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Garzoni : Apprenticeship, Work, Society in Early Modern Venice (16th-18th centuries) - GAWS

English title Garzoni : Apprenticeship, Work, Society in Early Modern Venice (16th-18th centuries) - GAWS
Applicant Kaplan Frédéric
Number 156272
Funding scheme Interdisciplinary projects
Research institution Laboratoire d'humanités digitales EPFL CDH CDH-CH DHLAB
Institution of higher education EPF Lausanne - EPFL
Main discipline General history (without pre-and early history)
Start/End 01.03.2015 - 28.02.2019
Approved amount 216'570.00
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All Disciplines (2)

Discipline
General history (without pre-and early history)
Information Technology

Keywords (4)

Apprenticeship; Venice; Database; Transcription

Lay Summary (French)

Lead
Ce projet est dédié à une source historique exceptionnelle, les “Accordi dei Garzoni”conservés aux archives d’états de Venise, et actuellement en cours de numérisation. Cette série documentaire contient approximativement 60 000 contrats d’apprentissage, couvrant une période s'étalant de 1573 à 1773. Ces contrats donnent des informations précises sur les “maitres” qui étaient actifs à Venise, dans le cadre de différentes guildes. Ils contiennent aussi des informations pertinentes pour comprendre le fonctionnement des ateliers, documentant en particulier leur emplacement. Alors que dans la plupart des autres villes, ces informations sont éparpillées dans des archives ou séries notariales diverses, les “Accordi dei Garzoni” constituent une série compacte, qui permet de mettre en place une méthode d’étude et d’analyse systématique.
Lay summary
Notre projet introduit une nouvelle approche pour transcrire et étudier ce type de séries documentaires. En explorant la structure récurrente de ces documents administratifs, nous allons concevoir et tester une méthode de transcription semi-automatique. Ce processus va nourrir une base de données sémantique dans laquelle le contenu de chaque contrat sera encodé, en associant à ces données historiques une information “méta-historique” documentant le processus d’encodage.  Les informations extraites seront ensuite alignées dans le temps et l'espace en utilisant une base de données géohistorique permettant la visualisation spatiale de la distribution des ateliers à Venise, et l’évolution de cette distribution dans le temps. 
 
La base de données «open access» résultante sera utilisée par notre équipe d’historiens pour étudier des questions nouvelles concernant l’économie de l’apprentissage, les liens entre apprentissage,  arts et architecture et les rapports entre apprentissage, famille et genre. Dans la mesure où la base de données constituée durant ce projet sera la plus grande et la plus détaillée jamais construite sur ce sujet, nous pouvons nous attendre à ce que cet outil soit à la base d’une compréhension nouvelle de la transmission des savoirs techniques entre générations à Venise. Nous avons également pour ambition demontrer que la stratégie employée constitue une approche informatique efficace pour étudier ce type de documents historiques. 
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Responsible applicant and co-applicants

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Publications

Publication
From Documents to Structured Data: First Milestones of the Garzoni Project
Ehrmann Maud, Colavizza Giovanni, Topalov Orlin, Cella Riccardo, Drago Davide, Erboso Andrea, Zugno Francesca, Bellavitis Anna, Sapienza Valentina, Kaplan Frédéric (2017), From Documents to Structured Data: First Milestones of the Garzoni Project, in DHCommons, (2), 1.
Garzoni. Apprendistato e formazione tra Venezia e l’Europa in età moderna
Anna Bellavitis, Martina Frank, Valentina Sapienza (2017), Garzoni. Apprendistato e formazione tra Venezia e l’Europa in età moderna, in Garzoni. Apprendistato e formazione tra Venezia e l’Europa in età moderna, Universitas Studiorum, Mantova, Italy.
A Method for Record Linkage with Sparse Historical Data
Colavizza Giovanni, Ehrmann Maud, Rochat Yannick, A Method for Record Linkage with Sparse Historical Data, in Digital Humanities Conference 2016, Krakow, PolandEADH, Krakow University, Krakow, Poland.
Apprenticeship in Early Modern Venice
Bellavitis Anna, Colavizza Giovanni, Cella Riccardo, Apprenticeship in Early Modern Venice, in Wallis Patrick (ed.), Not known yet, Not known yet.
Devenir peintre, à quel prix ? Les coûts de l’apprentissage en peinture à Venise à l’époque moderne
Sapienza Valentina, Zugno Francesca, Erboso Andrea, Cella Riccardo, Drago Davide, Devenir peintre, à quel prix ? Les coûts de l’apprentissage en peinture à Venise à l’époque moderne, in Actes du colloque international « Art et économie. Une histoire partagée », Toulouse, FranceNot known yet, Not known yet.
Garzoni. Apprendistato, Lavoro e Società a Venezia e in Europa, XVI-XVIII secolo
Bellavitis Anna (ed.), Garzoni. Apprendistato, Lavoro e Società a Venezia e in Europa, XVI-XVIII secolo, Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, Venice.
Les ‘Garzoni’ vénitiens entre apprentissage, service domestique et travail salarié
Bellavitis Anna, Les ‘Garzoni’ vénitiens entre apprentissage, service domestique et travail salarié, in Mélanges de l École française de Rome (série Italie et Méditerranée) - MEFRIM, -.

Datasets

Garzoni dataset

Author Ehrmann, Maud; Topalov, Orlin; Zugno, Francesca; Erboso, Andrea; Drago, Davide; Zuccarello, Gloria; Lorenzini, Claudio; Cossu, Jacopo; Corazza, Lucia; Sapienza, Valentina; Bellavitis, Anna; Kaplan, Frederic; Cella, Riccardo
Publication date 11.04.2019
Persistent Identifier (PID) 10.5281/zenodo.2636550
Repository Garzoni data-set v1.0
Abstract
This release contains the following Garzoni data, in json and xlsx formats: contracts person mentions person_relationships persons profession_categories professions locationsPlease note that location normalization is incomplete. For more information about data model visit https://garzoni.dhlab.epfl.ch.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
University of Lille and University of Rouen France (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Apprentissage, travail et création dans l'Europe moderne Talk given at a conference Garzoni, from archival sources to structured historical information 02.11.2017 Paris, France Ehrmann Maud; Bellavitis Anna; Sapienza Valentina;
La formation des peintres dans l’Europe occidentale du XVIe siècle Talk given at a conference L’apprentissage de la peinture à Venise : premiers résultats du projet GAWS (Garzoni : Apprenticeship, Work and Society in Early Modern Venice) 10.10.2017 Rome, Italy Sapienza Valentina;
2017 IIIF Conference - The Vatican Talk given at a conference https://2017iiifconferencethevatican.sched.com/event/AMVW/lightning-talk-dhcanvas-a-web-application-for-exploration-and-annotation-of-documents 07.06.2017 Rome, Italy Kaplan Frédéric; Ehrmann Maud;
Institut für Computerlinguistik Colloquium - Zurich Universtity Individual talk Garzoni, From Archival Sources to Structured Historical Information 02.05.2017 Zurich, Switzerland Ehrmann Maud;
Comunità e società nel Commonwealth veneziano Talk given at a conference L'Arte dei pittori a Venezia fra Quattro e Cinquecento: una comunità? Alla ricerca di un'identità tra apprendistato e pratiche di mestiere 09.03.2017 Venice, Italy Sapienza Valentina;
La reglamentació de l’ofici de pintor a Europa occidental al segle XVI Talk given at a conference La Fraglia dei pittori a Venezia in epoca moderna: professioni, colonnelli e diatribe. Una questione di pennello? 14.11.2016 Barcelona, Spain Sapienza Valentina;
Apprenticeship in early modern Europe: one institution or many? Individual talk Apprenticeship in Early Modern Venice 03.07.2016 Utrecht, Netherlands Bellavitis Anna;
EPFL IC Research Day Poster DHCanvas: a Web Application for Exploration and Annotation of Historical Documents 30.06.2016 Lausanne, Switzerland Ehrmann Maud; Kaplan Frédéric;
EPFL IC Research day Poster A Method for Record Linkage With Sparse Historical Data 30.06.2016 Lausanne, Switzerland Ehrmann Maud; Kaplan Frédéric;
Renaissance Society of America Individual talk Apprenticeship in Early Modern Venice: Extracting, Representing, and Exploiting Data from the Accordi Dei Garzoni 31.03.2016 Boston, United States of America Kaplan Frédéric; Bellavitis Anna;
Les sciences humaines et sociales 2.0 - Les humanités numériques à l'Université de Rouen Individual talk Les technologies sémantiques au service de l'information historique: le projet Garzoni 10.09.2015 Rouen, France Bellavitis Anna;
IC Research Day Poster Historical Data management with Semantic Web technologies: the Garzoni project 30.06.2015 EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland Kaplan Frédéric;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Workshop - Garzoni data and interface usage 16.07.2018 Venice, Italy
Garzoni workshop - Annotation interface training 26.09.2016 Venice, Italy

Abstract

This project focuses on an exceptional historical source, the “Accordi dei Garzoni” of the Venetian State Archives, currently being digitised. This document series contains approximately 60.000 apprenticeship contracts, from 1573 to the year 1773. These contracts give precise information about the “masters” who were active in Venice in almost all kind of guilds. They also contain relevant information for understanding the functioning of their workshops or ateliers, documenting in particular where they were located. Whereas apprenticeship’s contracts are usually found scattered in the guilds’ archives or in the notary records, the “Accordi dei Garzoni” is a serial and compact source, which allows for a systematic method a study. Our project introduces a new approach for transcribing and studying such kind of document series. Exploiting the recurrent structure of these administrative records, a semi-automatic transcription process will be designed and tested. This process will feed a semantic database in which the content of each contract will be encoded, along with meta-historical information documenting the encoding process. The information extracted will then be aligned with a geo-historical database allowing spatial visualisation of the distribution of the workshops in Venice and the evolution of these patterns through time.The resulting, structured open access database will be used by our team of historians to investigate new research questions regarding the economy of apprenticeship, the links between apprenticeships, arts and architecture and the question of apprenticeship in relation with family and gender roles. As the database constituted in this project will be the largest and most detailed ever constructed on this subject, it is expected that this project will be the basis of renewed understanding of the transmission of technical knowledge between generations in early modern Venice. It also aims at pioneering a new computational approach for studying such kind of administrative document series.
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