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…

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…

Bernard Aikema on the history of collections

Bernard Aikema introduced his talk by explaining that Renaissance must be studied at the European level and not at the level of a single country. A brave and courageous definition of a collection (author ?): Every ensemble of objects being natural or artificial a that are kept for a certain period of time or forever outside of economic…

Valeria Vitale about uncertainty in historical reconstruction

Valeria Vitale from King’s college explained the importance of documenting the underlying technological and methodological processes of 3d visualisations. Some “beautiful cultural heritage visualizations” are like books without titles, dates, authors or references … documents that have no values in the historical debates. She discussed the London Charter initiative and CIDOC-CRM RDF modelling approaches. Based on her…