Full Schedule


Mapping the Past: GIS Approaches to Ancient History

Hosted by the Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

All events are free and open to the public.  Registration is not required, except for the technology workshop on Thursday morning—if you plan to attend the workshop, please RSVP to awmc@unc.edu to reserve a space.


Thursday, April 7

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop: GIS Technology for Historians

(Davis Library, Room 247)
Gabriel Moss (Director, Ancient World Mapping Center)


Friday, April 8

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Keynote Address

(Hamilton Hall, Room 569)
Stable Orbits or Clear Air Turbulence: Capacity, Scale, and Use Cases in Geospatial Antiquity
Tom Elliott (New York University; Pleiades Managing Editor)


Saturday, April 9

(all Saturday events will be held in Hamilton Hall, Room 569)

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Light Refreshments


9:00 am – 10:30 am
Panel 1: Mapping Archaeology in Greece and Asia Minor

Chairperson: Mary Boatwright (Duke University)

The Terra Incognita of Athamania in Classical Antiquity: The Wild West of Thessaly or an “In-between”? Mapping and Analysing the Archaeological Evidence
Morgan Di Rodi (University of Oxford)
Maria Kopsacheili (University of Oxford)

Pilot Project in the Hinterland of Nicaea, Bithynia
Barbora Weissova (Free University of Berlin)

Mapping Ancient Athens in a Classroom: “The Digital Athens Project at Duke University”
Tim Shea (Duke University)


10:30 am – 11:00 am: Break, Light Refreshments


11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Panel 2: New Approaches to Visualizing the Ancient World

Chairperson: Marie Saldaña (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

Mapping the Invisible in Archaeology: From Maps to Virtual Reality
Nevio Danelon (Duke University)

Mapping Ancient Texts: Visualizing Greek and Roman Travel Narratives
Micah Myers (Kenyon College)

BAM: Text, Networks, and GIS Mapping in the Big Ancient Mediterranean
Sarah Bond (University of Iowa)
Ryan Horne (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)


12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Break for Lunch


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Panel 3: GIS and the Power of Rome

Chairperson: Jennifer Gates-Foster (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

Success in Battle, Success in Building?: An ArcGIS Model of Roads, Campaigns, and Colonies in Republican Italy
Amanda Coles (Illinois Wesleyan University)

Mapping Changes in Water Supply and Distribution in Rome under Claudius
Melissa Huber (Duke University)

Circulating Consensus: Regionality and the Communication of Imperial Ideology through Coinage
Corey Ellithorpe (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)


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