Event 16 January 2023

Religious Studies in the Digital Age. Aligning Research Methodologies and National Strategies

27 February 2023 - 04 March 2023

Marco Büchler and Alexandra Nusser (INFAI) together with Francesca Cadeddu (Fscire) are coordinating an event on Religious Studies in the digital age, which will be hosted by Villa Vigoni and take place February 27 to March 4, 2023.


The rise of the digital age poses three challenges to scholars in Religious Studies: 1) How to deal with data that are and will be available digitally or physically at the same time; 2) How to make efficient use of digitally available material; 3) How to do research exploiting the new digital options.

The seminar is an opportunity to think about models to make data repositories and their collections available to a larger community and contribute to and profit from Big Humanities Data as a new paradigm, while also discussing opportunities and risks of Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining for the field.


Federico Alpi, Università di Firenze
Kevin Anding, Connectingscience
Alessandro Aprile, University Library of Tübingen
Costanza Bianchi, Fondazione per le scienze religiose
Marco Büchler, InfAI e.V.
Dino Buzzetti, Fondazione per le scienze religiose
Francesca Cadeddu, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Silvia Cascianelli, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Fabio Ciotti, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”
Øyvind Eide, University of Köln
Amina El Ganadi, Università di Palermo
Franz Fischer, Università Ca’Foscari di Venezia
Jaap Geraerts, Leibniz Institute of European History
Massimo Leone, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Alberto Melloni, Fondazione per le scienze religiose
Alexandra Nusser, InfAI e.V.
Marco Carlo Passarotti, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano
Ute Pietruschka, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Peter Stokes, École Pratique des Hautes Études – Université PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres)
Riccardo Vigliermo, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia


Download here the final version of the program.


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About Villa Vigoni

Villa Vigoni is an association jointly supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).  Among its tasks is the promotion of German-Italian cooperation, especially in a European dimension.

With a programme of more than 80 initiatives per year, implemented alongside leading partners in the fields of research, culture and politics, Villa Vigoni is a platform that offers optimal conditions for the development and sharing of ideas, visions and projects.