An internationally renowned historian, designer and humanist, he leads research on integrating the humanities and the digital world
A leading figure in digital humanities and a thought leader in the fields of mobility and digital culture, Jeffrey Schnapp teaches Comparative Literature and is director of the metaLAB (at) Harvard University, a center he founded in 2011 as part of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Originally trained as a medievalist, Schnapp’s recent publications cover the modern and contemporary eras with a focus on media, architecture, design, mobility, and book history.
After three years as co-founder and CEO of Piaggio Fast Forward, a subsidiary of the Piaggio Group that focuses on new forms and designs for urban mobility, Schnapp became Chief Visionary Officer in June 2018.
He is the editor of the book Moto Guzzi 100 Years (Rizzoli), which was published in 2021 in both English and Italian.
Jeffrey Schnapp has spoken on some of the world’s most prestigious stages: TED, DLD, United Nations, World Frontiers Forum, Royal Academy of Sweden, Global Leaders Forum, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Volkswagenstiftung, SXSW, Festival filosofia, Lezioni di storia (Laterza), Fondazione Corriere della Sera, MEET and the US National Archives.
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