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Published on Mar 13, 2014
Elton Barker (Open University) describes how digital approaches are changing the way we ask and answer questions about ancient places:
"In the field of digital Classics, Elton has been Principal Investigator of three projects. With an AHRC Early Career Fellowship from 2008-2010 he developed the Hestia project, which, involving collaboration between researchers from Classics, Geography and Computing, uses the latest digital mapping tools to investigate Herodotus's representation of the ancient world. From October 2010 he has been running the Google Ancient Places (GAP) project, which, funded by a Digital Humanities Research Grant from Google, aims to discover ancient places in the Google Books corpus. From February 2011 he has been PI of Pelagios (Pelagios: Enable Linked Ancient Geodata In Open Systems), which, funded by JISC, brings together an international consortium of ancient world projects in order to link all kinds of data related to ancient places."