Project "Venice's Nissology: Reframing the Lagoon City as an Archipelago (VeNiss)" awarded European Research Council Starting Grant

January 10, 2022
Huegues de Comminelles, Venetia from Claudius Ptolomaeus, Cosmographia, Florence, 1470 (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, ms. Latino 4802, fol. 132)

We are delighted to announce that the project Venice's Nissology: Reframing the Lagoon City as an Archipelago (VeNiss), led by I Tatti research associate Ludovica Galeazzo, has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. The project, which was conceived out of I Tatti’s Digital Humanities Lab and will be hosted at the University of Padua (Department of Cultural Heritage), combines social history, architecture, art and literary studies with advanced digital technologies. Coupling close archival readings with modeling systems, it proposes a pioneering methodology to reconstruct the transformations of Venice’s lagoon islands alongside their interwoven relationships in a geographically- and temporally-based digital environment.