Technology and Skills Workshop II: Researching Ancient Places

This workshop on researching ancient places is the second installment of the Classical Studies Technology and Skills series at Columbia University. The event takes place on Friday April 19, 2013, 3-5 pm in Butler Library 306.

The workshop takes its starting-point from the Pelagios project’s API, an online portal for studying antiquity through geography. Through Pelagios researchers can access images, data sets, excavation reports, ancient texts, and modern scholarship for any place broadly defined — town or region, and even portions of the sea. Joe Sheppard, CLST Ph.D. student and Digital Humanities intern at Butler Library, will offer an introduction to the site, using some case studies and explaining additional online tools like Nomisma and CHRR relevant to the study of ancient places.

CLST graduate students are expected to attend. All students working on antiquity from the graduate programs in Art History/Archaeology, Classics, History, Philosophy, and beyond are most cordially invited to join us. Space is limited, so please register by contacting Maia Bernstein. The CLST Graduate Program will provide coffee/tea, soda, and cookies.

We are grateful to Butler Library and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for their support.

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