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    Plague and the city: methodological considerations in mapping disease in early modern Florence

    Henderson, John and Rose, C. (2016) Plague and the city: methodological considerations in mapping disease in early modern Florence. In: Terpstra, N. and Rose, C. (eds.) Mapping Space, Sense, and Movement in Florence: Historical GIS and the Early Modern City. Routledge Research in Digital Humanities. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 125-146. ISBN 9781138184893.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: The exploration focuses on new digital research and mapping projects that engage the rich social, cultural, and artistic life of Florence in particular. One is a new GIS tool known as DECIMA, (Digitally-Encoded Census Information and Mapping Archive), and the other is a smartphone app called Hidden Florence. The international collaborators who have helped build these and other projects address three questions: how such projects can be created when there are typically fewer sources than for modern cities; how they facilitate more collaborative models for historical research into social relations, senses, and emotions; and how they help us interrogate older historical interpretations and create new models of analysis and communication. Four authors examine technical issues around the software programs and manuscripts. Five then describe how GIS can be used to advance and develop existing research projects. Finally, four authors look to the future and consider how digital mapping transforms the communication of research results, and makes it possible to envision new directions in research.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2016 14:29
    Last Modified: 10 Jun 2016 14:29
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/15501

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