Isabella Di Lenardo
Fields of expertise
Isabella di Lenardo is researcher in Digital Humanities and Urban History.
Her research activity is focused on digital tools and methods applied to Urban History. She is an expert in ancient cartography, city representations, cadastral sources interpreted through digital modeling, extraction and analysis systems.
She's also interested in network analysis questioning the production and circulation of artistic and architectural knowledge in Europe XVIth – XVIIIth centuries in particular on North-South relationships and influences.
The development of collaboration projects with European institutions and the activity carried out on various initiatives supported by the European Commission have allowed her to acquire specialism in the field of science applied to heritage, developing in particular specific skills for the enhancement of Cultural Heritage through digital tools.
She leads projects in collaboration with Bibliothèque national de France (Paris), Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (Paris), Ecole nationale des chartes (Paris), Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Centre Allemand d’Histoire de l’Art (Paris), Musée du Louvre, Archives Nationales de Paris, Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux.
She supervised all the urban modeling simulations for the Venice Time Machine project and acted as content curator for all the exhibitions (Venice Biennale, Grand Palais-Paris, Datasquare - ArtLab-Lausanne, Museo Correr-Venice).
She was Head of “Replica” project : digitizing 1 million photos of artworks in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini (Venice) and visual patterns extraction through a search engine for visual similarities.
She has a Ph.D in Art History and also studied Archaeology and Urban Studies. She has published essays and articles about Venetian Art and Urban History and participated in many Art exhibitions in European museums.
She coordinated summer schools and workshops about Digital Tools for Art History and Urban History.
She attended conferences on digital methods for History in universities and patrimonial institutions.
I sistemi di immagini nell’archivio digitale di Vico MagistrettiNarrare con l'Archivio. Forum internazionale, 19 novembre 2020, Milan, Italy, Novembre 19, 2020.
Building a Mirror World for VeniceThe Aura in the Age of Digital Materiality : Rethinking Preservation in the Shadow of an Uncertain Future; Milan: SilvanaEditoriale, 2020.
A deep learning approach to Cadastral Computing2019-07-11. Digital Humanities Conference,, Utrecht, Netherlands, July 8-12, 2019.
Frederic Kaplan Isabella di LenardoApollo-The International Art Magazine. 2019-01-01.
"Een Italische Keucken van Dirick de Vriese" The Commercialisation of the Artistic Identity between Venice and the 'North'Artibus Et Historiae. 2018-01-01.
Machine Vision Algorithms on Cadaster Plans2017. Premiere Annual Conference of the International Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (DH 2017), Montreal, Canada, August 8-11, 2017.
Machine Vision Algorithms on Cadaster PlansPremiere Annual Conference of the International Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (DH 2017), Montreal, Canada, August 8-11, 2017.
Optimized scripting in Massive Open Online CoursesDariah Teach, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, March 23-24, 2017.
Visual Patterns Discovery in Large Databases of Paintings2016. Digital Humanities 2016, Krakow, Polland, July 11-16, 2016.
Venezia e l’invenzione del paesaggio urbano tra laguna e cittàAcqua e Cibo. Storie di Laguna e Città; Marsilio, 2015. p. 35-39.
Venice Time Machine : Recreating the density of the past2015. Digital Humanities 2015, Sydney, June 29 - July 3, 2015.
Carlo Helman : merchant, patron and collector in the Antwerp – Venice migrant networkArt and Migration. Netherlandish Artists on the Move, 1400-1750.; Leiden: Brill, 2014. p. 325-347.
“Cities of Fire”. Iconography, Fortune and the Circulation of Fire Paintings in Flanders and Italy in the XVI Century.The Wounded City. The representation of Urban Disasters in European Art (XV-XX Centuries); Leiden: Brill, 2014.
The oltramontani Network in Venice: Hans von Aachen in Context2010. Hans von Aachen in Context, Proceedings of the International Conference, Prague, September 22–25, 2010. p. 28-37.
Teaching & PhD
Humanities and Social Sciences Program