It is with great excitment, that I can announce that a paper from my hand has been published in the DH journal Magazén. The complete title follows: “Reconstructing Patterns of Avvisi Creation and Distribution With Travel Times”. The aim has been to develop a method to systematically study the speed with which the news travelled over the European continent (and beyond). The scope of the article is further explained in the abstract:
On 21 June, I was back in Cork to present at UCC’s Research Showcase on behalf of the EURONEWS project. Here, I discussed the general outline of the project endeavors to create a new workflow for the study of manuscript newsletters. At the same time, it was a good moment to receive an update about the other research projects active at UCC. A short impression of the day can be found hereunder.Continue reading Past Event: Research Showcase
The following is from a few months back, but we had not shared the recording at this venue yet. The EURONEWS project has been working for a while on the news of what is perhaps the most stupefying siege from the early-modern period. The Siege of Ostend was so unusual because it lasted for no less than three years. Therefore, the EURONEWS project has worked for a long time to collect several reports coming from this event. This has led to a digital exhibition for which I have also written several contributions, and which can be visited here.Continue reading Past event: Opening Virtual Exhibition
The last two days, I have participated in the workshop ‘The Making and Unmaking of Identities in the Early Modern Mediterranean’. A full grasp of the cultural and political dynamics within the Mediterranean are fundamental in order to better understand the manuscript newsletters from here. This region also takes a pivotal place within the news network in general. The workshop has proved to be most useful in this respect and I hope to be able to integrate these new insights into my dissertation.Continue reading Past Workshop: The Making and Unmaking of Identities
Tomorrow, the conference of the Renaissance Society America will commmence. This year the RSA will take place in Dublin. Naturally, the EURONEWS project cannot be absent from this venue. Therefore, I will present on the second day of the conference, Thursday 31 March. Together with my supervisor Prof. Brendan Dooley and with Dr. Davide Boerio, postdoc in our project, I will form a panel that will start at 09:00 in a room at the main venue, the Convention Center Dublin. Details can be found here.
My wish is use this opportunity to disclose some of my digital strategies in studying manuscript newsletters. This can of course also be understood from the abstract of my paper which follows:Continue reading Upcoming Conference: RSA
Next week, I will be participating in the conference Religion and Free Speech in the Early Modern Period on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of November. Originally, it was planned to be held in person in Amsterdam, but due to recent developments the event is scheduled to take place online on zoom.Continue reading Upcoming Conference: Free Speech
Last week, I was personally present in Cork in order to present my ongoing research to the staff and students of UCC. Here follow some impressions.Continue reading UCC Research Colloquium 2021
Recently, a featured post from my hand appeared on the EURONEWS website. This contribution is the result of my ongoing research in the avvisi. It discusses the activities of not too well-known diplomatic agent, Bartolomeo Bruti, in a prisoner exchange placed within the framework of microhistory. The post can be found here.
This week, I am participating in the conference ‘Questioning Republicanism in Early Modern Genoa.’ Originally, this event was planned to be held in Genoa but because of the covid crisis it was, unfortunately, moved to the digital realm. On the bright side, the advantage of this is that it will be much easier for everyone to watch the papers.Continue reading Upcoming Conference: Questioning Republicanism
This monday, the EURONEWS team presented in a common effort some of the progress that has been made of the last few months. In my personal contribution, I highlighted some of the data that we were able to create following the 1600 experiment. This project endeavors to collect all the available news material for that year. For those that missed it, you can watch it here below:Continue reading Highlights and Lightning Talks