Simone Abbiati is a second-year PhD student in Transcultural studies in the humanities at University of Bergamo, with a “department of Excellence” researcher grant for Digital Humanities. He graduated in Contemporary Italian Literature at the University of Milan, worked on the narratological category of spatiality in “The Experience of Pain” by C.E. Gadda (BA) and in I. Calvino’s “Cosmicomics” (MA). His work relates to the hermeneutic rethinking of DH methodologies regarding fictional space, and he is particularly interested in combining text mining and digital cartography to reflect on politically debated spaces in literature.
Simone is an associate researcher at the University of Cambridge’s Center for Digital Humanities and is currently a Visiting student at Cambridge University (UK). From September 2022, he will be a Visiting Student Researcher at Stanford University (US).
He is currently working on the British-Irish border and the Basque Country. He aims to strengthen the social impact of literary analysis by identifying how literature mirrors different border conceptions and experiences, such as complex territorialization processes and terrorism.