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Public History Reading Room, HSSB 3027

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University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

November 2016

FREE!

Digital History Workshop: Mapping Spartacus: The Topography of Servitude and Rebellion —

November 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Public History Reading Room, HSSB 3027, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Spartacus is a historical figure that has captured the imagination of millions since he escaped from that gladiatorial school in Capua over two millennia ago. This workshop looks at the historical sources for the Third Servile War (73-71 BCE) and then introduces basic digital approaches to mapping the movement of Spartacus and his supporters through the Italic peninsula, based on these surviving texts and using geodata from the Pleiades Project. No knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is required for…

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