Channels of Digital Scholarship Seminar


Research in the digital humanities has experienced explosive growth and development in the last ten years. Two important factors have contributed to this progress: firstly, the very strong mobilisation of scientific and scholarly communities to engage with this emerging field in all humanities sectors; secondly, the extraordinary progress of digital tools and capacities. This has resulted in a profusion of initiatives at all levels: major digitisation projects led by libraries and academic institutions, digitisation of corpora of all kinds and for all periods, and multiple research projects with targeted objectives.

The aim of the Channels of Digital Scholarship seminar series is to reflect upon the use of digital humanities, digital tools for analysis, dialogue between disciplines, and institutional structures that support the wide range of projects that are being developed. This series of seminars is organised by the Maison Française d'Oxford and Digital Scholarship @ Oxford, with the help of other digital humanities initiatives in Franco-British and international perspectives.

Convenors: Goran Gaber (EHESS (LIER-FYT), MFO), Andrew Cusworth (Digital Scholarship, Oxford), Tristan Alonge (Université de la Réunion, MFO), Olivier Delouis (CNRS, MFO), Grégoire Lacaze (Aix Marseille Université, MFO), Pascal Marty (MFO)




24 May 2022 : Institutions & Networks: The cultural infrastructures of digital scholarship
Convenors: Andrew Cusworth, Goran Gaber

25 May 2022 : Greek and Latin corpora.
Convenors: Olivier Delouis, Christophe Gaillac

31 May 2022 : From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment
Convenors: Goran Gaber, Tristan Alonge

1st June 2022: Building and Mining Corpora for Social Media Discourse Analysis
Convenor: Grégoire Lacaze

27 October 2022: Pathways to professionalisation: Graduate training in digital scholarship and its methods (a UK-France conversation)
Convenors: Andrew Cusworth, Olivier Delouis

17 November 2022: Early Modern French Theatre on the virtual stage
Convenor: Tristan Alonge



2 February 2023: Deep fake and Encoding
Convenor: Grégoire Lacaze

23 February 2023: Digital Humanities and the Climate Crisis
Convenor: Anne Baillot

31 May 2023: Archive Fever/Mal d’archive
Convenors: Andrew Cusworth, Goran Gaber

1st June 2023: Archive overheating? Digital Scholarship and its impact on the theories and practices of History
Convenors: Andrew Cusworth, Goran Gaber

27 October 2023: How social media change the journalistic sphere: cross-cultural perspectives on the circulation of digital posts on news media websites
Convenors: Sophie Marnette, Pascal Marty, Laurence Rosier, Françoise Sullet-Nylander, Grégoire Lacaze 

23 November 2023: Gaming & History
Convenors: Tristan Alonge & Jack Orchard



18 January 2024: Generative AI: ChatGPT and its impact on research in higher education
Convenor: Grégoire Lacaze (Aix-Marseille Université, MFO)

29 February 2024: Ethics of AI (in Digital Scholarship)
Convenor: Éric Pardoux (ENS Lyon)

9 May 2024: Press the shutter, type the prompt. Photography in times of artificial intelligence
Convenors: Goran Gaber (European University Institute/MFO), Andrew Cusworth (Digital Scholarship at Oxford), Anne-Sophie Gabillas (MFO)

6 June 2024: Digital Editions of Early Modern Texts
Convenors: Goran Gaber (European University Institute/MFO) and Mouhamadoul Khaly Wélé (ERC Project NOTCOM)