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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.

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Pleiades 2 Final Report

Pleiades 2 Final Report

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 08, 2014 08:15 AM
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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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Stuart Dunn on Santorini

Stuart Dunn on Santorini

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 08, 2014 05:52 AM
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A blog post about the challenges of documenting changing volcanic landscapes in a digital gazetteer.

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Maintenance Downtime: May 29, 2014

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 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 last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 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 last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 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 last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 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 last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 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 last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 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 last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 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 last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 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 last modified 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 last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 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 last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 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 last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 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 last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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You asked for it...

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Bob Consoli's "placename lookup" critique

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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How to use our downloadable CSV files most effectively.

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How to track changes in Pleiades

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 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 last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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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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Adam Rabinowitz joins editorial board

Adam Rabinowitz joins editorial board

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Pleiades has a new associate editor!

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Updated Citation Guide

by Tom Elliott last modified Aug 07, 2014 02:31 PM
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Explanatory notes have been added for some existing entries, and several areas that were marked "to be added" have now been completed.

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