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Teaching with Hidden Florence

Guest blog by Julia Rombough, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto As the full launch of four new Hidden Florence walks fast approaches, I’ve found myself reflecting on the project and my collaborations with the larger Hidden Florence team. I joined the project in 2018 to help develop the “Marietta: City of Women” and “Ercole: Crime … Continue reading Teaching with Hidden Florence

Finding Cosimo de’ Medici

Marble portrait of Cosimo de' Medici, 1460s, Andrea del Verrocchio (attrib.), Bode Museum Cosimo de’ Medici (1389-1464) isn’t like most of our guides in ‘Hidden Florence’. So far, the characters we've discussed in these blogs – such as Giovanni, and in HF2 Ercole and Marietta – are fictional and in various ways at the bottom … Continue reading Finding Cosimo de’ Medici

Building Apps and Finding Voices

Hi - this is Daniel Jamison! I feel very lucky to have joined the project for this round, since Calvium has provided the team with a ready-to-go app-builder. The builder gives us direct and ongoing access to the content management system (CMS) for a beta version of Hidden Florence. In other words, I can record … Continue reading Building Apps and Finding Voices

Welcome back!

After a couple of years’ silence Hidden Florence is back on the move. In fact, since the original publication of the app we’ve remained busy, with some research publications (see News for links) as well as the surprising coverage in Travel Man Christmas special in 2016 with Rebel Wilson and Richard Ayoade, viewed by nearly … Continue reading Welcome back!

Blog: Mission impossible

Thursday, May 9 Emailing and texting my colleagues from the moment I left the house to arrival in hotel in Florence. It felt a bit like that old TV programme – Challenge Anneka. Travel across Europe, find a wifi hotspot good enough for downloading a new full app, and then go on a treasure hunt. Well … Continue reading Blog: Mission impossible

Blog: Tales of the city

Getting into characterHe gets into a brawl in a notorious downtown tavern. He flirts with a fruit seller in the Old Market. He stands in front of the Cathedral workshop and wonders if a young sculptor called Michelangelo might do something with a block of marble that’s been languishing there for years (a decade later … Continue reading Blog: Tales of the city