Ambassador for Italy

Salvatore Spina

Salvatore Spina is a Research Fellow at the University of Catania. He received his Ph.D. in History of Mediterranean Europe (Cultures, Society and Institutions, centuries 15th-20th), at the University of Messina. His main research topics are Digital Humanities and Digital History, based on interdisciplinary methodologies that can create a bridge between History, Genetics, Medicine and Science.

Our future lies in the archives and their heritage, through which we write history. But, if the historical archives represent the ‘databases’ of the past, the ‘future of the past’ lies in the greatest database that history has ever created: The genetic heritage, which is, on the one hand, the ‘a priori’ structure of the performance of man’s action, and, on the other hand, a natural archive that lies inside every one of us.
Written documents, atoms, and genes, nowadays, can enrich our historical research and give us the opportunity to understand the events and the men of the past.
And so, this is the reason why I love the world!


Adam Sofronijević, Dr. (Serbia)

Deputy Director at University of Belgrade Library and Docent at the Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance Belgrade

Ágnes Telek (Hungary)

Deputy Director of the Department of Maps, Plans and Photographs, Budapest City Archives (BCA)

Josep Lladós, Dr. (Spain)

Director of the Computer Vision Center and Computer Science professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Tino Mager (Netherlands)

Post-doc at the Chair of History of Architecture and Urban Planning at Delft University of Technology

Žarko Vujošević, Dr. (Serbia)

Docent at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade, Chair in History in the Early Middle Ages and Auxiliary Historical Sciences