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Mercury’s Wings: Exploring Modes of Communication in the Ancient World

May 4, 2017 in Publication

A new volume edited by Richard Talbert and Fred Naiden will be published this month by Oxford University Press.  Mercury’s Wings features numerous maps prepared by the Ancient World Mapping Center; special thanks are due to former Graduate Research Assistant Alexandra Locking, who served as lead cartographer on the project.  The book features numerous contributions outstanding on the means and meaning of communication in the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds, and is sure to interest scholars of ancient connectivity and travel.  Details available here.

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Classics Tea Talk: Dr. Daniëlle Slootjes

April 24, 2017 in Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Survival of the fittest: Dioceses, emperors and the church in the 5th century

Daniëlle Slootjes

Associate Professor of Ancient History, Radboud University

Murphey Hall 118
Wednesday, April 26
1:25 – 2:15 pm
Free and Open to the Public
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New Publication: Routledge Companion to Strabo

April 6, 2017 in Publication

Anyone interested in ancient geographic writing (and those who enjoyed Benet Salway’s excellent talk on Strabo last week) may be interested in the newly published Routledge Companion to Strabo, edited by Daniela Dueck.  Details available here: https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Strabo/Dueck/p/book/9781138904330.

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Upcoming Public Lecture

March 23, 2017 in Presentation

On Tuesday, March 28, Dr. Benet Salway of University College London will give a public lecture entitled “Strabo in His Time and Place: Geography, Literature, Politics.”  The lecture will take place on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill in Hamilton Hall, Room 569.  All are invited, reception to follow.

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Richard Talbert to speak at Stanford

March 8, 2017 in Presentation

AWMC founder and faculty advisor Dr. Richard Talbert will give a lecture at the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University on Monday, March 13.  His talk, “Asia Minor, the Kieperts, and World War I” explores efforts to map Ottoman territory in the early 20th century.  For details, click here.

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Wall Map now Available: Asia Minor in the Second Century C.E.

February 22, 2017 in E-resource, Publication, Wall Maps

After several years of preparation, AWMC’s newest wall map is now available online.  This map is a successor to that of J.G.C. Anderson (1903) and its partial revision by W.M. Calder and G.E. Bean (1958).  It was displayed in draft at the ‘Roads and Routes in Anatolia’ conference organized by the British Institute at Ankara (March 2014).  It was then revised with a view to being issued with the volume planned to follow that meeting in due course.  Meantime the Center is now making the map available online.

The map is at 1:750,000 scale, and prints at a size of 80 in x 50 in (at 300 dpi).

For a link to download the map, please email awmc@unc.edu.

This work is licensed under CC-by-4.0

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Two Publications of Interest

February 21, 2017 in Interest, Publication

Anyone interested in ancient space and geography should take a look at Dr. Daniel Gargola’s new book, The Shape of the Roman Order: The Republic and Its Spaces, out soon from UNC Press.  Featuring several maps produced by the Ancient World Mapping Center, this fascinating monograph examines how Roman Republican elites conceived of the territories and spaces under their control.  The book is available for preorder here.

 

 

 

 

Those who enjoyed Dr. Richard Talbert’s recent work on Roman portable sundials may be interested in a recent write-up of his work in Smithsonian Magazine; it is available here.

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Special Deal: Roman Portable Sundials: The Empire in Your Hand

December 21, 2016 in Interest, Publication

AWMC Founder Richard Talbert’s new book, Roman Portable Sundials: The Empire in Your Hand is now available for preorder from Oxford University Press.  Featuring numerous maps and illustrations prepared by the Mapping Center, the book uses Roman portable sundials as a lens into ancient worldviews, perceptions of geography, and Roman identity.  Use the code AAFLYG6 at checkout to receive a 30% discount from oup.com.

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Two Publications of Interest

December 12, 2016 in Interest, Publication, Review

Anyone interested in G.I.S. reconstructions of the ancient world should check out an excellent review article published in the latest edition of Early Christian Studies.  Written by UNC Ph.D. Alumna Sarah Bond and Peter Martens, the article situates the Historical Atlas of Ancient Christianity (ed. Berardino & Pilara) within the broader context of digital mapping projects of the ancient world.

In addition, historians of cartography will enjoy Ségolène Débarre’s Cartographier l’Asie Mineure : l’orientalisme allemand a l’epreuve du terrain (1835-1895)which sets the 19th century cartography of Asia Minor against a background of German and Ottoman imperialism.  Note also Dr. Richard Talbert’s recent review in BMCR.

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ISAW Digital Antiquity Workshop

September 16, 2016 in Conference, Interest

Our colleagues at ISAW/NYU will be holding a workshop on digital antiquities research on December 2, 2016, and are now accepting paper proposals.  This promises to be an interesting event, especially for those of you in the New York metro area.  Details are available here: http://isaw.nyu.edu/library/blog/cfp-digital-antiquity-research-workshop-2016-at-isaw

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