Saturday, December 10, 2016

Open Access Journal: Damqãtum: The CEHAO News letter/ El Boletín de Noticias del CEHAO

[First posted in AWOL 9 September 2009. Updated 10 December 2016]

Damqatum: THE CEHAO NEWSLETTER/ EL BOLETÍN DE NOTICIAS DEL CEHAO
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Damqatum es el boletín de noticias del CEHAO editado tanto en castellano como en inglés, con el que se busca acercar la comunidad científica al público en general, para lo cual se realizan entrevistas a destacados académicos y se promueven o informa sobre diversas actividades tanto de extensión como de grado y posgrado, como exposiciones, congresos, jornadas y seminarios.

Se aceptan todo tipo de contribuciones y/o información sobre eventos destacados sobre la historia de antiguo Cercano Oriente.
Damqatum is the CEHAO newsletter, edited in Spanish and English. The newsletter endeavors to present scholarly topics to the general public, publishing interviews to prestigious scholars and promoting or informing academic and extra-curricular activities, such as expositions, congresses, workshops and seminars
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Damqatum accepts all kinds of contributions and/or information on important events of the history of the ancient Near East.
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Open Access Journal: Hey!Zeus! The Yale Undergraduate Journal of Classics

[First posted in AWOL 7 October 2013, updates (with links to the Internet Archive) 10 December 2016]

Hey!Zeus! The Yale Undergraduate Journal of Classics
Founded in 2000 by two classical civilization majors, Charlie Edel and Samuel Butt, Hey! Zeus! is the Yale Undergraduate Journal of the Classics. Twice every academic year we publish undergraduate writings on all areas of western antiquity, from history and archaeology to literature and philosophy.
Titlepage, Masthead, and Table of Contents

Homer and Oral PoetrySarah Price CC '07
Penelope as Meditation Lucas Kwong ES '07
Minoan Art: A Celebration of Movement Brittany McClinton TC '05
The Progression of Humanity Through the Image of LeavesJulie Swerdlow DC '07
The Relationship of Philosophy and Art in Plato's RepublicTejas Srinivas PC '07
Prometheus in Words: Lucian's Refutation of the Greek Religious Tradition Lucas Wood PC '06
Reviews: Manfred Bietak Brittany McClinton TC '05
Ludi et Nugae Caroline Craig TD '07
Past Issues Online 
Spring 2003
Winter 2002

Carta Archeologica di Roma

Carta Archeologica di Roma

On-line la Carta Archeologica di Roma

E' consultabile sulla piattaforma web il lavoro preparatorio della Carta Archeologica di Roma, conservato nel patrimonio documentario dell'Archivio Storico a Palazzo Altemps, edito sotto forma di ebook a cura di Luigia Attilia.
Per la realizzazione dell'edizione on line, è stata effettuata la digitalizzazione delle sei tavole originali in scala 1:2000, rimaste fino ad ora inedite, in formato pdf e di oltre 3000 schede descrittive dei ritrovamenti. Ai fini della consultazione sono stati creati degli hyperlink dai numeri e simboli indicati nelle tavole verso le relative schede. Le innumerevoli schede non numerate e quindi non direttamente collegate alle tavole, compilate nel tempo ad integrazione del progetto, sono consultabili aprendo i file che le raggruppano per settore topografico (tavola, Suburbio, via, località).
Il progetto iniziale del 1947 prevedeva l'edizione di una Carta, alla scala di 1:2.500 divisa in nove tavole, numerate da I a IX. Le prime tre tavole furono edite tra il 1962 e il 1977, a cura dell'Istituto Geografico Militare. Nel 2005 fu elaborata una riedizione della tavola prima, nell'ambito della collana Lexicon Topographicum Urbis Romae, Supplementum I, 1, a cura di M. A. Tomei e P. Liverani, (edizione Quasar).
Il materiale propedeutico alla compilazione della Carta Archeologica di Roma è costituito dalle notizie dei ritrovamenti, complete di riferimenti a fonti bibliografiche e archivistiche aggiornati solo intorno all'anno 1960. Pur costituendo quindi tale materiale il punto di partenza fondamentale per le ricerche sulla topografia di Roma antica, occorre sempre operare un'integrazione dei dati.
Consultando preliminarmente il quadro d'unione, è possibile individuare la tavola sulla quale compiere la ricerca e successivamente visionare l'elenco dei file corrispondenti alle tavole. Effettuando un click sul numero di riferimento (IV-IX) comparirà la tavola selezionata, suddivisa al suo interno in nove settori da lettere alfabetiche, da A ad I, indicate in trasparenza, secondo lo schema del progetto originario.
Passando quindi con il cursore sui punti luminosi sulla mappa, l'utente avrà la possibilità di cliccare sul numero del ritrovamento e consultare le schede correlate. Tra parentesi, accanto al file pdf di ogni scheda, è stato riportato anche il riferimento ad un precedente schema di suddivisione dei settori. I numeri che non si illuminano sono relativi a schede mancanti. Il lavoro ha comportato, in fase preliminare, un controllo capillare e un riordino generale delle schede, al fine di garantire la più corretta esecuzione della riproduzione digitale senza compromettere l'ordinamento originario del complesso documentario. Al termine del progetto è stato inoltre effettuato un ulteriore riscontro della giusta corrispondenza tra simbolo e scheda. Altre informazioni utili alla storia del progetto, nonché le abbreviazioni bibliografiche e archivistiche riportate nelle schede e la simbologia della Carta, sono reperibili nell'Introduzione dell'ebook.
Crediti
Predisposizione per la digitalizzazione delle schede provvisorie della Carta Archeologica di Roma: Paola Curatola (Archivio Storico a Palazzo Altemps); Alda Lorello Sgarro (tirocinio Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Archeologici - Università "Sapienza" - Roma).
Realizzazione tecnica del progetto: Pasquale Porreca (CED Soprintendenza); Andrea Varavallo (CED Soprintendenza); Roberto Sartini (MiBACT); Andrea De Calisti, Claudio Friuli (GAP S.r.l.).

Schede non numerate per località

Qui di seguito sono consultabili le schede non numerate suddiviste per località.

Open Access Journal: Vexillum: The Undergraduate Journal of Classical and Medieval Studies

Vexillum: The Undergraduate Journal of Classical and Medieval Studies
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Vexillum is an undergraduate journal that supports and promotes undergraduate scholarship in the fields of Classical and Medieval Studies, and accepts scholarly papers by undergraduate students written on a wide range of topics: history, literature, philosophy, archaeology, art history, sociology, philology, and linguistics. Sponsored by the Medieval Studies Program at Yale UniversityVexillum provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to submit outstanding papers for peer review from other undergraduates. Papers address aspects of the cultures and civilizations of Europe, the Mediterranean, the Near East, and Central Asia between 3,600 B.C.E. and 1500 C.E.
As Vexillum has an open submission policy, the journal accepts submissions throughout the year. We publish an annual volume featuring the 8-12 most deserving of these submissions every fall. Undergraduates looking to submit their papers should read our Submission Guidelines prior to submission. We encourage them to submit unpublished articles with original ideas and interdisciplinary research that will foster scholarly discourse and distinguish themselves from their peers.
Since 2010 it has been our aim to provide a venue for scholars early in their careers to showcase their work and contribute their fresh voices and perspectives to the academic world at large. If you would like to be involved in the journal’s work and receive e-mail updates regarding calls for papers and upcoming publications, please send us an e-mail at vexillumcontact@gmail.com.

Current Issue

Issue 5 (2016)

  Full Issue (.pdf)
2015-2016 Editorial Staff
Foreword
Table of Contents

The Monastic Symbolism of Prostitution in Late-Thirteenth-Century France Sean Loritz, Sarah Lawrence College
The motif of the reformed harlot is prevalent in medieval saints’ lives, but its implications are problematic. This paper begins to examine these implications by contrasting the lives of Mary of Egypt and Mary Magdalene, which circulated in France during the late thirteenth century, with the lives of contemporaneous women in poverty to find that they do not in fact resemble one another. Rather, this paper argues for a reinterpretation of the prostitute as an example for—but more importantly as a symbol of—the monks who comprised its audience. It then examines the impact of this symbol’s usage on gender and sexuality within the context of faith, including a monastic ideal of androgyny and erotic overtones in the desire for Christ, particularly in the form of communion. Finally, it contrasts the application of the symbol of the prostitute to monks and nuns, finding that the latter suffer from their affiliation in cases such as those of the Beguine sect, further emphasizing the gap between the saints and actual women, prostitutes or not, as well as their resemblance to male clerics.
Public and Private Layers of Clothing and Tongue: Marie de France’s Medieval Werewolf as Palimpsest Kerri-Leigh Buckingham, St. Thomas University, New Brunswick
Marie de France’s twelfth-century lai Bisclavret reveals the significance of the use of transparent technologies to construct a paradigm of the public versus private werewolf, human versus beast, Self versus Other, and illustrates the importance of these technologies to social perceptions and to one’s assertion of one’s own humanity, revealing that the human and the werewolf are not as different as the human attempts to profess. Both the human and werewolf are palimpsests: beings constructed from perceptions based on the addition and removal of layers of speech and clothing.
Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History: Eleanor of Aquitaine’s Political Career and Its Significance to Noblewomen Rita Sausmikat, Lycoming College
Eleanor of Aquitaine played an indirect role in the formation of medieval and early modern Europe through her resources, wit, and royal connections. The wealth and land the duchess acquired through her inheritance and marriages gave her the authority to financially support religious institutions and the credibility to administrate. Because of her inheritance, Eleanor was a desirable match for Louis VII and Henry II, giving her the title and benefits of queenship. Between both marriages, Eleanor produced ten children, nine of whom became kings and queens or married into royalty and power. The majority of her descendants married royalty or aristocrats across the entire continent, acknowledging Eleanor as the “Grandmother of Europe.” Her female descendants constituted an essential part of court, despite the limitations of women’s authority. Eleanor’s lifelong political career acted as a guiding compass for other queens to follow.  She influenced her descendants and successors to follow her famous example in the practices of intercession, property rights, and queenly role. Despite suppression of public authority, women were still able to shape the landscape of Europe, making Eleanor of Aquitaine a trailblazer who transformed politics for future aristocratic women.
Defining Excellence: A Grid of Jerome’s “Good” and “Bad” Virgin, Spouse, and Widow
Maria S. E. Johnson, University of South Florida

By late antiquity, the status of women fell into three divisions: marriage, widowhood, or celibacy. In the eyes of intellectual early Christians, these states were not of equal merit. Specifically, Jerome viewed virginity as the most holy state, then widowhood, followed by marriage. However, his deprecation of marriage can appear so potent and his asceticism so extreme that modern scholars struggle to provide a balanced analysis of Jerome’s works. The focus of scholars on these two aspects of Jerome’s works restricts them from the wider spectrum of judgments Jerome has about the above three states. Analyzing his premier works on virginity — Letter 22, Against Jovinian, and Against Helvidius — I will show that Jerome offers readers not only a three-tier hierarchy, but also an elaborate “grid,” identifying the “good” and “bad” virgin, spouse, and widow. Additionally, I will demonstrate the necessity for this detailed grid by arguing that its components were evident in Jerome’s construction of Paula’s chaste sanctity in his hagiography of her. The nuance and detail Jerome infuses into all of his works should be equally appreciated in his judgments on not only virginity, but also widowhood and marriage.
Liturgical Functions of Late Byzantine Art: An Analysis of the Thessaloniki Epitaphios Judith Shanika Pelpola, Stanford University
The Thessaloniki Epitaphios, a late Byzantine embroidered textile, is an important piece to consider in the study of Byzantine art and its role in liturgy. In this paper, I undertake a stylistic and formalistic analysis of the inscriptions, depiction of the humanity of Christ, and treatment of time in the Thessaloniki Epitaphios to determine if the Epitaphios had liturgical rather than simply symbolic functions, thus helping contextualize Byzantine art within the Western canon. Analyzing the potential for the liturgical function of this piece additionally sheds light onto how Byzantine art itself should be classified with regards to the Western canon.
The Troubadour’s Woman: Mirroring the Male Gaze in Early Medieval Literature Thai Catherine Matthews, Wellesley College
The famed “lady” of the medieval courtly love narrative is introduced into medieval literature by the French troubadour poets of the twelfth century. They come singing her praises, conjuring with their poems and their songs the ideal—and original—cruel, fair mistress of affections. This is the domna, an archetype upheld in later literary tradition by famous figures like Isolde and Guinevere. The domna is a complicated figure; she is at once chaste and erotic, married and yet destined to be worshipped only by men who are not her husband. The domna is accorded tremendous power from the beginning—if the troubadours who bring her about are to be believed, she controls their hearts and their appetites, their minds and their souls and whether or not they live. But is this power a power at all? Or is this figure a mere construction of the male gaze, manipulated and agitated in turn so that these male authors can look back on the true objects of their affection—themselves? The domna is ultimately a canvas upon which the troubadours paint their own self-portraits, illustrations of pious sacrifice, romanticized struggles, and introspections on the concept of love that can only persist so long as the domna herself remains distant from the lover, absent from the passion she is said to inspire and consequently stripped of any ability to respond.

Past Issues

Issue 4 (2014)
Issue 3 (2013)
Issue 2 (2012)
Issue 1 (2011)

Friday, December 9, 2016

Aeneid in JSTOR

Aeneid in JSTOR
It's a proof of concept of how next-generation tools for retrieving bibliographic information could look like. 

Try it out to find articles in JSTOR that quote or refer to specific passages of Vergil's Aeneid

+11k quotations, +12k references and +5.7k JSTOR articles made searchable trough an intuitive interface.

VIDEOCAST - International Conference: New Approaches and Paradigms in the Study of Greek Architecture

VIDEOCAST - International Conference: New Approaches and Paradigms in the Study of Greek Architecture

International Conference, "New Approaches and Paradigms in the Study of Greek Architecture."

Organized by Prof. Philip Sapirstein, Assistant Professor, History of Art, University of Nebraska, and Dr. David Scahill, ASCSA



Day 1: Thursday, November 3rd


Introductions: James Wright, Director, ASCSA, Phil Sapirstein and David Scahill

 
 

Opening Keynote Lecture: Mark Wilson Jones (University of Bath) New Approaches and Old Paradigms for Interpreting Greek Architecture



 


 

Session I: Design and Technical Considerations

Session Chair: Georg Herdt (Oxford)

 

Jeanne Capelle (École Normale Supérieure, IRAA, Lyon 2) Ancient Blueprints in Light of Recent Discoveries: The Theater at Miletus


 

Matthias Grawehr (University of Zurich) Looking at the Unfinished: Roughed-out Ornamentation in Greek Architecture


 

Vasileia Manidaki (Acropolis Restoration Service, YSMA) New Evidence for the Construction Phases of the Parthenon Peristyle: Anomalies on the Southwest Corner


 

Wilhelm Osthues (DAI, Berlin), Frank Prietz (Beuth Hochschule für Technik) Changing Concepts of Stability in Monumental Greek Architecture: Ancient Practice and Modern Analysis


 

Arnd Hennemeyer (ETH Zurich) The Polychromy of Greek Architecture: Two Centuries of Research


 



 

Day 2: Friday, November 4th


Session II: New Documentation and Analysis
Session Chair: Jari Pakkanen (Finnish Institute, Royal Holloway)

 

Nils Hellner (DAI, Athens) Early Temples Built of Wood and Stone: New Finds from Kalapodi (Phokis)


 

Nancy Klein (Texas A&M University) The Small Limestone Buildings on the Acropolis of Athens


 

Yannos Kourayos (Cycladic Ephorate of Antiquities), Goulielmos Orestides, Dimitris Egglezos, Eua-Eleni Toumpakari (Directorate for the Restoration of Ancient Monuments),Vasilis Papavasileiou, Kornilia Daifa (Ministry of Culture) Ο ναός και το εστιατόριο του ιερού στο Δεσποτικό: αρχαιολογία, αρχιτεκτονική, αναστήλωση (The Temple and Hestiatorion of the Sanctuary on Despotiko: Archaeology, Architecture, and Restoration)


 

Brian McConnell (Florida Atlantic University) Greek Techniques of Construction and Representation in the Sikel Heartland


 

Alexandra Tanner (University of Zurich) Three Hellenistic ‘Naiskoi’ in the Theater Area at Aigeira: Architecture in an Urban Context


 

 

 

Session III: New Theoretical and Methodological Approaches
Session Chair: Chrysanthos Kanellopoulos (University of Athens)

 

Silke Müth (National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen) More than War: Symbolic Functions of Greek Fortifications


 

Andras Patay-Horvath (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) Greek Temple Building from an Economic Perspective


 

Spencer Pope (McMaster University), Peter Schultz (NDSU), David Scahill (ASCSA) The Management and Location of Public Treasures in the Parthenon in the Fifth Century BC: Storage Space in Greek Temples


 

Christian Fron, Verene Stappmann (University of Stuttgart) Comparing Greek ‘Bouleuteria’ and Roman ‘Curiae’: Parallels and Differences in the Acoustic Reconstruction and Simulation of Greek Boule Meetings and Roman Senate Sessions


 

Elisavet P. Sioumpara (Acropolis Restoration Service, YSMA) Recycling the Past, Second-hand Architecture or Waste Management? Reuse of Building Materials on the Athenian Acropolis


 

Sarah Rous (Rice University) Upcycling as a New Methodological Approach to Reuse in Greek Architecture



 

Evening Keynote Lecture: Manolis Korres (NTUA, YSMA) A Building Complex Adjacent to the Tower of the Winds: A Propylon, Stoa, and Arcade with Three Arches

 
 

 

 

Day 3: Saturday, November 5th

 

Session IV: Social Dimensions of the Built Environment
Session Chair: Lena Lambrinou (Acropolis Restoration Service, YSMA)

 

Kyle Jazwa (Monmouth College) Building Change: Domestic Architecture and Identity during the Bronze Age to Iron Age Transition


 

Christina Williamson (University of Groningen) Turning the World Outside In: Local Panhellenic Festivals and the Architecture of Enclosure as Place-Makers in the Hellenistic Period


 

Mantha Zarmakoupi (University of Birmingham) Interdisciplinary Methodological Approaches to the Study of Classical Urbanism between the Fields of Archaeology and Architecture


 

Mary Hollinshead (University of Rhode Island) Contexts for Greek Architecture: Places and People


 

Jessica Paga (William & Mary) Causal Efficacy and Architectural Agency: How Buildings Communicate


 

 

 

Session V: Architectural Recording and Digital Presentation
Session Chairs: Philip Sapirstein (UNL), David Scahill (ASCSA)

 

Matt Buell (Concordia University), John McEnroe (Hamilton College), Jorge Andreas Botero (Universitat de Barcelona), Rafal Bieńkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences) Recent Architectural Studies at Gournia in East Crete, 2011-2015


 

Clemente Marconi (IFA), Massimo Limoncelli (University of Lecce), David Scahill New Architectural Work on the Acropolis of Selinunte, Sicily: Towards a 3D Platform for Cultural Heritage

 
 

Miriam Clinton (Rhodes College) House of the Rhyta at Pseira: 3D Crowdsourcing in an Online Virtual Environment


 

Dorothea Roos (Karlsruhe IT), Peter Baumeister (DAI, Berlin) OLYMPIA 4D: New Work on the South Stoa in the Zeus Sanctuary of Olympia. ‘Archäologische Bauforschung’ and Development of a Parametric Digital Model


 

 

Closing Keynote Lecture: Bonna Wescoat (Emory University) Choices, Iterations, and Virtual Representation in the Fragmentary World of Ancient Greek Architecture


 

 

Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks
M. Wilson Jones, M. Korres, B. Wescoat, P. Sapirstein, D. Scahill

*** Please note that the video of  "Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks" will be published at December 13th

 

Newly Open Access Journal: ACTA Mvsei Porolissensis

ACTA Mvsei Porolissensis
ISSN: 1016-2801
ACTA
Revista Muzeului Judeţean de Istorie şi Artă Zalău, Acta Mvsei Porolissensis a fost editată începând cu anul 1977, odată cu împlinirea a 25 de ani de la înfiinţarea muzeului, având ca scop principal valorificarea şi promovarea patrimoniului cultural al  judeţului Sălaj, în particular, şi al Transilvaniei în general. În acord cu profilul multidisciplinar al instituţiei muzeale, revista a fost structurată pe câteva domenii ale cercetării ştiinţifice: arheologie, conservare-restaurare, istorie, etnografie şi artă. În decursul apariţie sale au existat volume tematice care au reunit lucrări prezentate la manifestări cu caracter naţional sau internaţional, organizate de instituţia noastră. În paginile revistei se regăsesc studii semnate de personalităţi marcante ale cercetării româneşti: Eugen Chirilă, Nicolae Chidioşan, Gheorghe Lazarovici, Nicolae Gudea, Al. V. Matei,  Istvan Ferenczi, Nicolae Edroiu, Ioan Bolovan, Cornel Grad, Constanţa Cristescu, Paul Petrescu, Marius Porumb.

În noul context creat de imperativele  cercetării ştiinţifice, revista îşi propune să extindă sfera colaborărilor pentru a da un plus de valoare acestui demers editorial.

Colegiul redacțional Acta Mvsei Porolissensis

EDITOR ȘEF: Dr. Corina BEJINARIU
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