Special places: Italy
This is a blog about building a website to bring together historic artworks of Venice, maps to locate the places depicted, and tools to search and sort. It is the work of three students of Digital Humanities at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne—Tania Palmieri, Ertan Kazikli and Orhan Ocal. The text is in English, heavily laced with acronyms: API, JSON, KML, XML and suchlike.
In ArtMapping Venice the authors explain their process of selecting which methods and tools to use. It is this work-in-progress aspect that makes it interesting for me—as well as the delights of the city and the artworks it has inspired. »more»
The interactive Nolli map
In 1741 Giambattista Nolli published his Pianti Grande di Roma, a fabulously detailed and accurate map of Rome.
Now Jim Tice, Erik Steiner and others from the University of Oregon have created this website. Bravo!»more»
Quintus Horatius Flaccus (known as Horace) lived from 65 to 8 BC and was Rome’s leading lyric and satiric poet of his age. This web site interprets his life and times through the archaeology of his house.»more»