Understanding history from numbers, and numbers from history


Institutional Communication Service

3 May 2018

Can the large amount of data collected on the activities of Prince Sansevero, alchemist, inventor, aristocrat of the Age of Enlightment, or also on the East India Company, as well as the relevant research on the latter, be considered “big data”? How can the historical and social context of events contribute to the analysis and interpretation of such data?

The subject will be discussed on May 22, at 5:30pm in the Lugano campus auditorium by USI Rector Boas Erez, and Filippo Carlo Wezel, Professor at the USI Faculty of Economics, during the final conference of this year’s Rectoverso.