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The Digital Humanities Laboratory was founded by Professor Frédéric Kaplan 2012. It develops new computational approaches for rediscovering the past and anticipating the future. The projects conducted at the lab range from the reconstruction of ancient cities to the algorithms influence in writing. The Venice Time Machine is the DHLAB flagship project, in partnership with Ca’ Foscari University. It aspires to digitize 1000 years of historical records and make them accessible.

The DHLAB trains a new generation of digital humanists, developing innovative educational programs as well as didactic technologies.



Last Publications

The Past, Present and Future of Digital Scholarship with Newspaper Collections

M. Ridge; G. Colavizza; L. Brake; M. Ehrmann; J-P. Moreux et al. 

2019-07-09. DIgital Humanities Conference, Utrecht, July 2019.

Historical newspaper semantic segmentation using visual and textual features

R. Barman 


Beyond Keyword Search: Semantic Indexing and Exploration of Large Collections of Historical Newspapers

M. Ehrmann 

Digital Humanitites in the Nordic Countries, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 2019.

Index-Driven Digitization and Indexation of Historical Archives

G. Colavizza; M. Ehrmann; F. Bortoluzzi 

Frontiers in Digital Humanities. 2019-03-11. Vol. 6, num. 1-16, p. 1-16.

Historical Newspaper User Interfaces: A Review

M. Ehrmann; E. Bunout; M. Düring 

2019-09-02. 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Athens, Greece, 24-30 August 2019. p. 1-24. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.3404155.

Self-Recognition in Data Visualization: How Individuals See Themselves in Visual Representations

D. Rodighiero; L. Cellard Electronic Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2019-08-08. DOI : 10.26151/

Named Entity Processing for Historical Texts

M. Ehrmann; M. Romanello; S. Clematide 


A deep learning approach to Cadastral Computing

S. Ares Oliveira; I. di Lenardo; B. Tourenc; F. Kaplan 

2019-07-11. Digital Humanities Conference,, Utrecht, Netherlands, July 8-12, 2019.