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Upcoming Seminars in Paris Led by Richard Talbert

October 14, 2019 in Conference, Interest

 

Transferts de paysages dans l’espace et le temps :

de la géographie gréco-romaine aux Altertumswissenschaften,

base de la cartographie moderne

Richard J.A. Talbert, professeur invité de l’EUR Translitterae

Vendredi 22 novembre 2019, 11h-13h | ENS, 45 rue d’Ulm | salle F (escalier D, 1er étage)

Séminaire « Géographie historique et géoarchéologie »:

 Mesurer le temps dans la vie quotidienne des Romains 

Jeudi 28 novembre 2019, 11h-14h | EPHE, 17 rue de la Sorbonne | salle D052 Histoire

Séminaire « Représentation de l’espace : Moyen Âge – Époque moderne »:

La Karte von Kleinasien de Kiepert (1901–1916) : sa place dans l’histoire de la cartographie du XIXe siècle

Vendredi 6 décembre 2019, 9h30-12h30 | ENS, 29 rue d’Ulm | salle U209

Séminaire « Transfers culturels »:

La Karte von Kleinasien de Kiepert (1901–1916) : base de la cartographie ottomane, britannique et grecque de la Turquie pendant la Grande Guerre

Vendredi 13 décembre 2019, 11h-13h | ENS, 45 rue d’Ulm | salle F (escalier D, 1er étage)

Séminaire « Géographie historique et géoarchéologie »:

Nouvelles approches du grand plan en marbre de Rome (Forma Vrbis)

For more information see http://www.archeo.ens.fr/spip.php?article2074&lang=fr

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Upcoming Course (free, online) on Discovering Greek and Roman Cities

August 22, 2019 in E-resource, Interest

This MOOC due to start in September uses maps made by the Center, among many other materials, and may be of interest. Visit https://www.ancientcities.eu/mooc for information.

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Two New Books

August 7, 2019 in Interest, Publication

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Just published by Oxford University Press. Riggsby examines five technologies including mapping (the others are lists, tables, weights and measures, artistic perspective).

See further: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/mosaics-of-knowledge-9780190632502?cc=us&lang=en&

 

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Just published by De Gruyter, the outcome of a 2017 conference in Zurich organized by Anne Kolb.

See further: https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/509939

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Digital Cartography: New Maps, Ancient History, November 2-3, Conference Program

October 5, 2018 in Conference, Interest

Digital Cartography: New Maps, Ancient History

Nov. 2-3, 2018

A conference co-sponsored by the Ancient World Mapping Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Duke University’s Departments of Classical Studies and of Art, Art History & Visual Studies

All are welcome.  There is no registration fee, but do please notify us by October 28th that you plan to come on either or both days: just send a message with your name to awmc@unc.edu, with “Conference 2018” in the message subject line.  You will then receive details about the UNC-Duke Robertson bus and Saturday parking at Duke.

PROGRAM

 

Friday, November 2nd 

2.15-3.45 pm  AWMC Open House – drop in at your convenience – with demonstration of current work there, Ancient World Mapping Center, UNC, Chapel Hill, Davis Library 5010

5.15-6.45 pm  (Rubenstein 249, in Duke University Rubenstein Library, West Campus)  Welcome, and Keynote Address by Dr. George Bevan (Queen’s University, Ontario),

“Photogrammetry and Heritage Documentation in the 21st Century: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Future”

7.00-8.00 pm  (Duke University Bryan Center)  Reception

Saturday, November 3rd     

(Rubenstein 249, in Duke University Rubenstein Library, for the entire day)

9.00 am  Coffee, tea, juices, pastries 

 

Session 1  (chair: Mary T. Boatwright)

9.15-9.50 am  Christopher S. Saladin (University of Minnesota), “City in Transition: Mapping the Transformation of Ancient Carthage”

9.50-10.25 am  Loren T. Cowdery (University of Minnesota), “In Search of a Blueprint: Using GIS to Map the Republican Empire in the Western Mediterranean”

10.25-11.00 am  Gabriel Moss (UNC, Chapel Hill), “Mapping the Jewish Revolt (66-73 CE):     A GIS Analysis of Provincial Resistance”

 

11.00-11.20 am  Break  (coffee, tea, juices, pastries) 

 

Session 2  (chair: Maurizio Forte)

11.20-11.55 am  Chad Uhl (University of Kansas, Lawrence), “Quod versu dicere non est. Implications of the Unnamed Oppidulum in Horace’s Satires 1.5”

11.55am-12.30 pm  Micah Myers and Joseph Murphy (Kenyon College), “Teaching Roman Mobility: Digital Visualization in the Classroom and in Undergraduate Research”

12.30-1.05 pm  Lindsey A. Mazurek (University of Oregon) and Cavan W. Concannon (University of Southern California), “Mapping Social History: New Approaches to Epigraphy at Ostia”

 

1.05-2.15 pm   Lunch  (Duke campus eateries in the Brodhead Center – on your own)

 

Session 3  (chair: Richard Talbert)

2.15-2.50 pm  Katherine McCusker (Duke University) and Antonio LoPiano (Duke University), “Secrets Beneath the Surface: GPR and Remote Sensing at Vulci”

2.50-3.25 pm  Kristen Jones (Queen’s University, Ontario), “Mapping the Original Location of the Forma Urbis Romae: Digital Methods and Technical Constraints”

3.25-4.00 pm  Adam Mertel, Peter Ondrejka, David Zbíral, Hana Hořínková (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic), “Early Christian Baptisteries – From Geocoding to Space-time Exploration”

 

4.00 pm  Closing remarks

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New Book of Interest

October 5, 2018 in Interest, Publication

AWMC Founder Richard Talbert’s new book, Challenges of Mapping the Classical World is now available from Routledge, in hardcover and as an e-book.Challenges of Mapping the Classical World (Hardback) book cover

About the book: Challenges of Mapping the Classical World collects together in one volume fourteen varied items written by Richard Talbert over the past thirty years. They cohere around the theme of mapping the classical world since the nineteenth century. All were originally prompted by Talbert’s commission in the late 1980s to produce a definitive classical atlas after more than a century of failed attempts by the Kieperts and others. These he evaluates, as well as probing the Smith/Grove atlas, a successful twenty-year initiative launched in the mid-1850s, with a cartographic approach that departs radically from established practice. Talbert’s initial vision for the international collaborative project that resulted in the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World (2000) is presented, and the successive twice-yearly reports on its progress from 1991 through to completion are published here for the first time. A further item reflects retrospectively on the project’s cartographic challenges and on how developments in digital map production were decisive in overcoming them. This volume will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in the development and growing impact of mapping the classical world.

 

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Valuable New Tabula Imperii Byzantini Resource (Dig-TIB)

July 27, 2018 in Interest, Publication

A database of all place names in Tabula Imperii Byzantini I–9 is now available at https://tib.oeaw.ac.at/index.php?seite=digtib

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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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Upcoming Peutinger Map Conference

July 31, 2015 in Interest, News, Presentation

Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt has announced the program for their upcoming conference on the Peutinger Map.  Bringing together presenters from more than half-a-dozen countries, the conference runs October 8-10.

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