Work like this does not exist in a scholarly vacuum.
DECIMA should be placed in at least two obvious contexts.
His previous work, most recently , has also been in the field of Florentine Renaissance social history.
As is usually the case with scholarly digital projects, DECIMA is an avowedly collaborative effort.
Finally, the DECIMA site (or portal) itself was coded by Andreea Gheorghe, Database Manager at the University of Toronto’s CHASS (Computing in the Humanities And Social Sciences) center.
A team composition like this is of course typical for Digital Humanities projects, usually with a faculty lead chiefly responsible for design, proposal-writing, supervision and first-order scholarship; a research and clerical assistance team of student workers; and a technical team (in this case, just Gheorghe) responsible for the heavy lifting of the basic infrastructure creation.
The head of the project, Terpstra, is professor of history at the University of Toronto.Florence-Darlington Technical College Founded in 1963 as a part of the South Carolina Technical Education System to attract industry to South Carolina, Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) seeks to provide comprehensive technical education, workforce development, and educational services to students, businesses and industries.Through instructional programs, business and industry partnerships, and community involvement, the college plays a prominent role in the economic development and quality of life of its many constituents.The other members of the team include four graduate students who transcribed the census data, put together the dataset and created the component digital map files (or base layers).This graduate student team was composed of Colin Rose, Eduardo Fabbro, Leah Faibisoff and Daniel Jamison.