Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Robert L. Van Nice Collection

The Robert L. Van Nice Collection 
A processing blog for the Robert L. Van Nice Records and Fieldwork Papers (1937-1985) at the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C.


This is a blog created by the staff at the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, D.C., to chronicle the assessment and processing of the Robert L. Van Nice Records and Fieldwork Collection (1937-1985).

The Collection:
The 70+ boxes of reseach materials and drawings of Van Nice collection document the large scale architectural survey of Hagia Sophia conducted in Istanbul, Turkey from the late 1930′s to the mid 1980′s. Dumbarton Oaks took over responsibility for publication of the detailed architectural plates that Van Nice and his assistants produced from their fieldwork, the first installment of which appeared in 1965.  This installment, published as collotypes in an elephant folio edition has drawn universal praise for its beauty and high standards. In 1986 the second installment was published as a series of plates designed to be added to the same portfolio as the first installment.  A more synthetic narrative to accompany the plates was planned but never finished.
Materials produced during Van Nice’s survey include notebooks, research papers, rubbings of graffiti, brick stamps, and mason’s marks, blue prints, drawings, B&W photographs, slides, negatives, correspondence, and administrative papers. The papers have never been fully processed until now, and we hope to describe here the new things that we find and the lessons we learn while tackling this large and rich collection.

The Creator:
Robert Lawrence Van Nice (1910-1994) was born in Portland, Oregon, and graduated from the University of Oregon before receiving a Masters degree in Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He conducted a large scale study of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, from 1937-1985.  William Emerson, a professor of Van Nice’s at MIT, sponsored the architectural survey from 1937-1957, with Van Nice as his assistant. Dumbarton Oaks then sponsored the project from 1957 until 1985.  Van Nice was a Research Associate of Dumbarton Oaks starting in 1955.

Selective Open Access: Greece & Rome

The Classical Association Blog notes that Greece & Rome is offering free access to the Editors’ highlights, as a part of an effort to make Classics available and accessible to all walks of life:
One of the core aims of the Classical Association is to make Classics available and accessible to all walks of life.  It’s the reason we were founded and it is still the guiding principle of our work today.  One of the ways we seek to achieve this is through our publishing.  In partnership with Cambridge University Press, the CA produces three high quality journals.
Greece & Rome in particular seeks to deliver scholarly research to the wider audience.  But don’t take my word for it – we’re currently offering free access to the Editors’ highlights, so you can see for yourself!  Follow this link (all links open in a new tab) to view the latest sample articles, including:
  • Caesar in Vietnam: Did Roman Soldiers Suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
  • Reading Minds in Greek Tragedy
  • Evolving views of Ageing and Longevity from Homer to Hippocrates: Emergence of Natural Factors, Persistence of the Supernatural

The Friedberg Genizah Project Updates

Announcement 10
November 2011
Genazim - the Computerization Unit of the Friedberg Genizah Project – announces the launching of version 8.2 of its website .
Following are some of the additional data and improvments that have been integrated into the website, since the previous announcement of version 8 in July 2011.

A – Images
Cambridge: Since the last announcement about 4 months ago, an additional set of 40,214 images from the CUL Genizah Collection has been integrated in the website, mostly from the collections TS AR, AS, NS, and Or. 2118, bringing the total number of images of Genizah fragments from Cambridge to almost 258,000 images.
British Library: An additional set of 316 images has been integrated in the website.
JTS (Jewish Theological Seminary – New York): A set of 1065 images has been received and integrated, most of them new images, others being improved versions of existing images.
The total number of images in the website is currently about 320,000 images.

B – Software
1. Joins: Information (and statistics) about joins occur now in many pages of the website, from which it was missing, including in the "results" pages of of an advanced search.
2. Images: Two important new functions are now available: a|) after processing an image in ViewOne using the "sun" icon to adjust for optimal contrast, brightness and luminance, the image with the new settings can be saved in the user's workspace for future viewing, b) after rotating a given image in the QuickView function either for straightening it or for allowing easy reading of oblique lines, the image can be send in its new position to ViewOne to be viewed and processed there using the rich repertoire available in ViewOne for such processing; it will be then saved also in the personal workspace for later viewing.
3. Scanned catalogs: New scanned catalog-entries from the Zulay and Widder catalogs about Budapest fragments have been integrated.
4. Institutional registration: A new and straightforward registration system has been implemented for libraries, that enables free and immediate access to the Genizah website for libraries' visitors from up to 20 pcs in that library. 
5. Various improvements: a) frames: the "Frames" structure through which users can add restrictions to the search has been greatly improved and better adapted to the nature of the Domains and the specific structure of the Titles involved; also a better separation between the body of a work and its appended information (preface, appendices, table of contents, etc) has been implemented, b) statistics: the statistical tables that appear in each function section and give a detailed overview of the available information in that section have been greatly enlarged and improved, c) workspace: various icons for specific types of information are now available in the workspace, d) forum: an improved filtering operation is now available for all the notes in the forum, e) restrictions: the time allocated for idle operation has been increased from 40 to 60 minutes.
1) We remind our readers that accredited users can add new information (including "joins") on Genizah fragments to the website (which will appear there with their name appended to it), through the FOLUS system. We urge such users to use this opportunity to enrich the website with new data, to the benefit of the entire Genizah-studies community. Other users who would like to contribute in such a way are kindly asked to send us in email through the "contact us" icon.
2) The users are also encouraged to use the public forum to present new insights, submit queries, open discussions, etc; on Genizah issues; take a look at it now!
3) We remind our users that the Nahum website is available and can be reached through the Genizah website, as well as directly through . It contains almost 100,000 high-quality digital images of Yemenite manuscripts from the Nachum collection, as well as catalog and other data, that can searched and processed using essentially the same tools as available in the |Genizah website.
With a cordial Shalom
פרויקט פרידברג לחקר הגניזה
הודעה 10
נובמבר 2011

גנזים – יחידת המחשוב של פרויקט פרידברג לחקר הגניזה – מודיעה על השקת גירסה 8.2 של אתר הגניזה:
להלן תיאור של השיפורים והנתונים שנוספו באתר מאז ההודעה הקודמת על גירסה 8 ביולי 2011.

א. תמונות
קיימברידג': מאז הודעתנו הקודמת לפני כארבעה חודשים, נוספו באתר עוד 40,214 תמונות מאוסף הגניזה של CUL, ברובן מן האוספים TS: AR, AS, NS   ו-Oriental 2118, ובזה מגיע המספר הכללי של התמונות של קטעי גניזה מקיימברידג' לכ-258,000.
הספריה הבריטית: נוספו 316 תמונות לאתר.
JTS (Jewish Theological Seminary – New York): נתקבלו והוכנסו לאתר 1065 תמונות, רובן תמונות חדשות, ואחרות שהן גירסאות משופרות של תמונות קיימות.
המספר הכולל של תמונות באתר הוא כיום כ-320,000.

ב. תוכנה
1. צירופים: בדפים רבים באתר מופיע בגרסה זו מידע (או סטטיסטיקה) על צירופים, שהיה חסר עד כה, כולל בדפי "תוצאות" של חיפוש מתקדם.
2. תמונות: קיימות שתי פונקציות חשובות חדשות: א) לאחר עיבוד תמונה ב-ViewOne ע"י שימוש באייקון ה"שמש" כדי להגיע לניגוד, בהירות ואור אופיטמליים, אפשר לשמור את התמונה עם הגדרות התצוגה שלה בשולחן העבודה של המשתמש, לצפייה עתידית. ב) לאחר סיבוב תמונה נתונה על ידי פונקציית QuickView לצורך יישורה או לצורך הקלת הקריאה של שורות אלכסוניות, ניתן לשלוח את התמונה במיקומה החדש ל-ViewOne כדי לצפות בה שם ולעבד אותה בעזרת השימוש ברפרטואר העשיר של עיבוד תמונה ב-ViewOne; ואז אפשר לשמור אותה בשולחן העבודה האישי לצורך צפייה בעתיד.
3. קטלוגים סרוקים: הוכנסו סריקות חדשות של ערכים קטלוגיים מהקטלוגים של Zulay ו-Widder על קטעי גניזה של בודפסט, שהיו חסרים עד כה.
4. רישום מוסדות: נוספה מערכת רישום חדשה ופשוטה עבור ספריות, המאפשרת גישה חופשית ומיידית לאתר הגניזה לכל המבקרים בספריות, מתוך עשרים מחשבים המסומנים לכך בספריה.
5. שיפורים שונים: א) מסגרות: מבנה ה"מסגרות", המאפשר למשתמשים להוסיף הגבלות לחיפוש, שופר בהרבה והותאם יותר לטיב התחומים ולמבנה המיוחד של החיבורים; כמו כן נוספה הפרדה טובה יותר בין גוף הספר למידע המצורף לספר (הקדמה, נספחים, תוכן הענינים וכו'). ב) סטטיסטיקות: הטבלאות הסטטיסטיות המופיעות ב"עזרה" של כל פונקציה ונותנות סקירה מפורטת של המידע, הורחבו ושופרו במידה ניכרת. ג) שולחן העבודה האישי: בשולחן העבודה מופיעים כעת אייקונים שונים המאפשרים קבלת סוגים מסוימים של מידע בשולחן העבודה. ד) פורום: קיימת כעת פעולת סינון משופרת לכל ההערות בפורום. ה) הגבלות: הזמן המוקצה לשהייה "בטלה" (ללא כל פעילות) באתר הוגדל מ-40 ל-60 דקות.

  1. אנו מזכירים לקוראינו שמשתמשים מורשים רשאים להוסיף מידע חדש (כולל "צירופים"), אשר יופיעו באתר בתוספת שמו של המשתמש, באמצעות מערכת FOLUS על כל קטעי הגניזה שבאתר, אנו מעודדים משתמשים כאלו להשתמש בהזדמנות הניתנת להם להעשרת האתר במידע חדש לתועלת כל קהילת חוקרי הגניזה. משתמשים נוספים המעוניינים לתרום באופן זה, מוזמנים לשלוח אלינו דואר אלקטרוני דרך "צור קשר".
  2. אנו גם מעודדים את המשתמשים להשתמש בפורום הציבורי כדי להציג הארות חדשות, לשלוח שאילתות, לפתוח דיונים ועוד, על נושאי הגניזה. העיפו מבט בפורום עוד היום!
  3. אנו מזכירים למשתמשי אתר הגניזה את קיומו של אתר Nahum שאפשר להגיע אליו דרך אתר הגניזה, וכן גם ישירות בכתובת: http// אתר זה מכיל קרוב ל-100,000 תמונות דיגיטליות באיכות גבוהה מאוסף כתבי היד התימניים של נחום, וכן גם קטלוג חלקי ומידע נוסף על הקטעים וכתבי היד. אפשר לחפש ולעבד מידע זה תוך שימוש בכלים המצויים שם והזהים לאלו המופיעים באתר הגניזה.

בברכת שלום,

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Open Access Journal: Journal of the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science

Journal of the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science
The Journal of the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science collect and publish peer-reviewed papers and posters presented at the annual Chicago DHCS Colloquium.

The goal of the colloquium is to bring together researchers and scholars in the humanities and computer science to examine the current state of digital humanities as a field of intellectual inquiry and to identify and explore new directions and perspectives for future research.

For further information, please visit


Vol 1, No 3 (2011): 2010 Chicago DHCS Colloquium

The 2010 DHCS Colloquium was held at Northwestern University from Nov. 21-22, 2010. For additional information and to view the full program of events, please visit


Vol 1, No 2 (2010): 2009 Chicago DHCS Colloquium

The 2009 DHCS Colloquium was held at the Illinois Institute of Technology from Nov. 14-16, 2009. For additional information and to view the full program of events, please visit


Vol 1, No 1 (2009): 2008 Chicago DHCS Colloquium

The 2008 DHCS Colloquium was held at the University of Chicago from Nov. 1-3, 2008. For additional information and to view the full program of events, please visit 

JSTOR Early Journal Content Data Bundle

JSTOR Data For Research

Early Journal Content Data Bundle

About the Early Journal Content (EJC)

The Early Journal Content on JSTOR includes journal articles published in the United States before 1923 and articles published in other countries before 1870, and includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences.
On JSTOR, the Early Journal Content is free and available for use by anyone, without registration and regardless of institutional affiliation. The amount of free content will grow over time. As we add more journals to JSTOR, new articles within these time ranges will be added to the Early Journal Content, and will remain freely available.
Making this early journal content freely available is the most recent step in our ongoing work to expand access to content on JSTOR, particularly for individuals who are not affiliated with academic institutions or libraries.

The EJC Data Bundle

We are happy to also make a data bundle for the Early Journal Content freely available to those who would like to conduct data mining or other research across the content.
The data bundle for EJC includes full-text OCR and article and title-level metadata. The Read Me file explains the data in more detail. The currently available data bundle includes all the EJC as of September 7, 2011.
Please note that use of the Early Journal Content bundle is subject to the Early Journal Content Specific Terms and Conditions of Use.
To access the data bundle, please create an account using the very brief registration form, or login if you already have a Data for Research account. We plan to update the bundle on a semi-regular basis and to alert registrants when the bundle has been updated.
The format of the data bundle is a .tar.gz archive containing a readme file explaining the format of the data files, and an XML file for each article in the Early Journal Content bundle.
Once logged in, you can download the Early Journal Content bundle here
The size of the bundle is approx. 2.3 GB compressed, and 7.2 GB inflated.
The bundle was last updated November 11, 2011.
 And see also: 


Monday, November 28, 2011

Open Access Journal: Dig-it-al NEA

 [Originally posted 5/1/10, updated 12/13/10, updated 8 December 2011]

Dig-it-al NEA

Near Eastern Archaeology is pleased to announce its new online venture: Dig-it-al NEA. This online forum features original essays, reviews, and other content to complement the print publication of the journal.
Teaching Archaeology to Undergraduates
Four papers and an iMovie based on presentations given in the session "Teaching Archaeology to Undergraduates and K-12 Schoolchildren" at the 2010 ASOR Annual Meeting co-chaired by Ellen D. Bedell and Eric H. Cline.

Glass and Light: Making the Past Visible at the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum
Review of the museum by Catherine P. Foster
Enchanted by an Exposition: Magical Antiquities from Egypt at Leiden
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Netherlands
October 16, 2010 – March 13, 2011
Review of the Exhibit by Sophie Tews and Sergio Lieverse, Leiden University

God Feminine - A Hidden Side of the Biblical God
Exhibition in the Museum für sakrale Kunst (Jesuitenkirche), Heidelberg, Germany
October 10 – December 19, 2010
Review of the Exhibit by Olaf Rölver, University of Bamberg, Germany
Translated by Robert Schick
Gott weiblich - Eine verborgene Seite des biblischen Gottes
Ausstellung im Museum für sakrale Kunst, Jesuitenkirche, Heidelberg
10. Oktober – 19. Dezember 2010
Olaf Rölver, Lehrstuhl Alttestamentliche Wissenschaften, Universität Bamberg


Taita, King of Palistin: ca. 950–900 B.C.E.? (pdf)
By Benjamin Sass

Givat Ha'Aralot: An Archaeological Parable

By Steven A. Rosen

The Thumb Print

A poem by Jay G. Williams

Near Eastern Archaeology is  available online to subscribers

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Guerreros, Caballos, Armas y Dioses en la Cultura Ibérica

Guerreros, Caballos, Armas y Dioses  en la Cultura Ibérica
El Proyecto ‘El caballo en la Cultura ibérica: estudio arqueológico, social e histórico’ desarrolla un estudio global e interdisciplinar del papel que los équidos desempeñaron en la Cultura Ibérica entre los siglos VI y I a.C., empleando de modo coordinado todas las fuentes de información disponibles (arqueológicas, iconográficas, textuales, numismáticas y faunísticas). Los resultados, en una perspectiva histórica, se relacionan con los de ambientes culturales próximos, tanto en el interior de la Península Ibérica como en el Mediterráneo y en el mundo céltico. Los équidos jugaron un papel muy importante en la antigua sociedad ibérica, en la economía doméstica, en el ámbito de la religiosidad, en el de la guerra y, por último, como símbolo de status social.Esta página web permite una introducción a todos estos aspectos.
El caballo en
el Mundo Ibérico
El caballo en el
ámbito celta
Armas y ritos
en la Cultura ibérica

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Open Access Journal: Archeometriai Műhely

 [First posted in AWOL 3 February 2010. Updated 26 November 2011]

Archeometriai Műhely: elektronikus folyóirat / Archaeometry Workshop: e-journal published by the Hungarian National Museum
ISSN 1786-271X
The Hungarian National Museum initiated a series of lectures and meetings on 27th of February 2000 serving as a basis for the current periodical.

Our aim was to make interdisciplinary research of archaeological finds, features and phenomena understandable, conceivable and controllable in the spirit of mutual information. We aimed at offering a regular forum for the representatives of different branches of science, all contributing to the understanding of archaeological problems where not only the results but also the problems and open questions can be raised.

The creative atmosphere formed around the Workshop has already given impetus for several fruitful and lasting collaboration projects. The results, however, are often being lost without proper publication media.

The same can be raised upon the results of training, started in recent years at several universities and highschools all over Hungary. A number of worthy studies have been made and are currently in progress as university theses, student conference papers and PhD dissertations. Moreover, as a result of national and international collaboration projects, a number of new analytical data and archaeological results supported by scientific arguments are born. The traditional periodicals of the individual branches of sciences and arts cannot undertake the complete publication of resulting data thus a large part of valuable and costly pieces of information remain unpublished. It is absolutely necessary therefore to launch a new periodical, suitable for the fast and easily accessible publication of the new results...

Friday, November 25, 2011

Museo Egizio di Torino Online

Museo Egizio di Torino Collezione


Lavori in Corso

Il Museo Egizio di Torino (ora gestito da una Fondazione) si sta impegnando con tutte le energie per adeguarsi ai più moderni standards museali. I lavori attualmente in corso includono:
  1. lo studio, la documentazione e la salvaguardia delle collezioni;
  2. il miglioramento delle informazione e dei servizi per il pubblico;
  3. il rimodernamento delle esposizioni, ormai obsolete;
  4. la ristrutturazione del palazzo.
Nell’era del digitale, ogni museo deve affrontare il problema di una documentazione spesso troppo scarna e deve decidere se rimandare o se rendere tutto il materiale accessibile aggiornandolo costantemente on-line. Noi abbiamo deciso di mettere on-line le nostre collezioni e di continuare ad aggiornare le informazioni, soprattutto quelle relative alla bibliografia e alla datazione/cronologia. Speriamo che le nostre collezioni possano dare un contributo utile all’Egittologia e alle vostre ricerche individuali. Il Museo ringrazia anticipatamente chi vorrà dare il proprio contributo (, ma non potrà rispondere a tutti i commenti individuali.
Ai fini del progressivo conferimento alla Fondazione delle collezioni del Museo Egizio di Torino, la Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Piemonte e del Museo Antichità Egizie ha redatto le schede dei reperti nei magazzini, completandole con una compagna fotografica. A questo progetto finanziato dal MiBAC con € 185.000 hanno partecipato vari Enti e Istituzioni mediante l’attivazione di stages formativi (pagina del progetto).

Work in Progress

The Museo Egizio di Torino (now governed by a Foundation) is striving to modernise itself. The works in progress include:
  1. researching, documenting and conserving the collections;
  2. improving information and services for the public;
  3. updating the tired displays; and
  4. refurbishing the palace.
In a digital age, all museums must face the often all-too-meagre state of their documentation and decide whether to delay or to make everything accessible and constantly to update the entries on line. We have chosen to go on line and to continue upgrading the information, especially bibliographic references and dating/chronology. We hope our collections prove a useful contribution to Egyptology and to your individual research. The Museum is grateful for all user input (, but cannot be expected to respond to individual comments.
In order to confer progressively the collections to the Foundation, the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Piemonte e del Museo Antichità Egizie has produced index card information of the objects in the magazines, along with photographs. This project, financed by MiBAC for € 185.000, has also included various institutions promoting formative internships (project page).

Open Access Journal: Comptes-rendus des séances de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres

An up to date version is here.

British Library Digitised Manuscripts Milestone

On 24 November 2011 they completed the digitization of the first five hundred manuscripts:

Digitised Manuscripts 500 landmark

The British Library's Digitised Manuscripts was launched on 27 September 2010. Just over a year on, we have now published online and in its entirety our 500th item.
The most recent upload comprises another 75 Greek manuscripts (approximately 26,000 images), ranging in date from the 9th century to the 18th century. Items in Greek currently constitute by far the greatest part of Digitised Manuscripts, and we hope that, by digitising these manuscripts in full, and by providing enhanced descriptions, we have revolutionised access to this hugely important resource. We are extremely grateful to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for its generosity and foresight in funding this project.
Aretaeus, De curatione diuturnorum morborum, Book II, 16th century: London, British Library, MS Harley 6326, f. 2r

Digitised Manuscripts at present contains images of 508 items from the British Library's wide-ranging collections, including the Lindisfarne Gospels, a Bach autograph, Civil War papers, India Office records, and Thai astrological drawings. Apart from our Greek manuscripts, more medieval content, comprising scientific books in Latin and various western European vernacular languages, will be published to the site in the coming months.
A full list of the recent Greek upload is given below. Among the highlights are a 9th century copy of Basil of Caesarea’s In Hexaemeron, a 16th century volume of Psalms and Proverbs in English, Latin, Hebrew and Greek, works of St John Chrysostom and St Basil of Ancyra dating from the 11th century, and a copy of Homer’s Odyssey dating from 1479.
Aristophanes, Plutus and Nubes, 15th century: London, British Library, MS Arundel 530, inside front cover

Add 5422
Appian of Alexandria, Historia Romana, 16th century
Arundel 211
Greek-Latin dictionary, 17th century
Arundel 518
Georgios Boustronios, Chronicle of Cyprus, 16th century
Arundel 522
Works of Hesiod and Euripides, 1489
Arundel 523
Constantine Manasses, Chronicle, 1312–1313
Arundel 524
Four Gospels, 11th century
Arundel 525
Letters of Phalaris, 1470
Arundel 526
Manuel Chrysoloras, Erotemata, 15th century
Arundel 528
Compilation for Makarios, Bishop of Helicz, 15th century
Arundel 530
Aristophanes, Plutus and Nubes, 15th century
Arundel 532
Basil of Caesarea, In Hexaemeron, 9th century
Arundel 533
Works of Theodoros Balsamon, 14th century
Arundel 534
Theophylact of Bulgaria, Commentary on the Letters of Paul, 14th century
Arundel 535
Ascetic works of Isaac the Syrian, 14th century
Arundel 537
Medical tracts, 15th century
Arundel 538
Hippocratic works, 15th/16th century
Arundel 540
Euripides, Hecuba, Orestes and Phoenissae, 15th century
Arundel 541
Grammatical works of Hermogenes, 15th century
Arundel 544
St John Chrysostom, In Ioannem, 14th century
Arundel 545
Thucydides, Peloponnesian War, 15th century
Arundel 546
Works of Theodoret of Cyrrhus and Palladius of Helenopolis, 16th century
Arundel 548
Elements of Euclid, 16th century
Arundel 549
Sermons of St Gregory of Nazianzus, 11th century
Harley 825
Letters of Ephraim Pagitt, 1635
Harley 931
Extracts from the Psalms and St Paul, 1623
Harley 1686
Cassianus Bassus, Geoponica, 16th century
Harley 1752
Collection of Hymns and Epigrams, 15th century
Harley 1837
Collations of the Greek Bible, c. 1640–1659
Harley 2427
Psalms and Proverbs in English, Latin, Hebrew and Greek, 16th century
Harley 3318
Works of Philipp Melanchthon and others, 17th century
Harley 5051
Extracts from Greek and Latin authors, 17th century
Harley 5232
Anonymous commentary on the Apophthegmata, 16th century
Harley 5533
Psalter, 12th century
Harley 5542
Tetrastichs on the New and Old Testaments, 16th century
Harley 5544
Kekragaria, with late Byzantine notation, 17th century
Harley 5547
Plato and Aristides, 15th century
Harley 5565
Extracts from Plato, 16th century
Harley 5568
Polybius, 'Excerpta Antiqua', 16th century
Harley 5571
Psalms and Odes, 15th century
Harley 5572
Greek Lexikon, 13th century
Harley 5589
Heron of Alexandria, 16th century
Harley 5591
Photius, Bibliotheca, 16th century
Harley 5597
Collection of fragments, 15th/16th century
Harley 5605
Heron of Alexandria, Pneumatica and De automatis, 16th century
Harley 5614
Liturgies, 15th/16th century
Harley 5618
Hephaestion, Enchiridion de metris, c. 1453–1470
Harley 5631
Chronicle of Constantinople, 1555
Harley 5633
Nectarius, Patriarch of Jerusalem, Περὶ τῆς ἀρχῆς τοῦ πάπα ἀντίρρησις, 1672–1682
Harley 5638
Plutarch and Philostratus, 16th Century
Harley 5643
Patristic miscellany, c. 1600
Harley 5646
Patristica, 16th century
Harley 5653
Psalter, 15th century
Harley 5654
Letters of scholars, 17th century
Harley 5656
Grammatical extracts from Herodian, Tryphon, 15th century
Harley 5658
Homer, Odyssey, 1479
Harley 5668
Olympiodorus, Commentary on Plato's Gorgias, 16th century
Harley 5677
Nicetas, Metropolites of Heraclea, Catena on the Psalms, 17th century
Harley 5689
St John Chrysostom and St Basil of Ancyra, 11th century
Harley 5777
Four Gospels, 15th century
Harley 6290
Grammatica, 15th century
Harley 6296
Porphyrius, De abstinentia, 17th century
Harley 6297
Michael Glykas, Letters, 1595
Harley 6299
Priscian, Psellus, Adamantius, Themistius, 15th century
Harley 6300
Euripides, Hecuba, Orestes and Phoenissae, 16th century
Harley 6303
Greek-Latin dictionary, 17th century
Harley 6305
Galen, c. 1500
Harley 6318
Johannes Stobaeus, Anthology, Books 1 and 2, 16th century
Harley 6319
Lycophron, 16th century
Harley 6323
Ovid, Hesiod, Oracula Sibyllina, 15th century
Harley 6326
Aretaeus, 16th century
Harley 6473
Extracts from J. G. Graevius, Thesaurus Antiquitatum Romanarum, 1697–1698
Harley 6506
Chrysoloras, 15th century
Harley 6510
Epitome of Livy, Greek glossary, 15th century
Harley 6875
Constantine Lascaris, Grammar, 16th century
Harley 6943
Miscellaneous correspondence of John Covel, D.D., 1672–1711

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Museum of Underwater Archaeology Digital Collections

Museum of Underwater Archaeology
The online MUA helps underwater archaeologists and maritime historians present their research on shipwrecks and other sites to the public. Underwater archaeology is a subdiscipline of archaeology, anthropology and maritime history. The links below feature archaeological exhibits and articles.

Image and Document Collections


Shipwrecks Over Time - Yongala


The Shipwrecks Over Time – Yongala project is an experiment in crowd-sourced image collecting. In an effort to capture the changes over time on an…

Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage Proceedings


The collected proceedings of the first inaugural Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage conference.

Gray Literature Bibliographic Database 9-16-2011


The Gray Literature Bibliographic Database is a combined listing of unpublished site reports, manuscripts, and assorted documents that are not…

Asian Maritime Resources Bibliography


This bibliography contains a selection of primary and secondary source materials introducing maritime history and archaeology of China, Japan, Korea,…

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Open Access Journal: Royal Ontario Museum Archaeological Newsletter

 [First posted in AWOL 26 April 2010. Updated 23 November 2011]

Royal Ontario Museum Archaeological Newsletter
The Royal Ontario Museum is no longer producing the Archaeological Newsletter (ANL). The final issue was Series IV, No. 6, December 2009. We have created a ROM membership-based group entitled Friends of Archaeology (FA). The Friends of Archaeology provides a biannual FA newsletter and two events for members each year, and organizes other events such as an annual symposium and public lectures.
The ANL began life in 1956 as a leisurely letter from the trenches of the Jerusalem Project to ROM members back in Canada. The late Dr. Douglas A. Tushingham thought that members might like to be kept informed about the latest research ROM archaeologists were doing in the field. The ANL proved to be very popular as members felt connected to their Museum and its research in a tangible way. Topic areas have included interim reports on long-term excavation and survey projects, blood residue, petrographic, and use-wear analyses, detecting ceramic fakes, underwater archaeology, public archaeology, epigraphic recording, the early use of archaeological databases, and rock art research among many others. Articles have centred on research in areas as diverse as China, Ontario, Egypt and Sudan, Yemen, Belize, and Peru among others. We are pleased to offer past Archaeological Newsletters (ANL) online.
The Friends of Archaeology (FA) will proceed in developing a community of people who are interested in the archaeology of the world, and wish to support archaeology and archaeological programming at the ROM.
ANL Archived Issues
No Garden in Eden: Hunting for Syria’s First Urban Dwellers
Series IV, No. 6, December 2009
Clemens Reichel
, Associate Curator (Ancient Near East), Department of World Cultures, ROM, & Assistant Professor (Mesopotamian Archaeology), Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto.
Making the Pottery Cross at the Monastery of St. Moses the Abyssinian, Syria
Series IV, No. 5, May 2009
Robert Mason, Department of World Cultures, ROM & Department of Near and Middle Eastern
Civilizations, University of Toronto.
Monks and Masons at the Monastery of St. Moses the Abyssinian, Syria
Series IV, No. 4, December 2008
Robert Mason, Department of World Cultures, ROM & Department of Near and Middle Eastern
Civilizations, University of Toronto.

Who Owns the Cave? - Zhoukoudian Cave Revisited.
Series IV, No. 3, May 2008
Chen Shen, Senior Curator, Department of World Cultures
Xiaoling Zhang, PhD Candidate, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
A Horse’s Tail Tale or Not?
Series IV, No. 2, October 2007, by Mima Kapches (Senior Curator Emeritus), Department of World Cultures
Ancient Beer: or the wayward ethnographic wanderings of an archaeologist
Series IV, No. 1, April 2007
Dr. Justin Jennings
, Associate Curator, Department of World Cultures
The Tomb of Amenmose: Almost Done
Series III, No. 18, March 2006
Roberta L. Shaw
, Assistant Curator (Retired), Department of World Cultures
Mausoleum of Mamluk Emir Kabir Qurqumas in Cairo
Series III, No. 17, April 2005, by Krysztof Ciuk (Retired), Department of World Cultures
Soak In Water and Refridgerate for 160 years: A recipe for corrosion.
Series III, No. 16, Aug 2004, by Bob Ramkik, Department of Natural History
Nine Mile Canyon, Utah: Too hot for rattlers, thank goodness!
Series III, No. 15, October 2003, by Mima Kapches (Senior Curator Emeritus), Department of World Cultures
In Search of a Fabled City: Meroe in the Sudan
Series III, No. 14, March 2003, by Krzys Grzymski, Department of World Cultures
The Face That Launched a Thousand Fakes
Series III, No. 13, October 2002, by Adam Sellen, Postdoctoral Fellow Department of World Cultures
Toronto's Archaeological Past: A Primer
Series III, No. 12, May 2002, by Mima Kapches (Senior Curator Emeritus), Department of World Cultures
One Man's Map is Another Man's Distortion
Series III, No. 11, June 2001, by E. J. Keall (Senior Curator Emeritus), Department of World Cultures
The Ashbridge Site, Toronto
Series III, No. 10, December 2000, by Dena Dorozenko, Department of World Cultures
Beachcombing Into The Past: Revisited
Series III, No. 9, July 2000, by Peter L. Storck (Senior Curator Emeritus), Department of World Cultures
"To A Wild Rose" - But Not the Edward MacDowell Kind
New Series, No. 116, January 1975, by William M. Hurley, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Open Access Journal: ADORANTEN

 [First posted in AWOL 27 July 2009. Updated 13 September 2016]

ISSN 0349-8808

Adoranten is an international peer reviewed rock art magazine and has been published annually since 1970.

The magazine is published in 26 countries to museums, universities, archaeologists and members of the Scandinavian Society for Prehistoric Art. Read more about how to become a member here.

Adoranten focuses on the presentation of world wide prehistoric iconography, recent research, history of religion as well as excavations and archaeological context , which can be related to prehistoric pictures.

Some of the articles from Adoranten can also be read online by utilizing the links below or via the Articles section.
Adoranten 2015

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