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

MobiLab at Digital Cultures and Cultural Analytics ARQUS Focus Group | 15-17 June 2022

MobiLab at Digital Cultures and Cultural Analytics ARQUS Focus Group | 15-17 June 2022

The MobiLab is representing DISSGEA at the first Digital Cultures and Cultural Analytics ARQUS Focus Group in Leipzig (15-17 June 2022). Three days of discussions among digital humanists from the 9 ARQUS Universities. Looking for connections, common research interests and laying the groundwork for future collaborations. 40 speakers and discussants for 20 talks on topics such as web archiving, text analysis and visualization, Big Data Analytics, Public History and much more!

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.

new membership - Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research

new membership - Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research

We are happy to announce that DiSSGeA is now a member of ATLAS, the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research. Established in 1991 and now comprising members from 60 countries all over the world, ATLAS aims to develop transnational educational and research initiatives in tourism and leisure, provides an interdisciplinary forum for discussion. In particular, the Special Interest Group on Space, Place and Mobilities in Tourism is very close to the topics and approaches developed by our MoHu Centre. Thanks to this membership, staff and students from the University of Padua may benefit from the diverse activities organized by the association, including publications, seminars and conferences. The contact point for this membership is our MobiLab and MoHu member Chiara Rabbiosi ( who you may contact to have more pieces of information.

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


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?



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 (

Networking with the Mobile Lives Forum

Networking with the Mobile Lives Forum

With a first meeting in Paris in March 2022, our MobiLab and MoHu staff member Chiara Rabbiosi has joined the Steering and Strategic Foresight Committee of the Mobile Lives Forum, the research institute aiming at preparing the transition to more sustainable lifestyles. Supported by the French National Railways Company SNCF, MLV oversees research, publishes works, and organizes events for the arts and sciences. During the Committee, the 16 members have discussed a number of issues including the impact of online working during the global pandemic and the reduction of working time on mobilities pattern, as well as the necessity to reduce the speed of our very mobile lives. In the end, the members have had the chance to visit the recently inaugurated photographic exhibition by collective Tendance Flou on mobilities and lifestyles, ‘Les vies qu’on mène’. The exhibition will be open until May 19th, 2022 at the Galerie Cité International des Arts in Paris

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.

Active learning goes mobile - 2021

Active learning goes mobile:

Video-making as a mobile methodology

Late in 2021, MobiLab supported a very innovative pedagogic activity merging mobilities studies and video-making. The training was offered to DiSSGeA’s students from the Mobility Studies and the Local Development Master programmes and had great success! The activity has been developed with film-maker Giovanna Volpi in collaboration with Nova Didaxis 3.0 project. During three sessions, students have had the opportunity to learn the principles of screenwriting and shooting with a smartphone. Moving from theory to practice, they have also worked in group to produce multifarious clips. A truly student-centred activity, students have then suggested how to edit the materials they produced. As a result, a few collaborative videos have been produced. Playing in different manners with the same clips, each video is about talking, embodying, and emplacing mobility from diverse points of view. Watch them on MoHu Mediaspace.

Video#1 Mobility is a Network

Video#2 Mobility is socially constructed

Video#3 Get Away!

Video#4 Mobility is strictly related to immobility