Recent Publications by the ISAW Community

By Iris Fernandez

In conjunction with Claire Bubb’s recent lecture “Dissecting History Repopulating the World of Roman Medical Research,” the ISAW Library arranged a display of recent publications (from 2020-2023) by members of the ISAW community. In addition to scholarly monographs, journal articles, and book contributions, the display featured a slideshow of born-digital publications and datasets, as well as a unique, 3D-printed model of Ptolemy’s meteoroscope, produced by NYU’s LaGuardia Studio from a design reconstructed by Alexander Jones for the article “Ptolemy’s Treatise on the Meteoroscope Recovered.” Below are the publications that we highlighted, representing just a portion of ISAW’s collective research output over the past three years. 

Book titled A Portable Cosmos written by Alexander Jones translated into Greek and displayed on a table next to a model of an ancient meteoroscope The Greek translation of Alexander Jones' recent publication A Portable Cosmos on display next to a model of an ancient meteoroscope.

Several attendees of the publication reception mingling in ISAW's Oak library and a smaller group of people checking out the books on display Attendees enjoying the publication reception and checking out the books on display.

Selected recent publications by members of the ISAW community

Baetens, Gert, Roger S. Bagnall, Clementina Caputo, Élodie Mazy, and David M. Ratzan. Ostraka in the Collection of New York University. ISAW Monographs. New York: NYU Press/ISAW, 2021.

Bagnall, Roger S., ed. Roman Egypt: A History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021.

Bagnall, Roger S., and Alexander Jones. Mathematics, Metrology, and Model Contracts. a Codex from Late Antique Business Education. ISAW Monographs. New York: NYU Press/ISAW, 2019.

Bubb, Claire. Dissection in Classical Antiquity: A Social and Medical History. Cambridge, U.K. & New York: Cambridge University Press, 2022.

Bubb, Claire, and Michael Peachin, eds. Medicine and the Law under the Roman Empire. Oxford Studies in Roman Society and Law. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2023.

Campbell, Roderick. “Feeding the Great Settlement: Preliminary Notes on the Shang Animal Economy.” In Food Provisioning in Complex Societies: Zooarchaeological Perspectives, edited by Levent Atici and Benjamin S. Arbuckle, 92–107. Denver, Colorado: University Press of Colorado, 2023.

Campbell, Roderick B. “Beyond Meaning: Skeuomorphy and the Mediation of Shang Things.” World Archaeology 52, no. 3 (May 26, 2020): 376–94.

Campbell, Roderick, Yitzchak Jaffe, Christopher Kim, Camilla Sturm, and Li Jaang. “Chinese Bronze Age Political Economies: A Complex Polity Provisioning Approach.” Journal of Archaeological Research 30, no. 1 (March 2022): 69–116.

D’Alfonso, Lorenzo, and Karen Sydney Rubinson, eds. Borders in Archaeology: Anatolia and the South Caucasus ca. 3500-500 BCE. Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Supplement 58. Leuven & Bristol, CT: Peeters, 2021.

Dombrowski, Quinn, and Patrick J. Burns. “Language Is Not a Default Setting: Countering DH’s English Problem.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities 2023, edited by Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein. Debates in the Digital Humanities Series. Minneapolis: 295-304, 2023.

Elliott, Tom. “The Pleiadic Gaze: Looking at Archaeology from the Perspective of a Digital Gazetteer.” In Classical Archaeology in the Digital Age – The AIAC Presidential Panel: Panel 12.1, 43–51. Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World: Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Cologne/Bonn 2018, vol. 51. Heidelberg: Propylaeum, 2021.

Frank, Emily, Sebastian Heath, and Chantal Stein. “Integration of Photogrammetry, Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI), and Multiband Imaging (MBI) for Visualization, Documentation, and Analysis of Archaeological and Related Materials.” ISAW Papers 21 (2021).

Gysembergh, Victor, Alexander Jones, Emanuel Zingg, Pascal Cotte, and Salvatore Apicella. “Ptolemy’s Treatise on the Meteoroscope Recovered.” Archive for History of Exact Sciences 77, no. 2 (March 2023): 221–40.

Heath, Sebastian, ed. DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean. Grand Forks, ND: The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota, 2020.

———. “Estimating and Mapping Roman Amphitheater Seating Capacity.” Journal of Ancient History and Archaeology 9, no. 4 (2022): 239–48.

———. “Game Engines and Playification at Pompeii and for Roman Art and Archaeology.” ISAW Papers 22.5 (July 21, 2022).

———. “Narrating Transitions and Transformations in Cultural Heritage Digital Workflows Using a JSON-Encoded Dataset of Roman Amphitheaters.” In Digital Heritage and Archaeology in Practice: Data, Ethics, and Professionalism, edited by Ethan Watrall and Lynne Goldstein, 71–97. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2022.

———. “Virtual Context for Roman Sculpture.” In Roman Sculpture in Context, edited by Peter D. De Staebler and Anne Hrychuk Kontokosta, 259–75. Selected Papers on Ancient Art and Architecture ; Number 6. Boston: Archaeological Institute of America, 2021.

Hoyland, Robert G., Sebastian P. Brock, Kyle B. Brunner, and Jack Tannous. The Life of Simeon of the Olives: An Entrepreneurial Saint of Early Islamic North Mesopotamia. Texts from Christian Late Antiquity. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2021.

Hoyland, Robert G., and Andrew N. Palmer. The Life of Theodotus of Amida: Syriac Christianity under the Umayyad Caliphate. Texts from Christian Late Antiquity Series 73. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2023.

Iskander, Sameh, and Ogden Goelet. The Temple of Ramesses II in Abydos. Volume 3, Architectural and Inscriptional Features. Atlanta, Georgia: Lockwood Press, 2022.

Jones, Alexander. “The Epoch Dates of the Antikythera Mechanism (with an Appendix on Its Authenticity).” ISAW Papers 17 (2020).

———. Ενασ φορητοσ κοσμοσ : Φερνοντας στο φως τον Μηχανισμο των Αντικυθηρων, ενα επιστημονικο θαυμα του αρχαιου κοσμου. Translated by Nikēphoros Stamatakēs. Ηρακλειο: Πανεπιστημιακεσ Εκδοσεισ Κρητησ, 2021.

Kotsonas, Antonis. “Early Greek Alphabetic Writing: Text, Context, Material Properties, and Socialization.” American Journal of Archaeology 126, no. 2 (April 2022): 167–200.

———. “The United States Mediterranean Squadron and the Greek War of Independence: A Study of the Standoff on Mykonos and the Pirate Mermelechas.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 39, no. 2 (2021): 273–306.

Lemos, Irene S., and Antonis Kotsonas, eds. A Companion to the Archaeology of Early Greece and the Mediterranean. Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2020.

Lerner, Judith A. “Some Thoughts on the So-Called ‘Gayomard Seals.’” In Ivories, Rock Reliefs and Merv: Studies on the Ancient Near East in Honour of Georgina Herrmann, edited by Dirk Wicke and John Curtis, 299–310. Marru 15. Münster: Zaphon, 2022.

———. “Visual expressions of Sogdian religions.” In 실크 로드 미술: 연구 현황과 전망 = The art of Silk Road: new research trends and perspectives, edited by Hyeong-won Yun, 82–117. Daejeon: National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, 2021.

Linduff, Katheryn M. and Karen Sydney Rubinson. Pazyryk Culture up in the Altai. Abingdon, Oxfordshire & New York: Routledge, 2022.

Mckee, Gabriel. “‘He Lied to the People, Saying “I Am Nebuchadnezzar”’: Issues in Authority Control for Rebels, Usurpers, Eccentric Nobility, and Dissenting Royalty.” Library Resources & Technical Services 66, no. 2 (April 2022): 94–107.

———. “Malfunction and Transcendence: Machines, Free Will, and Spiritual Transformation in Star Trek.” In Theology and Star Trek, edited by Shaun C. Brown and Amanda MacInnis Hackney, 87–98. Theology, Religion, and Pop Culture Series. Lanham: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2023.

———. “Utopia, Rebellion, and the Kingdom of Heaven in the Legion of Super-Heroes.” In Theology and the DC Universe, edited by Gabriel Mckee and Roshan Abraham, 255–76. Theology, Religion, and Pop Culture Series. Lanham: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2023.

Mckee, Gabriel, and Roshan Abraham, eds. Theology and the DC Universe. Theology, Religion, and Pop Culture Series. Lanham: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2023.

Mckee, Gabriel, and Daniela Wolin, eds. Re-Rolling the Past: Representations and Reinterpretations of Antiquity in Analog and Digital Games: Introduction. ISAW Papers 22, 2022.

Pleiades Project. “‘Pleiades Data for GIS,’” August 2023.

———. “‘Pleiades Datasets’ Versions 2.3 (October 2020), 3.0 (April 2023), 3.1 (July 2023),” 2023.

Pongratz-Leisten, Beate. “Assyriological Approaches towards a History of Religion of Mesopotamia.” In The Intellectual Heritage of the Ancient Near East: Papers Held at the 64th Rencontre Assyriologique International, edited by Robert Rollinger, Irene Madreiter, and Cinzia Pappi, 73–136. Philosophisch Historische Klasse Sitzungsberichte, 924. Band. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2023.

———. “Conceptualizing Divinity between Cult and Theology in the Ancient Near East.” In Dieux, Rois et Capitales Dans Le Proche-Orient Ancien, edited by Marine Béranger, Francesca Nebiolo, and Nele Ziegler, 629–64. Publications de l’Institut Du Proche-Orient Ancien Du College de France 5. Leuven, Paris, & Bristol, CT: Peeters, 2023.

———. “The Epiphany of the King and the Configurational Impact of Architecture in Neo-Assyrian Palaces.” In The King as a Nodal Point of Neo-Assyrian Identity, edited by Johannes Bach and Sebastien Fink, 225–71. Kasion 8. Münster: Zaphon, 2022.

———. “The Sociomorphic Structure of the Polytheistic Pantheon in Mesopotamia and Its Meaning for Divine Agency and Mentalization.” In “A Community of Peoples”: Studies on Society and Politics in the Bible and Ancient Near East in Honor of Daniel E. Fleming, edited by Mahri Leonard-Fleckman, Lauren A.S. Monroe, Michael J. Stahl, and Dylan R. Johnson, 269–99. Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2022.

Potts, Daniel T., ed. Agreeable News from Persia: Iran in the Colonial and Early Republican American Press, 1712-1848. Universal- Und Kulturhistorische Studien. Wiesbaden: Springer, 2022.

———. Albert Houtum Schindler: A Remarkable Polymath in Late-Qajar Iran. [Fredricksburg, PA]: Mage Publishers, 2023.

Radner, Karen, Nadine Moeller, and Daniel T. Potts, eds. The Oxford History of the Ancient Near East. Volume IV, The Age of Assyria. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2023.

———, eds. The Oxford History of the Ancient Near East. Volume V, The Age of Persia. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2023.

Ratzan, David M., and Sabine R. Huebner, eds. Missing Mothers: Maternal Absence in Antiquity. Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Culture and Religion 22. Leuven: Peeters, 2021.

Schiødt, Sofie, Amber Jacob, and Kim Ryholt, eds. Scientific Traditions in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East: Joint Proceedings of the 1st and 2nd Scientific Papyri from Ancient Egypt International Conferences, May 2018, Copenhagen, and September 2019 New York. ISAW Monographs. New York: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World/New York University Press, 2023.

Stark, Sören. “The New Garden of the Amīr: Sāmānid Land-Development at the Borders of the Bukhārā Oasis.” In The History and Culture of Iran and Central Asia: From the Pre-Islamic to the Islamic Period, edited by DG Tor and Minoru Inaba. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2022.

———. “伊和淖尔 M6 出土项饰、腰带及其与欧亚大陆之 的联系 (The Pectoral and the Belt from Yihe-Nur M6 and Their Eurasian Connections).” 北方民族考古 (Archaeology of Northern Ethnicity) 13 (2022): 328–45.

Valk, Jonathan, and Irene Soto Marín, eds. Ancient Taxation: The Mechanics of Extraction in Comparative Perspective. ISAW Monographs. New York: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World/New York University Press, 2021.