A LISt laboratory
Italian Sign Language at Ca' Foscari: 1000 experts in 20 years

The rights of people with disabilities have been upheld: on 19 May 2021, the Italian Parliament approved Article 34-ter of the “Decreto Sostegni” (“Relief Decree”), with which the Italian Republic “recognises, promotes and protects the Italian Sign Language (LIS) and the Tactile Italian Sign Language (LISt)”. LIS and LISt interpreters are now recognised as specialised professionals in translation and interpretation.

MadLand: a study on madness in fairy tales and psychiatry in the 1800s

In the research project “MadLand”, Alessandro Cabiati, Marie Curie fellow at Ca’ Foscari and Brown University, will analyse the representation of madness in 19th-century fairy tales and psychiatry. 

Bilge Yabanci: “democratic backsliding” in Turkey and around the world

What is the so-called 'democratic backsliding' found in political regimes in which democracy is limited and authoritarian tendencies are strong? Researcher Bilge Yabanci will be able to carry out her project precisely on this topic, thanks to a "Marie Skłodowska-Curie" Global Fellowship.

XRmol: augmented reality reveals albumin-PFAS interaction

At Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, a science awareness project brings together biochemistry, analytical chemistry and information technology to fight PFAS pollution which affects the ecosystem and human health. 

5 reasons (+1) why you should apply for a Marie Curie at Ca’ Foscari

From May 18th, researchers will have a chance to apply for a Marie Curie Fellowship, a life-changing experience and an incredibile carreer opportunity. Find out why Ca’ Foscari is among the most sought-after host institutions in Europe.

Scientists unveil the mystery behind a Picasso

A researcher from Ca' Foscari has analysed the chemical composition of the material of four paintings belonging to Museu Picasso in Barcelona. It is the first study that focuses on the mechanical degradation of Picasso’s paintings with a scientific, analytical and diagnostic approach.

An innovative system to test the "juiciness" of oranges

The collaboration between Ca’ Foscari and Agricola Lusia has delivered a system that scans and squeezes fruit, using mathematical models to determine the juiciness of oranges in a non-destructive way.

URBAN CHINA: a study on urbanisation in post-socialist China

Anthropologist Antonella Diana has recently concluded her Marie Skłodowska Curie fellowship at the Department of Asian and North African Studies at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Her project URBAN_CHINA. Urbanization in China’s Southwestern Borderlands. The Case of Jinghong, Xishuangbanna focused on urbanisation as a negotiation strategy

Ticket inspection and (dis)honesty: a study on bus passengers in Lyon

The study, which was published today in The Economic Journal, was was written by three experimental economists: Fabio Galeotti and Marie Claire Villeval of The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Valeria Maggian from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.