International Advisory Group: Vice Coordinator !
Working Group 1: Member
Institution: Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Interest and/or practice of interdisciplinarity:
I am a historian by formation and teach in the University of Ca’ Foscari in Venice History of Libraries and Documents, Archival science and Digital Humanities. I think that investing in Digital Humanities may enhance in urban spaces such as art cities a smart touristainment approach combined with tourist-anthropology studies, which may eventually lead to control the phenomenon, while on the other hand, in order to bring residents back, one of the solutions may be the investment in a digital/technological non-polluting industry that has mainly to do with museums/libraries/archives/architecture/archeology.
My Digital Humanities activity is characterized by taking part of the steering committee of the Digital Humanities project “The Venice Time machine” (joint venture of University of Ca’ Foscari in Venice, the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the Venetian State Archives) where I am a Principal Investigator of the “Testamenti” project. I also represent the University of Ca’ Foscari in Venice in a joint project with the University of Chukyo (Japan) involving the development of a software for a semi-automatic transcription of the Japanese General Governor archives in Taiwan. Finally, I am a member of the steering committee of the Master in Digital Humanities of my university which will start in September 2015 and where I will teach a course dedicated to the extraction of serial data from record series.
My experience in interdisciplinarity is related to my membership in July-September 2014 in the Validation group coordinated by the EU Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology: “Shaping a smart ‘multiple disciplinary’ approach in the Digital Agenda for Europe and in H2020”; in the workshop on “Digital Humanities in Europe”, organized by the Mission of Switzerland to the European Union, Brussels; and in February 3, 2015 in the workshop “How to go about RRI-SSH in ICT-related areas of WP16-17?”, organized by the EU Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology in Brussels.