कार्यक्रम > Digital Philology for the Preservation of Sound Archives - 1st International Workshop

DIGITAL PHILOLOGY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF SOUND ARCHIVES - 1ST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP The Workshop aims at starting a systematic discussion in the cross-disciplinary field of Digital Philology with a special focus on audio collections. World experts will discuss the main trends in the current international scenario, in the magnificent setting of Villa Contarini near Padova. This Workshop brings together world-renown experts in the fields of archival science and computer science in order to discuss the importance of Digital Philology in the preservation of sound collections. William Storm (USA), consultant for the Library of Congress' Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation, will open the Workshop with a keynote lecture on the current trends and risks of the practices for audio preservation. Notable guests, among which representatives of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives board (IASA), the Phonogrammarchiv in Vienna and the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Switzerland will present their experience in sound preservation. A round table, where participants from the audience will have a chance to participate in the discussion, is scheduled just before the live concert that will crown the Workshop program. 
Computer based technology has been changing the way we perceive reality in many ways, including the ways we access information and build our knowledge of the world. However, the way in which inscriptions are photographed and text corpora are transcribed and encoded, as well as the way in which sound recordings are digitised, "is crucial for the way in which these research objects will be studied in the future" [van Peursen, 2010]. In other words, the representation of the data as well as their organization and presentation (the "cultural interfaces") are not neutral with respect to the final perception of the 'real' or 'original' object, which may often not be available for comparison. 
Digital Philology is the scientific discipline that needs to re-define the traditional concept of "authenticity" in order to ensure the reliability of the digital sources, whatever they are and regardless of their final use. In particular, this Workshop is the first scientific even to consider Digital Philology in its relation to sound collections. Archivists, historians, computer scientists and other stakeholders from the cultural sector are invited to participate and contribute with their experience.

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Organised by Fondazione G.E. Ghirardi Onlus www.fondazioneghirardi.org
Workshop website csc.dei.unipd.it/ippsa
  • via Luigi Camerini
    Piazzola sul Brenta (PD)


With branches all over the Veneto Region in Italy, Padova University is a great centre of multidisciplinary studies with a long and prestigious tradition in Europe. Here scientists of the calibre of Galileo and poets such as Ugo Foscolo were able to study in total freedom. This tradition of freedom continues today: in 2013, the National Agency for University Evaluation recognised Padova University’s scientific projects as the best in Italy for relevance, originality and international importance.
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Since its foundation in 1222, Padova University has been a hothouse of research, experimentation and progress, boasting famous ex-alumni such as Francesco Guicciardini and Pico della Mirandola, and teachers such as  Galileo, Falloppio, Vesalio, Morgagni and Harvey.  
Padova University has always attracted celebrated European scholars, a mark of its international outlook and the importance of its contribution to Science and Culture. Indeed, some of the twentieth century’s greatest achievements were initiated by Padova scholars: from Enrico Bernardi, who developed the petrol-fuelled piston engine, to “Bepi” Colombo, “the celestial mechanic” who worked on the launch of the Giotto Mission spacecraft; from Melchiorre Cesarotti, who translated Homer and Ossian, to Vittore Branca, who discovered the Decameron manuscript, and to the linguistic and philological school of Folena, Tagliavini e Pellegrini; from academics, such as the Latin scholar Concetto Marchesi or Egidio Meneghetti, who helped develop chemiotherapy pharmaceuticals, to jurists, such as Alfredo Rocco and Enrico Opocher; from the philosopher Norberto Bobbio to the poet Diego Valeri; from the mathematician Tullio Levi Civita, whose work provides the mathematical structure at the base of Einstein’sTheory of General Relativity, to the surgeon Vincenzo Gallucci, who carried out the first heart transplant operation in Italy in 1985.  
1545 saw the foundation in Padova of the world’s first University Botanical Gardens, which today are a UNESCO World Heritage Site; one of the earliest anatomical theatres was inaugurated in 1594, promoted by Girolamo Fabrici d'Acquapendente; and in 1678 Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia became the first ever woman to graduate from a university.
Academic tables have put Padova University in the country’s top positions for the quality of teaching, research and services. In 2013 the National Agency for University Evaluation judged Padova to be the best large Italian university for the relevance, originality, innovation and international impact of its research.  
The numbers of the University speak too of its importance:  65,000 students, over 2,100 teachers, nearly 2,200 administrative staff, 12,000 graduates per year, over 5,000 study grants, 32 departments, over 2 million books in 38 libraries, 81 laurea triennale courses, 83 laurea magistrale courses, 8 laurea a ciclo unico courses, 70 Masters courses, 57 Schools of Specialisation, 35 Ph.D. Schools.
Padova University has close ties with 166 universities in 65 countries, and this internationalism is underlined by the growing number of courses held in English: 8  laurea magistrale courses and 7 Masters courses are taught entirely in English.  
There is also the School of Excellence, la Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori, which every year selects the top 24 students, who can choose between classes in Moral Sciences or Natural Sciences.
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