L’Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale intende promuovere e diffondere la riflessione metodologica e teorica, la collaborazione scientifica e lo sviluppo di pratiche, risorse e strumenti condivisi nel campo dell’informatica umanistica e nell’uso delle applicazioni digitali in tutte le aree delle scienze umane, nonché promuovere inoltre la riflessione sui fondamenti umanistici delle metodologie informatiche e nel campo delle culture di rete.

Apr 142015

CLiC-it, Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics, aims to establish a reference forum for research on Computational Linguistics of the Italian community. CLiC-it covers all aspects of automatic language understanding, both written and spoken, and targets state-of-art theoretical results, experimental methodologies, technologies, as well as application perspectives, which may contribute to advance the field.

The second edition of CLiC-it will be held in Trento, at Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

The spirit of the Conference is inclusive. In the conviction that the complexity of language phenomena needs cross-disciplinary competences, CLiC-it intends to bring together researchers of related disciplines such as Computational LinguisticsLinguisticsCognitive ScienceMachine LearningComputer ScienceKnowledge RepresentationInformation Retrieval and Digital Humanities.

CLiC-it is open to contributions on all languages, with a particular emphasis on Italian.


The conference invites the submission of papers on research in all aspects of automated language processing. Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to, the following thematic areas:

Information extraction and Information retrieval
Linguistic resources
Machine Translation
Morphology, Syntax and Parsing
NLP for Digital Humanities
NLP for the Web and Social Media
Pragmatics and Creativity
Semantics and Knowledge Acquisition
Spoken Language Processing

*NEW TRACK: Towards Evalita 2016: challenges, methodologies and tasks*

We present also a call for the Track “Towards EVALITA 2016: challenges, methodologies and tasks” mainly devoted to creating a forum for discussion on existing and new evaluation methodologies. The track will include also, but will not be limited to, the proposal of possible tasks and the description of experiences in industrial contexts. This new track can be therefore seen as a bridge between EVALITA 2014 and EVALITA 2016 and it will prepare the ground for the new edition of the campaign.


CLiC-it 2015 has the goal of a broad technical program. We invite original papers (i.e. previously unpublished) in the following four broad categories: theoretical computational linguistics, empirical/data-driven approaches, resources/evaluation, applications/tools. We also invite papers describing a challenge in the field, position papers, survey papers, and papers that describe a negative result.

Papers may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, and two (2) additional pages of references. Papers can be either in English or Italian, with the abstract both in English and Italian. Accepted papers will be published on-line and will be presented at the conference either orally or as a poster. The deadline for paper submissions is July 15, 2015.
Paper submissions should follow the two-column format. We strongly recommend the use of LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files according to the ACL format, which will be soon available on the conference website under “Submissions”. Submission must be electronic in PDF, using the Easychair submission software.

Reviewing will NOT be blind, so there is no need to remove author information from manuscripts.

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be published online.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION FOR THE TRACK “TOWARDS EVALITA 2016: challenges, methodologies and tasks”

The task proposals may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, and two (2) additional page of references. The proposals must be written in English and they must be of one of the following types: a) task proposal to be organized in EVALITA 2016, b) declaration of interest from industrial subjects and c) discussion on evaluation methodologies. 

Further details can be found at https://clic2015.fbk.eu/en/submission


In order to award the work of young researchers, the title of “best paper” will be attributed to the best 5 papers in different research areas which satisfy one of the following requirements: a) submitted by a single PhD student or postDoc, with or without her/his supervisor as second author, b) submitted by 2 or more PhD students or postDocs. The awarded authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers to the journal of the Association for Italian Computational Linguistics. Moreover, the author of the first ranked paper will be awarded a cash prize and will give an oral presentation.


Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Povo, Trento, Italy


15/7/2015:   Deadline for paper submission
15/9/2015:   Notification to authors
15/10/2015:  Camera ready version of the accepted papers
3-4/12/2015:  CLIC-it Conference



Apr 092015

Scholarly Networks Colloquium
April 16-18, 2015, Brown University

The Virtual Humanities Lab in the Department of Italian Studies at
Brown University, in collaboration with the Center for Digital
Scholarship in the Brown University Library, and DARIAH-Italy (Digital
Research Infrastructure for the Arts and the Humanities), will host an
international colloquium entitled Scholarly Networks and the Emerging
Platforms for Humanities Research & Publication in the Patrick Ma
Digital Scholarship Lab at the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library from
Thursday, April 16 through Saturday, April 18, 2015.

The three-day colloquium will explore the new types of scholarly
output produced when scholars use digital methods to collaborate on,
annotate and visualize traditional materials.

Stephen Downie, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Library,
and Information Science at the University of Illinois and Co-Director
of the HathiTrust Research Center, will deliver the keynote address.
His talk, The HathiTrust Research Center: Bringing you 4.7 billion
pages of analytic opportunities! will take place on April 16 at 5:30
p.m, and is open to the public.

The colloquium proper is open to interested members of the public;
please register by emailing italian_studies@brown.edu by April 13.

twitter: @vhl_brown #NetColloquium

Se the conference program at:

Feb 032015

Workshop: Public History and the Media

European University Institute

Wed 11 Feb 2015 09:00 – 20:30 sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia
Thu 12 Feb 2015 09:00 – 19:00 sala Lettura, Villa Salviati
Fri 13 Feb 2015 09:00 – 19:00 Refectory, Badia Fiesolana

In recent decades, public enthusiasm for history and popular engagement with the past has grown dramatically. The popularity of history is manifested most visibly in the proliferation of television documentaries and historical dramas but it is also discernible in the rebirth of the historical novel, the organization of large-scale commemorations of historical anniversaries, the development of new historical museums and exhibitions, re-enactments and living history activities and the emergence of public history as a separate field of academic study. Digitization has also brought history and historical research to the broader public in hitherto unconceivable ways. Yet, for the most part, and with some notable exceptions, academic historians have remained extraneous to these developments, and their relationship to the public is different from that of public historians.
Is this difference between academic and public historians only about different professional ambitions, separate audiences and a different use of communication media? While it is not possible to become a public historian without an academic background, it is possible to be an academic historian without engaging in public history. Both are professional historians working with the past: their roles and their audiences are complementary although their practices are different in terms of methodology and forms of communication. Moreover, the development of public history raises questions about historical interpretation and the political use of the past that concern all historians, and should provoke a debate about ownership of the past in which both academic and public historians have much to contribute.

Sandra ToffoloSend a mail – EUI – Department of History and Civilization
Laura BorgeseSend a mail – EUI – Department of History and Civilization

Luca Molà
Lucy Riall – EUI – Department of History and Civilization
Serge Noiret

Attachment :programme
Gen 302015

Presentazione dell’edizione digitale Dei viaggi di Messer Marco Polo di Giovanni Battista Ramusio

Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia
Ca’ Dolfin, Aula Silvio Trentin
4 febbraio 2015, ore 11.00


i responsabili del progetto: Eugenio Burgio, Marina Buzzoni, Antonella Ghersetti
il presidente delle Edizioni Ca’ Foscari – Digital Publishing: Mario Infelise

Saranno presenti
la curatrice editoriale: Samuela Simion
la responsabile dell’implementazione digitale: Francesca Anzalone
i ricercatori che hanno collaborato all’impresa: Alvise Andreose, Alvaro Barbieri, Giampiero Bellingeri, Angelo Cattaneo, Marco Ceresa, Giacomo Corazzol, Simone Cristoforetti, Daniele Cuneo, Paolo De Troia, Giuseppe Mascherpa, Laura Minervini, Maria Piccoli, Elisabetta Ragagnin, Irene Reginato, Fabio Romanini, Serena Fornasiero, Vito Santoliquido, Federico Squarcini
l’équipe delle Edizioni Ca’ Foscari – Digital Publishing: Antonio Panzetta, Massimiliano Vianello, Filippo Verzotto

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Dic 052014

CLiC-it 2014 si terrà a Pisa il 9-10 Dicembre 2014

La prima edizione della Conferenza italiana di LInguistica Computazionale sarà condivisa con il XIII Symposium dell’Associazione Italiana per l’Intelligenza Artificiale (AI*IA 2014) e con EVALITA 2014.

CLiC-it, la Conferenza Italiana di Linguistica Computazionale, è un nuovo evento finalizzato alla creazione di un forum di riferimento per la discussione delle ricerche della comunità italiana di Linguistica Computazionale. CLiC-it copre tutti gli aspetti legati al Trattamento Automatico della Lingua (TAL), sia scritta che parlata, ed è aperta tanto a riflessioni teoriche e metodologiche, quanto alla proposta di nuove tecnologie e prospettive applicative innovative, in grado di fornire un contributo significativo a questa area di ricerca.

Lo spirito della conferenza è inclusivo. Nella convinzione che la complessità dei fenomeni linguistici richieda competenze interdisciplinari, CLiC-it vuole riunire ricercatori da discipline intimamente connesse quali la Linguistica Computazionale, la Linguistica, le Scienze Cognitive, l’Apprendimento Automatico, l’Informatica, la Rappresentazione della Conoscenza, l’Information Retrieval e le Digital Humanities. CLiC-it è aperto a contributi su qualsiasi lingua, pur con un’enfasi particolare sull’italiano.

Nov 252014

Since 2005 the Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries (IRCDL) provides a great opportunity for Italian researchers in the field of Digital Libraries to present and discuss their current research activities and to envision together further developments.

IRCDL 2015 edition is committed to preserve the traditional emphasis on the multidisciplinary nature of the research on digital libraries which has been characterizing the conference over the years. This multidisciplinary nature ranges from computer science to humanities in the broader sense, including research areas such as archival and library information sciences, information management systems, semantic technologies, information retrieval, new knowledge environments. This is a continued challenge for the DL field and there is the need to continue to contribute to improve the cooperation between the many communities that share common objectives.

Another focus of IRCDL 2015 will be on the deep changes affecting the world of scientific communication, where new non linear but object-centric products are progressively taking shape, and on the growing role of the integration, publication and preservation of research data.

The aim of IRCDL 2015 is once more to provide the opportunity to explore new ideas, techniques, and tools, and to exchange experiences also from on-going projects. The IRCDL conferences have been launched and initially sponsored by DELOS, an EU FP6 Network of Excellence on digital libraries, together with the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua. Over the years IRCDL has become a self sustainable event that is supported by the Italian Digital Libraries Community.

The 2015 edition is under the patronage and it is sponsored by the Faculty of Computer Science and the Library of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.

See IRCDL home page at DEI for information on previous editions and the DBLP entry for information on proceedings and publications of past IRCDL editions.

Post proceedings of the previous edition of the conference held in Padua in 2014 have been published by Elsevier in the Series Procedia Computer Science and are now available as Open Access here.

Ott 112014
Care amiche e cari amici e soci,con grande piacere vi segnalo la pubblicazione di

Digital Humanities: progetti italiani ed esperienze di convergenza multidisciplinare
Atti del convegno annuale dell’Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale (AIUCD)
Firenze, 13-14 dicembre 2012
a cura di
Fabio Ciotti
Sapienza Università Editrice
ISBN 978-88-98533-27-5
DOI 10.13133/978-88-98533-27-5


Dalla IV di copertina:

“Questo volume raccoglie gli atti del primo convegno annuale
dell’Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura
Digitale (Firenze 13 e 14 dicembre 2012). L’incontro ha avuto al
centro alcuni temi di particolare rilevanza nell’attuale fase di sviluppo
delle Digital Humanities: come favorire la convergenza di
competenze diverse per sostenere il processo di transizione al digitale
dell’intero patrimonio culturale? Come ripensare e riaffermare
il ruolo essenziale che l’informatica umanistica è chiamata
a svolgere in questo processo di trasformazione culturale? Come
valorizzare il contributo culturale e scientifico della ricerca e dei
progetti condotti in ambito italiano?”



Set 282014

Collaborative Research Practices and Shared Infrastructures for Humanities Computing

Atti del convegno AIUCD2013

Questo volume raccoglie i contributi del secondo convegno annuale di Aiucd dedicato a ricerca collaborativa e piattaforme condivise per l’informatica umanistica. Il volume contribuisce ad arricchire il corpus di pubblicazioni scientifiche che rappresentano diverse aree del settore attive in Italia.

Può essere ordinato on-line presso il sito dell’editore: http://www.cleup.it/collaborative_research.html