Mexico, 24-29 juin : la phonothèque aux DH2018

La phonothèque représentera l’équipe du Consortium des ethnologues lors du congrès international Digital Humanities 2018 à Mexico, du 24 au 29 juin prochain.  Les organisateurs du congrès ont choisi l’image des ponts (bridges/puentes) qui se retrouve dans les différentes interventions. Ainsi, lors d’une première session intitulée Building Bridges With Interactive Visual Technologies1 sous la présidence d’Adeline Joffres, responsable de la coopération internationale à Huma-Num, les travaux réalisés en partenariat avec le consortium 3D-SHS dans le cadre du projet H2020 PARTHENOS seront notamment présentés. Dans ce panel seront présents, outre le consortium Archives des ethnologues, ceux de Cahier, Corli et Masa sous le titre communThe Impact of FAIR Principles on Scientific Communities in (Digital)Humanities. An Example of French Research Consortia in Archaeology, Ethnology, Literature and Linguistics. Leurs différentes expériences et les usages des principes du FAIR y seront présentés. Venez les écouter, jeudi 28 juin, de 11h à 12h30, Mexico City au Sheraton Maria Isabel (salle Constitución C).

En avant première, voilà le titre et le résumé de l’intervention collective du Consortium des ethnologues :

Anthropologists, Archivists and Fieldwork Materials: best practices of a French Consortium

The  creation of the Consortium « Archives des ethnologues » within Huma-Num TGIR in 2012 was central to the acquisition of new methodological reflexes in the digital domain. Its eight partners intend to store, process, share and publish the documents produced by anthropologists in their fields. The scientific and patrimonial importance of these survey materials, the wealth and diversity of the societies to which they testify, oblige us to take better account of the singularity of this data. We will show how the consortium is working towards a better convergence of the practices of description, structuring: organisation and access to ethnological data, notably through the FAIR Data principles (« findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable »). These practices give us the opportunity to adapt this data to documentary projects or scientific research. Thus, in order to improve their visibility, the metadata used to describe them are not only produced in DC (Dublin Core) but also, for example, in EDM (Europeana data model) or EAD (Encoding archival description). Similarly, their transfer to different data archives (ODSAS, Kinsources, Portal of oral heritage, MediHal, …) and their access via different platforms (Calames, Clarin, Europeana, Isidore) are essential for their availability, research, identification and increased interoperability. We will also focus more specifically on the use of vocabularies, which are essential for improving the visibility of the data on key platforms. The first example will be that of the names of authorities. We will show how the use of tools like ISNI, VIAF or IDREF « propel » the members of the societies studied by ethnologists into international standard name systems. These witnesses, who remained anonymous for a long time, then become the true authors of their words and their families can thus find traces of their names through the devices provided. The second example of a vocabulary that will be presented is the creation of a thesaurus (in SKOS format and produced with OpenTheso software) on uniform titles of tales in order to enrich research on oral literature. Finally, we will also address the issues of data access and reuse. From the beginning of the Consortium, a reflection was launched to address ethical and legal issues related to the dissemination of humanities and social sciences data. A blog ( provides answers to the questions that arise during online publication and a guide of good practices is being published (in September 2018).We will also present on our platforms some examples of the re-use of some of the data processed by different centers: the crowdsourcing project with Transcrire, a work space for research with ODSAS or the provision of specific data (the kinship data) with Kinsources. These principles are also the strength of national institutions (TGIR Huma-Num, CINES) that support the implementation of projects undertaken over the very long term. They provide us with a solid framework for organising data life, access and sharing.

Le site du congrès :

Le compte Twitter : @dh2018cdmx

Le programme complet en PDF ici et affiché là

Crédits photographiques de l’image à la une : la fête des morts sur la place de la Constitution ou Zócalo, Mexico, 4 novembre 2017, photographie de Véronique Ginouvès, CC-BY-NC-SA.

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