When: Wednesday 16 October, 12 pm
Where: DH Active Learning Space, Food Science Building 4.58
Euronews: What’s Happening Now
Brendan Dooley, Lorenzo Allori, Carlotta Paltrinieri
How to analyze 50,000 historical documents in a single lifetime? How about four years? Time to bring in the machines! Before printed newspapers, news was written by hand in specially designed sheets distributed by courier; fortunately some 200 volumes of this practically unknown material (called “avvisi” in Italian) has remained all in one convenient location–Florence, Italy–including information about all the states of Europe and the known world, from the 16th through the 18th century. Our project called EURONEWS, generously funded by the IRC and currently being carried out in partnership with the Medici Archive Project and the Florence State Archives, experiments with new methods for examining the circulation and content of these documents. Our presentation will illustrate the state of play to date.
Features to be discussed include the challenges of data gathering from
IRISH EXAMINER JULY 19, 2019
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