Project Web Address: http://disc.library.emory.edu/viewsofrome
This project will use Emory’s copy of Pirro Ligorio’s 1561 map of ancient Rome to create an interactive digital tool for use by students in the classroom and by the general public. Ligorio’s map presents a bird’s-eye view of ancient Rome ca. AD 300. The map preserves a Renaissance vision of Roman antiquity. Our aim is for the project to address the scholarly question of how the Renaissance viewed and actively engaged with the ancient remains of Rome. The “Views of Rome” project will present a high-resolution scan of Ligorio’s map that users can explore in their browser. In addition to making this rare work public in this manner, users will also be able to click on different structures on the map to learn more about them. We will create this content in conjunction with undergraduate and graduate seminars, in which students will contribute primary research on Ligorio’s sources for different sectors of the map.
Faculty: Eric Varner and Sarah McPhee
DiSC Project Manager: Brian Croxall
Graduate Student Researcher: Katherine Cupello
Librarian Team Members: David Faulds, Kim Collins, and Michael Page
Software Developer: Kyle Bock
Digitization Team: Kyle Fenton, Brian Methot, and Paige Knight