Monday, September 29, 2014

Ancient World Open Bibliographies

[First posted in AWOL 18 October 2010, updated 29 September 2014]

Ancient World Open Bibliographies
Scholarly Bibliographies Available Online An annotated list, organized by subject.
Zotero Group Library for Ancient World Open Bibliographies

This project is supervised by Phoebe Acheson of the blog (Becoming a) Classics Librarian and Chuck Jones, the Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities at Penn State University and the blog AWOL - The Ancient World Online

There is a companion blog at
All materials hosted at this site should be considered covered by a Creative Commons Open license:
Controlled Vocabulary and Subject Headings may become useful as the project grows. At the page linked I have begun to collect resources that may be useful in guiding the development of these.

You can support the AWOB Project by:

  • Creating content
  • Linking to content
  • Improving existing content

To Create a New Bibliography Page Hosted at the Wiki

  • Create a link to a new page using double square brackets - what's inside the brackets will be the title of the new page:
    • Sample New Page To see what that looks like, click on "edit" for this page and look at the wiki markup.
  • Go to that new page and start adding content!

Suggestions for New Bibliographies

  • Use annotations. They add scholarly value!
  • Include links to WorldCat records for books, and include links to reviews, especially open-access ones (BMCR, AJA, etc.).
  • Include DOI links for articles, if possible, or other stable urls.
  • Arrange the bibliography using sections, for ease of navigation.

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Opening up Classics and the Humanities: Computation, the Homer Multitext Project and Citizen Science

Opening up Classics and the Humanities: Computation, the Homer Multitext Project and Citizen Science 
Gregory Crane
University of Leipzig, Department of Computer Science
Tufts University, Department of Classics September 2014  
Abstract: Increasingly powerful computational methods are important for humanists not simply because they make it possible to ask new research questions but especially because computation makes it both possible -- and arguably essential -- to transform the relationship between humanities research and society, opening up a range of possibilities for student contributions and citizen science. To illustrate this point, this paper looks at the transformative work conducted by the Homer Multitext Project (;

Open Access Journal: Kentron

[First posted in AWOL 1 January 2011. Updated 29 September 2014]

ISSN : 0765-0590
Revue publiée sous la direction de Pierre Sineux. Fondée en 1985 par François Hinard (†), éditée d’abord de manière assez artisanale, Kentron est depuis 2000 publiée par les Presses universitaires de Caen et riche de plus de vingt années d’expérience. Bernard Deforge et Jacquy Chemouni ont dirigé la revue à partir de 1994. En 2008, Pierre Sineux, professeur d’histoire grecque à l’université de Caen Basse-Normandie, a pris le relais, en renouvelant complètement le Conseil scientifique et en dotant la revue d’un Comité de lecture, tout en conservant ce qui faisait, depuis le début, l’originalité de la revue: la volonté de faire dialoguer des disciplines différentes et d’enrichir l’étude de l’Antiquité en croisant les modes d’approche et en multipliant les perspectives. C’est pourquoi aujourd’hui Kentron, revue pluridisciplinaire du monde antique, ouvre ses pages aux littéraires, philosophes, linguistes, historiens et archéologues. Elle accueille des contributions en langue étrangère (anglais, allemand, espagnol, italien). Chaque volume est constitué désormais d’un dossier thématique, de varia et de comptes rendus.

L’archive de la revue Kentron propose, au format Pdf, la totalité des articles publiés dans la revue depuis l’année 1994 (vol. 10, fasc. 1) à l’exception des deux dernières années diffusées exclusivement sous forme de volumes imprimés.

Kentron 27, 2011

Kentron 26, 2010

Kentron 25, 2009

Kentron 24, 2008

Kentron 23, 2007

Kentron 22, 2006

Kentron 21, 2005

Kentron 20, 1-2, 2004

Kentron 19, 1-2, 2003

Kentron 18, 1-2, 2002

Kentron 17, 2, 2001

Kentron 17, 1, 2001

Kentron 16, 1-2, 2000

Kentron 15, 2, 1999

Kentron 15, 1, 1999

Kentron 14, 1-2, 1998

Kentron 13, 1-2, 1997

Kentron 12, 2, 1996

Kentron 11, 2 (1995) et 12, 1 (1996)

Kentron 11, 1, 1995

Kentron 10, 2, 1994

Kentron 10, 1, 1994

Internet Archaeology is now fully Open Access

Internet Archaeology is now fully Open Access
As of today, Internet Archaeology is an open access journal. We've concluded our hybrid phase and will no longer charge a subscription for access to any of our past and future content.
Several things have spurred this decision. Over the last 4 years, we have made active efforts in this direction, by switching to a default CC-BY license, by opening up our back issues with an annual rolling wall, and by adjusting our subscription charges accordingly. During this time, we have also witnessed a marked increase in quality, funded submissions, including several themed issues. Internet Archaeology has always tried to be more than 'just a journal'. We explore the possibilities of the web and have delved into many different publication formats. This flexibility extends into everything we do. Being a small operation has meant we could be responsive to changes in the wider scholarly landscape, and the journal has simply reached the tipping point.
Funded through JISC's eLib programme, Internet Archaeology was launched in 1995 as a born-digital journal and published its first issue in 1996. It was also open access before the term was really invented. As part of the initial funding agreement, and as the only sustainable option for us at that time, we introduced institutional subscriptions in 2000, followed by subscriptions for individuals in 2001. By 2010, the open access debate had truly sparked into life and it was around that time that we started to publish open access content where funds were available. By the start of 2014 however, over 50% of the articles we had published were open access, so we have decided to make open access the focus of our efforts from now on.
There will always be challenges of course but I'm very excited to be taking the journal into this new phase.
Judith Winters, Editor
29 September 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

I.Sicily ~ Building a digital corpus of Sicilian inscriptions

I.Sicily ~ Building a digital corpus of Sicilian inscriptions

I.Sicily is a project to create and make freely available online the complete corpus of inscriptions from ancient Sicily. The project includes texts in all languages (Greek, Latin, Phoenician/Punic, Oscan, Hebrew, and Sikel), from the first inscribed texts of the Archaic period (7th-6th centuries BC) through to those of late Antiquity (5th century AD and later). In the first instance the project is restricted to texts engraved on stone, but it is intended to expand that coverage in the future. The project uses TEI-XML mark-up, according to the EpiDoc schema.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Open Access Journal: Mār Šiprim: Newsletter of the International Association for Assyriology (IAA)

Mār Šiprim: Newsletter of the International Association for Assyriology (IAA)
Welcome to the home of Mār Šiprim, the official Newsletter for the International Association for Assyriology (IAA). Through this Newsletter, the IAA aims to provide an online platform for Assyriologists and Near-Eastern enthusiasts where to interact with each other on both an intellectual and an informal level, thus establishing an international linkage among colleagues.
If you would like to know more about the visions of the IAA or would like to become a member, please visit the IAA website.

    Open Access Journal: Vita Latina

    Vita Latina
    ISSN: 0042-7306
    "Créée en 1957 dans le cadre des expériences de latin vivant, la revue Vita Latina est éditée par l’Association du même nom qui était originellement implantée en Avignon avant d’être hébergée en 1994 par l’université Montpellier III ; elle a pendant longtemps été entièrement rédigée en latin et, outre des articles sur les auteurs classiques, elle contenait des créations littéraires originales (poèmes, courts récits) et des réflexions sur l’actualité. Son orientation éditoriale a évolué et elle s’adresse aujourd’hui à tous ceux qui souhaitent rester informés dans tous les domaines de la recherche en études anciennes (littérature, histoire, philologie, archéologie, philosophie, religion, mythologie, arts, architecture), des origines à l’Antiquité tardive, avec une spécificité pour les auteurs aux programmes des Agrégations de Lettres ou de Philosophie. "