Paolo Monella Post-doc scholarship in Digital Humanities Accademia dei Lincei, Rome 2012

Meetings, talks and conferences

Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei

3 October 2011

First meeting with Tito Orlandi and Raul Mordenti (Rome, 3 October 2011): this Google document includes some initial thoughts I had prepared for the meeting.

12 January 2012

Meeting with Tito Orlandi, Raul Mordenti, Lorenzo Perilli, Paola Morelli at the Centro Linceo Interdisciplinare (Rome, 12 January 2012)

Conclusions of the Meeting (things to do):

16 January 2012

Meeting with Tito Orlandi: the project of a digital scholarly edition is born (Rome, 16 January 2012).

1 February 2012

Skype meeting with Tito Orlandi: what should be the Humanities training of a student of Digital Humanities? (1 February 2012).

5 March 2012

Meeting with prof. Orlandi (Rome, 5 March 2012). Bibliograpy: Ghislain Viré. Planning: I should give a talk on digital editions in Spring 2012. My notes:

8 March 2012

Meeting of the Professori distaccati at the Centro Linceo Interdisciplinare (Rome, 8 March 2012). My notes:

Prof. Carlo Barbante exposes his "Early human impact" research project. Human impact on climate change dates back to prehistory (higher concentrations of methane and carbon dioxide due to forests burning from the one side, temperature on the other side). Methodology: "natural archives" such as ice and lake cores (in Anctartica and in other continents).

27 March 2012

Meeting with Tito Orlandi on Viré's book (Rome, 27 March 2012).

29 March 2012

Meeting with Tito Orlandi. Planning: talks I should give and conferences I should go to (Rome, 29 March 2012). My notes:


Resources: Books

Books that Prof. Orlandi pointed out to me for my "Where are the DH right now?" seminar (more details on the books and related resources):

(I added a couple more in my working notes).

Other resources

2 April 2012

Meeting with Tito Orlandi (Rome, 2 April 2012). My notes:

6 April 2012

Skype meeting with Tito Orlandi (6 april 2012). My notes:

Cologne Dialogue

I'll attend the Cologne Dialogue on Digital Humanities 2012 (23-24 April 2012).

[I later attended to this conference. Here are the notes I took at the conference and a shorter report)].

Seminar scheduled for 10 May 2012

On 10 May 2012 (same period as the meetings of the Accademia dei Lincei), 3.00-5.30 PM, at Centro Linceo Interdisciplinare, we'll hold a seminar on Digital Philology.


Discussion (and also interruption of speakers by the audience) will be encouraged.

The audience will be made of members of the Accademia dei Lincei. Mostly DH-skeptical philologists and literature critics.

We'll try to show that the principles of the Humanities remane the same even in the digital environment, Orlandi says.

7 May 2012

Meeting with Tito Orlandi (Rome, 7 May 2012). My notes:

My talk on 20 June 2012


Keep an eye on the Association for History and Computing.


  1. Talk at the Accademia dei Lincei 20 giugno 2012
  2. London WiP at the end of July (Babel)
  3. Verona Conference in September (if my abstract gets approved)
  4. Review of digital editions: finalise the work
  5. Prototype of digital edition: I must work on it too aside the 'theoric' work on digital editions' "review"

25 September 2012

Notes of my meeting with prof. Orlandi (Rome, 25 September 2012):

26 November 2012

Notes of my meeting with prof. Orlandi.

I told Orlandi:

Orlandi told me: