Antecedent Projects

TimeMap Project

The Rethinking Timelines Project owes its origins in particular to the TimeMap Project (funded from numerous sources since 1997, including the Australian Research Council and the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative) and the Heurist collaborative academic database, developed by the Digital Innovation Unit at the University of Sydney.

Silk Road Pilot

Prior to funding of the present project by the Australian Research Council, we developed a pilot historical events mapping project using Heurist and TimeMap TMJava - Silk Road Pilot - to demonstrate the concept of coordinated map and timeline views of historical events.

Note: The Silk Road Pilot is no longer operational and has been superseded by the Silk Road tMap which displays the same data using a lightweight AJAX mapping approach and will be developed further through the course of the project.