The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.
This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.
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- Evolution of the number of publications between 2005 and 2015
- Map of most publishing countries between 2005 and 2015
- Network of country collaborations
- Network of institutional collaborations (+10 publications)
- Network of keywords relating to data - Link
Having taken as starting point the suggestion made by Alexander Zaitsev and K Jones-Bley that the earliest North Pontic anthropomorphic stone stelae of the late 4th and 3rd millennium BC may be perceived as visual representations of the IE formula "undying/unfading fame", the author then demonstrates that both the tradition of memorial stelae for fallen heroes and the use of Indo-European poetic formulae expressing a worldview of "pastoral heroism" were inherited by the archaic culture of the Indo-Aryans. Contrary to widespread opinion, the use of the "undying fame" formula is not limited to one or two contexts in the Rigveda. This formula, in a slightly modified form, was used in Sanskrit epic poetry. Indian "hero-stones" which have been erected since very old times in regions inhabited by warlike nomadic cattle-herders, are considered by the author to be a branch of the Bronze-age Eurasian tradition of anthropomorphic stelae. Indian memorial stones are the object not only of archaeological, but also of ethnological studies; at some places hero-stones continue to function in their original cultural context, the symbolic meaning of their design is transparent and we may use them as an explanatory model in order to elucidate the semantics and function of Bronze-age Eurasian memorial monuments. Basic Indian terms designating hero-stones reveal their IE antiquity, being in particular connected with the well-known IE formula "keep safe (our) men/heroes and livestock" ( uih(x)o-peku- + pah,-). Variants of this formula have been found in the Satarudriya hymn of the Yajurveda and even in the Mahabharata. All this makes the author believe that the specific worldview of "pastoral heroism", which had originated in the Eurasian steppe-belt in the Early Bronze age, survived in India over several millennia, existing side by side with the mainstream Vedic-Hindu complex of ideas.
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