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AWMC Launches Online Strabo's Geography Map

AWMC Launches Online Strabo's Geography Map

by Tom Elliott — Sep 11, 2014 04:36 PM
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This interactive web application was designed to accompany Duane W. Roller’s new English translation of Strabo, just out from Cambridge University Press.

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Ryan Horne Assumes Co-Managing Editor Role

Ryan Horne Assumes Co-Managing Editor Role

by Tom Elliott — Aug 29, 2014 02:29 PM
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The Pleiades Editorial College is pleased to announce that, concurrent with his role as Acting Director of the Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ryan will work with Tom Elliott to manage the day-to-day and strategic operational aspects of Pleiades.

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Sarah Bond joins editorial board

Sarah Bond joins editorial board

by Tom Elliott — Aug 13, 2014 10:39 AM
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Pleiades has a new associate editor: Sarah E. Bond.

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Stuart Dunn on Santorini

Stuart Dunn on Santorini

by Tom Elliott — Aug 08, 2014 09:52 AM
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A blog post about the challenges of documenting changing volcanic landscapes in a digital gazetteer.

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Pleiades 2 Final Report

Pleiades 2 Final Report

by Tom Elliott — Aug 08, 2014 12:15 PM
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The Pleiades 2 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities ended in April 2014. A copy of the final report submitted to the NEH has been posted on the Pleiades website.

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Maintenance Downtime: May 29, 2014

by Tom Elliott — Aug 07, 2014 06:31 PM
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Pleiades will be down for approximately an hour tonight.

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New Pleiades Plus Matches Pleiades with GeoNames

by Tom Elliott — Aug 07, 2014 06:31 PM
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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 — Aug 07, 2014 06:31 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 — Aug 07, 2014 06:31 PM
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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 — Aug 07, 2014 06:31 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 — Aug 07, 2014 06:31 PM
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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 — Aug 07, 2014 06:31 PM
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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 — Aug 07, 2014 06:31 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 — Aug 07, 2014 06:31 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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Last Week in Pleiades (9 August 2013)

Last Week in Pleiades (9 August 2013)

by Tom Elliott — Aug 07, 2014 06:31 PM
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51 new or updated content items have been published in the past week.

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Last Week in Pleiades

Last Week in Pleiades

by Tom Elliott — Aug 07, 2014 06:31 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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Pleiades is now on Twitter

Pleiades is now on Twitter

by Tom Elliott — Aug 07, 2014 06:31 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 07, 2014 06:31 PM
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You asked for it...

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Bob Consoli's "placename lookup" critique

by Tom Elliott — Aug 07, 2014 06:31 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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