The Revealing Cooperation and Conflict project creates a visually-compelling, data-robust, and historically-lush digital world known as Virtual Plasencia. It generates a 3D walk-through model of a key portion of the walled city of Plasencia (Spain).
Central to our work is a focus on historical details, events, and persons that are revealed from 14th through 16th century manuscripts held by the Cathedral of Plasencia, the Ayuntamiento de Plasenica (municipal government), and state institutions.
A key component of the Revealing Cooperation and Conflict Project is the integration of citizen scholars into our research team. Citizen scholars are integrated into the project via our use of Massive Open Online Courses, or a MOOCs. During summer 2014 and fall 2014, Dr. Martinez-Davila offered the Deciphering Secrets: Unlocking the Manuscripts of Medieval Spain MOOC, and there are plans to continue using MOOCs during summer 2015 and fall 2015.