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Creators: Sean Gillies last modified Aug 01, 2013 04:38 PM
Contributors: Tom Elliott

News from the project written by its developers and users

This blog is essential reading for contributors, editors, reviewers and staff of partner projects. It's where we'll announce site-wide projects, major maintenance work, new site or dataset features, and community events.

New Pleiades Plus Matches Pleiades with GeoNames

by Tom Elliott — Mar 18, 2014 06:27 AM
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Pleiades Plus is an experimental machine alignment between Pleiades place resources and content in the GeoNames Gazetteer.

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Richer Names Listings for Places

Richer Names Listings for Places

by Tom Elliott — Mar 12, 2014 09:11 PM
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Pleiades place pages now provide more summary information for associated names.

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Studying Identities in Rome and its Empire

by Tom Elliott — Jan 24, 2014 10:20 AM
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A call for papers has been issued for a proposed colloquium sponsored by the Roman Provincial Archaeology Interest Group at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in New Orleans. The deadline for 500-word abstracts is February 21, 2014.

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Geographies of the Ancient City: Lessons to Learn from Diachronic Comparisons

by Tom Elliott — Jan 17, 2014 04:35 PM
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A second call for papers has just been issued for this session at the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (London, August 2014). Deadline for 300-word proposals is February 3, 2014.

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The Ancient Near East in Pleiades

by Tom Elliott — Jan 14, 2014 10:16 AM
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We have recently accessioned some data derived from the Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients (TAVO) by an external project. Here is the status of the work, some context, and a call for volunteers.

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Review Parties in December and January

Review Parties in December and January

by Tom Elliott — Nov 26, 2013 06:04 AM
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Several review parties have been scheduled for December 2013 and January 2014. If you're interested in helping the editorial college clear the review backlog and publish new, high-quality information in Pleiades, please consider joining us.

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Pleiades Downtime: Thursday, 21 November 2013

by Tom Elliott — Nov 19, 2013 05:14 PM
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From 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. US Mountain Standard Time

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5 September Review Party Canceled

by Tom Elliott — Sep 04, 2013 04:48 PM
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Due to conflicts for a majority of the editorial board, tomorrow's review party has been canceled. Stay tuned for announcements about future events.

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Pleiades Review Party: 20 August 2013

(Pleiades IRC Channel, from Aug 20, 2013 03:30 PM to Aug 20, 2013 04:00 PM)
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UPDATE: Starting a half hour earlier. Current and prospective editors, reviewers, and other community members are invited.

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Last Week in Pleiades

Last Week in Pleiades

by Tom Elliott — Aug 19, 2013 12:26 PM
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The all-volunteer editorial review team published 57 new or updated content items. We also set up Facebook, Twitter, and Feedburner accounts, as well as adding support for events and events listings to the site.

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Last Week in Pleiades (9 August 2013)

Last Week in Pleiades (9 August 2013)

by Tom Elliott — Aug 09, 2013 07:40 PM
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51 new or updated content items have been published in the past week.

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Pleiades Review Party: 12 August 2013

(Pleiades IRC Channel, from Aug 12, 2013 10:00 AM to Aug 12, 2013 11:30 AM)
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Current and prospective editors, reviewers, and other community members are invited.

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Pleiades is now on Twitter

Pleiades is now on Twitter

by Tom Elliott — Aug 01, 2013 03:50 PM
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Better late than never...

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Pleiades is now on Facebook

Pleiades is now on Facebook

by Tom Elliott — Aug 01, 2013 02:47 PM
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You asked for it...

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Review Party

(IRC Channel, from Aug 01, 2013 11:30 AM to Aug 01, 2013 01:00 PM)
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Current and prospective editors and reviewers are invited to gather to review content.

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Bob Consoli's "placename lookup" critique

by Tom Elliott — Jul 11, 2013 04:12 PM
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How to use our downloadable CSV files most effectively.

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Pleiades site release scheduled 2013-07-09

by Sean Gillies — Jul 08, 2013 03:00 PM
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Release 4.0.3 fixes a regression in RDF representations of places and data dumps.

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How to track changes in Pleiades

by Tom Elliott — Jun 14, 2013 04:12 PM
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I was recently asked on Facebook if there is "a new places feed from Pleiades". The answer is: yes, and then some. Here are the details.

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New Help Topic: Using Advanced Search

by Tom Elliott — Apr 25, 2013 10:43 AM
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In addition to our ubiquitous "Live Search", Pleiades provides a sophisticated "Advanced Search" form for more complicated queries. Here are some tips for using it.

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New page and feed for Pleiades site status and service announcements

by Sean Gillies — Apr 12, 2013 04:34 PM
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If the Pleiades website is slow or offline, check http://pleiades-site-status.tumblr.com/ for the reasons why

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