Pleiades: News and Views

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September 11, 2014

Pleiades Site News

AWMC Launches Online Strabo's Geography Map

This interactive web application was designed to accompany Duane W. Roller’s new English translation of Strabo, just out from Cambridge University Press.

August 29, 2014

Pleiades Site News

Ryan Horne Assumes Co-Managing Editor Role

The Pleiades Editorial College is pleased to announce that, concurrent with his role as Acting Director of the Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ryan will work with Tom Elliott to manage the day-to-day and strategic operational aspects of Pleiades.

August 13, 2014

Pleiades Site News

Sarah Bond joins editorial board

Pleiades has a new associate editor: Sarah E. Bond.

August 08, 2014

Pleiades Site News

Pleiades 2 Final Report

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.

Stuart Dunn on Santorini

A blog post about the challenges of documenting changing volcanic landscapes in a digital gazetteer.

August 07, 2014

Pleiades Site News

Studying Identities in Rome and its Empire

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.

Richer Names Listings for Places

Pleiades place pages now provide more summary information for associated names.

New Pleiades Plus Matches Pleiades with GeoNames

Pleiades Plus is an experimental machine alignment between Pleiades place resources and content in the GeoNames Gazetteer.

Maintenance Downtime: May 29, 2014

Pleiades will be down for approximately an hour tonight.

Geographies of the Ancient City: Lessons to Learn from Diachronic Comparisons

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.

The Ancient Near East in Pleiades

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.

Review Parties in December and January

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.

Last Week in Pleiades

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.

Pleiades is now on Twitter

Better late than never...

Pleiades is now on Facebook

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Pleiades Downtime: Thursday, 21 November 2013

From 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. US Mountain Standard Time

Last Week in Pleiades (9 August 2013)

51 new or updated content items have been published in the past week.

Bob Consoli's "placename lookup" critique

How to use our downloadable CSV files most effectively.

5 September Review Party Canceled

Due to conflicts for a majority of the editorial board, tomorrow's review party has been canceled. Stay tuned for announcements about future events.

Updated help concept: "What are connections?"

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.