What does your organization do (100-word description)
The main research areas of DISUM are digital humanities and digital cultural heritage, classical philology and classical literature, history from the ancient to the contemporary world, classical and Christian archeology and epigraphy, history and literature of the ancient Christianity, paleography and diplomacy, philosophy from ancient to contemporary, Italian literature, history of science, geography, library and information sciences, bibliographical sciences. The activities of the researchers and their experience in the domains of the Cultural Heritage and Culture allowed to obtain good results in the acquisition of funding from international, national and regional programs.
What digital skills training or activities do you or does your organization offer (if any)?
DISUM's research and teaching activities are framed in the following disciplines: Digital Humanities, Philosophy of Law, Italian Literature, Contemporary Italian Literature, Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy, History of Ancient Philosophy, History of Medieval Philosophy, Economic and Politic Geography, History, Modern History, Contemporary History, History of Science and Techniques, History of Christianity and Churches, Archive Science, Library and Information Science, History of International Relations, General Sociology, Classical Archeology, Christian and Medieval Archeology, Greek History, Roman History, Greek Literature, Latin Literature, Classical and Late Philology, Antique Christian Literature, Medieval Latin Literature, History of Political Teory.
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Your function and/or responsibilities related to digital skills training and empowerment
I research and teach on library and information sciences, digital cultural heritage, digital humanities, book history, book censorship history.
I'm founder and CEO of D.A.BI.MUS. S.r.l., an University Spin Off specialized in digitization of cultural heritage.
From 1999 to 2004 I was Chief Librarian at University of Bari in charge of management and digitization of historical book collections.
I am co-inventor of the National Patent of the ICRPad System for digital recognition of images related to ancient documentation.
How are you involved in digital inclusion / empowerment?
I have teaching and tutoring experience in several courses and a certified research in the fields of Digital Humanities and Digital Cultural Heritage.
I teach a variety of courses for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students. Among the most satisfying experiences for me as a teacher has been instructing students in our university Digital Multimedia Lab “Patrimoni Sconosciuti”.
My publications certify the involvement as both Scientific Coordinator and Project Manager in several national and international projects dealing with the elaboration of Cultural Heritage digital libraries, the invention of innovative digital recognition systems patented in 2014, the electronic cataloguing and the digitization of Cultural Heritage.
How did you learn about this community?
I got involved through an ALL DIGITAL event, I got an invitation from a network member
Why would yo like to join the network?
I wish to join this international netowork since I believe that both I will have a great opportunity to develop and empower specific knowledge and skills I have acquired in professional career, and my teaching and research experience in digital and digitization would be helpful to develop the discussion about the significance and the important of digital culture in contemporary world.
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