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This is a list of some of the stuff I’ve written and presented over the past few years.


‘The Google Ancient Places Project’. Invited seminar as part of the CASPAR series. Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 2011. (slides)

‘Semantic Technologies in Cultural Heritage: Past Present & Future’. Invited paper given at the workshop on Cultural Heritage & the Semantic Web, British Museum, London, 2011. (slides) (text)


‘Google Ancient Places: A NeoGeo Approach to Classical Resource’, presented at High Throughput Humanities, a Satellite Meeting of the European Conference on Complex Systems, Lisbon, 2010

‘Reading Between the Lines: Unearthing structure in Ptolemy’s Geography‘. Presented at the Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar, KCL, London (June 2010). (abstract) (slides) (mp3)

Mapping an ancient historian in a digital age: the Herodotus Encoded Space-Text-Image Archive (HESTIA)‘ in Leeds International Classical Studies 9.1 (April 2010). With Elton Barker, Stefan Bouzarovski and Christopher Pelling.

‘Interoperate with whom? Archaeology, Formality & the Semantic Web’ (pdf) presented at CAA UK Chapter Meeting, UCL. With Graeme Earl & Kirk Martinez.

‘Project HESTIA: Representing Space In Herodotus’ Histories’ (pdf), presented at CAA UK Chapter Meeting, UCL. With Elton Barker, Stefan Bouzarovski & Christopher Pelling.

Herodotus Earth: The Ancient World in Google’ in Iris Magazine, Spring 2010, with Elton Barker, Stefan Bouzarovski & Christopher Pelling

The Semantic Web Approach to Increasing Access to Cultural Heritage’, in Bailey, C. & Gardiner, H. (eds.), 2010. Revisualizing Visual Culture (Ashgate), with Kirk Martinez.


‘Archaeology, Formality and the CIDOC CRM’. (ppt) (pdf) Invited presentation given at ‘Interconnected data worlds: Workshop on the implementation of CIDOC-CRM‘. Workshop hosted at the German Archaeological Institute, Berlin, 23-24 November, 2009. With Graeme Earl & Kirk Martinez.

Linking Archaeological Data: A Framework for Academic Microprovision on the Semantic Web‘. Transfer Thesis submitted in continuation of a PhD. University of Southampton.

‘Augmenting Epigraphy’ (ppt) presented at the ‘Object Artefact Script‘ Workshop, National E-Science Centre, Edinburgh.

‘Greeks and other around the Black Sea: representing space in Herodotus’ History’ presented at 4th International Congress on Black Sea Antiquities, Istanbul. With Elton Barker & Stefan Buzar.

Linking Archaeological Data‘ in Frischer, B. (ed.) Proceedings of Computer Applications and Quantitaive Methods in Archaeology 2009, Williamsburg, Virginia. (forthcoming) with Kirk Martinez, Graeme Earl, Nicholas Gibbins and Simon Keay

‘How to De-engineer a Semantic Web: some thoughts on Linking Archaeological Data’  (ppt) – Invited seminar presentation given at the University of Bochum, Germany, & as Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar, Kings College London (mp3). With Kirk Martinez & Graeme Earl

‘Cacophony or Choir?: Conducting multivocal analyses in Archaeology’ – (ppt) Invited presentation given at the Heritage Modelling and Visulisation Event, University of Bangor, with Gareth Beale

‘HESTIA: the Herodotus Encoded Space-Text-Imaging Archive’, presented at the Classical Association Annual Conference, Glasgow 2009 with Elton Barker.


Pandora’s Box: The Future of Cultural Heritage on the World Wide Web‘ (slideshow as PDF) – Invited keynote paper published in Tsipopoulou, M (ed.) Digital Heritage in the new knowledge environment: shared spaces & open paths to cultural content (Proceedings), Athens 2008.

‘Towns and road networks in southern Spain during the Iberian and Roman periods’ – Keynote talk published in Proceedings of the 5th Merida Symposium on Archaeology, 2007 (forthcoming) with Simon Keay and Graeme Earl.

Building a Virtual Community: The Antiquist Experience‘ (.pptfonts may be altered) – presented at Digital Resources in the Humanities & Arts 2008, Cambridge

The TRANSLATION Framework for Archaeological Excavation Data‘ – 9 Month Progress Report for a PhD. July 2008

Making People Believe‘ – Feature article in British Archaeology (May 2008 ) with Tom Goskar and Paul Cripps

The application of network analysis to ancient transport geography: A case study of Roman Baetica‘ – in Digital Medievalist 4 (2008 )

‘VLMA: A tool for creating, annotating and sharing virtual museum collections’ – in Digital Medievalist 4 (2008 ) with Amy Smith and Brian Fuchs

Life and Death in a Roman City: Excavations of a Roman Cemetery with a Mass Grave at 120-122 London Road, Gloucester by Simmonds A., Marquez-Grant, N. & Loe, L. Oxford Archaeology, 2008. (Contributor)


Space and Time: Methods in Geospatial Computing for Mapping the Past AHRC IT Methods Network workshop report with Stuart Dunn

Ptolemy’s Error: Truths and Falsehoods in Heterogeneous Spatial Data‘ presented at Space/Time: Methods in Geospatial Computing for Mapping the Past. AHRC ICT Methods Network Workshop, Edinburgh, July 2007. (draft)

X-Bones: A New Approach to Recording Skeletons in 3D‘ – Presented at Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Berlin 2007. With Louise Loe and Mary K. Saunders

‘Mapping Classical Locations’ – Paper presented at the Classial Association annual conference, Birmingham, April 2007

England’s Historic Seascapes. Marine HLC Pilot Study: Southwold-to-Clacton. Final Project Report‘ with Kelly Powell, Mark Littlewood & Ianto Wain. English Heritage, March 2007.


‘Network Analysis of Transport Vectors in Roman Baetica’ in Clark, J & Hagemeister, E. (eds.) Digital Discovery. Exploring New Frontiers in Human Heritage. CAA 2006, Fargo ND, USA

‘Oxford Archaeology and the Challenges of Going Open Source in Archaeology’ presented at FOSS4G 2006, Lausanne with Chris Puttick and Jo Cook


Network Analysis of Transport Vectors in Roman Baetica – Masters Dissertation

The Virtual Lightbox for Museums and Archives: A Portlet Solution for Structured Data Reuse Across Distributed Visual Resources‘ – presented at Museums and the Web 2005 with Amy Smith and Brian Fuchs

‘GIS Analysis of Roman Transport Routes in Seville Province, Spain’ in Figueiredo, A. and Leite Velho, G. (eds.) The World is in Your Eyes. CAA 2005, Tomar, Portugal


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  1. […] From the website (the bold font is mine): The project will use an innovative new approach to data management in order to bring together the many separate sources of information that we have about ports in the Roman Mediterranean. The Semantic Web is a way of linking data by storing it as statements rather than in tables. Because the statements are composed of the same URIs that you use in the address bar of an internet browser, they can be accessed by other computers so different datasets can be connected together more easily. It also means that we can see all the information related to a given concept, whether it’s a thing, a property or a class of objects. [some interesting papers about this approach can be found here] […]

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