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Francesca Tomasi

Associate Professor

Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies

Academic discipline: M-STO/08 Archival Science, Bibliography and Librarianship

Director of Second Cycle Degree in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge

Curriculum vitae

Francesca Tomasi is Associate Professor at the Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies (University of Bologna).

She has a degree in Preservation of cultural heritage (archive and libraries), a postgraduate in the school of Palaeography, Diplomatic and Archivist, a specialization in Computer Science, a PhD in Italian Studies.

Her main research interest covers the study of digital text representation, computational models for Web dissemination of textual documents and implementation in information systems. Recently, her research is mostly focused on knowledge organization and Semantic Web theories, models and techniques.

She teaches, from 2006, “Digital humanities” at the University of Bologna.

She is member of different scientific committees. In particular: she is president of the italian association for digital humanities (AIUCD []), founder and co-head of the Digital Humanities Advanced Research Center (DH.ARC []). In 2017 she create the Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge International master degree (DHDK []). 

She is also in the editorial board of some journals: «», «Umanistica Digitale», «Labour & Law Issues», «Documenta», «J-LIS».

She's visiting researcher at DDH (Department of Digital Humanities) at King's College London.

She participated in various conferences in digital humanities and published several contributions in the field, including the monographs: Metodologie informatiche e discipline umanistiche, Carocci, Roma 2008; D. Fiormonte, T. Numerico, F. Tomasi, L'umanista digitale, Il Mulino, Bologna 2010; D. Fiormonte, T. Numerico, F. Tomasi, Digital Humanist, Punctum Books 2015.

Academic profile

A.A.1996-1997: Degree in Preservation of Cultural Heritage (archives and libraries) - University of Bologna with honourable mention and dignity of press. Title: Computational objectives in literary texts critic and analysis. Some applications to Giovanni Sabadino degli Arienti Novelle Porrettane.

A.A. 1997-1998: Postgraduate in Archivist (School of Palaeography, Diplomatic and Archivist - State Archive of Modena).

A.A. 1998-1999: Specialization in Computer Science - University of Bologna (Faculty of Computer Science).

A.A. 1999-2003: PhD in Italian Studies (Digital edition of a collection of XV century letters written by Vespasiano da Bisticci) - University of Bologna.

2001-2006: Computer Technician of the Department of Classical Studies - University of Bologna.

2006-2015: Assistant Professor (Systems of information elaboration) - University of Bologna.

2015-2018: Assistant Professor (Archive and Library Science) - University of Bologna.

2018 (underway): Associate Professor Archive and Library Science) - University of Bologna.