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 Autumn Seminars Series 2021

The VeDPH is continuing its seminar series in Digital and Public Humanities in an online format.
The autumn cycle includes seminars on a wide range of topics: from digital and public art history to open social scholarship, from public archaeology to new chances for cultural heritage, from public history to digital classics. The online seminars, which begin on 22 September, are open to all and free of charge.  Video recording of seminars are available in our YouTube channel

Digital Dante Days

The VeDPH is glad to present a Two-Day International Symposium on the work of Dante Alighieri. The symposium will deal with key questions related to the past and current state of digital scholarship on Dante's work. Participants will discuss the achievements and challenges of Digital Dante Studies in Italy and abroad. the discussion will attempt to reconstruct a genealogy of digital textual scholarship in the field of Dante Studies and will explore how the findings can be advantageous for traditional studies and further developed.

Beyond Aquileia: the Roman conquest of the Karst

The VeDPH present the exhibition Beyond Aquileia. The Roman conquest of the Karst (2nd - 1st century BC), which was recently inaugurated at the Scientific Speleological Museum of the Grotta Gigante and at the Visitor Centre of Riserva Naturale Regionale della Val Rosandra. The exhibition explores a phase which until recently was almost unknown from an archaeological point of view — namely, the conquest and Romanisation of the territories east of Aquileia between the 2nd and 1st centuries BC, with a particular focus on the Karst plateau, between Italy and Slovenia. Read the news.

The Public Staging of Gender in Shakespearean Theatre

On the eve of the publication of Pamela Allen Brown’s The Diva's Gift to the Shakespearean Stage for Oxford University Press, the Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humantities gets back to a conference in presence to reflect on the influence of women on the public stage for the evolution of gender roles in European society.