Digital Humanities Venice Fall School 2015: “Venice 1740”
The ongoing partnership between EPFL (École polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), the Venetian State Archives, and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is bringing the Digital Humanities Fall School to Ca’ Foscari again this year. The Fall School has been a yearly event since 2013, and combines the historical analysis of original documents with the use of innovative visual computer technologies.
Students have the opportunity to interact with specialists from all three institutions and this year will work on reconstructing the urban landscape of Venice in 1740 in order to restore a complete historical image of the city, from its art to its layout, incorporating economic, political and social data.
The School will consist of a series of seminars focusing on the most significant historical aspects of the theme, as well as the newest horizons in the digital humanities, and will also include lab activities at the Venetian State Archives.
Doctoral students and post-docs from EPFL and from Ca’ Foscari will participate alongside participants coming from all over the world, from New York University to the University of Seville, from Birkbeck and Oxford to Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. In addition to Faculty from both EPFL and Ca’ Foscari, also speaking will be Andrea Zannini from the University of Udine and Sigurdur Gylfi Magnusson from the University of Iceland.
Dates: October 5th - 9th
Locations: Ca’ Foscari University of Venice / Venetian State Archives