Fields of expertise

Art History; Digital Art History; Urban History; GIS; Modelling and Urban Reconstruction

Professional course

Project Leader, Post Doc

Institut National d’Histoire de l’art de Paris

2018-2020

Post Doc. Researcher

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Digital Humanities Laboratory

2014-2018

Faculty

VIU Venice International University (Venice)

2013-2018

Post Doc. Researcher

IUAV Istituto Universitario d'Architettura (Venice)

2013-2014

Lecturer

IUAV Istituto Universitario d'Architettura (Venice)

2010-2013

Publications

Infoscience publications

Research

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Architecture

Humanities and Social Sciences Program

Digital Urban History

The Digital Urban History course is part of a new range of interdisciplinary and collaborative courses open to UNIL and EPFL students.
This course aims to develop interdisciplinary skills by combining the fields of expertise of history and digital studies.
It mainly focuses on theoretical and practical learning of digital methods applied to the analysis of past cities.
The course explores the digitization of historical cartography and information modeling of historical data concerning the city. 
The use and extraction of cadastral, demographic, and iconographic sources but also various sources that tell the story from other perspectives such as historical press, trade almanacs, and more.  The course has a theoretical part in which various case studies are analyzed across Europe. 
Students work on data extracted from ongoing urban analysis projects. 
Since 2020 they develop projects on Lausanne and the surrounding area. The site is analyzed in its evolution over time under multiple aspects: the morphological evolution of the city, population history, cultural heritage history, aspects related to uninhabited space and ecology, textual sources such as the press or some literary sources. All the projects are published online. 

Digital Humanities

The Digital Humanities course provides a comprehensive theoretical foundation in digital humanities while also offering a hands-on approach to digital prosopography.
Students will learn to transform biographical narratives, traced across time and space, into digital data. The primary objective is for participants to create wiki-based sources by piecing together biographical profiles of individuals who, though mentioned in historical records like newspapers, lack an online presence. The curriculum covers essential skills such as wiki syntax, person identification, Ngram analysis, and digital cartography. Through this course, students will uncover the 'dark matter' of history—those personalities referenced in historical documents but absent from the digital realm. This exploration emphasizes the importance of digitizing historical data, a key process for expanding and refining our collective understanding of history. 

Courses

Digital humanities

Digital Humanities is a discipline at the crossroads of the information sciences and the humanities and social sciences. In this course, students discover this new field of research by learning how to extract information from millions of press articles.

Digital urban history: Lausanne Time Machine I

This course is part of an offer of interdisciplinary and collaborative courses open to UNIL and EPFL students. It is mainly oriented towards knowledge of the history of Lausanne and the development of a digital project carried out in a group.

Digital urban history: Lausanne Time Machine II

This course is part of a new offer of interdisciplinary and collaborative courses open to UNIL and EPFL students. It is mainly oriented towards knowledge of the history of Lausanne and the development of a digital project carried out in a group.