Public History and Memory on the Web: the Val di Vara case
Public History and Memory on the Web: the Val di Vara case Enrica Salvatori - University of Pisa DHLU Symposium 2012 - Websites as sourcesmercoledì 21 marzo 12
The Val di Vara Project: TraMonti (between mountains and sunsets) Changes in the Project: the ﬂood Thoughts about Public History and the Webmercoledì 21 marzo 12
PROGETTO DATA CLIENTE DATA NOMEmercoledì 21 marzo 12
A “public history” project 140.000 € MUNICIPALITIES UNIVERSITY TEAM 1 TEAM 2 TEAM 3 TEAM 4 WEB MANAGER HISTORY ARCHAEOLOGY GIS VIDEO GRADUATE UNDERGRADUATE FLOOD STUDENTS STUDENTS INTERNSHIP INHABITANTS PEOPLEmercoledì 21 marzo 12
A “public history” project Site 2.0 140.000 € MUNICIPALITIES UNIVERSITY TEAM 1 TEAM 2 TEAM 3 TEAM 4 WEB MANAGER Cultural Heritage WebGIS HISTORY ARCHAEOLOGY GIS VIDEO Flood Survey In Social te Networks GRADUATE rv UNDERGRADUATE FLOOD STUDENTS ie STUDENTS INTERNSHIP w s INHABITANTS PEOPLEmercoledì 21 marzo 12
client-server system free, open source e OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) compliant solutions server for maps - Geoserver x DBMS with geographical tools - Postgresql/ PostGIS OpenLayers libraries jQuery librariesmercoledì 21 marzo 12
SOCIAL NETWORK YOUTUBE - TWITTER - FB - FLICKR TRAINEE IN DIGITAL HUMANITIESmercoledì 21 marzo 12
Achievements and gaps Not everyone answered the social the valley has not the web network call (indifference or infrastructure needed unawareness) residents are mostly old people Web 2.0 --> not specialist who lost habits and rituals of historians become history-makers sharing memory and dont think BUT WHAT IF this activity is the web as a repository or a tool unaware and not understood? for memories What if there is only the feeling to young people are few and not be IN the history and the desire to enough prepared to correctly use show it everyone? the digital tools and culture The public historian should be able Italy (Europe?) is far from seeing to make the others understand? the web as a virtual place where to Val di Vara project is a new and build or rebuild memories or a new nice and interesting fully public kind of history. history project, BUT:mercoledì 21 marzo 12
Achievements and gaps By creating a site as TraMonti we tried to ﬁll the traditional gap between historians and community but maybe we add or increase another gap, the technological one, and not really achieve what wished. But this does not mean we should not keep trying...!mercoledì 21 marzo 12
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