Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Humanities Commons Launched

Humanities Commons
Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to invite you to try out Humanities Commons, which launched in open beta last week. Humanities Commons is a nonprofit network where humanities scholars can share their work in a social, open-access repository, create a professional profile, discuss common interests, and develop new publications. The network is open to anyone working in or adjacent to the humanities.

Humanities Commons is a project of the office of scholarly communication at the Modern Language Association. Its development was generously funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Humanities Commons is based on the open-source Commons-in-a-Box project of the City University of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center and is an expansion of the MLA's MLA Commons, which launched in January 2013. The founding partner societies of Humanities Commons are the Association for Jewish Studies; the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and the College Art Association. Each society has its own Commons hub.

Humanities Commons was designed by scholarly societies in the humanities to serve the needs of humanists as they engage in teaching and research that benefit the larger community. Unlike other social and academic communities, Humanities Commons is open-access, open-source, and nonprofit. It is focused on providing a space to discuss, share, and store cutting-edge research and innovative pedagogy—not on generating profits from users' intellectual and personal data.

The network also features an open-access repository, the Commons Open Repository Exchange. CORE allows users to preserve their research and increase its reach by sharing it across disciplinary, institutional, and geographic boundaries. Humanities Commons members can deposit all kinds of scholarly materials in CORE: peer-reviewed journal articles, dissertations and theses; works in progress; conference papers; syllabi and teaching resources; abstracts; data sets; presentations; translations; book reviews; maps; charts; and more. Developed in partnership with Columbia University's Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, CORE provides robust preservation services, mints DOIs, and connects with the social functionality of Humanities Commons. CORE's development is underwritten in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities' Office of Digital Humanities.

Because this is a beta release, we're very interested in your feedback. Please submit feature requests, questions, and bug reports to our discussion group.

Contact the Humanities Commons team at hello@hcommons.org.
Best,

Nicky


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Nicky Agate, PhD
Head of Digital Initiatives
Office of Scholarly Communication
Modern Language Association
@terrainsvagues
Follow Humanities Commons on Twitter @humcommons

Latinitium in litteris humanum

Latinitium in litteris humanum
Latinitium

What we offer

Here at Latinitium our purpose is to provide a wide selection of eclectic resources for everyone learning and/or teaching Latin. Our focus lies primarily on helping people teach themselves Latin by way of reading, listening, speaking and writing.
We aim to create a home for all things Latin, containing everything you need on your journey through the Latin language. Among the resources you will find here are:
  • Articles on methology, literature and more.
  • Videos & Podcasts in Latin on language, literature and random subjects.
  • Videos of high quality spoken Latin
  • Latin audio books of both prose and poetry.
  • Links  with descriptions to the best resources out there
  • Easy Latin stories with audio (Coming soon!)
Our aim and ambition for Latinitium is quite large, but we are starting out small; we are working hard to add new resources all the time.

Latinitium PODCAST – A Podcast ALL IN LATIN

Latinitium podcast is a podcast on various subjects, ranging from random subjects to particular expressions, literature and tips for learning Latin. The podcast is all in Latin. The difficulty varies with the subjects but overall I've tried to keep it at an intermediate level. I have provided transcriptions to make it more accessible. It's also available on iTunes here??.

BLOG WITH TIPS ON LEARNING & TEACHING LATIN

On the Latinitium blog I and others write on various subjects such as particularly useful books, Latin literature, methodology and anything Latin related.

MUDIRA: MUnich DIgital Research Archives

[First posted in AWOL 22 May 2013, update 6 December 2016]

MUDIRA: MUnich DIgital Research Archives
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MUnich DIgital Research Archives ist ein im Frühjahr 2012 gestartetes Gemeinschaftsprojekt des Instituts für Ägyptologie der LMU München und des Staatlichen Museums Ägyptischer Kunst München (SMÄK), in welchem die umfangreichen Bildbestände beider Institutionen zu Altägypten digitalisiert und zugänglich gemacht werden. In der ersten (auf 2 bis 3 Jahre angelegten) Projektphase werden etwa 30.000 als Kleinbild-Diapositive vorliegende Originalaufnahmen aus Ägypten sowie von Beständen ägyptischer Museen und Sammlungen professionell gescannt und im Rahmen einer durch die IT-Gruppe Geisteswissenschaften (ITG) der LMU erstellten Datenbank online präsentiert. Ziele des Projektes sind die Erleichterung des Zugangs zu den Bildern, die wissenschaftliche Aufbereitung der dazugehörenden Informationen sowie letztendlich der Erhalt der oftmals wissenschaftshistorisch bedeutsamen Abbildungen auf einem zeitgemäßen Speichermedium. Der UNI DIA Verlag hat zudem seine knapp 6.000 Bilder zu Altägypten in digitalisierter Form zur Verfügung gestellt. Diese Bilder sind bereits komplett bearbeitet und abrufbar. In einem zweiten Schritt soll dann die Glasplattensammlung des Münchner Ägyptologischen Instituts digitalisiert und aufbereitet werden.

AVI : Attic Vase Inscriptions : Attische Vaseninschriften

 [First posted 9/24/09.  Updated 6 December 2016]

AVI : Attic Vase Inscriptions : Attische Vaseninschriften
Wachter, Rudolf

AVI (Attic Vase Inscriptions / Attische Vaseninschriften) is an extended and web-based continuation and development of Henry R. Immerwahr's CAVI (Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions). AVI's main part is the interactive database, which is now ready in its preliminary version, but we also provide informations about the project's prehistory (by Henry Immerwahr), protohistory, and present and future aims, bibliography (more than 3000 titles), as well as some texts on alphabets and phonology of the Attic dialect. 

You can download Henry Immerwahr's original CAVI as a pdf (version of January 2008, 7.7 MB, new version of January 2009, 6.8 MB, here mirrored from the original website, see also http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/attic/index.html).

CAVI has been completely integrated into the AVI database, whereby, as a first step, the bibliographical references and many more things have been unified in order to make them searchable. The content has not been changed, however, except for small additions by R.W., added in double square brackets [[...]], and quite a few corrections, mainly in the bibliographical sections.

On 17 February 2010, I was happy to present our new site, designed and programmed by Simone Hiltscher. It replaces the first site of 2004. On 13 December our search form was put online, which allows you to search the database according to precise criteria. In February 2011, the free text search followed. In the meantime many new features have been added (see the third report). The next big step was to prepare the entry forms for additions, corrections, and photographs. The first (Insert Data) is ready and currently being tested, the second (Update Data) and third (Upload Images) will be ready by September 2016. From then on it will be very comfortable to enhance the AVI Database both for ourselves and for external (registered) collaborators. In November 2016 everything will be clear.

We hope you find AVI useful and interesting and hope you come back regularly.
Rudolf Wachter

Last update 2016-04-15

CAVI PDF (Jan. 2008)  
CAVI PDF (Jan. 2009)

Monday, December 5, 2016

New AMBROSIA Launched

New AMBROSIA Launched
 ASCSA
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new union online catalogue AMBROSIA! Home to the catalogues of the Gennadius, Blegen, Wiener Laboratory, and the British School, the new Ambrosia is simpler and easier to use.
New features include the ability to limit your search to books or journals only in a general keyword search. 

 
One can conduct a more advanced search by author, title, series, subject, publication date, publication place and more. 

 
Users can even simply browse through the titles.

 
Each catalogue can be both searched through and browsed through independently.

 
Our favorite updated feature is the inventory of new books added to the collection, listed month by month. 

 
Try it out here.

LATIN PLACE NAMES found in the imprints of books printed before 1801

[First posted in AWOL 13 August 2011, updated 5 December 2016]

LATIN PLACE NAMES found in the imprints of books printed before 1801 and their vernacular equivalents in AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules) form
A note on orthography: This database was compiled from the imprint information in cataloging records of several Anglo-American research libraries. Because these records were created over a long period of time and under different standards and rules of transcription, the orthography of the place names with respect to I/J and U/V/W does not necessarily reflect what was found in the original. Therefore, the orthography is standardized in this database. I/J will always be transcribed “I”; U/V will be transcribed “V” for upper case, and “u” for lower case; “VV,” “uu,” “Vu,” etc., will be transcribed “W.”

Main entry points for names are given in the locative case, as they generally appear in the books. Other forms, if they appear in early printed books, are given as cross references.

Places whose jurisdictions have changed over time may have more than one valid AACR2 form. Second and subsequent valid forms will be preceded by an equals sign (=). In the case of identical Latin forms that refer to different modern locations, the various AACR2 forms are presented without connecting equals signs.

Main entries accompanied by an asterisk (*) have a note giving the documentation for the place name. The main sources are:
  • R.A. Peddie, Place Names in Imprints : An Index to the Latin and Other Forms Used on Title Pages (1968) [cited as: Peddie]
  • J.G.T. Graesse, F. Benedict, and H. Plechl, Orbis Latinus : Lexikon lateinischer geographischer Namen des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit (1972) [cited as: Graesse]
Additional Resources

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z

Open Access Journal: The Societas Magica Newsletter

[First posted in AWOL 14 December 2011, updated 5 December 2016]

The Societas Magica Newsletter
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The Societas Magica is an organization dedicated to furthering communication and exchange among scholars interested in the study of magic, both in the positive contexts of its expression as an area of necessary knowledge or religious practice (as in early modern occultism and contemporary paganism), and in its negative contexts as the substance of an accusation or condemnation (as in sorcery trials, and many philosophical and theological accounts, both early and late). The interests of our membership include, but are not limited to, the history and sociology of magic; theological, and intellectual apprehensions of magic; practices and theories of magic; and objects, artifacts and texts either qualified as magical by their creators, or forming the substance of an accusation of magic by others.

Spring_2015_Issue_32
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Women, Ritual, Power, and Mysticism in the Testament of Job
Rebecca Lesses
Fall_2014_Issue_31
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Ciphers and Secrecy Among the Alchemists: A Preliminary Report
Agnieszka Rec
Spring_2014_Issue_30
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Warding Off Doom in Mesopotamia and the Bible
Marian Broida
Fall_2013_Issue_29
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Objects as Demonic Subjects in Spiritual Warfare Handbooks
Sean McCloud









Spring_2013_Issue_28
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A Report on Current Magical and Esoteric Blogs
Laura Mitchell
Spring_2012_Issue_27
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Bewitched in their privities: Medical Responses to Infertility Witchcraft in Early Modern England
Jennifer Evans
Fall_2011_Issue_26
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Purification in the Papyrae Graecae Magicae
Jonathan Shen
Spring_2011_Issue_25
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Magic as the Basis for Social Cohesion in pre-Islamic Mesopotamia
Siam Bhayro
Fall_2010_Issue_24
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Some Observations on Jewish Love Magic: The Importance of Cultural Specificity
Ortal-Paz Saar
Spring_2010_Issue_23
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Clerical Magic in Icelandic Folklore
Thomas B. de Mayo
Fall_2009_Issue_22
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Developing a Curriculum on the History of Esotericism and Magic in Colombia
Johann F.W. Hasler
Spring_2009_Issue_21
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Magical Letters, Mystical Planets: Magic, Theosophy, and Astrology in the Sefer Yetsirah and two of its Tenth-century Commentaries
Marla Segol
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Theses de magia
Marco Pasi
Fall_2007_Issue_18
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Up on the Roof: Understanding an Anglo-Saxon Healing Practice
K. A. Laity
Spring_2007_Issue_17
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The Key of Solomon: Toward a Typology of the Manuscripts
Robert Mathiesen
Fall_2006_Issue_16
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Real, Apparent and Illusory Necromancy: Lamp Experiments and Historical Perceptions of Experimental Knowledge
Robert Goulding
Spring_2006_Issue_15
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“Pictures passing before the mind’s eye”: the Tarot, the Order of the Golden Dawn, and William Butler Yeats’s Poetry
Anke Timmermann
Fall_2005_Issue_14
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Approaches To Teaching the History, Practice, and Material Culture of Magic: A Roundtable on Pedagogy
Amelia Carr
Fall_2004_Issue_13
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Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages
Catherine Rider
Spring_2004_Issue_12
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What is and is not Magic: the case of Anglo-Saxon Prognostics
Roy M. Liuzza
Fall_2003_Issue_11
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Islamic Magical Texts vs. Magical Artefacts
Emilie Savage-Smith
Spring_2003_Issue_10
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A Magic All Its Own
Michael D. Swartz
Summer_2002_Issue_9
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John of Morigny's Liber Visionum and a Royal Prayer Book from Poland
Claire Fanger and Benedek Láng
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Images of Desire
Geoffrey McVey
Spring_2001_Issue_7
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Magic in the Cloister
Sophie Page
Fall_2000_Issue_6
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Encounters with Amulets
Peter Murray Jones
Fall_1998_Issue_5
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Issue on Pedagogy
Carol Menning
Fall_1997_Issue_4
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The Warburg Institute: History and Current Activities
Will F. Ryan
Fall_1996_Issue_3
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Sessions and Papers on magic at Kalamazoo
Claire Fanger
Spring_1996_Issue_2
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A Report on Recent Work on Charms
Lea Olson
Fall_1995_Issue_1
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Introduction of Societas Magica Newsletter
Richard Kieckhefer