Launch of 'Travelling Maps' virtual exhibition - 2 Dec 2022

Launch of 'Travelling Maps' virtual exhibition - 2 Dec 2022

On the 2nd of December, during the celebration of the third anniversary of our Museum of Geography, the first virtual exhibition of the museum, “Travelling maps”, was launched. The virtual exhibition is based on a series of old atlases, maps, and guide books collected by Armando Morbiato during his travels around the globe and generously donated to our Museum. First released as a temporary exhibition of 9 maps and books (the oldest dating back to 1493) hosted at the Sala della Musica one year ago, in occasion of the presentation of the book by Morbiato, L’incanto del viaggiatore, the exhibition is now available in a virtual and enriched version on the online Library System of the University of Padua at
Inspired by a mobility-based approach, the virtual exhibition starts with an introduction to the relationship between maps and mobilities; it continues by presenting the donor’s own biographical mobilities, through a series of quotes from Morbiato’s travel diaries and an interview carried out at his deposit on occasion of the first donation. The exhibition further includes an interactive map of the travels made by the featured maps across the past centuries before arriving at our Museum together with a series of beautiful scanned images of the old maps and ancient atlases now preserved at the Museum. The exhibition also provides a close reading of a series of Ex Libris through which the virtual visitor experiences the routes travelled by such fascinating cartographic objects.
An English version of the exhibition will be available soon, to allow our maps and atlases to continue their digital travels beyond the Museum’s walls!

Supporting TAlent in ReSearch (STARS) Grants 2023

Supporting TAlent in ReSearch (STARS) Grants 2023

The University of Padua (Italy) has launched the fourth edition of the Supporting TAlent in ReSearch@University of Padua – STARS@UNIPD 2023 call for proposals (read the attached call to check eligibility criteria). If you are interested in proposing a research project in line with the topics carried out at MoHu we kindly invite you to send a short CV and abstract proposal to by 15 January 2023

Otherwise, feel free to forward this post to potential candidates.

The MoHu Centre

STARS@UNIPD 2023. Call deadline 28 February 2023

We are pleased to inform you that the University of Padua (Italy) has launched the fourth edition of the Supporting TAlent in ReSearch@University of Padua – STARS@UNIPD 2023 call for proposals. Such intramural funding Programme supports excellent 30-month research projects to be performed in Padua by outstanding Principal Investigators (PIs) of any age and nationality, choosing the University and one of its 32 Departments as their working base.


The STARS@UNIPD call promotes and encourages high quality, innovative and ambitious research, with the final goal to strengthen the University ability to attract external competitive fundings, including the European Research Council grants.

In particular, STARS Starting Grants (STARS-StG) are designed to fund promising PIs who have defended their first doctoral degree within a maximum of 5 years (prior to 1st January 2023) and are about to establish their own research team and/or starting their own independent research. A Mobility allowance has been introduced to support researchers coming to Italy from abroad.

For further information regarding the call, its annexes, and the on line procedure for the submission go to the website:

Application deadline is on 28 February 2023 at 1:00 p.m. (Italy time zone).

Please find enclosed a STARS@UNIPD 2023 short summary and the flyer. We would really appreciate if you could circulate the call among young researchers and potential candidates.


Any further clarification requests can be addressed to the University of Padua International Research Office: