Michael J. Price Lab for Digital Humanities

April 24, 2017 - 12:00pm

April 24, 2017 - 12:00pm

Meyerson Conference Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

Preserving the History of Historic Preservation: Mapping the Built Environment Across Space and Time

Francesca Ammon (University of Pennsylvania)

This talk will introduce an in-progress online project that documents the impact of historic preservation-based urban renewal on Philadelphia’s Society Hill neighborhood. The project will bring together diverse visual and spatial data to reconstruct the reconstruction of a neighborhood. By way of context, the talk will also more broadly consider the impact of the digital humanities on the study of the history of the built environment, while touching upon example projects that demonstrate some of the insights and challenges associated with such work.

Francesca Russello Ammon

 

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