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Domenico Fiormonte, The Digital Humanist. The past, the present and… the future?

Starting from the reflections at the edge of "The Digital Humanist: A Critical Inquiry" (Punctum Books, 2015), the author explores the current role of DH in society and culture, envisaging future directions

25 OCTOBER 2019


dalle 15:00 alle 17:00 - Aula Affreschi, via Zamboni 34


Domenico Fiormonte is a lecturer in the Sociology of Communication and Culture at the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Roma Tre, where he has taught courses on communication theory, composition, new media and digital philology since 2004.

He has been researching and teaching in the field of Digital Humanities since 1995, and has been lecturing on various subjects related to DH in Italy and abroad since 1999. In 1992 he founded an electronic archive of contemporary literary authors, launched online in 1996 as the Digital Variants Archive. DV was the first web resource focusing on textual variation of literary texts. In 1998 he founded and organized a seminar series on the Computer, literature and philology” (Edinburgh 1998, Rome 1999, Alicante 2000, Duisburg 2001, Albacete 2002, Florence 2003, London 2006). Between 2007 and 2009 he coordinated the Roma Tre research unit of the national research network “Content Organization, Propagation, Evaluation and Reuse through Active Repositories”.

He has edited or co-edited three collections of digital humanities texts: New Media and the Humanities: Research and Applications, Oxford, Oxford University Humanities Computing Unit, 2001; Informatica umanistica: dalla ricerca all’insegnamento, Roma, Bulzoni, 2003; La macchina nel tempo. Studi di informatica umanistica in onore di Tito Orlandi, Firenze, Le Lettere, 2011. He is also the author of Scrittura e filologia nell’era digitale (Turin, Bollati Boringhieri, 2003), and in 2010 published with Teresa Numerico and Francesca Tomasi L’umanista digitale, Bologna, Il Mulino. An updated and expanded version of this volume appeared in English in 2015: The Digital Humanist. A Critical Inquiry. His latest book is Per una critica del testo digitale. Letteratura, filologia e rete, Rome, Bulzoni, 2018.

With Paolo Sordi he founded in 2000 the first Italian blog on digital humanities. From September 2014 to March 2015 he was “scientist-in-charge” on behalf of DigiLab La Sapienza for the DiXiT Marie Curie training network. He is founding member of the Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas Sociedad Internacional, and served on the Global Outlook Digital Humanities initiative executive committee. His current research interests are moving towards the geopolitics of new media and the creation of new tools and methodologies for promoting the dialogue between the Sciences and the Humanities (