Monday, April 20, 2015

Open Access Journal: THIASOS: Rivista di archeologia e architettura antica - Journal of archaeology and ancient architecture

 [First posted in AWOL 20 September 2013, updated 20 April 2015]

THIASOS: Rivista di archeologia e architettura antica - Journal of archaeology and ancient architecture
Thiasos è un’iniziativa editoriale on-line, collegata alla pubblicazione di volumi monografici, in formato digitale e cartaceo, per i tipi della Quasar Edizioni. Si tratta di un progetto volto a incrementare e migliorare il dialogo sui temi di ricerca delle culture antiche, nella consapevolezza della loro attualità.

La partecipazione si intende aperta a tutti coloro che intendono collaborare con contributi scientifici, proposte, informazioni, secondo gli schemi dell’implementazione libera e collettiva degli spazi della rete, da condividere non solo come fruitori. L’unico filtro ritenuto necessario è quello della qualità scientifica e dell’impegno, che vengono valutati dal comitato scientifico in prima istanza e poi da referee esterni, italiani e stranieri, sia per i testi a stampa che per quelli presentati on-line...

Thiasos is an on-line editorial initiative, connected to the publication of monographs, edited both in electronic and paper version, for Quasar Publisher. The project aims to increase and to improve the discussion concerning scientific research on ancient cultures, that are still nowadays a topical subject.

Participation is open to everyone wishing to contribute with scientific papers, proposals, information, in accordance with the free and collective implementation schemes of on-line spaces, to be used not only as beneficiaries. The sole participation criteria are scientific quality and commitment, that are evaluated firstly by the scientific committee and subsequently by external referees, Italian and foreign ones, with regard both to paper version and on-line version texts...
Biblioteca virtuale
è un repertorio di edizioni rare o di difficile reperimento, relativo alle tematiche della rivista.

Live Webcast: Center for Hellenic Studies 24 April 2015 Research Symposium

Live Webcast: Center for Hellenic Studies April 2015 Research Symposium
Join us on Friday, April 24 for a live webcast of the biannual Center for Hellenic Studies Research Symposium!

The stream will be available at No special software is required. Persons interested in watching the stream should click on the link above and the stream will play in their web browser.

Have questions for the presenters? Contact us via the online form or the live chat room.

Friday, April 24

Session 1, 9:30-11:00 am (EDT)

“Local Pantheons in Motion: Synoecism and Patron Deities in Hellenistic Rhodes” Stéphanie Paul, University of Liege Abstract
“The Social Dynamics of Dedication in the Delian Inventories of the Third Century: Audience, Function and Temporality” Christy Constantakopoulou, Birkbeck College Abstract
“Connecting People: Mobility and Networks in the Corpus of Greek Private Letters” Madalina Dana, University Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne Abstract

Session 2, 11:30 am-12:30 pm (EDT)

“Seeing Hera in the Iliad Seemee Ali, Carthage College Abstract
“Painting, Ethics, and Ontology in Republic 5” Zacharoula Petraki, University of Crete Abstract

Session 3, 2:00-3:00 pm (EDT)

“To the Dregs:  Drawing Meaning from the Rhodian Handles of Hellenistic Ashkelon” Kate Birney, Wesleyan University Abstract
“Data Sharing as Publication in Classical Archaeology” Eric Kansa, University of California, Berkeley

Session 4, 3:30-4:30 pm (EDT)

“The Actors’ Repertoire, Fifth-Century Drama and Early Tragic Revivals” Sebastiana Nervegna, University of Sydney Abstract
“Isocrates’ Theory of Goodwill (Eunoia) as a Precursor of Emotional Intelligence” Maria G. Xanthou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Open University of Cyprus Abstract

Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing

Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing 
The Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing is founded on the premise that computer methods are now fundamental to every stage of the editorial process. We use digital tools to locate and view the original materials; to transcribe them into electronic form; to compare the texts and to analyze the patterns of variation; and we publish them electronically. 

ITSEE projects range from electronic editions of a single manuscript to large-scale investigation and analysis of complex textual traditions and the development of innovative tools and platforms for digital editing. ITSEE staff have developed internationally-accepted encodings for original source description, transcription and textual apparatus; have created widely-used software for the transcription and collation of manuscripts; have worked with evolutionary biologists on applying their methods to textual traditions; and have collaborated on a number of electronic editing projects. 

ITSEE is home to the International Greek New Testament Project's ongoing work on a new edition of the Gospel according to John, led by D.C. Parker, as part of the Novum Testamentum Graece: Editio Critica Maior. Another team is producing an edition of the earliest Latin evidence for the New Testament in surviving manuscripts and quotations in Christian authors. The Birmingham Virtual Manuscript Room (VMR), developed by ITSEE, is the first stage in an ambitious project to develop a online workspace for collaborative editing with partners in Europe (Münster, Trier and the Interedition consortium) and Canada (University of Saskatchewan). Members of ITSEE have led or advised numerous electronic editing projects, including the Codex Sinaiticus Project, the Canterbury Tales Project, the Parliament Rolls of Medieval England, Dante's Monarchia and Johnson's Dictionary on CD-ROM


The Greek New Testament

A critical edition of the Gospel according to St John, prepared by members of the International Greek New Testament Project and the Institut für Neutestamentliche Textforschung in Germany.

The Pauline Commentaries (COMPAUL)

A project to investigate early commentaries on Paul as sources for the biblical text. The project will also contribute to planned editions of the Pauline letters in Greek and Latin.

The Virtual Manuscript Room and Workspace for Collaborative Editing

In collaboration with the INTF in Münster and KoZe in Trier, ITSEE is working on developing the Virtual Manuscript Room, hosting both images of manuscripts held at the University of Birmingham and developing a platform for other institutions to make their collections available on their own servers which are referenced on a central hub.

Vetus Latina Iohannes

A critical edition of the Old Latin translations of the Gospel according to St John, for publication in both electronic and print format.

Codex Sinaiticus project

A digital edition of Codex Sinaiticus, prepared in collaboration with the four libraries holding parts of the manuscript.

The digital Codex Bezae

A complete transcription of the Latin and Greek texts of Codex Bezae Cantabrigiensis, funded by Cambridge University Library.

Carmelite texts

This research is led by Dr V Edden at the University of Birmingham.

Database of Neo-Sumerian Texts (BDTNS)

 [First posted in AWOL 19 January 2012, updated, 20 April 2015]

Database of Neo-Sumerian Texts (BDTNS)

The Database of Neo-Sumerian Texts has been developed at the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Madrid).

The aim of the project has been the creation of an open database able to manage more than 90,300 administrative cuneiform tablets written in the Sumerian language (c. 77,900 published, and 12,400 unpublished). These tablets belong to the Neo-Sumerian period (c. 2100-2000 BC), coming basically from five southern cities of Ancient Mesopotamia –Ur, Nippur, Drehem, Girsu and Umma–, and to a minor extent from some other urban settlements of the Neo-Sumerian period.

Open Access Journal: Studies in Mediterranean antiquity and classics

[First posted in AWOL 6 July 2013, updated  20 April 2015]

Studies in Mediterranean antiquity and classics
ISSN: 1934-3442
SMAC features the outstanding research of undergraduates at Macalester College in the study of ancient Mediterranean people and cultures. Papers are welcome addressing the languages, literature, material culture, societies or history of the ancient Mediterranean world or their reception in later historical periods. Submissions are peer reviewed by advanced students at Macalester College.

Current Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1 (2013)


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Open Access Journal: Forum Kritische Archäologie

 [First posted in AWOL 24 October 2913, updated 19 April 2015]

Forum Kritische Archäologie
ISSN: 2194-346X
Das Interesse an den politischen Dimensionen der Archäologie hat global stark zugenommen, was auch zur Infragestellung von Wahrheitsbehauptungen der archäologischen Forschung selbst führte. Auseinandersetzungen dieser Art reichen von Forderungen der Rückführung von Kulturgütern bis hin zur Frage, wer über die Vergangenheit Anderer forschen, reden oder schreiben darf oder welches Verhältnis wir zu den “Anderen” der Vergangenheit entwickeln können und sollten. Man kann heute kaum von einer ethisch fundierten, gesellschaftlich verantwortlichen Archäologie reden, wenn sie sich nicht mit diesen Themen beschäftigt.

Forum Kritische Archäologie hat zum Ziel, die Auseinandersetzung mit solchen Fragen im deutschsprachigen Raum zu fördern. [weiter lesen]
Vierte Ausgabe (2015)
[zur Ausgabe Forum Kritische Archäologie 4 (2015)]
Streitraum: Das Leipziger Völkerschlacht-Reenactment
Bertram Haude
Krieg als Hobby? Das Leipziger Völkerschlacht-Reenactment und der Versuch einer Entgegnung

Stefanie Samida

Wolfgang Hochbruck
Eine Replik auf Bertram Haudes Essay "Krieg als Hobby?"

Tom Stern
Reenactment, Archäologie und Film – Ein Seitenblick auf Bertram Haudes Essay "Krieg als Hobby?"

Streitraum 'Reenactment' als Reader

Dritte Ausgabe (2014)
[zur Ausgabe Forum Kritische Archäologie 3 (2014)]
Themenheft: Zeichen der Zeit. Archäologische Perspektiven auf Zeiterfahrung, Zeitpraktiken und Zeitkonzepte
Herausgegeben von Sabine Reinhold und Kerstin P. Hofmann
Kerstin P. Hofmann und Sabine Reinhold
ZeitSpurenSuchen. Eine Einleitung

Ulrike Sommer
Zeit, Erinnerung und Geschichte

Ulf Ickerodt
Gleichzeitiges und Ungleichzeitiges, Lebensrhythmen und Eigenzeiten in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart – Bemerkungen zur Unbestimmtheitsrelation von archäologischen Zeitbeobachtungen

Undine Stabrey
Archäologie als Zeitmaschine: Zur Temporalisierung von Dingen

Eva Rosenstock
Zyklische Abläufe als Hilfsmittel zur Deutung von Zeit in der Archäologie

Stefanie Samida
Moderne Zeitreisen oder Die performative Aneignung vergangener Lebenswelten

Themensheft 'Zeichen der Zeit' dieser Ausgabe als Reader
Streitraum: Ausstellungszensur
Stefan Maneval Niemand hat die Absicht, einen Aufsatz zu zensieren. Archäologie, Politik und Zensur im Zusammenhang mit der Ausstellung "Roads of Arabia. Archäologische Schätze aus Saudi-Arabien"
Dominik Bonatz Archäologie, Politik und Zensur im Zusammenhang mit der Ausstellung 'Roads of Arabia'
Susanne Bocher Museen und ethische Grundsätze
Mamoun FansaSchuld haben die Politik und die Geschichte
Streitraum 'Ausstellungszensur' als Reader
Streitraum: Entangled
Susan Pollock, Reinhard Bernbeck, Carolin Jauß, Johannes Greger, Constance von
Rüden, Stefan Schreiber
Entangled Discussions: Talking with Ian Hodder About His Book Entangled

Ian Hodder
Dis-entangling Entanglement: A Response to my Critics

Streitraum 'Hodder: Entangled' als Reader

Zweite Ausgabe (2013)
[zur Ausgabe Forum Kritische Archäologie 2 (2013)]
Petra WodtkeArchäologie als Kulturwissenschaft.
Leila Papoli Yazdi et al.
Uncomfortable, irregular, anarchist: an archaeology of repetition. Archaeological investigations in the Faculty of Art and Architecture, Bu Ali Sina University (Hamadan, Iran).
Stefan Schreiber
Archäologie der Aneignung. Zum Umgang mit Dingen aus kulturfremden Kontexten.

Dawid KobiałkaOn (very) new and (extremely) critical archaeologies, or, why one may remain forever eighteen years behind the truly new.
Reinhard Bernbeck
In Defense of "the New": a Response to Dawid Kobiałka.


Erste Ausgabe (2012)
[zur Ausgabe Forum Kritische Archäologie 1 (2012)]
(Diskussion: Was ist eine kritische Archäologie)

Alexander HerreraEin Kurzbeitrag zur kritischen Archäologie aus Lateinamerika
Yannis Hamilakis
"...Not being at home in one's home": ontology, temporality, critique

Leila Papoli Yazdi & Omran Garazhian
Archaeology as an imported commodity: a critical approach to the position of archaeology in Iran

Hans Peter Hahn
Archäologie und Ethnologie: Welche gemeinsamen Grundlagen?

Matthias JungWas soll und was kann eine "kritische Archäologie" leisten?
Stefan BurmeisterNach dem Post-
Constance von RüdenDer Tigersprung ins Vergangene - ein Plädoyer für eine Kritische Archäologie
Meredith S. Chesson
Achieving an Angle of Repose? Ethics and Engagement in Critical Archaeology

Raphael Greenberg
Critical archaeology in practice

Randall H. McGuire
Critical archaeology and praxis. [deutsche Version: Kritische Archäologie und Praxis]

Claire Smith
The benefits and risks of critical archaeology

Cornelius HoltorfKritische Archäologie ist angewandte Archäologie
Stefan AltekampKritische Klassische Archäologie?
Julia BudkaZur Notwendigkeit einer kritischen Archäologie – einige Bemerkungen aus ägyptologischer Perspektive
Beat SchweizerKritische Archäologie(n). Zwei oder drei Dinge, die ich davon weiß
Carolyn Nakamura
Archaeology and the capacity to aspire [deutsche Version: Archäologie und die Fähigkeit des Bestrebens]

Ömür Harmanşah
Critical archaeologies for political engagements with place

Jason De León
Victor, archaeology of the contemporary, and the politics of researching unauthorized border crossing: a brief and personal history of the undocumented migration project

Maria Theresia StarzmannKritische Archäologie: Gedanken zu einer undisziplinären und dekolonialen Wissenschaft
Alfredo González-Ruibal
Against post-politics: a critical archaeology for the 21st century

[Gesamte Ausgabe 1 (2012) als Reader. Diskussion: Was ist eine kritische Archäologie]

Open Access Journal: Bulletin d’information du Groupe BCNH

Bulletin d’information du Groupe BCNH
La Bibliothèque copte de Nag Hammadi
Lancée en 1974 à l’Université Laval (Québec, Canada), l’édition de la Bibliothèque copte de Nag Hammadi (BCNH) est la seule initiative francophone d’envergure consacrée à ces manuscrits; son but est de produire de ces textes des éditions critiques accompagnées de traductions françaises et de commentaires explicatifs. Conservés au Musée copte du Vieux Caire, les manuscrits sont accessibles par le truchement d’une édition photographique patronnée par l’UNESCO et le service des antiquités de la République Arabe d’Égypte. Cette publication photographique, qui reproduit les feuillets de papyrus tels quels, rend les textes accessibles aux spécialistes et sert de base ensuite aux éditions critiques, qui reconstruisent dans la mesure du possible les lacunes des manuscrits, pour ensuite donner lieu à des traductions, à des analyses philologiques et à des commentaires explicatifs.
C’est à cette entreprise d’édition critique, de traduction française et d’analyse, que s’attaquèrent à l’Université Laval en 1974 les regrettés Jacques É. Ménard et Hervé Gagné, entourés de jeunes chercheurs québécois et étrangers. Deux entreprises analogues avaient été lancées quelques années auparavant, l’une à Berlin par le Berliner Arbeitskreis für koptisch-gnostische Schriften, l’autre à l’Institute for Antiquity and Christianity de Claremont (CA).