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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.
This morning's "read only" downtime is now complete.
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.
Bonus edition: two weeks of updates!
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.
This document describes the information structure of the gazetteer and explains what we mean when we say "place", "name", or "location".
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.
On May 13th, 2016, the Pleiades 3 development team deployed a package of upgrades to the Pleiades website. This blog post summarizes the changes.
The Pleiades 3 development team will be conducting software maintenance on the Pleiades website between now and the 21st of May.
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.
On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, Associate Editor Sarah Bond will lead a two-hour workshop on Pleiades at the University of Virginia.
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.
Pleiades will be down for routine maintenance on Thursday, 25 February 2016 at 8pm US Mountain Standard Time.
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.
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!
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.
Pleiades has a new associate editor: Elizabeth Robinson
Pleiades provides geospatial data to dozens of digital projects, but it can also be used as a pedagogical tool in the classroom. Students in Sarah Bond's 'Ancient Financial Crisis' class used Pleiades data and the AWMC's Antiquity À-la-carte tool in order to make maps of the sites involved in the Third Servile War (73-71 BCE) led in part by Spartacus, and then mapped the course of the slave rebellion through the terrain of Republican Italy.
New opportunity at the University of Kent, with potential for funding.
This interactive web application was designed to accompany Duane W. Roller’s new English translation of Strabo, just out from Cambridge University Press.