Dr Andrea Nanetti first theorized Engineering Historical Memory (EHM) as a Visiting Scholar at Princeton University in 2007. The first EHM tests on highly cross-linked historical data have been published in Italy in 2008 (local urban historical memory transmission)[1], 2010 (global  views and networks)[2], and 2011 (regional man-heritage-landscape systems)[3]. These pioneering research and publication projects are at the basis of the subsequent and related digital humanities projects of this web platform.

EHM has been supported by:

  • University of Bologna (2008-2011)
  • Università di Venezia Ca’ Foscari (2010-2012)
  • Meduproject Srl (Spin-off company of the University of Bologna, 2013)
  • Microsoft Research (2014-2015 and 2016-2017)
  • Microsoft Azure for Research (2015-2016 and 2016)
  • NTU Singapore (StartUp Grant 2014-2016, M4081357)
  • Guangzhou Ruifeng Culture & Communication Co., Ltd (2017-2018)
  • Singapore Ministry of Education (TIER 1 RG55/17NS, 2017-2020)
  • Digimagic Pte Ltd (2019)
  • Singapore Ministry of Education (TIER 1 RG45/19NS, 2019-2021)
  • Techno India NJR Institute of Technology (Seed Research Grant, 2020-2021)
  • Università di Venezia Ca’ Foscari (2019-ongoing, in kind)
  • Università degli Studi di Firenze (2020-ongoing, in kind)
  • Taylor & Francis (2020-ongoing, in kind)
  • Singapore Ministry of Education (TIER 1 RG45/20NS, 2020-2023)

GLAMi Awards 2021

On 23 April 2021, Engineering Historical Memory (EHM) was announced among the winners of the GLAMi Awards 2021 (MuseWeb Conference - Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums Innovation awards) in the “Resources for Scholars and Researchers” category. The GLAMi awards are sponsored, among others, by Microsoft (Global sponsor) and Google Arts & Culture (Gold sponsor) and annually recognise and celebrate innovative projects in the cultural heritage sector.

Student Training (78, 2012-2021):

  • Irene Volpin and Marianna Volpin, Undergrad at University of Venice Ca’ Foscari (2012-2013)
  • Luo Shen-Shen (NTU-ADM PhD Candidate, 2014-2018)
  • Christina Tan En Hui, Deborah Roshni Rajaratnam, Goh Hua Zhen, Seah Jia Xin, Seoh Wei Qi Vicki, Tay Woon Yeow (NTU-USP, SP0040 Maritime Silk Roads. Past, Present, and Future, 2015)
  • Jolinda Soh Sing En and Kieran Yio Pei Teck (NTU-SCSE, FYP 2015-2016)
  • Chen Hailin (NTU-SCSE Intern at Microsoft Research, 2016-2017)
  • Alicia Soon Biqi, Boey Yi Heen, Charmaine Choo Xinyi, Daniel Lim Tien Ming, Luar Shu Qi, Randy Toh Yong Hung, Siau Wen Hui (NTU-USP, SP0040 Maritime Silk Roads. Past, Present, and Future, 2016)
  • Liu DanYun (NTU-ADM PhD Candidate, 2016-2020)
  • Ker Min Jie (NTU-SCSE, FYP 2018)
  • Vu Nguyen Khoi (Hanoi University of Science and NTU-SPMS, FYP 2018)
  • Esther Goh Hui Fen, Lai Yun Sxin, Lim Mengyu, Michelle Neoh Jin Yee, Shen Fuyang, Teo Wei Siang Eugene, Vanessa Ellen Nah Mei Yin (NTU-USP, SP0040 Maritime Silk Roads. Past, Present, and Future, 2018)
  • Ong Victor (NTU-ADM, MA Candidate, 2019)
  • Andree Hansen Wibowo (NTU-ADM, Undergrad 2019)
  • Gerald Wee (NTU-ADM, Undergrad on internship at the National Library of St Mark 2019)
  • Li TinGyi, Fan Qing, Chen YuanYuan (University of Venice Ca’ Foscari, Undergrad 2019-2020)
  • Hedren Sum (NTU-ADM PhD Candidate, 2019-2022)
  • Jonathan Kevin Chandra (NTU-SCSE, FYP 2020)
  • Clemens Tan Yu Chen (NTU-ADM, Student Work, 2020)
  • Oen Weng Wah Nicholas and Teo Jing Yi (NTU-ADM, Student Work and Undergrad on internship at the DIDALABS of the University of Florence, 2020)
  • Antón Del Bianco, Chiara Paolucci, Erica Verlato, Giorgia Pometti, Manuel Bonomo, Sephora Vallotton, Giuseppe De Donno, Giovanni Maglia, Giulia Laudenzi, Giulia Ailello, Giorgia Procida, Amir Jerbi, Laura Sai, Nader Odeh (Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, Undergraduate and Graduate Students on Internship, 2020-2021)
  • Xu Peisen (NTU-ADM MA by Research Candidate, 2020-2023)
  • Yap Wei Wen Marc (NTU-ADM, Student Work, 2020-2021)
  • Giselle Lim (NTU-ELH, Undergrad student project, 2021)
  • Muhammad Khaizuran bin Rashid, Ng Sok Huei Sophia, Syaza Nisrina binte Khairul Lizan, Suhita Arindyah Kusumawardhani (NTU-ELAH, Undergrad student projects, 2021)
  • Muhammad Zaqeer bin Mohd Radzi and Jessabel Teng Sheng Hui (NTU-ADM, SGUnited Traineeship Programme, 2020-2021)
  • Tay Jun Pin (NTU-History, Undergrad student project, 2021)
  • Zhang Haoxiang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, PRC, Undergrad student project, 2021)
  • Ping Chuchen, Zhang Ziqi (Nanjing University, PRC, Undergrad student projects, 2021)
  • Yap Wei Ying (NTU-ADM, Student Work, 2021)
  • Philippe van Mastrigt, Philip Groet, Owen van Hooff, Max Deutman, Mathijs van Geerenstein, Laurens Vergroesen (Delft University of Technology, BSc Graduation Project, 2021)
  • Cristian Meo, Alberto Dall'Ora, Yao Yuanyuan (Delft University of Technology, MSc's Student Class Project, 2021)
  • Yao Yuanyuan (Delft University of Technology, MSc's Student Thesis, 2021-2022)

External Service for Data Entering in the EHM Database:

  • Archivisti Veneti S.A.S. di Lorenzo Maggi & C. (2014-2016)
  • Francesca Pivirotto Individual/Company (2018-2021)

[1] A. Nanetti, Ancient and Medieval Imola in Modern chronicles of the city. A case study for engineering historical memory, in Italian. Imola: Editrice La Mandragora, 2008 (ISBN 978-88-7586-176-6).

[2] The Morosini Codex. The World as seen from Venice (1094-1433), Critical edition, Introduction, Index and other apparatuses by A. Nanetti, 4 vols. in Italian, Foundation CISAM, Spoleto 2010 (ISBN 978-88-7988-194-4), pp. 2,335.

[3] A. Nanetti, Atlas of Venetian Messenia. Coron, Modon, Pylos and their islands (1207-1500 & 1685-1715), trilingual (English, Italian, Modern Greek), University of Bologna and State Archive of Venice. Imola: Editrice La Mandragora, 2011 (ISBN 978-88-7586-301-2).