How is it that lo, these many years I've missed the existence of John Hessler's blog, Warping History: Analytical Methods in Historical Geography? No longer! I've added it to Electra Atlantis and my newsreader.
This morning I've added the following blogs to the Electra Atlantis feed aggregator:
I have updated feed addresses in Electra for the following blogs, which have changed recently:
- The feed URL for the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln) is returning an error 500
- Sheila Brennan's Relaxing on the Trail has had its permissions reset so that it is no longer accessible.
- Notis Toufexis' blog seems to have disappeared.
- a precise location (taken from the visible remains of the theater)
- Greek orthography for the name Zeugma (Ζεύγμα) -- I couldn't quickly find a verifiable ancient reference for the other name we inherited from the Barrington: Seleukeia pros to Euphrate
- an updated description and place type (settlement)
- a modestly expanded "details" section in which I link to Zeugma resources elsewhere (including the official excavation website, Wikipedia, Livius.org and some digital publications by David Walker at the University of Western Australia)
Ancient sites in Ireland link courtesy of the spatial search functions Sean Gillies recently added to Pleiades.
Here are some examples of things you could do (many of them quickly) to enhance the content in Pleiades:
- Add a modern name for an ancient settlement (see, for example: http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/579885, sub "Names:")
- Add Greek orthography to an existing ancient name record that only has a transliteration (compare, for example, http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/638753/stauropolis and http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/599612/arsinoeia)
- Add a link to a corresponding entry in:
- Add a link to the website of a current excavation of that site (e.g., http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/550595, sub "Details" and "References")
- Add a link to a book in the Internet Archive or Google Books that treats the place or name in question (e.g., http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/638753/ninoe, sub "Primary Reference Citations:")
- Flesh out the description of a place
- Add a Pleiades URI to a blog post or web site that you author or edit (e.g., http://ancientworldonline.blogspot.com/2011/01/schliemann-diaries-online-at-ascsa.html -- scroll down)
- Add a Pleiades URI to comments on a Flickr or Panoramio or Picasa image (e.g., http://www.flickr.com/photos/isawnyu/5054947503/)
- log in
- use the search box to find the place resource you're interested in changing
- select "actions" ... "check out" (this will create a working copy for you)
- select the "edit" tab
- make and save your changes as many times as you like (you're working on a private copy of the original that only you can see)
- once you're happy with the results, select "state: drafting" and change it to "submit for review"
- the editors will review your suggested changes and be in touch via email if they have any questions ... otherwise they'll add your name to the "creator" or "contributor" field (as appropriate) and publish the changes so everyone can see them
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Feeds for the following resources have been added to the Atlantides Feed Aggregators: