TRAN(S)MISSIONS how multimediality shapes interdisciplinary research in the field of Italian and Visual Studies
Università degli Studi di Roma Tre in collaboration with the Virtual Humanities Lab @ Brown University
The "digital revolution" forces us both to rethink the correspondences between art and science and to reconsider the role of technologies in literature. The Summer School Tran(s)missions: how multimediality shapes interdisciplinary research in the field of Italian and Visual Culture Studies explores the meaning of interdisciplinarity and multimediality using a synergistic approach that combines different methodologies coming from the field of Digital Humanities, from studies on digital cultures and from research methods focused on the materiality of the object. Through the application in a laboratory form of the devices used in digital humanities, the Summer School brings participants closer to the knowledge of the tools suitable for the identification of thematic relationships that affect the computational world from the textual, visual and spatial point of view, as it is presented in different media, forms and literary sources. The inclusion of scholars and artists working in the international field, and coming from different sectors, is seen in a dialogical key to widen the debate around Digital Humanities and digital cultures, in order to encourage a comparison between different methodologies and alternative procedures. Through a series of meetings within the epistemological framework of multimedia, Tran(s)missions offers the possibility to confront the transformations involving the field of Italian Studies, to be understood in its broader meaning of Cultural Studies.
The program, in hybrid format online and in person at the Department of Humanities of Roma Tre (via Ostiense 234, Rome), includes morning classes and afternoon workshops dedicated to the realization of a research project, a virtual and on-site exhibition. The lessons will be held in Italian and English. Among the proposed activities are round-tables, one-to-one tutorials and group workshops, coffee breaks, recreational activities of Geocaching, gallery walks and visits to institutions and discussions in the form of aperitif on the topics addressed by the Summer School. The visits will take place at the Gagosian, Lorcan O'Neill, Gladstone and Frutta Galleries, the Domus Transitoria, Santa Maria Antiqua, Palazzo Valentini, the Centrale Montemartini and the Giardino degli Aranci, while the exhibition will take place in virtual form on the New Art City Virtual Art Space and on site at Spazio Taverna (Palazzo Taverna).
The output of the Summer School includes the publication of the data produced on the GitHub platform. It will also be possible to participate in a conference and produce a special edition in the form of a catalogue with the presentation of the works and theoretical contributions made from the Summer School.
The call to participate in the Summer School is open to students and researchers, artists, curators, library science specialists, engineers, technicians-archivists who conduct interdisciplinary studies in the field of Italian and Cultural Studies, opening their perspectives of investigation to the relationship between word and image, visual culture, media studies, material culture studies, film studies, digital storytelling, creative writing, digital and public humanities, visual arts, art history, history,and computer science. A good knowledge of English is desirable.
To participate in the Summer School,you should send a short c.v., a motivational letter (500 words) with a presentation of the project you intend to carry out during the Summer School and a headshot to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can submit applications individually or in small groups.
The deadline for pre-applications is July 15, 2021.
The tuition fee is 250€, the deadline for payment is September 7, 2021.
The official application tender (TBC) will be available at the end of June.
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