terça-feira, 12 de dezembro de 2017

Sci-Hub

Em vez de abraçar as enormes oportunidades de negócio sugeridas pelo sucesso em outras indústrias (cinema, tv e música), a publicação acadêmica tenta frear alguns avanços por meio de liminares judiciais. Até que serviço razoáveis por um preço justo se tornem disponíveis (netflix, itunes, spotify), os sites piratas irão prevalecer, não importa quão forte a indústria seja no tribunal. Contanto que o Sci-Hub e Alexandra permaneçam fora da jurisdição ocidental, não há razão para o Sci-Hub encerrar sua operação (morenovski).


Sci-Hub domains inactive following court order - By Andrew Silver: 23 Nov 2017

Por que o Sci-Hub, o Pirate Bay dos artigos acadêmicos, não resolve o problema - By morenovski: Mar 11, 2016

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World Wide Science
Artigos científicos no arXiv

Enciclopédia de egiptologia UCLA

The UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology is an international cooperative project to provide high quality peer reviewed information on ancient Egypt.

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segunda-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2017

Uma leitura possível sobre o Akitu

Um leitor me pergunta a propósito do post de 19 de outubro de 2017, Akitu - Festival do Ano Novo na Babilônia:

Se aconteciam duas celebrações em tempos distintos onde estão os relatos das celebrações de outono? Ou eles repetiam a mesma ritualística duas vezes ao ano? E mesmo que o fizessem quais seriam as diferenças, pois uma era para colher e outra para plantar?

Uma boa leitura, de pouco mais de 50 páginas, embora bastante técnica, pode ser feita em:

COHEN, M. E. The Cultic Calendars of the Ancient Near East. Bethesda, Maryland: CDL Press, 1993, p. 400-453.


O bom é que o livro está disponível para download gratuito em The Internet Archive.

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O curso de hebraico está quase pronto

O curso de hebraico continua sendo reescrito.

Confira aqui e aqui.

Escritores de ciência

Uma lista legal para quem gosta de aprender. Confira.

The 50 Best Science Writers of All Time - OnlineCollege.org

Being a great science writer means not only being able to convey frequently complex ideas and theories: it also involves being able to write in a way that keeps readers, even those who aren't experts in the field, engaged and wanting to learn more about the subject. It's a delicate balance to attain, but there have been many throughout the years who've managed to do it, though some with more grace than others. We've compiled a list of some of these science writing greats that any student should check out.

. Astronomy, Cosmology and Astrophysics
Through the work of these authors, readers can explore the farthest reaches of our universe, gain a better understanding of our own solar system and grasp the rules which govern it all.

. Physics and Mathematics
Check out these authors to teach yourself about the rules of matter, motion and the particles that make up the universe as we know it.

. Biological Sciences
These authors will help students and science enthusiasts alike to learn more about how biological organisms form, grow and change over time.

. Evolution and Genetics
Here, you'll find some of the biggest and best minds in evolutionary science and genetics who shared their thoughts and research with a wider audience.

. Zoology and Naturalism
Those who love to read about the natural world will appreciate these great science writers who focused their careers on promoting the understanding and preservation of it.

. Human Body
Through the great works of these science writers, you'll explore the mysteries of the human body and mind.

. Multi-Topic
These gifted writers focus on different topics throughout their writing, touching on fields like evolution, technology and paleontology.

. Oldies but Goodies
If you want to take in some classic science writers, these are all excellent choices, showing you where great science writing has its roots.

segunda-feira, 4 de dezembro de 2017

Imagem multiespectral ajuda arqueologia

What Is Multispectral Imaging And How Is It Changing Archaeology And Digital Humanities Today? By Sarah Bond - Forbes: Nov 30, 2017

What is multispectral imaging and how is the technology changing the face of archaeology, art history and digital humanities today? The non-invasive digital technique is making the past visible in ways we never thought possible.

In the world of archaeology and art history, even objects that have long been known to the world are now providing new information for researchers. This is in part due to an approach called multispectral imaging (MSI). Multispectral imaging first began as bulky and expensive remote sensing equipment used by high-tech astronomy labs like those at NASA interested in planetary science and mapping mineral deposits.

Improvements to sensors and apertures have downsized MSI technology and made it more cost-efficient in recent years. Consequently, the technique has become a more regularized part of the fields of digital archaeology and art preservation as a novel means of revealing hidden materials, pigments and inks that the naked eye alone cannot decipher.

The approach detects electromagnetic infrared radiation wavelengths and melds between three and five spectral imaging bands into one optical system. As Haida Liang, a professor at Nottingham Trent University and the Head of the Imaging & Sensing for Archaeology, Art History & Conservation (ISAAC) research group has noted, MSI can take three visible images in blue, green and red and can combine them with an infrared image and an X-ray image of an object in order to reveal minute hints of pigment. It can even reveal hidden drawings, stains or writings underneath various layers of paint or grime.

In a new paper studying a Hebrew ostracon from 600 BCE, the promise of MSI is exemplified. In antiquity, ceramic pot sherds were often used as a kind of scrap paper; however, the ink used on these ceramics can often fade, blur and become illegible. Professors at Tel-Aviv University led by mathematician and imaging specialist Shira Faigenbaum-Golovin used MSI on a number of ostraca predominantly from the southern Beer Sheba Valley and Jerusalem. Most dated to the time of the Kingdom of Judah (ca. 600 BCE) and one in particular revealed an amusing if familiar request of the writer: "If there is any wine, send [quantity]."

As the Tel-Aviv University researchers noted, MSI holds the potential to help us reconstruct the past in new ways: "These examples demonstrate that at least some of the ostraca have ink traces invisible to the naked eye that are detectable by MS photography. They also indicate that in certain cases MS imaging can provide good results even decades after excavation despite overall ink deterioration."

sexta-feira, 1 de dezembro de 2017

Recursos gratuitos para estudos bíblicos

Best Free Bible Resources: Online Sites and Downloadable Apps/Programs - Biblical Studies and Technological Tools: September 3, 2017
I have ... compiled an updated and more extensive list of the free Bible resources with which I am familiar. Some of these are capable of original language Hebrew and Greek work, but they are primarily oriented to English Bibles. (Some do feature an extensive collection of non-English Bibles.) Most of them offer basic search features, and some offer a variety of supporting resources. I like those that allow for viewing texts in parallel. If you know even a little Hebrew or Greek, the ones with sympathetic highlighting (Bible Web App, Lumina Bible) are especially helpful.

Biblical Studies Carnival 141

Seleção de postagens dos biblioblogs em novembro de 2017.

The Wide-Ranging 2017 Biblical Studies Carnival and SBL Annual Meeting Edition

Trabalho feito por Jim West em seu biblioblog Zwinglius Redivivus.