Angelica Federici

  • Researcher
Centre for Religious Studies

Angelica Federici is part of the research program “The Spaces of Religions and Spiritualities: Places, Devices, and Practices of Encounter and Recognition in Plural Societies” with a focus on virtual spaces and the metaverse. She is also a member of the research group in the project TESEO, funded by CARITRO.

From 2019 to 2022, she held a research position in the History of Religions at the University of Rome Tre, working on the project “Digital Humanities: Monastic Life in 13th and 14th Century Rome – The Complex of S. Agnese fuori le mura in Virtual Reality.” Her research involved the 3D scanning and reconstruction of the Roman monastic complex for the virtual restoration of liturgical furnishings, paintings, and spaces for the nuns.

She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge with a thesis on the reconstruction of Roman female monastic environments in CAD, spanning the 12th and 13th centuries, which was published by Viella in 2022.

  • Digital Humanities
  • Virtual Reality
  • History of Architechture
  • History of Religions

Related Projects


Convents, Clausura and Cloisters: Women Religious in Late Medieval Rome and Latium
Viella English Series, 2022.

Edited volumes

A. Federici e J. Williams, eds. “Revelations and Reconstructions: Introduction to the Conference Proceedings Digital Humanities for Academic and Curatorial Practice”, n. 1 vol. 3 Studies in Digital Heritage (2019), pp.117-121.

“Digital Humanities in the Study of Multifaith Prayer Rooms in Airports: Theoretical aspects and a case study”, 14 Historia Religionum, (2022), pp. 143-155.

A. Federici, I. Cozma, M.C. Giorda, S. Omenetto, “From Secular Spaces to Religious Places: The Case of the Romanian Orthodox house of worship of Lunghezza (Rome, Italy)”, 14/100 Religions (2023).

“[Re]constructing medieval cultural heritage: the case for 3D [re]constructions in academic research and GLAMS”, 3, 2 Magazen, (2022), pp. 219-234.

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