Cultural Ecosystems \ Research for Global Challenges

Creative arts, cultural heritage and digital humanities

Cross-disciplinary approaches to human culture, languages and technology, - such as data processing, ICTs, conservation science,  chemistry and biology – unveil new meanings and create new research fields such as digital humanities and heritage science. These innovative approaches change the way cultural heritage and shared values are studied, preserved, restored, managed, disseminated or even created. Creative industries have in fact emerged as a key driver of economic growth, where user-driven innovation plays a leading role.

Science of complexity
Cultural Ecosystems
Social Innovation
International Studies
Green Challanges
Innovation Team


Big data, Creative industries, Cultural heritage, Digital humanities, Interpretation of the past, Landscape archaeology, Library and archival science Museum studies, Reflective societies, User-driven innovation,


Research facilitator
Elena Grandi

High-impact and award-winning projects

Europeana Space

The aim of the Europeana Space project is to create new opportunities for employment and economic...

Reevaluating minor rivers as cultural landscapes

The project EUWATHER (European Waterways Heritage: Reevaluating European minor rivers and canals as...

Nanomaterials for the Restoration of works of art

Funded by Horizon 2020 – NANORESTART NANOmaterials for the REStoration of works of ART ­ will...

Coping with rising damp in buildings

The aims of EMERISDA ­ Effectiveness of methods against rising damp in buildings: European: practice...

Aristotle in the Italian Vernacular

Funded by an ERC Starting grant, this project aims to offer the first detailed and comprehensive...

Bilingualism in Florentine and Tuscan Works

The BIFLOW project explores multilingualism in central and northern Italy from the thirteenth...