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 co-funded 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 2017-2020, M4011828)
  • Digimagic Pte Ltd (2019)
  • Singapore Ministry of Education (TIER 1 2019-2021, M4012189)

External Service for Data Entering in the EHM Database:

  • Irene and Marianna Volpin, Undergrad at University of Venice Ca’ Foscari (2012-2013)
  • Archivisti Veneti S.A.S. di Lorenzo Maggi & C. (2014-2016)
  • Francesca Pivirotto Individual/Company (2018-2019)

[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).