microhistory

Sigurdur Gylfi Magnússon on the Microhistorical approach

What is Microhistory? Sigurdur Gylfi Magnússon started his talk by giving a general overview of the development on the field and insisted on several points : Source material and its subjectivity : All sources material needs interpretation. One the Periphery – The Normal exception : The one who breaks the rule leave traces. Using the microhistorical methods you…

archive

Discovering the State Archives of Venice

On Monday, after the keynote of the director Raffaelle Santoro, the students were guided into the State Archives of Venice by Giovanni Caniato to discover how the 80km of documents are organised in this 300 rooms building. They visited the digitisation center of the archive, and saw the scanners used for different typologies of documents (registry,  large maps of…

venice1740

Dorit Raines on Venetian families

Sources for 1740? Dorit Raines cames to the Fall School with several documents extremely relevant for the subject “Venice 1740” among them a book published in 1741, called the La Storia Dell’Anno MDCCXL. She also showed the Caneletto’s painting “the reception of French Ambassador” and the “Forestiere Illuminato,” a guide by Giovanni Battisti Albrizzi and the journal…