Fieldnotes: Digital Resources

A permanent list of digital resources in archaeology and related fields.

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Since its founding in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens has amassed a huge collection of both published and unpublished information. This includes books, journals, photographs, excavation notebooks, personal papers, maps, and scientific data sets. One of the major initiatives of the School in recent years has been to digitize these resources into an ASCSA Digital Library, which is actually a collection of several databases either administered directly by the School or in conjunction with other institutions. This page provides a central point of access to these major digital resources. ASCSA Multimedia Presentations AMBROSIA: The Union Catalogue of the Libraries ASCSA.net: Interdepartmental Database of the Agora and Corinth Excavations Alison Frantz Photographic Collection Archaeological Photographic Collection Dorothy Burr Thompson Collection Historical Archives of the Gennadius Library Scrapbooks of John (Joannes) Gennadius Mapping Mediterranean Lands
Located only ten miles apart in the central piedmont of North Carolina, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill together employ one of the largest concentrations of archaeologists in the United States, distributed in departments of classics or classical studies, art history, religious studies, and anthropology. The Consortium for Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology collaborates in order to enhance archaeology curricula and concentrations in the respective departments. The Consortium fosters an interdisciplinary dialogue on methods, theory, and practice in classical archaeology and material culture, provide students access to seminars, excavations, and other research opportunities, academic advising, and develop avenues for curricular and extra-curricular interaction.
An indispensible tool for researchers in all disciplines who wish to learn about the latest archaeological discoveries in Greece and Cyprus, Archaeology in Greece Online/Chronique des fouilles en ligne is a richly illustrated topographical database with a mapping feature to locate field projects within sites and regions.
Elijah School of The Prophet.com is an online Biblical Research Center that provides a resource of Biblical Studies concerned with information of a religious nature, although we are certainly not limited to religious studies in the strictest sense of the word.
The Epigraphical Museum is unique in Greece and the largest of its kind in the world. It safeguards 13,510, mostly Greek, inscriptions, which cover the period from early historical times to the Late Roman period, primarily in Greece. The museum is housed in the south wing ground floor of the National Archaeological Museum. It comprises an internal and external courtyard (atrium), a lobby, eleven rooms, a large hypostyle Pi-shaped corridor, a gallery, offices, a laboratory for the conservation of inscribed stone monuments and lavatories. Only the courtyards, lobby and four rooms are open to the public; the other premisces are accessible only to researchers and staff.
Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives ETANA is a cooperative project of: American Oriental Society | American Schools of Oriental Research | Case Western Reserve University | Cobb Institute of Archaeology at Mississippi State | Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University | International Association for Assyriology | Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago | Society of Biblical Literature | Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University | State University of New York at Stony Brook | Vanderbilt University | Virginia Polytechnic and State University
Maintained by the Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica (AIAC), Fasti Online offers two web components of interest to Mediterranean archaeology. One is a searchable, geographically organized database of current Mediterranean fieldwork. At present, the majority of content relates to fieldwork in Italy. The other component of the site is a peer-reviewed venue FOLD&R (Fasti Online Documents and Research) for offering short field reports. At present, the geographic scope of the content includes Italy and Bulgaria.
Opened in 1926 with 26,000 volumes from diplomat and bibliophile, Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now holds a richly diverse collection of over 116,000 books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating the Hellenic tradition and neighboring cultures.
The Rome Department of the German Archeological Institute developed out of the Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica founded in 1829. The oldest European research institution, the Rome Department became a public institution supported by the Prussian state in 1871. Today the library's holdings are of international significance, a result of the Institute's long history and the many generous private donations it has received. Its holdings include one of the largest specialized photo collections in Italy, an extensive reference collection for academic research, including the well-established archive and the archeological bibliography (Realkatalog) that allows for the search of relevant publications. In particular, the collection focuses on Italian and North African Archeology from the pre-historical to the medieval periods.

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