Monday, July 28, 2014

Friends of ASOR Podcasts

Friends of ASOR Podcasts
The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization that supports and encourages the study of the cultures and history of the Near East, from the earliest times to the present. ASOR is apolitical and has no religious affiliation.

We were founded in 1900 by twenty one institutions—including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and Columbia. Over a century later, ASOR has more than 90 consortium institutions, including universities, seminaries, museums, foundations, and libraries. In addition, we have more than 1,550 individual members.

ASOR communicates news of the latest research findings in our publications, through lectures at the Annual Meeting, and our overseas institutes host scholars working in the Middle East. ASOR's book series and journals, such as Near Eastern Archaeology and the Bulletin of ASOR, are intended for both a lay audience and specialist archaeologists, historians, and Biblical scholars. ASOR's Annual Meeting brings together scholars from around the world to present their latest findings and discuss their research. Our independent overseas institutes in Cyprus, Israel, and Jordan facilitate research in the field by students and scholars. Fellowship programs are available to provide funds for work at these institutes as well as for Mesopotamian studies and student travel to the Annual Meeting.

New Open Access Journal: Indo-European Linguistics

Indo-European Linguistics
ISSN: 2212-5884
E-ISSN: 2212-5892 
image of Indo-European Linguistics
The peer-reviewed journal Indo-European Linguistics (IEL) is devoted to the study of the ancient and medieval Indo-European languages from the perspective of modern theoretical linguistics. It provides a venue for synchronic and diachronic linguistic studies of the Indo-European languages and the Indo-European family as a whole within any theoretically informed or analytical framework. It also welcomes typological investigations, especially those which make use of cross-linguistic data, including that from non-Indo-European languages, as well as research which draws upon the findings of language acquisition, cognitive science, variationist sociolinguistics, and language contact.

Open Access Journal: Analecta Romana Instituti Danici

[First posted in AWOL 15 March 2010. Updated 28 July 2014]

Analecta Romana Instituti Danici
P-ISSN: 0066-1392
E-ISSN: 2035-2506
Analecta Romana Instituti Danici (ARID) publicerer studier indenfor Instituttets hovedforskningsområder: humanistiske studier (f. eks. antikhistorie, arkæologi kunsthistorie, historie, litteratur, filologi), billedkunst og arkitektur. Siden 2008 udkommer tidskriftet både i en papir- og en digital udgave.
Analecta Romana Instituti Danici (ARID) publishes studies within the main range of the Academy's research activities: the humanities (e.g. ancient history, archaeology, art history, history, literature, philology), the fine arts and architecture. Since 2008 the journal is published both on paper and on-line.
La rivista Analecta Romana Instituti Danici (ARID) pubblica studi nell'ambito dei settori principali di indagine dell'Accademia di Danimarca: la ricerca umanistica (storia antica, archeologia, storia dell'arte, storia, letteratura, filologia), le arti figurative e l'architettura. A cominciare da 2008 ANALECTA è pubblicata anche online.
1-1960 2-1962 3-1965 4-1967 5-1969
6-1971 7-1974 8-1977 9-1980 10-1981
11-1982 12-1983 13-1984 14-1985 15-1986
16-1987 17/18-1988/9 19-1990 20-1992 21-1993
22-1994 23-1996 24-1997 25-1998 26-1999
27-2001 28-2002 29-2003 30-2004 31-2005
all volumes

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Suda News: "A translation of the last of the Suda’s 31000+ entries was submitted to the database on July 21, 2014 and vetted the next day."

Suda On Line: Byzantine Lexicography
... At present (July 2014), the family of active and emerita/us SOL contributors comprises over 200 individuals from five continents and more than 20 countries, but geography is not the only aspect that makes this group diverse and eclectic. In addition to research-active university faculty, our roster has included retired professors, scholars in countries where the internet provides an invaluable supplement to meager local resources, and talented classicists who for one reason or another have ended up in careers other than higher education. One of the great benefits of SOL is the opportunity the project gives to such scholars to make a valuable contribution to the field. SOL has also been used to good effect in the classroom. Instructors at several colleges and universities have assigned entries to graduate and advanced undergraduate students for supervised translating and annotating, and hundreds of their contributions are now a permanent part of the database and can be listed as published scholarly works on the students’ CV's. One of our most prolific contributors, Jennifer Benedict (over 4500 translations), did most of her work on the SOL as an undergraduate at William & Mary. Several scholars, including Peter Green, Malcolm Heath and John Melville-Jones, donated translations of entries that they had done previously for other purposes. 

A translation of the last of the Suda’s 31000+ entries was submitted to the database on July 21, 2014 and vetted the next day. This milestone is very gratifying, but the work of the project is far from over. As mentioned above, one of the founding principles of the project is that the process of improving and annotating our translations will go on indefinitely. Much important work remains to be done. We are also constantly thinking of ways to improve SOL's infrastructure and to add new tools and features. If you are interested in helping us with the continuing betterment of SOL, please read about how you can register as an editor and/or contact the managing editors

Open Access Journal: Discentes: The Undergraduate Magazine for the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania

Discentes: The Undergraduate Magazine for the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania

POTENZA Valley Project

POTENZA Valley Project
In 2000 a team of Ghent University (Belgium), under the direction of Prof. Frank Vermeulen, started a very intensive survey of an Adriatic valley. Denominated 'Potenza Valley Survey' (PVS), this research project aims at measuring the evolution of social complexity during Antiquity in a specific part of Central Italy. The fieldwork operations in the valley of the river Potenza included systematic archaeological field walking, active aerial photography, artefact studies, re-study of excavated evidence, detailed geomorphologic field mapping, geophysical surveys and topographic analysis. During the years these interdisciplinary and mostly non-invasive approaches allowed to obtain a new holistic synthesis of the occupation history in this territory, with a special emphasis on the protohistoric, Roman and early medieval periods.  

This website wants to take the PVS online, by offering up-to-date information on the aims of the project, the methodologies applied and the results gained. As frequently as possible, this site will be updated with more texts, maps and pictures. So please check regularly.

Tombes de Deir el Medina: Couverture photographique

Tombes de Deir el Medina: Couverture photographique
La nécropole de Deir el-Medina, concession de l’Ifao, a déjà fait l’objet de plusieurs publications. Toutefois, ces monographies ne reprennent pas toutes les photographies dont dispose l’Ifao ; en outre, dans le passé, les illustrations se limitaient souvent à des clichés en noir et blanc, voire à des planches au trait. 

La base de données ci-jointe réunit l’ensemble des clichés faits par l’Ifao (plaques de verre, diapositives couleurs, négatifs n/b, photos numériques), tombe par tombe, et, pour chaque tombe, paroi par paroi, en suivant la numérotation du « Porter & Moss »1 , universellement utilisée. Le classement permet ainsi une comparaison immédiate des clichés entre eux. Pour chaque photographie, le nom du photographe et la date de prise de vue sont indiqués. 

Nous avons pris le parti de mettre en ligne un certain nombre de clichés techniquement « imparfaits » (voire des diapositives qui ont « viré » au rose ou au violet), pour les raisons suivantes : certains clichés très anciens donnent un état du monument qui n’existe plus ; d’autres clichés ont un cadrage ou un éclairage différent de celui des photographies de bonne qualité et permettent ainsi de voir des détails différents. 

Concernant les datations : certaines datations ont fait l’objet d’une étude approfondie de la part des auteurs, d’autres sont simplement reprises à Porter & Moss en attendant mieux.

Pour l’instant, seules les images des tombes publiées s’affichent sur le site. Au fur et à mesure que sortiront de nouvelles publications de tombes, la base de données sera mise à jour.

Les photos sont en basse définition. Les chercheurs qui le souhaitent peuvent obtenir, à des fins scientifiques ou pédagogiques, ces mêmes photos en haute définition et sans légende incrustée via le lien Demande de reproduction, avec obligation de mentionner le copyright fourni par l’Ifao. La qualité de la photo affichée ne présage pas de la qualité finale de la photo demandée, en particulier pour les vues en noir et blanc. 

Le Service des Archives remercie Vincent Razanajao, Editor of the Topographical Bibliography and Keeper of the Archive, Griffith Institute (Oxford), pour nous avoir autorisés à reproduire les croquis de position établis par Miss Porter et Miss Moss (« the sketch plans in the Bibliography are not drawn to scale, and while giving a general idea of shape and proportions, are simply intended as a guide to the position of scenes and texts », Vol. I, first edition, 1927, p. XII). Grâce à l'aimable collaboration de V. Razanajao, des liens sont établis, pour chaque tombe (et bientôt pour chaque paroi), entre la base de données de l'Ifao et la nouvelle version, électronique, du Porter & Moss, le TopBib (
Pour citer la base, on peut soit