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 and Punishment” walks. My own research specializes in gender and … Continue reading Teaching with Hidden Florence
Finding Cosimo de’ Medici
Marble portrait of Cosimo de' Medici, 1460, Antonio Rossellino, 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 end of … Continue reading Finding Cosimo de’ Medici
Labours of Ercole
Yes, welcome to HF2! Four exciting new walks and four intriguing new characters are in the pipeline. We’re not even near the beta stage yet, but for the purposes of these posts that doesn’t matter. What we want to record here is the development process, and we thought a good place to start was with … Continue reading Labours of Ercole
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!