Monday, December 31, 2018

Take the survey: How much is the AIA/SCS Annual Meeting costing you?

How much is the AIA/SCS Annual Meeting costing you?
What are the costs of attending our big annual conference each year? Whether it is for a job interview, presenting your current research, networking, or keeping up with the state of the fields of archaeology and Classics, the AIA/SCS is an annual tradition but can be a logistical and financial challenge for many. This survey is meant to gauge the financial costs of attending the AIA/SCS in January 2019 and who foots the bill. A rough estimate for each category is fine. Please provide amounts in your applicable currency ($, CAD, €, £, etc.). All results will remain anonymous, but feel free to contact me (Jacquelyn Clements) at if you have any questions. The survey will remain open until January 31, 2019.

Open Access Journal: Oriental Institute Annual Report

[First posted in AWOL 5 November 2009. Most recently updated 31 December 2018]

Oriental Institute Annual Report
The print versions of the Oriental Institute Annual Report are available for members as one of the privileges of membership. They are not for sale to the general public. They contain yearly summaries of the activities of the Institute’s faculty, staff, and research projects, as well as descriptions of special events and other Institute functions.

Oriental Institute 2017-2018 Annual Report

Download the Entire 2017-2018 Annual Report in a Single Adobe Acrobat Document










For an up to date list of all Oriental Institute publications available online see:

ARCE Sphinx Project 1979-1983 Archive: Maps, drawings, and photographs from the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Sphinx Project, 1979-1983

The ARCE SPHINX PROJECT (1979-1983) aimed to produce scale drawings (plans and elevations) of the Great Sphinx of Giza, where no scale drawings of this unique monument had been produced before, to map the greater Sphinx site, including three ancient Egyptian temples situated east of the statue, and the larger quarry forming the Sphinx "amphitheater." Objectives included elevations, profiles, and a detailed master plan of the Sphinx, detailed section and profile drawings showing the masonry restorations added to the statue, topographical maps of the Sphinx ditch and larger quarry, and maps of the structural geology of the site, showing stratification and faults.
The idea was that we could achieve a better understanding of the origin of the Sphinx and how the 4th Dynasty Egyptians created the Sphinx from careful, recorded observations of its structure and geology, and that a good part of the history of the Sphinx could be read from detailed survey and mapping of the stratified masonry on the Sphinx, and from the condition of the bedrock core under the earliest masonry, as well as from analysis of tool marks and mortar bonding the different phases.
Dr. James Allen, then Assistant Director of the American Research Center (now Charles Edwin Wilbour Professor of Egyptology at Brown University) applied as Project Director to the Egyptian Antiquities Organization to survey and map the Sphinx. Mark Lehner served as Field Director. Ulrich Kapp (German Archaeological Institute in Cairo) carried out the photogrammetric survey and plotted the master profiles and elevations of the Sphinx. Team members included Christiane Zivie-Coche (Director, Centre Wladimir Golenischeff, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Egyptology), Attila Vass (survey), Susan Allen (now, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, survey), Peter Lacovara (then Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, now The Ancient Egyptian Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund, survey) and Cynthia Schartzer (archaeology, survey), K. Lal Gauri (University of Louisville, geology), and Thomas Aigner (University of Tübingen, geology).
The ARCE SPHINX PROJECT ARCHIVE includes written, drawn, and color slide photographs and black and white photographs. Drawings include:
  • Master elevations of the front and sides of the Sphinx, scale 1:50.
  • Master plan of the Sphinx, scale 1:50
  • Detailed maps of the 4th Dynasty Khafre Valley Temple, the Sphinx Temple, and the 18th Dynasty Amenhotep II Temple, scale 1:100
  • Topographical and geological maps of the wider Sphinx “amphitheater,” scale 1:200
  • 1:1,000 map of the Sphinx and modern installations to the East as of 1979
  • Detailed architectural sections and elevations of the stratified ancient masonry layers applied to the Sphinx bedrock core body, scale 1:20 and 1:10
  • 5,000 slides
  • 2,716 black and white photographs
  • Profile of the Sphinx area with water table measurements taken during 1981-82.

Open Access Journal: Kernos - Revue internationale et pluridisciplinaire de religion grecque antique

[First posted in AWOL 23 February 2011. Most recently updated 31 December 2018]

Kernos - Revue internationale et pluridisciplinaire de religion grecque antique
ISSN électronique 2034-7871

Kernos - Couverture du no 23 | 2010
Kernos est la seule revue scientifique internationale entièrement consacrée à l’étude des faits et phénomènes religieux de la Grèce antique. Elle a pour ambition de fournir aux chercheurs en ce domaine, mais aussi à toute personne intéressée par les questions religieuses, un instrument de réflexion et des outils de travail pour progresser dans la connaissance du système religieux des Grecs.
Actuellement, les textes des numéros 1 à 17 sont uniquement accessibles au format pdf [fac-similé], librement téléchargeables.

EBGR - Index

Sunday, December 30, 2018

ANCIENT MAKERSPACES 2019: Digital Tools for Ancient World Study

ANCIENT MAKERSPACES 2019: Digital Tools for Ancient World Study
For the third year running…
About Ancient MakerSpaces
Almost all research, teaching, and scholarly communication in ancient studies today bears the imprint of digital technology in some way, yet the growing number of projects and the rapid rate of technological development present a distinct challenge for scholars who are interested in taking advantage of advances in the digital humanities.
This workshop is a space for students and scholars to interact with a variety of digital techniques and digital projects of broad application, providing participants the opportunity to engage in hands-on, peer-based learning.
Experienced digital humanists from various disciplines within ancient studies have developed demonstration curricula and will coordinate teams of trained demonstrators for each workshop station. The emphasis will be on learning to do things of immediate utility to scholarship and pedagogy. The workshop is comprised of five demonstrations and a series of lightning talks; together they will present techniques and projects dedicated to:
  • mapping
  • text tagging, annotating, searching, and editing
  • epigraphic squeezes
  • podcasting
  • collaborative commentaries
  • and more…

Open Access Journal: Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies

 [First posted in AWOL 13 June 2014, updated 30 December 2018]

Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies
Nubian studies needs a platform in which the old meets the new, in which archaeological, papyrological, and philological research into Meroitic, Old Nubian, Coptic, Greek, and Arabic sources confront current investigations in modern anthropology and ethnography, Nilo-­Saharan linguistics, and critical and theoretical approaches present in post­colonial and African studies.

The journal Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies brings these disparate fields together within the same fold, opening a cross­-cultural and diachronic field where divergent approaches meet on common soil. Dotawo gives a common home to the past, present, and future of one of the richest areas of research in African studies. It offers a crossroads where papyrus can meet internet, scribes meet critical thinkers, and the promises of growing nations meet the accomplishments of old kingdoms.

We embrace a powerful alternative to the dominant paradigms of academic publishing. We believe in free access to information. Accordingly, we are proud to collaborate with DigitalCommons@Fairfield, an institutional repository of Fairfield University in Connecticut, USA, and with open-access publishing house punctum books. Thanks to these collaborations, every volume of Dotawo will be available both as a free online pdf and in online bookstores.
Volume 5 (2018) Nubian Women


An Old Nubian Letter from the Daughter of an Eparch
Vincent van Gerven Oei and Alexandros Tsakos

Volume 4 (2017)

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Open Access Journal: Abstracta Iranica

 [First posted in AWOL 28 February 2014, updated 29 December 2018]

Abstracta Iranica
Couverture Abstracta Iranica - Volume 32-33
Revue de bibliographie sélective et critique pour le monde irano-aryen sur tous les aspects de la culture et de la civilisation iraniennes, des origines à nos jours

A selective and critical bibliographical journal of Iranian studies, also covering Afghanistan and other areas relevant to Iranian culture

چکیده‌های ایرانشناسی یک نشریه کتابشناسی گزیده و انتقادی است از پژوهشهای مربوط به همهً زمینه‌های فرهنگ و تمدن ایرانی‌ از آغاز تا امروز.

Abstracta Iranica est une revue de bibliographie sélective et critique pour le monde irano-aryen ; elle rend compte des travaux concernant tous les aspects de la culture et de la civilisation iraniennes, des origines à nos jours.

Les travaux présentés dans Abstracta Iranica sont sélectionnés parmi les publications de l’année précédente, et présentés par des chercheurs.

Les auteurs et maisons d’édition sont invités à adresser à la Rédaction les ouvrages et tirés-à-part des articles destinés à faire l’objet d’un compte rendu dans la revue.

Numéros ouverts

Notes de la rédactionCe numéro triple d'Abstracta Iranica 37-38-39 s'ouvre quelques mois après la clôture du numéro triple 34-35-36.
Ce nouveau numéro, qui recense les publications de 2014-2015-2016, est comme le précédent un numéro « ouvert » présentant les recensions reçues depuis plusieurs mois et il restera ouvert jusqu'en décembre 2018, date à laquelle démarrera le numéro suivant. Nous espérons ainsi retrouver notre rythme habituel de publications des recensions en résorbant le retard imposé par des éléménts externes et internes à la revue.
Dorénavant, le principe de numéro « ouvert » reste valable pour tous les numéros futures et la mise en ligne sera opérée plusieurs fois par an, par paquet de 100 à 200 comptes rendus. De la sorte les recensions adressées par les contributeurs seront disponibles en ligne quelques mois plus tard.
Plus de visibilité et une plus grande rapidité et, par conséquent, une meilleure diffusion devraient refaire d'Abstracta Iranica une référence indispensable de l'information et de la critique de l'ensemble des publications sur le monde iranien.
Rémy Boucharlat - Directeur
Poupak Rafii Nejad - Secrétaire de rédaction

Numéro ouvert le 10/03/2018
Première mise en ligne : 10 mars 2018
Deuxième mis en ligne : 30 décembre 2018

Numéros en texte intégral

Severan Database Project

[First posted in AWOL 21 May 2013, updated 29 December 2018]

Severan Database Project
The Severan Database Project is a collection of three datasets containing historical evidence from the Severan Period (193-235).

Repository File Structure:
# Survey of coin hoards from the Severan Period

# Inscriptions mentioning Julia Domna

# Survey of 14 cities from Greece and Asia minor minting under the Severans

Project Lead: Julie Langford
Associate Professor of Roman History
Department of History,
University of South Florida

Assistant: David J. Thomas,
Instructor of Ancient History and Digital Humanities,
Department of History,
University of South Florida

Graduate Assistant:
Christina Hotalen

This project was originally hosted at The university page has since been removed. This dataset is an open-source publication of the raw data from that original project.

ANCIENT ROME LIVE: A new way to learn about Rome's past

[First posted in AWOL 29 April 2015, updated 29 December 2018]

ANCIENT ROME LIVE: A new way to learn about Rome's past
Ancient Rome Live
Rome’s enduring contribution to world civilization can, and should, be communicated in a way that combines the hard facts, solid reasoning, and new discoveries of university research with the excitement and immediacy of on-location filming in Rome. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million.

Ancient Rome Live (ARL) is an immersive journey that provides new perspectives about the ancient city. A multi-platform learning experience, ARL first and foremost presents original content:

  • a clickable map of ancient Rome
  • a library of videos arranged according to topic
  • live streaming from sites in Rome and her empire.
ARL provides an interactive platform to engage the many layers of Rome: monuments, people, places, and events.  Ancient Rome Live  is a valuable resource for teachers- and a lot of fun for anyone interested in history.

Later in 2015 ARL will release an ebook, app, and free online course.   WIth all of these new, coordinated formats, ARL will change the way ancient Rome is studied.

Darius Arya, Archaeologist and TV host, Founder, director, producer

Albert Prieto, Archaeologist, Chief film and editing
Mark Brewer, Zagara Films, Film and editing
Andrea Troiani, Animator
Darbouze & Daughters, Digital Creative