“Refugees in the Roman Empire: A Pre-Modern Millennium of Forced Migration 200 BCE – 800 CE”
Primary Investigator: Noel Lenski, Professor of Classics and History
Goal: To integrate data assembled from ancient sources on the forced migration and resettlment of peoples into the Roman Empire in the period between 200 BCE and 800 CE.
Description: This project requires software expertise in ArcGIS in order to assist with the production of a digital map structure that charts the date, size, causal factors, distance, durability and frequency of these events.
A preliminary set of GIS maps has already been completed but help is needed to develop:
- A time-slider.
- Dynamic linking of origin sites and destination sites.
- Dynamic distance measurement between origin and destination.
- Dynamic scaler to display the relative size of settlements.
- Dynamic cataloging of sites based on the nature, cause, and success of settlements.
- External links to images of relevant archaeological sites and objects.
- Creation of Storymap for webhosting.
Estimated time commitment: 75 hours
Closing date: June 22, 2018
Total project budget: $2600
Contact: Noel Lenski
This project is funded with a Digital Humanities Lab Seed Grant
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