Department of
Philosophy and Cultural Heritage


ISEED Final Conference - online participation available
ISEED Final Conference - online participation available

11-12 June 2024
The Horizon 2020 research project ISEED - Inclusive Science and European Democracies - will hold its final conference “Fostering Participation in Science and Democracy” in Brussels. The event is an opportunity to review the project's accomplishments, consider their practical applications, and share insights with a wider audience beyond the consortium.

Language in Minds, Machines, and Milieus: A Modern Perspective on AI
Language in Minds, Machines, and Milieus: A Modern Perspective on AI

Workshop series | June-July 2024
The ERC project AIMODELS organises a series of workshops to explore the intellectual and social history that prefigures the rise of AI in the 21st century. The four workshops are conceived in preparation of a major conference in the academic year 2024-2025. 

11th Annual Conference on International Studies - CESRAN2024
11th Annual Conference on International Studies - CESRAN2024

Call for papers | Deadline extended: 15 June 2024

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, CESRAN International, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, and OBSERVARE invite panel and paper proposals for the CESRAN2024 conference on 1-3 October 2024 in Venice.

Exhibition - CYFEST15: Vulnerability
Exhibition - CYFEST15: Vulnerability

CYFEST 15: Vulnerability is a series of traveling exhibitions hosted worldwide, and in Venice in 2024.
Open until August 30, 2024.





Our research

Research areas

The Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage (DFBC) encompasses four main research areas: philosophical science, art history, social science, and education.

Each of these areas contributes to the building of knowledge that is interdisciplinary, international, and characterised by critical thinking. Such knowledge embraces the various branches of philosophy (theoretical philosophy, the philosophy of logic, moral philosophy, political philosophy, aesthetics, the philosophy of language, the philosophy of science), as well as history of the arts (architecture, art, museum studies) and performing arts (music, theatre, dance, cinema, audiovisual media). It also engages with various pedagogical perspectives regarding education, and with the complex and profound changes happening in society, which require new and sustainable models of governance and development.


Research projects

Our Department is the first Department in Italy in terms of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions funding (48) in the fields of arts and humanities. We also host 5 European Research Council grantees. The decidedly interdisciplinary approach of our research makes the Department an ideal platform for project design at a national, European and international level.

HealthXCross - Remaking Health in a Microbial Planet by Crossing Space, Time, Species and Epistemic Cultures.

Researcher: Roberta Raffaetà;
Length: 60 months

ISEED - Inclusive Science and European Democracy

Researcher: Eleonora Montuschi;
Length: 36 months

EarlyGeoPraxis - Positioned Cosmology in Early Modernity: The Geo-Praxis of Water-and-Land Management in Venice

Researcher: Pietro Daniel Omodeo;
Length: 49 months


The publications of the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage reflect the heterogeneous interests of its community. Most of the publications regard philosophy, art history, social sciences and education.

The Department also publishes articles on history, psychology, architecture, chemistry, mathematics and law, thanks to the expertise of some staff members. Publications are often interdisciplinary. The Department’s international outlook is resulting in the publication of an increasing number of articles in languages other than Italian. T

he bibliographic information regarding the Department’s publications can be accessed through ARCA, Ca’ Foscari’s open-access archive.