Friday, September 30, 2016

Agade List Archives

Agade List Archive at the SBL
About the Agade Mailing List
Jack M. Sasson, the Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Judaic and Biblical Studies at Vanderbilt University, has been collecting and distributing the Agade Mailing List for almost two decades, dating back to his position at The University of North Carolina, which still hosts the email distribution list. The Agade list forwards news and information of interest to scholars in biblical studies, Near Eastern studies, Late Antiquity, Judaica, Classics, archaeology, and even broad intellectual history. It is a valuable source of announcements, and these many guilds are in debt to Professor Sasson.

The Society of Biblical Literature has permission to collect these postings and to archive them. The Current Postings include announcements from the previous day. The Archive includes all prior announcements and will eventually date back to 2010. SBL does not supplement, eliminate, or otherwise emend the number or content of the announcements, and presents them in the order of their delivery.
Agade  List Archive on Twitter
14,965 postings from Agade (as of 30 September 2016) are archived dating back to July 2011.

To subscribe to Agade by email please send a blank email to, and write (as subject and in first line): subscribe agade

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Online Exhibitions

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Online Exhibitions
The Museum's permanent exhibition of artifacts is carefully chosen and presented by Kelsey curators to represent and explain the range of objects in our collections. It was reconceived and reinstalled in the William E. Upjohn Exhibit Wing in 2009.

In addition to the permanent exhibition,a portion of the Museum is dedicated to special exhibitions that change on a regular basis. Topically oriented, or focused on specific Kelsey fieldwork projects or Museum initiatives, these exhibitions present artifacts from our own collections as well as objects borrowed from museums around the world. Many of these special exhibitions are preserved in online versions once they have closed.
Less Than Perfect
August 26, 2016–January 8, 2017
You can tour many of the Kelsey's past and present exhibitions by visiting their websites. Click on the links below for a virtual visit.

More Online Exhibitions

In addition, the Kelsey Museum cosponsored several online-only exhibitions in collaboration with other University units:

Free Courses From Top Universities: Classics/Ancient World

A Master List of 1,200 Free Courses From Top Universities: 40,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures
For the past ten years, we’ve been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of Free Online Courses, which now features 1,200+ courses from top universities. Let’s give you the quick overview: The list lets you download audio & video lectures from schools like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford and Harvard. Generally, the courses can be accessed via YouTube, iTunes or university web sites, and you can listen to the lectures anytime, anywhere, on your computer or smart phone. We haven’t done a precise calculation, but there’s about 40,000 hours of free audio & video lectures here. Enough to keep you busy for a very long time...
Classics/Ancient World

History & Literature


Open Access Monograph Series: Antichistica

The series, directed by Lucio Milano, is devoted to the studies of ancient and late-ancient world. It is intended for hosting both publications arising from the research activities of Ca’ Foscari and publications of Italian and foreign scholars and institutions that help to highlight the academic network of national and international collaborations in the field of Classical. It is divided into four sections: History and Epigraphy; Archeology; Oriental Studies; Philology and Literature.
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30 Mar 2013
Microstorie di romanizzazione

edited by Giovannella Cresci Marrone, Patrizia Solinas
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1 Apr 2013
Aspetti del sistema preposizionale dell’eblaita

Maria Vittoria Tonietti
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1 Oct 2013
Festòs protopalaziale

Ilaria Caloi
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25 Nov 2014
Poteri e legittimità nel mondo antico

edited by Stefania De Vido
La storia della politica nel mondo antico ha costituito uno degli interessi centrali di Pierre Carlier, scomparso nel 2011. Allo studioso che ha fortemente voluto e coltivato i rapporti scientifici e didattici tra le Università di Venezia e Nanterre è dedicato l’omaggio di questo libro, in cui la traccia del ...
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10 Dec 2014
Storia e storie della lingua greca

edited by Caterina Carpinato
Questo volume si occupa di storia della lingua greca, partendo dal presupposto che essa vada studiata in una prospettiva autenticamente diacronica, senza cesure temporali e disciplinari. Per valorizzare la dimensione linguistica della continuità tra Grecia antica e Grecia contemporanea, il volume riunisce contributi di studiosi che hanno fatto dell’approccio diacronico ...
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13 Jan 2015
Antichità egizie e Italia

edited by Emanuele M. Ciampini, Paola Zanovello
Il volume raccoglie i contributi presentati nel corso di un convegno sul tema delle antichità egizie e, più in generale, su ricerche condotte in Italia su temi legati alla cultura faraonica. L’incontro di competenze diverse ha saputo mettere in luce la molteplicità e, nello stesso tempo, l’interazione di discipline spesso ...
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20 Feb 2015
La lupa sul Nilo

edited by Emanuele M. Ciampini, Francesca Rohr VioMaurizio Viano
La vicenda di Gaio Cornelio Gallo matura sullo sfondo della profonda trasformazione che caratterizzò il I secolo a.C. Intellettuale di primo piano, espressione delle élite occidentali di recente integrate, politico e militare di successo, per primo posto a capo dell’Egitto come prefetto e infine oggetto di un pubblico perseguimento che ...
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30 Dec 2015
Commensality and Ceremonial Meals in the Neo-Assyrian Period

Stefania Ermidoro
Like a language, food is a witness to the tradition and to the identity of a human group, reflecting self-representation and social interaction. Assyrians developed a particular consciousness of commensality as a vehicle for cultural messages. This book investigates institutional banquets and ritualized meals in the Neo-Assyrian period. Through a ...
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8 Jul 2016
The Reception of Sumerian Literature in the Western Periphery

Maurizio Viano
This book investigates the transmission of Sumerian literature to Syria and Anatolia (i.e. the Western periphery) during the Late Bronze Age. Sumerian is the most ancient language so far documented and remained for about three millennia the language of culture in Mesopotamia for its association with scribal education. With the ...

The Herculaneum Conservation Project on

The Herculaneum Conservation Project on
The Herculaneum Conservation Project team tries, whenever possible, to share information on our work with whoever is interested. Recently we have created an page for our publications and have made available as many as possible for download. Please have a look at and let us know if you have any problems!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Online Exhibition: Ashkelon: A Retrospective. 30 Years of the Leon Levy Expedition

Ashkelon: A Retrospective
30 Years of the Leon Levy Expedition
For thousands of years Ashkelon served as a gateway between the lands of the Mediterranean and the southernmost reaches of the Levant. First settled in the late Chalcolithic Period (ca. 4000 BCE), it rose to prominence in the Middle Bronze Age (ca. 1825 BCE), when the Canaanites surrounded it with a massive rampart encompassing an area of some 150 acres. From this point on, Ashkelon dominated the region. Over the years it was also inhabited by many other peoples, including Egyptians, Philistines, Phoenicians, Romans, Fatimids, and Crusaders. In 1270 CE, the Mamluk sultan Baybars dismantled its fortifications in an effort to deny crusading Europeans a foothold in the region, and the long history of ancient Ashkelon came to an end. 

The 1920–1922 excavations of the Palestine Exploration Fund yielded the first glimpse of the ancient city, revealing finds from its Roman phase. This was the first licensed expedition conducted under the British Mandate, and the finds became part of the original collection of the Rockefeller Museum.
Subsequent excavations conducted by the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon from 1985–2016 systematically outlined the ancient site's development from the time of its origins to its final days. 

Following the vision of founders Lawrence E. Stager, Leon Levy, and Shelby White, the excavations at Ashkelon have profoundly transformed our understanding of this fascinating hub of Mediterranean trade. The exhibition celebrates the successful completion of the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon, which has just finished its final season after thirty years of intensive research.

Trismegistos Editors

Trismegistos Editors 
Currently 20894 (modern) editors and authors, responsible for 1040086 Trismegistos text editions (1589-), including descriptions for unpublished texts; for 47117 Bibliographie Papyrologique entries (1932-2012); and for 5019 entries in the Demotistische Literaturübersicht (1822-).

The work is not yet finished: some 70,000 editions still lack an editor; for almost 52,000 editions we have not yet resolved the pragmatic 'e.a.' (= et alii); the (book) editors of the BP and DL bibliographies have not yet been converted; the BP entries are based on the work done in the Papyrological Navigator in 2012, so more recent entries are NOT included. 

Nevertheless we have come a long way since January 2015. This was when a PAPYLIST post enquired about a way to look for papyri edited after 1980. This gave us the idea to standardise the Trismegistos information about editors of ancient texts, and afterwards also about the authors in bibliographies such as the Bibliographie Papyrologique and the Demotistische Literaturübersicht.
Mark Depauw and Yanne Broux have published an article on editors and editorial practice for Greek (& Latin) papyrological texts (Depauw / Broux, ZPE 198 (2016), pp. 202-210). A similar study into editions and publications in the field of Demotic studies is in preparation. Eventually we would like to compare papyrology with epigraphy. But for that last investigation our dataset needs to be complete. 

Trismegistos Editors is a new tool. There are still doubles in the editor list, and the information about the editors is still limited in many cases. Information about date of birth and - where applicable - of death is often missing, the latter being especially useful to determine posthumous publications. Nationality and university affiliation is also absent in most cases, which e.g. makes studies about international cooperation currently impossible. Also, we would still like to add many more links to VIAF (Virtual International Authority File). You can send us an email with additions or corrections for your own personal data. Should you want to help us with any of this in a more systematic way, please do contact us. We will be eternally grateful. 

Finally, much of the information about editors is presented through networks. For more information about this, check out our Trismegistos Networks page.