The recipient of several awards, including two major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Decameron Web is a collaborative online resource for the study and teaching of Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron, considered within its historical context and from contemporary, comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives. Worldwide students of Boccaccio can contribute to interpretations, visualizations and creative adaptations of Boccaccio’s masterpiece in various media. Editors: Michael Papio (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) and Massimo Riva.
Created in 2004 thanks to a two-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the VHL provides a portal and a collaborative platform for faculty-led digital projects in Italian literature, philosophy, history and history of art and architecture, ranging from the early modern to the contemporary period. Directed by Massimo Riva, in close collaboration with the Center for Digital Scholarship of the Brown University Library, and the Brown Digital Publications Initiative, the VHL also provides a framework for the training of graduate students in the Digital Humanities. Among recent projects, interactive installations of the Garibaldi Panorama on a touch screen were presented in various Italian libraries and museums in Italy, including the Sala del Risorgimento of the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena, on the occasion of the 2011 Sesquicentennial of Italian unification.