Valorisation scientifique, édition papier, édition numérique, Histoire des sciences, Philosophie
Department of Philosophy
, updated on
17 December 2021
Centre d'archives en philosophie, histoire et édition des sciences (Caphés)
RC, bureau 81
29, rue d'Ulm 75230 Paris cedex 05
01 44 322959

CNRS research engineer in humanities and social sciences at the CAPHÉS, UMS 3610, CNRS - ENS PSL

Field of research

Recruited in 1999 at the CNRS, my professional activity has changed considerably over the last ten years. Paper editing of an author's archives (D'Alembert's complete works, then Canguilhem's) has gradually given way to work based on more numerous and diversified sources, involving more collaborators, more software learning (for example, LaTeX or Eman for digital editing, Transkribus for automatic language processing, WordPress to create a website, or INK, Palladio or Gephi for visualization) to explore the data in new ways. This variety of corpora to process, enrich and edit allows me to work differently and to interact with colleagues from other disciplines, which is very stimulating, but also requires a strong adaptation of practices, numerous trainings and a permanent professional watch.

See my portrait on the Digit_Hum website. 

Digital projects 

  • Initiative Digit_Hum "Digital Humanities between knowledge and know-how" (2015-) : This collective initiative is carried at ENS PSL by CAPHÉS (Marie-Laure Massot) and AOrOc(Agnès Tricoche), in collaboration with Julien Cavero (MOM). 
  • RousseauSource (2015-) : In the workshop of La Nouvelle Héloïse: editing, transcribing, interpreting the manuscripts of J.-J. Rousseau. First genetic edition of this major novel of the eighteenth century. Scientific coordination: Nathalie Ferrand (ITEM )
  • Foucault Fiches de lecture (2017-) : Exploration and online publication of Michel Foucault's reading notes. Scientific coordination: Laurent Dartigues (Triangle), (Triangle), Mathias Girel (CAPHÉSand Laurence Lebras (BNF)


Ateliers Digit_Hum (2013-). The workshops explore technical solutions and new tools developed in digital humanities. These annual study days, where projects of analysis and digital enhancement of corpora are presented, aim to initiate a reflection on the development of digital humanities by offering a space for discussions and reflections on the nature of the tools implemented. The videos of the workshop are posted online every year. Since 2019, some of the talks are published in a special issue of the Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities (JDMDH).


  • Julie Solviche, Marie-Laure Massot. Carnets de recherche : introduction à la plateforme de blogs scientifiques Hypothèses et retours d'expérience. Licence. Paris, France. 2020. hal-02500863
  • Marie-Laure Massot. Transcription, Parcours Humanités numériques de l'École normale supérieure, programme gradué Translitterae ENS/PSL, 2018-2019. Licence. France. 2018. hal-02398087