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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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. 

Hidden in Plain Sight: An (un)curated exhibition on the Tetrarchs and Arsenal Lions of Venice

happy to announce the launch of the virtual exhibition Hidden in Plain Sight focused on Venice's spolia, specifically the Tetrarchs and Arsenal Lions. This multimedia exhibition showcases the work carried out by the organisers and participants in the Summer School, to offer a different perspective and tell alternative stories about the endangered and sometimes overlooked Venice heritage. The virtual tour will be available from 15 November 2022 to 15 January 2023. 

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.