About

I am a PhD in Italian at Indiana University, Bloomington, graduating in May 2017. In December 2016 I defended my dissertation on “The Digital Reconstruction of Petrarch’s Fragmenta” while collaborating with the Petrarchive project. My main areas of interest are the digital humanities and digital libraries, medieval Italian literature and culture, manuscript and textual studies, archives and material philology.

I discovered Digital Humanities during my M.A. years at Indiana University when I started collaborating with Prof. Wayne Storey and Prof. John Walsh on the first digital edition of Francesco Petrarca’s Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta. During the past four years I have had intensive training and growing expertise in digital editing and managing, encoding (XML-TEI, CSS, ODD, XSLT), deep maps and geographical information system, topic modeling and website creation.

I am now Associate Editor of the Petrarchive and I am preparing a print volume on the early manuscript tradition of Petrarch’s songbook.

Email me at: isamagni@indiana.edu