Virtual Places

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A Marteau Web Project


Virtual Places is a project designed to connect visual and textual information - from maps to travelogues and data series - on countries and individual places all around the world.

Wikipedia has become a medium of general use. Imagine we could get historians from different fields to feed their special knowledge into a special Wikipedia remaining in the past and linking within it. Imagine what Robert Darnton did for Paris with his An Early Information Society: News and the Media in Eighteenth-Century Paris – was done by more than one hand with more than one perspective on a much wider scale.

This is the aim of this project. Contact the editors at verlagshaus@pierre-marteau if you want to join us and if you feel ready to open pages on aspects of early 18th century cities and towns you have investigated into. Get an account and start something colleagues might join.