I'm new to HASTAC and to this group, so I wanted to introduce myself and take advantage of the opportunity to ask people's feedback on a project I'm currently working on. I'm still getting used to the website, so I apologize if this is not the right place to post this!
I'm a PhD student in Art History at Temple University, and I specialize in late medieval and Renaissance architecture and urbanism, specifically in Venice. My current digital project focuses on the mapping and visualization of charitable institutions in Venice through time, and I'm interested in creating an interactive model that will let me differentiate them on a map according to gender (of founders as well as residents) and specific function. In the future, I'd like to connect this information to a timeline with important events in Venetian history, so I can see trends in the expansion or recession of charity according to plagues, wars, etc.
From my very basic knowledge of digital tools, I'm planning on working with Google Earth for mapping and then Neatline. I was wondering if you all have thoughts on or suggestions for my project?