Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
This volume brings together the poetry of the museum’s poet-in-residence, Maureen Almond, and the photographs of the museum’s Audio-Visual Officer, Glyn Goodrick and explores the interconnections between the Romans and the modern museum visitor. Its elegant and stylish design make it an ideal souvenir of the museum and its collections.And before you get too worried ... the holdings of the Museum of Antiquities will be moving to The Great North Museum. Gallery plans are now available, including the interactive model of Hadrian's Wall.
A team led by Paul Auchterlonie and Ahmed Abu Zayed worked on the project (named DigiIslam) between March and May, using a mixture of questionnaires, focus groups, telephone interviews and bibliometric analysis. The resulting report has now been sent to JISC.
JISC will study this report and will pass on any recommendations to HEFCE, who will be announcing their wider strategy for Islamic Studies in Higher Education later this summer.
The report is available at the DigiIslam Project website.
It is a long document, and worth reading. If you are pressed for time, there is a useful executive summary.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
- Research Associate, Newcastle University 1974-83, 1986-8
- Curator, Hadrian's Wall Museums, English Heritage 1983-8
- Director, The Archaeological Practice, Newcastle University 1995-2002
- Publications from WorldCat
... Would blog links to “raw” archaeological data be useful? How many excavations maintain blogs, and if they do, would back and forth linking between a weblog and a archaeological data resource like Open Context help researchers interpret their observations?
I read "a lot" of excavation blogs, both official and not, in the Mediterranean and Near East / Egypt. Is anyone maintaining a list of these (some of which are annuals and other perennials)?
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
The systematic and comprehensive study of coin finds from recorded material contexts can be (and has been) called by a myriad of names: "Fundnumismatik," "Coins in Context," "Contextual Numismatics," "Numismatic Archaeology/Archaeological Numismatics," "Applied Numismatics," etc. There are a relatively small, but growing, number of specialists in this field and most of them seem to be located in Britain and Germany. An important new resource for those specialists is certain to be the new the Applied Numismatics List. I received an announcement of the list today from a colleague. It has been organized by Kris Lockyear and some other numismatists to help bring various scholars working on related topics into closer contact. According the informal announcement I received, the purpose of the list will be to provide a forum "where we could swap information, reports, data, ask questions regarding databases, statistics and all that sort of thing." I urge anyone who has an active interest in the academic study of coin finds, economy, and other fields that make use of applied numismatics to join and contribute to this resource. Hopefully, it will serve as a important venue for the exchange of information, resources, and serve as a venue to discuss developing methodologies within the field.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Kenneth Bailey's Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes
Birger Pearson's Ancient Gnosticism: Traditions and Literature
Friday, June 20, 2008
The Society of Biblical Literature, in partnership with the Centro de Estudios de Historia del Antiguo Oriente, Universidad Católica Argentina (CEHAO/UCA), announces the establishment of a new online, open-access monograph series. The focus of the series will be on the ancient Near East, including ancient Israel and its literature, from the early Neolithic to the early Hellenistic eras. Proposals and manuscripts may be submitted in either Spanish or English. Manuscripts are subject to blind peer review by two members of the series’ editorial board before acceptance. Published volumes will be held to the high scholarly standards of SBL and CEHAO/UCA.
A prestigious international group of scholars has agreed to serve on the editorial board:
Ehud Ben Zvi, University of Alberta
Roxana Flammini, Universidad Católica Argentina
Marcelo Campagno, Universidad de Buenos Aires, CONICET
Michael Floyd, Centro de Estudios Teologico, Santo Domingo, Dominica Republic
José Galan, Director of the Spanish-Egyptian Mission at Dra Abu el-Naga, Luxor (Egypt)
Erhard Gerstenberger, Philipps Universität-Marburg
Steven Holloway, Saint Xavier University and the American Theological Library Association
Alan Lenzi, University of the Pacific
Santiago Rostom Maderna, Universidad Católica Argentina
Martti Nissinen, University of Helsinki
Juan Manuel Tebes, Universidad Católica Argentina, Universidad de Buenos Aires
The partnership between SBL and CEHAO/UCA was initiated under the auspices of SBL’s International Cooperation Initiative (ICI) and represents the type of international scholarly exchange that is the goal of ICI. Scholars from anywhere in the world are invited to submit proposals, and the online nature of the series will provide global access to the published scholarship.
Questions about the series or proposals for volumes should be directed to Ehud Ben Zvi, Roxana Flammini, or Billie Jean Collins.
The Text Encoding Initiative is exploring the feasibility of a benefit of membership in the form of a negotiated vendor discount for producing machine-readable, xml-encoded text in small- to medium-scale digitization projects.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at the link below in order to provide us with information that would help us negotiate with vendors on the basis of an accurate assessment of the nature and extent of demand for such a benefit.
Daniel Paul O'Donnell, PhD
Chair, Text Encoding Initiative
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
All around, an excellent job by the Mozilla team.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Classicist/ICS Work in Progress series.
Elaine Matthews and Sebastian Rahtz (Oxford)
'The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names and classical web services'
Time: Friday 6th June at 16:30
Place: room NG16, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names was established 35 years ago to collect and publish all ancient Greek personal names. Thorough maintenance of the IT infrastructure has enabled us to start making new uses of the data and enable inter-project exchange. We will describe the Lexicon data model, its relationship to semantic markup using TEI XML, web services which we can offer, and some of the novel investigations which can now be attempted.
*All are welcome.*
The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments after which everyone is also welcome to join us in entreating the speakers at a local venue.