Doing digital humanities @ DiSSGeA 2021/22

Doing digital humanities@ DiSSGeA 2020/21

21 October 2021 – 27 April 2022

Doing digital humanities @ DiSSGeA 2021/2022 seminar series

The seminars will take place as Zoom meetings.

Please register in advance.


Space, Place and Mobility Student video contest

Space, Place and Mobility Student video contest

In a seminal book, John Urry and Anthony Elliot (2010) defined laptops, mobile phones and digital broadcasting as ‘miniturized mobilities’. In fact, mobile technologies feed directly into the performativity of mobile lives. As a result of the course unit Space, Place and Mobility, 31 students from DiSSGeA’s second cycle degree courses in Local Development and Mobility Studies have experimented with using their smartphone to conduct research out there as well as with using archive materials to dig into past and present mobilities issues. Supported by Dr. Chiara Rabbiosi, who co-leads DiSSGeA’s Digital Laboratory for Mobility Research–MobiLab, and video-maker Giovanna Volpi, students’ enagegement with transmedia literacy has turned into a video contest competition. Watch the Space, Place and Mobility Student video contest Reel and find out more on MoHu Mediaspace.


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.


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.

All interviews

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!

Photo by Fabio Bracht on Unsplash