Summer School Mobility & Humanities

For this year the school will be reserved for DiSSGeA phds and post docs… Stay tuned for next year


MoHu Media Space

MoHu Media Space

MoHu Media Space is a channel of Media Space Unipd, a video repository powered by the Digital Learning Office of the University of Padova.
Born as an institutional platform aimed at hosting video contents of the University of Padova, it has experienced a mass development during the Covid-19 pandemic, which early affected Italy in late February 2020. Media Space Unipd has functioned as the official repository of all the recorded video lessons held at the University of Padova since early March 2020 (about 140.000 hours in a day).
MobiLab is currently developing the MoHu Media Space Channel as a public repository with various playlists.


Mobility & Humanities: A Taster - interview series

Mobility & Humanities: A Taster - interview series

One initiative proposed by MobiLab is ‘Mobility & Humanities: A Taster’, an Interview Series that includes interviews given by some of the speakers we hosted during the Seminar Series, Conferences and other events organized by our Mobility & Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies. Since the MoHu Centre views itself as a place where intellectual exchange and hospitality play a crucial part in the development of brand-new research, these interviews give a sense of the fruitful dialogues we are having in the context of an emerging Mobility & Humanities global arena. The speakers are not only key figures in the mobility debate, but also scholars offering a variety of research angles from which to look at the mobility & humanities nexus in fresh and unprecedented ways. We thank the Scuola di Scienze Umane, Sociali e del Patrimonio culturale – Università di Padova for its support in making the video.

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ATLAS.ti and Nvivo: software for the qualitative analysis of unstructured (mobility) data

ATLAS.ti and Nvivo: software for the qualitative analysis of unstructured (mobility) data

The MobiLab just acquired a few Atlas.ti and Nvivo licences. Whereas most software used in the digital humanities favors a quantitative approach, Atlas and Nvivo are made for a qualitative analysis of unstructured data: the researcher reads, listen or watch (the software can be used for a variety of media) her files, tags portions of the texts according to the topic of her research and manually creates relationships between the sources. It is much more complicated than it sounds! That is why in the coming months the Mobilab staff will receive extensive training in both Altas.ti and Nvivo and Nvivo will be the object of a dedicated workshop in our September summer school!

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How software can help support philological research: learning from CoDato

How software can help support philological research: learning from CoDato

Codices Vossiani Latini Online– CoDato is also a digitally innovative project. CoDato relies on the use of Nvivo, a computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software. The digitized images of the codices can be imported into Nvivo, where they will be read, provided with a set of specific metadata, also related to sources extracted from other archives and in different formats. CoDato also makes use of Nodegoat, a software for creating, managing, analysing and visualising datasets. It allows researchers to enrich data with relational, geographical and temporal attributes. Within Nodegoat the researcher is able to analyse codices as artifacts and to outline the spread of Latin texts in medieval and modern times