April 29th, 2022
Leona Lu talks about her work on the Data+ project “Constructing Utopias in Restoration London.”
Computational Humanities, Data+, Social Sciences
After London was destroyed during the Great Fire of 1666, it was reconstructed into the “emerald gem of Europe,” a utopian epicenter focused on England’s political and economic interests. For whom was the utopia constructed? Who determined its architectural choices? And what did such a utopia look like in seventeenth-century...