Tom Elliott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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The Pleiades 2 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities ended in April 2014. A copy of the final report submitted to the NEH has been posted on the Pleiades website.
A blog post about the challenges of documenting changing volcanic landscapes in a digital gazetteer.
A call for papers has been issued for a proposed colloquium sponsored by the Roman Provincial Archaeology Interest Group at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in New Orleans. The deadline for 500-word abstracts is February 21, 2014.
Pleiades place pages now provide more summary information for associated names.
Pleiades Plus is an experimental machine alignment between Pleiades place resources and content in the GeoNames Gazetteer.
Pleiades will be down for approximately an hour tonight.
A second call for papers has just been issued for this session at the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (London, August 2014). Deadline for 300-word proposals is February 3, 2014.
We have recently accessioned some data derived from the Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients (TAVO) by an external project. Here is the status of the work, some context, and a call for volunteers.
Several review parties have been scheduled for December 2013 and January 2014. If you're interested in helping the editorial college clear the review backlog and publish new, high-quality information in Pleiades, please consider joining us.
The all-volunteer editorial review team published 57 new or updated content items. We also set up Facebook, Twitter, and Feedburner accounts, as well as adding support for events and events listings to the site.
Better late than never...
You asked for it...
From 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. US Mountain Standard Time
51 new or updated content items have been published in the past week.
How to use our downloadable CSV files most effectively.
Due to conflicts for a majority of the editorial board, tomorrow's review party has been canceled. Stay tuned for announcements about future events.
Direct place-to-place relationships allowing the construction of geographic hierarchies and networks. Rivers to seas, roads to towns, towns to ethnic regions or provinces.
Explanatory notes have been added for some existing entries, and several areas that were marked "to be added" have now been completed.
Grouping our how-tos in a more useful way.
In addition to our ubiquitous "Live Search", Pleiades provides a sophisticated "Advanced Search" form for more complicated queries. Here are some tips for using it.
The latest guidance how to add new name resources to Pleiades.
I was recently asked on Facebook if there is "a new places feed from Pleiades". The answer is: yes, and then some. Here are the details.
Pleiades has a new associate editor!
Pleiades needs your help!
How to add and modify these important bits of information.
An opportunity to work together to improve titles and descriptions for our place resources. Volunteers needed!
How to use IRC to connect with other members of the Pleiades community.
Participants will meet virtually throughout the day to work on improving titles and descriptions for prominent and well-known places in Pleiades.
We've added a new section of the website to enable community members to suggest, organize and volunteer for projects to improve or expand Pleiades content.
A new publication from Pleiades partner project Trismegistos
Pleiades now supports several additional time periods for names and locations in ancient Egypt
Achievements and progress over the preceding 6 months.
Quarterly, long-term, third-party digital archiving
Pleiades will not be affected
Linking photos on Flickr to place resources in Pleiades
Tom Elliott will initiate a Google+ Hangout for all interested Pleiades community members
In honor of Kutal Gorkay's upcoming talk at ISAW (Recent Archaeological Research in Zeugma: March 21, 2011), I've taken the opportunity to update the Zeugma resource at Pleiades.
The project team summarizes recent developments across the effort.
A chance to chat about current capabilities and future plans
For those interested in adding new/better coordinates to existing Pleiades places, there is now an (I hope) accurate step-by-step outline that I'll soon turn into a full script for a screencast
Notes and chat transcript published.
Pleiades places are looking for love and this year you can give it to them (it never hurts to get ready for Valentine's Day early). It will only take a few minutes of your time.