Saturday, September 20, 2014

Perseus: Announcing the Arethusa Annotation Framework

Announcing the Arethusa Annotation Framework
Developers Gernot Höflechner, Robert Lichtensteiner and Christof Sirk, in collaboration with the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts (via the Libraries and the Transformation of the Humanities and Perseids projects) and the University of Leipzig’s Open Philology Project, have released Arethusa, a framework for linguistic annotation and curation. Arethusa was inspired by and extends the goals of the Alpheios Project, to provide a highly configurable, language-independent, extensible infrastructure for close-reading, annotation, curation and exploration of open-access digitized texts. While the initial release highlights support for morpho-syntactic annotation, Arethusa is designed to allow users to switch seamlessly between a variety of annotation and close-reading activities, facilitating the creation of sharable, reusable linguistic data in collaborative research and pedagogical environments.
Arethusa is built on the angular.js javascript web application framework and provides a back-end independent infrastructure for accessing texts, annotations and linguistic services from a variety of sources. Extensibility is a guiding design goal — Arethusa includes tools for automatic generation of skeleton code for new features as plugins; detailed development guides are also currently in progress. We hope others will be able to reuse and build upon the platform to add support for other annotation types, languages and back-end repositories and workflow engines.
Arethusa is already deployed as a component of the Perseids platform, where it provides an annotation interface for morpho-syntactic analyses and will soon also act as a broker between the Perseids back-end (the Son of SUDA Online application) and various other front-end annotating and editing activities, including translation alignments, entity identification and text editing.
Screencasts are available that show how the Arethusa application can be used for syntactic diagram (treebank) and morphological analysis annotations on Perseids. Additional demos and slides will be made available soon which highlight additional features along with the architecture and design.
This project has been made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Award LG0611032611), the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the European Social Fund. We also are indebted to Robert Gorman and Vanessa Gorman of the University of Nebrask and Giuseppe G. A. Celano of the University of Leipzig for their invaluable contributions to the design and testing of the platform.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Digital Humanities and the Ancient World

Digital Humanities and the Ancient World
Biblical Archaeology Society Staff   •  08/13/2014
What would happen if the Pope’s library were accidentally burnt? How can we reconstruct and visualize ancient and medieval pilgrimage routes? Technology is changing the way we study and preserve texts and artifacts. In a series of web-exclusive articles written by scholars engaged in the Digital Humanities, learn how this growing field of study is helping to analyze textual and archaeological data—and how you can help.


Digital Humanities: An Introduction

Jewish-Iraqi-manuscriptsWhat if the Dead Sea Scrolls were damaged? What if the Pope’s library burned down? In “Digital Humanities: How Everyone Can Get a Library Card to the World’s Most Exclusive Collections Online,” George Washington University associate professor of history Diane H. Cline explores the research opportunities and potential impact of Digital Humanities projects. This new field not only preserves publications, it extends access to the humanities to anyone with Internet access.
Read “Digital Humanities: How Everyone Can Get a Library Card to the World’s Most Exclusive Collections Online” by Diane H. Cline >>


Mapping Technologies

pleiades-stoa-orgWant to follow a fourth-century pilgrim itinerary from Bordeaux via Constantinople to the Holy Land? Experiment with ancient travel times and their costs over land, sea and sand in the Roman Empire? University of Iowa assistant professor of classics Sarah E. Bond explains in “Map Quests: Geography, Digital Humanities and the Ancient World” how the Digital Humanities offers opportunities to explore, interact with and contribute to maps of the ancient world.
Read “Map Quests: Geography, Digital Humanities and the Ancient World” by Sarah E. Bond >>


Open Access to Digital Data

Open-Context-1Interested in exploring the results of archaeology projects directly from the researchers? Cutting-edge technology is helping archaeologists generate a tremendous amount of digital data each year. At the same time, the scientific community increasingly expects direct access to the data. In “Open Context: Making the Most of Archaeological Data,” Alexandria Archive Institute cofounders Sarah Whitcher Kansa and Eric Kansa describe Open Context, an open access, peer-reviewed data publishing service that has published over one million digital resources, from archaeological survey data to excavation documentation and artifact analyses.
Read “Open Context: Making the Most of Archaeological Data” by Sarah Whitcher Kansa and Eric Kansa >>


Making University Collections Accessible to All

CNERS-tabletMany university departments across the world have shelves and storerooms full of books, artifacts and research collected over several decades. What do you do when the “skeletons in your closet” are a box of 2,000-year-old artifacts? That was the question facing the University of British Columbia’s Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies. In “From Stone to Screen: Bringing 21st-Century Access to Ancient Artifacts,” members of the From Stone to Screen graduate student project at UBC discuss their ongoing efforts to create digital archives of their department’s artifact collection—making these fascinating objects accessible to a global audience online.
Read “From Stone to Screen: Bringing 21st-Century Access to Ancient Artifacts” >>

Open Access Journal: Vjesnik Arheološkog muzeja u Zagrebu - Journal of the Zagreb Archaeological Museum

[First posted in AWOL 10 August 2010. Updated 19 September 2014]

Vjesnik Arheološkog muzeja u Zagrebu - Journal of the Zagreb Archaeological Museum
ISSN: 0350-7165
Vjesnik Arheološkog muzeja u Zagrebu objavljuje znanstvene i stručne radove koji obrađuju širok raspon tema iz područja pretpovijesne, antičke i srednjovjekovne arheologije te arheologiji srodnih i komplementarnih znanstvenih grana. Serije: 1. tzv. "nulta serija" pod imenom Viestnik Narodnoga zamaljskoga muzeja u Zagrebu (1870-1876.); 2. Viestnik Hrvatskoga arkeologičkoga družtva (1879-1892.); 3. Vjesnik Hrvatskoga arheološkoga društva, nova serija (1895-1941/1942.); 4. Vjesnik Arheološkog muzeja u Zagrebu (1958-).

The Journal of the Zagreb Archaeological Museum publishes scientific and professional papers which cover broad range of topics in prehistorical, classical and medieval archaeology. Journal series: 1. Viestnik Narodnoga zamaljskoga muzeja u Zagrebu (1870-1876.); 2. Viestnik Hrvatskoga arkeologičkoga družtva (1879-1892.); 3. Vjesnik Hrvatskoga arheološkoga društva, nova serija (1895-1941/1942.); 4. Vjesnik Arheološkog muzeja u Zagrebu (1958-).

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Digitales Forum Romanum

Digitales Forum Romanum
Forschungs- & Lehrprojekt des Winckelmann-Instituts der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
in Kooperation mit dem Exzellenzcluster TOPOI

Das antike Forum Romanum gehört zu den Hauptattraktionen eines jeden Rombesuchs. Täglich erkunden hunderte von Besuchern das Forum Romanum und lassen sich von der stimmungsvollen Ruinenlandschaft und der historischen Bedeutung dieses Ortes faszinieren: Hier lag das öffentlich-politische Zentrum der antiken Metropole, hier wurde Politik gemacht und Geschichte geschrieben – und entsprechend pulsiert hier für uns heutzutage die Vergangenheit des antiken Roms in einer ganz besonderen Intensität. Doch angesichts der idyllischen Ruinenlandschaft, als welche sich die Ausgrabungsstätte heutzutage präsentiert, fällt es schwer, sich ein wirkliches Bild von diesem antiken Platz zu machen: Wie erlebten ihn die Menschen in der Antike, wie präsentierte er sich als Bühne des politischen Handelns und der gesellschaftlichen Kommunikation, und wie funktionierte er überhaupt konkret als öffentliches Zentrum dieser einzigartigen antiken Metropole? Es sind diese Fragen, mit denen die Ausgrabungsstätte ihre Besucher oftmals alleine lässt. Und es sind die Fragen, auf die wiederum die Klassische Archäologie seit jeher mit Hilfe von Rekonstruktionen Antworten zu geben versucht.

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  • Daphnet: ILIESI’s Digital Archives of PHilosophical texts on the NET


    Daphnet, the ILIESI’s Digital Archives of PHilosophical texts on the NET, is a portal that gives access to digital platforms dedicated to relevant authors and texts belonging to the history of scientific and philosophical thought. These platforms are characterized by some common aspects: They primarily aim at giving access to primary sources, eventually complemented by secondary sources and critical instruments; they can include both facsimiles and transcriptions of manuscripts and printed texts; they are based on open-source programmes and standard encoding (i.e. html, XLM,...); the text of these platforms can be semantically enriched. Moreover, the platforms are interoperable, open to the collaboration of the scholars, and they are certified by a board of reviewers.

    Presocratics Source
    Presocratics Source presents the transcription of the famous collection of Presocratic thinkers in ninety chapters originally edited by H. Diels and W. Kranz (Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, ed. by H. Diels-W. Kranz, 3 vols., Weidmann, Berlin, 19582), with the parallel Italian translation edited by G. Giannantoni (I Presocratici. Testimonianze e frammenti, a cura di G. Giannantoni, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 19832).

    Socratis et Socraticorum Reliquiae Source
    Socratis et Socraticorum Reliquiae Source presents the transcription of the collection of testimonies about Socrates and Socratics (Socratis et Socraticorum Reliquiae) originally edited by G. Giannantoni.

    Diogenes Laertius Source
    Diogenes Laertius Source presents the transcription of Lives and opinions of eminent Philosophers in ten books. Collation of the editions of R. D. Hicks, H. S. Long, M. Marcovich and the Italian translation of M. Gigante with parallel Greek text restored on the bases of his philological notes. The site enable users to access texts, exploit resources, and perform queries. Notes, additional information and a legenda for a better access to the texts are also available.

    Open Access Monograph Series: Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Monographs

    Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Monographs
    Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Monographs 
    1. G. L. Huxley, Anthemius of Tralles: A Study in Later Greek Geometry.  1959. [Link]
    2. Emerson Buchanan, Aristotle’s Theory of Being. 1962. [Link]
    3. Jack L. Benson, Ancient Leros. 1963. [Link]
    4. William M. Calder III, The Inscription from Temple G at Selinus. 1963. [Link]
    5. Mervin R. Dilts, ed., Heraclidis Lembi Excerpta Politiarum.  1971. [Link]
    6. Eric G. Turner, The Papyrologist at Work.  1973. [Link]
    7. Roger S. Bagnall, The Florida Ostraka: Documents from the Roman Army in Upper Egypt.  1976. [Link]
    8. Graham Speake, A Collation of the Manuscripts of Sophocles’ Oedipus Coloneus.  1978.
    9. Kevin K. Carroll, The Parthenon Inscription.  1982. [Link]
    10. Studies Presented to Sterling Dow.  1984. [Link]
    11. Michael H. Jameson, David R. Jordan, and Roy D. Kotansky, A Lex Sacra from Selinous.  1993.

    Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Scholarly Aids
    1. Index of Passages Cited in Herbert Weir Smyth Greek Grammar.  Compiled under the direction of Walter A. Schumann.  1961. [Link]
    2. Sterling Dow, Conventions in Editing.  1969. [Link]

    Out of series
    A Generation of Antiquities: The Duke Classical Collection 1964-1994 (1994). [Link]

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    News from Dickinson College Commentaries: A complete vocabulary of the Aeneid

    A complete vocabulary of the Aeneid
    I am pleased to say that the DCC Aeneid vocabulary is now up and running. Based on Henry S. Frieze, Vergil’s Aeneid Books I-XIIwith an Introduction, Notes, and Vocabulary, revised by Walter Dennison (New York: American Book Co., 1902), it includes frequency data derived from a human inspection and analysis of every word in the Aeneid (Mynors’ text) carried out by teams at the Laboratoire d’Analyse Statistique des Langues Anciennes (LASLA) at the Université de Liège.

    Users can search both Latin and English words, and display items alphabetically or by frequency. By using The Bridge, users can create custom lists for line ranges in the Aeneid, including or excluding vocabulary from the DCC core, or from several introductory Latin textbooks.

    This data will form the basis for complete running lists for the whole poem, to be created in the coming years as part of a larger multimedia edition of the Aeneid...