Saturday, May 26, 2018

Open Access Journal: Archaeological Computing Newsletter

Archaeological Computing Newsletter
Archaeological Computing Newsletter 
Starting with issue 61, and until issue 69, the Archaeological Computing Newsletter was published on a bi-annual basis as a supplement to the international journal Archeologia e Calcolatori. Given the success enjoyed by the newsletter in the twenty years since publication began, the editorial format was left unchanged, although the collection and editing of articles was organised by the Italian staff. 
With the creation of a new series of Supplements to the journal Archeologia e Calcolatori in 2007, the publication of Archaeological Computing Newsletter was interrupted.


Friday, May 25, 2018

Guide de l’épigraphiste: Supplements

Guide de l’épigraphiste: Bibliographie choisie des épigraphies antiques et médiévales: Supplements
François Bérard, Denis Feissel, Nicolas Laubry, Pierre Petitmengin, Denis Rousset, Michel Sève et collaborateurs.
Quatrième édition entièrement refondue.
Guides et inventaires bibliographiques de la Bibliothèque de l’École normale supérieure, 7.
Epigraphy is a subject which can strike fear into the heart of the boldest scholar. Even the historians, linguists and archaeologists who are well aware how much it has to offer them are daunted at the prospect of tackling the material. Inscriptions in the ancient world performed a wide variety of functions, and had an importance which it is hard for us to appreciate ; thousands of inscribed texts, in Greek and Latin, survive, and each year the number increases substantially.
How can one trace inscriptions discovered in Italy since the publication of Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum ? Find the most reliable edition of the Rosetta Stone or Diocletian’s Price Edict ? Discover the prosopographical information that could form the basis of a study of social relations ?
To deal with such problems, a group of French scholars produced in 1986 the first edition of this Guide, revealing to the uninitiated the keys to the study of the epigraphies of the ancient world, from the Greeks and Romans to the peoples who lived next door. The Guide, published in 1989 in a second edition and in 2000 in its third edition, contains a carefully selected bibliographical apparatus, with brief comments on individual works, a methodological introduction and a rich series of indices.
This fourth edition is a completely new work, containing some 2975 items. The fourth part of these items shows new bibliographic titles which have been published between 2000 and 2010.
Sont ici mis en ligne :
— à titre historique, les avant-propos de la première et de la troisième édition,
— la concordance entre les numéros de la troisième édition et ceux de la quatrième édition,
— la liste des abréviations usuelles répertoriées dans le Guide,
— la liste des sites internet indiqués dans le Guide, avec les liens correspondants, qui seront régulièrement vérifiés et mis à jour,
— la liste des cotes des livres à la Bibliothèque de l’École normale supérieure.
Les auteurs prévoient de préparer un supplément annuel, qui sera ici mis en ligne chaque été.
Télécharger les suppléments disponibles :
Juin 2011.
Juin 2012.
Juin 2013.
Juin 2014.
Juin 2015.
Juin 2016.
Juin 2017.

Digital Syriac Corpus

Digital Syriac Corpus
Digital Syriac Corpus is a curated digital repository of TEI encoded texts written in classical Syriac. The interface provides effective browse and search functionality. Use the above search box to perform basic string searches, or browse the corpus by title or by author. The Search Tools button accesses more advanced searches. Individual texts may be downloaded to facilitate publishing projects, such as the production of critical editions, and research, such as more advanced corpus linguistic analysis. We invite users to submit corrections and to contribute digital texts.

+   Abraham of Nathpar (1 works)
+   Anonymous (80 works)
+   Aphrahat (24 works)
+   Bardaisan (1 works)
+   Dionysius bar Salibi (31 works)
+   Gregorius bar Hebraeus (1 works)
+   Jacob of Serugh (39 works)
+   James the Apostle (1 works)
+   John the Apostle (4 works)
+   John the Evangelist (1 works)
+   John the Solitary (1 works)
+   Jude the Apostle (1 works)
+   Luke the Evangelist (2 works)
+   Mark the Evangelist (1 works)
+   Matthew the Evangelist (1 works)
+   Narsai (81 works)
+   Paul the Apostle (13 works)
+   Peter the Apostle (2 works)
+   Philoxenos of Mabbug (13 works)
+   (Ps.-)Clement of Rome (9 works)
+   Thomas (1 works)

Open Access Monograph Series: Archeologia e Calcolatori Supplemento

Archeologia e Calcolatori Supplemento
ISSN: 1120-6861

Atti del IV Convegno di Studi SITAR (Roma, 14 ottobre 2015) M. Serlorenzi, I. Jovine (eds.), Pensare in rete, pensare la rete per la ricerca, la tutela e la valorizzazione del patrimonio archeologico. Atti del IV Convegno di Studi SITAR (Roma, 14 ottobre 2015).
("Archeologia e Calcolatori", Supplemento 9, 2017).

ARCHEOFOSS 2016 P. Basso, A. Caravale, P. Grossi (eds.), ARCHEOFOSS. Free, Libre and Open Source Software e Open Format nei processi di ricerca archeologica. Atti del IX Workshop (Verona, 19-20 giugno 2014).
("Archeologia e Calcolatori", Supplemento 8, 2016).
The Proceedings of the 9th Workshop "ARCHEOFOSS Free, Libre and Open Source Software e Open Format nei processi di ricerca archeologica" are published in the 8th Supplement to «Archeologia e Calcolatori». The Workshop was held at the Polo Universitario Zanotto of the University of Verona in June 2014. The Department of Cultures and Civilizations and the Department of Computer Science, in cooperation with the ArcheoFOSS Scientific Committee, promoted the organisation of the Workshop. More than thirty selected articles, subdivided in three sections (Standards and cataloguing rules, GIS applications and case-studies, Data sharing and dissemination) reflect the various issues that have characterised this edition.

In the course of two intense days of presentations and tutorials, special emphasis was laid on the use free and open source software in archaeology and on issues related to open data, data sharing, accessibility and preservation strategies, which are currently at the centre of national and international debates. The Workshop ended with a moment of reflection, resulting in the general opinion that times are rapidly changing and archaeologists are witnessing a revolution that will certainly have a profound and significant long-term impact in the years to come.

Il SITAR 2015 M. Serlorenzi, G. Leoni (eds.), Il SITAR nella Rete della ricerca italiana. Verso la conoscenza archeologica condivisa. Atti del III Convegno (Roma, 23-24 maggio 2013).
("Archeologia e Calcolatori", Supplemento 7, 2015).
The Proceedings of the 3rd SITAR Symposium ("Il SITAR nella Rete della ricerca italiana. Verso la conoscenza archeologica condivisa") are published in the 7th Supplement to the journal "Archeologia e Calcolatori". The Symposium was held at the Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme in Rome in May 2013. Two years after the previous edition, the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologica di Roma (SSBAR) was able to show the progress of the SITAR Project (Archaeological Information System of Rome) and the information services developed as part of its architecture.

More than 30 papers, subdivided in seven main sections (1. Digital Cultural Heritage; 2. Dissemination of the SITAR model; 3. ICT and the GARR-X Network; 4. Open Data; 5. Research and smart innovation; 6. SBARR databases and SITAR; 7. SITAR in detail: case studies) indicate that the way forward for the development of new approaches in Cultural Heritage protection, management and promotion consists precisely in sharing archaeological knowledge and encouraging international relationships with various stakeholders: public bodies, researchers and professionals. Particular emphasis is also placed on the need to put full accessibility of public information at the service of protection, promotion and enjoyment of cultural heritage, in close cooperation with academic and research institutions.

Archeosema 2014 M. Ramazzotti (ed.), ARCHEOSEMA. Artificial Adaptive Systems for the Analysis of Complex Phenomena. Collected Papers in Honour of David Leonard Clarke.
("Archeologia e Calcolatori", Supplemento 6, 2014).
ARCHEOSEMA is a meta-disciplinary project of theoretical, analytical and experimental archaeology. The project title sums up its two main theoretical foundations: the openness of modern archaeology (ARCHEO) to the analysis of physical, historical, linguistic signs (SEMA) underlying natural and cultural systems reconstructed and simulated through Artificial Sciences. The project is connected to the construction of models conceived as both epistemological and methodological tools and founded on the dialogue between theoretical and experimental Archaeology with Physics, Geography, Linguistics and Statistics. A computer-programmed architecture integrates relational capabilities of Database Management Systems, Geographic Information Systems and Artificial Adaptive Systems. Analysis, applications and experiments are currently being conducted by a team of young archaeologists, geographers and linguists at the LAA < AAS: Laboratory of Analytical Archaeology and Artificial Adaptive Systems (La Sapienza University of Rome).

This Supplement to "Archeologia e Calcolatori" is a special issue dedicated to the memory of the English archaeologist David Leonard Clarke (1937-1976), and is a further attempt to collect some applicative studies of complex natural and cultural phenomena following the Artificial Intelligence computational models, through the lens of Analytical Archaeology and on the basis of the progress made by Cognitive Science, Neuroscience and Cybernetics.

JIAP 2012 L. Costa, F. Djindjian, F. Giligny (eds.), Actes des 3èmes Journées d'Informatique et Archéologie de Paris - JIAP 2012 (Paris, 1-2 juin 2012)
("Archeologia e Calcolatori", Supplemento 5, 2014).
The 3èmes Journées d'Informatique et Archéologie de Paris (JIAP 2012) were held on 1-2 June 2012 at the Institut d'Art et d'Archéologie (Centre Michelet) in Paris, in the Grand Amphithéâtre. As in previous editions, many papers were presented on the most current research projects and the shortlisted special theme was the use of 3D models for the acquisition, processing and dissemination of archaeological data. With over 100 participants, the JIAP emerge as a highly anticipated event, appreciated by the French and the international community, among both archaeologists and computer scientists.

21 selected articles reflect the various debates that have animated this edition. Some meaningful keywords can be extracted: cultural itineraries, socio-cultural processes, 3D modelling, GIS, geo-collaborative platforms, ontologies, etc. All these features and the underlying technology today characterise the daily activities of most archaeologists.

Archeofoss 2013 M. Serlorenzi (ed.), ARCHEOFOSS Free, Libre and Open Source Software e Open Format nei processi di ricerca archeologica. Atti del VII Workshop (Roma, 11-13 giugno 2012)
("Archeologia e Calcolatori", Supplemento 4, 2013).
The Proceedings of the 7th Workshop ARCHEOFOSS Free, Libre and Open Source Software e Open Format nei processi di ricerca archeologica are hosted in the 4th Supplement to Archeologia e Calcolatori. The Workshop was held at the Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme in Rome in June 2012. A prestigious venue, chosen by the Special Superintendency for Archaeology in Rome and by ArcheoFOSS Scientific and Promoting Committees, to mark the renewed attention paid by the territorial Institutes of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage to the current theme of Free and Open Source Software and its technological implementation.

The primary outcome of the 7th Workshop was to facilitate a multi-faceted approach and a more advanced sharing of FOSS-based applications, and to promote new collaborative action plans for the development of knowledge management and representation systems in public archaeology. The key subjects under investigation were: Open Source, Open Data, Open Archaeology, Open Science, knowledge sharing, Archaeological Heritage legislation, standards and rules, training and education, GIS and RDBMS, and Virtual Reality. Representatives from many Institutes of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, government agencies, the National Research Council, Universities, Foundations, together with scholars, experts and professionals presented their projects, experiences and reflections, with a special focus on the relationships between archaeology, knowledge society, ICT and computer science.

JIAP 2010 F. Giligny, L. Costa, F. Djindjian, P. Ciezar, B. Desachy (eds.), Actes des 2èmes Journées d’Informatique et Archéologie de Paris - JIAP 2010 (Paris, 11-12 juin 2010),
("Archeologia e Calcolatori", Supplemento 3, 2012).
The Proceedings of the 2nd issue of the JIAP (Journées Informatique et Archéologie de Paris) are published in the third Supplement of «Archeologia e Calcolatori». The Conference was held in June 2010 at the Institut d’Art et d’Archéologie (Centre Michelet) in Paris, and more than one hundred people attended the meeting, which was planned to promote the research works of French archaeologists in the field of archaeological computing.

Three main subjects were dealt with: Standards and rules in archaeology, GIS, and Virtual Reality. French researchers from Inrap, Ministry of Culture, CNRS and several Universities, together with foreign scholars, presented their archaeological projects, where computer science has played a central role.

Archeofoss P. Cignoni, A. Palombini, S. Pescarin (eds.), ARCHEOFOSS Open Source, Free Software e Open Format nei processi di ricerca archeologica. Atti del IV Workshop (Roma, 27-28 aprile 2009),
("Archeologia e Calcolatori", Supplemento 2, 2009).
The second Supplement to Archeologia e Calcolatori is dedicated to the publication of the Proceedings of the 4th Workshop ARCHEOFOSS Open Source, Free Software e Open Format nei processi di ricerca archeologica, which was organised in April 2009 in Rome, at the Italian National Research Council, under the auspices of the Cultural Heritage Department.

This is an annual meeting, unique both in the national and in the international panorama, which deals with a specific theme of current interest in the field of archaeological computing: promote the use of open source software and open standards in order to facilitate data sharing in archaeology. The volume is subdivided in four main thematic sections: Open Process, Open Data, Open Software and Open Learning, which constitute the basic concepts of the Open Archaeology movement.

Virtual Museum and Archaeology P. Moscati (ed.), Virtual Museums and Archaeology
("Archeologia e Calcolatori", Supplemento 1, 2007).
This is the first time, in the twenty-year history of Archeologia e Calcolatori, that a thematic issue is published as a Supplement to the journal. However, the idea for this issue is not a new one, but it recalls other initiatives in which Archeologia e Calcolatori has operated in close collaboration with the Italian National Research Council to promote the sector of computing and archaeology and its innovative applications.

The "virtual experience", with all its implications of knowledge enhancement and sharing, has involved numerous CNR researchers, through an interdisciplinary approach, which has characterised and given consistency to the applications also from a theoretical and methodological point of view. In addition to the projects which are specifically dedicated to archaeology (virtual museums and 3D visualisation of ancient landscapes, towns, grave goods and objects), the contributions describe sophisticated computer tools designed and implemented in CNR laboratories and show how ICT can support the realisation of virtual museums, solving problems related to usability, accessibility and enjoyment aspects.

This special issue is dedicated to the memory of Mauro Cristofani, ten years after his untimely passing.

Open Access Journal: Archeologia e Calcolatori

[First posted in AWOL 8 June 2009. Updated 25 May 2018]

Archeologia e Calcolatori
Istituto per l'archeologia etrusco-italica.; Università di Siena. Dipartimento di archeologia e storia delle arti.
ISSN 1120-6861
Archeologia e Calcolatori
Home Page

Archeologia e Calcolatori is a peer reviewed open access journal

Since 1990 Archeologia e Calcolatori (ISSN 1120-6861, e-ISSN 2385-1953) has been an international observatory of theoretical and methodological aspects of computing and information technology applied to archaeology.

Some specific aspects characterise the journal in the international panorama: the multilingualism, the dialectical relationship between theory and experimentation, the continuous bibliographical updating, and the evaluation of techniques and methods through tangible archaeological results. Periodical publication of special thematic issues and conference proceedings allows readers to appreciate the ongoing evolution of the archaeologist’s approach to generate and spread digital information as applied when reconstructing the past. Since 2007 a new series of Supplements to the journal (ISSN 2385-202X, e-ISSN 2385-2038) has also been published.

Since 2005 Archeologia e Calcolatori has joined the Open Archives Initiative, adopting the OAI-PMH protocol. It is registered in the list of OAI Data Providers and OAIster contributors and in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Archeologia e Calcolatori is indexed in Scopus as well as in the Clarivate Analytics’ Emerging Sources Citation Index and is included in ERIH PLUS. Articles are also stored in the CNR SOLAR (Scientific Open-access Literature Archive and Repository) database of scientific publications. The metadata of each contribution published in Archeologia e Calcolatori – ca 900 resources – are available in CulturaItalia.

Archeologia e Calcolatori is an ANVUR (Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the Universities and Research Institutes) A-rated Journal in the scientific Areas 8 and 10.
Index by Year

Special Issues

Abydos Temple Paper Archive Project

  [First posted in AWOL 16 May 2017, updated 25 May 2018]

Abydos Temple Paper Archive Project
The Abydos Temple Paper Archive Project (ATPA) is an international mission under the auspices of University of California Berkeley and in collaboration with the Ministry of Antiquities, Egypt, with members from several countries, including many Egyptian team members. Thanks to a generous grant from the Antiquities Endowment Fund administered through the American Research Center in Egypt, we are currently working on a recently discovered historical archive containing documents from the Egyptian Antiquities’ Service related to the heritage management of the site of Abydos and surrounding areas, from the second half of the 19th century until the 1950’s. Our focus is to preserve and categorize this historical archive detailing the modern history of the area and its archaeological sites from the Egyptian point of view. Considering the many recent projects that have investigated foreign involvement in early Egyptian archaeology, we believe that the Abydos Temple Paper Archive serves as an important counterpoint that can elucidate the contributions of the many Egyptian archaeologists that took part in early explorations.
We just started our field season, and will be working on the archive until the end of June here in Abydos. In this blog, you will find posts from different team members every week, giving you updates on our ongoing findings. We hope you will take this journey with us, and that you will find the archive as exciting as we do!
The Abydos Team
مشروع الارشيف الورقي لمعبد سيتي الاول بابيدوس (ATPA) بعثة مصرية امريكية مشتركة من وزارة الاثار المصرية وجامعة كاليفورنيا بيريكلي مموله من The Antiquities Endowment Fund وتحت اشراف مركز البحوث الامريكي (ARCE). حاليا نعمل علي أرشفة الوثائق التاريخية من هيئة الاثار المصريه التي تخبرنا عن كيفية ادارة موقع ابيدوس والمواقع الاثريه ذات الصله من منتصف القرن التاسع عشر وحتى نهاية القرن العشرين. يهدف المشروع الى حفظ وتصنيف هذه الوثائق التاريخيه والتي تمثل تاريخ العمل الاثري والمواقع الاثريه من وجهة نظر الاثريين المصريين وهو مايختلف تماما عن المشاريع الاخرى السابقه التي تناولت هذه الموضوعات بوجهة نظرالاثريين الاروبيين.
بدأ الموسم الأول للعمل بابيدوس وستنهي البعثه أعمالها نهاية شهر يونيه القادم. في هذه المدونه سيقوم أعضاء البعثه بكتابة موضوعات مختلفه عن أعمالهم أسبوعيا لمشاركتكم بكل ماهو جديد.
فاستمتعوا معنا.
اعضاء فريق العمل

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Open Access Journal: Acta Universitatis Carolinae: Philologica: Graecolatina Pragensia

Acta Universitatis Carolinae: Philologica: Graecolatina Pragensia
ISSN: 0567-8269
E-ISSN: 2464-6830
Tematicky pestrá čísla této podřady, vycházející od roku 1960, připravují editoři z Ústavu řeckých a latinských studií FF UK. Studie pracovníků ústavu a jejich hostů jsou psány německy, latinsky, italsky či anglicky a zabývají se jak problematikou kulturněhistorickou či jazykovědnou, ale najdeme zde i příspěvky věnované numismatice. Jsou vždy doplněny krátkými resumé.
Issues of this sub-series, varied in topics, have been published since 1960. They are edited by experts from the Institute for Greek and Latin Studies, CU Faculty of Philosophy and Arts. Contributions by the Institute's teachers and their guests are published in German, Latin, Italian and English and cover both the cultural history and linguistic topics, although we can also find works on numismatics. All texts are supplemented with brief summaries.