14.0144 new on WWW: Trajan's Column (STOA)

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 144.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2000 06:33:14 +0100
             From: Ross Scaife <scaife@pop.uky.edu>
             Subject: [STOA] TC- announcement

    Trajan's Column

    The Stoa Consortium is pleased to announce the publication of Trajan's
    Column, a site for exploring the Column of Trajan as a sculptural
    monument. The core of this project is a searchable database of over 500
    images focusing on various aspects of the design and execution of the
    column's sculptural decoration. These images (slides and drawings) were
    generated by and for sculptor Peter Rockwell, over the course of his study
    of Roman stone-carving practices. The aim of this site is to make these
    images available to the widest possible audience, in a form that can
    contribute both to ongoing study by specialists and to enjoyment and
    appreciation of the monument by the general public.


    Paul Barrette created the website, on-line database, and CGI
    scripts. These scripts are freely available for inspection at the website
    for the benefit of others who might learn from them as they work on their
    own projects.

    Martin Beckmann recorded database information and had Peter Rockwell's
    slides scanned in Rome, summer 1998. He also wrote the introductory essays
    on the Column of Trajan.

    Michele George edited, proof-read, test-drove and advised.

    Saul Rich digitized the cartoon drawings and designed the navigation system
    for using them.

    Geoffrey Rockwell originated the project and supervised the
    programming. He recently presented an overview of the work at the ALLC/ACH
    convention in Glasgow.

    Gretchen Umholtz did overall project supervision, wrote the introductory
    remarks on the home page, and edited, test-drove and advised.

    The Stoa Consortium is hosting a mirror of the project and also provided
    editorial support leading to improvements in both the available content and
    the underlying technologies.

    For more information about the Stoa, visit http://www.stoa.org and feel
    free to contact the co-editors, Anne Mahoney (amahoney@perseus.tufts.edu)
    and Ross Scaife (scaife@pop.uky.edu).

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