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Digital Humanities Training event: mapping with the DECIMA project

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University of Exeter Digital Humanities Lab

Queen's building

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Exeter

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Hands on workshop with Prof Nick Terpstra (Chair of History, University of Toronto) and Dr Colin Rose (Assistant Professor of European and Digital History, Brock University, Canada); working on the DECIMA project, a GIS archive-based study of early modern Florence.

DECIMA is an online tool for exploring the history of Renaissance Florence. In this hands-on workshop, the creators will show the audience how to use Historical Geographic Information Systems (HGIS) as a way to access “hidden histories” of the Renaissance City. Participants will explore the industries and workplaces of the city, search for prime real estate, and discover how plague travelled through the city’s neighbourhoods. Along the way they will encounter the homes and workshops of some of the Renaissance’s most famous artists and families. We will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities that HGIS poses for all historians and early modernists in particular.

Aimed at staff and students curious about geospatial approaches in humanities research - no previous experience required.

If you have one, please being a laptop.

Numbers for this event are limited.

Contact us: digitalhumanities@exeter.ac.uk

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University of Exeter Digital Humanities Lab

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EX4 4QH

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