FBK-ISIG wins a HERA grant

11/06/2019 Fondazione Bruno Kessler's Italian-German Historical Institute (FBK-ISIG), together with a European consortium of which it is a partner, was the winner of a HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) grant worth a total of 1.2 million Euros. Thanks to this European fund dedicated to the humanities, the PURE (PUblic REnaissance) project, conceived and coordinated for the part concerning Italy by FBK-ISIG researcher Massimo Rospocher, will be completed in the next three years.

The research program will be conducted in collaboration with the University of Exeter (UK), the University of Erlangen (Germany), the University of Valencia (Spain) and the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and aims to analyze and rediscover the role of public spaces from the modern age to the present day.

The project is expected to yield, in addition to international academic publications, a series of smartphone apps dedicated to some European cities, including Trento, offering theme-based routes through which users can find signs from the past that are still visible today.