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.
April 18, 2016 in Conference
The recordings of last month’s conference are now up on YouTube. If you couldn’t make it to the conference, you can now watch the proceedings. Thanks again to everyone who made the event possible, and for all our presenters for allowing us to record and post their talks.
April 13, 2016 in Conference
A huge thank you to everyone who attended the “Mapping the Past” conference last weekend! We had a collection of excellent papers and a large and enthusiastic audience. All talks were recorded and will be posted to YouTube in the next week–I’ll post updates when they’re available. Thanks again to everyone who made this event possible!
April 8, 2016 in Conference
For everyone planning to attend the “Mapping the Past” paper panels this Saturday, April 9:
It has just come to my attention that we will be sharing campus on Saturday with UNC’s annual Science Expo. As a result, Cameron Ave. will be closed between Columbia St. and Raleigh St., and parking will not be available in the Swain Lot, the Bynum Circle Lots, Emerson Drive, or Lenoir Drive. Street closures and a new set of recommended parking spots are on the map below. With the increased difficulty of parking, I would encourage all conference attendees who are able to travel to campus by public transportation, and to budget additional travel time for the increased traffic and parking difficulties that the Science Expo produces. Sorry for the inconvenience!
April 6, 2016 in Conference
AWMC’s conference “Mapping the Past: G.I.S. Approaches to Ancient History” starts tomorrow morning, with events continuing through Saturday afternoon! We’re very excited to welcome guests from across the country and around the world for three days of workshops and talks on the use of digital mapping in reconstructing the ancient past. Check out the conference page for details!
March 2, 2016 in Conference
Mapping the Past: GIS Approaches to Ancient History
April 7-9, 2016
The Ancient World Mapping Center is very excited to announce that it’s first ever academic conference will be held on April 7-9 on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. ”Mapping the Past: GIS Approaches to Ancient History,” features a slate of exceptional scholars from eight universities and three countries. Check out the flyer below of visit the conference page for more information.
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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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com by December 15, 2015. Those whose papers are selected will be notified in January 2016.
October 21, 2015 in Uncategorized
Two recently published books hold great importance for the study of ancient geography and cartography. Volume 15 of the Tabula Imperii Byzantini presents a formidable array of information on the geography of late antique Syria. Meanwhile, Duane Roller’s Ancient Discovery masterfully surveys the development of Greek and Roman geographic thought and knowledge. Both volumes make important contributions to the field, and will prove valuable for years to come.