Thursday, February 11, 2016

Projekt/Project Naga

Projekt/Project Naga

 Naga is the southernmost city of the Kingdom of Meroe, the neighbour and powerful rival of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt. Situated northeast of Khartum, the capital of the Republic of the Sudan, in the steppe far from the banks of the Nile, Naga has remained untouched since its heyday from 200 BC to 250 AD. In other words, this site, sprawling over one square kilometre, provides ideal conditions for archaeological research. With financial backing by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (the German Research Association), the Egyptian Museum in Berlin excavated at Naga from 1995 to 2012; in 2013 they became a project of the Egyptian Museum in Munich.

Naga ist die südlichste Stadt des Königreichs von Meroë, des Nachbarn und mächtigen Rivalen des ptolemäischen und römischen Ägypten. Nordöstlich von Khartum, der Hauptstadt der Republik Sudan, weitab vom Nil in der Steppe gelegen, ist Naga seit seiner Blütezeit von 200 v. Chr. bis 250 n. Chr. unberührt geblieben; damit bietet das einen Quadratkilometer große Ruinenareal optimale Bedingungen für archäologische Feldforschung. Die Grabungen in Naga wurden, von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft finanziert, 1995-2012 vom Ägyptischen Museum Berlin geleitet und sind seit 2013 ein Projekt des Ägyptischen Museums München.

New Open Access Journal: FuturoClassico FCl

FuturoClassico FCl
ISSN: 2465-0951
La rivista «FuturoClassico» è emanazione del Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca di ‘Studi sulla Tradizione’ (Università di Bari-Università della Repubblica di San Marino-Università di Padova), nato nel 2013, per promuovere l’aggregazione di studiosi dei più disparati ambiti delle Humanities intorno al tema della tradizione e della sopravvivenza, della fortuna e della ricezione della civiltà classica e tardoantica nelle età medievale, umanistico-rinascimentale, moderna e contemporanea.

N° 1 (2015)



Olimpia Imperio
1 - 6

Luciano Canfora
7 - 11

Claudio Schiano
12 - 29

Corrado Petrocelli
30 - 35

Federico Rampini
36 - 41

Andrea Giardina
42 - 55

Photographs taken by Pierre Loti in Iran

Photographs taken by Pierre Loti in Iran (Collection Maison Pierre Loti, Ville de Rochefort) are now online at Achemenet
Edmond Gueffier devant les ruines de Persépolis (titre factice)

© Ville de Rochefort. Collection Maison Pierre Loti.
Edmond Gueffier devant les ruines de Persépolis. Photo Pierre Loti.

They join Achemenet's collection of images produced in the narratives of other travelers, including:

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Open Access Journal: International Journal of the Platonic Tradition

[First posted in AWOL 7 April 2012. Updated 10 February 2016]

The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition
ISSN 1872-5082
Online ISSN: 1872-5473

From 2012 this is a full Open Access journal, which means that all articles are freely available, ensuring maximum, worldwide dissemination of content, in exchange for an article processing fee. For more information, see our Open Access Policy page.  
This journal is published under the auspices of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies. The international editorial board is headed by Professor John Finamore of the University of Iowa. This exciting journal covers all facets of the Platonic tradition (from Thales through Thomas Taylor, and beyond) from all perspectives (including philosophical, historical, religious, etc.) and all corners of the world (Pagan, Christian, Jewish, Islamic, etc.).
The journal is published in 2 issues per year.
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Volumes & issues:

Classics in Arabic

Classics in Arabic
The blog aggregates news about publications, activities, etc. related to Arabic scholarship in the field of classics and thus seeks to provide greater access to non-Arabic scholars. The news comes mainly from Egypt without excluding other Arabic countries. It aims also at directing the attention of my Egyptian/Arabic colleagues to relevant classics materials from an Arabic context, whether this is Graeco-Arabicum or Arabico-Latinum.

Coptic Scriptorium

 [First posted in AWOL 6 December 2014, updated 10 February 2016]

Coptic Scriptorium
Coptic SCRIPTORIUM is a platform for interdisciplinary and computational research in texts in the Coptic language, particularly the Sahidic dialect.  As an open-source, open-access initiative, our technologies and corpus facilitate a collaborative environment for digital research for all scholars working in Coptic. We provide:
  • tools to process Coptic texts
  • a searchable, richly-annotated corpus of texts using the ANNIS search and visualization architecture
  • visualizations of Coptic texts
  • a collaborative platform for scholars to use and contribute to the project
  • research results generated from the tools and corpus
Coptic SCRIPTORIUM is a collaborative, digital project created by Caroline T. Schroeder (University of the Pacific) and Amir Zeldes (Georgetown University). Our team is constantly growing.
We hope Coptic SCRIPTORIUM will serve as a model for future digital humanities projects utilizing historical corpora or corpora in languages outside of the Indo-European and Semitic language families. Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on the project, methodologies, and terminology.
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Open Access Journal: Canadio-Byzantina: A newsletter published by the Canadian Committee of Byzantinists

Canadio-Byzantina: A newsletter published by the Canadian Committee of Byzantinists
A newsletter published by the Canadian Committee of Byzantinists.


No. 1 (January 1992)