Giovanni Colavizza

Giovanni Colavizza

Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities

University of Amsterdam

I am currently an assistant professor of digital humanities at the University of Amsterdam (NL) and a co-founder at Odoma (CH).

I am interested in using data to study cultural and social phenomena, including the human past, the arts market, open science, and Wikipedia. I also work on developing responsible AI workflows in the cultural and creative sectors.

Recent news

Last update: January 2023.



Congfeng Cao

Doctoral student


Dr. Giovanni Colavizza

Assistant professor


Konstantin Todorov

Research software engineer


Liangping Ding

Doctoral student


Dr. Natallia Kokash

Research software engineer


Puyu Yang

Doctoral student



Assessing the impact of noise from HTR/OCR

Assessing the impact of noisy contents extracted from historical documents, on text processing and analyses.

Data-driven historical research

Interdisciplinary collaborations with historians using data and computational methods, and a recurring focus on early modern Venice.

Digital NFT art

An open-ended investigation into the culture and economics of NFT Art: Digital art exchanged on blockchains.

Information extraction for GLAM collections

Using machine learning to automate the extraction of information from historical documents, ranging from archival records to printed newspapers and books.

Mapping arts & humanities research

An open ended effort to improve the indexation of research publications in the Arts & Humanities, and understand how knowledge develops in these disciplines.

Wikipedia and the public understanding of science

Wikipedia is the largest encyclopedia to date. What sources is it based on? How is it used by the public? How can it be improved?


Academic year 2022 2023

My teaching during the academic year 2022 2023.

Student project ideas (arts, humanities and social sciences)

A list of project ideas for students in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Student project ideas (science)

A list of project ideas for students in science, including computer science, data science, machine learning, etc.


I am a co-founder at Odoma, an agency supporting the full lifecycle of Data + AI + UX projects in the cultural and creative sectors.

We are specialized in data collection, quality assessment and documentation, in the design and development of customized AI solutions and digital interfaces.

We also provide expert consulting and training on topics related to data quality and documentation, AI workflows in cultural organisations and creative industries, digitisation of cultural heritage collections. If interested, please get in touch at