Urban Space, Geolocated Apps and Public History in Early Modern Europe
|dc.description.abstract||This groundbreaking collection explores the convergence of the spatial and digital turns through a suite of smartphone apps (Hidden Cities) that present research-led itineraries in early modern cities as public history. The Hidden Cities apps have expanded from an initial case example of Renaissance Florence to a further five historic European cities. This collection considers how the medium structures new methodologies for site-based historical research, while also providing a platform for public history experiences that go beyond typical heritage priorities. It also presents guidelines for user experience design that reconciles the interests of researchers and end users. A central section of the volume presents the underpinning original scholarship that shapes the locative app trails, illustrating how historical research can be translated into public-facing work. The final section examines how history, delivered in the format of geolocated apps, offers new opportunities for collaboration and innovation: from the creation of museums without walls, connecting objects in collections to their original settings, to informing decision-making in city tourism management. Hidden Cities is a valuable resource for upper-level undergraduates, postgraduates, and scholars across a variety of disciplines including urban history, public history, museum studies, art and architecture, and digital humanities.|
|dc.subject.classification||bic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history|
|dc.subject.classification||bic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBG General & world history|
|dc.title.alternative||Urban Space, Geolocated Apps and Public History in Early Modern Europe|
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