Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Icons of Sinai

The Icons of Sinai
From 1956 to 1965, Princeton University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Alexandria carried out a series of expeditions to the remote Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai—the oldest continuously inhabited Christian monastery in the world, with a history that can be traced back over seventeen centuries. The documentation collected by these joint expeditions, under the direction of Princeton’s Professor Kurt Weitzmann (pictured below left) and Professor George Forsyth (below, right) of the University of Michigan, continues to have profound ramifications for Byzantine studies.

The Visual Resources Collection at Princeton University holds a key archive for the study of Byzantine icons, namely, the color photographs of the collection of icons owned by the Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai taken during these expeditions. This rich body of material stretches from Late Antiquity until the modern era and encompasses the history of the icon.  The collection is unique in that it documents, in color, the condition of these icons after the cleaning and restoration carried out in the 1950s and 1960s. Photography of the expedition was under the direction of Fred Anderegg, head of photographic services at the University of Michigan. The VRC has digitized and catalogued the collection of several thousand color images (5 × 7 inch color Ektachrome transparencies and 35mm slides) of icons in the Monastery of Saint Catherine made by the joint expeditions. This project was funded by a David A. Gardner '69 Magic Grant from the Princeton University Council on the Humanities.  

Currently, this website displays about 1,200 transparencies. We will be adding about 2,000 images and revised data. The online images are limited to a size of 1024 pixels.

The inputting and correcting of data for these images is ongoing. Additionally, as images and data are added, the website content will be expanded. We welcome any constructive scholarly contributions to the data and invite you to submit comments through our 'Contact Us' page.

Durham University Archaeology Dissertations

Durham University Archaeology Dissertations
[Many, but not all, have full-text online]


AFSHAR, ZAHRA (2014) Mobility and economic transition in the 5th to the 2nd millennium B.C. in the population of the Central Iranian Plateau, Tepe Hissar. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
AL-GHAMDI, SAUD,ABDULAZIZ (2011) The Neolithic Archaeology of the South west of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
AL-SADEQI, WALEED,MOHAMED,ABDULRAHIM (2013) The Ancient Beads of Bahrain: A Study of Ornaments from the Dilmun and Tylos Eras. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
ANDERSON, ARTHUR,WILLIAM (2012) Traditions and Transitions: Later and Roman Iron Age Communities in the North-East of England. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
AZZOPARDI, GEORGE (2014) Religious Landscapes and Identities of the Maltese Islands in a Mediterranean Context: 700 B.C. - A.D. 500. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


BAKER, JOCELYN,MARGARET (2013) The Colour and Composition of Early Anglo-Saxon Copper Alloy Jewellery. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
BERGIUS, GWENDOLINE,CLARE,COURTENA (2012) The Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture of Mercia as evidence for continental influence and cultural exchange. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
BERNOFSKY, KAREN,STACY (2010) Respiratory health in the past: a bioarchaeological study of chronic maxillary sinusitis and rib periostitis from the Iron Age to the Post Medieval Period in Southern England. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
BERTINI, LOUISE,CATHERINE (2011) Changes in Suid and Caprine Husbandry Practices Throughout Dynastic Egypt Using Linear Enamel Hypoplasia (LEH). Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
BINDER, MICHAELA (2014) Health and Diet in Upper Nubia through Climate and
Political Change - A bioarchaeological investigation of health and living conditions at ancient Amara West between 1300 and 800BC.
Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

BISHOP, ROSEMARY,RHIANNON (2013) Plant gatherers, plant managers or agriculturalists? The importance of wild and domestic plants in Mesolithic and Neolithic Scotland. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
BLAIN, SOPHIE,EMILIE,LEA (2009) Ceramic building materials in early medieval churches in north-western France and south-eastern England.
Application of luminescence dating to building archaeology.
Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

BOLD, RACHAEL (2012) Norse Utilisation of Archaeobotanical Resources within the Myvatnssveit locale, Northern Iceland. Masters thesis, Durham University.
BRADBURY, JENNIE,NICOLE (2011) Landscapes of Burial? The Homs Basalt, Syria in the 4th-3rd
millennia BC.
Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

BRITTON, KATE,HELENA (2010) Multi-isotope analysis and the reconstruction of prey species palaeomigrations and palaeoecology. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
BROWN, PETER,JAMES (2015) Adverse Weather Conditions in Medieval Britain: An Archaeological Assessment of the Impact of Meteorological Hazards. Masters thesis, Durham University.
BRUNDLE, LISA,MARY (2014) Image and Performance, Agency and Ideology:
Human Figurative Representation in Anglo-Saxon Funerary Art,
AD 400 – 750.
Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

BUCHANAN, BRIAN,GREGORY (2015) Households, Settlements, and Landscapes in Iron Age, Roman, and Early Medieval Northumbria: A Spatial Analysis of North-East England, c. 100 BC-AD 800. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


CAMPBELL, MHAIRI,MYFANWY (2013) Tell Nebi Mend: Trench VIII. Masters thesis, Durham University.
Colquhoun, Ian (2015) The Bronze Swords of Ireland. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
COONEY, WILLIAM (2011) Egypt’s encounter with the West: Race, Culture and Identity. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
CORREAS-AMADOR, MARIA (2013) Ethnoarchaeology of Egyptian mudbrick houses: towards a holistic understanding of ancient Egyptian domestic architecture. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
CRAPS, DAVINA,DENISE (2015) Exploring New Research Avenues for Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis in Palaeopathology: Interdisciplinary Approaches Focusing on Methodological Techniques. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
CROWTHER, THOMAS,GREGORY,WILLIAM (2014) Bridging Gaps through Light: An Archaeological Exploration of Light and Dark in the Atlantic Scottish Iron Age. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
CUNLIFFE, EMMA,LOUISE (2013) Satellites and Site Destruction: An Analysis of Modern Impacts on the Archaeological Resource of the Ancient Near East. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


D'AMICO, ERICA (2011) Byzantine Finewares in Italy (10th to 14th Centuries AD):
Social and Economic Contexts in the Mediterranean World.
Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

DAROOGHEH-NOKHODCHERI, RANA (2014) Nationalism, Politics, and the Practice of Archaeology: The Case Study of Iran. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
DAVIS, CHRISTOPHER,EDWARD (2013) Early Buddhist Monasteries in Sri Lanka: A Landscape Approach. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

DOOLEY-FAIRCHILD, SIRA,MADDALENA (2012) Material Belief: A Critical History of Archaeological Approaches to Religious Change in Anglo-Saxon England. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
DREW, CARRIE,ANN (2010) Pigs from six medieval sites in Flanders: A multiple methodological approach to the study of their husbandry development. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
DRINKALL, HELEN,CLARE (2014) Expanding our horizons: an exploration of hominin landscape use in the Lower Palaeolithic of Britain and the question of upland home bases or lowland living sites. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


FOULDS, ELIZABETH,MARIE (2014) Glass Beads in Iron Age Britain: a social approach. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
FOULDS, FREDERICK,WILLIAM,FRANCIS (2012) Imperceptible Individuals: issues in the applications of social theory to Lower Palaeolithic material culture. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


GABER, AMR (2009) The Central Hall in the Egyptian Temples of the Ptolemaic Period. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
GIDNEY, LOUISA,JANE (2013) Offspring of the Aurochs: A comparison of a reference collection of Dexter cattle skeletons with archaeological and historical data. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
GIRDLAND-FLINK, LINUS (2013) Investigating patterns of animal domestication using ancient DNA. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
GRAF, JANICE,CAROL (2012) Windows into the past: an investigation into prior activity at Neolithic monuments in Britain. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
GRAINGER, SCOTT (2009) Development of techniques for high-resolution spatially-resolved elemental analysis in materials of interest in luminescence dating. Masters thesis, Durham University.
GURLING, THOMAS (2009) Luminescence Dating of Medieval and Early Modern Brickwork. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


HARTIS, RICHARD,GEOFFREY (2010) Beyond Functionalism: A Quantitative Survey and Semiotic Reading of Hadrian's Wall. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
HUCKLESBY, CLARE,LOUISE (2008) An Anthropology of Conservation. Masters thesis, Durham University.
HUTTON, GILLIAN,MARIA (2011) Roads and Routeways in County Durham: 1530-1730. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


JENNINGS, JAIME,DORIS (2010) Stress Along the Medieval Anglo-Scottish Border? Skeletal Indicators of Conflict-Zone Health. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


KALKANIS, EMMANOUIL (2012) Reception and Artefacts in the Making of Late Eighteenth-Century Visual Culture: The Cultural Biography of Sir William Hamilton’s Vases. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
KELLEHER, RICHARD,MARK (2013) Coins, monetisation and re-use in medieval England and Wales: new interpretations made possible by the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
KENDALL, ROSS (2014) Past Endemic Malaria and Adaptive Responses in the Fens and Marshlands of Eastern England. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


LAIDLER, SOPHIE,JANE (2011) Contemporary and Competing Vistas: Public Perceptions of Wearmouth and Jarrow. Masters thesis, Durham University.
LANKESTER, FRANCIS,DAVID (2012) Predynastic & Pharaonic era Rock-Art in
Egypt’s Central Eastern Desert:
Distribution, Dating & Interpretation.
Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

LAWRENCE, DAN (2012) Early Urbanism in the Northern Fertile Crescent: A Comparison of Regional Settlement Trajectories and Millennial Landscape Change. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
LEBRASSEUR, OPHELIE,MELODIE,MARINE (2014) Dogs, Chickens and Ants: Investigating the reliability of modern maternal genetic data in retracing early dispersals. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


MARSHALL, JENNY,LEE (2012) Missing Links:

Demic Diffusion and the Development of Agriculture on the Central Iranian Plateau.
Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

MASON, PAUL,MACKENZIE (2014) The Early English Factories of South-West India:
A Historical Archaeology Perspective.
Masters thesis, Durham University.

MAZZILLI, FRANCESCA (2014) Beyond religion: cultural exchange and economy in northern Phoenicia and the
Hauran, Syria.
Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

MCCARRISON, KIRSTY,ELIZABETH (2012) Exploring Prehistoric Tuberculosis in Britain: A Combined Macroscopic and Biomolecular Approach. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
MILLSON, DANA,CORRINE,EMMILINE (2013) Ceramics of the Tyne-Forth Region, C. 3500-1500 BC. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
MUNDEE, MICHELLE,MARIE (2010) Exploring Diet and Society in Medieval Spain: New Approaches Using Stable Isotope Analysis. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
MURTAGH, PAUL,JOSEPH (2014) Materiality, community and identity: The Iron Age of west central Scotland. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


NISHITANI, AKIRA (2012) Typological Classification and the Chronology of Iron Age pottery in central-southern Britain. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


O'DONNELL, RONAN,PETER (2014) Landscape, agency and enclosure: transformations in the rural landscape of north-east England. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


PERRI, ANGELA,RAY (2013) Global Hunting Adaptations to Early Holocene Temperate Forests: Intentional Dog Burials as Evidence of Hunting Strategies. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
PIOFFET, HELENE,CAROLE,SOPHIE (2015) Sociétés et Identités du Premier Néolithique de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande dans leur contexte ouest européen : caractérisation et analyses comparatives des productions céramiques entre Manche, Mer d'Irlande et Mer du Nord. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
PIRISINO, DANIELE (2015) The Route of the Pythaïs through Athens and Attica. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
PONCE, PAOLA,VANESA (2010) A comparative study of activity-related skeletal changes in 3rd-2nd millennium BC coastal fishers and 1st millenium AD inland agriculturists in Chile, South America. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
PONROY, COME,VINCENT-MARIE (2014) Challenging models of Late Iron Age urbanism and state formation in Gaul: The Segusiavi territory between 600 BC and AD50. Masters thesis, Durham University.
POWELL, LINDSAY,ANNE (2014) Childhood Health and Diet in Roman London: The Palaeodemographic, Palaeopathological and Isotopic Evidence. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
PRIOR, JONATHAN,DAVID (2015) The Impact of Glassblowing on the Early-Roman Glass Industry (circa 50 B.C. – A.D. 79). Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


RAYNE, LOUISE,ELIZABETH (2014) Water and Territorial Empires. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
ROBERTSON, STUART (2015) The Crisis of the 3rd Century A.D.: Wage Increases and Inflation in Roman Egypt. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
ROHL, DARRELL,JESSE (2014) More than a Roman Monument: A Place-centred Approach to the Long-term History and Archaeology of the Antonine Wall. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


SAUNDERS, BEN,JOHN,OLIVER (2013) The trade and distribution of ceramics in the Western Indian Ocean 1250-1550AD

An analysis of current available assemblages from Arabia, Iran and East Africa.
Masters thesis, Durham University.

SHARMAN, JENNIFER,ALEXIA (2013) Age, sex and the life course: population variability in human ageing and implications for bioarchaeology. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

Masters thesis, Durham University.

SKINNER, ALEXIS,TUDOR (2014) Impact and change:
assembly practices in the Northern Danelaw.
Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

STANDLEY, ELEANOR,ROSE (2010) Trinkets and Charms: the use, meaning and significance of later medieval and early post-medieval dress accessories. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
Steer, K. A. (1938) The archaeology of Roman Durham. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
STRICKLAND, KEIR,MAGALIE (2011) The Jungle Tide:
“Collapse” in Early Mediaeval Sri Lanka.
Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

Swinbank, Brenda (1954) The vallum reconsidered. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


TALLYN, ASHLEY,ELIZABETH (2014) Quality of Life in Medieval Monasteries and Nunneries. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
TANCOCK, DEVON,LEE,KASE (2014) Congenital Defects in 18th and 19th Century Populations from Rural and Urban Northeast England. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
TREMBLAY, JENNIFER,CARRIE (2014) The Mauryan Horizon:
An Archaeological Analysis of Early Buddhism and the Mauryan Empire at Lumbini, Nepal.
Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

TSUNEKI, MAI (2014) Metalwork from Central Anatolia in the Assyrian Colony Period: A Review in the Light of Finds from the Level IIIc Destruction at Kaman-Kalehöyük. Masters thesis, Durham University.


UPEX, BETHAN,ROSEMARY (2009) Enamel hypoplasia in modern and archaeological caprine populations:
The development and application of a new methodological approach.
Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


VILLALOBOS ACOSTA, CESAR (2011) Archaeology in Circulation: Nationalism and Tourism in Post-Revolutionary Mexican Coins, Notes, Stamps and Guidebooks. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


WALKER, JAMES,WILLIAM,PADDISON (2014) Rethinking the significance of the microlith for hunting in the terminal Pleistocene / Holocene: A comparative study. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
WEINSTEIN, ROSEMARY (2011) The Archaeology of Pewter Vessels in England 1200-1700: A Study of Form and Usage. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
WELLS, EMMA,JANE (2013) An Archaeology of Sensory Experience: Pilgrimage in the Medieval Church, c.1170-c.1550. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
WIECEK, MATTHEW,GREGORY (2013) South Asian Figurines in the British Museum: Literature Review and Analysis. Masters thesis, Durham University.
Wing, George (2015) Predynastic Egyptian representations of animals:
The journey from nature to art and beyond.
Masters thesis, Durham University.

WINTCHER, AMANDA (2011) Post-palaeolithic Rock Art of Northeast Murcia, Spain: An Analysis of Landscape and Motif Distribution. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

Latsis Public Benefit Foundation volume on Mycenae

Since 1997, the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation has produced each year a volume devoted to a single archaeological museum, aiming to create a series whose scholarly prestige and aesthetic approach contribute to a deeper knowledge and further understanding of the various aspects of the history of Greek civilisation. These volumes are distributed free of charge to those who are on the foundation's mailing list, and to others who request them.

The foundation also issues them in open access digital format. The volume on Mycenae is the most recent to appear. Seventeen volumes are now available

Author : Alcestis Papadimitriou

Year Published : 2015

©Copyright : John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, 2015

ISBN : 978-618-82150-0-9

Publisher : John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation

Pages : 328

Τhis book includes photographs of monuments and exhibits from the archaeological site and the museum of Mycenae, which are under the authority of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Argolida, as well as the National Archaeological Museum. The Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs has the copyright of the photographs of antiquities and of the actual antiquities that comprise the visual content of the photographs. The Archaeological Receipts Fund of Greece receives all fees for the publication of photographs bearing the Ministry’s copyright (Law 3028/2002). The Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs remains exclusively competent to grant to any third party permission to use the photographs.

Monday, November 30, 2015

ARIT Newsletter On-Line

 [First posted in AWOL 4 December 2009. Updated 30 November 2015]

ARIT Newsletter On-Line
Twice a year the Institute publishes the ARIT Newsletter, distributed widely in the academic community and among the Friends of ARIT. It provides information about the ARIT's recent activities and programs, including the news from each center, research reports from recent fellows in Turkey, lists of current fellows and donors.
Volume 58, Spring 2015
Volume 58, Spring 2015
  - Studies related to Turkey grow, along with ARIT institutional membership
      - ARIT Istanbul opens new on-line access to American Board archives and library materials
      - ARIT Ankara director presents at the 20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists
and facilitates programs on cultural heritage protection
      - Research reports: On social complexity and crop production at chalcolithic Çadır Höyük and on Looking over Ottoman readers' shoulders.
Volume 57, Fall 2014
  - ARIT and the NEH.
      - ARIT Istanbul Friends initiate the John Freely Fellowship Fund.
      - ARIT welcomes additional new institutional members.

      - Research report: Subsistence and Ritual as evidenced by bone remains in southern Cappadocia.
Volume 56, Spring 2014
      - Reflections on ARIT's 50th.
      - ARIT welcomes additional new institutional members.
      - Research reports: Statistics and reform in contemporary Turkey; the musical life of two Bektashi communities; Ottoman physical culture.
Volume 55, Spring 2013
      - 2014 is ARIT's 50th year: reflecting on past accomplishments and future plans.
 - ARIT welcomes additional new institutional member
      - New publication: writings of Dr. Toni M. Cross
      - Research reports: library collections of Ottoman Sufi scholars; Armenian churches in Istanbul.

Volume 54, Fall 2012
      - ARIT plans adaptations to reduced funding
 - ARIT welcomes five new institutional members
      - Research report: Classical architects of Asia Minor; Authenticating Eyüp in Istanbul.

Volume 53, Spring 2012
- ARIT's funding worries continue
 - ARIT Istanbul Library acquires the massive archive of the American Board of Missions
      - ARIT Ankara director reports on Turkish fellows traveling to Greece
      - Research report: Early Republican political cartoons

Volume 52, Fall 2011
      - ARIT loses much of its federal support for overseas operations and programs
      - ARIT Istanbul Library posts publications from the Library of the American Board of Missions on-line
      - ARIT Ankara director shares new developments concerning permits for U.S. archaeological excavations and surveys
      - Research report: Byzantine shipwreck explored

Volume 51, Spring 2011
      - ARIT Istanbul facilities and developments
      - Library of the American Board of Missions at ARIT Istanbul
      - ARIT Ankara names Coulson - Cross Aegean Exchange fellows for 2011
      - Research reports:  Ottoman Women, Legal Reform, and Social Change; Spanish Moriscos in the Ottoman realm

Volume 50, Fall 2010
      - Local Archives and Libraries of Overseas Research Centers (LAORC) launches new database on the Digital Library for International Research (DLIR)
      - Access to research facilities in Istanbul
      - ARIT facilitates cooperation with new permit procedures for archaeological projects
      - Research reports:  Religion and politics and the Ottoman-Iranian border; Polychromy of Roman marble sculpture from Aphrodisias

Volume 49, Spring 2010
      - Meet the new ARIT President
      - New ARIT Turkish fellows pursue a broad range of research projects
      - Archaeologists adapt to new excavation regulations
      - Research reports:  Late Antique Portrait Sculpture; Perspectives of German-Turkish return migrants.

Volume 48, Fall 2009
      - ARIT President Sams recounts his presidency that is coming to an end
      - ARIT center affiliates have diverse backgrounds and interests
      - ARIT Ankara and Cypriot American Archaeological Research Institute exchange scholar/directors
      - Research reports:  Piracy in the Ottoman Mediterranean; Hittite conception of space.

Volume 47, Spring 2009
      - ARIT Mellon Fellows contributions.
      - New tours and sites in Turkey
      - Machteld J. Mellink remembered in Ankara
      - Research report:  A study of Ottoman deeds in Çorum yields detailed histories.

Volume 46, Fall 2008
       - ARIT Ankara director changes: farewell to Baha Yildirim, greetings to Elif Denel.
       - Turkish Language programs and fellowships program grow
       - ARIT continues to seek new facilities for the Istanbul center
       - Research reports:  Ottoman military levies; Little Ice Age crisis in Ottoman lands.

Volume 45, Spring 2008
        - ARIT begins building a library endowment with the help of the NEH Endowment Challenge grant.
        - Kress Foundation fellows cited; Turkish fellowships program grows
        - ARIT seeks new facilities for the Istanbul center
        - Research reports:  Turkish Alevism; Greek pottery at Gordion.

Volume 44, Fall 2007
        - ARIT wins NEH Endowment Challenge grant to upgrade libraries.
        - Joukowsky Family Foundation supports publication of fellows' research.
        - Research reports:  Suleyman the Lawgiver; Cultural Debates in Istanbul Recording Studios.

Volume 43, Spring 2007
        - Ankara Library receives Mellink collection and expands.
        - Expanded intensive Department of State Turkish language programs continue.
        - Research reports:  The Making of the National Identity in Ottoman Macedonia; The Tektaş Burnu Shipwreck.

Volume 42, Fall 2006
        - The Council of American Overseas Research Centers marks twenty-five years.
        - New Department of State funding supports advanced language study in Turkey for U.S. beginning students.
        - List of ARIT Fellowships for 2006-2007.
        - Research report:  The Architectural Patronage of Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad

Volume 41, Spring 2006
       - Machteld Johanna Mellink remembrance.
       - New legal status for ARIT in Turkey in process.
       - Annual Fund drive.
       - Research reports:  Thracian Names and the Greek Epigraphic Evidence in East Thrace and Asia Minor; Secularizations and their Discontents:  a Cross-National Study;        The Civil Basilica of Aphrodisias.   

Volume 40, Fall 2005
        - George and Ilse Hanfmann Fellowship Program.
        - Increased research activities in libraries and hostels in both Ankara and Istanbul.
        - List of ARIT Fellowships for 2005-2006.
        - Research report:  Roman urbanism in southwestern Turkey; history of the Sabbatian communities.    

 Volume 39, Spring 2005
        - The Turkish Cultural Foundation offers new support for Turkish fellows in Turkey.
        - Increased support means more Turkish fellows supported in the program administered by the Istanbul Dernek.
        - Aegean Exchange fellows plan their research projects in Greece.
        - Annual fund drive.
        - Research Report:  Byzantine-Ottoman 'overlap' architecture in Turkey.   
Volume 38, Fall 2004
        - William D. E. Coulson - Toni M. Cross Aegean Exchange gains permanent funding through the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

        - Changes in the laws guiding applications for research permissions occupy directors in both centers.
        - List of ARIT Fellowships for 2004-2005.
        - Research report:  ancient wine-making in Turkey.    

Volume 37, Spring 2004
        - Interest in U.S.-based research in Turkey on the increase; research are programs thriving.
        - New Turkish law changes the process for foreigners applying for research permissions.  
        - Hanfmann Fellows travel abroad to carry out varied research projects; the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Consulate in Ankara continues to support the Aegean Exchange Program.
        - Research report:  prehistoric dietary habits examined through micro-wear analysis.

Hortensii: Tackling the problems facing PhDs without permanent jobs

Hortensii: Tackling the problems facing PhDs without permanent jobs
Hortensii is a group of people inside and outside academia who want to alleviate the difficulties facing PhDs without permanent academic jobs. (We take our name from the Roman Quintus Hortensius, who in c. 287 BC sponsored the Lex Hortensia giving civil rights to Roman plebeians; our photograph is of Benjamin Franklin, who would also have wanted to help.) We think that even given current unpleasant realities facing academia many positive steps could be taken; see ‘What to do and why’ for exactly what these are, but to oversimplify grossly our goals are both to reduce the oversupply of disappointed would-be academics and to make life easier for PhDs who choose to remain in academia without a permanent job. We welcome anyone who shares these goals and is in broad agreement with our proposed actions to join us and help implement them, and we ask people with other agendas to respect ours and leave us to it. We are not fighting against anyone or anything and are not affiliated with any movement, political party, or country. Nor are we trying to help individuals gain employment or to interfere in any way with decisions on who should get the limited number of academic jobs available; as we have different subjects and different views on what constitutes good academic work in our fields, we wish to avoid internal dissension by remaining strictly neutral in such matters so we can work together to make life better for a group that badly needs such help. At present the contact person for Hortensii is Eleanor Dickey, a Classicist at the University of Reading in England.

Open Access Journal: Middle East - Topics & Arguments

Middle East - Topics & Arguments
ISSN: 2196-629X
Middle East – Topics & Arguments is a unique platform for innovative research on the Middle East combining disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. Articles critically reevaluate established scholarly traditions and think beyond entrenched disciplinary boundaries. By bringing together well-known academics and young scholars with international backgrounds, a broad range of perspectives will ensure lively debates.

Middle East – Topics and Arguments wants to encourage interdisciplinary discussion on two levels: Firstly, between social sciences and humanities in the field of Middle Eastern studies, and secondly, between Middle Eastern studies and the systematic disciplines. We thereby aim at integrating regional academic discourse into a global setting. We hope to ensure trans-regional comparability, thus leaving behind the notion of cultural and religious exceptionalism which has for a long been connected with Middle Eastern studies.

Each issue of Middle East – Topics & Arguments focuses on one main topic. This allows for perspectives from different disciplines, such as:

cultural studies
literary studies
political science
ancient studies


Open Access Journal: Talia Dixit: Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetoric and Historiography

[First posted in AWOL 9 November 2009. Updated 30 November 2015]

Talia Dixit: Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetoric and Historiography
ISSN: 1886-9440
Talia Dixit: Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetoric and Historiography is a peer-reviewed electronic journal devoted to the study of rhetoric and historiography up until the Renaissance. Interdisciplinary in approach, the journal aims to take into account the rhetoric, cultural and ideological context of historiographic texts, and to provide a platform for historiographers and literary scholars to share perspectives on the analysis of classical, medieval and renaissance texts. 

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Octubre 2010
Octubre 2009
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