Thursday, July 28, 2016

New Open Access Monograph Series: OrientLab Series Maior

OrientLab Series Maior
OrientLab Series Maior is a peer-reviewed, multi-language series dealing with archaeology, epigraphy and environmental studies, relating to the ancient Near East. This series follows the policy of the open access to scientific data and its volumes can be consulted online, downloaded, or purchased in printed format. 
1 H. Peker Texts from Karkemish, I. Luwian Hieroglyphic Inscriptions from the 2011-2015 Excavations 31/03/2016

2 G. Marchesi Literary Old Sumerian: The Texts 31/05/2016 coming soon

New Open Access Journal: The Journal of Ancient Egyptian Architecture

The Journal of Ancient Egyptian Architecture
The Journal of Ancient Egyptian Architecture is a scientific, open access and annual periodical. Its purpose is to promote the publication of research devoted to Ancient Egyptian architecture (domestic, civil, military, ritual/religious and funerary), from the Predynastic Period to the Roman imperial era, whatever the modern geographical context (Egypt, Sudan, Near East, etc). The subject scope includes everything relating to construction, regardless of its original importance or purpose.

The journal publishes fieldwork reports and studies undertaken in the Egyptological tradition, including discussions of epigraphy and iconography, but also work that utilizes specific skills such as structural and materials sciences, or modern investigative techniques. In this way, JAEA seeks to encourage the development of detailed technical descriptions, and deeply theorized understanding (of architectural symbolism, propaganda, climatic and geological influences, etc.). This interdisciplinary approach will help connect adjacent areas of expertise which, alone, could not reflect the richness and complexity of the Ancient Egyptian built heritage.

The periodical welcomes any study that meets any one of these goals, only on the condition that the formatting and content of articles are subject to JAEA scientific publication requirements.

Volume 1

July 2016 - December 2016

The use of the ‘ceremonial’ cubit rod as a measuring tool. An explanation

Fr. Monnier, J.-P. Petit & Chr. Tardy

This article deals with data inscribed on Ancient Egyptian cubit rods, and more specifically on the ceremonial cubit rods. Following a description of their technical and symbolic aspects, the paper reveals a property of the fine subdivisions engraved on the graduated part of these objects, and demonstrates that they could have allowed the cubits to be used as very accurate measuring rulers for architectural drawings and craft works.

Submissions are still open for this issue !

Index Theologicus: International Bibliography of Theology and Religious Studies

Index Theologicus: International Bibliography of Theology and Religious Studies

Dear users of the Index Theologicus

We are pleased to present to you the alpha version of the new IxTheo.

The new IxTheo is a comprehensive bibliography for theology and religious studies. It is now possible to search not only for articles, but also for monographs, databases and relevant Internet links. A selection of review journals is now also included. When the relevant licenses permit it, it is possible to access directly the complete text of the articles, reviews and books.

The new IxTheo remains a free and open access service to the worldwide scholarly community. The editors of the IxTheo are the Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen (library of the university of Tübingen) as well as the Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät Tübingen (the protestant faculty of theology of the university of Tübingen) and the Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät Tübingen (the catholic faculty of theology of the same university).

We apologize in advance for any errors which might come up at this early stage of development. We wish you an enjoyable experience as you explore the new IxTheo and we would be glad to get your feedback!

Milestone: five million page views

At about 8:30 this morning AWOL surpassed five million page views. One million of these have come since mid October 2015.

In the right hand side bar of AWOL is a form allowing you to receive notifications of updates to AWOL by email. This seems useful for those for whom news feeds and their syndications to Facebook and Twitter are not. Your address will be safe. Neither AWOL nor feedburner will send spam. Since I announced this feature in June 2009, 7,714 e-mail addresses have subscribed to AWOL.

If you are reading this in a newsreader or on facebook or twitter (or other social media) you will have to click through to see the form in the sidebar. If you are reading this by email you have already done what's required. The software requires a confirmation of your request to join. If you don't see such a confirmation request, check your spam folder.

Instructions for unsubscribing from the email list are at the bottom of each message from AWOL.

If you are not reading this on on facebook or twitter you are welcome to join in there.

You are invited to visit The AWOL Index
This publication systematically describes ancient-world information resources on the world-wide web. The bibliographic data presented herein has been programmatically extracted from the content of AWOL - The Ancient World Online (ISSN 2156-2253) and formatted in accordance with a structured data model. In continuous operation since 2009, AWOL is a blog authored by Charles E. Jones, Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities at the Pattee Library, Penn State University

This publication, The AWOL Index, is an experimental project, developed jointly by Jones and Tom Elliott, the Associate Director for Digital Programs at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW), with the assistance of Pavan Atri, Roger Bagnall, Dawn Gross, Sebastian Heath, Gabriel McKee, Ronak Parpani, David Ratzan, and Kristen Soule.

Creation of The AWOL Index was made possible by a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Open Access Journal: Tycho. Revista de iniciación en la investigación del teatro clásico y grecolatino y su tradición

Tycho. Revista de iniciación en la investigación del teatro clásico y grecolatino y su tradición
ISSN: 2340-6682
Tycho es una publicación con una periodicidad anual que desde el marco amplio de las ciencias de la Antigüedad Clásica tiene como objetivo dar apoyo y aliento a los estudiantes en las fases finales de las enseñanzas conducentes a los títulos de Grado y de Máster, que se ocupen del teatro clásico griego y latino así como de su pervivencia en la tradición occidental. 

Con este fin publica artículos resultado de la revisión y reelaboración de trabajos realizados en los programas de grado y postgrado, en los puntos de inflexión de los procesos de formación académica e investigadora en los que se cierra un periodo formativo y se inicia otro, fundamentalmente Trabajos Final de Grado y Trabajos Final de Máster. 

Impulsada por el GRATUV (Grup de Recerca i Acció Teatral de la Universitat de València), Tycho surge como una plataforma que dé visibilidad a los jóvenes postgraduados y les sirva de acicate para adentrarse en el complejo mundo de la investigación, en la esperanza de que sea un estímulo para la realización de Trabajos Final de Grado y Trabajos Final de Máster en el ámbito del teatro grecolatino y la tradición clásica basada en él. 

Creemos, además, que esta publicación puede ser de gran ayuda a los estudiantes en sus primeras etapas en la medida en que les aporta información útil presentada de un modo especialmente accesible para ellos, en un discurso y un lenguaje que les es más cercano.

Open Access Journal: Journal of Archaeology

Journal of Archaeology
ISSN 2090-4061
E-ISSN 2090-407X

Journal of Archaeology is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of archaeology.
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Table of Contents for Year 2016
Antikythera Mechanism and the Ancient World, A. N. Safronov
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8760513, 19 pages
Table of Contents for Year 2014
X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis of XII–XIV Century Italian Gold Coins, Monica Baldassarri, Gildo de Holanda Cavalcanti, Marco Ferretti, Astrik Gorghinian, Emanuela Grifoni, Stefano Legnaioli, Giulia Lorenzetti, Stefano Pagnotta, Luciano Marras, Eleonora Violano, Marco Lezzerini, and Vincenzo Palleschi
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 519218, 6 pages
Lanthanides Revealing Anthropogenic Impact within a Stratigraphic Sequence, Gianni Gallello, Agustín Pastor, Agustín Diez, and Joan Bernabeu
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 767085, 8 pages
Nondestructive Analysis of Silver Coins Minted in Taras (South Italy) between the V and the III Centuries BC, Alessandro Buccolieri, Giovanni Buccolieri, Emanuela Filippo, Daniela Manno, Giuseppe Sarcinelli, Aldo Siciliano, Rosa Vitale, and Antonio Serra
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 171243, 12 pages
Analysis of the Quintilii’s Villa Bronzes by Spectroscopy Techniques, Fabio Stranges, Mauro La Russa, Antonino Oliva, and Giuliana Galli
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 312981, 7 pages
Chirping for Large-Scale Maritime Archaeological Survey: A Strategy Developed from a Practical Experience-Based Approach, Ole Grøn and Lars Ole Boldreel
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 147390, 11 pages
Table of Contents for Year 2013
Nonlinear Systems Theory, Feminism, and Postprocessualism, Suzanne M. Spencer-Wood
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 540912, 15 pages
Stone Tool Manufacture Strategies and Lithic Raw Material Exploitation in Coastal Patagonia, Argentina: A Multivariate Approach, Marcelo Cardillo and Jimena Alberti
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 128470, 12 pages
The Visual Brain, Perception, and Depiction of Animals in Rock Art, Derek Hodgson
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 342801, 6 pages
Rock Art Dating and the Peopling of the Americas, David S. Whitley
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 713159, 15 pages
Neolithic LBK Intrasite Settlement Patterns: A Case Study from Bylany (Czech Republic), Petr Květina and Markéta Končelová
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 581607, 7 pages 

Open Access Journal: Neotopia: Newsletter für Mitglieder und Freunde des Exzellenzclusters Topoi

Neotopia: Newsletter für Mitglieder und Freunde des Exzellenzclusters Topoi
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