Groups for Venice 1740

Group 1 : City functions

Main goal: re-mapping on the 1740’s layer of the GIS system the functions, owners, tenants and rents derived from Catastici sources. The work-phases will be the following :

  1. Documents
  • Analyse the information structure of Catastici
  • Replace informations in comparison with the index of Sommarioni 1808
  • Find the homologous points between the land registry of 1740 and Sommarione of 1808. Students will have to find the same points on the cartography (raster and vector).
  1. From documents to digital tools
  • Prepare an analysis of the place names on the paper maps
  • Retrace of the official’s route from the structure of the Catastici
  • Extract and classification of functions (linguistic analysis and creation of ontology)
  • Normalization of proper nouns
  1. Digital
  • Work on QGIS: students introduce in the attribute table related to the footprints of the different data: function of the building, tenant, owner, income.
  1. Visualization and data analysis:
  • Production of different maps / visualisation  displaying the location of certain activities.

Group 2 : Power Networks

Main goal: reconstructing the network that linked, through purchases and real estate sales, the main figures of the Venetian government among themselves and with other people.

  1. Documents
  • Extract from the Segretario alle Voci the names of those who covered the most significant political office-holders by role.
  • Gather proper names extracted and search them on the Indici and Quaderni dei trasporti
  • Classify transactions of sale and purchase for each person
  1. From documents to digital tools
  • Retrace the network of relationships that bound each owner with buyers and sellers
  1. Digital
  • -Analyse the different roles and levels of the network using a dedicated software
  1. Visualization and data analysis
  • Create visualisations for presenting the extracted data

Group 3 : Power and the city

 

Main goal: replacing on the digital map the distribution, by districts, of properties sold or purchased of the exponents of the Venetian government.

 

  1. Documents
  • Extract from the Segretario alle Voci the names of those who covered the most significant political office-holders by role.
  • Search on the Index of the Catastici names of different office-holders.
  1. From documents to digital tools
  • Gather all the names linked to the different parishes and districts.
  1. Digital
  • Re-place on a GIS map owners and buyers, as points, on the digital map.
  1. Visualization and data analysis
  • Visualize the distribution by different values: names, incomes, parishes

Group 4 : Health and the city

Main goal: reconstructing specific statistics using the information from the records of the dead that year, Necrologi series, classifying different elements such as gender, age, cause of death and place.

  1. Documents
  • Understand the structure of the document
  • Creation of a general ontology for describing different cause of death
  1. From document to digital tools
  • Annotate the documents with the different entities
  • Enter the entities noted in a spreadsheet
  1. Digital
  • Extract statistics with different parameters
  1. Visualization and data analysis
  • Create visualisation based on the extracted data
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