Digital Support to the ViViBo! project 2023

ViViBo! a multimedia and interactive Virtual Tour project to explore the University of Padua's heraldic collection

From 25 to 27 October 2023, the XII Atelier Héloïse – European Network on Digital Academic History, took place in Turin, on the theme Digital Approaches to University Cultural Heritage. Objects, Collections, and Places of Knowledge Production.

The Héloïse conference, organized by CISUI – Centro Interunivesritario per la Storia delle Università Italiane, brought together leading experts in the history of Italian and foreign universities. It also provided an opportunity to present the latest results from the Bo2022 database concerning the lives of students at the University of Padua from its founding to the present day.

MobiLab contributed by presenting the initial outcomes of the ViViBo! project, which offers a multimedia and interactive digital experience to explore the coats of arms at the Bo Palace.

ViViBo! allows for the exploration of the University of Padua’s extensive heraldic collection, both on-site and remotely, through a Virtual Tour.

The project, initially conceived as a social impact activity (or third mission) of the Department of Historical, Geographical and the Ancient World – DiSSGeA of the University of Padua, is coordinated by Prof. Maria Cristina La Rocca in collaboration with the Centre for the History of the University of Padua – CSUP.

Below, you can find the recording of the presentation by the two speakers: Giulia Zornetta, a former research fellow on the Bo2022 project and lecturer in Medieval History, and Marco Orlandi, the technician at MobiLab


Digital Philology in practice: an overview of students' end of term projects

Digital Philology in practice: an overview of students' end of term projects

During the spring of 2022 (from March to May), students in the Digital Philology course (held by our visiting professor Julie Giovacchini) received introductory training in digital humanities applied to textual data: distant reading, text mining, data processing and visualization, encoding with mark-up language. In the framework of this course, they realized, alone or in groups of 2 or 3, personal projects on topics of their choice, for which they had to put into practice in an autonomous way some of the tools discussed in the course, and produce a report explaining their subject and their methodology. Here are some examples of their achievements.

 


Doing digital humanities @ DiSSGeA 2021/22

Doing digital humanities @ DiSSGeA 2021/22

Dal 21.10.2021 al 27.04.2022

dal 21 ottobre 2021 al 27 aprile 2022 si svolgerà, nell’ambito delle iniziative del MobiLab, il ciclo di seminari Doing digital humanities @ DiSSGeA 2021/2022.

I seminari si terranno in modalità telematica via Zoom previa registrazione.


La storia nell’era della disintermediazione dei saperi

La storia nell’era della disintermediazione dei saperi

Salerno, 5 aprile 2022 14:30-16:30 Aula 8 Dspc

Introducono

Federico Mazzini (Università di Padova)

Deborah Paci (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

 

Serge Noiret (European University Institute)

Pratiche collaborative nella Public History Digitale

 

Manfredi Scanagatta (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

Digitalizzazione delle fonti storiche: una possibilità contro la misinformation?

 

Discussione

Marcello Ravveduto (Università di Salerno)

Il terzo incontro del ciclo di seminari promossi dalla Sissco si inserisce all’interno dell’insegnamento di Digital Public History (titolare: Prof. Ravveduto) e delle attività del Dottorato in studi linguistici, letterari e storici (DILLS) dell’Università di Salerno.

Chi volesse partecipare al seminario in modalità streaming è pregato di contattare Camilla Zucchi (czucchi@unisa.it)


Digital support to Mobilities, international business and global mining capitalism (19-20th cent.) project

Digital support to Mobilities, international business and global mining capitalism (19-20th cent.) project

The MobiLab provided digital support to the project Mobilities, international business and global mining capitalism (19-20th centuries), managed by our MoHu member Marco Bertilorenzi. The project explores the mobility of French mining engineers during the 19th and 20th century. It would like to explore the nexus between the mobility of high skilled workers, like mining engineers, and the mobility of capitals, linking the movements of people to the ones of investments and multinational firms. The project is based on a large database of engineers (about 3000), the mobility of whom was tracked in several benchmarks and georeferenced/mapped through ArcGIS Online software. Marco Orlandi provided assistance in adapting the database to  ArcGIS Online and in setting new visual settings with maps.


New Internships at MobiLab

New Internships at MobiLab

The first internship hosted by Mobilab–the Digital Laboratory for Mobility Research has started in January 2021. Miriam from Local Development and Trung from Mobility Studies, two of DiSSGeA’s international Master programmes will be trained by Dr. Chiara Rabbiosi on the use of Atlas.ti, one of the most famous software for computer-assisted qualitative data analysis. This way, interviews and photos collected by Dr. Rabbiosi as part of her Travelling ideas of Europe pilot research project will be coded in a digitally supported participatory way. More internships will start in the next future fostering the role of MobiLab as a hub where students can learn how to do mobility & humanities research in practice, in line with the aims and scope of DiSSGeA’s project of excellence.


Doing digital humanities @ DiSSGeA 2020/21

Doing digital humanities@ DiSSGeA 2020/21

Dal 13.10.2020 al 11.05.2021

dal 13 ottobre 2020 all’11 maggio 2021 si svolgerà, nell’ambito delle iniziative del MobiLab, il ciclo di seminari Doing digital humanities @ DiSSGeA 2020/2021.

I seminari si terranno il secondo martedì del mese dalle 16.30 alle 17.30 in modalità telematica via Zoom previa registrazione.


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.

All interviews