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Italian Studies

Digital Projects at Brown

A & L Tirocchi Dressmakers Project  
A website to accompany the RISD Museum exhibition, From Paris to Providence: Fashion, Art, and the Tirocchi Dressmakers' Shop 1915-1947, including scholarly essays and narrative text on fashion and social history, databases of artifacts and information about the clients and workers associated with the shop, and curricular materials for middle-school students.

Decameron Web
The Decameron Web was begun in 1994 as a participatory hypertext project used to teach the Decameron. In 1997, STG encoded the text of the Decameron in SGML, and delivered it via a search engine.

Florentine Renaissance Resources: Online Catasto of 1427 Database
The Online Catasto is a searchable database of tax information for the city of Florence in 1427-29 (c. 10,000 records). It is based on David Herlihy and Christiane Klapisch-Zuber, Principal Investigators, Census and Property Survey of Florentine Dominions in the Province of Tuscany, 1427-1480.

Garibaldi Panorama: Visualizing the Risorgimento
A mid-19th century panorama painted in England, and illustrations from British, French, and German newspapers (c. 1850-1885) regarding Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882), the military leader of the Italian Risorgimento, and his career. The Garibaldi Panorama and the Risorgimento project provides a comprehensive resource for the interdisciplinary study and teaching of the life and deeds of one of the protagonists of the Italian unification process, reconstructed with the help of newsprint and other textual and visual materials from special collections at Brown University Library.

Pico's 900 Theses
A digital edition of the 900 Theses of Pico de la Mirandola ("Conclusiones Nongentae publicae disputandae", Rome 1486), published in Latin and English, with an annotation feature available to scholars who are part of the Pico Project.

Theater that was Rome
A digital collection of views and maps from Rome of the 16th-18th c. and a website with further information about individual prints in a selection of the books.