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University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Bernard D. Frischer (Project Director: November 2004 to January 2014)

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Totals (outright + matching):
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2006 – 12/31/2007

Aquae Urbis Romae: The Waters of the City of Rome

Adding GIS data and expanding a freely accessible and fully interactive inventory of Roman hydraulic infrastructure from the early Christian era through the early modern period. (24 months)

Aquae Urbis Romae is a research project and web-based archive of original research and cartographic materials related to the history of Roman water infrastructure and urban development over a 2,700 year period. The project is both interdisciplinary and interactive, bringing together data from archaeology, urban history, geography, classics and the history of technology. It systematically incorporates archeological, archival, literary, and epigraphic evidence in original chronological and thematic topographic maps of Rome. The site is a significant tool for scholars and students to study social, cultural, aesthetic and technological issues related to water distribution, and is a unique and valuable model for understanding water infrastructure and its impact on urban development in Rome and in other cities. To date, the materials available on the project's web site covers the period 753 B.C. to 312 C.E. NEH funds are requested to continue original research, expanding the maps and inventory for the period 360 to 1700 C.E. We will also work to improve the site's maps and cartographic functions by converting existing map data into new typological and chronological map layers of water infrastructure features that are geo-referenced to real world coordinates. . . .