Place:Alderman Library, Room 421
What can you do with linked data for over 35,000 ancient places, locations, and names? Pleiades.stoa.org has a few answers. The gazetteer, which began as a means of digitizing the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World (2000), grows daily and provides extensive coverage for the Greek and Roman world. It is also expanding into Ancient Near Eastern, Byzantine, Celtic, and Early Medieval geography.
At this workshop, Associate Editor Sarah Bond will introduce the Pleiades community to participants. She will walk them through the history and layout of the gazetteer, discuss the popular contribution and review of our linked geodata, and then help participants make a map of sites within the ancient Mediterranean. Persons at all levels of experience (from “interested” to “expert”) are welcome to participate and to contribute at no charge… just like the Pleiades project itself.
This event is co-sponsored by the Corcoran Department of History, the Department of Classics and the Scholars’ Lab.
Contact Scholars' Lab's Head of Public Programs Laura Miller.