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Open Access Journal: Annuaire de la Société archéologique de la province de Constantine

Annuaire de la Société archéologique de la province de Constantine
ISSN: 2195-934X

Die „Societé Archéologique de la Province de Contantine“ war ein Zusammenschluss interessierter Altertumsforscher. Ihre Forschungen konzentrierten sich auf die Spuren der römischen Besiedlung der antiken Stadt Cirta, dem heutigen Constantine in Algerien.

Von dort sowie von weiteren römischen Fundplätzen der Region wurden von den Mitgliedern der Societé Archéologique vor allem Inschriften publiziert. Viele der Fundstätten, über die die Societé Archéologique berichtete, sind heute nicht mehr zu sehen.

Der erste Jahrgang der Zeitschrift erschien 1853, bereits nach wenigen Jahren wurde 1862 die Herausgabe eingestellt.

2.1854-1855 (1855)
3.1856/57 (1858)
4.1858-1859 (1860)

Cirta/Constantina in Pleiades

See the full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies


Open Access Journal: Recueil des notices et mémoires de la Société archéologique de Constantine

Recueil des notices et mémoires de la Société archéologique de Constantine
ISSN: 2195-9331

Sér. 2,7=17.1875 (1876)
Sér. 2,8=18.1876/77(1878)
Sér. 2,9=19.1878(1879)
Sér. 2,10=20.1879-1880(1881)
Sér. 2,11=21.1881
Sér. 3,1=22.1882(1883)
Sér. 3,2=23.1883-1884(1885)
Sér. 3,3=24.1886-1887(1888)
Sér. 3,4=25.1888-1889(1889)
Sér. 3,5=26.1890-1891(1892)
Sér. 3,6=27.1892(1893)
Sér. 3,7=28.1893(1894)
Sér. 3,8=29.1894(1895)
Sér. 3,9=30.1895-1896(1897)
Sér. 3,10=31.1897
Sér. 4,1=32.1898
Sér. 4,2=33.1899(1900)
Sér. 4,3=34.1900(1901)
Sér. 4,4=35.1901(1902)
Sér. 4,5=36.1902
Ser. 4: 6 = 37.1903(1904)
Ser. 4: 7 = 38.1904(1905)
Ser. 4: 8 = 39.1905(1906)
Sér. 4,9=40.1906(1907)
Sér. 4,10=41.1907(1908)
Sér. 4,11=42.1908(1909)
Sér. 4,12=43.1909(1910)
Sér. 5,1=44.1910(1911)
Sér. 5,2=45.1911(1912)
Sér. 5,3=46.1912(1913)
Sér. 5,4=47.1913(1914)
Sér. 5,5=48.1914(1915)
Sér. 5,6=49.1915(1916)
Sér. 5,7=50.1916(1917)
Sér. 5,8=51.1917-1918
Sér. 5,9=52.1919-1920(1921)
Sér. 5,10=53.1921-1922
Sér. 5,11=54.1922-1923
Sér. 5,12=55.1923-1924(1925)
Sér. 5,13=56.1925



The Acropolis becomes digitally accessible

The Acropolis becomes digitally accessible

The Acropolis Educational Resources Repository includes educational resources produced by the Information and Education Department of the Acropolis Restoration Service. Teachers, students and families can search the open access repository and enrich their teaching with valuable material related to the archaeological site and the Acropolis Museum, namely printable documents, brochures, photos, films, publications, digital games etc.

The Acropolis becomes digitally accessible

The user can choose a category (Educator, Visitor, Family, Student) and navigate through the repository’s content. This way students can easily find reference materials, teachers have free access to rich material and sources of inspiration to plan their lesson, and parents and visitors can get informed to prepare themselves for a visit to the archaeological site and the Museum of Acropolis.

Offering navigation options that vary according to the role of the user, the subject (Architecture, Sculpture, Goddess Athena, Daily Life, Restoration) or the monument (Parthenon, Erechtheion, Propylaia), the material can be easily located.

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Open Access Archaeology Digest #84

A nice batch of Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles:

The Middle Paleolithic Percussion or Pressure Flaking Tools? The comparison of experimental and archaeological material from Croatia

Examples of Mediaeval Seals

L’Habitation de Loyola: Un Rare Exemple de Prosperite en Guyane Francaise

Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at:



Open Access Priorities

Michael Eisen is basically right on the fundamentals: There would be a huge conflict of interest if compliance with the White House Open Access (OA) mandate were left to publishers instead of researchers and their institutions. Publishers would do… [...]



AWOL passed the 1.5 million page views threshold this autumn (from 1,133,268 on 1 January 2013), and is now approaching 5800 subscribers by email.  I’m gratified that such a large number of you find AWOL interesting enough to voluntarily add another piece of email to your busy queues each day.

You may follow AWOL directly via News Feed (user count not easy to discover), via Feedburner (these are the ca. 5800 email subscribers), on Facebook (1,077 likes),  or on Twitter @ISAWLibrary (693 followers).  You can also follow AWOL on Google+.

AWOL’ s Alphabetical list of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies currently includes 1179 titles.  I’m  currently editing and revising the list – a slow process

The following graph charts the growth of traffic on AWOL over its lifetime:

Since May 2010, Blogger has been keeping detailed statistics on usage of files hosted there. In that period the ten most frequently viewed AWOL pages have been:

Entry Pageviews

I invite you to make use of the full suite of Online Resources from ISAW currently available from ISAW and its collaborators under the terms of open licenses:

Ancient World Digital Library Book Viewer
The first fruits of an effort to accelerate and enhance access to the emerging global library of digital publications on the ancient world, the AWDL Book Viewer lets users read and search digitized copies of previously printed scholarly materials. In addition to page images of many digitized volumes, AWDL currently hosts an online version of Roger Bagnall and Giovanni Ruffini. (2012) Amheida I. Ostraka from Trimithis, Volume 1: Texts from the 2004–2007 Seasons.
Ancient World Image Bank
View and download over 2,000 free digital images of sites and objects from the ancient world, contributed by ISAW faculty, staff and friends.
Ancient World Online
Find out about all the latest online and open-access material relating to the ancient world, regardless of where it’s published.
Learn about the objects and cultures featured in ISAW’s public exhibitions at 15 East 84th Street in New York. Even though these exhibitions eventually close or move on to other locations, the websites for them remain, providing permanent access to images, maps and other materials.
ISAW Papers
ISAW Papers is an open-content scholarly journal that publishes article-length works on any topic within the scope of ISAW’s scholarly research.
Search and browse over 50,000 ancient Greek and Latin documents preserved on papyrus and other materials. Images, texts, translations and descriptions contributed by scholars and institutions around the world. Get the latest project news via the Digital Papyrology Blog.
Planet Atlantides
News aggregators for ancient studies. This site gathers together news, commentary and other posts from a variety of blogs and sites around the web and provides the aggregate in an easy-to-read web page as well as in a variety of web feed formats.
Use, create and share information about ancient places, spaces and geographic names. Over 30,000 places registered (and growing). Get Pleiades Project News here.
Social Media
You can follow ISAW on TwitterFacebook, LinkedIn,, Google+, or (via one of our web feeds) in your favorite feed reader or aggregator.

I  also invite you to amuse yourself by browsing through Bookplates of Scholars in Ancient Studies. If any of you have additions, corrections or comments on that, please do get in touch with me.  I’m particularly interested if you can surface other interesting bookplates of scholars of antiquity.

As always, comments – online or offline – about AWOL are welcome.

Earlier administrative notes with user statistics have been posted in October 2012, August 2012April 2012, March 2012, November 2011, October 2011July 2011, April 2011, January 2011December 2010October 2010, August 2010July 2010, May 2010January 2010 , and June 2013. [...]


Open Access Journal: ISIMU: Revista sobre Oriente Próximo y Egipto en la antigüedad

 [First posted in AWOL 18 February 2011. Updated 8 June 2013]

ISIMU: Revista sobre Oriente Próximo y Egipto en la antigüedad
ISSN: 1575-3492

Isimu es una revista de periodicidad anual. Sus secciones separadas -dedicadas a los ámbitos originalmente definidos como Asiriología y Egiptología- están abiertas a estudios y resultados de la investigación hoy repartida entre historia, arqueología y filología, pero también y por su propia y declarada voluntad interdisciplinar, a los de las ciencias exactas, físicas y naturales alcanzados en las mismas áreas de Oriente Próximo y Egipto.

 (Full text through volumes 7,  recent volumes have abstracts and TOC only)

Journal table of contents




Open Access Archaeology Digest #82

Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: Alternative methods of disseminating archaeological findings from CRM contexts: examples from the American Southwest… [...]


Open Access Archaeology Digest #81

Open Access (free to read) articles on archaeology:

The seals of the Scottish Court of Exchequer

Terrain Modelling, Deposit Survival and Urban Archaeology

Regent Mar’s Ludging, Stirling, with Sketches.

Excavations at Dukes Place: The Roman Defences

Notice of the Discovery of a Roman Bowl in Glasgow Green, and Roman Remains Found at Yorkhill.

Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at:



“CHORUS”: Yet Another Trojan Horse from the Publishing Industry

The OSTP should on no account be taken in by the Trojan Horse that is being offered by the research publishing industry’s “CHORUS.”

CHORUS is just the latest successor organisation for self-serving anti-Open Access (OA) lobbying by the publishing industry. Previous incarnations have been the “PRISM coalition” and the “Research Works Act.”

1. It is by now evident to everyone that OA is inevitable, because it is optimal for research, researchers, research institutions, the vast R&D industry, students, teachers, journalists and the tax-paying public that funds the research.

2. Research is funded by the public and conducted by researchers and their institutions for the sake of research progress, productivity and applications — not in order to guarantee publishers’ current revenue streams and modus operandi: Research publishing is a service industry and must adapt to the revolutionary new potential that the online era has opened up for research, not vice versa!

3. That is why both research funders (like NIH) and research institutions (like Harvard) — in the US as well as in the rest of the world — are increasingly mandating (requiring) OA: See ROARMAP.

4. Publishers are already trying to delay the potential benefits of OA to research progress by imposing embargoes of 6-12 months or more on research access that can and should be immediate in the online era.

5. The strategy of CHORUS is to try to take the power to provide OA out of the hands of researchers so that publishers gain control over both the timetable and the insfrastructure for providing OA.

6. And, without any sense of the irony, the publisher lobby (which already consumes so much of the scarce funds available for research) is attempting to do this under the pretext of saving “precious research funds” for research!

7. It is for researchers to provide OA, and for their funders and institutions to mandate and monitor OA provision by requiring deposit in their institutional repositories — which already exist, for multiple purposes.

8. Depositing in repositories entails no extra research expense for research, just a few extra keystrokes, from researchers.

9. Institutional and subject repositories keep both the timetable and the insfrastructure for providing OA where it belongs: in the hands of the research community, in whose interests it is to provide OA.

10. The publishing industry’s previous ploys — PRISM and the Research Works Act — were obviously self-serving Trojan Horses, promoting the publishing industry’s interests disguised as the interests of research.

Let the OSTP not be taken in this time either.

Giles, J. (2007) PR’s ‘pit bull’ takes on open access. Nature 5 January 2007.

Harnad, S. (2012) Research Works Act H.R.3699: The Private Publishing Tail Trying To Wag The Public Research Dog, Yet Again. Open Access Archivangelism 287 January 7. 2012



Open Access Journal: Historische Literatur: Rezensionszeitschrift von H-Soz-u-Kult

Historische Literatur: Rezensionszeitschrift von H-Soz-u-Kult
ISSN: 1611-9509

Historische Literatur ist eine vier Mal jährlich erscheinende Rezensionszeitschrift von H-Soz-u-Kult, einem verbreiteten Internetforum für die Geschichtswissenschaften. Der Name steht für das Programm der Zeitschrift, denn Historische Literatur veröffentlicht ausschließlich Besprechungen aktueller historischer Publikationen und thematische Forschungs- und Literaturüberblicke. Sie berücksichtigt dabei ohne Privilegierung spezieller Forschungsansätze und Methoden ein möglichst breites Spektrum historisch relevanter Publikationen, die alle Epochen adäquat abdecken und fachliche, methodische wie regionale Aspekte angemessen einbinden. Dabei stehen die deutschsprachigen Neuerscheinungen im Vordergrund, jedoch findet die fremdsprachige Fachliteratur zunehmend Berücksichtigung.

Historische Literatur steht zudem auch für ein Experiment, denn die Zeitschrift bzw. deren Inhalt erscheint in mehrfacher Weise in hybrider Form. Die in den jeweiligen Quartalsbänden der Rezensionszeitschrift abgedruckten Besprechungen und Artikel wurden für H-Soz-u-Kult geschrieben und sowohl über den Mailverteiler einzeln an die Subskribenten des Forums verteilt als auch über die Websites von H-Soz-u-Kult in Berlin und des H-Net in Michigan der Fachöffentlichkeit zugänglich gemacht. Die Besprechungen eines jeden Quartals wurden zwischen 2003 und 2008 zusätzlich in sowohl elektronisch wie gedruckt verfügbaren Heften zusammengefasst. Ende 2008 wurde die Druckausgabe aus finanziellen Erwägungen eingestellt; seit 2009 erscheinen die Quartalshefte nur noch in elektronischer Form auf dem Dokumenten- und Publikationsserver der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Die Rezensionszeitschrift Historische Literatur ist ein Kooperationsprojekt in mehrfacher Hinsicht: den Inhalt steuern die Fachredakteure von H-Soz-u-Kult durch ihre fortlaufende Arbeit bei, weshalb sie auch das gemeinsame Herausgeberkollektiv der Zeitschrift stellen. Die technische Realisation geht zurück auf eine Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem Kooperationsprojekt Clio-online und den Mitarbeitern des von Einrichtungen der Humboldt-Universität, der Universitätsbibliothek und dem Computer- und Medienzentrum, getragenen Projektes edoc-Server (Dokumenten- und Publikationsserver).

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Themenschwerpunkt: Das Historische Buch 2004
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Themenschwerpunkt: Konfessionen und religiöse Weltdeutung in der Frühen Neuzeit
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Themenschwerpunkt: Das Jahr 1968