Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Cocola, James

Project Center

Venice, Italy


This project is comprised of three unique and independent components. The common thread which ties them all together is their inter-relationships with the city of Venice and understanding its historical roots. The first component promoted a collaborative transcription assistant tool, uScript, to facilitate research in the Venice State Archive. The second component enhanced archaeological research through the use of mobile applications to improve excavation data collection and promote previously excavated sites. The third component utilized historical data of the ancient Venets and created a plan to determine their origins using genetic genealogy. Each of these components provides validation of the others and fills in gaps to form a complete picture of the ancient city of Venice.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts