Digital Research Infrastructure for the Humanities
Remo Grillo holds a Master’s degree in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge with honors from the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna. His studies there focused on knowledge representation and extraction through ontologies, as well as on natural language processing and algorithms applied to music, museum artifacts and literature. He previously attended the University of Naples Federico II and Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree with a thesis on Logic, regarding a digital critical edition of the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein. During his studies he worked as a Senior Full-stack Developer.
This project aims to explore innovative forms of publishing historical sources and scholarly narratives coupled with structured research data, and to develop an infrastructure able to handle these novel forms of digital objects. The structure will allow users to seamlessly navigate a complex network of scholarly assertions utilizing Linked Open Data. The core goal emerged from semantically enriched scholarly narratives and historical documents. They will contribute to a vibrant culture of open scholarship and collaboration among researchers, disrupting barriers posed by proprietary databases where information is kept in silos, creating at different levels connection links between elements. This is possible thanks to the joint usage of Researchspace as infrastructure, Metaphacts as the templating engine, and Cidoc-CRM as the data model. Furthermore, the nature of this machine-readable data lends itself well to both structured and serendipitous discoveries, making it attractive and engaging to both undergraduates and seasoned scholars alike. The overarching aim is to advance the global paradigm shift in publishing models, away from inward-looking, closed and costly strategies, towards an open and inclusive model that encourages collaboration and open-access.