The Digital WHOmanities Project: Best Practices for Digital Pedagogy in the Pandemic Era


  • Anna Sofia Lippolis University of Bologna
  • Davide Maria Apolloni Università di Bologna
  • Milena Corbellini Università di Bologna
  • Lucia Giagnolini Università di Bologna
  • Francesca Mangialardo Università di Bologna
  • Carlo Teo Pedretti Università di Bologna
  • Eleonora Peruch Università di Bologna
  • Giulia Renda Università di Bologna
  • Mattia Spadoni Università di Bologna



digital pedagogy, digital humanities, distance learning, university of bologna, education


This paper aims to enter the ongoing debate about the criticalities of digital pedagogy through the presentation of Digital WHOmanities, a series of online conferences and workshops held at the University of Bologna. Distance learning has become one of the most discussed topics in educational institutions during the spread of Covid-19, revealing a discrepancy between the rapid development of technology and the ability of learning environments to adapt to this turn. In view of this ongoing debate, Digital WHOmanities tried to define the complex and multifaceted figure of the digital humanist and to provide a methodological framework that could foster further online academic initiatives. Specifically, the accurate organization of timing and contents and the adoption of synchronous and asynchronous approaches have highlighted the effectiveness of a flexible digital didactic.




How to Cite

Lippolis, A. S., Apolloni, D. M., Corbellini, M., Giagnolini, L., Mangialardo, F., Pedretti, C. T., Peruch, E., Renda, G., & Spadoni, M. (2021). The Digital WHOmanities Project: Best Practices for Digital Pedagogy in the Pandemic Era. Umanistica Digitale, (10), 451–460.



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