Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Survey: Integrating digital humanities into the web of scholarship with SHARE

NEH: Integrating digital humanities into the web of scholarship with SHARE
Digital humanities scholarship is interdisciplinary, multimodal and distributed across a wide network of tools, repositories, and websites. By working closely with scholars and librarians in the DH community, the project team is investigating requirements for:
  - scholars to link all the components of their work
- librarians to have a means to accurately track usage of all the components of a DH project
- scholars and students to quickly find the relevant scholarship and primary sources they need
- new project leaders to quickly gain an understanding of all the existing content and tools at their disposal.
  This survey will help the project team prioritize those requirements in order to build prototypes for search and discovery using the SHARE aggregator.

Please note that the de-identified and anonymized results of this survey will be made openly available on the project website after the survey closes. 

Newly added to Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis Online

Newly added to Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis Online

Numishare News: ANS web projects, IIIF deployed on new server

ANS web projects, IIIF deployed on new server
In other big news today with the consolidation of Nomisma and ANS digital projects on numismatics.org onto the same dedicated server (which is much more powerful than the separate cloud servers each domain previously ran on), our IIIF image server (Loris) and presentation APIs are now running in production. IIIF functionality extends beyond simple zoom functionality and manifests for single objects in our own collection (e.g., http://numismatics.org/collection/1944.100.39026), but an entirely new array of features, some of which have been described in previous posts:

  • There are now 160,000 photographed objects in the ANS collection, the high res photos of which are available through IIIF. Of these, more than 55,000 are Greek and Roman coins linked to types defined in OCRE, CRRO, and PELLA. Like our other partners that publish IIIF, the zoomable images are available on the coin type landing page, but the ANS adds tremendous coverage in these domains. See dozens of our coins linked to Price 4.
  • Manifests for coin types are generated dynamically by a combination of NUDS typological metadata + SPARQL query results for associated physical specimens with IIIF service metadata. The manifest is linked at the top of the page, along with a link to view the manifest. These sorts of manifests are the jumping-off point for annotating symbols and monograms on coins.
  • The ANS Archives support IIIF through TEI (digitized coin hoard notebooks), EAD, and MODS resources (photographs). Photographs linked to ancient places defined in Pleiades can be ingested into Pelagios. More here: http://eaditor.blogspot.com/2017/10/eaditor-now-supports-ead-and-mods-to.html. The Newell notebooks are so far the only digital resources featuring annotations, so far.
  • Rainer Simon is reindexing the ANS coins linked to ancient places via Nomisma->Pleiades concordances into Peripleo. These extend beyond the 55,000 Greco-Roman coins linked to OCRE, CRRO, and PELLA to include all ancient coins linked to Nomisma IDs for mints. See https://twitter.com/aboutgeo/status/925292397986279425. Of the 140,000 coins in MANTIS linked to Pleiades places, about 83,000 have been photographed/provide IIIF service metadata to Pelagios.https://twitter.com/aboutgeo/status/925292397986279425

The Antiquities Coalition Policy Briefs

The Antiquities Coalition Policy Briefs
Policy Brief 1: Ending Impunity for Antiquities Traffickers through the Creation of a Cultural Heritage Crimes Prosecution Team (November 2016)
By Ricardo “Rick” St. Hilaire
In just the last decade, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recovered and returned more than 7,500 illicit artifacts to thirty countries, as part of its fight against the global traffic in cultural heritage. Restituting this stolen property has done much to foster international diplomacy. However, by prioritizing forfeitures and repatriations over investigations and indictments, this “seize and send” policy has failed to hold criminals accountable in courts of law, or staunch what is now a worldwide illegal industry...
Brief 2: How Can We Fund the Fight Against Antiquities Looting and Trafficking? A "Pollution" Tax on the Antiquities Trade (December 2016)
Lawrence Rothfield
Almost every nation has laws against looting, smuggling, and trafficking in antiquities, supplemented by international bans and bilateral interdictions. Yet the playing field remains badly tilted against the site guards, customs officials, antiquities police, and prosecutors charged with enforcing these laws, in large part because enforcers lack the financial resources needed to do their job.
Policy Brief 3: How to Control the Internet Market in Antiquities? The Need for Regulation and Monitoring (July 2017)
By Neil Brodie
Illicit antiquities, some pilfered from war zones where jihadist groups operate, are increasingly finding their way online where they are being snapped up by unknowing buyers and further driving the rampant plunder of archaeological sites.
These internet sales are spurring a vicious cycle: increasing demand for antiquities, which drives the looting, producing a greater supply of artifacts, which further increases demand.
While global auction sales of art and antiquities declined in 2015—falling as much as 11 percent—online sales skyrocketed by 24 percent, reaching a staggering $3.27 billion dollars. According to Forbes, “This suggests that the art market may not be 1 cooling, exactly, but instead shifting to a new sales model, e-commerce.”
How can an online buyer guarantee that a potential purchase is not stolen property, a “blood antiquity,” or a modern forgery? The best protection is to demand evidence of how the object reached the market in the first place. However, as in more traditional sales, most antiquities on the internet lack any such documentation.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Fondation Jacques-Edouard Berger - World Art Treasures

[First posted in AWOL18 January 2012, updated 30 October 2017]

Fondation Jacques-Edouard Berger - World Art Treasures

Jacques-Édouard Berger (1945-1993) — art historian, lecturer, organiser and accompanier of cultural trips to Europe, Egypt, India, Far East and United States (major sites and museums visited by J.E Berger) — had brought back over one hundred thousand pictures , for purposes of lectures Pour l'Art. Passionate collector of Art, after his death, the J.-E. Berger Foundation deposited his very important collections with the City of Lausanne (Switzerland) with a view to their installation in the Musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains (mudac).

Open Access Journal: Archeologia Sotterranea

Archeologia Sotterranea
ISSN: 2035-7974
Il Centro Ricerche Speleo Archeologiche è sempre in 'prima linea' nel campo della ricerca e dell'esplorazione, grazie anche alle collaborazioni pluriennali con Soprintendenze, Enti Parco et alii.
Per questo motivo abbiamo deciso di convogliare e raccogliere periodicamente i frutti di questa fervida attività in una rivista interamente dedicata al mondo archeologico sotterraneo.

Il nostro obiettivo è quello di creare uno spazio virtuale per l'incontro e la visibilità di tutti gli operatori che si rivolgono a questo importante campo di ricerca il cui successo è alimentato e incoraggiato dalle continue scoperte degli ultimi anni.

La rivista ARCHEOLOGIA SOTTERRANEA è un periodico semestrale disponibile in formato pdf ai registrati del portale "Sotterranei di Roma".

La rivista è acquistabile in forma cartacea o contattandoci oppure presso il Book Shop dei Mercati Traianei (Roma) o quello di Palazzo Braschi (Roma). 

Numero 13 - Ottobre 2016

Updated on 29 Dicembre 2016

Archivio (12)

Sunday, October 29, 2017

(Partially) Open Access Journal: Chronozones: Bulletin des sciences de l'Antiquité de l'université de Lausanne

 [First posted in AWOL 20 May 2013, updated 29 October 2017]

Chronozones: Bulletin des sciences de l'Antiquité de l'université de Lausanne
Chronozones est né en 1994 de la volonté d’un groupe d’étudiants en archéologie et en sciences de l’Antiquité de l’Université de Lausanne qui désirait coucher ses idées ou ses recherches par écrit dans le but de les diffuser, les discuter ou les critiquer.

La réalisation de la revue s’articule autour de deux pôles; d’une part la rédaction d’articles pour les auteurs, d’autre part la participation à plusieurs étapes de la chaîne de publication d’une revue pour les membres de la rédaction, de la réception des textes à la mise en page finale. L’auteur bénéficie alors d’une expérience de publication, le membre de la rédaction d’un savoir-faire éditorial – charte typographique, maîtrise d’un logiciel de mise en page, etc.

La revue s’intéresse essentiellement à la culture gréco-latine, dans une démarche pluridisciplinaire (archéologie, histoire, épigraphie, numismatique, latin, grec) et parfois interdisciplinaire. Depuis quelques années, un intérêt pour l’étude de la culture celtique se manifeste également; elle est composée d’une partie Materia qui laisse la place à des articles de fond plus ou moins pointus, et Antemnae qui a pour vocation d’être un forum d’échange et de réunir tout document ayant trait, de près ou de loin, à l’Antiquité. Elle paraît une fois par an, dans une maquette qui a trouvé sa ligne dès le troisième volume. Cette dernière a été changée pour le volume 6. Plus sobre et plus lisible, elle a été conservée pour le numéro 7, 8 et 9, tandis que pour le volume anniversaire 10, tout comme pour les versions 2005 (11) et 2006 (12), elle a été remaniée et a reçu une couverture couleur.

Chaque volume est tiré à 450 exemplaires et est vendu essentiellement dans le cadre de l’Université, lors de manifestations ayant pour cadre le monde de l’Antiquité – conférences, visites grand public des chantiers de fouilles, etc. Chronozones est cependant disponible dans la plupart des librairies lausannoises et peut également être commandé en ligne.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Open Access Books on the Ancient World at JSTOR

Open Access Books on the Ancient World at JSTOR

JSTOR Open Content

JSTOR has a very nice new function allowing users to explore academic content that is open to everyone, everywhere. Search thousands of free journal articles and open access book chapters.
 JSTOR Open Content
For content on antiquity (both open and licensed) see AWOL's The Ancient World in JSTOR.
For open access back-files of journals dealing with antiquity see AWOL's Open Access Early Journal Content In JSTOR

Friday, October 27, 2017

Open Access Journal: Aegean Studies

[First posted in AWOL 4 March 2012, updated 27 October 2017]

Aegean Studies
Aegean Studies accepts papers which present new theoretical approaches and innovative means of data analysis with the aim of illuminating and explaining the prehistory and early Iron Age of the Aegean and its neighbouring areas. Especially welcome are interdisciplinary contributions, as well as studies for the promotion and management of prehistoric culture. The Aegean Book Reviews are part of Aegean Studies.

Texts are accepted in Greek and in English. All papers are submitted to anonymous reviewing. They are initially published electronically on the Aegeus website, and, together with the Aegean Book Reviews, in an annual printed volume of Aegean Studies.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Open Access Book: Underwater archaeology between Bulgaria and Turkey

International Conference: Where are the Sites: Research, Protection and Management of Cultural Heritage
Angelova, Khr. et M. Özdoğan (2014) : International Conference: Where are the Sites: Research, Protection and Management of Cultural Heritage, 5-8 December 2013, Аhtopol, Sozopol.
Ce colloque coorganisé par le centre d’archéologie sous-marine de Sozopol s’intéresse principalement au patrimoine de la partie de la mer Noire située près de la frontière bulgaro-turque. La plupart des articles sont consacrés au Chalcolithique, que ce soit des sites submergés ou non.

L’ouvrage en ligne https://issuu.com/vasilantonov/docs/conference_proceedings

One Off Open Access Journal Issues: Cultura giuridica e diritto vivente, V. 3: L'economia delle passioni. Etica, diritto e mercato finanziario tra antico e moderno

Cultura giuridica e diritto vivente, V. 3 (2016)
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L'economia delle passioni. Etica, diritto e mercato finanziario tra antico e moderno

Atti del Convegno di Urbino, 13 giugno 2016
a cura di Marina Frunzio

[The Economy of the Passions. Ethics, law and financial market between ancient and new times]. 
On June 13th this year the conference 'The Economy of the Passions. Ethics, law and financial market between ancient and modern times' was held in Urbino (Department of Law). It concluded the 2016 “Francesco De Martino Lectures”, an annual initiative which is aimed at investigating the relationship between legal and economic institutions in antiquity and is curated by Giuseppe Giliberti and Marina Frunzio. The papers presented by the scholars have been published in Cultura giuridica e diritto vivente in a logical chronological order ranging from antiquity to modern times.
Keywords :
Economy, Behavioral economics, financial market, history of law, history of economics
DOI: 10.14276/2384-8901/106

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Marina Frunzio
Aldo Petrucci
Giuseppe Giliberti
Giovanni Luchetti
Massimo Ciambotti
Elisabetta Righini

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Newly Online Kernos suppléments

Newly Online Kernos suppléments
Mixanthrôpoi: Animal-human hybrid deities in Greek religion
Many of the beings in this book – Cheiron, Pan, Acheloos, the Sirens and others – will be familiar from the narratives of Greek mythology, in which fabulous anatomies abound. However, they have never previously been studied together from a religious perspective, as recipients of cult and as members of the ancient pantheon. This book is the first major treatment of the use of part-animal – mixanthropic – form in the representation and visual imagination of Greek gods and goddesses...

Section One : Cults and composition of mixanthropic deities

 Chemins d'Hécate: Portes, routes, carrefours et autres figures de l'entre-deux
Chemins d'Hécate
Hécate est une figure divine qui a longtemps été reléguée dans le monde d’en bas, dans l’univers de la superstition et de la magie. Les approches classiques n’ont guère rendu justice au rapport que la déesse entretient à l’espace, par sa présence aux portes, aux carrefours et aux divers autres points de passage. C’est une exploration attentive aux réalités concrètes, voire triviales, qu’offrent les analyses de ces Chemins d’Hécate, où la déesse fonctionne comme une sorte d’opérateur...

Mari: il y'a 500 ans

Mari: il y'a 500 ans

The Digitizing Tell en-Naṣbeh (Biblical Mizpah of Benjamin) Project

The Digitizing Tell en-Naṣbeh (Biblical Mizpah of Benjamin) Project
Figure 57
Tell en-Naṣbeh is an archaeological site about 12 km (eight miles) north of the Old City of Jerusalem and south of the modern Palestinian city of Ramallah (31°53'07"N, 35°13'00"E; New Israel Grid 220559.86E - 643543.35N; Old Israel Grid 1706.1144) at 848 m (2762’) above sea level (Fig 1). The site sits on the trunk road running along the spine of the central hill country, connecting Hebron and Jerusalem on the south with important sites to the north, such as Samaria and Shechem. Tell en-Naṣbeh also sits near to the northern border of the tribe of Benjamin. Its location made it an important border fortress, protecting Jerusalem from attacks from the north (in Isaiah 10:27b–32 an imagined attacker diverts his approach on Jerusalem by taking the more roundabout eastern Michmash pass, rather than take the main road past Mizpah). The site, excluding surrounding cemeteries, is about 250 m north to south and 160 m east to west (Fig.2 and Plan of Plans below). It covers an area of 3.2 hectares (ca. 8 acres), though the area inside the fortifications only amounts to about 2.4 hectares and the actual area occupied by houses is only a bit over 1.7 hectares...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Newly added to Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis Online

Newly added to Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis Online

Open Access Book: Art rupestre et peuplements préhistoriques au Yémen

Art rupestre et peuplements préhistoriques au Yémen
Art rupestre et peuplements historiques au Yémen fait le point sur l'état actuel des connaissances en ce domaine.
À l'inventaire iconographique de l'art rupestre préhistorique des régions de Saada et de Radā‘, établi par Madiha Rachad, s'est établie une nouvelle découverte dans la région d'al-Dalī‘, relevée par une équipe dirigée par Frank Braemer. Ainsi cet ouvrage révèle-t-il un remarquable ensemble gravé et peint de représentations d'animaux, ainsi que des figurations humaines et de...

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Christian Julien Robin
Marie-Louise Inizan et Madiha Rachad
Marie-Louise Inizan
II. Peuplements à l’Holocène
Marie-Louise Inizan
Conclusion générale