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Από το 1851 η Εταιρεία εκδίδει σε ξεχωριστούς τόμους μελέτες και μονογραφίες. Τα πρώτα χρόνια οι εκδόσεις αυτές ήταν λίγες. Από τη γραμματεία του Γ. Οικονόμου έγιναν περισσότερες και επί Α. Ορλάνδου σχηματίστηκε μια σειρά σπουδαιότατη που περιλαμβάνει εκτός από ογκώδεις μονογραφίες πολλές διδακτορικές διατριβές.
Μέχρι στιγμής στη σειρά ΒΑΕ έχουν δημοσιευτεί 305 τόμοι αυτοτελών επιστημονικών έργων, στους οποίους συμπεριλαμβάνονται και οι 29 τόμοι της σειράς «Αρχαίοι τόποι και Μουσεία της Ελλάδος»:
From 1851 onwards, the Society publishes studies and monographs in individual volumes. In the first years, such publications were limited in number. During Georgios Oikonomos’s secretariat more publications emerged, whereas the time of Anastasios Orlandos was marked by a very important series that includes massive monographs as well as numerous dissertations. To date, the BAE series includes 305 volumes of individual scholarly works that also contain the 29 volumes of the series “Ancient Sites and Museums of Greece”:
Tριμηνιαίο περιοδικό με ειδήσεις που αφορούν την Aρχαιολογική Eταιρεία και το έργο της και μικρά άρθρα αρχαιολογικά, αρχαιογνωστικά ή σχετικά με την ιστορία της ελληνικής αρχαιολογίας καθώς και εκτενή σχόλια που αφορούν τη σημερινή θέση και τύχη των ελληνικών αρχαιοτήτων.
Μέχρι στιγμής έχουν δημοσιευτεί 28 τόμοι του περιοδικού «ο Μέντωρ»: Περιεχόμενα τόμων
Tόμος 1, τεύχη 1-2, 1988
Tόμος 2, τεύχη 3-8, 1989
Tόμος 3, τεύχη 9-13, 1990
Tόμος 4, τεύχη 14-18, 1991
Tόμος 5, τεύχη 19-23, 1992
Quarterly periodical containing news regarding the Archaeological Society and its work, as well as short articles on archaeology, the history of the discipline in Greece as well as lengthy comments regarding the present location and fate of Greek antiquities.
Die Berliner Antikensammlung besitzt ein einzigartiges Denkmal der griechischen Antike. Der Große Altar wurde im 2. Jh. v. Chr. in der kleinasiatischen Königsresidenz Pergamon errichtet. Nach seiner Wiederentdeckung im späten 19. Jh. gelangten gemäß Fundteilung ausgewählte Architekturteile sowie der Skulpturenschmuck des Altars nach Berlin. Sie werden in einer monumentalen Teilrekonstruktion im Pergamonmuseum präsentiert. Der 113 m lange Sockelfries des Altars, der auch unter den Bezeichnungen Gigantenfries oder Großer Fries bekannt ist, gilt als Meisterwerk der hellenistischen Bildhauerkunst. Er zeigt einen an Dynamik und Pathos kaum zu überbietenden Kampf zwischen Göttern und Giganten.
Im Rahmen des Masterplans Museumsinsel wird das Pergamonmuseum seit 2013 abschnittsweise saniert, der Saal mit dem Pergamonaltar ist seit Herbst 2014 bis voraussichtlich 2019 geschlossen.
Der Pergamonaltar 3D
Wenn Sie diese Infobox schließen, gelangen Sie direkt zum digitalen 3D-Modell des Altarsaals im Pergamonmuseum. Per Klick in die 3D-Szene lassen sich Informationen zu den Friesdarstellungen abrufen. Zusätzlich können Sie per Detailansicht den Gigantenfries in hochaufgelöster Nahansicht erkunden. Um diese Infobox wieder anzuzeigen, verwenden Sie den Info-Button der Werkzeugleiste, welche sich in der oberen rechten Ecke befindet.
Wählen Sie in der 3D-Ansicht oder der folgenden Liste eine Friesseite, so erhalten Sie Informationen zu den Darstellungen auf dem Fries. Sie können dann in einer Detailansicht und anhand der im Text selektierbaren Ansichten den jeweiligen Fries erkunden.
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 62, 2019 - ARIT Istanbul director Dr. Antony Greenwood retires; new director Zeynep Simavi takes up the post. - Visiting interns work on American Board Archives and Feriköy Cemetery projects. - ARIT Ankara collaborates to offera workshop on the joint heritage of the Pergamon-Lesbos micro-regio. - Remembering CAORC's Dr. Mary Ellen Lane. - ARIT fellows reports: drama in Greek festivals; Uyghur language and culture in Turkey; an ethnography of the port of Mersin. Volume 61, 2018 - Fundraising successes and needs - Istanbul Library at Bibliopera; American Board Archives development - Ankara supports local conference on islands of the Byzantine Mediterranean and a writing workshop for students. - ARIT fellows reports: Ottoman textiles and cheese-making in northeastern Turkey. Volume 60, Winter 2017-2018 - New location for ARIT Istanbul - ARIT Ankara collaborates to present programs to protect cultural heritage. - Hanfmann and Mellink fellows' symposium. - Research reports: ARIT fellows report on archaeological and archival research.
Volume 59, Spring 2016 - Research in Turkey continues. - ARIT helps develop programs to protect heritage. - SALT Galata in Istanbul exhibits materials from the American Board Archive. - The Sardis Symphony debuts at the Temple of Artemis. - Research reports: ARIT fellow reports on contemporary synagogue liturgy in Istanbul.
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.
The Cleveland Museum of Art announced on January 23, 2019, that it is an Open Access institution, using the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation for high-resolution images and data as related to its collection. At the Cleveland Museum of Art, Open Access means the public now has the ability to share, collaborate, remix, and reuse images of many as 30,000 public- domain artworks from the CMA’s world-renowned collection of art for commercial and non-commercial purposes. In addition, portions of collections information (metadata) for more than 61,000 artworks, both in the public domain and those works with copyright or other restrictions, works are now available.
The weekend before the Super Bowl is always the most boring (and depressing) weekend of the year. It’s always cold. The days haven’t really started getting longer in any kind of discernible way. The blush is off the new semester and it’s possible to feel the grind. The best way to make this weekend passable is have a good book or two, some good food, some good beer, and some good company.
Από το 1954 η Εταιρεία καινοτομεί ως προς την ανακοίνωση του έργου της. Επειδή τα ΠΑΕ, όπως είναι φυσικό, εκδίδονταν πολλές φορές δύο χρόνια αργότερα, άρχισε να δημοσιεύεται η ετήσια λογοδοσία του γραμματέως σε ιδιαίτερο πολυτελές τεύχος με πλούσια εικονογράφηση που τιτλοφορείται «Το Έργον της εν Αθήναις Αρχαιολογικής Εταιρείας», το οποίο και διανέμεται συνήθως την ημέρα της λογοδοσίας, την άνοιξη κάθε χρονιάς.
Μέχρι στιγμής έχουν δημοσιευτεί 61 τόμοι του περιοδικού Το Έργον της εν Αθήναις Αρχαιολογικής Εταιρείας:
From 1954 onwards, the Society introduces changes in the presentation of its work. As the PAE were oftentimes published with a two-year delay, the annual accountability presentation of the Secretary began to be published in a special volume with rich illustrations, titled «To Ergon tes En Athenais Archaiologikes Hetaireias», which is usually distributed on the accountability day, in the spring.
To date, a total of 61 volumes of the Ergon have been published:
Η Αρχαιολογική Εφημερίς είναι ένα από τα αρχαιότερα αρχαιολογικά περιοδικά του κόσμου, εκδίδεται από το 1837. Aποτελεί το κύριο επιστημονικό όργανο της Aρχαιολογικής Eταιρείας και περιέχει αρχαιολογικές μελέτες ή δημοσιεύσεις ανασκαφών. Eκδίδεται ένας τόμος τον χρόνο ανελλιπώς.
Πρώτη περίοδος (1837-1860): Την περίοδο αυτή αποτελεί κρατικό δημοσίευμα, συντάσσεται και εκδίδεται σχεδόν μόνον από τον γενικό έφορο Kυριακό Πιττάκη και περιέχει εκθέσεις και μελέτες σχετικές με ανασκαφές και ευρήματα της Γενικής Eφορείας.
Δεύτερη περίοδος (1861-1882): Mε το BΔ της 2 Mαρτ. 1861 η έκδοσή της ανατίθεται στην Eταιρεία και ο τίτλος της γίνεται Aρχαιολογική Eφημερίς, εκδιδομένη υπό τής εν Aθήναις Aρχαιολογικής Eταιρίας δαπάνη της Bασιλικής Kυβερνήσεως. H νέα αυτή έκδοση (συντομογραφείται AE) αποτελεί την περίοδο δευτέρα. Eκδόθηκαν 17 τεύχη (A΄- H΄του 1862, Θ΄- IB΄ του 1863, IΓ΄ του 1869, IΔ΄ του 1870, IE΄ του 1873, IΣΤ΄ του 1873 και IZ΄ του 1874). Eκδότης, δηλαδή διευθυντής, των πρώτων 12 τευχών ήταν ο καθηγητής της αρχαιολογίας του Πανεπιστημίου Aθ. Pουσόπουλος, κατόπιν ο Στ. Kουμανούδης και ο Π. Eυστρατιάδης.
Τρίτη (1883-1923), τέταρτη (1924-1986) και πέμπτη (1987-σήμερα) περίοδος: H Aρχαιολογική Eφημερίς επανεκδόθηκε το 1883 και έκτοτε κυκλοφορεί κάθε χρόνο ένας τόμος. Oρισμένοι τόμοι περιέχουν, όπως και για τα ΠAE, ύλη περισσοτέρων ετών, 1925/ 26, 1927/ 28, 1934/ 35, 1939/ 41, 1942/ 44, 1945/ 47, 1948/ 49, 1950/ 51, και τούτο εξ αιτίας των δυσμενών εσωτερικών περιστάσεων.
The Archaiologike Ephemeris, one of the earliest archaeological periodicals of the world, is published since 1837. It is the principal scholarly journal of the Archaeological Society and contains archaeological studies or excavation reports. It is published annually. First period (1837-1860): In this period it is a state publication authored and published by Kyriakos Pittakis, General Ephor of Antiquities. It contains reports and studies regarding excavations and finds of the General Ephorate.
Second period (1861-1882): Following the RD of March 2, 1861, the publication is assigned to the Society and it is renamed Archaiologike Ephemeris ekdidomene ypo tes en Athenais Archaiologikes Hetaireias dapane tes Vasilikes Kyverneseos. This new publication (abbreviated as AE) constitutes the second period. A total of 17 volumes were published (A΄- H΄of 1862, Θ΄- IB΄ of 1863, IΓ΄ of 1869, IΔ΄ of 1870, IE΄ of 1873, IΣΤ΄ of 1873 and IZ΄ of 1874). The first 12 volumes were edited by Ath. Rousopoulos, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Athens. He was succeeded by St. Koumanoudis and P. Eustratiadis.
Third (1883-1923) , fourth (1924-1986) and fifth (1987-present) periods: The Archaiologike Ephemeris was reissued in 1883 and ever since one volume is published annually. Certain volumes contain material covering more than one years, such as 1925/26, 1927/28, 1934/35, 1939/41, 1942/44, 1945/47, 1948/49, 1950/51, as a result of adversities faced by Greece. To date, 153 volumes of the journal have been published.
Πρόκειται για να από τα αρχαιότερα περιοδικά του κόσμου. Eκδίδεται από το 1837 ανελλιπώς ετησίως και περιλαμβάνει τις αναλυτικές εκθέσεις των ανασκαφών της Aρχαιολογικής Eταιρείας, με σχέδια εντός κειμένου και πολλούς πίνακες.
Πρώτη περίοδος (τόμοι 1-13). Tα πρώτα της δημοσιεύματα τιτλοφορούνται Σύνοψις Πρακτικών της Aρχαιολογικής Eταιρίας (1837, 1837/8, 1838/9) της A΄- Γ΄ συνεδριάσεως και Πρακτικά Δ΄ συνεδριάσεως Aρχαιολογικής Eταιρίας (1839/40). Tου τελευταίου τίτλου χρήση έγινε για την E΄ συνεδρίαση, του 1840/41 και την ΣT΄, του 1841/42, ενώ Πρακτικά των συνεδριάσεων Z΄, H΄, Θ΄, I΄ και IA΄, δηλαδή των ετών 1842-1846/7, δεν εκδόθηκαν. Tα τεύχη αυτά ήταν μικρότατα, 0.092 X 0.13 μ. περίπου, και περιείχαν τους λόγους του προέδρου, οσάκις εκφωνούσε, τη λογοδοσία του γραμματέως με τον οικονομικό απολογισμό και τις αρχαιρεσίες. Aνατύπωση των πρώτων έξι τευχών και δημοσίευση των Πρακτικών των υπόλοιπων ετών ώς το δέκατο (1846/ 7) έγινε από τη Δημόσιο Tυπογραφία το 1846 (=1847) με την αντικριστή στο ελληνικό κείμενο γαλλική μετάφραση που έκανε ο Aλ. P. Pαγκαβής. H δεύτερη αυτή έκδοση (1837-1846/7) τιτλοφορείται Σύνοψις των Πρακτικών της Aρχαιολογικής Eταιρίας των Aθηνών, έκδοσις δευτέρα. Προσαρτημένο στα Πρακτικά του 1845/46 είναι το μαθηματικό-αστρονομικό υπόμνημα του Λεωνίδα Παλάσκα, γραμμένο γαλλικά, για το Ωρολόγιο του Aνδρονίκου (Πύργο των Aνέμων), το οποίο αποτελεί και την πρώτη μελέτη που δημοσίευσε η Eταιρεία. Aκολουθούν τα Πρακτικά IB΄ και IΓ΄ Γενικής Συνεδριάσεως της Aρχαιολογικής Eταιρείας (1847/48, 1848/49) με γαλλική μετάφραση επίσης, με τα οποία κλείνει η πρώτη περίοδος (τόμοι 1- 13) της έκδοσής τους.
H δεύτερη περίοδος (τόμοι 14- 29) περιλαμβάνει τα Πρακτικά από το 1858 ώς το 1870. Tου έτους 1858/ 59 τιτλοφορείται Συνοπτική έκθεσις των πράξεων της Aρχαιολογικής Eταιρίας, του έτους 1859/ 60 Γενική συνέλευσις των μελών της εν Aθήναις Aρχαιολογικής Eταιρείας, το ίδιο και του έτους 1860/ 61. Tων υπόλοιπων ώς το 1870 (16- 25) τιτλοφορούνται Δύω Γενικαί Συνελεύσεις των εταίρων τής εν Aθήναις Aρχαιολογικής Eταιρίας.
Τρίτη περίοδος. Aπό το 1870, που αρχίζει η τρίτη περίοδος, ώς σήμερα, τιτλοφορούνται Πρακτικά της εν Aθήναις Aρχαιολογικής Eταιρίας, εκδίδονται όπως πάντοτε κάθε χρόνο, εκτός από λίγες περιπτώσεις που η κατάσταση της χώρας ανάγκασε την Eταιρεία να δημοσιεύσει Πρακτικά περισσοτέρων ετών σε ένα τόμο (1922/ 24, 1925/ 26, 1941/ 44, 1945/ 48). Aπό το 1975 εκδίδονται για ορισμένες χρονιές μεγάλης δραστηριότητας σε δύο τεύχη. Όπως ειπώθηκε, τα Πρακτικά (συντομογραφούνται ΠAE) περιείχαν στην αρχή μόνο τη λογοδοσία του γραμματέως και τον λόγο του προέδρου, από το 1880 περιέχουν και τις εκθέσεις των ανασκαφέων, πράγμα που αποτελεί τον κανόνα από το 1881 και πέρα.
Aπό το 1920 και εξής αρχίζει η τέταρτη και από το 1987 η πέμπτη περίοδος εκδόσεως των ΠAE. Μέχερι στιγμής έχουν δημοσιευτεί 165 τόμοι του περιοδικού Πρακτικά της εν Αθήνας Αρχαιολογικής Εταιρείας:
This is one of the earliest journals in the world. It is published annually from 1837 without interruption and includes the detailed reports of the Archaeological Society’s excavations, along with figures and many plates.
First period (volumes 1-13). The first publications are titled Synopsis Praktikon tes Archaiologikes Hetaireias (1837, 1837/8, 1838/9) tes A-Γ synedriaseos and Praktika tes Tetartes Synedriaseos tes Archaiologikes Hetaireias (1839/40). This title was last used for the 5th session in 1840/41 and the 6th in 1841/42, while Praktika of the sessions 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, namely the years 1842-1846/7, were not published. Those volumes were very slim, approximately 0,092 x 0,13 m. and contained the speech of the President, when delivered, the public accountability presentation of the Secretary with the financial review and the elections. The first six volumes and the Praktika of the remaining years to the tenth one (1846/7) were published by the Public Typography in 1846 (=1847) along with the French translation by Alexandros R. Rangavis. This second edition (1837-1846/7) is titled Synopsis ton Praktikon tes Archaiologikis Hetaireias ton Athenon, second edition. Annexed to the Praktika of 1845/46 it is the mathematic-astronomic appendix of Leonidas Palaskas about the Horologion of Andronikos (Tower of the Winds), written in French. This constitutes the first study published by the Archaeological Society. It is followed by the Praktika tes IB kai IΓ Synedriaseos tes Archaiologikes Hetaireias (1847/48, 1848/49), also accompanied by a French translation, which conclude the first period (volumes 1-13).
The second period (volumes 14- 29) includes the Praktika from 1858 to 1870. That of the year 1858/59 is titled Synoptike Ekthesis ton praxeon tes Archaiologikes Hetaireias, while that of the year 1859/ 60 Genike Syneleusis ton melon tes en Athenais Archaiologikes Hetaireias just like that of the year 1860/61. The remaining ones until 1870 (16-25) are titled Dyo Genikai Syneleuseis ton Etairon tes en Athenais Archaiologikes Hetaireias.
Third period. From 1870, the beginning of the third period, to date, the Praktika tes en Athenais Archaiologikes Hetaireias are published annually, except for a few times when the situation in Greece forced the Society to publish the Praktika of more than one years in a single volume (1922/24, 1925/26, 1941/44, 1945/48). From 1975 on, two volumes have been published for years that had a lot of information to report. Originally the Praktika contained only the public accountability presentation of the President and the speech of the Secretary. From 1880 onwards they also contain the reports of the excavators, which after 1881 became the rule. The fourth period of the Praktika began in 1920 and the fifth in 1987.
To date, 165 volumes of the Praktika have been published:
As introduced yesterday by Autumn, the Archaeology 101 project will generate an interactive website with the main goal of introducing elementary and middle school students, as well as other interested individuals, to archaeology.
As our audience is elementary and middle school students, the landing page will be written and formatted to present content directly to them (not their teachers). There will be a sub-page available through the main menu bar that will be tailored for teachers, including instructions on how to integrate this website into lesson plans and how it fits within National Education Standards.
The landing page will include a “What is Archaeology” section that will introduce the discipline of archaeology and lay the groundwork for later content. It will also contain a quick introduction to the website (how to use), so that students will be able to easily use this teaching tool. At the top of the landing page will be links to four subpages: Time, Place, Artifacts, and Resources.
The Time page will introduce how archaeologists tell time and include a simple stratigraphy drag and drop game for placing artifacts by age in soil layers. The stratigraphy game will be built using the draggableJS library.
The Place page will discuss different types of archaeological sites and where they are found. This page will include a map with public archaeological sites in Illinois with pop-ups that include a short descriptions and a photo of the site. An emphasis will be placed on archaeological sites near Springfield, IL to showcase that the students are surrounded by archaeology. Ten historic and ten prehistoric sites will be highlighted (and the map will include an option to filter by site type).
The Artifact Page will discuss what archaeologists find (not Dinos!). It will include two interactive games, a matching game, where users will match the definition of objects to an image and a game that allows the students to ‘unmask’ or ‘erase’ objects to see how perishable items would preserve after 1,000 years. The matching game will be built using the draggableJS library. The ‘unmasking’ game will be created by using EaselJS within the CreateJS library.
Lastly, the Resources page will be tailored to the teachers; it will include instructions on how teachers can utilize the website within their curriculum as well as links to useful blog posts and other resources for teaching elementary to middle school students about archaeology.
Stay tuned for future blog posts to learn about each aspect of the project!
Die Schrift De civitate Dei des Religionsphilosophen und Kirchenvaters Augustinus, entstanden in den Jahren 413–426, verbindet in vielschichtiger Weise Staats- und Gesellschaftstheorie, Individualethik und Geschichtstheologie. Antike Philosophie wird aus christlicher Perspektive neu gedacht. Die fünf Beiträge dieses Sammelbands stellen sich der Herausforderung, Zugänge zu diesem anspruchsvollen Werk zu ermöglichen und Wege aufzuzeigen, wie insbesondere Schülerinnen und Schüler des Fachs Latein, aber auch Studierende an die augustinische Staatstheorie und Religionsphilosophie herangeführt werden können.
Dr. Jochen Sauer ist Studienrat im Hochschuldienst an der Universität Bielefeld. Er studierte an den Universitäten Stuttgart und Dresden die Fächer Klassische Philologie, Physik und Philosophie und wurde an der TU Dresden bei Fritz-Heiner Mutschler mit einer Arbeit zu Ciceros Argumentation für das Naturrecht promoviert. In den Jahren 2004 bis 2009 war er wiss. Mitarbeiter in der Weiterbildung für LateinlehrerInnen und im Sonderforschungsbereich 537 „Institutionalität und Geschichtlichkeit“ tätig. 2009 wechselte er auf eine Assistentenstelle am Lehrstuhl für Klassische Philologie I (Claudia Klodt) an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 2013 auf eine Ratsstelle an die Universität Bielefeld. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte sind der antike Dialog, Ciceros und Senecas philosophische Schriften sowie christliche Literatur des dritten und vierten Jahrhunderts.
Geleitwort und Danksagung
Augustinus’ Abrechnung mit der Antike in De civitate Dei
Bibliographie einer Bekehrung
Die buchgestützte Suche nach dem richtigen Glaubens- und Gottesverständnis in den Confessiones
Günzel, Peter M.
Ciceros Staatsdefinition in Augustins De civitate Dei
Burrichter, Dennis, Magofsky, Benjamin
Ein spätmittelalterlicher Holzschnitt zur Begleitung und Vertiefung lateinischer Textlektüre
Das Beispiel der Darstellung von Gottes- und Menschenstaat in Augustinus’ Schrift De civitate Dei
Augustinus als Friedensrufer
Didaktische Impulse für ein existentielles Thema im lateinischen Lektüreunterricht der Sekundarstufe II
My body is gallantly fighting off a cold the week, so I don’t quite have the energy for a long involved post. So, instead, I’ll offer a little “Three Thing Thursday” as I try to keep the balls in the area down the stretch run of the week.
A colleague shared this article with me over the weekend: Kimberly Bowes et al. “Peasant agricultural strategies in southern Tuscany: Convertible agriculture and the importance of pasture” from The Economic Integration of Rural Italy. Rural Communities in a Globalizing World, ed. G. Tol and T. de Haas. (Brill 2017): 165-194. The article uses examples from her Roman Peasant Project to explore the interplay rural land use and the interplay between pastoralism and more settled agriculture. This team of scholars excavates five sites known from intensive survey archaeology from small ceramic scatters. Two were small seasonal or short-duration “work huts” and combining the modest architecture with botanical, palynological, and faunal material collected from the excavations, they were able to suggest that these structures served land that was likely used as pasture. Pasture plays a key role in strategies associated with ley agriculture which allowed fields to go fallow for years in order to restore the soil and stabilize yields. These small structures (and the small ceramic scatters), then, which a survey might have suggested represented the intensification of conventional agriculture, may, in fact, represent a less intensive strategy associated with ley farming.
Among the more interesting observations from this article are a two sites identified by low-density artifact scatters which produced no structures, but did reveal field drains dating to antiquity and probably the Roman period. These field drains consisted of cobble filled trenches. This is exciting to me both because I was unaware that field drains were used in the Roman period, but more importantly, there is relatively few publications that discuss drain building practices in the Roman period. The use of cobbles to slow the flow of water and to prevent the drains from carving deep channels in the fields offers some evidence for why the builders of the “South Basilica” at Polis may have created a “French drain” on the uphill, south side of the church to keep the rush of water down a natural drainage from undercutting the south wall of the basilica. It’s not a perfect analogy but suggests that my argument may not be entirely wrong.
I’ve been reading John Beck’s Dirty Wars: Landscape, Power, and Waste in Western American Literature (Nebraska 2009). I really like the book. Whatever it’s academic merits (and I’m not really qualified to judge that), it has intrigued me. Beck uses literature to explore the character of the post-war, Cold War Western landscape through an emphasis on Japanese internment, the militarization of the landscape (and the Mexican border), the use of the west as a dumping ground for toxic, nuclear, and otherwise unpleasant waste, and the almost simultaneous emergence of the suburban ideal (cf. J.B. Jackson’s “The Westward Moving House”). Beck makes clear that works like Cormack McCarthy’s Blood Meridian while situated in the past (in this case, the mid-19th century) nevertheless speak to the present situation in a Western landscape shaped by Cold War militarism and its consequences. Elsewhere he weaves together the critiques of Rebecca Solnit, Ellen Meloy, and Terry Tempest Williams which emphasize the role of industry in the refashioning of the Western landscape. While I am embarrassed not to know these works well, I can’t help but wondering whether they influenced somehow my own effort at a similar critique in my The Bakken: An Archaeology of An Industrial Landscape. Don’t be surprised to see these works appear in the ole bloggeroo over the next few weeks. Solnit and Meloy remain priorities for my weekend reading list.
One of the reasons that Beck has excited me so much is that he has pushed me from thinking about archaeology of the contemporary world as a historical and social scientific window onto the contemporary American experience, toward thinking about the archaeology of the contemporary world as a distinctly cultural engagement with late-20th and early-21st century American life. This isn’t meant to deprecate the important work done by people like Jason DeLeon or Shannon Lee Dowdy or Bill Rathje, but to reframe their interventions as much as part of a much larger current of cultural critique. Instead of archaeology treating the contemporary experience as the object of study, archaeology of the contemporary world is (or at, very least, represents) the American experience. If we prioritize the notion of contemporaneity and suggest that it subverts the most common forms of disciplinary and historical detachment, then it makes sense that we can’t study or locate archaeology outside of American culture in the present. This, of course, remains a work in progress.
I’m very excited to redirect your attention to the North Dakota Quarterly blog this morning. The blog features a poem from Amalia Dillin. Our hardworking poetry editor, Paul Worley, selected this poem for publication without knowing that Amalia was one of my former students at UND where she majored, I think, in Classics but also took history classes. She’s put those classes (and a bunch of her own hard work) to good use as a writer. You can check out her stuff here (although it’s very different from her poem)!
Go read the poem, it’s pretty great and I think summarizes neatly the anxiety that many of use feel in our media saturated lives.
This job will be of interest to readers of this blog. Computer vision and machine learning applied to cultural heritage, archaeology and digital humanities. Deadline 15 February. Via Dr Arianna Traviglia. PostDoc on Computer Vision and Machine Learning (CCHT@Ca’Foscari) – [ Postdoc ] Added on: 26/09/2019 – Expires on 15/02/2020 The IIT Centre for Cultural... Continue Reading →
Oral Tradition is an open-access journal devoted to the study of the world’s oral traditions, past and present. Reaching a diverse and global audience, the journal publishes articles that explore the vitality of words spoken, sung, or performed, and the traditions of creative expression in which they thrive.
Founded in 1986 at the University of Missouri by John Miles Foley, Oral Tradition now has a new home at Harvard University. The journal publishes one issue per year, with occasional special issues. We welcome research on the creation, transmission, and interpretation of all forms of oral traditional expression, as well as investigations of relations between oral and written traditions, brief accounts of important fieldwork, and editions of oral texts. Authors may submit their work by email to email@example.com. Submissions should be formatted according to the journal’s style sheet. Submissions must be in English. All quotations of primary materials must be made in the original language(s) with following English translations. If appropriate, please describe any supporting materials that could be used to illustrate the article, such as photographs, audio recordings, or video recordings. Submissions accepted by the editor for review will be refereed by at least two readers.
This afternoon I sent an email to Lightning Source, who print my books, to take them out of print and close the account. The account actually belongs to my company, which I may have to dissolve in April as a result of some legislative tax changes.
You might be able to buy copies on Amazon if you are quick! The hardbacks will not be coming back.
But a small amount of sales has continued with the Origen Homilies in Ezekiel volume, and it would be nice to keep this accessible.
Since 2014, when I last did this sort of stuff, the world has changed. Everybody seems to use Amazon KDP. Lightning Source – or Ingram – was always a pain to deal with. So this evening I have been looking back on my hard disk, and trying to set up the Origen volume in KDP.
It’s time-consuming. I have an ISBN for each volume, yet Amazon do not recognise them. The provider – also a pain to deal with – has since changed its offering for managing ISBNs. I’ve been reduced to emailing them for help.
Then there is the cover. This was done using a Lightning Source template. Of course Amazon don’t recognise that. I’m going to try cropping the template and uploading the raw image. We’ll see if it works!
Ancient Asia is the official annual journal of the Society of South Asian Archaeology (SOSAA). The scope of the journal is vast - from Stone Age to the Modem times, including archaeology, history, anthropology, art, architecture, numismatics, iconography, ethnography, various scientific aspects including archaeobotany and archaeozoology, and theoretical and methodological issues. Amongst the goals of this society are to bring forth the research being conducted in areas that are not often well published such as the North Eastern States of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Central Asia, Iran, etc.
Pendant longtemps, la transmission des savoirs s’est faite directement, du maître à l’élève, de l’artisan à l’apprenti, par un enseignement oral que venait compléter la démonstration des gestes de la pratique. L’apparition de l’écriture, et plus encore la diffusion de la literacy ont fait que des méthodes de transmission indirectes ont pu se faire jour et que l’acquisition d’un savoir, quel qu’il soit, a pu se faire sans contact immédiat avec le détenteur de ce savoir, mais par le truchement d’un livre ou d’une autre forme d’écrit. Il s’est ensuivi une capacité de diffusion des savoirs quasiment illimitée, des plus techniques et spécialisés aux plus abstraits et généralistes. C’est cette explosion de la transmission des savoirs que les vingt auteurs des contributions ici réunies ont cherché à explorer en mettant en lumière différentes facettes, à travers une série d’exemples, allant de l’Antiquité à l’époque contemporaine. Le Congrès national des sociétés historiques et scientifiques rassemble chaque année universitaires, membres de sociétés savantes et jeunes chercheurs. Ce recueil est issu de travaux présentés lors du 143e Congrès sur le thème « La transmission des savoirs ».
Note de l’éditeur
Les articles de cet ouvrage ont été validés par le comité de lecture des Éditions du Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques dans le cadre de la publication des actes du 143e Congrès national des sociétés historiques et scientifiques tenu à Paris en 2018.
Éditeur : Éditions du Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques
Collection : Actes des congrès nationaux des sociétés historiques et scientifiques
Lieu d’édition : Paris
Année d’édition : 2020
Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 21 janvier 2020
La Formazione TerreLogiche sta per ripartire e l'offerta didattica del primo semestre 2020 è davvero ricchissima di appuntamenti. Nei primi due mesi dell'anno si terranno i corsi di Rilievo 3D Avanzato, QGIS nei moduli Base e Avanzato, Campionamento delle Matrici Ambientali e Telerilevamento con il modulo Copernicus/Sentinel-2.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working on a chapter dealing with Bill Rathje’s Garbage Project as part of the origin story of the archaeology of the contemporary world. In particular, I’ve been trying to put this project in its cultural context and this is pulling me back to thinking about the American West and its place within our historical imagination.
What I’m interested in, however, is the broader cultural context for Rathje’s work. This is as much because the book that I’m writing is focused on the archaeology of the American experience (rather than the history of archaeology or archaeological methods) as it is because I’m not sure that I’ve seen the Garbage Project located within a distinctly American cultural landscape.
My argument is still rough, but it’s centered on three main points.
First, the Garbage Project is part of a larger critical engagement with consumer culture in post-war America. If the interwar period introduced Americans to the desirability of disposable goods, the post-war decades offered the first critique of so-called throwaway culture. The best example of this comes from Vance Packard’s series of influential books in the 1950s and early 1960s emphasized the close tie between consumption, the economics of production, and waste. In the introduction to his 1960 book, Waste Makers, he presents a series of fancifully wasteful anecdotes about futuristic “Cornucopia City” where the abundance of disposable goods produces a parallel abundance of trash. Heather Rogers’ has called the 1950s, the “golden age of waste.” It goes without saying that archaeologists have long connected waste – whether in middens or in other “systemic” contexts, with consumption patterns. In the 1950s and 1960s, however, this connection emerges in the context of contemporary American culture. By redirecting attention to garbage, which tends to be moved out of sight (and out of mind), authors and critics hoped to redirect attention to practices associated with post-war consumerism that likewise have escaped our attention. Michael Roller’s recent article in Historical Archaeology, while not uncontroversial, emphasized some of the mechanisms that produced the rapid transformation of American consumer practices in the mid-century.
Second, Rathje’s Garbage Project starts in Tucson, Arizona before branching out to other cities in the U.S. and abroad. It’s origins in the “New West,” however, are significant. The rapid growth of urban centers in the American West established the region as the most economically, socially, and culturally dynamic parts of the U.S. Tucson itself grew by over 340% between the 1950 and 1960 census expanding from 45,500 to 212,900 people in a mere 10 years. By the start of the Garbage Project in the early 1970s, Tucson was approaching 300,000 people situated in a series of sprawling suburbs extending to the southeast along the Santa Cruz River. The West, and the southwest in particular, was the vanguard of settlement change in the U.S.
This Western urban growth influenced some of the work done by a group of artists loosely associated with a movement called the New Topographics who often used austere black and white photography vaguely reminiscent of the work of Ansel Adams to document settlement change in the post-war American West.
If the 1950s and 1960s saw the rapid acceleration of American consumer culture, then, the expansion of the western American cities made manifest these attitudes in settlement as rapidly growing western cities literally consumed the western landscape. The changing character of American urbanism, however, created new challenges. One of the most relevant for the Garbage Project is the so-called “Garbage Crisis” that Martin Melosi charted in his book, Garbage in the Cities (1981). As Melosi (and many others since) recognized the so-called Garbage Crisis of the 1970s was as much a crisis of politics as a infrastructure or economics. (And I owe Bret Weber a debt of thanks for introducing me to the changing political landscape of American cities in the 1960s and 1970s). The formulas which allocated federal funding for certain services in cities changed at the same time that the growth of suburbs fundamentally altered the urban tax base. Many cities were faced with the dual challenges of reduced funding for essential services and higher costs associated with more dispersed suburban settlement. As development expanded from the traditional urban core, the rise of NIMBYism and the need to locate landfills and waste processing centers at ever further remove from suburban and ex-urban settlement brought into relief the realities of solid waste disposal in a changing political, demographic, and racial landscape. The growth of cities in the West, then, was part of a larger national narrative concerning new forms of settlement which required a rethinking of basic urban infrastructure.
Finally and most intimidatingly, the Garbage Project emerged as a distinctive way of viewing the process of occlusion and visibility in post-war American society. Once again, so much of this is situated in our view of the American west. During the Cold War, the American West became home to numerous installation that operated secretly or with greatly restricted access from the infamous Area 51 to White Sands Missile Range and the Trinity Test site. The west is pockmarked with ICBM silos, home to NORAD, and frequent setting for conspiracy theories, UFOs, and top secret military projects which are both known and obscured under a veil of Cold War secrecy.
The interplay of the known and hidden likewise manifests itself in sites like the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste disposal site and WIPP or, on a more mundane and banal level, the Atari dump in Alamogordo (for the connection between these sites, go here). The burying of waste in the west, has parallels with a view of the west defined by the hidden costs of extractive industries. Timothy LeCain’s compelling work on sites like the Berkeley Pit in Montana, for example, make clear that the vastness of the West effectively hides the scars left by the extraction necessary to feed our consumption in the same way that it removes from sight the waste associated with our disposable culture.
As the legacy of the Garbage Project infuses the archaeology of the contemporary world today, it is hardly surprising that the Jason DeLeon’s amazing work along the U.S.-Mexican border relocates our post-war and Cold War anxieties in another western landscape: the Sonoran Desert. The Land of Open Graves documents the material culture, desperate conditions, and human cost of Mexicans entering the U.S. through this desert landscape. The remoteness of this landscapes allow Americans to project their militarism onto an “enemy” safely removed from the public gaze. Like Cold War installations, waste disposal sites, and the lasting scars of extractive industry, the American west of the Garbage Project was a place where Americans could both project their military and economic power and obscure its ultimate costs.
Introducing Archaeology 101! This project is a collaborative CHI project between myself and Jeffrey Painter. At the launch, this project will be an interactive website that can be used to introduce elementary and middle school students (and other interested parties) to archaeology!
The goal is for this website to be used in the classroom to help teachers educate their students about archaeology. For this project, we are partnering with two wonderful grade school teachers to help us construct lessons, tailor information and activities, and make sure that the content meets current national grade school educational standards. These partners are Steven Callahan (2nd grade teacher, Chatham, Illinois) and Sara Callahan (4th grade teacher, Rochester, Illinois), both of which have experience teaching at different grade levels and incorporating technology into the classroom.
Currently, there are not many online tools for teaching kids about archaeology, and those that do exist are static information sheets or worksheets that can be printed. We are targeting this audience in order to introduce archaeology to students at a younger age and encourage their interest in the subject. While it is more common now, students typically are not introduced to archaeology until college, limiting the number of people who understand what archaeology is and how we learn about the past. In addition, we want the project to be useful for teachers (like our fellow project members), as they are now being asked to teach about the ancient past more in the classroom, but do not have much experience with the topic.
Our project will include a few interactive elements (to start) that will give students opportunities to engage with archaeology as a discipline and learn more about what archaeologists actually do. The website will also have a resources tab for teachers that will include instructions for the website as well as other useful links and ideas.
Read Jeff’s blog tomorrow to learn about the functionality of the website, the technology we will use to create it, and details about the archaeological content of our Archaeology 101 project!
Weilbach, Christoph: Wie Laien und Fachleute über Medizinisches sprechen: Ein Vergleich medizinischer Äußerungen in Briefen und Fachtexten aus der Zeit der späten römischen Republik bis in die frühe Kaiserzeit, Heidelberg: Propylaeum, 2020. https://doi.org/10.11588/propylaeum.505
Die Untersuchung geht der Frage nach, ob und inwiefern sich sprachliche Merkmale fachlicher medizinischer Kommunikation im Austausch über die Themen Gesundheit und Krankheit zwischen Nicht-Fachleuten in der überlieferten antiken römischen Literatur vorfinden. Um diese Frage zu beantworten, werden medizinischen Äußerungen in den Briefen Ciceros (epistulae ad Atticum, ad familiares, ad Quintum fratrem, ad Brutum), Senecas d. J. (epistulae morales ad Lucilium) und Pliniusʼ d. J. (epistulae) vergleichbare Äußerungen in den medizinischen Schriften des Celsus (de medicina), des älteren Plinius („medizinische“ Bücher 20–32 der naturalis historia) und des Scribonius Largus (compositiones) gegenübergestellt.
II. Medizinische Ausdrücke und Formulierungen
III. Sprachliche Merkmale fachlicher Kommunikation in den Briefen
"MUS-IC-ON! Klang der Antike" ist der Begleitband zur gleichnamigen Sonderausstellung im Martin von Wagner-Museum Würzburg (10. Dezember 2019 bis 12. Juli 2020). Die eigene Musik zu verstehen verlangt auch, nach Klängen und Musik der Vergangenheit zu fragen. So offenbart der Blick auf antike Musikkulturen – des Vorderen Orients, Ägyptens, Griechenlands und Roms – dem Betrachter kulturelle Konstanten, deren Vermächtnis sich in unserer abendländischen Musik erhält. Ziel des Begleitbands zur Ausstellung "MUS-IC-ON! Klang der Antike" ist es, die Relevanz musikhistorischer und –archäologischer Forschung für das Verständnis der eigenen Musikkultur aufzuzeigen. An vier Schwerpunkten werden die Inhalte, Methoden und der Stand der Erforschung antiker Musik von international namhaften Wissenschaftler*innen in einer umfassenden und dennoch allgemein verständlichen Weise vorgestellt. Der reichhaltig bebilderte Band ist damit als ein einführendes und informatives Handbuch konzipiert, das über die Ausstellung hinaus von fachfremden Wissenschaftlern, Studierenden und interessierten Laien konsultiert wird.
1. Vom archäologischen Artefakt zum klingenden Instrument: Grundlage jedweder Erforschung antiker Musik ist die Rekonstruktion seiner Klangvielfalt. Unzählige Funde originaler Musikinstrumente, darunter vorderasiatische Kastenleiern, altägyptische Trompeten aus dem Grab des Tutanchamun oder die griechisch-römische Hydraulis, eröffnen einen Weg, den Klängen antiker Musik nachzugehen. Insgesamt sechs Beiträge mit einem historischen Rahmen, der von der Steinzeit bis in die römische Kaiserzeit reicht, stellen die Vorgehensweise aber auch die Herausforderungen bei der Bergung, Erforschung und dem Nachbau antiker Musikinstrumente vor.
2. Musik und Klang in Bild und Text: Ein umfassendes Bild vom Einsatz, der Spielweise, der Verbreitung und Entwicklung antiker Musikinstrumente liefern antike Bilder und Texte. Trotz der Vielfalt an Objekten, darunter griechische Vasen, assyrische Reliefbilder oder römische Mosaike, bedarf es einer analytischen und kritischen Herangehensweise bei der Analyse und Auswertung solcher Daten. Vorgestellt werden in diesem Themenschwerpunkt auch antike Notationsformen und Stimmungssysteme, die sich auf Papyri und Keilschrifttafeln erhalten haben, sowie die Schwierigkeiten ihrer Entzifferung. 3. Musikleben in der Antike: Wesentlich für das Verständnis antiker Musik ist die Kenntnis ihres Einsatzes und ihres Umfeldes. Getrennt nach den verschiedenen Kulturkreisen stellen in diesem Kapitel insgesamt neun Autoren unterschiedliche Bereiche und Funktionen des Musizierens vor. Herausragend ist hier die Rolle von Musik im täglichen Tempelkult, über die sich die in der Antike vorgestellte Macht von Musik aufzeigen lässt, die sogar auf die Gemüter der Götter Einfluss zu nehmen vermag. Zusätzlich aufschlussreich ist das Wissen von Ausbildung und Aufstieg auch namentlich bekannter Musiker, zumeist Hofmusiker, die den Ruhm ihres Königs verkünden, aber auch regelrechte Virtuosen, die sich beispielsweise in antiken Wettstreiten hervortun, den musischen Agonen.
4. Kontinuität und Interkulturalität antiker Musikkulturen: Dieser Teil widmet sich Spuren, die antike Musikkulturen in der abendländischen sowie in orientalischen Kulturräumen hinterlassen haben. So geht unser modernes Tonsystem auf griechische, ja sogar auf babylonische Tonleitern zurück. Vorläufer der europäischen Kirchenorgel ist die Hydraulis, eine griechische Erfindung aus dem 3. vorchristlichen Jahrhundert. Viele vor über 4500 Jahren zwischen Euphrat und Tigris entwickelte Musikinstrumente werden noch heute im arabischen und afrikanischen Kulturkreis, ja selbst in nord- und osteuropäischen Ländern gespielt. Hervorgehoben werden außerdem historische Momente, die einen wesentlichen Einfluss auf die Entwicklung moderner Musiksysteme ausgeübt haben.
Die Autoren: Benedetta Bellucci (Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Mainz), Arndt A. Both (Altamerikanistik, Musikarchäologie, DAI Berlin), Ricardo Eichmann (Vorderasiatische Archäologie, DAI Berlin), Uri Gabbay (Altorientalistik, Jerusalem), Ralf Gehler (Instrumentenbauer, Schwerin), Carolin Goll (Martin von Wagner-Museum, Würzburg), Jochen Griesbach (Martin von Wagner-Museum, Klassische Archäologie, Würzburg), Stefan Hagel (Klassische Philologie, ÖAW Wien), Katharina Hepp (Ägyptologie, Würzburg), Peter Holmes (Instrumentenbauer, London), Marie Klein (Altorientalisik, Würzburg), Carola Koch Ägyptologie, Würzburg), Ulrich Konrad (Historische Musikwissenschaft, Würzburg), Eva Kurz (Ägyptologie Würzburg), Florian Leitmeir (Klassische Archäologie, Würzburg), Thomas Ludewig (Klassische Archäologie, Würzburg), Sam Mirelman (Altorientalistik, London), Daniel Schwemer (Altorientalistik, Würzburg), Dahlia Shehata (Altorientalisik, Würzburg), Martin Stadler (Ägyptologie, Würzburg), Olga Sutkowska (Kulturgeschicht der Antike, ÖAW Wien), Günther E. Thüry (Provinzialrömische Archäologie, Salzburg), Marc Wahl (Numismatik, Wien/Würzburg), Oliver Wiener (Historische Musikwissenschaft, Würzburg), Nele Ziegler (Altorientalistik, Paris)
Over the last few years, I’ve started to do some work to flip my classroom in both my introductory level and mid-level courses. I’ve also discovered that students have come to expect a certain amount of classroom inversion at my institution. What I used to have to explain and justify for students has now become expected. In general, I think this is a good trend in education.
This morning, I meet with a group of 10 students who have signed up for a one-credit course that will focus on Montgomery Hall. Montgomery Hall is among the older buildings on campus having once served as the university commons, then as the library, before becoming the deanery for Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School, and building filled with storage and small departments. Over the years, the building’s prime spot on the main road through campus and its awkward orientation toward the rest of campus and use of Tudor style architecture rather than the prevailing College Gothic has made it vulnerable to more ambitious campus planners. As a result, the building is slated for demolition this year.
While this is bad for the building, it is good for students, because it means that once again, we have a building that we can explore as a way to understand architecture, the history of campus, and the complex ways that we might memorialize these buildings and understand how campuses change.
Two years ago, I ran a similar class focused on two now-demolished buildings associated with Wesley College on the campus of UND. In the case of this class, I very much set the agenda and enlisted students as co-researchers who helped me document the building and the objects left behind at abandonment. Over the course of the class, however, students began to get their own ideas and set their own agendas. By the end of the class, the data that I collected was far less interesting than the work of the students themselves. The optimist in me imagined that my research established a framework for the students to explore their own interests, but part of me wondered how the students might do if I hadn’t framed so much of their early interaction with the building.
So, this semester, I’m going to leave the class more open ended. For example, I’m not going to have a syllabus. I’m also not going to tell the students what I want them to do. Instead, I’m going to talk about ways to KNOW a building in general, munch on donuts, and listen to how they think about campus, campus-changes, and commemorating or recognizing the history of campus over time. In the past, I’ve been interested in the tensions between campus as a dynamic place and campus as a place saturated with history and traditions. As recent controversies surrounding the Silent Sam statue on UNC’s campus, the renaming of buildings at Brown, Calhoun College at Yale, and others across the U.S. often marks the intersection between broadly progressive values and the role that college campuses play as mnemonic landscapes for generations of alumni and students.
Framing the class at this very intersection – between formal requirements of a syllabus and the less structured experiences and attitude of students toward their built environment – might set up new ways of thinking about campus buildings and changes over time.
Riportiamo in versione parziale il Report Annuale dell'ISTAT (Istituto Nazionale di Statistica) circa l'attuale situazione dei Musei italiani. L'analisi rivela l'attuale difficoltà di digitalizzazione del patrimonio italiano e della limitata accessibilità dei Musei.
We invite you to explore some of the wildlife that can be found in our heraldic manuscripts. Medieval and early modern coats of arms — visual designs symbolising the heritage and achievements of individuals and families — are teeming with animal life. These animals are depicted according to heraldic conventions,...
This session will be of interest to readers of this blog. Deadline 15 February. CALL FOR PAPERS: “Network Approaches to Near Eastern Archaeology and History” (Boston ASOR) We invite submissions for the session “Network Approaches to Near Eastern Archaeology and History” at the 2020 ASOR Annual Meeting in Boston (November 18–21, 2020). This is a member-organized session chaired... Continue Reading →
My project will be a digital representation of my larger research project, How to Read a Cookbook: Deciphering the Life of Malinda Russell. Malinda Russell was a nineteenth century culinary entrepreneur whose 1866, A Domestic Cook Book: Containing a Careful Selection of Useful Receipts for the Kitchen, is the first known book published by an African American woman. A Domestic Cook Book was published in Paw Paw, Michigan by the True Northerner—a Republican newspaper with the highest readership of all newspapers in southwestern Michigan in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. However, Malinda’s story does not begin in Michigan and her move North was not characterized by a wish for freedom but rather for a safe place for someone of Union sympathies during the Civil War. Malinda was born a free Black woman at the beginning of the nineteenth century and this is just the beginning of ways in which Malinda’s life complicates our understanding of African American lives and foodways during the nineteenth century U.S. It is for this reason that her life is the subject of my digital project this semester.
The topic of digital storytelling has been forefront in my mind as I have been in the planning stages of this project. How can I use the available digital tools to portray the interesting aspects of Malinda Russell’s life? How much information is too much? What are the parts of Russell’s story that I wish to highlight within this project? Finally, how can I enhance her cookbook to tell an interesting story that bridges African American, women’s, labor, and food history in an academic yet captivating way?
Russell’s life was marked by movement and migration so, naturally, I will include a historical map that will allow visitors to trace her movement throughout Appalachia and into Michigan. Each site of significance will feature a pop-up describing Russell’s experience in that city or town. I will create these pop-ups using a tooltip.js plugin. Retrieving Malinda Russell’s story from history is my main objective, but I look forward to using digital tools to tell her story. Culinary history requires more than an archive. Culinary history requires material objects, but it also requires a consideration of the non-tangible aspects of eating, cooking, and dining. Creating an interactive digital story of Malinda Russell will be a way of exploring foodways in a new way.
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Monographien des RGZMDie römische Terra Sigillata wurde mit anspruchsvoller Technologie in großen Manufakturen hergestellt. Die rot engobierte Feinkeramik wurde über das gesamte römische Imperium vermarktet. Die komplexen Organisationsformen in den Produktionszentren und das Verbreitungsnetzwerk waren bisher kaum erforscht. Dieses Buch erörtert die Sozial- und Arbeitsorganisationsstrukturen innerhalb der Produktionszentren vom 1. Jh. v. Chr. bis zum 3. Jh. n. Chr. mit einem doppelten Ansatz: Erstens werden die Figurenstempel-Kombinationen auf reliefverzierter Terra Sigillata analysiert, und zweitens werden die Resultate mit den fast 40 bekannten ägyptischen Papyri mit Töpferverträgen verglichen. Darüber hinaus werden die feststellbaren Cluster der Töpfer auf ihr Wiederkehren in den Verbreitungsmustern hin erforscht. Die Konsortium-Gruppen werden mithilfe ihres Vorkommens an datierten Plätzen zeitlich eingeordnet. Die soziale Analyse der Töpferstempel zeigt, dass Sklaven in der Terra Sigillata-Industrie nicht nachgewiesen werden können.
I had the great opportunity to work at the Swiss Institute in Rome for my PhD. It is quite a while ago! But I still remember the library from François Lasserre that I could use at the ISR. It was a marvellous tool and I found many treasures for my work among the books the great scholar assembled. It is therefore with great pleasure that I mention the conference organised in his honour here. I would have loved to be back in Rome for the occasion. Unfortunately, I will attend another conference. So I will have to wait for an next opportunity to return to the ISR.
Here is the programme for the conference. You find further details on the Website of the
H15:30 – Giardino d’inverno
Accueil par les organisateurs.
Allocution de Mario Annoni, président du Conseil de Fondation de l’Istituto Svizzero.
Présentation par la Dott.ssa Romina Pallotto, bibliothécaire de l’Istituto Svizzero, du Fonds Lasserre et du facsimilé du palimpseste de Strabon de la main de François Lasserre et de quelques pièces de ses archives.
H16:30 – Sala conferenze Présidents de séance: Prof. Philippe Mudry et Prof. Claude Calame. Allocution de Joëlle Comé, directrice de l’Istituto Svizzero.
Prendront ensuite la parole:
Jacques Lasserre, au nom de la famille de François Lasserre.
Prof. Jean-Jacques Aubert, Université de Neuchâtel, président de l’Académie suisse des sciences humaines.
Prof. Danielle van Mal Maeder, présidente de l’Institut d’archéologie et des sciences de l’Antiquité de l’Université de Lausanne.
Prof. Anne Bielman, Université de Lausanne et Prof. Stefan Rebenich, Université de Berne, respectivement membre et président de la Commission scientifique de l’Istituto Svizzero.
Prof. Pierre Ducrey, ancien recteur de l’Université de Lausanne, membre associé étranger de l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, directeur de la Fondation Hardt.
Prof. André Hurst, ancien recteur de l’Université de Genève.
Dr. Patrick Maxime Michel, Université de Lausanne, président de l’Association des membres et des amis de l’Istituto Svizzero.
Autour de la carrière de François Lasserre et du palimpseste de Strabon
Prof. Claude Calame, Université de Lausanne et EHESS Paris, De l’alphabet grec à la poésie de Sappho : l’enseignement de François Lasserre.
Prof. David Bouvier, Université de Lausanne, François Lasserre et la figure d’Eros dans la poésie grecque.
Dr. Timothy Janz, scriptor graecus et directeur du département des imprimés de la Bibliothèque vaticane, Angelo Mai et les palimpsestes de la Bibliothèque vaticane.
Prof. Didier Marcotte, Sorbonne – Université, François Lasserre : un Grec à Rome.
Dr. Aude Cohen-Skalli, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, François Lasserre et le livre XIV de Strabon.
Dr. Victor Gysembergh, CNRS, Centre Léon Robin, Présentation d’un nouveau projet d’imagerie multispectrale appliquée aux palimpsestes.
Prof. Francesco Prontera, Università di Perugia, François Lasserre e la cartografia ellenistica.
Prof. Jacques Jouanna, Sorbonne – Université, membre de l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, directeur de la Collection des Universités de France Série grecque, François Lasserre et les études hippocratiques.
Un apéritif dînatoire clôturera la rencontre.
La rencontre est organisée en collaboration avec la Faculté des lettres et l’Institut d’archéologie et des sciences de l’Antiquité de l’Université de Lausanne ainsi que l’Association des membres et des amis de l’Istituto Svizzero que nous remercions pour leur soutien.
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Notes: The library of Nimrud, probably established in 798 BC, was a prestigious royal foundation whose scribes had contacts all over the East, particularly with Nineveh. The 259 cuneiform tablets and fragments which constituted the library mainly described magical and medical rituals, prayers and instructions for training scribes. All the epigraphic finds from Sir Max Mallowan's excavations of 1955-7 are described in this volume, with additional material from the Iraq Archaeological Service's excavations of 1985. pdf Literary Texts from the Temple of Nabû
Notes: In 1952 in one wing of the North-West Palace at Nimrud, ancient Kalhu, Max Mallowan excavated an archive room containing royal correspondence from the reigns of Tiglath-pileser III and Sargon II of Assyria. Subjects include Assyrian military activity in Babylonia and on the northern frontier, royal building projects, events on the Phoenician seaboard, and relations with King Midas of Phrygia. Some texts were published in Iraq between 1955 and 1974; the majority have remained unpublished until now. Two hundred and forty-three texts are published here; most are in New Assyrian script and the remainder in New Babylonian. Chapters divide the tablets into the geographical areas they are concerned with. The texts are presented with transliterations, translation and notes. Plates at the end of the book give facsimiles of the tablets. pdf The Nimrud Letters 1952
Documents from the Nabu Temple and from Private Houses on the Citadel
Author: S. Herbordt, R. Mattila, B. Parker (†), J.N. Postgate and D.J. Wiseman (†)
Format: Hardback, pp. i-viii, 340 including Plates I-VI, 1-44
This penultimate volume of CTN provides an up-to-date edition and commentary on two major archives from the Kalhu acropolis, from the field seasons of 1953-1956: the business documents (mostly grain loans on triangular dockets) and a few administrative texts from the Nabu Temple (Part I: texts Nos. 1-59) and the legal documents from the household of Šamaš-šarru-uṣur (Part II: Nos. 60-115); also included are three texts from the “Town Wall Palace” (Part III: Nos. 116-118).S. Herbordt provides a new study of the seal impressions based on drawings and photos, and photographs of both the impressions and unsealed tablets are included where available.The handcopies on Plates 1-44 are from Wiseman, Parker, Postgate and Mattila.
Many of these texts were edited previously by Wiseman and Parker in articles in Iraq, but some were only catalogued and others had lain for years uncopied in both the Iraq Museum and the British Museum.Bringing them all together has enabled a more detailed study of the two main archives with the benefit of the advances in our understanding of Neo-Assyrian over the last half century.This gives a valuable insight into the activities of both a major temple and an elite household in the 8th-7th centuries BC.
The great, ninth century palace which Ashurnasirpal II (883-859) built at his new capital of Kalhu/Nimrud has been excavated over 150 years by various expeditions. Each has been rewarded with remarkable antiquities, including the finest ivories found in the ancient Near East, many of which had been brought to Kalhu by the Assyrian kings. The first ivories were discovered by Austen Henry Layard, followed a century later by Max Mallowan, who found superb ivories in Well NN. Neither Layard nor Mallowan was able to empty Well AJ: this was achieved by the Iraqi Department of Antiquities and Heritage, who retrieved arguably the finest pieces found at Nimrud. Finally, an interesting collection of ivory and bone tubes was found by Muzahim Mahmud, the discoverer of the famous Royal Tombs, in Well 4. This volume publishes for the first time the majority of the ivories found in the Palace by location. These include superb examples carved in Assyria proper and across the Levant from North Syria to Phoenicia and provide an outstanding illustration of the minor arts of the early first millennium. In addition ivories found in the Central Palace of Tiglath-pileser III and fragmentary pieces found in the domestic contexts of the Town Wall Houses are also included. In addition to a detailed catalogue, this book also aims to assess the present state of ivory studies, discussing the political situation in the Levant, the excavation of the palace, the history of study, the various style-groups of ivories and their possible time and place of production. This volume is the sixth in the Ivories from Nimrud series published by BISI.
The attached PDF contains the text of volume I: Chapters 1-6 and the Appendices. The full contents, including the Catalogue and Colour & Black and White Plates, are available as print only and can be ordered from Oxbow Books for £90.00. BISI members receive a 20% discount. About Ivories from Nimrud VII - The Lost Art of the Phoenicians Fifty years have passed since the British School of Archaeology in Iraq raised the last ivory from the soil of Fort Shalmaneser. Literally thousands were found, many of which have already been published in Ivories from Nimrud I-V, while VI recorded the outstanding pieces from the North West Palace. Ivories from NimrudVII, Ivories from Rooms SW11/12 and T10completes the publication of the assemblages in the Fort, as far as records permit. The ivories of Room SW11/12 are similar in character to those of Room SW37 and probably represent another consignment of booty, while those of T10 in the Throne Room block include pieces from all four traditions, as well as some entirely new ones. With the primary publication completed, it is now possible to look at these remarkable ivories as a whole rather than studying them by provenance, as is discussed in detail in the Commentary. Not surprisingly, it immediately becomes apparent that the majority can be assigned to the Phoenician tradition. There are at least twice as many Phoenician ivories than the other Levantine and Assyrian ivories. They form therefore an incredible archive, recording the lost art of the Phoenicians, long famed as master craftsmen. The Phoenician ivories can be divided into two; the finest, the Classic Phoenician, often embellished with delicate, jewel-like inlays, and the other examples still clearly Phoenician in style and subject. While the Classic pieces were probably carved in a single centre, possibly Tyre or Sidon, the others would have been carved in a variety of different Phoenician centres, located along the Mediterranean seaboard. Designs on Syrian-Intermediate ivories are versions of some Phoenician subjects, employing different proportions and styles. They may represent the art of the recently-arrived Aramaean kingdoms, copying their sophisticated neighbours, while North Syrian ivories are entirely different in subject and character and derive from earlier Hittite traditions. The ivories found at Nimrud present a unique resource for studying the minor arts of the Levantine world.
Notes: Originally published in conjunction with the Max van Berchem Foundation, the BISI/BSAI has re-published with some revisions Alastair Northedge’s Historical Topography of Samarra in a paperback version with a new preface commenting on Samarra’s recent tragedies. This is the first fundamentally new work to come out in half a century on one of the world’s most famous Islamic archaeological sites: Samarra in Iraq. This capital of the Abbasid caliphs in the 9th century is not only one of the largest urban sites worldwide, but also gives us the essence of what the physical appearance of the caliphate was like, for early Baghdad is long lost. It was known not only for its famous spiral minarets, but also for its Golden Dome over the tombs of the Imams, and its long avenues of mud-brick architecture - the latter still visible, although the Golden Dome was horrifically destroyed in a bombing in February 2006 and its two remaining minarets in another bombing in June 2007. With the end of Saddam’s regime in Iraq, there is renewed interest in the Abbasid caliphate “the Golden Age of Early Islam”, rightly seen as the foundation of modern Iraq. Northedge sets out to explain the history and development of this enormous site, 45 km long, using both archaeological and textual sources to weave a new interpretation of how the city worked: its four caliphal palaces, four Friday mosques, cantonments for the military and for the palace servants, houses for the men of state and generals. Samarra is particularly strong on the archaeology of sport: polo grounds, courses for horse-racing, and hunting reserves. After treating the origins of the Abbasid city under the Sasanians, the author then analyses each sector of the city, and explains why it was abandoned at the end of the 9th century. The volume is abundantly illustrated with aerial photographs of the site. This is the first of a series of Samarra Studies; in the second, The Archaeological Atlas of Samarra (2015), the archaeological remains are catalogued, and in the third, Pottery from Samarra, the ceramic finds from the archaeological survey will be published. Alastair Northedge is Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology at Université de Paris 1. He has worked in Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, and conducted projects at Amman in Jordan, and Ana in Iraq, in addition to Samarra. He is the author of Studies on Roman and Islamic Amman, and joint author of Excavations at Ana, with Andrina Bamber and Michael Roaf. pdf The Historical Topography of Samarra
Archaeological Atlas of Samarra: Samarra Studies II
Author: Alastair Northedge and Derek Kennet
Format: 831 pp, A4, hardback, 2 volumes and 1 fascicle
Notes: The Archaeological Atlas of Samarra sets out to map and catalogue the site and buildings of the Abbasid capital at Samarra in the period 836 to 892 AD, preserved as they were until the middle years of the 20th century. Site maps and catalogues are provided of all the approximately 5819 building and site units identified. This is the first time that it has been possible to catalogue nearly all the buildings of one of the world’s largest ancient cities, from the caliph palaces to the smallest hovels. Alastair Northedge is Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology at Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne). He has worked in Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, and conducted projects at Amman in Jordan, Ana in Iraq, and Misriyan in Turkmenistan, in addition to Samarra. He is the author of Studies on Roman and Islamic Amman, and joint author of Excavations at Ana. Dr Derek Kennet is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at Durham University where he has been since 1998. His research area includes the later pre-Islamic to Islamic periods of Iraq, the Gulf and the western Indian Ocean. He has conducted fieldwork in Iran, India, Kuwait, the UAE and Oman. Published by: The British Institute for the Study of Iraq with support from the Fondation Max van Berchem
Notes: This was a rescue project in the basin of the Qadisiyya Dam recently completed at Haditha. Qal'at 'Ana is an island in the stream of the Euphrates, the site of the ancient and medieval city of 'Ana, since the 17th century downgraded to a village and palm-gardens, while the town moved to the right bank. 'Ana, on the Middle Euphrates some 150 km below the modern Iraqi-Syrian border, a very beautiful place, was the centre of an autonomous governorate under the Assyrians, a border fortress under the Parthians, Romans and Sasanians, and a caravan town and bedouin centre under Islam.
The late 4th millennium in South Mesopotamia is universally known as the Uruk Period because it is at Uruk that the German excavations have exposed the most remarkable manifestations of this complex society. Although the Uruk period in Iraq itself remains little understood, in recent decades artefacts and entire settlements have been discovered in places as far apart as the Mahi Dasht in Iran and the Euphrates in South-eastern Turkey. This volume attempts to track the Uruk phenomenon in the Near East, bringing together research on some of the most significant individual sites within the Levant and Egypt, placing emphasis on the artefactual evidence. The eleven papers were originally presented at a conference in Manchester in 1998. The contributors are Hans Nissen, Renate Gut, Mitchell Rothman, Virginia Badler, Joan Oates, Marcella Frangipane, Gil Stein, Fiona Stephen, Edgar Peltenburg, Govert van Driel, Graham Philip and Toby Wilkinson.
Notes: Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) in northern Iraq, was the capital of the Assyrian Empire during most of the 9th and 8th centuries BC, and remained a major centre until the destruction of the Empire in 612 BC. This authoritative account, written by two of the excavators of the site, traces its history and its gradual revelation through archaeological excavation, begun by Layard in the 19th century and continuing to the present day. The volume is abundantly illustrated and includes finds that have not previously been published, together with illustrations and the most complete account in English so far of the remarkable discoveries made in recent years by Iraqi archaeologists in the tombs of the Assyrian Queens. pdf Nimrud: An Assyrian Imperial City Revealed
The Published Ivories from Fort Shalmaneser, Nimrud
Nimrud is an exceptionally generous site, and has richly rewarded those that work there. It was first famous for the Assyrian bas reliefs found by the 19th century archaeologist, Austen Henry Layard, but is also famous for the thousands of ivories found during the 19th and 20th centuries. The ivories were mostly imported from the Levantine kingdoms to the west, either as tribute or booty, although there were some in the distinctive local Assyrian style. They were used to embellish furniture, as well as small objects, and are carved in a great variety of styles, but interestingly with a relatively limited repertoire of subjects. Their time of manufacture probably dates to the early centuries of the first millennium BCE, although their archaeological context is dated by the fall of the Assyrian empire in 614-612 BCE. This publication is a supplement to the volumes already published, which catalogue the ivories, and instead presents scans from the original photographs, where possible, of the ivories from Fort Shalmaneser, which have been published in the first five volumes, so that scholars can select and rearrange ivories as appropriate. In this way, the next generation of work involving deeper stylistic and analytic studies by a range of scholars asking different questions may be undertaken. pdf The Published Ivories from Fort Shalmaneser, Nimrud
Studies in the Ancient History of Northern Iraq (reprint)
Notes: Subsequent examination of Stein’s draft-manuscript showed that further investigation and a more leisurely assessment were demanded by the range and importance of the subject and by changing perspectives. With the aid of the Stein Bequest to the British Academy, David Oates gave new substance to ‘the lost traveller’s dream’, extending it widely into a more general account of the Mesopotamian scene from the Assyrian period in the second millennium BC to the struggles of Rome and Byzantium with the Parthians and Sasanians in the early centuries AD. The book concludes with a study of little-known Hellenistic, Roman and Parthian pottery, mostly from the author’s excavations. David Oates went on to serve the British School of Archaeology in Iraq as field director at Nimrud, director of the excavations at Tell al-Rimah, as Director of the School in Baghdad, Member of the Council, Chairman and President. David Oates died in 2003 and the reprinting of this volume by the School in his memory has been generously funded by The Charlotte Bonham-Carter Charitable Trust. There have been no changes to the text or images (including a Foreword by Sir Mortimer Wheeler) and the pagination has remained the same. David’s widow and long-time collaborator, Dr Joan Oates, has added a Preface illustrated by a photograph from the author’s collection. pdf Studies in the Ancient History of Northern Iraq
Languages of Iraq: Ancient and Modern
Editor: Nicholas Postgate
Format: pp. viii, 187. 32 b/w maps and illustrations. Size 240 x 160mm
Notes: For all five thousand years of its history Iraq has been home to a mixture of languages, spoken and written, and the same is true today. In November 2003, to celebrate the country's rich diversity and long history as a centre of civilisation, BISl presented a series of talks by experts on each of the major languages of Iraq and their history, and this illustrated volume brings these now to a wider public. Iraq's languages come from different linguistic families - Semitic, Indo-European, and agglutinative languages like Sumerian, Hurrian and Turkish. Some, although long dead, have a prime place in the history of the Old World: Sumerian, probably the first language to be written and the vehicle of cuneiform scholarship for more than two millennia, and Akkadian, the language of Hammurapi and the Epic of Gilgamesh, and used across the Near East for administration and diplomacy. The history of Aramaic is even longer, stretching back to overlap with Akkadian before 1000 BC. It survives, precariously, in both written and spoken forms, being one of four languages spoken in Iraq today. Of these Arabic as a major world language has often been described, but here we have an account of the vernacular Iraqi Arabic dialects, and the descriptions of Iraqi Kurdish and Turkman are unique, detailed and authoritative. Printed by Cambridge University Press. pdf Languages of Iraq: Ancient and Modern
New Light on Nimrud: Proceedings of the Nimrud Conference 11th-13th March 2002
Editor: J.E. Curtis, H. McCall, D. Collon and L. al-Gailani Werr
This book publishes 34 papers by international and Iraqi experts given at a conference on Nimrud at The British Museum in 2002. Excavations at the important Assyrian capital city of Nimrud have continued intermittently since 1845, culminating with the discovery in 1989-90 of the tombs of the Assyrian queens with astonishing quantities of gold jewellery. All aspects of the excavations and the various finds and inscribed material from Nimrud are considered in this volume, with particular attention being paid to the tombs of the queens and their contents. The evidence of inscriptions and the results of paleopathological investigation are brought together to identify the bodies in the tombs. There is much previously unpublished information about the tombs, and the jewellery is fully illustrated in eight colour plates. Finally, the significance of Nimrud as one of the greatest sites in the Ancient Near East is fully assessed. pdf
This volume presents the research of the British team within the modern excavations at the northern Mesopotamian site of Chagar Bazar, resumed in 1999 after a 62-year hiatus since the excavations of Max Mallowan. It incorporates settlement archaeology approaches and theoretical ideas of “place” in exploring the site and its internal and external landscapes. The primary focus is the settlement during the early 2nd millennium BC (Old Babylonian Period, post-Samsi-Addu), its final ancient occupation. The authors have taken a contextual approach, integrating aspects of the settlement’s internal variations, including both community and private architecture, together with burial practices and symbolic and functional material culture. While its political importance varied, Chagar Bazar’s persistence of occupation meant that it played a key role within the regional landscape as a meaningful landmark. pdf Once There Was a Place: Settlement Archaeology at Chagar Bazar, 1999-2002
Your Praise is Sweet - A Memorial Volume for Jeremy Black from Students, Colleagues and Friends
Editor: Heather D. Baker, Eleanor Robson and Gábor Zólyomi
Notes: This volume is intended as a tribute to the memory of the Sumerologist Jeremy Black, who died in 2004. The Sumerian phrase, ‘Your praise is sweet’ is commonly addressed to a deity at the close of a work of Sumerian literature. The scope of the thirty contributions, from Sumerology to the nineteenth-century rediscovery of Mesopotamia, is testament to Jeremy’s own wide-ranging interests and to his ability to forge scholarly connections and friendships among all who shared his interest in ancient Iraq. pdf Your Praise is Sweet - A Memorial Volume for Jeremy Black from Students, Colleagues and Friends
At the end of Mission und Ausbreitung des Christentums, (Leipzig, 1902) Harnack discusses a curious little Greek text, which purports to be the canons of a council held in Antioch by the apostles. There are nine canons. Harnack’s work is online at Google books in English as The Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries, in which it begins on p.88. He gives the Greek, but not a translation.
The history of the work is quite interesting. It was discovered in the 16th century in an “antiquissimus codex” – “a most ancient manuscript” – by Turrianus, who used it in his work Aduersus Magdeburgenses Centuriatores pro canonibus apostolorum et epistolis decretalibus pontificum apostolicorum, in five books, written in defence of the False Decretals against the protestant authors of the Magdeburg Centuries. This was printed in 1572 in Florence, and in 1573 in Paris and in Cologne. His discussion is in book 1, chapter 25 (p.123 of the Cologne 1573 edition, online here). He gives the heading and a couple of excerpts in Greek, but of the remainder he gives only extracts in his own Latin translation.
The manuscript that he used is unknown today, and the work attracted no further attention. For his pains Turrianus was accused of forging the text.
In the 19th century a slightly different copy of the text was discovered by J.W.Bickell in a 14th manuscript in Munich (Monac. Gr. 380). He printed the Greek, with apparatus, and with a German translation, in his Geschichte des Kirchenrechts, 1843, vol. 1, p.101-4 and 138-143. (Online at Google books here).
As you can see, the German is printed in Fraktur, which makes reading his material rather awkward. Fortunately Google Books can recognise Fraktur, even if the rest of us cannot, and I have copied their OCR of his translation and readded the punctuation:
Außzug des heiligen Märtyrers Pamphilos aus der Synode der Apostel in Antiochia d.h. aus den Synodalbeschlüssen der selben die von ihm in der Bibliothek des Origenes aufgefunden sind.
1) Nach unsers großen Gottes und Heilandes Jesu Christi Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt nannten die damaligen Menschen diejenigen die an sie glaubten, Galiläer. Nachdem sich daher die Apostel in Antiochia in Syrien versammelt hatten, verordneten sie zuerst daß die Galiläer Christen genannt werden sollten, mit dem Beinamen heiliges Volk königliches Priesterthum nach der Gnade der heil Taufe.
2) Daß die Getauften nicht beschnitten werden sollen nach dem Gesetz der Juden, da die göttliche Taufe eine nicht mit Händen gemachte Beschneidung ist in der Ausziehung des alten Menschen, der die alte Sünde von sich geworfen hat.
3) Daß von jedem Volk und Geschlecht die welche durch den rechten Glauben gerettet sind aufgenommen werden sollen, und das Wort der Wahrheit in alle Völker verkündet werde.
4) Daß die Geretteten sich nicht mehr verirren zu Götzenbildern, sondern die gottmenschliche unbefleckte, nicht mit Händen gemachte Säule des wahren Gottes und unsers Heilandes Jesu Christi und seiner Diener entgegenbilden sollen den Götzenbildern und den Juden, und sich nicht mehr verirren zu den Götzenbildern noch sich gleichstellen den Juden.
5) Daß die Christen sich nicht gleichstellen sollen den Juden in Hinsicht auf Enthaltung von Speisen, sondern sogar Schweinefleisch essen dürfen, da der Herr den Ausspruch gethan hat, daß das was in den Mund geht, nicht den Menschen beflecket, sondern was aus dem Menschen ausgeht, als aus dem Herzen herauskommend, und daß man nicht nach dem Buchstaben folge, sondern im geistigen und höhern Sinne. Denn die viehische Synagoge der Juden verabscheut das Schwein, ist aber in Bosheit befangen nach dem prophetischen Wort, daß sie sich mit Schweinefleisch gesättigt und die Überbleibsel ihren Kindern zurückgelassen hätten. Auf gleiche Weise ist es den Christen nicht verwehrt Schalthiere und ungeschuppte Fische zu essen. Denn man sieht daß er auch so auf geistige Weise auf den thörichten Sinn derselben, die wie eine Schale die Lehren der Wahrheit von sich werfen, hingedeutet hat.
6) Daß die Christen nicht das Geld lieben sollen, da der Herr gesagt hat: sammelt Euch nicht Schätze auf Erden wo Motten und Rost sie zerstören, und besonders durch ungerechte Mittel. Denn es steht geschrieben: niemand kann zweien Herren dienen, und ihr könnt nicht Gott dienen und dem Mammon.
7) Daß die Christen nicht unterthan seien der Gefräßigkeit, und sich enthalten üppiger Schauspiele, und nicht voreilig schwören: da der Herr geboten hat überhaupt nicht zu schwören, weder bei dem Himmel, weil er der Thron Gottes ist, noch bei der Erde, weil sie der Schemel seiner Füße ist, noch bei Jerusalem, weil sie die Stadt des großen Königs ist, noch bei deinem Haupte sollst du schwören, weil du nicht Ein Haar weiß oder schwarz machen kannst, sondern Eure Rede soll sein ja, ja, nein, nein, was aber darüber, ist das ist vom Üebel.
8) Daß sich alle Christen enthalten sollen der Possen, der Zoten und Lästerung, und was sonst noch für heidnische Sitten. Und daß sie sich ihnen (den Heiden) nicht gleichstellen sollen, damit die Einfältigen nicht verführt werden.
9) Daß die Christen nicht Blut essen sollen, sondern sich enthalten des Bluts und des Erstickten und der Unzucht.
It was also reprinted by Pitra, Historia et monumenta Juris eccl. Graecorum (Rome, 1864), I, 88-91 (online here); with a Latin translation made by a certain Achilles Statius in the 16th century. Usefully Pitra gives a list of manuscripts (which Bickell did not do):
Vallicellan. F. 10, f. 24-26, membranae, saec. XI.
Vallicellan. F. 86, f.162, 163, versio latina ex praecedente, manu Achillis Statii, ipsoque auctore qui floruit a. 1524-1581.
Florentin. laurent. plut. X, code. 1, f. 3, saec. XIII.
Coislin 211, f. 278, chartaceus, saec XI.
Monacensis 380 bombycin. saec. XVI.
A French translation is given by Paul Lejay, “Le Concile apostolique d’ Antioche,” in: Revue du Clergé Français, 36, October (1903), 343-55. This is online here, but I’ll give the article in PDF also: Lejay-Revue_du_clerge_francais_36_1903
The French translation reads as follows:
Extrait fait par le saint martyr Pamphile du synode des apôtres à Antioche; c’est-à-dire, partie des canons synodiques eux-mêmes, trouvés par lui dans la bibliothèque d’Origène.
1° Après la résurrection et l’ascension du grand Dieu Jésus-Christ, notre Sauveur (1), ceux qui croyaient en lui furent appelés « Galiléens » par les contemporains (2). S’étant rendus à Antioche de Syrie, les apôtres décidèrent que les Galiléens s’appelleraient d’abord « chrétiens » (3), et que « race sainte », « sacerdoce royal » (4), suivant la grâce du saint baptême, seraient des surnoms.
2° Ne pas circoncire les baptisés suivant la législation des Juifs, attendu que le divin baptême est une circoncision non faite de main d’homme, dans le dépouillement (5) du vieil homme (6) rejetant l’antiquité du péché (7).
3° Recevoir de toute nation et race les hommes sauvés dans la foi orthodoxe, et annoncer à toutes les nations (8) la parole de la Vérité.
4° Que les chrétiens ne s’attachent pas à l’argent (9), le Maître ayant dit : « Ne thésaurisez pas pour vous des trésors «sur la terre que le ver et la rouille anéantissent (10); surtout « pas des trésors de revenus injustes (11), car il est écrit: «Personne ne peut servir deux maîtres, et vous ne pouvez. « pas servir Dieu et Mammon (12). »
5° Que les chrétiens ne soient pas troublés à cause de la gloutonnerie et qu’ils se tiennent éloignés des théâtres licencieux et qu’ils ne jurent pas avec précipitation, le Maître ayant dit de ne pas jurer du tout, ni par le ciel, parce qu’il est le trône de Dieu, ni par la terre, parce qu’elle est l’escabeau de ses pieds, ni par Jérusalem, parce qu’elle est la ville du grand roi ; « et ne jure pas par ta tête parce que tu ne peux « faire un seul cheveu blanc ou noir ; que votre discours soit : « Oui, oui ; non, non ; le surplus de cela vient du « malin (1).»
6° Que tous les chrétiens se tiennent éloignés de la bouffonnerie (2), des discours honteux et du blasphème (3), ainsi que de toutes mœurs des Gentils; et qu’ils ne s’assimilent pas aux Gentils pour que les simples ne soient pas trompés.
7° Que les chrétiens ne mangent pas le sang, mais s’abstiennent du sang et des bêtes étouffées et de la fornication (4).
8° Que les hommes sauvés ne s’égarent plus vers les idoles, mais reproduisent l’image de la Colonne divine et humaine, pure, non faite de main d’homme, du Dieu véritable, notre Sauveur Jésus-Christ, et de ses serviteurs (5), à l’opposé des idoles et des Juifs; et qu’ils ne s’égarent plus vers les idoles ni qu’ils ne s’assimilent aux Juifs.
9° Que les chrétiens ne s’assimilent pas aux Juifs à cause de l’abstinence des mets, mais qu’ils mangent du porc, le Maître ayant prononcé que les choses qui entrent dans la bouche ne souillent pas l’homme, mais celles qui sortent de la bouche comme celles qui viennent du cœur (6) ; et que l’on ne suive pas la loi, mais que l’on se conduise spirituellement et avec élévation (pneumatikw~j kai\ a)nagwgikw~j). Car la stupide synagogue des Juifs exècre le porc, mais est possédée par la méchanceté, suivant la parole prophétique: « lisse sont «rassasiés de porc et ils ont laissé le reste à leurs petits(7).» Semblablement, les poissons à coquille et sans écailles ne sont pas défendus aux chrétiens (1); car celui-là entend aussi de cette manière spirituelle qui propose des figures au cœur inintelligent des Juifs, lesquels rejettent à cause des écailles les oracles de la vérité (2).
Let me give a quick Google Translation of that into English:
Extract made by the holy martyr Pamphilus of the synod of the apostles at Antioch; that is, part of the synod canons themselves, discovered by him in the library of Origen.
1. After the resurrection and ascension of the great God Jesus Christ, our Saviour, those who believed in him were called “Galileans” by their contemporaries. At Antioch in Syria, the apostles first decided that the Galileans would be called “Christians”, and that a “holy race”, a “royal priesthood”, according to the grace of holy baptism, would be their surnames.
2. Do not circumcise the baptized according to the law of the Jews, since the divine baptism is a circumcision not made by human hands, taking off the old self, rejecting the old way of sin.
3. Let them receive, from all nations and races, those men saved in the Orthodox faith, and proclaim to all nations the word of Truth.
4. Let Christians not be attached to money, as the Master said: “Do not lay up treasure for yourself on earth where worms and rust destroy;” above all not treasure unjustly obtained, because it is written: “No one can serve two masters, and you cannot serve God and Mammon.”
5. Let Christians not be afflicted because of gluttony and let them stay away from the licentious theatres and let them not swear in haste, because the Master said not to swear at all, not by heaven, because it is the throne of God, nor by earth, because it is hit footstool, nor by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great king; “And do not swear by your head because you cannot make a single hair white or black; let your speech be Yes, or No; the rest of it comes from the evil one.”
6. Let all Christians stay away from buffoonery, shameful speeches and blasphemy, as well as from all the customs of the Gentiles; and do not assimilate to the Gentiles so that the simple will not be deceived.
7. Let Christians not eat blood, but abstain from blood and strangled beasts and from fornication.
8. Let saved men no longer go astray towards the idols, but reproduce the image of the divine and human nature, pure, not made with human hands, of the true God, our Saviour Jesus Christ , and of his servants, the opposite of idols and Jews; and let them no longer go astray towards the idols or assimilate to the Jews.
9. Let Christians not assimilate to the Jews because of abstinence from the dishes, but let them eat pork, because the Master pronounced that the things which enter the mouth do not defile the man, but those coming out of the mouth like those coming from the heart; and do not follow the law, but behave spiritually and with elevation (πνευματικῶς καὶ ἀναγωγικῶς). Because the stupid synagogue of the Jews hates pork, but is possessed by wickedness, according to the prophetic saying: “They are satiated with pork and they have left the rest to their young.” Similarly, shellfish without scales are not forbidden to Christians; for he also understands in this spiritual way which proposes parables to the unintelligent hearts of the Jews, who reject because of scales the oracles of truth.
The last sentence is apparently pretty unintelligible, in the opinion of both Lejay and Turrianus.
The work is obviously not genuine. It’s made up of extracts from the bible, so it’s a cento.
The most interesting passage is the one with which it starts, referring to Christians being called “Galilieans”. This brings to mind the work of Julian the Apostate, Against the Galileans, (362 AD) in which he tried to rename the Christians for his own purposes. It’s hard to think of another period in which the reference would mean anything, so probably this dates the work to the late 4th or early 5th century. Julian’s work was still circulating almost a century later, so much so that Cyril of Alexandria was forced to write a huge work in at least 20 books to refute it. That busy prelate would most certainly only have undertaken such a labour if it was necessary, and so we could date these “canons of the synod of Antioch” to that period. The reference in canon 8 to the two natures of Christ likewise suggests a 5th century date.
My thanks to the kind correspondent who drew my attention to this.↩
There are a few (and growing!) number of authors whose work I read religiously. It may not be that I read it the moment that it comes out, but I try to remain aware of what they are writing. Gavin Lucas is on that list and this weekend I read his new-ish book, Writing the Past.
Like many of Lucas’s other works, this relatively slim book starts a conversation that goes well beyond the books 150 some odd pages of text. Lucas seeks to understand the conditions that allow archaeological writing to produce knowledge. Shifting from his long-standing interest in fieldwork and approaches infused with variations in STS thought, Lucas turns his attention to texts. He argues that there are four main kinds of archaeological writing: narrative, description, exposition, and argument. Each of these are suitable for different epistemic strategies which range from the teleological character of narratives to the demonstration of conventions central to description, the articulating of warrants in argument, and the crafting of distinctions typical of exposition. The key to allowing these various forms of work together to produce archaeological knowledge is their shared commitment to detachment. Detachment, with its roots in 18th century science and the cult of objectivity, serves as a “condition for mobilization” in most forms of archaeological knowledge making.
The book is short and complex enough that I won’t even try to unpack its many supporting arguments. There are three, however, that intersect with stuff I’ve been working on lately and while it won’t send me back to the drawing board, it will push me to ground some of my more flamboyant statements in both Lucas’s work and scholarship that he has brought to my attention.
1. Publishing. Last spring, I made my first tentative steps toward articulating a “theory” or at least a plan behind my interest in publishing. I suggested that the publication process, which we often separated from the “real” scholarly work of fieldwork, analysis, and writing, was every bit as crucial to effort to produce truth. These arguments follows from a number of recent papers on the ways in which archaeological illustration, for example, supports claims to archaeological truth. A more deft writer and thinker may have expanded this to include the way in which the entire publishing process, from review and editing to book design and distribution served to bolster not only truth making claims, but to follow on Lucas’s larger point, claims to detachment.
In effect, my work on publishing will benefit immensely from Lucas’s heavier lifting. The division between writing and publishing in many ways extends from his argument that most archaeological writing produces knowledge through establishing detachment. The literal detachment that most publishing operations maintains from scholar work serves as a precondition for various forms of blind peer review, and, more broadly, the status of accepted truth within archaeology (as well as other fields) as information that has been “published.”
2. Facts and their Travels. One of the more interesting side notes in this book is the question of how the changing character of archaeological publishing (and presentation) will change knowledge making in our discipline. The emergence of digital practices, for example, and the ability to publish “born-digital” or digitized data in archaeology pushes us to think more critically about the role of data in our publishing practices. As Lucas notes, narratives play a key role in both situating data and re-situation (or in a Deleuzian sense de-territorializing (for dissemination) and re-territorializing archaeological information both figuratively and literally).
The interplay between data and narrative seems to me to be a particularly important challenge to anyone invested in digital practices. It may appear simple enough to fall back on “best practices” manifest in rigorous metadata schemes to situate even the most granular data. Indeed, this is often the response to anyone who suggests that data publication involves de-contextualizing archaeological knowledge.
At the same time, there is reason to wonder whether these practices will be enough to allow this data to be reused or translated from one project or state (that is data) to another (that is narrative or argument). The reluctance of archaeologists to re-use published data at any scale suggests that facts have not travelled as well in archaeology as the technology allows.
3. Detachment and Contemporaneity. As readers of this blog know, I’ve been interested in what an archaeology of the contemporary world means when we take the concept of contemporaneityliterally (and seriously). Lucas does not deal too much with time in this book (after all, he’s written extensively on it elsewhere), but does not that detachment has a temporal character that informs how archaeologists think about narrative and description.
In the case of narrative, Lucas argues that detachment comes from our ability to emplot (in the sense of Hayden White) our work and, as a result, recognize a story with both a beginning and an ending. This establishes that we cannot be contemporary with the story that we’re telling because our position is temporally outside of the narrative.
In the case of description, we describe objects, building, and relationships with the authority of someone present, but the expectation that our readers are not able to witness or experience these things. In other words, we take on the position of our reader in our description making us both present (and contemporary) and absent. This negotiation of contemporaneity through the experience of presence requires us to acknowledge the current situation of absence both physically and temporally.
Both these cases provide a challenge to constructing an archaeological knowledge that is genuinely contemporary because it means that our narratives are both left open ended and our descriptions must insist on a kind of familiarity with the reader. The more experimental modes of archaeological writing, as shown in, say, the works published by Bjørnar Olsen and Þóra Pétursdóttir in their Ruin Memories, suggests that other forms of writing are possible and, indeed, necessary for understanding archaeology as a contemporary and of the contemporary.
La Winter School “R 4 Rcheologists” mira a una fruttuosa combinazione di archeologia e statistica attraverso l’insegnamento delle tecniche di analisi dei dati, data mining e visualizzazione dei dati. I partecipanti impareranno i concetti e i metodi di analisi univariata e multivariata, analisi spaziale e visualizzazione dei dati attraverso un uso integrato di pacchetti software ecosistemici R, principi statistici e pratici.
Si terrà presso l’Università di Trento dal 10 al 14 Febbraio 2020 la Scuola, giunta alla seconda edizione, dal titolo “Analisi sui Materiali per l’Archeologia e i Beni Culturali“.
La Scuola avrà quest’anno un taglio teorico e pratico e sarà incentrata all’utilizzo nel campo della ricerca archeologica e de più ampio campo dei beni culturali delle seguenti tecniche:
– Spettroscopia a Infrarosso; – Spettrometria a fluorescenza di raggi X indotta da X (XRF) e da elettroni, con particolare riferimento all’approccio cosiddetto a “dispersione di energia” (EDXS) – Microscopia elettronica a scansione (SEM)
In my last post I posed a bunch of questions about digital pedagogy. My long attempt at an answer is going to be my project. I am planning a website that will be a pedagogical tool to help teach an undergraduate course on the American Revolution.
The idea behind the course is to get college freshmen to move beyond dates when thinking about history, and instead think about the larger picture. Or better, rethink the picture itself. For instance, this course asks, what was the world before the Revolution, before the Stamp Acts? What was the role of disease in deciding military tactics during the Revolutionary War?
While there are websites for teaching history such as teachinghistory.org that help schoolteachers with resources. They include lesson plans as well as history content. There are also websites like the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond which interprets and visualizes humanities and social sciences data with new media. The Digital Scholarship Lab houses a variety of projects. Scholars routinely publish their syllabi on their websites and sometimes even resources. However, there are few or no websites that cater to specific courses. In catering to a specific course, this project will house all the materials relevant to the course in one place whilst also offering resources. The project will also be a collaborative space for students to get together and work off-class hours.
The project will be modeled after futurelearn.com and will provide open access course units. This course will be a freshman course in U.S. history, specifically on remembering the American Revolution. There will be weekly video lectures, readings, primary sources. The website will an attempt to fully engage with the digital medium in creating a course website. In so doing, it will for instance have assignments that will actively use digital tools. The idea is to learn with the help of digital tools instead just using the website as a passive forum.
To me, one of the most exciting parts of the project will be incorporating primary sources into the website architecture in a way that promotes collaborative work amongst students.
Electryone is an English-language, peer reviewed online journal devoted to ancient historical and philological issues covering the period between the 2nd and 1st millennia BC and the Roman period A.D. Electryone welcomes articles between 4,000 and 8.000 words, shorter notes, responses, etc. up to 2,500 words, and book reviews. It also welcomes presentations of new publications, announcements for conferences and information about research programs. Electryone focuses on the Mediterranean region and on matters referring to interactions of the Mediterranean with neighboring areas, but presents an international forum of research, innovative interpretations, critical reviews, analyses of ancient text sources, comparative studies, mythological issues, archive research reports, interaction of ancient history with topography and archaeology, and applied new technologies on historical and classical studies.
Electryone covers the full range of classical studies (i.e. 2nd millennium to late Rome) but is particularly interested in classical antiquity and its relationship to other cultures.
Asymmetries in sculptured heads of ancient greek intellectuals
Evi Sarantea firstname.lastname@example.org
Volume 6, Issue 1
Some sculptured heads of ancient Greek intellectuals, preserved today in Roman copies, are portrayed with asymmetries (dissimilarities between the two sides) and are of special interest. Dissimilarities usually involve the size, the shape, or the positioning of the eyes. Some slight deformation of the left side of the face is noticeable. These asymmetries occur in a small percentage of the Roman copies, and it is thought by the author that they are deliberate and intentional. They fall within a particular manner of rendering of the figures which runs through the centuries-long Greek tradition of portraiture from the Archaic period to the Byzantine era. The sculptors of the Roman age produced copies of the original heads of distinguished ancient Greek intellectuals, differentiating their appearance slightly and designing them with calculated asymmetries. In this way they drew attention to the superiority of these figures to ordinary people, or a sense of awe felt towards these spiritual benefactors of mankind. Certain of the differences between the right and left side of the heads are possibly associated with Dualism.
“Their Head Full of Fragments”: Newfoundland Author Al Pittman’s West Moon, Monuments, Fragments, and Ruins
Stephanie McKenzie Memorial University
Volume 6, Issue 1
This paper is written in a narrative style to enhance points made about different cultural stories. It compares Newfoundland author Al Pittman’s play, West Moon, with ancient monuments in Greece in order to underscore how important it is for different cultures to understand each other’s monuments and ruins. While there are no ancient ruins in Newfoundland comparable to those in Greece, the ruins spoken of in West Moon (the mostly deserted traditional outports, or fishing villages) carry an importance similarity to ancient Greek monuments. They speak of traditions, a connection between past and present, and cultural ways, and they ultimately make one aware of the importance of a culture. The paper considers how some cultures have oral “ruins” as much as oral continuance, the latter based on the passing down of stories, and how both oral and written monuments are equally important. Inevitably, this paper turns briefly to a consideration of today’s refugee crises and posits that the recognizing of cultural continuance and remnants of monuments (carried with people through memory and narrative) might help break down the hopeless divides between “us” and “them.”
Matúš Porubjak Department of Philosophy and Applied Philosophy, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Volume 6, Issue 1
This philosophical essay aims to return to the Socratic problem, ask it anew, and make an attempt to find its possible solution. In the introduction, the author briefly discusses the genesis of the Socratic problem and the basic methodological problems we encounter when dealing with it. Further on, it defines five basic sources of information about Socrates on which the interpretation tradition is based. Then the author outlines two key features of Socrates’ personality, aligned with the vast majority of sources: (1) Socrates’ belief that he has no theoretical knowledge; (2) Socrates’ predilection towards practical questions, and the practical dimension of his activity. In conclusion, the author expresses his belief that it is just this practical dimension of philosophy that has been in the ‘blind spot’ of the modern study of Socrates which paid too much attention to the search for his doctrine. The history of philosophy, however, does not only have to be the history of doctrines, but can also be the history of reflected life practices which inspire followers in their own practices while reflecting on them. The author therefore proposes to understand the historical Socrates as the paradigmatic figure of practical philosophy.
Michael Fontaine Cornell University email@example.com
Volume 6, Issue 1
Ovid was not exiled; the evidence is massively against it. This is not a new idea, but it is a deeply unpopular, even heretical one. In this paper, I suggest reasons why scholars resist it, and I plead for a new understanding of what the “exile” poetry is.
The aim of this website is to present the current research of the American team working in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.
The website was originally built in Drupal and hosted on the Michael C. Carlos Museum server, with a separate WordPress blog site for iSamothrace. In 2015-2016, the websites were combined and rebuilt in WordPress by Anandi Salinas, Instructional Content Developer, at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS). The site is now hosted by ECDS.
Klinai présente régulièrement des articles sur les ressources disponibles pour les jeunes chercheurs s’intéressant aux civilisations Étrusque et Italiote, en particulier dans le domaine funéraire, et mets à leur disposition des outils et documents inédits (fonds de carte, photographies).
PAIXUE:Classicising Learning in Medieval Imperial Systems: Cross-cultural Approaches to Byzantine Paideiaand Tang/SongXue
n the medieval Eurasian geopolitical space, Byzantium and China stand out as two centralised imperial orders that drew on seemingly unbroken, in fact purposely constructed, traditions of classicising learning. With generous support from the European Research Council (ERC), the PAIXUE project examines in tandem, with equal focus on structural parallels and divergences, the conscious revival and subsequent dialectics of classicising learning in middle and later Byzantium (c.800–1350) and Tang/Song China (618–1279). Initially tied into aristocratic culture, it became a tool by which the imperial state sought to monopolise prestige and access to power so as to effectively channel the activities of newly emerging burgeoning ‘middling’ strata into the service of empire. As time progressed, it was also the basis upon which these new elites constructed novel forms of subjectivity that claimed authority and agency increasingly independent of the imperial state.
PAIXUE traces this evolution of classicising learning in Byzantine and Tang/Song literati culture from two angles. The ﬁrst examines the galvanising function of social performances that involved classicising learning in the imperial systems. The second places the individual literatus centre-stage and explores the transformations of self-awareness, ethos, and self-cultivation. Given PAIXUE’s concern with examining phenomena cross-culturally in the longue-durée, rather than merely juxtaposing ‘spotlight’ impressions, a comparison of these two imperial systems does not only allow for deeper insights into the historical development of both China and Byzantium: it opens the possibility of studying cultural mechanisms behind the formation of institutions, practices and values. The project explores novel forms of collaboration in the humanities, including the co-authoring of research output between Byzantinists and Sinologists. Byzantium, frequently perceived as the ‘Other’ within western culture to the present day, serves here to build meaningful bridges to (pre-modern) China.
DIR is an on-line encyclopedia on the rulers of the Roman empire from Augustus (27 BC-AD 14) to Constantine XI Palaeologus (1449-1453). The encyclopedia consists of (1) an index of all the emperors who ruled during the empire's 1500 years, (2) a growing number of biographical essays on the individual emperors, (3) family trees ("stemmata") of important imperial dynasties, (4) an index of significant battles in the empire's history, (5) a growing number of capsule descriptions and maps of these battles, and (6) maps of the empire at different times. Wherever possible, these materials are cross-referenced by live links. These contents are supplemented by an ancient and medieval atlas, a link to a virtual catalog of Roman coins, and other recommended links to related sites. The contents of DIR have been prepared by scholars but are meant to be accessible to non-specialists as well. They have been peer- reviewed for quality and accuracy before publication on this site.
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Lubica Hudáková, Peter Jánosi and Andrea Kahlbacher (eds.), Change and Innovation in Middle Kingdom Art. Proceedings of the MeKeTRE Study Day held at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (3rd May 2013), London 2016 DOWNLOAD
Miniaci G., Grajetzki W. (eds.), The World of Middle Kingdom Egypt (2000-1550 BC). Contributions on archaeology, art, religion, and written sources, Volume II, London 2016. DOWNLOAD
Miniaci G., Grajetzki W. (eds.), The World of Middle Kingdom Egypt (2000-1550 BC). Contributions on archaeology, art, religion, and written sources, Volume I, London 2015. DOWNLOAD
Locus Ludi intends to provide a benchmark by reconstructing the history of the ludic culture in the Greco-Roman world. The project will identify, categorize and reconstruct ancient games thanks to close philological, historical, archaeological, and anthropological studies.
The research will generate a new vision of the cultural fabric of ancient society, provide models for training and research in related fields, as well as up-to-date material for schools, museums, and libraries. Understanding the educational, societal and integrative role of play in the past is important to understand the present and widen the debate on high tech toys and new forms of sociability.
Collection créée par Arthur Muller et dirigée par Sandrine Huber, professeure d’archéologie grecque et d’histoire de l’art grec à l’université de Lille.
Prenant acte du développement des sciences de l’Antiquité à l’université de Lille et du déploiement des sciences de l’Archéologie jusqu’à l’époque contemporaine, les Presses universitaires du Septentrion ont créé en 2006 la collection Archaiologia, au sein du domaine Temps, Espace et Société.
La collection Archaiologia – du mot grec qui désigne chez Thucydide l’étude du passé – accueille toutes les recherches archéologiques selon des arcs chronologique et géographique étendus, depuis la Préhistoire jusqu’à l’époque contemporaine, portant d’une part sur les civilisations méditerranéennes, classiques ou non, et leurs marges, à l’image de la vaste enquête, Historia, d’Hérodote, d’autre part sur les sociétés de nos régions. Elle est ouverte à la présentation et à l’exploitation de tous les types de sources, écrites (textuelles et épigraphiques), iconographiques et matérielles, dans toutes les directions de l’histoire (politique, économique, religieuse, artistique, culturelle…) et plus largement de l’anthropologie culturelle des sociétés du passé. La collection Archaiologia fait place aussi bien aux ouvrages monographiques qu’aux actes de manifestations scientifiques, lorsque les contributions y présentent une forte unité thématique.
The Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging website is the most up-to-date version of the Nomenclature standard. Since it was first published in 1978, and throughout all the iterations since, Nomenclature has been improved and expanded by inviting input from the museum community it serves. The standard has been published in paper format as follows:
Nomenclature created by Robert G. Chenhall in 1978
Revised Nomenclature in 1988
Nomenclature 3.0 in 2010
Nomenclature 4.0 in 2015
The Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging website (launched in 2018) is a collaborative project which includes:
all of Nomenclature 4.0;
harmonized data and images from the Parks Canada Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects (This includes French equivalents to Nomenclature terms, illustrations, bibliographic data and more. Parks Canada and the American Association for State and Local History [AASLH] agreed to harmonize their two standards in order to promote standardized cataloging practices throughout both countries. Nomenclature replaces the online version of the Parks Canada Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects);
French equivalents for all of Nomenclature, including categories, classes, sub-classes (and definitions of each) and terms; and
Canadian spelling for some English terms, as alternatives to the U.S. spelling.
Nomenclature continues to be developed and maintained by the Nomenclature Task Force, with updates being performed directly within the system. Nomenclature is a living standard that will evolve to meet the needs of its users. Individual or institutional users are able to propose additions or changes, using the term submission forms found on the Nomenclature Community website. The Nomenclature Task Force also welcomes groups of subject experts within particular disciplines to work together with the Task Force to develop or improve Nomenclature.
This post is long overdue, mostly because I have been wrestling with these thoughts for a while. Without necessarily revealing what my project will be (that will be the next post), I want to talk about the use of digital tools in pedagogical projects. A challenge for me has been thinking about using digital tools beyond creating a website. How might we use digital tools to help teach more effectively? What might more effective even mean? How might digital tools inform better pedagogy? Will digital tools work more effectively in the classroom or outside it? How can digital tools help students get the most of out of a course? How might the use of digital tools change the way we teach and think about history? The American Historical Association has been hosting sessions in its annual meeting on the importance, relevance, and feasibility of digital pedagogy in the classroom since 2016. Indeed, digital pedagogy has been important to scholars for over a decade (including of course at MSU).
One thing I often think of when thinking of digital pedagogy is the ways in which the latter might influence access to and analysis of primary sources. As a discipline, history is bound by primary sources and the challenge has often been finding new sources and analyzing them. This is especially true of smaller, local archives whose material is often not that easily accessible. Yet, this is often the most exciting material since it points to hitherto unknown stories with possible regional, national, and/or international ramifications. For instance, I research the Detroit River, in specific, the history of dredging the river from 1865-1930 in an effort to offer a new environmental history. One of the most important actors that archival research has shown are the Lake Carriers Association—a lobby group of commercial ship owners who wanted the river dredged to make sure it was a viable shipping channel. Before the river tunnel was constructed in 1910, the Detroit River was an important thoroughfare for commercial shipping. All of the archival material of the Lake Carriers Association (LCA) is housed at the Bowling Green University Libraries. It is a little known and a little explored archive which is actually a treasure trove. The materials of the LCA are “local” in that they pertain to Great Lakes shipping, yet they have important national and international ramifications because they inform foreign policy of the United States government. There is a plethora of maps, newspaper articles, and correspondence which would make for very interesting primary source analysis. I often think, how might we incorporate these newer materials into teaching? The intersections/ influences of digital pedagogy on the ways in which we can teach history differently and/or better are very exciting to me.
One way might be to use more scanned primary materials to help student conduct more granular analyses. Another way might be to fundamentally rethink how we design course websites. Could they do more than just house materials? What if the course website were to be thought of as the primary mechanism of interaction? Not as an instead of the classroom but as a quasi-classroom? How might the architecture of a course website be designed to cater to be a classroom outside the classroom? How might that affect the way we think of assignments, course lectures? I don’t have answers to these questions. At least not yet but they are some of the guiding questions of my project about which you will hear more about in the next post.
It was a cold week here in North Dakotaland, but that’s why people pay the price of admission. This weekend, we’ll get a little break for the cold with temperatures soaring into the 20s F, but to remind us that this is North Dakota and the weather makes the rules, we’re going to have a blizzard.
There are, of course, worse things that could happen on a weekend and it gives us a good excuse to stay inside, read a good book, watch some NFLing, and, at least this morning, keep an eye on the second Australia-Indian ODI (in Rajkot where it is a lovely 72 degrees F).
La base de donnéesLudusa été développée en 2019 par le projet ERCLocus Ludi. The Cultural Fabric of Play and Games in Classical Antiquity 2017-2022(no 741520) dirigé par la Prof. Véronique Dasen.
Ludus est un important outil collaboratif favorisant le renouvellement de la recherche sur la culture ludique antique en tant que miroir et opérateur des sociétés passées. L’objectif est de réunir tous les plateaux de jeux antiques, de l’ancienne Egypte à la fin de lempire romain d’Occident (c. 500 apr. J.-C.) conservés sur différents supports : gravés sur le sol en pierre, en bois, en pierre, faience, terre cuite…La base de donnée génère une carte topographique qui peut être interrogée selon le type de jeu, la période, la localisation, le matériau, offrant ainsi une vision nouvelle de la distrubution et de la diffusion des jeux dans le monde antique.
Chaque notice comporte un commentaire détaillé du document, le matériel associé quand il est disponible, les différentes interprétations et des liens à des ressources téléchargeables, comme des articles en pdf.
Join us in Luxembourg for a fantastic new edition of the Historical Network Research conference! This is also a great venue for archaeologists to present their work. CFP deadline: 20 February 2020. Call for papers for HNR2020 The Historical Network Research community is very pleased to announce the call for papers for the next Historical... Continue Reading →
It appears that the Brazilian ABNT2 input source provided by Apple can have the characters to the left of the 1 key and to the left of the Z key switched from what users expect. A custom layout that fixes this problem can be gotten here.
Le BIFAO est maintenant disponible en ligne pour tous les numéros jusqu’au 100 (2000). Le site rassemble près de 1 650 articles pour un total de plus de 35 000 pages de texte et d’illustrations, permettant l’accès direct aux numéros de la revue qui sont actuellement pour une très grande part épuisés. Ce site est destiné à être mis à jour régulièrement. Les sommaires de tous les numéros (1 à 111) sont également accessibles sur ce site.
Issu d’un projet lancé par l’Ifao en 2001, cet outil de recherche est le fruit de la collaboration, au sein de l’institut, de l’imprimerie, du service des publications et du service informatique. La première phase, réalisée à l’imprimerie, a consisté à scanner les 95 premiers volumes du Bulletin de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale, puis à appliquer aux fichiers obtenus le traitement optique de reconnaissance des caractères. Les numéros récents déjà disponibles sous forme électronique ont été ajoutés. Le service des publications a effectué ensuite la relecture et la correction des tables des matières. L’ensemble des données a ensuite été transmis au service informatique qui a réalisé l’indexation du texte et sa mise en ligne.
Volumes up to and including 118 (2019) are open access:
Sometimes, I have files that are larger than github’s 100 mb. So here’s what you need to do.
brew install git-lfs brew upgrade git-lfs
Start a new git repository, and then make sure git large file storage (git lfs) is tracking the large file. For instance, I just moved a topic model visualization to a repo on github (20,000 archaeological journal articles). It has a data csv that is 135 mb. So I made a new repo on github, but didn’t initialize it on the website. Instead, after getting git-lfs installed on my machine:
Arches is an open-source, geospatially-enabled software platform for cultural heritage inventory and management, developed jointly by the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund. The system is freely available for organizations worldwide to download, install, and configure in accordance with their individual needs and without restrictions. Arches is not one single repository; however, an organization could set it up as its own central repository if desired.