Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Roman Inscriptions of Britain

Roman Inscriptions of Britain

Welcome to the home of RIB online

This website hosts Volume One of The Roman Inscriptions of Britain, R.G. Collingwood's and R.P. Wright's magisterial edition of 2,401 monumental inscriptions from Britain found prior to 1955. It also incorporates all Addenda and Corrigenda published in the 1995 reprint of RIB (edited by R.S.O. Tomlin) and the annual survey of inscriptions published in Britannia since.

Preface (2014)

Editorial Policy

This online edition of RIB aims to faithfully reproduce the printed edition and the relevant addenda and corrigenda published in Journal of Roman Studies and Britannia. We have endeavoured to make as few editorial interventions as possible, apart from the correction of typographical errors and the modifications necessary to incorporate the addenda and corrigenda. In particular:
  • Addenda have been interleaved or appended, as appropriate (e.g., 1045, 1051). Addenda from the 1995 reprint are indicated by the notation ‘[RIB + add.]’. Addenda from Britannia since 1995 are similarly notated with their respective volume numbers and page references.
  • Corrigenda have been silently applied.
  • Last known locations of inscriptions have been updated where more recent information has been obtained.
  • Measurements have been converted from English imperial to metric, except where quoted. However, conversion of Roman measures to English feet (e.g., from passus or pedes) are unchanged.
  • Certain personal names have been regularized: Lywhd, Lluyd (sp?).
  • Instances of consonantal u have been changed to v.
  • Instances of ‘(centuria/o)’ and ‘(milliaria)’ have been converted to respective symbols (�� and ) (e.g., 143, 977).
  • Newer readings characterized as ‘read’ or ‘better’ in the Addenda published with the 1995 reprint of RIB have been incorporated into transcripts.
  • References to "Mr. (now Professor) …" changed to "Professor …" (etc.)
  • Per Addendum (see note to RIB 152), all translations of numen as ‘deity’ have been changed to ‘divinity’, e.g., instances of ‘deities of the emperor’ are now ‘divinities of the emperor’.
  • Certain museum or other holding institution names have been updated (e.g., Carlisle Museum is now Tullie House Museum).
  • There have been numerous reorganizations of modern political boundaries in Britain in the nearly fifty years since RIB was first published. Accordingly, all geographical references have been updated to reflect these changes. E.g., the former county of Westmorland has been subsumed into Cumbria (formerly Cumberland), the Ridings of Yorkshire have been re-organized into their respective modern counties, Jarrow has been moved from County Durham to Tyne & Wear, etc.
  • Other geographical changes are as follows:

The Friedberg Genizah Project News

Via e-mail
The Friedberg Genizah Project (FGP) is pleased to announce that, following an Agreement with the Oxford Bodleian Libraries, high-quality digital images produced by the  Oxford digitization services for all Genizah manuscripts and fragments in these Libraries (about 25,000 images) will be displayed in the Friedberg Genizah website.

FGP would like to thank the Bodleian Libraries and their Officers for their goodwill and their genuine spirit of cooperation in this endeavor.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Identify Imperial Portraits

Identify Imperial Portraits
Sebastian Heath, NYU/ISAW

Put simply, this page collects 3D models of Roman imperial figures so that students can gain skills in identifying them. It is part of a sequence and readers are encouraged to begin on the coin identification page.

The portraits shown below come from the following institutions or collections: Capitoline Museum, Corinth Museum, Getty Villa, Metropolitan Museum of Art, an Art Institute of Chicago via Anonymous Loan from Private Collector, North Carolina Museum of Art, Vatican Museums, and Yale University Art Gallery. The 3D models are generated from personal photographs and images from wikipedia/flickr or were dowloaded from public internet sources.

The above [click through] model of a portrait now on display in the Getty Villa, and images of a coin, now in the collection of the American Numismatic Society, both show an image of Augustus, the first Roman Emperor. Click on the model and rotate it to view Augustus in profile. That emphasizes the similarity of the small numismatic portrait and the larger sculptural representation. Also note that the coin identifies its subject. Specialists use such "self-identifying" Roman coins to identify portraits. Follow this same procedure for the unidentified portraits below.

One hint before you start, none of the portraits shown below are also of Augustus. That would be too easy.

Identify Imperial Portraits: Coins

Identify Imperial Portraits: Coins
Sebastian Heath, ISAW/NYU

Identify 5 of the following coins using the search tools at and the American Numismatic Society (ANS). You can also refer to the exhibition catalog "Faces of Power," which is available as a downloadble PDF. Don't be boring by identifying just the first five coins, instead choose a selection that interests you.

To indicate that you've identified 5 coins, send an email with links to the same coin type that you found at either or at the ANS. Both of these sites allow you to link to individual records. It is those short direct links that you want to submit. Examples:

This page is part of a sequence on identifying Roman imperial portraits. After completing the "coin identification" exercise, you can use these coins to help you identify the portraits on this page.

Egyptology Books and Articles in PDF Online

 [First posted in AWOL 19 December 2013, updated 30 September 2014]

Egyptology Books and Articles in PDF Online
University of Memphis logo
The world-wide-web is replete with links to Egyptological resources, and there are many pages of bibliography out there, of which the prime example is the Online Egyptological Bibliography. But as yet, none of the more systematic bibliographies are publishing links to the actual PDF files of books and articles which may be freely acquired online, although they may be collecting the URL references. This project attempts to go some way toward filling that gap.
Click here for the full list.
Notice: Bookmark this page, not the full list, as the file name may change.
The list uses standard Egyptological abbreviations for books and journals.
This project is a "work in progress", and is bound to contain errors and omissions. The document takes the form of one large HTML file with the data arranged by author; links to both the web page from which the file can be accessed and the PDF file for the document itself are given. Searching must be done using the Find function of your web browser. It may be possible to enhance this capability in the future, but much will depend on the reactions of internet users to this work.
The data has been collected and arranged by Andrea Middleton, Brooke Garcia, and Robyn Price, Graduate Assistants in the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, a unit of the Department of Art in the University of Memphis (Tennessee, USA). We have tried to seek out as many books and articles as possible on Egyptological subjects which are freely accessible to anyone without the need for privileged access. Thus we have searched sites such as the Internet Archive, the University of Heidelberg Library, the Oriental Institute, the Metropolitan Museum, the Giza Library, Ancient World Online (AWOL), and many more, as well as attempting to collect links noted in the pages of EEF (Egyptologists' Electronic Forum) News.
Sites which require institutional access or a password are not included—thus journals on JSTOR have not been indexed. Nor have papers available on or (BIFAO) been included here. It is likely that some articles on JSTOR are duplicated elsewhere, and it is equally possible that some articles and books are available at more than one location. In the latter case, we have tried to give all the options.
Please report comments, errors, omissions, etc. to  nigel.strudwick @ We hope this work is useful.

Nigel Strudwick
September 2014

ASOR Annual Meeting Programs

ASOR Annual Meeting Academic and Business Meetings Schedule

    Annual Meeting Academic and Business Meetings Schedules

    Past Annual Meetings

    2013: Baltimore, MD
      • 2013 Academic Program Schedule in PDF.
      • 2013 Business Meetings Schedule in HTML and PDF.
      • 2013 Schedule At-A-Glance in HTML and PDF.
    2012: Chicago, IL
      • 2012 Academic Program Schedule in PDF.
      • 2012 Business Meetings Schedule in PDF.
    2011: San Francisco, CA
      • 2011 Academic Program Schedule in PDF.
      • 2011 Business Meetings Schedule in PDF.
    2010: Atlanta, GA
      • 2010 Academic Program Schedule in PDF.
      • 2010 Business Meetings Schedule in PDF.
    2009: New Orleans, LA
    2008: Boston, MA
    2007: San Diego, CA
    2006: Washington, DC
    2005: Philadelphia, PA
    2004: San Antonio, TX
    2003: Atlanta, GA
    2002: Toronto, ON
    2001: Boulder, CO
    2000: Washington, DC (centennial celebration)
    2000: Nashville, TN
    1999: Cambridge, MA
    1998: Orlando, FL
    1997: Napa, CA

      Punk Archaeology: The Book

      Punk Archaeology: The Book
      ISBN-13: 978-0692281024 (The Digital Press at The University of North Dakota)
      ISBN-10: 0692281029
      Edited By
      William Caraher
      Kostis Kourelis
      Andrew Reinhard
      Download it here or here.
      Punk Archaeology is a irreverent and relevant movement in archaeology, and these papers provide a comprehensive anti-manifesto.

      This volume was made possible by a whole community of folks ranging from the relentless Andrew Reinhard who proofed this over and over and over again to Aaron Barth who put together the conference which produced these papers. The authors were great to work with except Richard Rothaus who insisted that we include his handwritten paper. (I kid, I kid). Support for the whole deal came from the Cyprus Research Fund, the Center for Heritage Renewal at North Dakota State University, and the North Dakota Humanities Council. Administrators at the University of North Dakota are to be commended for raising their eyebrows politely and ignoring what I was doing