From the humanities research corpus to the digital project: an initiation by example

, updated on
8 July 2022

Course in digital humanities offered at ENS-PSL. 

Course director: Léa Saint-Raymond.

Valid for the DENS program: 6 ECTS.

How to build a research corpus and to valorize it in a digital environment? Using a concrete example - the archives of the Ecole Normale Supérieure - this course will introduce students to all the stages of a collaborative research project in digital humanities, from the constitution of the corpus to its exploration, its editorialization and its final publication.

Practical information

Work sessions: Mondays, from 5 to 7 pm.

  • 13 February 2023
  • March 20th
  • April 17th
  • May 15th
  • June 19th

The working sessions take place at 45 rue d'Ulm, in the conference room of the Data Science Center (staircase B, 3rd floor).

Registration: please write to

Validation: active participation in the research project.

Office: Observatoire des Humanités numériques de l'ENS-PSL : office BC211, by appointment (

projet Viau

2021-2022 Edition: George Viau's collection

The group of students who validated the course last year worked on the collection of some 1,200 impressionist and post-impressionist works of the dental surgeon George Viau (1855-1939), from the constitution of the corpus to its exploration, editorialization and final publication on the Digital Viau website.

More on the project

Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940), Le Docteur George Viau dans son cabinet dentaire, 1914, huile sur toile, 107,7x137,5 cm, Paris, musée d’Orsay, RF1977 396.