Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities

The Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities (VeDPH) is part of the Department of Humanities of Ca' Foscari University of Venice. It supports the development, accessibility and dissemination of research and teaching in the Digital (DH) and Public Humanities (PH) by facilitating exchange and coordination between existing experiences and by inspiring new projects.


  • collaborates in various research projects with local, national and international partner institutions 
  • coordinates the current master in DH and organizes summer school and the new degree
  • set up a series of events interesting for researchers, students and people
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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.

VeDPH Spring Seminar Series

The VeDPH is continuing its seminar series in Digital and Public Humanities in a hybrid format.
The Spring series runs from February to May 2023 and includes seminars on a wide range of topics: from Mapping and Modelling of Venice Archipelago to Digital Innovation for Cultural Heritage, to Born-Digital Literary Archives, to the Digital Version of a Cartographic 15th cent. Manuscript.
The seminars  are held in person at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Sala Piccola, Palazzo Malcanton Marcorà, 2nd floor), and can be attended either in person and online.
They are delivered in English, open to all and free of charge.

Disclosing Collections: Studies, Catalogues and Data in the Arts and the Humanities

Inspired by the process of scientific analysis and contextual public disclosure of collected materials in the wider Humanities, this academic book series aims at setting a new standard in producing catalogues, inventories, indexes, collection displays, data sets, and item lists. The series is grounded on the idea of both mapping and disclosing unprecedented territories, which are then left with infrastructures that allow them to be available to the research community and the wider public. 

A Critical Framework for Archaeology and Heritage

Archaeology and heritage are increasingly foregrounding their impact and relevance to contemporary society and potential in delivering public benefits. Thus, the adoption of values-led co-design theory and practices engendering wider inclusion and active participation have become even more crucial.

Integrating values-led design practices into the normative methodologies and everyday workflows of heritage organisations and archaeological projects is a necessary step to realising the goal of making visible the values underpinning the archaeological work and heritage interpretation, and translating these into socially-engaged practices in these fields.