Foundation and Publishing House
Jerem, Dorottya Domanovszky
Foundation, Úri u. 49, H-1014 Budapest, Hungary, firstname.lastname@example.org
was born in 1991 as a non-profit foundation established by distinguished
scholars of the Archaeological Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
and the Innsbruck University. The primary aims of Archaeolingua Foundation
are the promotion of interdisciplinary research, the enhancement of the
flow of information between archaeology, historical linguistics and the
related fields, and the use of digital applications. By the publication
and dissemination of scientific and educational material, Archaeolingua
supports the preservation of cultural values and heritage. The more than
one hundred publications the Foundation has produced represent a wide scope
of academic interest.
the past years, the Foundation has participated in several important international
cooperations, such as "Excellence in Processing Open Cultural Heritage"
(EPOCH) of the European Union, serving as the official publisher of EPOCH
publications. During its life, EPOCH published twenty-four books comprising
EU-wide reports on different aspects of IT applications to cultural heritage,
such as training, the current situation in EU countries, the perspectives
and risks, proceedings of workshops and symposia organized by EPOCH, manuals
and handbooks. These publications are primarily concerned with the use
of digital applications in the preservation of cultural heritage and innovative
technologies applied in the field, in landscape archaeology and cultural
cooperation between Archaeolingua and the Oxford British Archaeological
Reports is of outstanding importance, as a result of which the Archaeolingua
- BAR Central European Series has yielded several titles. The most
recent publication in this series is The True and Exact Dresses and
Fashion - Archaeological Clothing Remains and their Social Contexts in
Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-century Hungary written by Dóra Mérai, whose
main aim is to look at how and within what framework the elements of costume
from Ottoman period burials in Hungary have been treated by previous research,
and to suggest some new directions of interpretation. As a new branch of
the joint publications, a new monograph series is being planned on medieval
and post-medieval archaeology at Visegrád, treating the medieval royal
palace, the medieval urban settlement, the early royal centre, the royal
garden of the palace complex, the Franciscan friary, and crafts and medieval
industrial production sites.
has also been working in collaboration with CAA, Computer Applications
Methods in Archaeology. The annual conferences of CAA yield excellent
opportunities for experts devoted to the preservation of human heritage,
such as archaeologists, computer scientists, and those working in related
fields, including architecture, history, education and others, who are
among the recognized developers of computational methods and technologies.
These experts work on the development of progressive, innovative solutions
to the problems of cultural heritage. The Foundation published the proceedings
of the 2004 and 2006 CAA conferences. The Proceedings volume of the
2004 Prato conference, Beyond the Artifact - Digital Interpretation
of the Past, collected papers under the headings: "Archaeological Theory",
"The Archaeological Record", "Archaeological Landscapes and GIS Applications",
"Underwater Archaeology", "Predictive Modelling", "Visualization, 3D and
Virtual Reconstructions", "Quantitative Methods", "Geophysics and Survey",
and "Cultural Heritage - Communication".
2006 Fargo Conference Proceedings, entitled Digital Discovery - Exploring
New Frontiers in Human Heritage, treats problems focusing on "Social
Modeling and Simulation", "Network Analysis", "GIS-Based Regional Analysis",
"Visibility and Viewshed Studies", "Intra-Site Spatial Technologies", "Remote
Sensing", "Aerial Photography", "Cultural Heritage Databases and Web-based
Resources", "Machine Learning and Classification", "Morphometric Analysis",
"3D Modeling", "Virtual Reality Environments", "Field Applications", "Maritime
Applications", and "Statistical Analysis".
proceedings of the 2008 Budapest conference is currently in press. The
volume comprises 55 printed papers, while the attached CD contains all
85 contributions selected for publication, reflecting the present relationship
between archaeology and computer sciences, its main tendencies and the
surrounding difficulties, along with new possibilities and perspectives.
also publishes Praehistoria, the annual of the Prehistory Department
of the Miskolc University. The editors of the series are Árpád Ringer,
Zsolt Mester, and Erzsébet Jerem. The six volumes published in the series,
two of which represent the results of two years, comprise papers in English,
French and German. Volume 9 is going to be published shortly. The collected
studies represent the wide spectrum of prehistoric research, reflecting
the scope of the Miskolc University"s research program, from history of
research through Quaternary geology, anthropology and Palaeolithic archaeology
to Venus figurines. The series focuses on methodological papers as well.
in the series give regional syntheses of Quaternary studies and Palaeolithic
also outlining the climatic changes that modified the settlement strategies
of human groups in the Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic. Other papers
illustrate the world-wide character of prehistory, such as the lithic technology
of the early African Palaeolithic, which helps us understand early human
technological behaviour, or the application of new approaches to the origin
of languages. Several articles deal with the revision or reinterpretation
of Hungarian Palaeolithic sites, representing new discoveries.
Aegyptiaca, Series Major I-III, represents a very significant collaboration
between the Egyptian Department of the Eötvös Loránd University,
Budapest and Archaeolingua Foundation. B'r Minayh - Report on the Survey
1998-2004 (ed. Ulrich Luft) is the latest volume of this series. This
book offers insight to one particular site in the Eastern Desert, which
is published in full detail. This approach of publishing full site details
has been opted for in order to avoid the possibility of correlations going
unrecognized, as might happen in publications divided into a range of separate
studies, each focusing on one specific subject exclusively. The aim of
this volume was to contribute to a better understanding of the complex
archaeology of the Egyptian Eastern Desert. The joint expedition of the
Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest and the Budapest University of Technology
and Economics was a fieldwork project of interdisciplinary character, thus
the multiplicity of approaches necessitated the restating of the expeditions
main objectives and enabled the authors to provide supporting evidence
from a number of different disciplinary perspectives.
other titles of the series are: Hungarian Excavations in the Theban
Necropolis - A Celebration of 102 Years of Fieldwork in Egypt, The Mortuary
Monument of Djehutymes (TT 32) Vol. 1-2, The Mortuary Monument of Djehutymes
II - Finds from the New Kingdom to the Twenty-sixth Dynasty, Human and
Faunal Remains from Theban Tomb 32, and The Intellectual Heritage of Egypt.
Foundation enjoys the privilege of publishing books of the Archaeological
Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences as well, such as
the Varia Archaeologica series. The latest titles published are:
Beginnings of the Bronze Age in the Carpathian Basin by Gabriella Kulcsár
and Die Soziale Differenzierung im Spätneolithikum Südtransdanubiens
by István Zalai-Gaál. The latest title from this collaboration, Varia XXV,
Investigations in County Békés 1986-1992, edited by Dénes Jankovich
B., is currently in press. Another result of this collaboration is the
annual periodical, presenting Hungarian and international achievements
of archaeology and of the related fields.
2009, a new collaboration was formed between Archaeolingua and Europae
Archaeologiae Consilium (EAC). Accordingly, Archaeolingua Publishing
House is responsible for the distribution of the EAC Occasional Papers
series. The 4th volume of this series was published in December 2010, the
5th volume in March 2011. In the latter case, we were trusted with the
whole publication process.
Occasional Paper No. 4: Heritage Management of Farmed and Forested Landscapes
in Europe (eds. Stephen Trow, Vincent Holyoak and Emmet Byrnes), produced
by the EAA and EAC Joint Working Group on Farming, Forestry and Rural Land
Management, examines the challenges posed by agriculture, forestry and
other rural land uses in terms of the long-term conservation of Europe"s
archaeological sites and the management of its historic landscapes. Profusely
illustrated and with contributions from no fewer than 13 different European
countries, the volume will be essential reading for anyone concerned with
contemporary heritage management, policy-making and legislation.
regularly exhibits books at the Annual Meetings of the European Association
of Archaeologists. In the past few years, it has become one of the
most important goals of the Foundation to participate in the production
and publication of the material of the EAA sessions (see the Books section
in this TEA issue). These volumes collect the papers delivered at the conferences,
complemented by invited contributions of experts in the given fields. Contribution
to the Association's new monograph series is also among the plans of the
of the most successful publications resulting from this collaboration is
Master of Animals in Old World Iconography (eds. Derek B. Counts and
Bettina Arnold). The book assembles archaeological, iconographical, and
literary evidence for the Master of Animals from a variety of cultural
contexts and disparate chronological horizons throughout the Old World,
with a particular focus on Europe and the Mediterranean basin, as well
as the Indus Valley and Eurasia. The volume does not seek to demonstrate
relatedness between different manifestations of this figure, even though
some are clearly ontologically and geographically linked, but rather to
interpret the role of this iconographic construct within each cultural
context. In doing so, The Master of Animals in Old World Iconography
provides an important resource for scholars confronting similar symbolic
paradigms across the Old World landscape that promotes comparative interpretation
in diverse ritual and socio-political environments.
Master of Animals was published in the Main Series of Archaeolingua.
Twenty-four volumes have been published in the series, including The
Archaeology of People and Territoriality (eds. George Nash and Dragos
Gheorghiu), Archaeobotany in Hungary by Ferenc Gyulai, and Anthropology
of the Indo-European World and Material Culture - Proceedings of the 5th
International Colloquium of Anthropology of the Indo-European World and
Comparative Mythology (eds. Marco V. García Quintela, Francisco J.
González García, Felipe Criado Boado).
of the EAA volumes have been published in Archaeolingua's Series Minor,
Ideologies (ed. Thomas Meier), The Geoarchaeology of River Valleys
Dobrzańska, Erzsébet Jerem and Tomasz Kalicki), The Archaeology of Fire
- Understanding Fire as Material Culture (eds. Dragos Gheorghiu and
George Nash), The Archaeology of Cult and
(eds. Mercourios Georgiadis and Chrysanthi Gallou) and Situating Gender
in European Archaeologies (eds. Liv Helga Dommasnes, Tove Hjoerungdal,
Sandra Montón-Subías, Margarita Sánchez Romero and Nancy L. Wicker).
aims to continue its close cooperation with session organizers and book
editors, thus deepening the relationship between the Foundation and members
of the EAA.
more information on our publications, please consult our website at: http://www.archaeolingua.hu.