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December 5, 2018

François Dominic Laramée Joins the Programming Historian Project Team

Sofia Papastamkou

François Dominic Laramée has joined the Programming Historian

We are glad to announce that François Dominic Laramée has joined the editorial board of the Programming Historian.

François Dominic is a doctoral candidate in History at the Université de Montréal, in Canada. As the holder of master’s degrees in both History and Computer Science, he was naturally drawn to the application of computational methods to the study of the past. His thesis examines the production of space, place and imagined geographies during the long eighteenth century, through textual analysis of large French-language corpora. His work has recently been published in the historical journal Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française, in the information science journal Document numérique and in The Programming Historian. Other research interests include the histories of the Early Modern Atlantic world and the native peoples of North America.

Prior to starting his PhD in his mid-forties, he worked as a technology and geek culture columnist, screenwriter, television actor, stand-up comedy writer, and in various creative and business roles in the video game industry.

François Dominic’s joining the project is also a valuable addition to the French-speaking team of the Programming Historian where he will contribute as an editor and translator. During the past months, an intensive effort has been taking place to develop the technical infrastructure of a francophone edition, prepare translations of the forthcoming web site and first tutorials, and overcome the challenges of a multilingual project. The whole team of The Programming Historian came together around this effort and we look forward to working with François Dominic on our common goals. We give him a warm welcome and as the realisation of the Programming Historian en français comes closer, we tell you à très bientôt!

About the author

Sofia Papastamkou is a historian and Research Engineer in Digital Humanities at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). She is currently assigned to the Institut de recherches historiques du Septentrion (IRHiS, CNRS/University of Lille). ORCID id icon