Remembering Paris

I popped over to Paris a few weeks ago to Keynote at “L’image-document face au numérique : mise en crise ou mise en lumière ?” at the Institut national d’histoire de l’art, 5 mars 201. It was great to meet Parisian Digital Humanities folks – and I did my best to follow the papers given by French Art Historians regarding how their work is being changed by computational method.

The organiser of the conference, Elli Doulkaridou, has storified the tweets from the day – capturing the flavour of the discussion.

What was apparent to me was that there was still some reticence in using Digital methods – are they proper methods, and proper research? I tend to forget how far we’ve come in the UK, and how supportive the institution I work in is towards Digital Humanities. Very interesting discussions, and to be reminded that scholars are still fighting to be taken seriously in DH – and I hope to visit again soon…

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