Fatiha Idmhand

I am currently a Professor at the University of Poitiers and a Researcher at the Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes (Archivos, UMR-8132, Paris).

My academic background is in Literature and Hispanic Studies (Spanish and Spanish American Studies), with a particular focus on creative processes (genetic criticism studies) and Digital Humanities.

My scientific research centers on archives and manuscripts in relation to the significant themes of cultural transfers, the circulation of literature, arts, and ideas between Europe and the Americas during the major conflicts and crises of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Currently, I am working on cultural mediators, on new typologies for manuscripts, and on methods for literary computing.



HDR – “Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches” in Hispanic Literatures from University Angers, December 8, 2014. Board of examiners : Karim Benmiloud (Profesor, University of Montpellier), Raúl Caplan (Profesor, University of Université Angers), Pierre-Marc De Biasi (Directeur de recherches CNRS, Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes), Milad Doueihi (Profesor, University of Laval, Québec, Canada/University of Paris Sorbonne, Paris, France, Norah Dei Cas (Profesor, University of Lille, France), Erich Fisbach (Profesor, University of Angers, France – Guarant). Works presented: book titled “Carlos Liscano: witing under constraints” and essay titled “Interdisciplinarity and Digital Humanities”. ***The HDR is a second PhD, it’s necessary in France to supervise Doctoral thesis and to apply to a Professor position.


PhD in Spanish Literature from University of Lille. Dissertation’s defense took place in Lille on December 8, 2005. Title: “José Mora Guarnido, a writer between two worlds”. Faculty of Hispanic Literature, University of Lille, France. PhD’ supervisers : Norah Dei Cas (Professor of Latin American literature, University of Lille, France) and Danièle Miglos (Professor of Spanish literature, University of Lille, France). Bord of examiners : Rose Duroux (Professor Spanish literature, University of Clermont Ferrand, France), Jocelyne Bourligueux (Professor Spanish literature, University of Nantes, France), Christian de Paepe (Professor Spanish literature, University of Louvain, Belgium).

Current position

2023 – 2024

Professor seconded as a researcher to the CNRS (within the Institut des textes et manuscrits modernes, ITEM, UMR 8132) and to the Paris Picasso national Museum for a scientific project centered on Pablo Picasso’s letters and on metadata.

2022 – 2023

Professor seconded as a researcher to the CNRS and the Institut des textes et manuscrits modernes (ITEM, UMR 8132) for a scientific project centered on metadata.


Professor in Hispanic Literatures & Digital Humanities at Literature & Langages Faculty of University of Poitiers in France

Previous positions

2008 – 2016

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Hispanic Literature and Languages. Faculty of Languages and Literature, University of Littoral Lille Nord de France (ULCO) in France.

2005 – 2008

Spanish teacher at University of Lille in France

2000 – 2005

Spanish teaching position in Secondary Education in France Spanish teaching, Secondary Education, Lycée Français de Madrid in Spain.