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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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Richard Talbert to Speak at AAH

April 28, 2016 in Conference, Interest, Presentation

AWMC founder and faculty advisor Dr. Richard Talbert will give a talk on Friday, May 6 at the Association of Ancient Historians Conference in Tacoma, WA.  The talk is entitled “Latitude and Worldview: The Evidence from Roman Portable Sundials.”  Details on the conference are here.

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Upcoming Talk: Richard Talbert on Visualizing and Mapping the Ancient World

January 26, 2016 in Interest, Presentation

On February 27, the Mapping Center’s founder and faculty advisor Richard Talbert will be giving a lecture through UNC’s Program in the Humanities. Details here.

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Upcoming AWMC Conference & Call for Papers

October 21, 2015 in Conference, Interest, News

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.

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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.
awmc.unc.edu

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 awmc@unc.edu by December 15, 2015.  Those whose papers are selected will be notified in January 2016.

 

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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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Cambridge University Press Publishes The Medieval Peutinger Map

September 25, 2014 in Interest, Publication

Emily Albu’s new monograph is forthcoming imminently from Cambridge University Press ( ISBN: 9781107059429), a very handsome volume (we have seen an advance copy).

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Barrington Atlas Application mentioned in the New York Times

August 25, 2014 in Barrington, Interest, News, Review

0824-BKS-Applied1-tmagSFThe New York Times has favorably reviewed the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World for the iPad. You can read the review here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/books/review/gateways-to-the-classical-world.html

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