Welcome to the DECIMA Newsletter

Hello all! I’m Hana Suckstorff, a PhD student and research assistant with DECIMA who works on early modern Italian religious and intellectual history. While my role at DECIMA currently involves transcribing census data from 1561 and 1632 to accompany the mapping tool, starting this month I’ll be sending out regular updates on our progress, new developments, and engagement with collaborators. Stay tuned for the latest news!

Greetings from DHSI

This June, the University of Victoria played host to the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, now in its 17th year. DECIMA team members explored 3D-modelling technologies (pictured above) and larger DH questions, such as accessibility issues. Follow #DHSI2017 on Twitter for updates, and check out DHSI 2018 here.

What’s New at DECIMA

This month, DECIMA wrapped up a busy 2016-2017. We’ve focused on visualization strategies, expanded our databases, welcomed new team members, and hosted a two-day mapping workshop at University of Toronto. We are currently in the process of geolocating census data from 1551 and 1632.

DECIMA Highlights

From April 28-30, students and faculty from Duke University’s Wired! Lab hosted DECIMA team members for a weekend of sharing ideas and working through the challenges of collaborative DH projects. We are grateful to everyone at Duke for their hospitality and highly recommend North Carolina-style barbeque.