Digital and Public History

This strand focuses on the application of digital technologies and a public approach to historical research and dissemination. The classes aim at giving an overview of very different topics, ranging from memory to social media, from television to digital tools, offering reflections on how we connect to, reconstruct, understand and eventually tell our past with digital and public methodologies. The strand includes activities that the students can perform on their own before getting feedback from the teacher. A special attention will be devoted to the intersection between history and the exceptional situation we’re going through due to the Covid-19 emergency.

📺 📹 The links to the virtual rooms

Monday, 6 July 2020

11:00-11:45 - Welcome, Keynote by Elena Pierazzo (Univ. Tours): What is Digital Humanities? An historical and sociological perspective [plenary, open]

15:30-16:45 - Stefano Dall’Aglio (Ca’ Foscari): Public History in a time of crisis [open; materials]

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

10:00-11:15 - Leonardo Campus (Ca’ Foscari): History and TV [restricted]

17:00-18:00 - Leonardo Campus (Ca’ Foscari): History and TV-Activity Feedback [restricted]

Wednesday 8 July

10:00-11:15 - Frédéric Clavert (C2DH, Univ. of Luxembourg): History and social media. How to collect tweets for archiving and analysis purposes: practice and methods [restricted]

Thursday 9 July

10:00-11:15 - Deborah Paci (Ca’ Foscari): Networks in History: methods and tools for visualizing historical data [open]

Friday 10 July

10:00-11:15 - Mirco Carrattieri (Istituto Nazionale Ferruccio Parri): Public History and Memory [open]

15:00-15:45 - Closing keynote by Fabio Vitali (Univ. Bologna): NPOV considered harmful (or: can we make Digital Cultural Heritage more interesting?) [plenary, open]

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