30 Oct 2020 17:00

Private account books in Renaissance Florence

on-line (Zoom)

Private account books in Renaissance Florence. Symposium on the occasion of launching the Online Census 1211-1499

Introduction to the Online Census Database by Francesco Bettarini and Daniele Fusi (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)

Lightning Talks
Leonardo Meoni Director, Archivio di Stato di Prato  “La digitalizzazione dell'archivio Datini”
Georg Vogeler, University of Graz  “On the state of the art of editing account books”

Moderated by Chiara Saccon (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
Introduction to the discussion by Sergio Tognetti (University of Cagliari) 

Giovanni Favero (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
John Padgett (University of Chicago)
Dorit Raines (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
Alan Sangster (University of Aberdeen) 

A census of Florentine private account books from 13th-15th century.
The realization of a complete census of the Florentine accounting sources is the last step of a long research, started almost fifty years ago. The main credits go to Richard Goldthwaite and Marco Spallanzani who have been collecting throughout their research careers a huge amount of data from public and private archives. Thanks to a grant funded by Ca’Foscari University of Venice, the original dataset has been revised and extended by Francesco Bettarini and recently converted into an actual database by Daniele Fusi. It now records more than 3000 items, with detailed information concerning the acts, datation, families involved, type of economic activities, archival location and more.

Zoom ID riunione: 850 6121 5062
Passcode: Census30



The event will be held in English

Organized by

VeDPH; Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici; Dipartimento di Management


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