SPQR-ND

- Available in the App Store for iPads
- Coming Soon for iPhones!

Interpreting the Roman Forum Through Early Architectural Publications

SPQR-ND started with the goal of providing access to plates from rare and antique archeological publications documenting monuments in the historic city center of Rome to Notre Dame Students studying abroad.  It grew into a desire to combine historic methods of documentation and representation with mapping and mobile applications to provide a unique way to study the development of Rome. 

SPQR-ND allows students, scholars, and enthusiasts to study the monuments in the Roman Forum through early architectural publications.  These rare and early publications have been fully digitized and broken apart virtually to allow one to study different interpretations of the monuments in the Forum side-by-side.  The monuments are geo-located on a map allowing one to understand their physical placement within the Forum. 

Features:

  • Interactive map of the Roman Forum
  • Photographic and digitized historic print representations of the monuments in the Roman Forum
  • Browsable list of the monuments in the Forum
  • Descriptive information on the monuments in the Forum
  • Multiple historic representations of each monument
  • Detailed, zoomable views of historic public plates
  • Historical layered maps
  • Bibliographic information

Future versions will include additional monuments, multiple languages, and a 3D viewer that will allow users to study high-quality scanned data stitched together to create a virtual monument.

About Us

SPQR-ND was created by a team from the University of Notre Dame interested in virtual representations of the built environment.  The team is comprised of Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame’s Architecture Library, the School of Architecture’s Information Technology Team, and the Center for Digital Scholarship.  Content in the app is prepared by School of Architecture students.

Content and Design

Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame’s Architecture Library
  • Jennifer Parker, Head, Architecture Library
  • Adam Heet, Digital Projects Specialist
  • Christine Gregory, 5th Year Architecture Student, Research & Data Development
  • Taylor Stein, 5th Year Architecture Student, Research & Data Development
  • Michi Aman, 4th Year Architecture Student, Hand-drawn Plan of Rome

Mobile Application Development

University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture – IT Team
  • Ibrahim Y. Chaaban, Lead Application Developer
  • Will Bruckert, Application UI Evaluator

Mapping & GIS

Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame’s Center for Digital Scholarship

  • Matthew Sisk, Data Curation and GIS Services Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Find us in the App Store!

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For technical assistance please contact Ibrahim Chaaban - Ibrahim.Y.Chaaban.1@nd.edu

For more information please contact the Notre Dame Architecture Library at archlib@nd.edu

A collaborative project between the Hesburgh Libraries and the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture
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