July 13, 2018

Programming Historian French-speaking initiative

Anna-Maria Sichani

Marie Puren and Sofia Papastamkou have joined the Programming Historian

We are pleased to announce that Marie Puren and Sofia Papastamkou have joined the Programming Historian project team. By welcoming Marie and Sofia as members of the editorial board we are also introducing the French-speaking initiative of the Programming Historian.

Marie Puren Ph.D., is a junior researcher in Digital Humanities at the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics (Inria) in Paris, member of the ALMAnaCH team (INRIA – Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes). As collaborator to the PARTHENOS H2020 project, she focuses her research on the development of standards for data management and research tools in Arts and Humanities. Marie also contributes to the IPERION H2020 project. After being a lecturer and a responsible for continuing education projects at the Ecole nationale des chartes, Marie Puren has been a visiting lecturer in Digital Humanities at the Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL) Research University and she is currently a visiting lecturer in Digital Humanities at the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Her main publications belong to fields including intellectual history of the XXth century, French studies and digital humanities. Marie Puren has been awarded a Ph.D. in History at the Ecole nationale des chartes - Sorbonne University. She holds Master’s degrees in History and Political Science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, and in Digital Humanities from the Ecole nationale des chartes.

Sofia Papastamkou holds a PhD on history of international relations (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) and a Master’s Degree on digital technologies applied to historical research (Ecole nationale des chartes). She is Research engineer in the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and currently in charge of the Digital Humanities programme of the Maison européenne des sciences de l’homme et de la société Lille Nord-de-France. She has a professional background in library and archives collections in France (Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine) and in the USA (The Historic New Orleans Collection). She has been teaching Digital Humanities for historians at the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Her main skills in Digital Humanities include data structuring and analysis as applied to historical research. She is member of the working group on digital methods training of Humanistica, the French-speaking association of Digital Humanities and an editor for the Humanités numériques journal.

Marie and Sofia will contribute as editors and translators to the Programming Historian en français. The French-speaking initiative, as the Spanish one, aims to build capacity in translating Programming Historian existing lessons to French as well as in introducing original lessons in French for the French speaking community. As part of our internationalisation strategy, the members of the French-speaking initiative will also work inline with the Additional Language Sub Teams Policy and will actively support and promote the PH author guidelines for a Global Audience.

About the author

Anna-Maria Sichani is a literary and cultural historian and a Digital Humanist. She is currently a Research Fellow in Media History at the University of Sussex.