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February 27, 2016

For the past 25 years Richard Talbert has led scholarly efforts to map the ancient world in ways that reflect modern knowledge and technology. With an international team of collaborators he published the comprehensive print Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World in 2000 (available since 2013 as an App for iPad). He has also tried to recover some of the unspoken, and often very different, ways in which Greeks and Romans themselves visualized their surroundings. Professor Talbert has frequently shared his work in Adventures in Ideas presentations, and this special seminar will weave together four of his adventures in mapping. Professor Talbert’s presentations are illustrated with multiple maps – old and new – to admire and ponder. So if cartography and the visions it reflects intrigue you, this is an exceptional opportunity to be engaged, surprised, and maybe even shocked.


Rome’s World Mapped on a long, long… parchment roll

The World Reflected in Roman Portable Sundials

The Struggle to Map Asia Minor before World War I

The Barrington Atlas in Retrospect: Success? or Not?


Richard J. A. Talbert is William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of History, Adjunct Professor of Classics, and founder of UNC’s Ancient World Mapping Center. He is the author or editor of numerous works in addition to the Barrington Atlas, including The Senate of Ancient Rome, Rome’s World: The Peutinger Map Reconsidered, Plutarch on Sparta, and Roman Portable Sundials: The Empire in Your Hand.


Time & Cost

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, February 27, 2016. The tuition is $140 ($125 by February 2). Tuition for teachers is $70.00 ($62.50 by February 2). Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The lunch is included. This seminar will be held in the Research Triangle Park (approximately 12 miles from the UNC campus).

For information about lodging click here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

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