Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Khalili Research Centre Image Database

The Khalili Research Centre Image Database
The Khalili Research Centre Image Database contains just over 30,000 images that have been scanned of the slides used for teaching Islamic Art at the University of Oxford since the 1960s.
The database includes slides from important collections including those of Olga Ford, Sylvia Matheson, and Antony Hutt, alongside slides and photographs taken by academics and researchers affiliated to the KRC, Ashmolean Museum, or Faculty of Oriental Studies.

We continue to work on adding images to the database, and improving the metadata for records already within the archive, and we hope that it will prove a valuable resource to both students of Islamic Art and the public in general

Monday, December 11, 2017

Tesserae: A flexible and robust web interface for exploring intertextual parallels

 First posted in AWOL 21 December 2012, Updated 11 December 2017]

Tesserae
http://tesserae.caset.buffalo.edu/images/Tesserae.png
Tesserae is a collaborative project of the University at Buffalo Department of Classics and Department of Linguistics, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Notre Dame, and the Département des Sciences de l'Antiquité of the University of Geneva.
The principal investigators are Neil Coffee, Associate Professor of Classics, University at Buffalo; Walter J. Scheirer, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Notre Dame; and Jean-Pierre Koenig, Professor of Linguistics, University of Buffalo. A list of personnel and collaborators is here.
This project has been funded by the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, the National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities (Start-up Grant #HD-51570) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (Project #146976), and by the Digital Humanities Initiative at Buffalo.


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EpiDoc Guidelines: Ancient documents in TEI XML
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The ACOR Research Library Photographic Archive Project

The ACOR Research Library Photographic Archive Project 
The ACOR Research Library Photographic Archive Project is made possible under a Fiscal Year 2016  American Overseas Research Centers grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan, is a non‑profit, 501(c)(3) academic institution dedicated to promoting research and publication in the humanities and social sciences, with a particular focus on issues related to Jordan and the broader Middle East. ACOR exists both to facilitate research by postgraduate researchers and senior scholars and to assist in the training of future specialists who focus on all phases of Jordan’s past and present.

The ACOR Library holds a remarkable photographic archive related to its role in preserving and promoting the country’s heritage. The complete collection, estimated to number more than 100,000 images, provides primary visual documentation of Jordan, including the major archaeological and cultural heritage projects the center has sponsored across the country over the decades. Given its broad range of content and subject matter, the ACOR Library photographic archive has the potential to be a crucial resource for American, international, and Jordanian scholars involved in cultural and natural heritage preservation and management.

As a first step in making this extensive archival collection available to researchers, the ACOR Library has begun to process, digitize, and make fully accessible (and searchable) online a majority of ACOR’s major institutional and donated photographic holdings. By leveraging technology to make these photographs available and freely accessible, the ACOR Library will better equip American, Jordanian, and international researchers and policy makers to monitor and assess the numerous threats facing heritage sites in the Middle East and especially Jordan.

Manar al-Athar News

Manar al-Athar News
We have added keywords to all 30,000 photographs on so that you can search for them. We have 1262 photos of Greek inscriptions, many on floor mosaics, like this one in Hama, Syria. 1/5 More:

Sunday, December 10, 2017

ArchaeOman

ArchaeOman
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ArchaeOman ist eine projektübergreifende Informationsplattform für den Fachbereich der Vorderasiatischen Archäologie mit dem Schwerpunkt Oman. Sie macht webbasierte Inhalte gleichermaßen der Wissenschaft wie auch der interessierten Öffentlichkeit zugänglich. Der Begriff ArchaeOman setzt sich aus zwei Komponenten zusammen. ‚Archaeo’ ist eine griechische Vorsilbe und steht für alt, und ,Oman’ drückt den regionalen Bezug zum Sultanat Oman auf der Arabischen Halbinsel aus.
ArchaeOman ist in erster Linie für den Zweck bestimmt, die bestehenden und geplanten wissenschaftlichen Publikationen (Artikel, Beiträge zu Sammelbänden und Monographien) durch digitale Inhalte zu ergänzen. Dabei handelt es sich vor allem um 3D-Modelle, Panoramen und WebGIS-Auftritte. Diese sollen nicht nur einen wichtigen Beitrag für die archäologische Forschung leisten, sondern auch der Nichtfachöffentlichkeit als wichtiges Anschauungsmaterial zur Verfügung stehen. Darüber hinaus wird allen Projekten eine kurze Zusammenfassung der Forschungsergebnisse vorangestellt.
Folgende Projekte werden präsentiert:
Bat (2010–2015), Al-Ayn (2010–2011), Al-Zebah (2011–2014), Al-Khubayb (2015), Muhaliyah (2016), Al-Khashbah (seit 2015) sowie die Nachnutzung von Gräbern (seit 2015).

Open Access Journal: Bulletin of the History of Archaeology

[First posted in AWOL 10 December 2011. Updated 10 December 2017]

Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
ISSN: 2047-6930 (online)
ISSN: 1062-4740 (print)

The Bulletin of the History of Archaeology (BHA) was inaugurated nearly 19 years ago as a forum to exchange research, information on on-going projects, and resources solely devoted to the history of archaeology. Since that time it has become global in its reach and interests, but retains its focus on exchanging knowledge about the history of archaeology.