Students Guidelines

Context of the project

Now that you are all familiar with the Venice Time Machine and the Digital Humanities technologies, it’s time to be part of it. As you already know for the second semester you will have to choose a theme for your project, that you are going to run within a team until the end of the academic year.  This workflow is an echo to the course of Pr. Frédéric Kaplan and follows the progression of the main steps he developed e.g. digitization, extraction, data storage and of course visualization. Within this workflow you are free and don’t be afraid of the corpus or languages: use the high potential and the diversity of your class. Remember that you are part of something big, and that you have on some topics more skills or knowledge. Use this advantage and be creative.

The groups will be supervised by the lab staff that is amazingly growing since September. Geographer, mathematician, archives’ specialist, engineers, vision specialists, semantic extraction experts will help you and follow you as well as Pr. Kaplan. We also have some external experts (musicologist, art historians, urbanists…) that will be of some help regarding your projects. Be aware that cool doesn’t mean easy. If you are motivated by the themes or already specialists in some of these domains you have already done 50% of the work. Don’t choose by default… you are evaluated!

Well… it’s your turn now!


Most of the books and papers cited or presented in class are available at our offices, on Google Books or on the NEBIS network.

Further useful search engines include:

If you find an interesting paper/book that is not available online but could be purchased, please inform your TA and the lab may acquire it.


Administrator Login

In order to write your blogposts, you will need to be logged-in. All you have to do is to use the same WordPress account that we set up during the 1st semester:

1. Go to the admin page:


2. Use the “Log in with” button :




3. If needed, enter your username and password, and accept the connection.



Deadline Deliverable Grading
09.03.2016 Progress blog post 1 (~500 Words) 10%
06.04.2016 Progress blog post 2 (~500 Words) 10%
27.04.2016 Progress blog post 3 (~500 Words) 10%
25.05.2016 Poster/Demo (Detailed information) 40%
01.06.2016 Final report (~1000 Words) 30%