Verso: Research Blog of the Census
The Hypotheses research blog Verso publishes short, illustrated essays in German and in English dealing with research questions as well as the history, methodology, technology and use of the Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture Known in the Renaissance. In this manner Verso offers members of the Census staff, database users, collaborators and fellows a venue in which to discuss research related to Census topics as well as their own perspectives on the project. Essays discussing research that has resulted from an engagement with the Census, or methodological reflections upon the project are welcome. The site is intended to serve as a platform for discussion open to the wider community.
The title Verso pays homage to the way in which Phyllis Pray Bober, Ruth Rubinstein and others added their own handwritten notes on the backs of Census photographs and index cards during the era in which the analogue Census was built. In the spirit of these collaborative annotations, contributions are sought that offer ‘behind the scenes’ reflections on the Census, its meaning, history, relationship with the field of digital humanities, and future.
Essays published on the Verso site (English version):
2. Juan Carlos G. Mantilla, Sacsayhuaman in Early Modernity: the Invention of New Ancient Edifices
Essays published on the Verso site (German version):
2. Juan Carlos G. Mantilla, Sacsayhuaman in der Frühen Neuzeit: Die Erfindung neuer antiker Bauwerke