Digital Programs

This article first appeared in ISAW Newsletter 20 (Winter 2018).

Tom Elliott, Associate Director for Digital Programs

Four individuals cluster around a laptop on a wooden table in a wood paneled room. They appear to be discussing something on the computer Nicola Reggiani, University of Parma (Italy), Todd Hickey, University of California, Berkeley, David Raztan, Valeria Piano, University of Florence (Italy) Starting in 2013, a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the Digital Corpus of Literary Papyrology (DCLP) provided funding for ISAW to work jointly with the Institute of Papyrology at the University of Heidelberg and other institutions. Under the leadership of Roger Bagnall and managed by Tom Elliott, the DCLP team successfully documented nearly 15,000 fragments of ancient literary works and produced nearly 1,000 digital texts over the past four academic years. These records are now openly available at, using software that in the coming year will be integrated into the existing system operated by our partners in the Collaboratory for Classics Computing at Duke University.

Elliott, in collaboration with Prof. Sarah Bond (University of Iowa, Classics) conducted a a workshop on the Pleiades gazetteer of ancient places at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (Boston, January 2018). Entitled “Turning Spatial with Pleiades,” the workshop focused on ways that Pleiades and its partner resources can be used to involve undergraduates in scholarly research; to prepare maps for teaching, presentation, and publication; and to connect one’s own digital projects to the scholarly graph of Linked Open Data for ancient studies.