ISAW Library Blog

  • Library exhibition on "A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate"

    Library exhibition on "A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate"

    In celebration of ISAW’s latest exhibit "A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate," the ISAW Library is proud to announce a miniature exhibition of books and artifacts related to excavations at Babylon and the construction of the Ishtar Gate.
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  • Digital Libraries, Papyri, and Archaeological Data

    Digital Libraries, Papyri, and Archaeological Data

    Introductory blog post from new Assistant Research Scholar in the ISAW Library, Jasmine Smith, on her current projects and previous work as a graduate student.
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    The ISAW Library welcomes Jasmine Smith and Christian Casey

    The ISAW Library welcomes Jasmine Smith and Christian Casey to the ISAW Library team. Jasmine Smith is our new Asst. Research Scholar for Digital Initiatives and Christian Casey is ISAW's inaugural CLIR Fellow.
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  • ISAW Library New Titles: March-April 2019 and Update

    ISAW Library New Titles: March-April 2019 and Update

    An update on upcoming changes to the ISAW Library's New Titles Map, as well as details on the 470 items acquired and accessioned by the library in March and April, 2019.
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  • ISAW Library New Titles: January-February 2019

    ISAW Library New Titles: January-February 2019

    Items acquired and accessioned by the ISAW Library during the months of January and February 2019, including works on Central Asia and the Achaemenid and Sasanian Near East.
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  • ISAW Library research on geographic search published

    ISAW Library research on geographic search published

    A paper describing the ISAW Library's recent work in creating a geographic search interface has been published in the journal Information Technology and Libraries. The paper, by ISAW's Librarian for Collections & Services Gabriel Mckee, details how the ISAW Library has leveraged Linked Open Data (LOD) to integrate book cataloging, map creation, and bibliographic search.
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  • Materia Conference at ISAW, April 5, 2019

    Materia Conference at ISAW, April 5, 2019

    ISAW and the ISAW Library is co-hosting the third MATERIA workshop on April 5, 2019. MATERIA: New Approaches to Material Text in the Ancient World is a series of workshops presenting new research on books and other media in antiquity. These events bring together speakers from across the country and variety of classical disciplines—history, literature, epigraphy, papyrology, archeology, manuscript studies, etc.—to explore the intersections of classical texts and material culture.
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  • Materia Conference at ISAW, April 5, 2019

    Materia Conference at ISAW, April 5, 2019

    ISAW and the ISAW Library is co-hosting the third MATERIA workshop on April 5, 2019. MATERIA: New Approaches to Material Text in the Ancient World is a series of workshops presenting new research on books and other media in antiquity. These events bring together speakers from across the country and variety of classical disciplines—history, literature, epigraphy, papyrology, archeology, manuscript studies, etc.—to explore the intersections of classical texts and material culture.
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    ISAW Paper 15 (2019) now available: "Tables of Synodic Events from -800 to 1650 Using Modern and Almagest Models"

    ISAW announces the publication of ISAW Paper 15, "Tables of Synodic Events from -800 to 1650 Using Modern and Almagest Models" by Christián C. Carman (Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, CONICET) and Dennis Duke (Florida State University).
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