Bring your history, Italy!

2016-06-25 @ 10:30 – 19:00
82038 Vitulano BN

Landscapes, territories and family histories of the community of Vitulano on the local online archive topotheque

Together, the University of Naples Federico II (UNINA, IT) and the non profit association of Vitulano “Fagus. Territori in crescita” start a topotheque to enhance the landscape heritage of the community of the Vitulanese Valley as documented in countless photographs.

The idea of inititating this topotheque was born by the previous collaboration with the Citiy of Vitulano of integrating the Charters of S. Maria della Grotta Abbey into the the Monasterium portal. Furthermore, A. Ambrosio (UNINA, Dipartimento di Studi umanistici) was awarded the honorary citizenship for her valuable research activities and this close cooperation developed the desire to further explore and experience public history in practice.

“Fagus” also joined the co:op project as associated partner, showing its support for the project’s endeavours of raising awareness towards the many important bits and pieces of joint history kept in private collections.

Click here to browse existing topotheques.


Within the “Open Day”, Maria Rosaria Falcone (UNINA, Dipartimento di Studi umanistici) will lead a “Bring your history” day with a hands on laboratory demonstrating the upload procedure of digital documents to the online topotheque platform. In the afternoon the seminar “Il portale Topotheque. Un approccio digitale allo studio del paesaggio.” will elaborate on the potential that lies within the topotheque portal.

Welcome words by:
  • Achille Capobianco, President of Fagus Territori in crescita
  • Raffale Scarinzi, Major of Vitulano
  • Anna Fuggi, Member of Fagus Territori in crescita
  • Thomas Aigner (via Skype from Vienna), President of ICARUS – International Centre for Archival Research and Director of Diocesan Archive of St. Pölten, Austria.
Seminar contributions:
  • Monasterium, Topotheque. I progetti di ricerca per la valle Vitulanese (Antonella Ambrosio, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Dipartimento di Studi umanistici)
  • Le potenzialità di Topotheque per lo studio del paesaggio (Antonello Migliozzi, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Centro MUSA – Musei delle Scienze Agrarie)
  • La diffusione di Topotheque in Italia. Le prime esperienze nell’ambito del progetto co:op (Maria Rosaria Falcone, Università degli Studi di Napoli, Dipartimento di Studi umanistici)