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Pleiades is a community-built gazetteer and graph of ancient places. It publishes authoritative information about ancient places and spaces, providing unique services for finding, displaying, and reusing that information under open license. It publishes not just for individual human users, but also for search engines and for the widening array of computational research and visualization tools that support humanities teaching and research.
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Pleiades is a continuously published scholarly reference work for the 21st century. We embrace the new paradigm of citizen humanities, encouraging contributions from any knowledgeable person and doing so in a context of pervasive peer review. Pleiades welcomes your contribution, no matter how small, and we have a number of useful tasks suitable for volunteers of every interest.
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Pleiades has received significant, periodic support from the National Endowment for the Humanities since 2006.

Grant numbers: HK-230973-15, PA-51873-06, PX-50003-08, and PW-50557-10. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Additional support has been provided since 2000 by the Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Development hosting and other project incubation support was provided between 2000 and 2008 by Ross Scaife and the Stoa Consortium.

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Web hosting and additional support has been provided since 2008 by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University.