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Digitizing Cultural Heritage. An Introduction

5 giugno, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia Università di Siena


Emiliano Degl'Innocenti
researcher at National Research Council – CNR and National Coordinator of DARIAH-IT. Received a Laurea in Philosophy at Università di Firenze in 2002, and a Ph.D. in History of Philosophy at Istituto di Studi Umanistici of the University of Florence – Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, in 2006.

Since 2002 he's been designing and directing several projects in the field of Digital Humanities, publishing scholarly databases, online repositories of digital texts and images, scientific datasets and tools. Gradually his main focus became the design and management of Digital Infrastructures for Research in the Humanities, coordinating and directing large research teams both at national (MiBACT funded) and EU level (FP7, H2020). His publication records includes more than 100 book reviews, 4 Handbook entries, 10 papers in conference proceedings and journals, 2 edited volumes, 1 book and 1 chapter in book. He has been invited to talk in more than 50 National and International Conferences on Digital Humanities (Europe, USA and Latin America). In 2006 he was appointed as Acting Head of the Digital Humanities and Multimedia Labs. at Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino, and Fondazione Ezio Franceschini (Florence). Since 2008 he has been teaching Digital Humanities (Post Graduate Master courses) at the University of Lecce, Siena and Florence (MA and Ph.D. courses). He’s been visiting researcher at the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (CNRS) and École Nationale des Chartes (Paris) and collaborated with several European and North American institutions (including the Barnard College – Columbia University, and the University at Buffalo, New York). He’s been scientific advisor for several ministerial working groups on Cultural Heritage Digitization Policies (for the GLAM sector) and invited expert for the IS1005 COST ACTION Medieval Studies and Technological Resources, appointed as responsible for the design of a Virtual Center for Medieval Studies. He’s been (2012-2016) the coordinator for the Medieval Section of the Collaborative European Digital/Archival Infrastructure (CENDARI, Funded by FP7). In 2015 he’s been elected a member of the Executive Board of Digital Medievalist. Up to 2016 he was the Communication Officer and responsible for the Coordination Office of DARIAH-IT. In 2017 he joined the Group of European Data Experts at RDA (Research Data Alliance). He is currently co-head of the DARIAH Working Group Medievalist’s Sources, task leader in the PARTHENOS project (Funded by H2020), ERIHS Preparatory Phase, together with Mike Mertens and DARIAH-ERIC Ambassador


  • Research and higher education
  • Medieval studies
  • Manuscript studies
  • Data modeling
  • Data integration
  • Cultural heritage management and preservation
  • Digital research Infrastructures management


  • Digitization of Colonial Archives in Cameroon

October 2011 to October 2011 Members:Emiliano Degl'Innocenti, Pierpaolo Di Carlo Training and knowledge transfer activities in the field of digital objects and collections building. Project funded by the Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library, UK in collaboration with the University at Buffalo (NY)

July 2008 to Present Members:Emiliano Degl'Innocenti, Lucia Pinelli Project design and overall technical coordination

January 2011 to Present Members:Emiliano Degl'Innocenti, Lino Leonardi Co-editor and tech coordinator

June 2007 to Present Members:Emiliano Degl'Innocenti, Sabina Magrini Designer and project leader File:BML2009.pdf File:BML2010.pdf

2011 to 2015 Members:Emiliano Degl'Innocenti, Agostino Paravicini Bagliani, Lino Leonardi, lucia pinelli WG 4 (Virtual Center for Medieval Studies Design) Expert

2011 to Present Members:Emiliano Degl'Innocenti, Paolo Chiesa, Rossana Guglielmetti Design and development: E codicibus is the digital repository of electronic texts maintained by the philologic research section of the SISMEL with the aim to publish and share over the internet scholarly editions or transcriptions of mainly unpublished works. All the published materials are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribuzione - Non opere derivate 2.5 Italia License

2012 to Present Members:Emiliano Degl'Innocenti, Jennifer Edmond, Sheila Anderson, Oliver Janz, Agostino Paravicini Bagliani Scientific advisor for SISMEL

July 2011 to July 2011 Members:Emiliano Degl'Innocenti, Saverio Mecca, Marco Fioravanti, Anna Benvenuti, Marco Bellandi Member of the Organising Committee of the Strategic Workshop titled The Safeguard Of Cultural Heritage: a Challenge from the Past for the Europe of Tomorrow, organised by University of Florence and COST, held in Florence, Italy, on July 11th -13th, 2011.

Kick-off July 3, Florence Scientific advisor for SISMEL

April 2016 moved to OVI-CNR

2015-16 Communication Officer for the Italian branch
2017- Italian National Coordinator
2017- Ambassadors' Program Fellow

Task leader of tasks 3.2 and 3.3

May 2017- Task 3.2 leader with Mike Mertens

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Temi principali del corso

- Tecniche di digitalizzazione;

- Standards nazionali e internazionali per la codifica dei metadati;

- Strumenti per la gestione di collezioni digitali per musei, archivi e biblioteche;

- Progetti di digitalizzazione nazionali e internazionali: casi di studio;

- Infrastrutture di ricerca per le discipline umanistiche

- Esercitazioni pratiche

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