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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Summer School in Digital and Public Humanities

VeDPH has organized its first Summer School on Digital and Public Humanities, which will be held in Venice from July 6 to 10, 2020. The DPH summer school is divided into four thematic strands: Digital Textual Scholarship,  Digital and Public History, Digital and Public Art History, Digital Archaeology and its Public. All classes will be taught in English. The deadline for application is March 6, 2020 (midnight CET). 

4th National Conference of AIPH: (29 May – 2 June 2020)

"History is a common good" is the title of the 4th National Conference of the Italian Association of Public History (AIPH) which will be held in Venice-Mestre. The Department of Humanities and VeDPH are proud to be partners of the conference and  host its opening day at Ca’ Foscari (29 May). From 30 May to 2 June Italian and international public historians will discuss experiences, methodologies, challenges, and practices at the M9 Museum in Mestre.

Semantic Web and LOD

VeDPH organizes 2 events on Semantic Web and Lod  (see Events).
What is LOD? From "Introduction to the principles of Linked Open Data" by J. Blaney: LOD is structured information in a format meant for machines, and is thus not necessarily easy on the eye. Don’t be put off by this, as once you understand the principles, you can get a machine to do the reading for you. If all datasets were openly published, and used the same format for structuring information, it would be possible to interrogate all of the datasets at once. Analysing huge volumes of data is potentially much more powerful than everyone using their own individual datasets dotted around the web in what are known as information silos."

HOUSe Project

Elisa Corrò and Eleonora Delpozzo presenting VeDPH at the kick-off meeting of Historical Ontology of Urban Spaces (HOUSe) in Warsaw at Institute of History Polish Academy of Sciences. The project funded by polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) aims to develop and strengthen international cooperation network regarding ontology of concepts and phenomena related to the history and space of the city. The research group is composed by researchers from Poland, Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Great Britain. The next conference will be held in Münster on 9 and 10 March.