Session 16. Workshop: Mapping the Roman Campagna — challenges, questions, discoveries

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Katrina Grant (ANU) and Lisa Beaven (LaTrobe)

This workshop will look at the challenges of developing a digital mapping project focused on the art and visual culture of the Roman Campagna. This project uses mapping to bring together art history, ecology, and social history. The workshop will examine the benefits of incorporating a range of methods including georeferencing, mapping of routes, geolocation of landscape paintings, drawings, and archival material. We will discuss challenges including aligning pre-modern maps in GIS programs, methods for developing of data sets from hard copy archives, and using landscape imagery in mapping projects from an art-historical perspective.

Dr Katrina Grant is a senior lecturer in digital humanities at the Australian National University. Her research focuses on the history of gardens and landscapes in Early Modern Italy, the visual culture of performance, the application of digital technologies to art history (digital mapping in particular), and the implementation of digital tools and methods in the GLAM sector. 

Dr Lisa Beaven is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at La Trobe University. Her research focus is on art patronage, collecting and material culture in seventeenth century Rome, with a particular interest in landscape painting and the ecology of the Roman Campagna. She works with a range of national and international galleries such as the National Gallery of Victoria, the Hamilton Art Gallery, the Auckland Art Gallery, the Prado Museum, Madrid, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.