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ToposText Presentation in Athens, December 7

ToposText Presentation in Athens, December 7

by Tom Elliott last modified Nov 28, 2016 10:43 AM
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Brady Kiesling and colleagues will present an upgraded version of the ToposText mobile app at the Historical Library of the Laskaridis Foundation in Piraeus.

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New Progress Report Available

New Progress Report Available

by Tom Elliott last modified Nov 17, 2016 06:17 PM
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A copy of the most recent semiannual progress report submitted to the National Endowment for the Humanities has been posted online.

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Workshop on ancient world places

(from Oct 28, 2016 09:30 AM to Oct 28, 2016 06:00 PM)
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On 28 October 2016, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University will present a workshop, organized by Visiting Professor Gina Konstantopoulos, entitled "Hic Sunt Dracones: Creating, Defining, and Abstracting Place in the Ancient World".

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July 2016 in Pleiades

July 2016 in Pleiades

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 01, 2016 06:43 AM
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During the month of July 2016, the Pleiades editors published new and/or updated information resources for 6 places, 11 locations, and 32 names.

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Downtime Complete

by Tom Elliott last modified Jul 13, 2016 12:21 PM
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This morning's "read only" downtime is now complete.

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Downtime: Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Downtime: Wednesday, 13 July 2016

by Tom Elliott last modified Jul 11, 2016 04:02 PM
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At 8:00 a.m. US Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, 13 July 2016, the Pleiades website will be in read-only status for a feature upgrade.

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Last week in Pleiades (June 27 - July 10, 2016)

Last week in Pleiades (June 27 - July 10, 2016)

by Tom Elliott last modified Jul 10, 2016 12:02 PM
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Bonus edition: two weeks of updates!

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New in Help: Modifying an existing resource

New in Help: Modifying an existing resource

by Tom Elliott last modified Jul 10, 2016 09:29 AM
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This new help topic (complete with up-to-date screenshots) provides step-by-step instructions for creating a personal working copy of a published place, name, location, or connection resource; modifying and saving the working copy; and submitting the working copy for review.

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New in Help: Conceptual Overview

New in Help: Conceptual Overview

by Tom Elliott last modified Jul 08, 2016 12:04 PM
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This document describes the information structure of the gazetteer and explains what we mean when we say "place", "name", or "location".

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Downtime: Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Downtime: Tuesday, 5 July 2016

by Tom Elliott last modified Jul 01, 2016 02:23 PM
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At 8:30 a.m. US Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, 5 July 2016, the Pleiades website will be in read-only status for a feature upgrade.

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Recent Improvements (May 2016)

Recent Improvements (May 2016)

by Tom Elliott last modified Jun 03, 2016 05:01 PM
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On May 13th, 2016, the Pleiades 3 development team deployed a package of upgrades to the Pleiades website. This blog post summarizes the changes.

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Pleiades maintenance between 12 and 21 May 2016

Pleiades maintenance between 12 and 21 May 2016

by Tom Elliott last modified May 11, 2016 04:52 PM
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The Pleiades 3 development team will be conducting software maintenance on the Pleiades website between now and the 21st of May.

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Places, Spaces, Sites: Mapping Critical Intersections in Digital Humanities

Places, Spaces, Sites: Mapping Critical Intersections in Digital Humanities

by Tom Elliott last modified May 10, 2016 11:24 AM
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The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas has issued a call for proposals for the 2016 DH Forum, which will take place on Saturday, October 1, following a full day of (gratis) Digital Humanities workshops on Friday, September 30.

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Sarah Bond to Lead Workshop at UVA

Sarah Bond to Lead Workshop at UVA

by Tom Elliott last modified Mar 11, 2016 11:50 AM
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On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, Associate Editor Sarah Bond will lead a two-hour workshop on Pleiades at the University of Virginia.

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AWMC Announces Conference Program and Workshop

AWMC Announces Conference Program and Workshop

by Tom Elliott last modified Mar 07, 2016 05:33 AM
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The Ancient World Mapping Center will host a conference on "Mapping the Past: GIS Approaches to Ancient History", 7-9 April 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The full schedule has now been announced, as well as a hands-on workshop introducing the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) aimed at students and faculty in History, Classics, Archaeology, and related disciplines.

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Maintenance Downtime

Maintenance Downtime

by Tom Elliott last modified Feb 24, 2016 07:38 AM
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Pleiades will be down for routine maintenance on Thursday, 25 February 2016 at 8pm US Mountain Standard Time.

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Request for Comment: New Editorial Guidelines

Request for Comment: New Editorial Guidelines

by Tom Elliott last modified Feb 08, 2016 04:57 AM
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A draft of a new policy document has been posted on Google Docs for review and comment by community members. Please help us perfect it.

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Pleiades in San Francisco (January 2016)

Pleiades in San Francisco (January 2016)

by Tom Elliott last modified Dec 08, 2015 06:53 AM
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Members of the Pleiades team will be in San Francisco, CA from 6-10 January, 2016 during the Joint Annual Meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies. Would you like to participate in a Pleiades workshop during that time? Please let us know!

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AWMC to Host "Mapping the Past" Conference

AWMC to Host "Mapping the Past" Conference

by Tom Elliott last modified Oct 22, 2015 02:19 AM
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The Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has just released a call for papers for a conference, to be held on April 8-9, 2016, on the applications of mapping and GIS to ancient history.

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Elizabeth Robinson joins editorial board

Elizabeth Robinson joins editorial board

by Tom Elliott last modified May 13, 2015 11:20 AM
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Pleiades has a new associate editor: Elizabeth Robinson

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