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Please help us keep the Ukrainian archaeological journal "Arheologia" going! We urgently need $4500 to pay a copy-editor and translator inside Ukraine for their work on the remaining three 2022 issues of the journal and help the journal's web developer/graphic designer purchase a computer to produce these issues while displaced outside the country, in Leipzig.

*UPDATE: Thanks to your generosity, the operating costs for this year’s issues of Arheologia are fully covered. The web developer has a computer he can use for design and layout, and the first issue will be online soon. At the request of the journal’s executive secretary, we will transfer funds to the copy-editor and English translator as work on subsequent issues progresses (it is hard to estimate this in advance, since the work needed varies from issue to issue).

Several donors have suggested that we raise the goal to fully cover future printing costs, and in consultation with the journal’s management, we have decided to do so. We have adjusted the goal to $8500; the additional $4000 will cover all printing costs for the full runs of all four 2022 issues when that becomes possible. We’ll be delighted if we can reach this goal, but we are already deeply grateful for the funding the campaign has received, and for the level of generosity and support you’ve shown. And again, if you’re an archaeologist or historian working in the very broad area the journal covers, please consider a submission!
Arheologia is the academic journal of the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Published since 1947, it presents scholarly work of the highest quality on the archaeology of Ukraine and its surrounding areas. It is now published both online and in print, and in its digital form it is Open Access for readers and does not charge authors. Articles are published in English and Ukrainian with English abstracts. It is currently under review for inclusion in the Web of Science. But the war in Ukraine threatens its continuation.
A group of US and UK archaeologists with connections to Ukraine has gathered together to raise funds for the journal's operations so that it can continue to be published. By not pausing its work, the journal will showcase both Ukraine's rich cultural heritage and the persistence and spirit of Ukrainian archaeologists and researchers in the face of horrific aggression.

We have already raised enough money to pay the copy-editor and translator for their work on the first issue (2022:1), and we have helped the web developer get access to basic computing resources at the University of Leipzig in order to complete work on that issue. French colleagues are assisting with an Adobe CC license so that the web developer can work on the following issues.

But there are three more issues scheduled for this year, and the Institute of Archaeology cannot pay the contracted copy-editor (currently in Kyiv) or the translator (currently in Mykolaiv) for further work. There are also barriers to installing the Adobe products the web developer needs to use on University of Leipzig computing resources. We are therefore trying to raise funds to pay the two contract employees for work on the next three issues of the journal ($2300), and to purchase an up-to-date computer and software ($2200) to allow the web developer/designer to carry out layout and website work (he is an Institute of Archaeology staff member and does not need salary support).
We will deposit these funds directly into the bank accounts of the three individuals involved, so that they can continue their work on the journal. We are also soliciting article contributions from the international community for the next issues of the journal, since the Ukrainian contributors who would normally submit articles are currently focused on protecting Ukraine's heritage more directly. With this support, the journal's executive secretary, also working outside the country, will be able to produce all the remaining issues for 2022 and complete the Web of Science review. Any funds beyond these expenses will be used to support print publication when this is possible again.
We have already arranged a backup hosting arrangement with the Archaeology Data Service in the UK in case the Ukrainian hosting service is disrupted, so the journal's website and past digital editions will remain available. But we need your help to ensure that it can be published without interruption for the rest of this year.

I'm Adam Rabinowitz, and I'm coordinating this effort. I worked with Ukrainian colleagues at Chersonesos in Crimea from 2002 to 2014, and I have published in Arheologia myself. I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin, and you can find me there  or on academia dot edu, or on Twitter as @adamrabinowitz. I am working with Holly Wright (Archaeology Data Service and SEADDA, @diggingitall) and Judith Winters (Internet Archaeology, @judith_winters), both at the University of York, and with W. Flint Dibble (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiff University, @flintdibble).


  • Nancy Serwint
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • CASTELLI Thibaut
    • $161 
    • 1 yr
  • Lauren Curtis
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Swiss Archaeology
    • $1,000 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs

Fundraising team (3)

Adam Rabinowitz
Austin, TX
Flint Dibble
Team member
Judith Winters
Team member

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