Pelagios Widgets

The Pelagios widgets are widgets that you can embed on a web page to display relationships between places and items in ancient history collections. The information displayed originates from museums, research institutes, universities and projects that are part of Pelagios, and includes details about these items and maps showing associated locations.

For more about Pelagios and a list of partners contributing data, see the main Pelagios website.

There are currently two widgets:

Pelagios Place Widget

This takes the form of an icon, which when clicked, pops up information about a place. As well as data drawn from Pelagios partners,this including a map and images associated with the place. It can be used on web pages where a particular place is mentioned to allow users of the page to view the Pelagios information associated with th place.

Here is an example for Athens:

Pelagios Search Widget

This allows you to search for a particular place. It displays all the matches in the Pleiades gazetteer on a map and as a list. You can then view the Pelagios information associated with each of the places in these search results.

Search using the Pelagios Search Widget.

More information

There are several other demonstrations of the widgets available.

For instructions on how to embed the widgets on your pages, see the documentation.

The source code is available on Github released under GNU Public Licence v3.

The Pelagios Widgets were developed by the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University as part of the Pelagios 2 project funded by JISC.