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

, updated on
18 June 2024

Course in digital humanities offered at ENS-PSL. 

Course director: Léa Saint-Raymond.

Valid for the DENS program of for the minor "humanités numériques" of the PSL Programme Gradué "Humanités" : 6 ECTS.

How do you build a research corpus and make the most of it in a digital environment? Based on existing ENS-PSL projects - Archives normaliennes, DatArt, ... - or personal projects (Master's, PhD), this course will introduce students to all the stages of a collaborative research project in digital humanities, from building a corpus to exploring, editing and final publication.

Practical information

Sessions take place at 45 rue d'Ulm, in the conference room of the Centre Sciences des Données (staircase B, 3rd floor).

Registration: please write to

Validation: active participation in the research project. The first working session will take place on September 30, 2024, from 4pm to 6pm. Other group sessions will be scheduled according to availability, and individual follow-up meetings will be organized on a one-to-one basis. 

2022-2024 Edition: Archives normaliennes

The group of students who validated the course last year worked on the Archives of the ENS-PSL.

2021-2022 Edition: George Viau's collection

The group of students who validated the course 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.

projet Viau

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