Exploring the History of Venice: Relics, Records, and Relations

YEAR: 2010 | TERM: B


Public Art


Corrie Elizabeth Avila; Elizabeth Marie DeZulueta; Sofia Mukhanov; Maarja-Liisa Sokk


James Cocola

This project is comprised of three unique and independent components. The common thread which ties them all together is their inter-relationships with the city of Venice and understanding its historical roots. The first component promoted a collaborative transcription assistant tool, uScript, to facilitate research in the Venice State Archive. The second component enhanced archaeological research through the use of mobile applications to improve excavation data collection and promote previously excavated sites. The third component utilized historical data of the ancient Venets and created a plan to determine their origins using genetic genealogy. Each of these components provides validation of the others and fills in gaps to form a complete picture of the ancient city of Venice.