In conjunction with the Pelagios Commons (http://commons.pelagios.org/), the UVA Library will be offering a two-day workshop on tools and strategies for working with Geospatial data in the historical past. Trainers from Pelagios and the Ancient World Mapping Center (http://awmc.unc.edu/wordpress/about/) will be offering hands-on guidance with several digital tools. The event is co-sponsored by the UVA Library, the Scholars Lab, and IATH with lunch provided both days. Seats are limited and reservation is necessary, so sign up early!
This workshop will presenting the Pelagios Commons Infrastructure, its tools and goals and its partners, especially to a US audience. Within the Pedagogy Working Group, we assessed a noticeable gap in the familiarity with Pelagios between Europe and United States: whereas many workshops have been hosted across Europe and have made Pelagios well-known, with the result of a large collaboration across universities and an increasing number of annotators on Recogito, the US have stayed in the margins, with very few centers of collaboration and even less usage of the Pelagios Tools for teaching and scholarly projects.
In light of this situation, we will provide hands-on tutorials for scholars and students of the University and outside the University, who wish to familiarize themselves with the process of geo-annotation and georeferencing, contribute to online gazetteers of the Ancient world, and have an overview of the main GIS applications and softwares.