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Historical Content Analysis

The paper "Epistolario De Gasperi: National Edition of De Gasperi’s Letters in Digital Format" authored by Sara Tonelli, Giovanni Moretti, Rachele Sprugnoli, Stefano Malfatti and Marco Odorizzi has been accepted for a poster presentation at the Ninth Annual Conference of the Italian Association for Digital Culture (AIUCD), which will take place in Milan 15th-17th January 2020. 


Sara Tonelli will give a talk at LUMSA University in Rome, Dept. of Humanities, Communication Studies and Psychology, during the symposium "Analogico e Digitale: Una Sfida tra Intelligenze". She will describe the work carried out to create the digital edition of De Gasperi's letters within the Epistolario project

The event will present the final version of the online platform with the digital edition of Alcide De Gasperi's public writings, available at

The program is available here.

Sara Tonelli has been invited to give a presentation at the symposium on "Computational Text Analysis and Historical Change", which will take place at Umeå University in Sweden from September 4 to 6. More on the program here.

Relatore: Stefano Bazzaco, Università di Verona

Titolo: Lo stato dell’arte dei sistemi di riconoscimento automatico dei caratteri e il loro impiego per la preservazione e diffusione del patrimonio culturale. Il caso del Progetto Mambrino.

Sara Tonelli will give a 3-hour lecture in the framework of the OASI Master's School (Oltre Advanced School of Innovation) at the Dept. of Engineering, University of Calabria. The talk will be about the challenges of Digital Humanities, especially in the context of historical archives and digital cultural heritage.

Coleen Holloway and Emanuele Sigismondi from University of Bologna (History and Oriental Studies) used the ALCIDE plaform to study the concepts of "people" and "multitude" during their internship in our group at Fondazione Bruno Kessler. This talk will summarise their findings and provide insight into how to use digital technologies to carry out cultural studies.


The short paper "Semantifying the UK Hansard (1918-2018)" authored by Federico Nanni, Stefano Menini, Sara Tonelli and Simone Paolo Ponzetto has been accepted at the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, that will take place June 2-6 2019 at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. The paper is one of the outcomes of our long-term collaboration with the Data and Web Science group at University of Mannheim 

Following the presentation of the project on the Digital Edition of De Gasperi's letters at Archivio del Quirinale, the project has received extensive media coverage. Below some links:

Archivio del Quirinale

The outcome of the project "Epistolario De Gasperi", led by Fondazione Trentina Alcide De Gasperi, will be presented at Archivio del Quirinale in the presence of the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella.