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Message from Richard Talbert

August 22, 2011 in News

While warmly welcoming back Jeffrey Becker and congratulating Brian Turner on his move to a tenure-track position, the Center is sad to see Brian go.  During the two years of his Directorship, the number of students working at the Center has grown larger than ever, and several large, innovative mapping initiatives have been undertaken.  Without Brian’s exceptional energy, creativity and diplomacy, all this challenging activity would never have been co-ordinated so productively, let alone brought to the successful conclusion which it has achieved in every instance.  Brian’s contribution to the Center’s advancement has been a major one which will have a lasting impact; everyone associated with the Center is most grateful to him.”


New Item of Interest: Reprint of William Smith’s An Atlas of Ancient Geography, Biblical and Classical: Maps of the Ancient World

December 13, 2010 in Publication

The reprint of William Smith’s famous 1874 An Atlas of Ancient Geography, Biblical and Classical: Maps of the Ancient World, complete with an Introduction by Richard Talbert, will be available from I.B.Tauris in 2012. Please click here to view details about the publication.


New Item of Interest: Routledge Wall Maps for the Ancient World

November 2, 2010 in News, Publication, Wall Maps

We are pleased to announce the publication of seven Wall Maps for the Ancient World created at the Center. Please click here to view details about the maps on the Routlege Press webpage.


FYI – Two New Items of Interest

February 16, 2010 in Interest

  • Duane W. Roller’s Eratosthenes’ Geography from Princeton University Press offers a translation and commentary of the collected fragments of the third century BCE geographer Eratosthenes. The text also contains six full page maps and two double-spread maps prepared by the Ancient World Mapping Center. Click here for the Princeton University Press page.
  • Kurt Raaflaub and Richard Talbert (eds.) announce the arrival of their Geography and Ethnography: Perceptions of the World in Pre-Modern Societiesavailable from Wiley-VCH. In this volume twenty specialists describe and illuminate the dominant worldviews of various societies prior to 1750, and therefore offer a global and comparative analysis of how pre-modern societies viewed themselves and their worlds. Click here for the publisher’s announcement.


New book: Rome’s World: The Peutinger Map Reconsidered, by Richard J.A. Talbert

June 17, 2009 in Publication

Richard Talbert’s new book Rome’s World: The Peutinger Map Reconsidered is due to be published in March 2010. For the Cambridge University Press Announcement, click here.

For a pdf version of the Times Literary Supplement review, please click here.


AWMC Staff Changes – Message from Richard Talbert

May 26, 2009 in News

After two years as part-time Acting Director of the Center, Elizabeth Robinson – now ABD – is relinquishing this position in order to take up the Archaeological Institute of America’s prestigious Olivia James Traveling Fellowship for 2009-10. She will be pursuing research for her dissertation in Rome and Larino (Molise). Everyone associated with the Center greatly appreciates her service here and will miss her. Her conscientiousness and tact have proven invaluable. In addition, her initiative and technical expertise have played a crucial role in bringing the ‘wall maps’ project within sight of completion at last, overcoming a seemingly endless series of obstacles.

Brian Turner, who expects to complete his Roman history dissertation during the 2009-10 academic year, becomes part-time Acting Director of the Center from June 1, 2009. Having previously worked for the Pleiades project, Brian is already familiar with many of the Center’s activities.

Ross Twele (graduate student in History), who has been a cartographic assistant in the Center for the past year, will be taking up a departmental teaching assistantship for 2009-10. However, he will also continue to undertake some mapmaking at the Center. Ross has made notably valuable contributions to the ‘wall maps’ project and to the preparation of maps for Duane Roller’s forthcoming book on Eratosthenes.


New book: Cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, edited by Richard J.A. Talbert and Richard W. Unger

September 16, 2008 in Publication

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book that may be of interest to members of the AWMC community. The book, Cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Fresh Perspectives, New Methods, is edited by Richard J.A. Talbert and Richard W. Unger, and features contributions from Emily Albu, Raymond Clemens, Lucy Donkin, Evelyn Edson, Tom Elliott, Patrick Gauthier Dalché, Benjamin Kedar, Maja Kominko, Natalia Lozovsky, Yossef Rapoport, Emilie Savage-Smith, Camille Serchuk, Richard Talbert, and Jennifer Trimble. It is published by Brill, and its ISBN number is 978 90 04 16663 9.


Another Article of Interest to the AWMC Community

August 22, 2008 in Publication

We invite you to access electronically a recent article written by Professor Richard Talbert. This article appeared in Viajes y Visiones del Mundo, published in 2008. The article can be found here, and is accessible in .pdf format.