This website is the home page of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA). The site gives details of the School's history and activities, including information on: membership; study programs; job vacancies; fellowships; lectures; and conferences. The user can also find out about research facilities here, including the School's various libraries and archives. Also included on the site are sections relating to the ASCSA's excavations and field projects, with information on the staff, activities and resources of these projects. Details are given of excavations in ancient Corinth and the Athenian agora, and there is also a list of links to the websites of affiliated North American field projects. The website is fully searchable.
The Beazley Archive is a research unit of the University of Oxford's Faculty of Literae Humaniores; this is its website. The original archive of Sir John Beazley (1885-1970) included about 250,000 photographs, notes, drawings and books relating to ancient Greek and Roman art. In 1979 information technology (IT) projects began with the Pottery Database of Athenian figure-decorated vases of the 7th-4th centuries BC. Since 1992 IT projects on other aspects of classical art have been created. This website displays information about the Archive, including publications and bibliographies, and gives access to the IT projects and databases. These include: gems; pottery; sculpture; and the dictionary. For example: Pottery - The Beazley Archive text database records information about Athenian figure-decorated vases illustrated in publications available to the Ashmolean Library. Begun in 1979, it now has over 67,000 entries, with fourteen fields, including bibliographical references, find-place, shape and iconographical terms. In 1992 the Archive began to participate in a European Union project (RAMA) linking the collections of seven museums across Europe via the Internet. This project enabled the Beazley Archive to begin digitising its photographs and drawings. These include a vast collection of images of classical sites. An enhanced version of the original database is now available via the website (users may search for images according to location). The Dictionary feature of the resource is an excellent alphabetical guide to classical sites and terminology (including references to places, technical terms, buildings, people, gods and other figures from myth); each explanatory entry is accompanied by relevant images from the archive's collection. The project received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) within the Resource Enhancement Scheme.
This Web page describes AHRC-funded research to re-display the Ancient Greek and Roman collections at the University of Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum. The project aims to bring the University's archaeological scholarship into "conversation" with contemporary museum display practices, in the light of recent advances in art history research, moving away from 'thematic' or 'stylistic' displays, towards an understanding of the role of "changing technology, the complexities of workshop practices, and the role of ancient markets" as well the influence of collectors on museum objects. Outputs will include a new public catalogue and Web pages for visitors.
The University of Melbourne's Classics and Archaeology Virtual Museum Project puts online the majority of the contents of the Classics and Archaeology wing of the University's Ian Potter Museum, together with a number of collections not owned by the University. This vast online resource offers access to Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Middle Eastern manuscripts, pottery, coinage, bronzes, vases and sculpture.The centrepiece of the site is the database that allows the user to search the collection. Over 7000 images are available, and there are a number of photos for each object, taken from differing angles and with varying degrees of detail. This makes the site particularly useful for research, as do the full descriptions, bibliographies and comparisons for individual pieces. This information, with all other relevant data such as date, provenance and material, is attractively presented and easily accessible. The self-directed tour allows the user easy access to full lists of the artefacts and the history of the individual collections. There is extensive documentation about the development of the museum and the virtual museum project.
This is the website of the Warburg Institute, a department of the University of London which aims to further the study of those elements of European art, literature and philosophy which are derived from the ancient world. The site provides a wide range of resources and includes: information on the Institute's history; details of staff and students (including information on fellowships and graduate study programmes); a programme of events; contents lists for the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes from 1937 to the present; the Institute's newsletter; details of its publications; a link to the library catalogue and index of the Institute's photographic collection. Perhaps most usefully for researchers, the Institute's digital collections of texts can also be accessed here, with out-of-print source material on medieval and Renaissance studies available for download in PDF format. Topics covered by these e-texts include: Renaissance Platonism; sources in Italian art; sources in the history of astrology; the iconography of Christian art; and the survival of classical art.