Sunday, January 22, 2017

A Mid-Republican House from Gabii - Database

A Mid-Republican House From Gabii
Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, and Nicola Terrenato, Editors
Written and crafted with Tyler Johnson, Antonio F. Ferrandes, Laura Banducci, Francesca Alhaique, Laura Motta, Shannon Ness, Jason Farr, Sam Lash, and Matt Naglak
A Mid Republican House from Gabii
The database portion of this project is free of charge, the publication is behind a paywall.
 A Mid-Republican House from Gabii - Database
The first major publication from the international Gabii Project 

Since 2009 the Gabii Project, an international archaeological initiative led by Nicola Terrenato and the University of Michigan, has been investigating the ancient Latin town of Gabii, which was both a neighbor of, and a rival to, Rome in the first millennium BCE. The trajectory of Gabii, from an Iron Age settlement to a flourishing mid-Republican town to an Imperial agglomeration widely thought to be in decline, provides a new perspective on the dynamics of settlement in central Italy. This publication focuses on the construction, inhabitation, and repurposing of a private home at Gabii, built in the mid-Republican period. The remains of the house provide new information on the architecture and organization of domestic space in this period, adding to a limited corpus of well-dated examples. Importantly, the house's micro-history sheds light on the tensions between private and public development at Gabii as the town grew and reorganized itself in the mid- to late-Republican period transition. Published in digital form as a website backed up by a detailed database, the publication provides a synthesis of the excavation results linked to the relevant spatial, descriptive, and quantitative data.

Egyptian historical thought: the visitors' graffiti of the New Kingdom at Saqqara and Abusir as a case study

Egyptian historical thought: the visitors' graffiti of the New Kingdom at Saqqara and Abusir as a case study 
Title (in czech): Historické myšlení u starých Egypťanů

Type: Dissertation

Author: PhDr. Hana Navrátilová, Ph.D.
Supervisor: prof. PhDr. Ladislav Bareš, CSc.
Opponents: John Baines
prof. Dr. Antonio Loprieno

Thesis Id: 24642
Faculty: Faculty of Arts (FF)
Department: Czech Institute of Egyptology (21-CEGU)
Study programm: Historical Studies (P7105)
Study branch: Egyptology (XEGY)
Degree granted: Ph.D.
Defence date: 04/10/2006
Defence result: pass

Language: English 

As an Egyptologist and historian I have tried to partner in this dissertation Egyptological and historical methods used on the topic of the uses of the past and on the issue of the presence of uses of the past in the Egyptian culture. There is a large discussion on these enquiries in both disciplines. I have focused on sources originating in the Egyptian New Kingdom (around 1540 to 1080 BC) and tried to analyse some issues related to the social memory and presumed historical awareness of this period. There is a specific material – a group of inscriptions called the “visitors’ inscriptions” (Besucherinschriften). These texts are well-known to Egyptology but in my opinion deserve even more attention, being an attestation to the culture of a period literate stratum – the scribes. The thesis is divided into three major parts: 1/ the uses of the past – theoretical approaches, giving also the reasons for carrying out the analysis of the uses of the past of the ancient cultures, especially Egypt; 2/ the New Kingdom and presumed uses of the past in the Egyptian society of that time; 3/ the visitors’ graffiti, including: * state of research, the graffiti database project; * the description of the graffiti in a statistical overview; * interpretations and conclusions, attempting also to insert the graffiti into the sub-elite culture of the New Kingdom Egypt; * a catalogue of the Abusir and Saqqara graffiti. The visitors’ graffiti are the core of the work. The area chosen is that of Abusir and Saqqara, in the period of 18th dynasty to the Ramesside period, mainly 19th dynasty. The research has taken a period of altogether five years, from 2001 to 2006, and it cannot be considered as concluded. The fascinating world of the education, career, ideas and mentality of the Egyptian scribe1 in the New Kingdom has many expressions and the graffiti are but one of its aspects. Powered by TCPDF ( 


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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Open Access Journal: Revista Vértices

Revista Vértices
ISSN: 2179-5894
Revista dos Pós-Graduandos da Área de Hebraico do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Estudos Judaicos e Estudos Árabes do Departamento de Letras Orientais da Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas da Universidade de São Paulo.


Friday, January 20, 2017

Open Access Journal: Bulletin of the Council of University Classical Departments

[First posted in AWOL 17 April 2013, updated 20 January 2017]

Bulletin of the Council of University Classical Departments
The Council of University Classical Departments is the professional forum for all teachers of classical Greek and Roman subjects in British Universities. It has four meetings annually: three meetings of the Standing Committee, and a plenary Council meeting in November, at which all UK Classics Departments (and remnants thereof) are represented (see the constitution, and "Contacts, Representatives, and Member Institutions" below). As well as serving as a voice for classical teachers in higher education on matters of academic and professional significance, CUCD collects annual statistics on students numbers in UK classical degree programmes, and publishes the CUCD Bulletin, which is available on-line from volume 24 (1995), and continues to appear in hard copy at the time of the annual Council meeting.
Bulletin 45 (2016)
Chair’s Report 2016
Victoria Leonard and Liz Gloyn, Women’s Classical Committee Origin and Visions
Jason Crowley and April Pudsey, Making [Ancient] History at MMU
Ellie Mackin, Gaining HEA Fellowship through teaching recognition
Katerina Volioti, Teaching in London Museums
Victoria Leonard, Irene Salvo et al., Analysis of Findings – The WCC Survey
Tony Keen et al, Roehampton Classical Student Research: A Celebration
Lucy Jackson and Victoria Leonard, Launching the Women’s Classical Committee
So, you’re an outreach officer: what next?
Kathryn Tempest
Important Steps
Mai Musié
 1.1 Classical Association Outreach Grant
Claire Davenport
1.2 Classics for All
Hilary Hodgson
1.3 Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
Evelien Bracke
1.4 Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies
Fiona Haarer
 2.1 The Iris Project at the University of Glasgow
Jennifer Hilder
 2.2 AMO, AMAS, AMAT AND ALL THAT… OxLAT: The Oxford Latin Teaching Scheme
Emma Searle
 2.3 Cymru Wales Classics Hub
Evelien Bracke
 2.4 Classics on Film: Ancient World Video Competition
Max Kramer
Kathryn Tempest

Bulletin 44 (2015)
Chair’s Report 2015
The Future of Postgraduate Training and Skills Development
CUCD Roundtable, Classical Association Conference, Nottingham 2014
Genevieve Liveley, ‘CA Roundtable Report’
Jennifer Hillder, ‘What postgraduates want’
Shushma Malik, ‘What postgraduates need’
David Carter,‘Could we all be better linguists?’
Fiona McHardy, ‘Training for Postgraduate Students’
Greg Woolf, ‘REF 2014’
Louise Revell, New Ancient History Degrees at Southampton
Theodora Jim, Classics at Lancaster
Helen Lovatt, CUCD Education Committee: A new phase?
Sue Willetts, Obituary of Anastasia Healey
Armand D’Angour, In Memoriam M.L. West
2013-14 statistics
2014-15 statistics

American Travelers in Italy Online

American Travelers in Italy
Italian travel literature has been a well-studied and rewarding genre among intellectuals for the past three centuries or more. As a multidisciplinary topic, the theme of Italian travel touches on different traditions and ways of thinking from the history of culture and art to philosophy and religion. This digital collection makes a number of titles available in full-text-searchable format for students, faculty, and others interested in Italian Studies.
The search capabilities enable the user to focus on a given Italian city, region, feature or monument. The collection is accessible even to those with a limited command of Italian, since the texts by American travelers (mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries) are in English. Further accounts of American travelers to Italy can be found here.
The invitation for the Harold B. Lee Library to cooperate with Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerche sul Viaggio in Italia (CIRVI) on this project can be traced, in part, to the natural affinities and relationships developed between Utah, site of the 2002 Winter Olympics, and Turin, home of CIRVI and site of the 2006 Winter Olympics.
 And see AWOL's round-up of Open Access Travel Literature.