4.1. Organisation of International Conferences (2012-today): 9 (1 forthcoming, 6 since joining NTU, 2 before joining NTU)

  1. Underwater and Naval Archaeology (Bologna, University of Bologna, San Giovanni in Monte, March 9, 2012), organised for the Department of Archaeology of the University of Bologna (22 speakers, from Italy and Greece, including representatives of the Italian and Greek Ministries of Culture). – Conference co-chair with Massimiliano David (University of Bologna).
  2. Boccaccio’s Greece (Athens, Italian Cultural Institute, June 3, 2013), organised for the Italian Cultural Institute-Embassy of Italy in Athens, in collaboration with the Department of Italian Language and Philology of the Kapodistrian University of Athens and the cultural patronage of the “Ente Nazionale Giovanni Boccaccio (Certaldo)”, on the occasion of the 7th centenary of Giovanni Boccaccio’s birth (1313-1375). – Conference organiser on behalf of the Italian Cultural Institute in Athens (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

Since joining NTU as Full Time Faculty at ADM in January 2014

  1. 1st Singapore Heritage Science Conference. Heritage Science as a Complex System (Singapore NTU-ADM Auditorium, Jan. 6-7, 2014), Singapore Nanyang Technological University Complexity Program and School of Art, Design and Media (20 speakers, from 7 countries, keynote given by Helga Nowotny, President of the European Research Council, chaired by Andrew Tan, Executive Director of the Singapore Maritime and Port Authority). – Conference organiser and co-chair with Siew Ann Cheong. – IMPACT: 1) “Heritage poses the challenge of innovation in a new way: How the new integrates with the old in the whole?” This was the key question raised by Helga Nowotny (co-founder and former director of the European Research Council) in her keynote The embarrassment of complexity: A phase of transition? given on 6 January 2014 – IMPACT 2) “The Future of Preservation”, a 2-day conference (10-11 September 2014) organised by the Preservation of Sites and Monuments division of the Singapore National Heritage Board, involving international speakers and an ASEAN panel. 3) This conference becomes an NTU yearly event.

Videos and presentations are available online

http://www.paralimes.ntu.edu.sg/NewsnEvents/Heritagescience/Pages/Videos-and-Presentation-Slides.aspx

  1. 2nd Singapore Heritage Science Conference. Heritage and the Creative Industry (Singapore NTU-NEC Auditorium, Jan. 15-16, 2015), organised for the Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media and the NTU Para Limes (16 speakers, from 7 countries, keynote given by Harold Thwaites, Director of the Centre for Creative Content and Digital Innovation at University of Malaya, chaired by Alan Chan, Dean of the NTU College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences). – Conference organiser and co-chair with Siew Ann Cheong (NTU Singapore, SPMS).

Videos and presentations are available online

http://www.paralimes.ntu.edu.sg/NewsnEvents/2nd%20Singapore%20Heritage%20Science/Pages/Videos-and-Presentation-Slides.aspx

  1. Nurturing Leonardos (Singapore, ArtScience Museum, May 8-9, 2015), organised for the Singapore Marina May Sands ArtScience Museum (19 speakers, from 8 countries, keynote given by Prof. Paolo Galluzzi, Director of the Institute and Museum of History of Science in Florence chaired by Don Alberto Rocca, Director of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana of Milan). – Co-chair with Honor Harger, ArtScience Museum Executive Director, of this ‘First ArtScience Museum International Conference’.
  2. Exploring Maritime Heritage Dynamics <Interdependencies among maritime cities> (Singapore, ADM, November 18-20, 2015), special edition of the Singapore Heritage Science Conference series, organised for the Nanyang Technological University Para Limes, Singapore Maritime and Port Authority Academy, and the NTU School of Art, Design and Media – (24 speakers, from 15 countries, keynote 1 Prof. David Abulafia, Cambridge University, chaired by Assoc. Prof. Andrea Nanetti, keynote 2 Prof. Roger Kain, Dean of the School of Advanced studies at the University of London and Vice President of the British Academy). Link to

http://www.paralimes.ntu.edu.sg/NewsnEvents/Maritime%20Heritage%20Dynamics/Pages/Home.aspx

– Conference organiser and co-chair with Siew Ann Cheong (NTU Singapore, SPMS).

Videos and presentations are available online

http://www.paralimes.ntu.edu.sg/NewsnEvents/Maritime%20Heritage%20Dynamics/Pages/Videos-and-Presentation-Slides.aspx

  1. 3rd Singapore Heritage Science Conference. The Complexity of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Singapore NTU-ADM Auditorium, Jan. 25-26, 2016), organised for the Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media and the NTU Para Limes in collaboration with the Singapore National Heritage Board (22 speakers, from 12 countries, keynote given by Wang Gungwu of the National University of Singapore, chaired by Brenda Yeoh of the National University of Singapore). – Conference organiser and co-chair with Siew Ann Cheong (NTU Singapore, SPMS).

Videos and presentations are available online

http://www.paralimes.ntu.edu.sg/NewsnEvents/3rd%20Singapore%20Heritage%20Science/Pages/Videos%20and%20Presentation%20Slides.aspx

  1. Dancing over Ideas of Research for a Responsible Innovation, 3-day event (conference, knowledge café, workshop) organised for Nanyang Technological University Singapore, School of Art, Design and Media (19-21 November 2018) in collaboration with the University of Applied Arts Vienna and King’s College London, with the support of the NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity, NTU-King’s College London Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities Research, NTU Centre for Asian Art and Design, and the Embassy of Austria to Singapore. Link https://blogs.ntu.edu.sg/dancing/ – Event organiser and convener with Peer Sathikh.

Forthcoming

  1. 4th Singapore Heritage Science Conference. Heritage and Resilience in Societal Change (Singapore NTU-ADM Auditorium, TBC), organised for the Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media and the NTU Para Limes in collaboration with the Singapore National Heritage Board (__ speakers, from __ countries, keynote given by _________, chaired by ______________________). – Conference organiser and co-chair with Siew Ann Cheong (NTU Singapore, SPMS).

 

 

4.2. Organisation of Panel-Sessions in International Conferences (2015-today): 5 since joining NTU

  1. World Maps as Knowledge Aggregators: from Renaissance Italy to Web Search Engines, chair and commentator of the 4-speaker panel (Angelo Cattaneo, Koh Keng We, Lin Chin-Yew, Cheong Siew Ann) proposed to and accepted by the organising committee of the 3rd triennial Congress of the Asian Association of World Historians (Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, College of HASS, May 29-31, 2015), hosted on Sunday May 31, 2015. – See publication #69.
  2. Complexity History. Complexity for History and History for Complexity, satellite session co-proposed with Cheong Siew Ann in collaboration with the NTU Complexity Institute and Microsoft Research, peer-reviewed and accepted (May 13, 2015) by the organising committee and held on October 1st, 2015 at the 2015 European Conference on Complex Systems-ECCS hosted by the Arizona State University, the Complex System Society, and the Santa Fe Institute (USA, Tempe, AZ, Arizona State University, September 28-October 2, 2015). Satellite Session: 8 speakers, from 4 countries, keynote given by Curtis Wong (Microsoft Research, Redmont, USA), chaired by Andrea Nanetti (NTU Singapore). – Organiser and co-chair with Siew Ann Cheong (NTU Singapore, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences) – Link to http://www.ccs2015.org/satellite-complexity-history-complexity-for-history-and-history-for-complexity/
  3. Venetian Historiography (and Byzantine Studies), thematic session organised upon invitation on August 25, 2016 for the 23rd International Congress of Byzantine Studies (Belgrade, August 22-27, 2016). – Session co-organiser and co-convener with Serban Marin (National Archives of Romania, Documentation, Publications and Scientific Activities Department). – This quinquennial conference is the most important international event for Byzantine Studies. In 2016, it gathered about 1,200 scholars from all over the world. (not yet sent to the publisher for peer-review).
  4. Complexity and History. Complexity for History and History for Complexity, satellite session co-proposed with Cheong Siew Ann in collaboration with the NTU Complexity Institute and Microsoft Research, peer-reviewed and accepted (April 26, 2016) by the organising committee, to be held on September 21, 2016 at the 2016 CCS-Conference for Complex Systems hosted by the University of Amsterdam, the Complex System Society, the NTU Complexity Institute, the Santa Fe Institute, the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, (The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage, 19-23 September 2016). Satellite Session: 7 speakers, from 5 countries, keynote given by Chin-Yew Lin (Principal Research Manager, Microsoft Research, Beijing), chaired by Andrea Nanetti. Links http://schedule.ccs2016.org/pages/CHCF.html#abstract30003 and http://ehmazure.cloudapp.net/case_studies/complexity-for-history-and-history-for-complexity-2016/ – Organiser and co-chair with Siew Ann Cheong (NTU Singapore, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences) – http://www.ccs2016.org
  5. Treasuring Human Experiences in Virtual Systems and Media Arts, special session co-proposed with Elke Reinhuber for Track 4 – Culture & Heritage in collaboration with Microsoft Research, peer-reviewed and accepted (May 21, 2016) by the organising committee and to be held on October 18, 2016 at the VSMM 2016 – 22nd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia hosted by the Sunway University (Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, October 17-21, 2016). Special Session: 11 speakers, from 7 countries, keynote given by Vibeke Sorensen (Chair, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University Singapore). Link to http://www.vsmm2016.org/program – Organiser and co-chair with Elke Reinhuber (NTU Singapore, ADM). Funded by “2016 Microsoft Research Asia Collaborative Research Program”.

4.3. Organisation of International Research Workshops (2014-today): 9

  1. Maritime Heritage, international closed-door workshop organised for the Nanyang Technological University Para Limes and School of Art, Design and Media (Singapore, NTU-NEC, Sept. 29-30, 2014: 14 speakers from 9 countries, keynote given by Dr. Stephen Davies Hong Kong University, chaired by Lin Chin-Yew Microsoft Research, Beijing). – Organiser and Convener with Siew Ann Cheong.
  2. Leonardo da Vinci’s Map of Imola, international closed-door workshop organised to design a research proposal for Microsoft Research and the NTU School of Art, Design and Media (Imola, University of Bologna Branch, June 30, 2015: speakers from the University of Florence, University of Pavia, and Museum Galileo for the History of Science). – Organiser and Convener with Arch. Mario Giberti.
  3. 1457 World Map. Semantic Mapping of Historical Cartography in a Machine Learning Perspective, international closed-door workshop organised to kick off a research project for Microsoft Research and the NTU School of Art, Design and Media in collaboration with the National Library of Florence (Florence, National Library, June 22, 2016: speakers from the New University of Lisbon (Angelo Cattaneo), University of Southern California (Yao-Yi Chiang), and National Library of Florence (Ing. Giovanni Bergamin). – Organiser and Convener with Ing. Giovanni Bergamin (National Library of Florence).
  4. Counter-Factual Modelling, international closed-door workshop organised for Microsoft Research and the NTU Complexity Institute (NTU-CI, October 4, 2016: speakers Gordon Woo, UCL, Siew Ann Cheong, NTU, Andrea Nanetti, NTU). – Organiser and Convener.
  5. Interactive Global Histories, International Workshop organised to kickoff the French hub (Paris-Sorbonne University, March 16, 2017). – Organiser with Prof. Béatrice Caseau-Chevallier (Labex RESMED-Laboratoire d’excellence “Religions et Sociétés dans le Monde Méditerranéen”).
  6. Interactive Global Histories, International Workshop organised to kickoff the Arab sources hub (Oman, Muscat, Sultan Qaboos University, April 3-4, 2017). – Organiser with Prof. Abdullah AL-Kindi and Asst. Prof. Nabhan AL-Harrasi (Sultan Qaboos University).
  7. Interactive Global Histories, International Workshop organised to kickoff the Russian sources hub (Russia, Moscow, Lomonosv Moscow State University, April 18-19, 2017). – Organiser with Prof. Sergej Karpov (Lomonosov Moscow State University).
  8. The Interactive Global Histories Project, International Workshop organised to kick off a hub for precolonial African primary historical sources (South Africa, Johannesburg, Johannesburg Institute of Advanced Studies, November 14-16, 2017). – Organiser with Prof. Peter Vale in collaboration with the NTU Global Dialogue Institute. The Johannesburg Institute of Advanced Studies is an initiative of the University of Johannesburg and Nanyang Technological University Singapore.
  9. Modern Heritage Buildings Conservation, international closed-door workshop organised for the Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media and College of Professional and Continuing Education (Singapore, NTU-ADM, Oct. 9, 2018: Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore Association of Architects, MAPEI Group, Embassy of Italy in Singapore). – Organiser and Convener to discuss SkillsFuture educational collaborative initiatives.

4.4. Organisation of Cultural Heritage Exhibitions (2006-today):12 (1 forthcoming, 6 since joining NTU, 5 before joining NTU)

  1. The fortified city of Modon (Ravenna, Department of Histories and Methods for Cultural Heritage Preservation of the University fo Bologna, April 28-May 27, 2006), co-organised on behalf of the Greek Ministry of Culture-Directorate General for Byzantine Antiquities and the Photography Laboratory of the Department of Cultural Heritage in the School of Humanities and Cultural Heritage of the University of Bologna (Ravenna Campus). – Co-Curator with Enrico Para. See publication #20.
  2. Archivi di San Vitale (Ravenna, Archivio di Stato, Nov. 14, 2008-May 15, 2009), co-organised on behal of the Italian Ministry of Culture-Directorate General for Archives. – Co-curator of the exhibition with Manuela Mantani. See publications #33, #34, and http://www.archivi.beniculturali.it/eventi/articoli/1386.html
  3. [First] Delphic Festivals (Ravenna, Palazzo dei Congressi, May 18-30, 2009), co-roganised with Matteo Zaccarini on behalf of the Benaki Museum (Athens, Greece), Fondazione Flaminia (Ravenna), and the Photography Laboratory of the Department of Cultural Heritage in the School of Humanities and Cultural Heritage of the University of Bologna (Ravenna Campus). – Co-curator of the exhibition with Matteo Zaccarini. It displays the result of an archival research carried out by Matteo Zaccarini (Leonardo da Vinci postgraduate scholarship supervised by Andrea Nanetti) aimed to find visual evidence of the Delphic Festivals organised in 1927 and 1930 by Eva Palmer Sykelianos. – See publication #36 and http://www.cyathens.org/assets/File/The%20Owl%20Spring%202010.pdf
  4. [Second] Delphic Festivals (Athens, DIKEMES-CYA, April 18-May 13, 2010), co-roganised with Matteo Zaccarini on behalf of the Benaki Museum (Athens, Greece), Fondazione Flaminia (Ravenna), and the Photography Laboratory of the Department of Cultural Heritage in the School of Humanities and Cultural Heritage of the University of Bologna (Ravenna Campus). – Co-curator of the exhibition with Matteo Zaccarini. It displays the result of an archival research carried out by Matteo Zaccarini (Leonardo da Vinci postgraduate scholarship supervised by Andrea Nanetti) aimed to find visual evidence of the Delphic Festivals organised in 1927 and 1930 by Eva Palmer Sykelianos. – See publication #36 and http://www.cyathens.org/assets/File/The%20Owl%20Spring%202010.pdf
  5. Architectural Heritage Photographs: Venetian Ravenna (1441-1509), co-organised with Enrico Para for the Italian Society of the Study of Photography and the Photography Laboratory of the Department of Cultural Heritage in the School of Humanities and Cultural Heritage of the University of Bologna (Ravenna Campus, May 30-June 1, 2013). – Co-curator of the exhibition with Enrico Para.

Since joining NTU as Full Time Faculty at ADM in January 2014

  1. [First] Digital Survey and Documentation of the Archaeological and Architectural Sites of the UNESCO World Heritage List, curated by Stefano Bertocci (University of Florence) and Sandro Parrinello (University of Pavia) as a parallel event of the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly and Symposium on Heritage and Landscape as Human Values (Florence, November 10-14, 2014), with endorsements by MiBACT (Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism), Municipality of Florence, UNESCO Office of Downtown Florence, 18th General Assembly of the International Council on Monuments and Sites. Held in Florence (Orsanmichele, 8-23 November 2014). – Member of the Scientific Committee.
  2. [Second] Digital Survey and Documentation of the Archaeological and Architectural Sites of the UNESCO World Heritage List, curated by Stefano Bertocci (University of Florence), Sandro Parrinello (University of Pavia), and in Shanghai co-curated by YongKang Cao (Shanghai Jiaotong University) and Andrea Nanetti (Nanyang Technological University Singapore) as an SJTU-International Center for Architectural Heritage Conservation collateral event for the 2015 Shanghai Cultural Heritage Day (PRC, Shanghai, SJTU Xu Hui Campus, Qian Xue Sen Library, 11-24 June 2015). – Member of the Scientific Committee and co-curator of the exhibition.
  3. [Third] Digital Survey and Documentation of the Archaeological and Architectural Sites of the UNESCO World Heritage List, curated by Stefano Bertocci (University of Florence), Sandro Parrinello (University of Pavia), and in Nantong co-curated by YongKang Cao (Shanghai Jiaotong University) and Andrea Nanetti (Nanyang Technological University Singapore) as an SJTU-International Center for Architectural Heritage Conservation collateral event for the 2015 Shanghai Cultural Heritage Day (PRC, Nantong, 1895 Creative Industry Park, 12-26 June 2015). – Member of the Scientific Committee and co-curator of the exhibition.
  4. [Fourth] Digital Survey and Documentation of the Archaeological and Architectural Sites of the UNESCO World Heritage List, curated by Stefano Bertocci (University of Florence), Sandro Parrinello (University of Pavia), and in Shanghai co-curated with YongKang Cao (Shanghai Jiaotong University) and Andrea Nanetti (Nanyang Technological University Singapore) as a parallel event of the 2015 Shanghai Cultural Heritage Day on Explore the Urban Culture, Keep Memories of the City (Shanghai, June 13, 2015). Held in Shanghai Huang Pu (Xin Tian An Church, 13 June 2015). – Member of the Scientific Committee, co-curator, and keynote for the opening ceremony.
  5. Digital Media and Animation Solutions for Cantonese Cultural Heritage, held from 21-27 November 2016 in Guangzhou (GDUT, School of Art and Design, Exhibition Hall) as the final deliverables of the homonymous international workshop co-organised by the School of Art and Design at Guangdong University of Technology (PRC, Guangzhou), the Department of Architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University (PRC, Shanghai), the Department of History of the Sun Yat-Sen University (PRC, Guangzhou), the Vellore Institute of Technology University (Vellore and Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India), and the School of Art, Design and Media of the Nanyang Technological University Singapore (PRC, Guangzhou, Guangdong University of Technology, April 18-22, May 23-27, and November 8-11, 2016). – Supervisor/Curator (cultural heritage) with Prof. Tang Xiao Ying (Animation), Mrs. Liu DanYun (Digital Media), Prof. Jiang YingHe (History), Prof. Mei Qing (Architecture).
  6. Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Third Paradise Installation on the rooftop of Nanyang Technological University Singapore School of Art, Design and Media (Singapore, NTU-ADM, Jan. 19 – Feb. 10, 2019) – Fund-raiser and organiser of the exhibition sponsored by the Partners&Mucciaccia Gallery with the patronage of the Embassy of Italy to Singapore. The exhibition has been designed by Michelangelo Pistoletto and curated and the Foundation Michelangelo Pistoletto.

Forthcoming

  1. Venice and Suzhou: Historical and Cultural Exchanges (Italy, Venice, 2019; PRC, Suzhou, 2020; Dubai World Expo, 2020). – Co-curator of the exhibition with Tiziana Lippiello.