Isabella Di Lenardo

CM 1 468 (Centre Midi)
Station 10
1015 Lausanne

CM 1 468 (Centre Midi)
Station 10
1015 Lausanne

CM 1 468 (Centre Midi)
Station 10
1015 Lausanne

Données administratives

Domaines de compétences

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

Parcours professionnel

Project Leader, Post Doc

Institut National d’Histoire de l’art de Paris


Post Doc. Researcher

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Digital Humanities Laboratory



VIU Venice International University (Venice)


Post Doc. Researcher

IUAV Istituto Universitario d'Architettura (Venice)



IUAV Istituto Universitario d'Architettura (Venice)




Theories and History of Arts “Honourable mention / Prize of department”

SSAV Scuola Superiore di Studi avanzati in Venezia (Venice) || IUAV Istituto Universitario di Architettura (Venice) || University Ca’ Foscari, scuola interateneo in Storia delle Arti (Venice)

2009 2013


Letters and Philosophy, specialization in Art History and Archeology

University Ca’ Foscari (Venice)



Nederlands Interuniversitair Kunsthistorisch Instituut (NIKI)(Florence)



Publications Infoscience

Sélection de publications

Autres publications


Enseignement & Phd



Humanities and Social Sciences Program

Histoire Urbaine Digitale

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. 


Humanités digitales

Les Digital Humanities sont une discipline à la croisée des sciences de l'information et des sciences humaines et sociales. Dans ce cours, les étudiantes et étudiants découvrent ce nouveau domaine de recherche en apprenant à extraire des informations de plusieurs millions d'articles de presse.

Histoire urbaine digitale: Lausanne Time Machine I

Ce cours s'inscrit dans une offre de cours interdisciplinaires et collaboratifs ouverts aux étudiant·e·s de l'UNIL et de l'EPFL. Il s'oriente principalement vers la connaissance de l'histoire de Lausanne et le développement d'un projet numérique menéen groupe.