WDEC 2022 in Varaždin

Varaždin Cemetery (Varaždin, Croatia)
As part of the Week of Discovering European Cemeteries 2022, the Electromechanical School in Varaždin has implemented a project that combines mathematics, historical heritage and the Varaždin Cemetery.

Combining mathematics and history

Students of the first grade of the Electromechanical School in Varaždin (Croatia), majoring in media technician, joined the research of the Varaždin Cemetery as a topic for applying to the "Mathematics+" competition. The result was an interesting blend of mathematics and history.

About the project

After visiting the State Archives in Varaždin, students got the idea to statistically process data from the Registry of the Dead of the Parish of St. Nicholas in the period 1891-1896. The research was conducted through several days of work in the archive.

The aim of the research was to find out the average age of death of Varaždin people from the end of the 19th century, the most common causes of death, and to analyze data by age groups, gender and time period.

Varaždin Cemetery Students at Varaždin Cemetery Varaždin Cemetery

Project video

After the research, a promotional video about the cemetery was made in cooperation with the second grade students, also in the field of media technicians. The video itself shows the valuable heritage and special atmosphere of the Varazdin cemetery.