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Hidden Cities Project (Exeter Branch)
Thu. 20 January 2022 at 2:30 pm
To be held by Zoom video conferencing.
A talk about the Hidden Cities Project by Dr Kate Osborne and Professor Fabrizio Nervola (University of Exeter).
‘Hidden Cities’ is a European project aimed at bringing history alive using digital media. The project considers the Early Modern Period (c. 1450-1700) and involves researchers in the UK, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Italy. Five primary case studies are based on the cities of Exeter, Deventer, Hamburg, Trento and Valencia. The main research products are an interactive website (www.hiddencities.com) and an app for each city that can be downloaded onto a mobile phone. The Exeter app takes the user around an historic trail ‘led by’ a Thomas Greenwood, who also provides a narrative. Greenwood was a real-life Elizabethan haberdasher who was made a city steward in 1588. In this way one gains a digitally-enhanced perception of Exeter’s main and lesser known sites in their Renaissance setting.
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