- Atelier Digit_Hum

Special Issue on
Digital Humanities: between knowledge and know-how


Edited by Julien CAVERO (LGP  CNRS UMR 8591) and Marie-Laure MASSOT (CAPHÉS – CNRS UMS 3610, ENS Paris)

This special issue originates in the Atelier Digit_Hum held in École normale supérieure Paris since 2015. According to a theme chosen annually, these workshops explore technical solutions and new tools developed in digital humanities. They aim to reflect new practices in the field of the humanities and provide a forum for discussion and reflection where researchers, teachers, engineers, technicians and students can share their experiences and present their works.

The sessions within this special issue correspond to the proceedings of each of the annual themes of the workshop. Thanks to the editorial system of the JDMDH, these are gradually supplemented according to the results and progress of the research projects that have been the subject of a communication. In this way, this special issue, which presents projects for the analysis and digital valorisation of corpora, aims to initiate reflection on the development of digital humanities and on the very nature of the tools implemented.

Part 1: Atelier Digit_Hum 2015 | Landscape and structuring of digital humanities

The objective of this inaugural workshop was to bring together the main actors in digital humanities from the ENS and the Paris Sciences & Letters university. The aim was to make a current assessment of the projects underway within the ENS as well as the possible structuring of digital humanities in the context of reconfiguration of the ENS and PSL.

Digit_Hum 2015 conferences: https://transfers.huma-num.fr/digithum/atelier/2015/

Part 2: Atelier Digit_Hum 2016 | Digital libraries and virtual exhibitions

Based on the constatation of the proliferation of digital libraries and virtual exhibitions, this workshop focused on the articulation between heritage projects of generalist libraries and the development of documentary collections by research teams. And therefore to the specificities of the different tools implemented according to the target audience.

Digit_Hum 2016 conferences: https://transfers.huma-num.fr/digithum/atelier/2016/

Part 3: Atelier Digit_Hum 2017 | Data deluge: which skills for wich data?

Data deluge refers to the situation where the volume of new data available overwhelms the ability of institutions and researchers to manage and use it. The question of the skills required to process these data therefore remains to be addressed in all its complexity. And this is not a question specific to the humanities, even if the place of digital humanities within "digital studies" must be questioned.

Digit_Hum 2017 conferences: https://transfers.huma-num.fr/digithum/atelier/2017/

Part 4: Atelier Digit_Hum 2018 | Uses and formats of digital mapping

As the availability of geographic information and visualization tools multiply, maps and datas they contain have several uses and involve the manipulation of many data formats. Is the dissemination of mapping on the web and paper publication part of the same practice? What can the semantic web bring to geographic information? These questions concern both geographers and all those involved in the handling of spatial data.

Digit_Hum 2018 conferences: https://transfers.huma-num.fr/digithum/atelier/2018/