Francophone Digital Humanities is a research and teaching initiative conceived by a group of Duke critics. It creates a new ensemble of digital surrogates in response to the need for sources available in French. The form is open access, to ensure a wide public, and the materials are combined to outline Francophone culture in an unprecedented and inventive way.
The Francophone DH map of resources is remarkably broad; from collections in the French-speaking Americas to Europe; from Durham, North Carolina to Turin, Italy; Port-au- Prince, Haiti to Paris, France. It extends to smaller, key archives where the handwritten, printed, and audiovisual resources are also found.
The FDH timeline is equally expansive: contemporary to pre-modern times, the two World Wars to the Enlightenment, the 1960s to the post-war period. It encompasses major occasions of creative activity in modern, pre-modern and contemporary culture as we think with them today.
• To enrich and diversify open-access digital resources in French
• To curate a heterogeneous ensemble of materials: history of criticism, ethnology and psychiatry, literary manuscripts, poetry and translation, film
• To advance experimentation with digital media, methods and materials
• To engage researchers other audiences in debates in the Humanities & Social Sciences
• David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
• Bibliothèque de France, Paris
• Université de Lille – 3
• Archivio di Stato, Torino, Italia
• Cinémathèque Française // Université de Paris VII-Diderot
• Faculté d’ethnologie, Université d’état, Haïti