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23 January, 2019 - City-craft and Statecraft: The role of data in spatialising the Myth of Venice and Humanist Urban Cu

Time: 17:30:00 - 19:30:00

Using spatial and historical data, this lecture will explore the spatial transformation in the city of Venice, tracing a pattern of evolution from an island commune to a state, then a republic and an imperial power. Parallel to these transformations was the creation of an ideal image of the city as a cohesive and stable community, in the process of achieving prosperity through the political virtues of republican governance and communal action. The ‘Myth of Venice’ coalesced from a loose collection of popular beliefs, which in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries became formalised through works of art, civic ritual and official historiography. Analysing the urban structures of Venice and the prevailing institutions of Venetian life, the lecture will relate urban form, governance, social resilience and creative invention in understanding Venice and its Myth as the most serene Republic.

Location: G31, Foster Court, Malet Place, LONDON, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Lucy Stagg

Email: lucy.stagg@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +442076791365

23 January, 2019 - UCL Research Data Strategy Townhall

Time: 14:00:00 - 18:00:00

This townhall is for all UCL researchers and professional service staff who would like to contribute to the development of draft UCL research data strategy. Our vision is for UCL to create an environment that enables researchers to flourish using data. Our definition of research data includes external data created in a non-research context which is used as the starting point for research and data generated during the research process. The aim is to improve how we access, store, analyse, curate and share data used in research. Come and share your experiences and thoughts Please read strategy and share your thoughts via the online form or during the Townhall meeting

Location: B40, Darwin Building, access via Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Louise Chisholm

Email: eresearch@ucl.ac.uk

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