperation has been under the direct supervision of James Armstrong's successor, Dr. Adam Aja; with Dr. Aja's close collaboration, we have been able to reformat to CDLI standards the Museum's full cuneiform collection catalogue, and he has facilitated the creation and signing, by legal representatives of the President and Fellows of Harvard University and the Regents of the University of California, of an agreement of cooperation between the SM and the CDLI that went into effect on 23 April of 2010. 
From the beginning, SM viewed this effort as an opportunity to make available its cuneiform collection to the world-wide community of web researchers and informal learners. The agreement between Harvard and UCLA that lays out the SM/CDLI collaboration is designed to assist cuneiform specialists in the collation of existing publications, while at the same time providing general access to tablet images in conjunction with collated transliterations to lay the broadest possible foundation for integrative research by the scholarly community. We are confident that our adherence in this collaboration to the principles of free and open access best serves all in the Humanities, but particularly in the fields of dead language research that are dependent on the availability of primary source materials for their work. In opening to world-wide inspection cuneiform collections such as that located at Harvard, we believe, further, that humanists fulfill their curatorial responsibilities to permanently archive, and to make available to the public all such artifacts of shared world cultural heritage that are in their immediate or indirect care.

For the Semitic Museum, Harvard University:
Lawrence E. Stager, Director and Curator
Piotr Steinkeller, Curator of Cuneiform Collections

For the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative and UCLA:
Robert K. Englund, Director, CDLI
Tim Stowell, Dean of Humanities, UCLA

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Newly Online at the Oriental Institute: Tell Hamoukar, Volume 1. Urbanism and Cultural Landscapes in Northeastern Syria: The Tell Hamoukar Survey, 1999-2001

Tell Hamoukar, Volume 1. Urbanism and Cultural Landscapes in Northeastern Syria: The Tell Hamoukar Survey, 1999-2001.
By Jason A. Ur
Oriental Institute Publications 137
Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2011

book coverTell Hamoukar, Volume 1. Urbanism and Cultural Landscapes in Northeastern Syria:The Tell Hamoukar Survey, 1999-2001. 

Jason A. Ur

Purchase Book

Tell Hamoukar is one of the largest Bronze Age sites in northern Mesopotamia. The present volume presents the results of three seasons of field survey and remote-sensing analysis at the site and its region. These studies were undertaken to address questions of urban origins, land use, and demographic trends through time. Site descriptions and settlement histories are presented for Hamoukar and fifty-nine other sites in its immediate hinterland over the last 8,000 years. The project paid close attention to the "off-site" landscape between sites and considered aspects of agricultural practices, land tenure, and patterns of movement. For each phase of occupation, the patterns of settlement and land use are contextualized within larger patterns of Mesopotamian history, with particular attention to the proto-urban fifth millennium B.C., the Uruk Expansion of the fourth millennium BC, the height of urbanism in the late third millennium, the impact of the Assyrian empire in the early first millennium BC, and the Abbasid landscape of the late first millennium AD.
The volume also includes a description of the unparalleled landscape of tracks in the Upper Khabur basin of Hassake province, northeastern Syria. Through analysis of CORONA satellite photographs, over 6,000 kilometers of premodern trackways were identified and mapped, mostly dating to the late third millennium and early Islamic periods. This area of northern Mesopotamia is thus one of the best-preserved ancient landscapes of movement in the world.
The volume's appendices describe the sixty sites, their surface assemblages, and the survey's ceramic typology.
  • Oriental Institute Publications 137
  • Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2010
  • ISBN 978-1-885923-73-8
  • Pp. lxi + 384, includes Preface by McGuire Gibson and Arabic summary; 210 figures, 3 pocket maps, 74 tables.
  • $75.00

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"Open Access Journals": Another One Bites the Dust

Journal of Biblical Studies (archive at the Internet Archive)
ISSN: 1534-3057
Journal of Biblical Studies is an electronic journal dedicated to the field of Biblical Studies in general. Articles on any aspect of Biblical Studies (including: archaeology, linguistics, exegesis, history, and textual issues) are welcome, and contributions that challenge the traditional boundaries of Biblical Studies are  encouraged. We would also like to see articles that discuss the relationship between Biblical Studies and other disciplines.

JBS publishes standard scholarly articles (both full-length articles and shorter notes are equally welcome), project reports, and book reviews. In addition, the JBS home page will provide links to additional resources of interest to biblical studies, including archaeological field reports, primary sources, and links to other sites of interest.

This journal used to be online at but is not any more.  It appears to be out of business.  Fortunately it is still accessible via the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, is a set of caches dated beweeen April 1, 2001 and August 22, 2008, with the most recently updated version listed as October 2, 2007.  If you wrote for the journal, or if you've cited articles appearing in it, now might be a good time to harvest them.

If and when JBS re-emerges, I'll update the links.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Open Access Journal: Futhark

Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies
ISSN 1892-0950
Futhark is an independent periodical, but has as its base of operations the Runic Archives at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, and the Department of Scandinavian Languages, Uppsala University.
Futhark takes the word runic to refer to all scientific study dealing with phenomena related to objects bearing runes (within the Germanic tradition). Not only runologists in the stricter sense are thus welcome, but also archaeologists, historians in various disciplines, theologians, etc., who work with runes or runic inscriptions, as well as phenomena otherwise connected with
runic objects.

The periodical encompasses some 200 pages per issue. Articles (made anonymous) will be peer-reviewed by at least two external referees of good academic standing. In addition, the editors and advisory board will ensure strict quality control of all the material. Futhark will have these sections:
  • Articles: Scholarly articles, mainly in English, German or Scandinavian languages. All articles will have an English abstract, and those in other languages will have an English summary. Doctoral disputations (opposition and defense) will also be published here.
  • Notices: Short notices with minor observations, usually in English. This section will also contain debate material.
  • Reviews: Longer reviews of major runological publications.

Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies 2 (2011)

Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies 1 (2010)

Containing selected papers from the Sixth International Symposium on Runes and Runic Inscriptions, Lancaster, 11–16 August 2005

Friday, February 4, 2011

Open Access Khirgiz Archaeology and History

Древние кыргызы: Очерки истории и археологии - Ancient Khirgiz: Essays on History and Archaeology
•  Сайт-монография — это превращение обычной академической ссылки в гиперссылку. Представляя здесь конспект монографии «Древние кыргызы», я постепенно выкладываю вместе с ним (целиком или частично) труды коллег и предшественников, на которые ссылаюсь.
А заодно образуется и библиотека по теме.

•  Электронные версии бумажных публикаций, в целом соответствующих тематике сайта, с благодарностью принимаются к размещению.
 обновления библиотеки:
см. также все обновления 
 статьи и тезисы —
•  Азбелев П.П. 2010. К истории седельного декора.
•  Азбелев П.П. 2010. Пояс эпохи Первого каганата.
•  Тревер К.В. 1937. Сэнмурв-Паскудж, собака-птица.
•  Кляшторный С.Г. 1965. Проблемы ранней истории племени тÿрк (ашина).
•  Азбелев П.П. 2009. Общество и государство енисейских кыргызов в VII-VIII вв.
•  Грязнов М.П., Шнейдер E.Р. 1929. Древние изваяния Минусинских степей.
•  Азбелев П.П. 2009. Таштыкский пояс.
•  Руденко С., Глухов А. 1927. Могильник Кудыргэ на Алтае.
•  Панкова С.В. 1996. Подвесные сосуды в памятниках таштыкской культуры на Енисее.
•  Азбелев П.П. 2008. Первые кыргызы на Енисее.
•  Нечаева Л.Г. 1966. Погребения с трупосожжением могильника Тора-Тал-Арты.
•  Панкова С.В. 2008. «Фигуры-лопасти» на таштыкских изображениях лошадей.
•  Азбелев П.П. 2008. Таштыкские крестовидные распределители ремней.
•  Азбелев П.П. 2008. К систематике поясных наборов древнетюркской эпохи.
•  Азбелев П.П. 2008. Хуннские элементы в таштыкском декоре.
•  Левашова В.П. 1952. Два могильника кыргыз-хакасов.
•  Азбелев П.П. 2007. Оглахтинская культура.
 монографии —
•  Лубо-Лесниченко Е.И. 1975. Привозные зеркала Минусинской котловины.Полностью.
•  Руденко С.И. 1962. Сибирская коллекция Петра I.Полностью.
•  Шер Я.А. 1966. Каменные изваяния Семиречья.Полностью.
•  Маршак Б.И. 1971. Согдийское серебро. Очерки по восточной торевтике. Добавлены таблицы 1-52 и сводная.
•  Евтюхова Л.А. 1948. Археологические памятники енисейских кыргызов (хакасов).Полностью.
•  Грач А.Д., Савинов Д.Г., Длужневская Г.В. 1998. Енисейские кыргызы в центре Тувы (Эйлиг-Хем III как источник по средневековой истории Тувы).Полностью.
 авторефераты —
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Open Access Journal: Arqueología y Territorio Medieval

Arqueología y Territorio Medieval
ISSN 1134-3184

Editorial Policy

1. The journal Arqueología y Territorio Medieval is dedicated to the history and archaeology of European and Mediterranean medieval societies, in their different politico-social, economic, religious and cultural forms, etc, between the Vth and XVth centuries as well as their prolongations into the Modern Age.
2. It is an annual publication which is published in the last trimester of the year. It is structured around fixed sections dedicated to research, management and conservation and book reviews. The journal may also include proceedings of colloquia or scientific meetings, at the suggestion of their organizers and under the conditions established by the Editorial Board.
3. Articles may be submitted to any section of the journal. To begin with, the length of the text and the documents accompanying it are unrestricted. However, the Editorial Board may propose certain limits or reductions in specific cases.
4. The journal accepts articles written in the official languages of the Spanish State as well as in French, English, Italian and Portuguese.
5. Like in other international publications, the web version of a number of the journal will be published in this web after a delay of one year from the paper version. The way of accessing the texts will be established by the University of Jaén, as publisher entity, and the Editorial Board of the journal.

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