• ROMARCH: New Research Fellowships in Cyprus at CAARI


    The Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) in Nicosia, Cyprus, invites applications for two CAARI RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. The fellowships provide $8000 each and are designed for scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and related natural sciences who already have their PhDs, whose research engages the culture, history, archaeology, or geography of Cyprus, and who would derive significant benefit from research time on the island. Particular consideration will be given to applicants whose projects will enable them to include Cyprus in their teaching. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

    Recipients will receive $2000 to be used for transport, $5500 toward living expenses and an additional $500 for research expenses on the island. Residence at CAARI is required. Recipients will present a public lecture or workshop on their research at CAARI during their residency, file a report on their project at its conclusion, and acknowledge CAARI in publications resulting from research done there. The fellowship could be held concurrently by the annual Senior Scholar in Residence (with separate application for each position).

    CAARI is located in central Nicosia close to the Cyprus Museum, major libraries, and the main business and commercial district. The institute has hostel accommodations and excellent research facilities, in particular its library with extensive holdings covering all periods of Cypriot history and prehistory, as well as a good basic collection of works on Anatolia, the Aegean and the Near East.

    APPLICATION FORM: see www.caari.org/fellowships

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 18, 2013

    FURTHER INFORMATION is available from:
    656 Beacon Street (Fifth Floor)
    Boston, MA 02215
    Fax: 617-353-6575
    Email: caari@bu.edu

    Donald Keller
    CAARI Boston Office

  • ROMARCH: Archaeologia Bulgaria vol. 16.3

    Archaeologia Bulgarica

    Recent publications:

    Lyudmil Vagalinski


    Archaeologia Bulgarica XVI 2012 #3


    • Kogălniceanu, R.: Human Remains from the Mesolithic to the Chalcolithic
      Period in Southern Romania. An
      Update on the Discoveries…1
    • Pentschev, V.: Teil eines Sammelfunds mit „barbarischen” Nachahmungen
      von Tetradrachmen aus Thasos und
      Maroneia (І. Jh. v.Chr.) aus dem Fonds des Nationalen Historischen
      Museums Sofia…47
    • Jordanov, I.: The Diocese of Thrace (5th – 7th c.) according to the
      Sigillographic Data…57
    • Cholakov, I. D. / Chukalev, K.: Statistical Data on Archaeological
      Field Surveys in Bulgaria,
      2011 Season…77


    • Vagalinski, L. / Sharankov, N. / Torbatov, S. (eds.). The Lower Danube
      Roman Limes (1st– 6th C. AD). Sofia, 2012,
      526 pp., 275 b&w illus. (Breeze, D.)…91
    • Fingarova, G. Die Baugeschichte der Sophienkirche in Sofia. Reichert
      Verlag. Wiesbaden, 2011, 209 S., 191 Tafeln
      (Ivanov, M.)…95
  • ROMARCH: Call for Papers: APA session on the Historia Augusta

    Pasts, Presents, and Futures of the Historia Augusta

    Call for papers

    A panel proposed for the 2014 APA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL

    Co-Organizers: Mary T. Boatwright (Duke University) and Kathryn Langenfeld (Duke University)

    As interest in the later Roman Principate and early Dominate grows and results in ever more historical, literary, cultural, and art historical studies, scholars increasingly turn to the Historia Augusta.  Although notorious for its puzzles and self-contradictions, this is our most extensive historical source reporting information about the second and third centuries CE. Furthermore, its purported Diocletianic/Constantinian date, and the authoritative (though not universally accepted) claim that this collection of imperial biographies was actually written at the end of the fourth century CE, encourages use of the Historia Augusta by those examining the later Roman empire and late antique Rome.  But the complexity of this source means it cannot simply be mined for data convenient for any particular argument, albeit presented with caveats.  More importantly, our deepening understanding of the rich culture and history of the second through fourth centuries CE enables new and beneficial inquiry into all aspects of the Historia Augusta.

    We solicit papers examining historiographical and historical issues in the HA. Continue reading

  • ROMARCH: Linked Ancient World Data Institute

    NEH-FUNDED LINKED ANCIENT WORLD DATA INSTITUTE (LAWDI): Applications due Monday, February, 18, 2013.

    Drew University and New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) will host the Linked Ancient World Data Institute (LAWDI) from May 30st to June 1st, 2013. The venue will be the Drew University campus in New Jersey. “Linked Open Data” is an approach to the creation of digital resources that emphasizes connections between diverse information on the basis of published and stable web addresses (URIs) that identify common concepts and individual items. LAWDI, funded by the Office of Digital Humanities of the National Endowment for Humanities, will bring together an international faculty of practitioners working in the field of Linked Data with twenty attendees who are implementing or planning the creation of digital resources. LAWDI’s intellectual scope is the Ancient Mediterranean and Ancient Near East, two fields in which a large and increasing number of digital resources is available, with rich coverage of the archaeology, literature and history of these regions. Continue reading