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Mapping History: The DECIMA Project and Spatial Humanities

Taliaferro Hall 2110
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

DECIMA, a collaborative digital humanities project, uses cutting-edge GIS (Geographic Information Systems) software to analyze the social, professional, and economic make-up of sixteenth-century Florence. By reading data from a 1561 tax census onto a detailed, birds-eye view of the city, the historian can describe historical urban realities in new, dynamic ways. We will explore the possibilities and limitations of bringing Big Data analysis into early modern history.

Colin Rose is an urban historian of early modern Italy whose work combines large-scale archival research with innovative digital forms of analysis. He has published on the demography of early modern Florence, on rural vendetta and urban justice in Bologna, and on petitioning the court in early modern Parma. Mapping Space, Sense, and Movement in Florence: Historical GIS and the Early Modern City, a 2016 volume by Dr. Rose and Nicholas Terpstra, is available in the Miller Center office

Wine and cheese will be served. To RSVP, contact millercenter@umd.edu or 301-405-4299.