Educational programme and summer school

    The VeDPH provides teaching in training for students and researchers:

  • Master's Degree in Digital and Public Humanities, since 2020/2021
  • annual Summer School in Digital and Public Humanities (VeSSPH)
  • workshops and seminars open to staff members, colleagues, partners and external scholars 

Venice Summer School in Digital and Public Humanities  
Venice, 11-15 July, 2022

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.

The VeDPH summer school will take place in historical sites and cultural venues across Venice and its surroundings. Each day will be dedicated to a specific academic field: history, art history, textual scholarship and archaeology. Teaching formats will include lectures, hands-on workshops, guided tours and experimental performances. Units will be planned and delivered by local experts and invited specialists. All classes will be taught in English.

Important information and deadlines for applicants


Everyone interested in Digital and Public Humanities can apply (Essential Criteria University MA or equivalent)
Availability of places 25 participants maximum.

Participation fees

The Summer School is free of charge.
Accommodation (five days) in Venice will be covered for those participants considered “off-site”: those who have the place of residence over 80km from the Department of Humanities or if it takes over 80 minutes to reach the Department of Humanities. Half board (lunch) in Venice will be provided to all participants.

Requirements, applications and admission

Last date to apply April 30, 2022 (11.55 PM CET).
The application must be submitted via Google Form “Admission Application Form – VeSSDPH 2022” (see below)

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  • Application Form
  • Motivation letter
  • CV, including qualifications, experiences, skills and knowledge in the field
  • Copy of valid ID or passport

Deadline for application: 30/04/2022 (11.55 PM CET)
Admission and scholarship final rankings information for registration: 15/05/2022
Deadline for acceptance and registration: 31/05/2022

Selection and ranking criteria

Total score 50:

  1. Motivation letter (max. 500 words), max 25;
  2. CV, including qualifications, experiences, skills and knowledge in the field (max. 600 words), max 25.

Submission date will be taken into consideration in the case of candidates with equal ranking.

Master's degree in Digital and Public Humanities

The new 2nd cycle degree programme in Digital and Public Humanities will held completely in English. It offers the opportunity to apply digital methods and computational practices on the  studies of literature, arts  and history, focusing on the most important aspects of the cultural heritage and the inter-relations with social identity, cultural landscapes and communities.

The degree programme 2022/2023 provides a cross-disciplinary curriculum that promotes and support the dissemination of cultural knowledge; it inspires new perspectives and approaches to planning, analysing and interpreting textual, visual and multimedia contents. 

The students will acquire the skills in

  • creating, managing, enhancing and disseminating cultural contents
  • digital publishing
  • creating and building multimedia cultural resources
  • web communication of humanities for general public

Professional master in Digital Humanities

The professional master in Digital Humanities born in 2015, thanks to the collaboration of Department of Humanities and Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics of Ca’ Foscari, offers an educational path devoted to application and development of digital tools for humanities, like as history, art history, philology, archival studies, museology. The professional master in Digital and Public Humanities ceased in 2019/20.