Grammofoni Reloaded

Type of project: Regional  |  Start date: 01/03/2022  |  End date: 29/02/2024

Gra. fo Reloaded proceeds with the vivification of the Tuscan oral archives by placing them within a federation of different actors that are involved in different ways in the chain of the Cultural Heritage conveyed by the voice: University of Siena, Soprintendenza Archivistica e Bibliografica della Toscana, Fondazione Sistema Toscana, Ecomuseo della Montagna Pistoiese, Cnr-Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale “Antonio Zampolli” e CLARIN-IT, the Italian node of the European CLARIN infrastructure, which guarantees long-term preservation and a connection with other European centres and international research communities.

Archives recovered from a previous PAR-FAS project will be made accessible again, thanks to their integration into a newly developed ecosystem of Tuscan oral archives. Reloaded aims at linking the institutional efforts of preservation and dissemination to the community of researchers: archives of scholars and enthusiasts will be surveyed and quantified, in order to measure the extent of the underground archives in need of rescue and preservation actions; at the same time, the new archival resources and the infrastructure of Archivio Vi.Vo will be promoted. Reloaded will have a direct impact on the promotion of the territory and the development of tourism in small localities: oral archives will be (re)used to involve local communities in the creation of participatory and unusual tourism routes. Thanks to the use of open-access platforms based on augmented reality principles, the voices of the past will come alive in the experiences of visitors, who will be able to observe points of interest through the eyes of the communities that preserve their historical and “human” memories.

Acronym: Reloaded

Funding programme:
Fondo per lo Sviluppo e la Coesione – Bando per progetti di alta formazione attraverso l’attivazione di assegni di ricerca (Bando Assegni anno 2021)

Funding body:
Tuscany Region


CNR-ILC role:

Project coordinator:
University of Siena, Dept. of Education, Human Sciences and Intercultural Communication - Arezzo

CNR-ILC Research Unit Chair:
Monica Monachini