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Il museo digitale. Esperienze e progetti
Il museo digitale. Esperienze e progetti

The Vedph is glad to announce "Il museo digitale. Esperienze e progetti", of Stefania De Vincentis, Editori Paparo 2023. The introduction of new technologies for cataloging and communicating collections has clearly transformed the way we approach museology and museography. The idea that the viewer can personalize an art collection, accessible from the comfort of home, is now a concrete reality. Based on this premise, the book explores the potential links between the new forms of digital art history and digital museum projects, comparing experiences in museum and art history research between Europe and the United States.The Getty Provenance Index, to which an in-depth study is dedicated, is proposed to illustrate the new research perspectives and implications of such resources in archival and digital museum fields.

Archaeology and social relations meet in the IDENTIS research project
Archaeology and social relations meet in the IDENTIS research project

Thanks to a Marie-Skłodowska Curie Career Restart grant, researcher Mauro Puddu investigated material traces of the past in order to reconstruct the identities and social relations of rural populations in central-western Sardinia in the Roman era. The research project has also led to the exhibition "Shards of the Past, Meanings of the Present", which was inaugurated on 31 August at Ca' Foscari Zattere and will remain open until 30 September 2023.

Death in Trieste: Podcast on Winckelmann on BBC Radio 3
Death in Trieste: Podcast on Winckelmann on BBC Radio 3

When working at Ca’ Foscari in Autumn 2022 as a visiting fellow at the Venice Centre for Digital & Public Humanities Seán Williams has created a Podcast in five episodes on the archaeologist and art historian Johann Joachim Winckelmann and his death in Trieste. Dr Williams is Senior Lecturer in German and European Literature and History at the University of Sheffield (UK). The Podcast focuses on the events connected with the murder and the ways it has been told over the centuries. All the episodes have been broadcasted in late May 2023 and are now published online in the BBC website, freely accessible to everyone.

ERC: Ca' Foscari wins 4
ERC: Ca' Foscari wins 4 "Consolidator Grants", the best result in Italy

Ca’ Foscari has won 4 of the 21 “Consolidator Grants” awarded to Italian institutions by the European Research Council of the European Commission. The subject areas of the projects will range from visual anthropology in South America and the history of Artificial Intelligence to innovative methods to analyse deep ice in Antarctica and communication in the Ancient Near East.





Our research

Research areas

The Department of Humanities is an innovative research and development centre that operates in various branches of the humanities, such as history, archaeology, the science of texts and written documents, linguistics, classical literature, Italian literature, cultural and social anthropology, and art history from ancient to contemporary art.

The Department is developing projects and activities in the digital humanities (DH), innovative tools which integrate traditional research and teaching methods. Numerous national and international research projects are financed at the Department every year and contribute to the important scientific achievements of its scientific community.

The Department’s centres and laboratories promote, organise and coordinate its research and training activities. The Department is involved in the interdisciplinary research network Research for Global Challenges.

Research projects
PURA - PURism in Antiquity: theories of language in Greek atticist lexica and their legacy

Researcher: Olga Tribulato;
Lenght: 60 months (31/12/2025)

Water Cultures - The Water Cultures of Italy (1500-1900)

Researcher: David Gentilcore;
Lenght: 60 months (until October 2024)


The Department of Humanities promotes the dissemination of its research through contributions to journals, books, and conference proceedings.