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DH Seminar: The City and the Archive. Historical gazetteers from empires to monuments

A Digital Humanities seminar
Date24 October 2018
Time16:00 to 17:30
PlaceDigital Humanities Laboratory, Seminar room 1

Digital Humanities Lab seminar series. Dr Valeria Vitale (Institute of Classical Studies, London): "The City and the Archive. Historical gazetteers from empires to monuments". Join us for drinks and nibbles following the paper!


Abstract

Historical gazetteers are becoming an increasingly important resource. Assigning a specific identifier to each historical place, they enable connections and comparisons between documents that share the same place references. Dr. Vitale will argue the value of enhancing the granularity of gazetteers, bringing them within the walls of historical cities, creating identifiers for single buildings and recording the evolution of their lives, including variant names, changes of purpose and major restorations.

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