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Digital Romanistics | Littératures, cultures et langues romanes numériques

The digitisation of Romance studies, may it be linguistics, literature, philology or cultural studies, is now obvious. This rise of computers in research is an opportunity to open new horizons, but has problematic aspects linked with the emergence of new communities, methodological approaches and tools.

Despite its young age, Digital Humanities is already a body of “good practices” to be addressed, an ensemble of collective solutions to be taken into account. Because specialists of French, Spanish, Italian, Occitan, Portuguese, Rumanian… have developed the habit to work together, this research group aims at bringing together people in Digital Romanistics around these questions. A special attention will be devoted to infrastructural needs, such as the OCRisation of documents, information extraction, data-base modelling, digital publication platforms or the computing power required by machine learning and artificial intelligence-based techniques.

This group is primary thought as romand, but welcomes all scholars willing to participate to this collective effort to offer the means to develop research and teaching projects, specialised working groups or infrastructures beyond Romandie. Occasional meetings and regular workshops are held to bring together researchers to discuss common issues, share solutions about the digital and computational components of their research, and prepare together future projects.

Format: mixed (onsite and online).

Partner: chair of Digital Humanities, UNIGE.

Contact: Simon Gabay (simon [dot] gabay [at] unige [dot] ch), Elena Spadini (elena [dot] spadini [at] unil [dot] ch).

Calendrier (en français)

  • 9 septembre 2021, 12h15- 13h45. Modéliser l’histoire du théâtre francophone. Avec Marc Douguet (Grenoble), Valentina Ponzetto (UniL), Natalia Wawrzyniak (UniL), Nicola Carboni (UniGE).
  • Séance annulée 28 octobre 2021, Lausanne (UNIL, Anthropole, salle 5018) + Zoom. Réunion plénière. Un moment de partage autour des besoins pour la romanistique numérique.
  • 26 novembre, 13h. Neuchâtel (Glossaire des patois de la Suisse romande – GPSR). Cartographie et dialectologie. Avec Yan Greub (GPSR), Fabrice Camus (HES-SO), Christa Schneider (UniBE), Mélanie Lancien (Unil).
  • 16 décembre, 12h15-13h45. Genève + Zoom. HTR (​Handwritten Text Recognition​ | Reconnaissance de l’écriture manuscrite). Avec Jean-Luc Falcone (UniGE/SCiCoS), Tobias Hodel (UniBE), Simon Gabay (UniGE)