The Ancient World Mapping Center is very excited to announce that it will hold a conference on April 8-9, 2016, on the applications of mapping and GIS to ancient history. Dr. Tom Elliott, founding director of AWMC and current director of the Pleiades Project, will deliver the keynote address. All interested parties, especially graduate students and junior faculty, are encouraged to submit paper proposals. The full call for papers appears below; please distribute widely and forgive repeated postings.
Mapping the Past: G.I.S. Approaches to Ancient History
April 8 & 9, 2016—University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Keynote: “Stable Orbits or Clear Air Turbulence: Capacity, Scale, and Use Cases in Geospatial Antiquity”
Dr. Tom Elliott, ISAW/NYU; Director, Pleiades Project
Presented by the Ancient World Mapping Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.
The Ancient World Mapping Center at UNC-Chapel Hill seeks paper proposals for Mapping the Past, a conference on digital mapping and its applications to the study of ancient history. We are looking especially for individual or collaborative projects addressing such topics as transportation and communication systems, boundaries and borderlands, G.I.S. and archaeological evidence, and the applications of G.I.S. to pedagogy and public scholarship. Preference will be given to graduate students and junior faculty.
Interested speakers (20 minutes maximum) should submit an abstract of no more than 500 words together with a brief C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2015. Those whose papers are selected will be notified in January 2016.