VeDPH 
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.

VeDPH

  • 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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VeDPH Autumn Seminars Series 2022
VeDPH Autumn Seminars Series 2022

The VeDPH is continuing its Seminar Series in Digital and Public Humanities. The next appointment with the Autumn Series is on the 21st September 2022, both in presence, in Venice, and online. The cycle includes seminars on a wide range of topics: from language processing to  digital classics, from historical GIS to computational methods. The seminars are open to all and free of charge.  Video recording of seminars are available in our YouTube channel! Further information will be available shortly on our website and on social media.

Venice Summer School in Digital and Public Humanities
Venice Summer School in Digital and Public Humanities

We are now happy to announce the Venice Summer School in Digital and Public Humanities to take place from 11-15 July 2022 which will be held in Venice.

The VeDPH Summer School aims at providing advanced and in-depth training to students and scholars in theories, technologies and methods applied to historical monuments, artifacts and texts in the interdisciplinary field of Digital and Public Humanities, focussing on cultural, archaeological, historical, literary, and artistic materials from Venetian sites and cultural heritage institutions. The school will give to the participants the opportunity to engage in debates about digital cultural heritage and public humanities while enhancing their competences and skills in digitising materials and sources and in modelling, analysing and visualising multimedia humanities data.

Master Programme in Digital and Public Humanities a.y. 2022/23
Master Programme in Digital and Public Humanities a.y. 2022/23

Ca' Foscari's Master Programme in Digital and Public Humanities is open for enrolment from 1st July 2022! The programme combines teaching in traditional humanities fields such as literary studies, history, art history and archaeology in connection with digital media and methods from computer science. A special focus is given to research and communication with and in the public sphere. Practices of the digital transformation of society and cultural heritage are studied in relation to social identity, cultural landscapes and communities. Here detailed information about the programme and how to enroll.

HTREC challenge 2022
HTREC challenge 2022

The evaluation period for HTREC Challenge has been extended until July 1st, 2022. Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) concerns the conversion of scanned images of handwritten text into machine-encoded text.
HTR Error-Correction (HTREC) can and improve the results and speed up human transcription. The HTREC Challenge is using recent advancements in Natural Language Processing (NLP) for the correction of errors, focusing on Greek papyri and Byzantine manuscripts. Simple rules may make a positive difference (see notebook). Interdisciplinary teams of IT specialists, Byzantinists, historians and philologists are particularly encouraged to join the challenge.