Publications

 

Book-length Projects

Terpstra, Nicholas, and Rose, Colin, Eds. Mapping Space, Sense, and Movement in Florence: Historical GIS and the Early Modern City. Routledge, 2016. Contents:

  1.  Introduction, Nicholas Terpstra
  2. Thinking and Using DECIMA: Neighbourhoods and Occupations in Renaissance Florence, Colin Rose
  3. The Route of Governmentality: Surveying and Collecting Urban Space in Ducal Florence, Leah Faibisoff
  4. From the Decima to the DECIMA and Back Again: the Data Behind the Data, Eduardo Fabbro
  5. Shaping the Streetscape: Institutions as Landlords in Early Modern Florence, Daniel Jamison
  6. Women Behind Walls: Tracking Nuns and Socio-Spatial Networks in Sixteenth-Century Florence, Sharon Strocchia and Julia Rombough
  7. Locating the Sex Trade in the Early Modern City: Space, Sense, and Regulation in Sixteenth Century Florence, Nicholas Terpstra
  8. Plague and the City: Methodological Considerations in Mapping Disease in Early Modern Florence, John Henderson and Colin Rose
  9. Seeing Sound: Mapping the Florentine Soundscape, Niall Atkinson
  10. Mapping Fear: Plague and Perception in Florence & Tuscany, Nicholas A. Eckstein
  11. Locating Experience in the Renaissance City Using Mobile App Technologies: The Hidden Florence Project, Fabrizio Nevola and David Rosenthal
  12. Conclusion: Towards Early Modern Spatial Humanities

Articles

Terpstra, N. & Colin Rose. “DECIMA: The Digitally-Encoded Census Information and Mapping Archive, and the Project for a Geo-Spatial and Sensory Map of Renaissance Florence”. The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies. Special Issue: The Digital Turn. 13, (2013).

Terpstra, N. “Creations and Re-creations:  Contexts for the Experience of the Renaissance Street”  I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance 16/1 (2013): 221-29.

Terpstra, N. “Sex and the Sacred:  Negotiating Spatial and Sensory Boundaries in Renaissance Florence” Radical History Review 121 (January 2015): 71-90.

Terpstra, N. “Body Politics:  the Criminal Body between Public and Private,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 45/1 (January 2015): 7-52.

Conference Panels about DECIMA and Early Modern Digital Mapping

Rose, C., Jamison, D., Faibisoff, L., Fabbro, E. Digital Florence and Venice I: The DECIMA Project for an Interactive Online Map (Panel Dedicated to DECIMA). Renaissance Society of America. New York, 2014.

Terpstra, N. (Participant). “Roundtable: Digital Florence”. Renaissance Society of America. Chicago, March 31- April 2, 2017.

Rose, C., and N. Terpstra (Organizers). “Mapping Space, Movement and Experience: Living in the Renaissance City I & II”. Renaissance Society of America. New Orleans, March 22-24, 2018.

Invited Lectures / Conference Papers

Terpstra, N. “Sex & the Sacred:  Negotiating Boundaries in Renaissance Florence.” Renaissance Society of America, Venice, Italy, April 8-11, 2010.

Faibisoff, L. “Motives and Methodologies of the Decima Granducale: Walking the Streets with Census Takers”, Italia Illustrata: Digital Mapping and Techniques of Visualizing the Pre-modern Italian City, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, June 17, 2013.

Jamison, D. “Neighbourhoods at Street Level: Tenants and Landlords in the Decima Granducale”, Italia Illustrata: Digital Mapping and Techniques of Visualizing the Pre-modern Italian City, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, June 17, 2013.

Rose, C. “Populating a Digital Prosopography: A Historic GIS of Florentine Census Data”. Italia Illustrata: Digital Mapping and Techniques of Visualizing the Pre-modern Italian City, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, June 17, 2013.

Terpstra, N. “Mapping social, economic and sensory life in the early modern city: an introduction to the DECIMA (Digitally Encoded Census Information and Mapping Archive) GIS project on 16th century Florence”  Urban History Seminar, Universiteit van Amsterdam, December 11, 2014.

Rose, C. “DECIMA: The Digitally Encoded Census Information and Mapping Archive“. Jackman Humanities Institute Working Group on Digital Mapping. October 28, 2015.

Rose, C. “Digital Maps and Renaissance Manuscripts: Social Cartography and the DECIMA”. GIS Day, Ball State University, November 18 2015.

Terpstra, N. “Exploring 16th-century Florence. DECIMA: The Digitally Encoded Census Information and Mapping Archive. Amsterdam, 2015.

Terpstra, N. “Locating the Sex Trade in the Early Modern City:  Space, Sense, and Regulation in Sixteenth Century Florence,”  New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Sarasota, FL, March 12, 2016.

Terpstra, N. “Following Threads: Digital Mapping of Early Modern Florence”. Renaissance Society of America, Boston, March 27-29, 2016.

Terpstra, N. “Old Sources, New Directions: Mapping Florence in the Forgotten Centuries,” Renaissance Society of America, Boston, March 30, 2016.

Terpstra, N. “Mapping Space, Sense, and Time:  the DECIMA project,” Digital Humanities Workshop, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, April 21, 2016.

Terpstra, N. and J. Proteau,  “Digital Mapping of Renaissance Florence:  The DECIMA project” invited joint presentation with Research Assistant Jasmine Proteau at the Kunsthistorisches Institut of Florence, June 8, 2016.

Rose, C.  “Mapping History: The DECIMA Project and Spatial Humanities”. Miller Center for Historical Studies, University of Maryland. April 26 2016.

Rose, C. “Social Cartography: Mapping Census Data and Asking New Questions About Late-Renaissance Florence”. Brock University History Department Speaker Series. September 23, 2016.

Terpstra, N. “The DECIMA Project – Early Modern Big Data” for Studying the Past Through Technology: An Interdisciplinary Roundtable  at Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, 2 March 2017

Walden, J. “Jews and Space in Early Modern Florence: Evidentiary Considerations.” Early Modern Interdisciplinary Graduate Forum, University of Toronto, 16 Mar, 2017.

Walden, J. “Prolegomena to a Ghetto: Jews in Medici Court Letters.” Renaissance Society of America,  Chicago. 30 March–1 April 2, 2017.

Walden, J. “Spaces of Jewish Residence, Work, and Worship in Early Modern Florence.” Jackman Humanities Institute Mapping Workshop, University of Toronto, 15 May, 2017.

Walden, J. “Jews and Immigration in Grandducal Tuscany on the Eve of the Ghetto (1571).” Global Reformations, University of Toronto/Center for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 28-30 September 2017.

Rose, Colin and J. Walden, “Methods and Opportunities in Mapping Early Modern Cities.” ESRI GIS in Education and Research Conference, 11 Oct, 2017.

DECIMA Workshops

Italia Illustrata: Digital Mapping and Techniques of Visualizing the Pre-modern Italian City, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, June 17, 2013.

Digital Mapping: Tracing the Senses. Digital Humanities Workshop hosted by DECIMA. University of Toronto, April 2014.

Mapping Sense, Space, and Time: A Digital Mapping Workshop. Collaboration Across Boundaries, Toronto, April 2016.

DECIMA@Wired! Collaborative Meeting at Duke University. Durham, NC, April 2017

DECIMA@Exeter. Upcoming Workshop on Digital Early Modern Italy. Exeter, UK, May 2018.

Major Grants

Sex and the Sacred:  Negotiating Boundaries in Renaissance Florence, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) Standard Research Grant. 2011-2014.

Space, Mobility and Socio-Economic Networks:  Digital Mapping of Early Modern Florence. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) Insight Grant. 2014-18.