The course is an introduction to the Digital Humanities and how they can be applied for the improvement of the understanding of tangible and intangible cultural heritage as an important resource of local territories. It presents methodologies and digital tools for identifying cultural natural heritage in the context of their territories and presenting its features with rich visual materials and creating historical and cultural narratives. The teaching includes a general presentation and a practice to experience the tools. It deals with the use of digital approach in accessing and analysing cultural information in an historical perspective and enhancing links among places, landscapes, cultural experiences and public facilities in a rural region. Participants will be able to recognize a range of different local and traditional specificities, research heterogeneous documentation, and link each other in a coherent and dynamic vision of cultural identities, collective memories and opportunities of sustainable development (from the present to the past, and the future). The course will provide practical experiences based on the exploring and implementing the Ruritage ATLAS.
Scientific Responsible for Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) and full professor teaching Digital History