Università degli Studi di Trento
Sistema Bibliotecario di Ateneo - Servizio Fac. di Lettere

RES NOVAS
 6/2004 (LXXV)
Notiziario (saltuario) di umanesimo digitale

-Siti di interesse umanistico
-Varia
-Info   (comprese: nuove accessioni)
-Risorse elettroniche  (cdrom e abbonamenti online)
-Arretrati

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SITI DI INTERESSE UMANISTICO



PATRONAGE- UND KLIENTELSYSTEME AM WIENER HOF

http://www.univie.ac.at/Geschichte/wienerhof/

"Patronage- und Klientelsysteme am Wiener Hof is a research project at the University of Vienna which explores the formal structure of the old Viennese court in its religious, political, economic and familial (royal and noble) aspects. The site traces the growth and workings of this institution in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as it built on a network of patronage and client relationships within the high society and culture of imperial Austria. The site posts images and plans of various buildings related to the court, as well as their growing prevalence in the topography of Vienna itself.
There is an outstanding subsite entitled Quellen (Sources) of relevant scanned contemporary primary documents which will be of interest to historians. The anticipation of a nascent bureaucracy is also a focus here, with a helpful list of the names of officials from the early-to-mid seventeenth century, and a chart illustrating the structure of the court and its various offices from the same period. The site then provides several fascinating flow charts showing the connections between different political and familial groupings, their leaders and their interrelationships. One of the highlights among these subsites is the page devoted to Hofdamen (Court ladies). Visitors should also note the Personenregister, with an alphabetical list of important contemporary figures, and some links to individual short biographies. Under the heading Literatur, the site gives an extensive secondary source bibliography. This site would be a noteworthy aid for academic research or serve as an excellent teaching tool, particularly at the postgraduate level." (cit. da: Humbul  21/7/2004)

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CLAROS - Concordance of Greek inscriptions

http://www.dge.filol.csic.es/claros/cnc/2cnc.htm

"Researchers working in Greek epigraphy know how laborious can be sometimes the location of the bibliography generated by an inscription or a series of inscriptions throughout the years. The purpose of the data base CLAROS is to make easier the task of locating new editions of Greek inscriptions appeared all along the last hundred years. It is designed to help the epigraphists, but particularly, we think, the non specialists (historians, linguists, philologists, etc.), less acquainted than those to find their paths in the bibliographical jungle into which this discipline has turned...
...This data base has no claims to be exhaustive and does not try to collect every edition of each inscription included. It is only a sum of the concordances included at the end of many epigraphical collections that were published since the end of the Nineteen Century. In addition, we have included a certain number of concordances prepared by the authors of the Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum for volumes that had an incomplete concordance or had no concordance at all (more than 180). Finally, we made a number of concordances through direct reading of volumes that also had no concordance (those are more than 60). Among them can be mentioned for instance collections such as GVI, INomima, ISE, ISic.MG, RDGE, Schwyzer or Sokolowski.
The very different systems of quotation followed by epigraphists, not only for what regards the abbreviations, but also numbers of volume, years, pages, numbers of inscription, etc., have been systematically unified, as far as possible. This work of revision has been no less laborious than compiling and entering the references.
To these two phases of the work it followed the design of a suitable and efficient computer data base. Our priority has been to present all the useful information (Search Form, Results, information on the publications, Help and Sort Form) almost simultaneously without shifting the screen, the Search Form being permanently visible in the top part of the screen.
This fourth version of CLAROS contains more then 380.000 equivalences coming from near 450 collections. In general terms (with the main exceptions of the concordances of SEG and BE), we only collect references to editions and translations, not to commentaries that do not include the Greek text or a translation. We think that, once the editions are located, it will be easy to find further critical bibliography. Nevertheless, we have exceptionally gathered also references to commentaries in the case of those collections that in its final concordance mix both types of references, not being easy to separate them." (cit.dal web propr.26/7/2004)

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THE DANCE OF DEATH

http://www.dodedans.com/Eindex.htm

"This is an exhaustive and well-researched study of the "Dance of the Dead" murals found across medieval Northern Europe. It focusses on the mural from Lübeck (destroyed during the Second World War) but also includes murals in Talinn, Berlin, London and Paris. The site has plenty of pictures and a careful walk-through of the Lübeck mural which correlates the text - dialogues between the various dancers and Death - with each scene. This sets the framework for the author's discussion of other murals. Where ever possible, he offers the original text (as well as a translation) to go along with each mural, and in several cases offers scanned images from printed books. There are also several essays contextualizing the Dance of Death in terms of the Black Death, attitudes to the church and the Reformation, and a good discussion of how the Dance of the Dead shifts as the Reformation spreads. There is no reference to wider cults of the dead or the pre-Christian background to such beliefs. One section is dedicated to Holbein's work, which marks the end of the development of the Dance of the Dead. The author is scrupulous about including the original texts, in a number of medieval European languages, but his English translations are good." (cit. da: Humbul  21/7/2004)

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TEACHING ABOUT RELIGION

http://www.teachingaboutreligion.org/

"Goal: to provide academic information and teaching materials related to teaching about religion in public schools in support of an educational commitment to pluralism, acknowledgment that public schools are for students of all worldviews, whether religious or nonreligious, and the professional understanding that public school teachers need to exercise a scrupulous neutrality regarding religion.
This website is designed to serve professional educators [teachers, administrators, college professors, and curriculum developers] especially in the areas of teaching about religion in history, social studies, and religious studies.  The emphasis is on planning and conducting instruction within U.S. public schools, but site content may also interest others in private schools or home schooling.
The site offers educational information in the form of a worldview sampler, background information on a broad range of topics (e.g. religious liberty, teaching about religion and the nonreligious worldview, civic responsibilities), links to free lesson plans, links to other sites, position statements, historical information and source material, and resources of additional interest to public school educators, especially in the areas of social science and history.  Specific material highlights social issues and civic concerns associated with introducing religion as subject matter into public school curricula. There are also on-line lessons a teacher can study.  The lessons focus on the necessity for religious neutrality in public schools and offer the teacher guidance on creating within the classroom a "level playing field" for learners inclusive of disparate worldviews and a "civic climate" that is respectful of the freedom of conscience of all the youngsters." (cit.dal web propr.30/7/2004)

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COPTIC STUDIES

http://www.stshenouda.com/

"This website, produced by the St Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society of Los Angeles, is part of an on-going project to preserve and promote Coptic culture by providing digital resources for Coptic language, literary, archaeological and artistic study. Projects include the Coptic Microfilm Library (CML) which aims to put all relevant Coptic and Arabic texts on-line and the Mapping of Coptic Monuments project, which will record all Egyptian Christian architectural and archaeological sites. The (as yet incomplete at the time of writing) Manual of Coptic Studies includes: the liturgy and texts of Coptic Christianity; a history of the language; a guide to Coptic writing and on world; a directory of Coptic scholars. Other features include a useful slide show of frescoes from Coptic churches and monasteries. There is also a run of newsletters from the mid-1990s and downloadable software." (cit. da: Humbul  26/7/2004)

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ANCIENT DIVINATION & ASTROLOGY ON THE WEB

http://www.isidore-of-seville.com/astdiv/index.html

Sito dedicato a vari aspetti dell'astronomia, astrologia, divinazione, magia e interpretazione dei sogni nell'antichità del Mediterraneo e del Vicino Oriente: elenca oltre 215 siti riguardanti antiche fonti, bibliografie, giornali e pubblicazioni accademiche, voci enciclopediche, recensioni, saggi. Segnala molte pagine di livello universitario e accademico e costituisce un 'utile risorsa per studenti e studiosi che si occupano dell' argomento estendendo l'ambito di interesse alle religioni comparate, alla cosmologia, alla filosofia e alla scienza antica.

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POINIKASTAS - Epigraphic sources for early Greek writing

http://poinikastas.csad.ox.ac.uk/

"Based on the life's work and surviving archive of renowned Oxford epigrapher Lilian ('Anne') Jeffery (1915-1986), this resource provides a major database and scholarly tool for the study of early Greek writing and literacy from circa 800-500 BC. Published by the University of Oxford's Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents (CSAD), the website provides information on thousands of inscriptions and their archaeological context as well as a biography of Jeffery by David Lewis reproduced from the Proceedings of the British Academy. The inscriptions can be searched by publication sequence, script types, letter form, site context, object type, region and sub region, and date range. Each entry is given an individual data sheet which includes transcriptions of the inscription and translations, though the fragmentary nature of many of the texts makes the latter quite provisional." (cit. da: Humbul  26/7/2004)

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PASP - Data Base for the use of scripts on Cyprus

http://paspserver.class.utexas.edu/cyprus/index.html

"The people of the island of Cyprus employed a variety of writing systems to record their spoken languages in the Bronze and Iron Ages, including the syllabic Cypro-Minoan and Cypro-Classical scripts as well as alphabetic Greek and Phoenician letters. This specialist resource is an online edition of Dr Nicolle Hirschfeld's 1996 book 'The PASP database for the uses of scripts on Cyprus (Minos Supplement 13) which aims in the long-term to provide a comprehensive account of all the ancient inscriptions and glyphs from Cyprus, whether on stone, clay or metal and coin. The current database includes Cypro-Minoan writings from the Late Bronze Age circa 1700-1000 BC which record an undeciphered language (or languages) and the closely related Cypro-Classical script of the succeeding Iron Age which lasted down to the 3rd century BC when it was displaced by the Greek alphabet. Cypro-Classical was used to record both the local Greek dialect and an undeciphered tongue called Eteo-Cypriot. Phoenician and Roman inscriptions will be added in future editions of the database, in addition to the inscriptions in cuneiform, Egyptian and Ugaritic which have also been found in the island. The database is searchable by inscription number, object type, geographical context, nature and material and is prefaced by various instructions on how to use the data. This resource will benefit researchers in the ancient writings and scripts of the Mediterranean world, particularly those interested in the transmission of the alphabet to the Greek world and the interaction of cultures in the region in the Bronze and Iron Age, as well as more general students of Cypriot and Near Eastern archaeology." (cit. da: Humbul  29/7/2004)

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SNG - Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum

http://www-cm.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/coins/sng/index.html

"The Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum is a British Academy Research Project, the purpose of which is to publish illustrated catalogues of Greek coins in public and private collections in the British Isles. SNG has retained the traditional, very broad, definition of 'Greek' to include the coins produced by all ancient civilisations of the Mediterannean and neighbouring regions except Rome, though it does include the Roman Provincial series often known as 'Greek Imperials'.
The project was inaugurated in 1931 with the publication of the collection of Capt. E.G. Spencer-Churchill. A new and distinctive format was used, with text and illustrations on facing pages. This meant that only limited text was included, with the illustrations having greater prominence than in earlier types of catalogues, and to some extent replacing textual descriptions. This is because the primary purpose of SNG was to make much more material available for study. This format has been retained ever since and has been adopted, along with the title Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, for similar projects in many other countries, including Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.
To date, the British SNG project has published over 30 fascicules from many different public and private collections, and the total world-wide exceeds 120 volumes. The project is supported by the Union Académique Internationale and information on SNG activities world-wide is now co-ordinated by the International Numismatic Commission. The SNG format has effectively become standard for the cataloguing of Greek coins for academic study, and it has also been adopted for other series, e.g. the Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles (SCBI).
...Currently some 25,000 coins from the Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum volumes are online in the form of a searchable database. The original data has been normalised to ensure consistent searches across the volumes. Eventually the database may be expanded to include unpublished material.  The application will thus provide hugely increased access to SNG data." (cit.dal web propr. 2/8/2004)

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CANTUS - A Database for Latin Ecclesiastical Chant

http://publish.uwo.ca/~cantus/

"Latin ecclesiastical chant is the traditional song of Catholic worship. The texts are almost all in Latin, and the majority of them are drawn from the Bible, most often the book of Psalms. There are thousands of individual chants, and they came into existence over a long period, beginning in early Christian times and continuing until as late as the 19th century. Virtually all chants have clearly defined liturgical roles that associate them with either the Mass or the Office, a series of worship services that take place at intervals through the course of each day.
For the vast majority of chants, the date of composition is unknown, as is the composer. But because ecclesiastical chant is the earliest musical repertory of any significant size that has survived, and because chant melodies are often incorporated into the sacred music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, scholars are deeply interested in learning all they can about it. In order to do this they need to have authoritative versions of individual chants to study and analyze, yet there is as yet no critical edition for them to use. Thus they must go to individual manuscripts, compare the relationship of the readings they contain to those of other sources, and try to arrive at assessments of their value as witnesses to this important musical tradition.
CANTUS is a database intended to assist scholars in their study of the chants of the Office. It is made up of indices of the chants in sources of the liturgical Office.  It uses as models two older kinds of indices--those published in various facsimile editions of sources (for example, Paléographie musicale), and those presented by Dom René-Jean Hesbert in Corpus Antiphonalium Officii [hence CAO]." (cit.dal web propr. 6/8/2004)

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DHI - Dictionary of the History of Ideas

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/DicHist/dict.html

"On behalf of the Directors and Board of Editors of the Journal of the History of Ideas, we are pleased to make available, through digitization, a valuable reference work produced in an earlier generation by a remarkably talented group of scholars...
...Published in its original edition in 1973-74 and last reprinted in 1977-1980, the Dictionary of the History of Ideas was a culminating work in a tradition that had been energized by the fight against fascism. It was a tradition committed to the pursuit of disinterested scholarship in the academic sphere and to free expression of thought in the political sphere (as in Arnaldo Momigliano's article "Freedom of Speech in Antiquity"). Among reviewers, F. E. L. Priestley called the Dictionary "monumental," noting the "impressive list of 254 contributors, drawn from a world-wide range of institutions," and Roy Porter remarked on its "conceptual richness," "authoritativeness," and "originality." Peter Gay, anticipating another, different style of research, perceptively suggested that "the cultural history of the future toward which our profession is now aiming will have to embrace both thinker and demagogue, poet and peasant, the writer and the reader of newspaper articles."
The articles contained in this Dictionary return us to time when it was still possible to speak with a confident authoritativeness about central ideas in the Western tradition (non-Western traditions make only a marginal appearance in this work, although there are entries on "China in Western Thought and Culture" and "Islamic Conceptions of Intellectual Life"). As we move into a new century, there are still things to be learned from our scholarly authors about such subjects as "Allegory," "Authority," " "Democracy," "Humanism in Italy," "Love," "Protest Movements," "Relativity," "Religious Toleration," "Romanticism" (in various permutations), "Social Attitudes toward Women," and "War and Militarism."
The ideal reader of the Dictionary of the History of Ideas is whoever finds sustenance in the clear exposition of influential ideas. The DHI recounts the historical development of such ideas across a range of disciplines, including philosophy, religion, politics, literature, and the biological, physical, and social sciences." (cit.dal web propr. 6/8/2004)

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THE RUIN AND CONQUEST OF BRITAIN  400 AD - 600 AD

http://www.cit.gu.edu.au/~sctwiseh/DECB/DECB.html

"This simply designed web site is published by an academic at Griffith University. The site looks at the history of Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries, otherwise known as the Dark Ages, exploring the transition of the country from Roman rule to the medieval kingdoms of England and Wales. The author does this by examining primary source material and drawing a narrative chronology from it. Transcribed primary sources appear on the site, along with a timeline, tables, a discussion of the verifiable facts from this period, maps, illustrations and an academic article about Arthur and the battle of Badon." (cit. da: Humbul  6/8/2004)

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HAWARA PAPIRY

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/GrandLat/hawara/index.html

"In questo sito, realizzato presso il Department of Greek and Latin dell'University College London, Cornelia Römer presenta il progetto di digitalizzazione dei papiri provenienti dallo scavo di W. Flinders Petrie ad Hawara del 1888 e in gran parte custoditi dal 1949 ad UCL.
Nel sito viene presentata la storia dei papiri provenienti da quello scavo e una schedatura dettagliata dei testi pubblicati, con i dati relativi al supporto e al contenuto, nonché i riferimenti alle diverse edizioni e alla bibliografia, con un link al testo della Duke Data Bank of Documentary Papyri, quando disponibile. Per i testi ancora conservati viene fornita anche la fotografia digitale.
L'archivio delle schede è accessibile attraverso vari indici dinamici: per numero di inventario, per numero di pubblicazione nel Sammelbuch, per contenuto e per data." (Fonte: Carla Salvaterra, Rass. degli Str. Inf. per lo St.dell'Ant. Cl.)

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VARIA



COMPACT MEMORY - Wissenschaftsportal für Jüdische Studien
È un archivio digitalizzato di periodici ebraici pubblicati in Germania nel 18mo, 19mo e 20mo secolo. Si tratta di 25 giornali elencati alfabeticamente: di ciascuno sono disponibili una scheda e i fascicoli integrali suddivisi per annate. Dispone di form per la ricerca semplice e complessa di articoli per titolo e autore  su tutti i periodici contemporaneamente oppure su ciascuno di essi; è possibile anche applicare limitazioni temporali. Importante fonte per la storia culturale e sociale degli ebrei in Germania.
http://www.compactmemory.de/

1789-1794  NOTES ET ARCHIVES
"This private site, devoted to the French Revolution, is an extensive documentary resource divided into two parts, Notes and Archives. The Notes section provides secondary and reference sources, arranged under the following headings: Actors of the Revolution; Thematic Articles; Bibliography; Republican Calendar; Cartography; Chronology; Discussion Forum; External Links; and New Books. Perhaps the highlight of the Notes is the online articles subsection, a good secondary source for undergraduates. That said, the organisation of the site presupposes that users can read French and come to the site with some knowledge of the Revolution's main events. Most of the reference subsites here are aimed at a very broad audience, but remain of high quality.
Professional academics can use the Archives both for their own research and as a teaching tool. There are many primary documents from the Revolution available, with all the major pieces normally available in source anthologies as well as some rarer texts. Navigation of this complex part of the site is well done; patience with the subcategories of documents yields rewarding results. Beyond political documents, such as records of assembly debates, the Archives offer song lyrics; contemporary poetry; dramatic pieces; images; and diary entries.
The site posts news of its latest additions. It also has a search engine and interactive elements in its discussion forum and comments page. Remarks from site visitors vary widely, suggesting that the site is used by the public, students and scholars. The site appears to have been regularly maintained over several years." (cit. da: Humbul  21/7/2004)
http://www.royet.org/nea1789-1794/ihm/nea1789-1794.htm

MEMORIA PROJECT
Progetto della Biblioteca Nazionale Ceca, contiene attualmente la descrizione bibliografica di oltre 1000 documenti originali e circa 400.000 immagini digitalizzate, nonché molti manoscritti in full text. La provenienza è dalle principali biblioteche e archivi della Repubblica Ceca..
"MEMORIA is the generic title for the initiatives which have arisen in connection with the management and implementation of the Memoriae Mundi Series Bohemica programme (MMSB). The Memoria Project aims to build a virtual research environment for the sphere of historical book resources.
The objective of the MEMORIA Project is to retrieve important historical documents from the distant past and from inaccessible repositories and safes, for the benefit of contemporary readers. We take the view that recent information about historical documents has been created in good faith and with the best of intentions, just as that of older provenance. Such information came into being at greatly varying times and circumstances, but we adopt it without consideration of its extent or quality. We are convinced that all available information is of value to researchers.
In practical terms, the objective of the MEMORIA programme is to build a virtual research environment for the sphere of historical book resources:  in the form of a public, open catalogue of these resources; by creating digital copies of these resources (images and text) and by making them available through this catalogue; by establishing links to further data relating to these resources (analysis, further descriptive metadata and other electronic documents and objects).
The Manuscriptorium database represents the current outcome of efforts to achieve the above objectives." (cit.dal web propr. 21/7/2004)
http://www.memoria.cz/site_en/index.asp

SHERLOCKIAN.NET
"The Sherlockian.net is a website designed for those studying all aspects of the great Victorian detective, Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930). The site is an almost exhaustive source. The complete collection of Sherlock Holmes stories is given in e-text form, as well as various introductions to the stories containing background information. Under the heading of Holmes and Watson, there are multiple links as well as facts about the characters such as their birthdays, love interests, hobbies, and even star sign. If the mystery of 221B Baker Street, the non-existant home of Sherlock and Watson, interests you, there are various links on this subject. There are pictures, games, sales of Sherlockian items, news of societies and events, and lists of publications on Doyle and Holmes. The site also contains a section for frequently asked questions, and answers to these conundrums, such as did Holmes use drugs? did Holmes have love interests? and various questions about film versions and adaptations of the stories." (cit. da: Humbul  21/7/2004)
http://www.sherlockian.net/

DIDATTICA DELLA STORIA IN UN ARCHIVIO ECCLESIASTICO - Fonti e materiali per docenti
"I materiali didattici che si propongono in queste pagine sono il frutto di un incontro: fra il lavoro degli insegnanti, quello degli archivisti e – sia pur sullo sfondo - quello di chi ha utilizzato le fonti d’archivio per elaborare ricerca storica. Si è trattato di un’attività comune fra docenti, storici e archivisti, che si è snodata negli incontri di un affiatato gruppo di lavoro impegnato, dal 1997/98, ad animare i laboratori didattici organizzati presso l’Archivio storico del Patriarcato di Venezia in collaborazione con l’IRRSAEV, oggi IRRE del Veneto.
Gli itinerari sono rivolti alle insegnanti e agli insegnanti che desiderano sperimentare nella pratica didattica un approccio con le fonti archivistiche: per essi vengono messi a disposizione materiali e sussidi da utilizzare con gli studenti." (cit.dal web propr.)
Le sezioni comprendono: i documenti (le fonti archivistiche, cartografiche, iconografiche), percorsi didattici, schede di approfondimento, esercizi (temi generali e analisi di documenti, redazione di pagine storiografiche, proposte di produzione creativa, letteraria e teatrale), glossario e bibliografia.
http://www.archpatr.191.it/quadernodidattica/

COMPOSITION CENTER - Writing Assistance Program
"By far our most popular resource among faculty, the Writing Assistance Program provides trained undergraduate writing assistants to individual courses throughout the disciplines.
The program operates on the premise that revision is the single most critical step in improving student writing. By using a writing assistant, you can build an extra draft into the writing process without increasing your reading load. At the end of the process, students will have undergone an additional draft of a paper, having rethought and rewritten their work, and you will receive substantially improved papers in the final drafts." (cit.dal web propr. 27/7/2004)
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~compose/faculty/index.html

CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
"Welcome to Oxford Classical Mythology Online! A companion to Morford and Lenardon's best-selling Mythology, this site offers users of the book a large number of resources and information. Chapter-specific activities and links allow students to explore the web and engage in exercises that focus on the key elements of each part of the book. Reference materials such as bibliographies, glossaries and maps provide support for research and further learning. The site even has a growing list of new translations provided by the authors." (cit.dal web propr. 27/7/2004)
Disponibili anche tre presentazioni in Power Point da utilizzare per uso didattico:  Greek Sagas and Local Legends, Myths of Creation and the Gods,  The Nature of Roman Mythology.
http://www.classicalmythology.org/

FOUCAULT.INFO
"Foucault.info is divided into two main sections: the reference part includes a few texts to present Michel Foucault as well as documents written by Foucault, and a page of links to a selection of resources available on the web; the web log section presents articles, reviews of books, announcements and basically anything directly or slightly related to Michel Foucault, provided it was approved by the editor. Foucault.info has been on the web since 1998, it is now visited by more than 15.000 readers every month." (cit.dal web propr. 29/7/2004)
http://foucault.info/

CRITICAL THINKING ON THE WEB
"This site aims to gather in one place links to all the most useful critical thinking resources on the web. It certainly doesn't even try to link to every critical thinking-related page - just the ones that, in my opinion, are reasonable quality and worth a visit. Links are added to the site on a regular basis, as additional resources come to my attention. Links are organised loosely into categories, which are listed alphabetically; within categories, links are usually listed in roughly the order I discovered them. Some links appear on multiple pages.
My general strategy has been to let the resources describe themselves, by quoting some relevant part of the linked page. This is a lot less effort than drafting an informative annotation of my own, if sometimes less useful. The site is biased towards university or college-level critical thinking, and also towards informal reasoning, since these are my own starting points. However I've tried to be ecumenical and to include anything of value, including resources relevant to K-12 education.
This site started out as a resource for students in my own informal reasoning classes, but I am making it available to the world at large as a kind of public service." (cit.dal web propr. 30/7/2004)
http://www.austhink.org/critical/

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION AND SOCIETY
"The Encyclopedia of Religion and Society marks a unique venture in that it attempts to bring together in a single-volume compendium a state-of-the-art summary of the insights gained by the principal social sciences of religion: anthropology, psychology, and sociology. To do so is to take, admittedly, a "one-sided" approach to the religion-and-society nexus. One could perhaps consider an alternative posture, more ethical in nature—namely, one that considers what religions think about society. This would really be an encyclopedia of religious social ethics, and it is not within the scope of this project.
We have tried to assemble entries, both lengthy and brief, that survey as broadly as possible the different theoretical traditions and research styles that have emerged over the century. Although more heavily oriented toward North America, the scope is global, and an effort has been made to address the major traditions of world religious experience.
We also have attempted to provide a historical reference tool particularly with regard to the major professional societies in the social scientific study of religion: the Association for the Sociology of Religion, the Religious Research Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the Société Internationale de Sociologie des Religions—and as much as possible the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry and Research Committee 22 (sociology of religion) of the International Sociological Association. Entries are also provided for the sections of the major professional organizations, the American Psychological Association and the American Sociological Association. This resource is intended to aid each of these organizations in historical retrieval, and we hope that subsequent editions of this work may increase the detail that can be provided." (cit.dal web propr. 30/7/2004)
http://hirr.hartsem.edu/ency/index.html

THE COMPLETE PETRA
"The Complete Petra, a web directory and guide to the ancient city of Petra. Located in present-day Jordan, Petra grew rich from the spice trade. During the late Hellenistic and Imperial period local worthies engaged in what seems to us now a fantastic orgy of construction, carving Greco-Roman façades from the living rock.
On this site you will find history, archaeology, images, travel journals and much more. There are over 100 links." (cit.dal web propr. 2/8/2004)
Possibile ricevere aggiornamenti in email.
http://www.isidore-of-seville.com/petra/

EARLY BRITISH KINGDOMS SITE
Ottimo sito riguardante la Britannia nell'età post romana durante il periodo conosciuto come Dark Ages. L'autore, storico presso l' University of Reading, presenta un elenco compiuto dei re delle varie nazioni britanniche tra il V e il X secolo: si trovano informazioni e materiali di riferimento riguardanti i singoli sovrani, genealogie reali, mappe e cronologie, biografie di importanti personaggi e santi. Anche informazioni su Sassoni, Pitti e Scozzesi, avversari dei Britannici. Descrizione di importanti siti archeologici, risorse sulla leggenda arturiana ed un buon numero di articoli e saggi.
http://www.earlybritishkingdoms.com

PICTURING WOMEN
"From January until May of 2004, the Picturing Women project presents, interprets, and teaches through an exhibition exploring historical and contemporary representations and self-representations of women - how they are figured, fashioned, turned into portraits, and told about in words and pictorial narrative.
Curated by Susan Shifrin, a Visiting Fellow at Bryn Mawr's Center for Visual Culture, Curator of Education at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History at Ursinus, Picturing Women juxtaposes historical works with 20th- and 21st-century art to promote dialogue about the representation and self-representation of female identity. The exhibition's nearly 200 works span the 15th through the 21st centuries, presenting photographic, printed, and painted portraits along with such diverse cultural artifacts as conduct manuals, historical costume, literary portrait sketches, advertising images, caricatures, silhouettes, and contemporary installation pieces.
“The Picturing Women project,” says Shifrin, “reaches across institutional, chronological, disciplinary, gendered, and racial lines to explore crucial questions about what constitutes female identity. The project looks at how female identities have been constructed in images, artifacts, and texts, and what roles such artifacts have played in defining how women have been ‘pictured’ historically and how they are ‘pictured’ today.”" (cit.dal web propr. 10/8/2004)
Di ogni immagine, oltre che ingrandirla e spostarla a piacimento, sono disponibili informazioni specifiche, eventuali commenti e links correlati.
http://www.picturingwomen.org/home.php

NOVITÀ nella Rassegna degli strumenti informatici per lo studio dell’antichità classica
Aggiornamento al 2 agosto 2004

NOVITÀ in  Reti Medievali
Aggiornamento  al 2 agosto 2004
Presentazione di Reti Medievali in Power Point (aggiornamento: aprile 2004)

NOVITÀ in  Italianistica Online
Aggiornamento al  29 maggio 2004

NOVITÀ nella Enciclopedia Multimediale delle Scienze Filosofiche
Aggiornamento al 11 agosto 2004

NOVITÀ in  SWIF - Sito Web Italiano per la Filosofia
Aggiornamento al 20 giugno 2004
 

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UE Cultura 2000 - Invito a presentare proposte 2005
"Nella Gazzetta Ufficiale UE C 174 del 6 luglio 2004 e' stato pubblicato il nuovo "Invito a presentare proposte 2005" del programma UE Cultura 2000 per:
- progetti annuali, nel campo della musica, delle arti dello spettacolo, del patrimonio culturale, delle arti plastiche e visive, della letteratura, dell'editoria e della traduzione: scadenza 15 ottobre 2004;
- progetti pluriennali, negli stessi campi, escluso il campo della traduzione: scadenza 29 ottobre 2004.
Bando PDF."  (fonte: Antonella Sattin - DFP  /  CDE )
http://europa.eu.int/comm/culture/eac/how_particip2000/pract_info/appel_2005_en.html

Società Italiana di Storia della Scienza
"La Società Italiana di Storia della Scienza ha lo scopo di promuovere lo sviluppo e diffondere la conoscenza della storia della scienza e del pensiero scientifico nelle sue diverse articolazioni, e di favorire la collaborazione nazionale e internazionale tra i cultori di questi studi. A tal fine organizza convegni, seminari, conferenze, mostre, cura pubblicazioni, promuove studi e ricerche, attribuisce borse di studio e prende ogni altra iniziativa idonea all'attuazione degli scopi sociali, anche in collaborazione con Società e Istituzioni italiane e straniere. Possono farne parte tutti gli studiosi italiani e stranieri di tale disciplina, indipendentemente dal loro indirizzo di ricerca. La Società, che attualmente conta più di 120 soci provenienti da ambiti disciplinari diversi, è in una fase di rilancio e di espansione." (cit.dal web propr. 21/7/2004)
http://www.imss.florence.it/scienza/iinfo.html

Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita' culturali - Regolamento
È stato pubblicato il Regolamento di organizzazione del Ministero per i beni e le attivita' culturali con il Decreto del Presidente della Repubblica 10 giugno 2004, n.173  (GU n. 166 del 17-7-2004- Suppl. Ordinario n.126).
Per accedere direttamente cliccare qui; altrimenti tramite l'URL sottostante relativa alla  Lista delle G.U. (Serie Generale) pubblicate negli ultimi 60 giorni. Una volta entrati nella pagina del testo, si può stampare, con note o senza, medianteil quadratino rossa accanto all'intestazione.
http://www.gazzettaufficiale.it/guri/elenco?service=0

Expositions Virtuelles - Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Le esposizioni e le mostre documentarie della Biblioteca Nazionale di Francia: trattasi delle versione digitalizzata di eventi ormai chiusi, ma anche di iniziative nate direttamente online. I materiali utilizzati, testi, ritratti, foto, documenti  sono posseduti dalla BNF. La navigazione interattiva è molto gradevole e con un'ottima risoluzione; si puo' stampare, salvare, inviare via email; si possono ascoltare e visualizzare documenti multimediali. Gli argomenti spaziano da artisti e personaggi (Zola, Proust, Berlioz....) ad argomenti eterogenei (dai bestiari alla gastronomia medievali, dall'arte del libro araba ai fotografi di Napoleone III, dall'utopia occidentale a quant'altro).
http://expositions.bnf.fr/

Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Osteuropa
Portale, a cura dell' Herder Institute in Marburg, dell' Università di Monaco e di altre istituzioni accademiche, interessante studi e ricerche sull'Europa dell' Est, della Russia e dell'Asia centroccidentale. Gli ambiti di interesse sono: storia, politica e società, lingua e letteratura, musica, arte. Suddiviso in sottocategorie, ovunque dispone di strumenti di ricerca complessi. Particolare riguardo a giornali e articoli di giornale. Ricerca di ulteriori links e risorse.
http://www.vifaost.de/

Alumina
"Per secoli, prima dell'invenzione della stampa, il libro è stato un oggetto unico e prezioso, un'opera d'arte scritta, decorata e dipinta interamente a mano da provetti calligrafi e dotati miniatori.
Alumina è la nuova rivista trimestrale che presenta il fior fiore della miniatura di ogni tempo e paese, mostrando e commentando con fedeltà e assoluto rigore le immagini più suggestive, i manoscritti più rari, i testi più importanti e le pagine più incantevoli della storia del codice miniato. Le pagine di Alumina sono un invito a scoprire i libri più belli di tutti i tempi, i grandi maestri della miniatura, i mecenati e i collezionisti, le più pregiate edizioni in facsimile e le biblioteche più importanti del mondo. In più, in ogni numero, notizie, eventi, curiosità, restauri, acquisizioni, libri, mostre, convegni, aste e mercato." (cit.dal web propr. 21/7/2004)
Nel sito si trovano brevi abstracts degli articoli del numero attuale e di quelli passati.
http://www.alumina.it/

Eurozine - Cultural Europe coming true
"Eurozine is an independent network of and portal for European cultural journals and a multilingual magazine of its own. Eurozine links and promotes the leading cultural magazines from all over Europe; drawing on this network it publishes contemporary essays and literary texts on its website. By providing a Europe-wide overview of current themes and discussions, as published in the cultural journals involved in the project, Eurozine facilitates communication and exchange between the journals themselves and offers a rich source of information for an international readership. By presenting the best articles from its partners and their countries, as well as original texts on the most pressing issues of our times, Eurozine opens up a new space for transnational debate.
Eurozine is a non-profit institution, with an editorial office based in Vienna and an editorial board composed of the editors of 7 European cultural journals. Eurozine presently gives access to about 100 periodicals." (cit.dal web propr. 29/7/2004)
Ricerca per paese, lingua, argomento
http://www.eurozine.com/

TRANS - Internet journal for cultural studies
"Internet journal for cultural studies is a platform for the discussion of transdisciplinary initiatives in the areas of literature, language, libraries and cultural studies. The journal is published by the Research Institute for Austrian and International Literature and Cultural Studies (INST) and is instrumental in INST's work of developing an international structure for scientific communication. TRANS contains contributions in German, English and French from INST's programme (No. 0) and from conferences organised by INST and its partner organisations. Main themes are: European Literature Studies and Linguistics, Internationalisation, Cultural Studies, Data Bases and Europe, Beginnings of a polylogue on Austrian Literature, Cultural Science - transdisciplinary, transnational, online, Processes in theatre, art and literature, Knowledge Networking in Cultural Studies, Nation, Language and Literature, Multikulturalität, Gemeinden, Tourismuskonzepte, Multilingualism, Transnationality, The Contemporary of the Non-Contemporary, The Unifying Aspects of Cultures.The journal has been available free of charge on the WWW since 1997 and is constantly being expanded." (cit.dal web propr. 29/7/2004)
Possibile avere le novità per email; è pubblicata in tedesco, inglese e francese.
http://www.inst.at/trans/

Estudios Filológicos
"La revista publica estudios sobre lingüística y literatura, especialmente sobre temas relativos a la lengua española y a la literatura española e hispanoamericana." (cit.dal web propr. 29/7/2004)
Full text in spagnolo e abstract in spagnolo e inglese.
http://www.scielo.cl/scielo.php?script=sci_serial&pid=0071-1713&lng=es&nrm=iso

Lexicon of foreign words in philosophy texts
Glossario di termini non inglesi normalmente usati in scritti di filosofia. Contiene la traduzione in inglese di oltre 600 termini francesi, tedeschi, greci e latini. Può essere utile per gli studenti.
http://www.ai-studio.com/joshwood/lexintro.html

Archaeologists for Human Rights
"Since we were concerned about the uncontrolled diggings of Iraqi mass graves by desperate families we founded the NGO Archaeologists for Human Rights with the purpose to examine mass graves with archaeological methods, co-operating with physical anthropologists and forensic experts. The organization of such an excavation as well as the documentation and interpretation of the results of the mass graves is a work that should be accompanied by archaeologists, anthropologists, and forensic experts. We are a group of archaeologists with experience in organization and realization of excavation projects in the Near and Middle East." (cit.dal web propr. 2/8/2004)
http://www.afhr.org/

EUROVOC - Thesaurus delle Comunità Europee
"EUROVOC, thesaurus multilingue che copre tutti i settori di attività delle Comunità Europee, permette di classificare documenti nei sistemi documentari delle istituzioni europee e dei loro utenti. È un prodotto documentario ormai usato dal Parlamento europeo, dall'Ufficio delle pubblicazioni delle Comunità europee, dai Parlamenti nazionali e regionali in Europa, dalle amministrazioni nazionali e da talune organizzazioni europee. Eurovoc esiste nelle undici lingue ufficiali dell'Unione europea (spagnolo, danese, tedesco, greco, inglese, francese, italiano, neerlandese, portoghese, finlandese e svedese). Oltre a queste versioni ne esistono traduzioni effettuate a cura dei parlamenti nazionali di diversi paesi (Albania, Croazia, Lettonia, Lituania, Polonia, Repubblica ceca, Romania, Russia, Slovacchia, e Slovenia).
     Questo sito presenta la versione 4.1 del thesaurus. Tale edizione è frutto di una collaborazione tra le istituzioni europee, i parlamenti nazionali e i vari utenti di Eurovoc. Una squadra di traduttori esperti di terminologia della Commissione europea è stata incaricata della messa a punto di ciascuna versione linguistica.
Tutti i nuovi descrittori inseriti nella quarta versione sono indicati con l'espressione"V4.1". Per ottenere la lista dei nuovi descrittori: scegliere l'opzione "Ricerca di un termine nel thesaurus" ed inserire l'espressione "V4.1". Selezionando "Passaggio dalla versione 4 alla versione 4.1" verrà mostrata la differenza tra le due ultime versioni." (cit.dal web propr. 4/8/2004)
http://europa.eu.int/celex/eurovoc/

Archivox
Testi letterari francesi in audio (con testo leggibile): biografie, racconti, romanzi, fiabe, poesie, saggi, lettere, viaggi e altro ancora. Utile per gli studenti.
http://www.archivox.com
 
 

Strumenti, tecniche e suggerimenti per la ricerca

Funzioni di Google
Nel form iniziale di ricerca, oltre alle limitazioni <cerca>  "il Web" e "pagine in Italiano", è stata aggiunta anche "pagine provenienti da Italia". Ciò permette di  ricercare informazioni e documenti prodotti in Italia ma in altre lingue: funzione particolarmente utile per la ricerca scientifica e la documentazione tecnica.
Limitazioni
Quasi tutti gli strumenti, motori e metamotori, consentono di limitare la quantità di risultati quando i termini sono direttamente legati (es.: "materiali elettrici" o "filologia germanica"): ciò è possibile spesso mediante l'uso degli apici " " o in certi casi selezionando nel form la funzione <cerca frase esatta> (o dicitura simile) se prevista.
 
 

Informazioni e links di servizio

Sistema Bibliotecario di Ateneo  SBA

A decorrere dal 2 agosto per usufruire dei servizi di Biblioaccess (consultazione banche dati, periodici etc) non occorre più utilizzare l'username e la password richiesti con l'apposito modulo online ma, più semplicemente, l'account assegnato per tutti i servizi di Ateneo. Tutte le informazioni nella  apposita pagina. (Fonte: Laura Perillo)
 
 

Testi dei corsi
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RISORSE ELETTRONICHE
Nuovi cdrom e abbonamenti online


Caractérisation et gestion du silex des sites mésolithiques et néolithiques du Nord-Ouest de l'arc alpin : une approche pétrographique at [sic] géochimique / Céline  Bressy
Oxford : Archaeopress, 2003. - 295 p. : ill. ; 30  cm. + 1 CD-ROM. - (BAR  international series ; 1114).
TN_UNIVERSITA  168  2  w-930 BAR 1114
TN_UNIVERSITA  168  2  w-CDall 00097

Internationales  Germanistenlexikon : 1800-1950 / herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Christoph König ; Bearbeitet von Birgit Wägenbaur zusammen mit Andrea Frindt ... [et al.].
Berlin New  York, N.Y. : Gruyter, Walter de, & Co., 2003. - 3 v. ; 25 cm +  CD-ROM.
TN_UNIVERSITA  168  2  w-430.922 INT (I-III)
TN_UNIVERSITA  168  2  w-CDall 00096  Allegato
 
 

NOTE sulle risorse elettroniche

-L’elenco completo dei cdrom posseduti a Lettere è disponibile  presso l’indirizzo CDRom.html
-Nel sito della Biblioteca di Ateneo c’e’ l’elenco del materiale in rete interna: per accedere cliccare su “Risorse elettroniche
-Banche dati e cdrom di altri enti e istituzioni sono visibili qui.
 
 

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A cura di Carlo Favale
Internet per gli Umanisti    carl.htm
Consulenza online

Nota:
1-Il presente notiziario ha lo scopo di fornire indicazioni  per la ricerca online in ambito di discipline umanistiche e di strumenti utili per la medesima. Il sito è costruito in base agli interessi culturali gravitanti intorno alla Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia dell'Università degli Studi di Trento tenendo tuttavia presenti  anche ambiti più ampi e generali.
2-È tassativamente esclusa qualsiasi intenzione di pubblicità palese od occulta: l'indicazione di eventuali siti commerciali tiene conto unicamente dei contenuti atti a soddisfare il punto precedente senza alcun riferimento alla parte commerciale dei siti in oggetto né alcun giudizio implicito od esplicito sui relativi prodotti.