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New Book of Interest

February 12, 2021 in Interest, Publication

This is volume 1 of the first-ever Russian translation of Pliny’s Natural History.  There is a concise apparatus criticus for the Latin text, and concise notes accompany the translation.

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Service Updates

January 26, 2021 in Interest, News

The Center is aware with much regret that two resources it offers are no longer functioning as they should. Unfortunately, in both instances the problems which have arisen lie outside the Center’s control. The Djakota software package which facilitates the functioning of Map A on the Peutinger Map site is now considered outmoded by its provider and thus no longer maintained. Consequently, the background image of the map itself no longer functions. Similarly, Mapbox.com has ceased to support the data format used to create and deliver the Center’s Map Tiles. Any map using Map Tiles is affected in consequence (such as that developed in association with Duane Roller’s translation of Strabo, Geography).

Please be assured that the Center is striving to identify and install satisfactory replacements which will enable these resources to resume functioning. How soon that can be achieved, however, is as yet impossible to say.

Also be assured that the Center’s Antiquity-A-La-Carte is not affected by similar problems, and should continue to function smoothly.

A further update will follow when there is progress to report.

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New Book of Interest

December 1, 2020 in Interest, Publication

Daniela Dueck’s Illiterate Geography in Classical Athens and Rome is now available from Routledge.

Illiterate Geography in Classical Athens and Rome  book cover

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Help Update the Peutinger Map Viewer

September 21, 2020 in E-resource, Interest, News

The Ancient World Mapping Center, in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, seeks Expressions of Interest from freelance and contract web developers interested in a small project to update components of an online viewer for the so-called “Peutinger Map” of the Roman World. This HTML+JavaScript web application has been in production on the Web since 2011, providing a seamless “pan and zoom” interface to a raster image of the map, with switchable SVG layers highlighting thematic features. Raster tile services were implemented in the application using the free and open-source Djatoka server application, which is now defunct. We seek a developer or small team to replace the raster tile functionality with a modern, maintainable open-source solution, and to repackage the entire application for easier server-side deployment, but with minimal modification to the rest of the software stack.

Interested parties should email ISAW’s Tom Elliott (tom.elliott@nyu.edu) — not later than 6pm US Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, October 1st, 2020 — in order to indicate their interest in learning more about the scope of the project and its technical aspects. Elliott will organize a prospective vendor teleconference or other forum for questions during the month of October, after which AWMC will solicit proposals for completion of the work. Meantime, the code has been posted to GitHub for review by interested parties.

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Tabula Imperii Byzantini Update

June 16, 2020 in E-resource, Interest, Publication

Bithynien und Hellespont

In the TIB series, #13 Bithynien und Hellespont by Klaus Belke was published in April. Its two substantial volumes are accompanied not only by a map at the regular scale for the series (1:800,000), but also by several others, including the Bosporos at 1:100,000. See link here for free online access.

For the latest report about digitizing TIB and progress on extending its coverage, visit here.

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Two Books: New Edition and New Format

February 13, 2020 in Interest, Publication

A second edition of Graham Shipley’s Pseudo-Skylax is now available in hardback and paperback from Liverpool University Press.

Pseudo-Skylax's Periplous: The Circumnavigation of the Inhabited World: Text, Translation and Commentary

Richard Talbert’s Roman Portable Sundials is now issued in paperback by Oxford University Press.

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New Book of Interest

January 7, 2020 in Interest, Publication

Eastern Trade and the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages: Pegolotti’s Ayas-Tabriz Itinerary and its Commercial Context, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

This study by Thomas Sinclair, accompanied by many maps, has recently appeared from Routledge. While it relates to the medieval period in the first instance, it also draws upon the Antonine Itinerary and Peutinger Map among other ancient evidence.

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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

Image result for riggsby mosaics of knowledge

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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