Giovanni Pietro Vitali is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at University College Cork, the University of Reading and New York University. His project deals with a linguistic and thematic analysis of the last letters of people sentenced to death to death during the First and the Second World Wars. Previously, he worked several years in France as a lecturer of Italian Studies at the University of Lorraine and the University of Poitiers. Recently he became associated researcher at Oxford University where he is the Digital Humanities advisor of the project Prismatic Translation.

He holds a Ph.D. in Linguistic Sciences at the University for Foreigners Perugia, and in Italian Literature at the University of Lorraine, with a thesis devoted to the analysis of proper names, notably noms de guerre, in the works of partisan author Beppe Fenoglio.

His main research interests revolve around Digital Humanities, Linguistics, Dialectology, Onomastics, Contemporary Literatures and Musicology.

One of the main aims of his research activity is to describe the contemporary perception of cultural and social events of the historical heritage.

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