Associate role description

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Conduct own geolocation and annotation activities on the maps or texts on which their team is working

Participate in a small team of three or four volunteer associates, which will be led and supported by a dedicated team facilitator

Participate in a week team ZOOM call in which all members will review progress in past week and have the opportuity to pose questions and discuss difficult data, such as place names which are hard to disambiguate, or places which cannot be found, and to contribute to the learning of other team members and the quality of the output of the whole team

Participate in training offered to individual associates and teams

Collaborate with other team members and team facilitator during the week via the appropriate Team Channel on ViaeRegiae Slack board, and via ad hoc one to one ZOOM or other calls if needed


Volunteer facilitators and their teams will work on annotating maps and texts drawn from a list of candidate projects


All associates will be encouraged to synthesise material they are working on and to publish their observations and insights on the Viae Regiae wiki, on the @ViaeRegiae Twitter account and on their own social media presences.

Associates active in local history societies, archival networks, and genealogy groups will be encouraged to share the findings from their work

Associates studying for undergraduate and post graduate degrees will be encouraged to make use of insights and data they and the project generates in their own academic work, with proper acknowledgement

All content work product generated by associates and team facilitators will be made available to the commons under a CCBY3.0 licence


All associates will receive training prior to the start of a ten week cycle of work in Phase One

The training will be provided in small groups by the Viae Regiae team trainer Colin Greenstreet, and will be supplemented with written and visual material in the Viae Regiae wiki

The Team trainer will be available as a resource to Team Facilitators and through those Facilitators to all associates as and when needed

Resources to call upon

Viage Regiae trainer Colin Greenstreet

Viae Regiae technical leader Stephen Gadd

Other team leaders

Time commitment

Two hours per week for ten weeks in a single Phase One cycle

Two hours prior to launch of the ten week cycle to participate in wiki, Slack, recogito, gazetteer and content training

Useful links

Associate training

Training schedule

Facilitator role description

ViaeRegiae Slack Board - available once volunteers have registered and been confirmed