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Mapping Economy and Society: a 3D Representation of Urban Space in Late Renaissance Florence

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  • Wed 19 Feb 2020 15.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-02-19 15:00 2020-02-19 18:00 Europe/Paris Mapping Economy and Society: a 3D Representation of Urban Space in Late Renaissance Florence

The economic history and ideas working group is proud to host two subsequent sessions by Eric Pecile on the groundbreaking DECIMA Project by the University of Toronto and his research on the Monti di Pietà

The DECIMA project combines the data from three 16th and 17th century censuses, a hand drawn map and contemporary GIS mapping tools; to create an interactive digital map. This map should help historians of early modern Florence to track evolving urban dynamics including: professional and economic activities, living patterns, and the distribution of wealth and power throughout the city. By engaging is this project we can not only see how it benefits the history of Florence but equally how new mapping technologies enhance the historians toolkit and uncover otherwise hidden dynamics. 

Eric Pecile is a PhD candidate in history and graduate fellow Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies Renaissance Studies  at Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Besides contributing to the DECIMA project, he works on the interrelationship between aristocratic wealth and charitable organisations in in 16th century Florence and Bologna exploring the cyclical nature of early modern capitalism in Italy. In his second talk he will elaborate on his own research into the Monti di Pieta, Italian early modern charitable financial institutions that provided short term credit to people in financial distress.

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  Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle

The economic history and ideas working group is proud to host two subsequent sessions by Eric Pecile on the groundbreaking DECIMA Project by the University of Toronto and his research on the Monti di Pietà

The DECIMA project combines the data from three 16th and 17th century censuses, a hand drawn map and contemporary GIS mapping tools; to create an interactive digital map. This map should help historians of early modern Florence to track evolving urban dynamics including: professional and economic activities, living patterns, and the distribution of wealth and power throughout the city. By engaging is this project we can not only see how it benefits the history of Florence but equally how new mapping technologies enhance the historians toolkit and uncover otherwise hidden dynamics. 

Eric Pecile is a PhD candidate in history and graduate fellow Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies Renaissance Studies  at Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Besides contributing to the DECIMA project, he works on the interrelationship between aristocratic wealth and charitable organisations in in 16th century Florence and Bologna exploring the cyclical nature of early modern capitalism in Italy. In his second talk he will elaborate on his own research into the Monti di Pieta, Italian early modern charitable financial institutions that provided short term credit to people in financial distress.


Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Working group

Contact:
Johannes Ludwig Maria Pelzl (EUI) - Send a mail
Guus Wieman - Send a mail

Speaker:
Eric Pecile (University of Toronto)

Links:
Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies Renaissance
DECIMA Project
Eric Pecile

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