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In recent days, a conversation has been renewed about the prospects for an “Orbis-in-a-Box” platform (OIB) for simulating historical movement across multi-modal transport networks. The idea holds great interest for me, and this post is a hasty “my two cents.” … Continue reading
My work designing and developing the World-Historical Gazetteer (WHGaz ) is under way. This NEH‑funded 3‑year project is based at the University of Pittsburgh World History Center and directed by Professor Ruth Mostern. David Ruvolo is Project Manager, and Ryan Horne … Continue reading
A little context The tag line for the Pelagios Commons web site is, “Linking the Places of our Past,” and that project is indeed facilitating the linking of historical place attestations published in digital gazetteers. From my perspective (and many … Continue reading
I have been making a case for events in geo-historical information systems, periodically so to speak, over the past several years. Since I went “alternative-academic” (alt-ac) after completing my Geography PhD in 2010, I have neglected to publish material out … Continue reading
NOTE: This a “refresh” of the earlier post of the same title, edited to reflect some new terminology (indicated by red) and replace the conceptual model figure. A small sampling of historical network datasets I believe there would be widespread … Continue reading
A small sampling of historical network datasets I believe there would be widespread interest in a global collaboratively developed system, organized similarly to Pelagios, aimed at creating and linking data records for attested historical trajectories (e.g. itineraries, routes, commercial flows, … Continue reading
A re-design is in progress…a couple of years’ worth of posts were lost to time during a switch of hosters. Ah well.