Before moving to Harvard in 2011, Jeffrey T. Schnapp occupied the Pierotti Chair of Italian Studies at Stanford, where he founded and ran the Stanford Humanities Lab between 1999 and 2010. A cultural historian with research interests extending from antiquity to the present, his most recent books are The Electric Information Age Book (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012), Digital_Humanities (MIT Press, 2012), co-written with Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, and Todd Presner, and Modernitalia (Peter Lang, 2012), a collection of essays on 20th century Italian cultural history, edited by Francesca Santovetti. His curatorial work has included collaborations with the Triennale di Milano, the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Canadian Center for Architecture. His Trento Tunnels project — a 6000 sq. meter pair of highway tunnels in Northern Italy repurposed as a history museum– was featured in the Italian pavilion of the 2010 Venice Biennale and at the MAXXI in Rome (fall-winter 2011).
He is Professor of Romance Languages & Literature, on the teaching faculty of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and is the faculty director of metaLAB (at) Harvard as well as faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.