Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Heritage Gazetteer of Cyprus

Heritage Gazetteer of Cyprus
Welcome to the Heritage Gazetteer for Cyprus (HGC). Cyprus has played an important role in the history of many cultures. It has been described in many languages and several different alphabets, over several millennia. This can make identification of places difficult; and it means that interesting historical information may be dispersed, and hard to access.

The overall aim of this project, therefore, is to facilitate the use of a wide range of expertise in recording the historic geography of Cyprus; the resource has been designed to record all locations/monuments attested as in use in any period up to 1882, and all names used for these locations on the island, in any language or period up to the establishment of standard reference systems. Modern administrative districts are named according to the Οδηγός Τυποποίησης Ονομάτων (Nicosia, 2007, available online). Modern toponyms are given in the form used in the Complete Gazetteer of Cyprus (Nicosia, 1987, pp 1-1301 available online: see also the list of Towns and Villages of Cyprus, pp. 1303-1669).

The essential requirement for inclusion in the HGC is, for any location not yet in the Gazetteer, a georeference, a name and a dated reference; and for any name not yet in the Gazetteer, a reference to an example of its use in an accessible document, and a date. There is provision for contributors to register, and for all contributions to be peer-reviewed before publication.

Inventory of Byzantine Churches on Cyprus

Inventory of Byzantine Churches on Cyprus
This collection of data was originally intended to serve as a tool and support for the author’s doctoral dissertation, dealing with the architecture of these buildings and its possible interpretations in the context of the island’s economy, demography and culture [Papacostas (1999a)]; but it is being made available online as an inventory to facilitate further research on the monuments. New discoveries constantly add to the corpus of relevant monuments, as does further study of the architecture and fresco decoration of structures hitherto ascribed to or appearing at first sight to date from later centuries. While this collection, therefore, is neither comprehensive, nor complete, largely representing the state of scholarship at the turn of the millennium, we hope that it can be of use to colleagues. In particular, we would encourage the use of the urls provided here to accompany relevant materials, particularly images, that they may be publishing online. 

We are extremely grateful to the A.G. Leventis Foundation, whose generous support has made this publication possible.

How to cite
The full bibliographical description of this publication: Tassos Papacostas, Inventory of Byzantine Churches on Cyprus, London 2015, ISBN 978-1-897747-31-5, available at http://ibcc.dighum.kcl.ac.uk/ This should be abbreviated to iBCC - so Church 15 can be described as iBCC 15, available at http://ibcc.dighum.kcl.ac.uk/entries/b0015.html

Open Access Journal: Bulletin for Biblical Research (BBR)

[First posted in AWOL 1 November 2009. Updated 30 June 2015]

 For over 30 years, the Institute for Biblical Research has offered to evangelical biblical scholars and Ph.D. students a venue for creative, reflective and serious biblical scholarship. One might not have suspected such an auspicious outcome back in 1970, when a few biblical scholars gathered for lunch during the SBL meeting in New York. The meeting was called by E. Earle Ellis, the founding visionary behind IBR. He dreamed of a North American based residential reference library (non-lending) similar to that of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research, Tyndale House Library, Cambridge, England. For the following three years, a small group calling themselves the Tyndale Committee discussed the viability of creating a residential library. In the end, they were persuaded that the library vision required a societal matrix to realize its goal, and thus in 1973 was birthed the Institute for Biblical Research...

...Publications were a primary concern for IBR. In 1989 it launched the Bulletin for Biblical Research (BBR) under the editorship of Bruce Chilton, published by Eisenbrauns. The first journal was published in 1991. In 1994, Craig Evans continued as editor and advanced BBR to a bi-annual journal. In 2005, Richard S. Hess took over editorial responsibilities, significantly enlarging the journal. The BBR Supplement Series began in 2007 with the appearance of its first monograph.
BBR 21:1
BBR 21:2
BBR 21:3

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ROMURBITAL - an archaeological database of higher-order settlements on the Italian peninsula (350 BCE to 300 CE)

ROMURBITAL - an archaeological database of higher-order settlements on the Italian peninsula (350 BCE to 300 CE)

Jamie Sewell, 2015

These data-files are the product of a two-year research project (ROMURBITAL) to create an analytical database and GIS of 583 (proto-)urban centres on the Italian peninsula that existed between 350 BCE and 300 CE. The project was undertaken by Dr. Jamie Sewell as a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (Project No. 300969) at the Archaeology Department of Durham University between 2012 and 2014 (Scientist in Charge: Dr. Robert Witcher).
For a full description of the research aims, selection criteria and methodological development of the project, see the Internet Archaeology article: Sewell, J.P and Witcher, R. (2015). Urbanism in Ancient Peninsular Italy: developing a methodology for a database analysis of higher order settlements (350 BCE to 300 CE), Internet Archaeology 40.  

Monday, June 29, 2015

Open Access Journal: World Heritage

World Heritage 
World Heritage is the official UNESCO publication from the World Heritage Centre. Featuring in-depth articles on cultural and natural World Heritage sites. The quarterly review is produced in English, French and Spanish.
n°77 - June 2015 Special Issue on Iraq
Cultural World Heritage sites are representative of the creativity and genius of humanity. While World Heritage belongs to everyone, and we share the responsibility to protect it, each site embodies the history, values, beliefs and skills of the people ...

National Latin Survey

National Latin Survey
Conducted by the Applied Linguistics & TESOL Program at Teachers College, Columbia University

The purpose of this study is to survey middle and high school students and teachers all across the United States and find out the many different reasons why people study and teach Latin.

Feel free to download the copies of the survey above and edit them to use with your own students and colleagues.

The survey was open from May 2013 - February 2014. It was primarily conducted online, using Qualtrics.

New Open Access Journal: International Journal for Digital Art History

International Journal for Digital Art History
ISSN: 2363-5401
The peer reviewed journal seeks to gather current developments in the field of Digital Art History world-wide and to foster discourse on the subject both from Art History and Information Science.
The Digital Age has revolutionized economy, society and our private lives. For decades now, digitalization has also touched most branches of the humanities. With the rising importance of the so called Digital Humanities, Art History is at the brink of new ways of accessing its material and gaining unprecedented insights. 

Many approaches are currently evolving in the international sphere of Art History and many questions still remain unanswered: What requirements does Art History have towards Information Technology? What projects do exist that can serve as best practice? Which direction does Art History go from here? How can we build an international community to reach our shared goals in research? 

Thus, the "International Journal of Digital Art History" (DAH) gives authors in this field the opportunity to reach a wider audience, spark a discussion on the future of our discipline and generate an international and interdisciplinary network of scholars and practitioners. 

The journal is edited in order to gather articles around a common theme in each issue. In addition it is peer reviewd by at least two reviewers in a double-blind process. It is published online and in print. Contributions are welcome. For information on the current Call for Manuscripts and further details for authors, please see the respective pages on this website.

Coptica: Textes Coptes et Documents en Libre Access

[First posted in AWOL 29 March 2010. Updated 29 June 2015]

Le site personnel COPTICA est destiné à tous les étudiants et amateurs de langue et littérature copte. Les uns y trouveront les textes et indices nécessaires à la poursuite de leur cursus universitaire (baccalauréat et maîtrise), mais aussi des liens essentiels. Les autres y trouveront informations et outils de travail.

    Les liens suivis d'un ® sont accessibles en réseau sécurisé seulement.
    1.  Dictionnaires et encyclopédies (55)
  • DEUX LETTRES  >  LEXICONS for Biblical Studies (hébreu, araméen, grec, latin, syriaque, copte, acadien, arabe)   (Tyndale)

    2.  Portails bibliographiques (10)
    3.  Texte biblique (28) 
    4.  Textes grecs et latins (14)  
    5.  Références diverses (23)

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                                           Era si pieno il cor di meraviglie...

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  •     Revues et collections