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I am a Roman Historian and Digital Humanist, with research interests in geography, epigraphy, imperial administration, and scholarly communication. I have been employed by New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World since 2008 as Associate Director for Digital Programs and Senior Research Scholar.


  • Ph.D. 2004: Ancient History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). Dissertation: Epigraphic Evidence for Boundary Disputes in the Roman Empire.

  • M.A. 1997: Ancient History, UNC-CH. Second field: Spatial Analysis. Thesis: Diocletianic Census Inscriptions from the Aegean Islands and Asia Minor.

  • 1992-1995: Post-baccalaureate study of Latin, The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

  • B.S. 1989: Computer Science, Duke University, cum laude. Second major: Classical Studies.

  • 1985: Graduated high school from The Randolph School, Huntsville, Alabama.

Other Publications

  • Bagnall, Roger S., and Richard J. A. Talbert, eds., Pleiades a Community-Built Gazetteer and Graph of Ancient Places. (Chapel Hill; New York: Ancient World Mapping Center ; Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.) [accessed 4 December 2014]

  • Elliott, T., ‘Constructing a Digital Edition for the Peutinger Map’, in Cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Fresh Perspectives, New Methods, ed. by Richard J.A. Talbert and Richard W. Unger, Technology and Change in History, 10 (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2008), pp. 99–110

  • Elliott, Thomas, ‘Epigraphic Evidence for Boundary Disputes in the Roman Empire’ (unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004)

  • Elliott, Thomas, Sebastian Heath, and John Muccigrosso, ‘Report on the Linked Ancient World Data Institute’, Information Standards Quarterly, 24 (2012), 43

  • Elliott, Thomas R., ‘Diocletianic Census Inscriptions from the Aegean Islands and Asia Minor’, 1997

  • Elliott, Tom, ‘Cumulative Bibliography of Works by Richard Talbert’, in Aspects of Ancient Institutions and Geography: Studies in Honor of Richard J.A. Talbert, ed. by Lee L. Brice and Daniëlle Slootjes (Leiden; New York: Brill, 2015), pp. 12–25

  • ———, Demarc: An Open-Access and Slowly Refactored and Enhanced Version of Tom Elliott’s 2004 Ph.D. Dissertation, 2012, GitHub, paregorios/demarc [accessed 4 December 2014]

  • ———, ‘Epigraphy and Digital Resources’, in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy, ed. by Christer Bruun and Jonathan Edmondson (Oxford University Press, 2014), pp. 78–85

  • Elliott, Tom, and Sean Gillies, ‘Digital Geography and Classics’, Digital Humanities Quarterly, 3 (2009) <; [accessed 27 February 2009]

  • Talbert, Richard JA, and Tom Elliott, ‘New Windows on the Peutinger Map of the Roman World’, in Placing History: How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS Are Changing Historical Scholarship, ed. by Anne Kelly Knowles and Amy Hillier (Redlands, Calif.: ESRI Press, 2008), pp. 199–218

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