Grants awarded as P.I

2018 – Ongoing


Pablo Picasso through his letters and network

Granted by the EUR Translitterae (, by the Lyon Univeristy and by the MSH Lyon Saint Etienne (

PICASSOLETTERS project aims to reassess Picasso’s network in order to identify who contributed to build and enhance his global influence. The project emerged from the following observation: painter’s correspondence currently hosted by the Paris Picasso Museum is composed by almost 20280 letters that has never been wholly explored to date. Actually, less than 1% of the corpus gave rise to literature which represents barely 3% of the corpus. PICASSOLETTERS project aims at filling this gap by providing the first comprehensive study on these letters and using computing methods and technologies to explore this corpus.

2019 – 2022

Project: “Archivos 3.0”

Digital editions and data for scientific research on latin american manuscripts

Granted two times by CollEx-Persée’s research infrastructure (

Archivos 3.0 has three main objectives:
– generate new digital data from CRLA-Archivos’ archives to support international scientific research on latin american manuscripts and on works creative processes;
– organize the recovery of data from funds that have already been digitized and put online years ago in order to make them FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) and available for research;
– create a metadata’s science from these corpora so as to realize “distant” humanities’ scientific research

  • Assesment of the project : (coming soon)


2018 – 2021

Project “e-C @ NA”

e-C@na : Edit, Digitize and study of @uthors’ Nouvelle Aquitaine Corpora

Granted by Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine for 3 years

E-C @ NA aims at creating, in the Region Nouvelle Aquitaine, a Digital Humanities’ center specialized in processing and analyzing Data’s research on authors corpora.

The co-P.I are

  • Pr. Fatiha Idmhand from the University of Poitiers/CRLA Archivos-Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes


  • Pr. Philippe Baudorre from University of Bordeaux-Montaigne/TELEM’s research center.

Deliverables :

2017 – 2019

Project: “Intellectuals satellites”

Intelectuals satellites: the other voice of cultural transferts


Granted by the TransferS Excellence Laboratory (ANR-10-IDEX-0001-02 PSL / ANR-10-LABX-0099) and by the Consortium CAHIER of HumaNum Research Infrastructure

Satellites project aims at developing study of cultural exchanges and circulation of works in the Hispanic world during its conflicts. It is based on the theoretical perspective of cultural transferts, coined by Michel Espagne in the 1980s, and on a trans-Atlantic perspective.

The project is studying the role of the “agents” of the cultural transferts, particulary those who acted in the shadow of stars. Satellites are stars’ close friends, family members … those whose role still sparsely studied by scholars while they have largely contributed to the culture diffusion.

Satellites project propose to discover – or to rediscover – them through their archives, their roles in the diffusion of knowledge from one cultural zone to another and their works.

Deliverables :

2014 – 2017

Project : “CHispa”

Creating tools in order to develop the digital exploration of Hispanic manuscripts.

Granted by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR)

The CHispa project aimed at creating tools in order to develop the digital exploration of Hispanic manuscripts. From the archives of the Spanish writer José Mora Guarnido (1894-1967) and the Uruguayan playwright Carlos Denis Molina (1916-1983) by combining the action of preservation and protection of Hispanic manuscripts with critical-genetic studies and editorial action.

The project published innovative sources for documenting international research on intellectual movements in the first half of the twentieth century: ; ; ;

These are the archives of contemporary authors who wrote in a context of mobility and conflict (often caused by political constraints) and made important decisions in the context of significant events of the history of twentieth century. Their archives are relevant to the research and history of the movement of intellectuals from Europe and the Americas : these are sources that can help understand or reconsider the maps of exilic movements that have been caused by the principal conflicts during the twentieth century. These writers have left many manuscripts we analyzed by Fatiha Idmhand and Cécile Chantraine according to the analytical approach of genetic criticism as it is developed in the Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes (ITEM, UMR-8132) since the 1960s. Textual genetic analyzes writing processes by comparing the different stages of the development of a text.
The CHispa project contributed to establish a new methodology to edit and study manuscripts through a genetic and Digital Humanities approach. At the end of this 36 month programme, we created innovative tools to edit and do research on contemporary manuscripts.

Deliverables :