The Charakteres Project is funded by the German Research Foundation for a three year period!

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I am happy to announce that the German Research Foundation will fund my research into ancient “magical” signs for a three year period, beginning in January 2017. The project “Handbuch und Untersuchung antiker Zauberzeichen von ihren Ursprüngen bis in das 7. Jahrhundert” will be situated at the University of Erfurt. The fundamental questions I will tackle basically focus on the […]

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DB: The Campbell Bonner Magical Gem Project Budapest

Upcoming spring/summer 2011 The original version of this upcoming web-database was developed by the Collection of Classical Antiquities in the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts. It´s official launch for full and free public access will start by the end of spring 2011. In cooperation with the British Museum the collections of magical gems of both institutions will be integrated in […]

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Charakteres and the Budapest Magical Gem Database

Image: Screenshot of a sketch of how a GUI for the Charakteres should look like. I had a fantastic week at Budapest and Pécs and we successfully developed a GUI (graphical user interface) and the CMS (content management system) for the additional module of the Campbell-Bonner-Magical-Gem-Project Database: The Charakteres. Yes, they will get their own GUI which will provide the […]

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The Campbell Bonner Magical Gem Project

Image source: Magical Gem, Budapest, Hu-SzM-Ant-53.169. (c) 2011 National Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Collection of Classical Antiquities This is a great database project initiated by Dr. Árpád M. Nagy, director of the Classical Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest. Thanks to Prof. G. Németh and Dr. Árpád M. Nagy I was given the chance to go to […]

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