Digital Humanities Projects - Competition

A new competition entitled “the AFHE Prizes in Digital Humanities” is organized in Paris to reward digital humanities projects in the field of economic history. The competition, organized and funded by the Association Française d’Histoire Économique (AFHE) under the patronage of the IEHA, is open to all researchers and institutions.

A special session will give the opportunity for each selected candidate or team to present their project during 15min presentation on their project. Furthermore, candidates will have the opportunity to display their projects on a large video screen in the Grand Équipement Documentaire on Campus Condorcet

The competition is divided into 2 categories: “Science Outreach” and “Research”. It offers the opportunity to promote ongoing and achieved projects involving new technologies in economic history.

Science outreach. We welcome all propositions based on a digital support dedicated to the popularization of knowledge, data and heritage collections for large audiences in the field of economic history. Accepted supports are: blogs & websites, videos, serious games, computer graphics, academic documentaries, digitisation projects, apps or other digital supports.. Each candidate will have to submit a 2 000 words essay presenting the research and to provide access to the digital product. Accepted supports should fit an on-screen presentation.

Digital Innovation & Research. We welcome all propositions from researchers using new digital tools (websites, software, apps, databases, etc.) and methods (mapping and spatial technologies, data visualisation, text encoding and analysis, network analysis, digitisation projects… etc) in the field of economic history. All kinds of academic research : published papers, dissertations, funded projects… etc will be accepted. Each candidate will have to submit a 2000 words essay presenting the research and to give access to the digital product. Accepted supports should fit an on-screen presentation.

The AFHE jury will assess the proposals that will be presented during the Congress and give a 400-euro award to the best project of each category.


More information: Program


27th July 2022 - 12:45-13:45 - Espace associatif et culturel - Salle polyvalente

28th July 2022 - 12:45-13:45 - Espace associatif et culturel - Salle polyvalente


Bibliothèque numérique de la statistique publique (BNSP): Digital library of the French Official Statistical System

Aude Martin - Bibliothèque Alain Desrosières - INSEE

Category: SCIENCE OUTREACH https://www.bnsp.insee.fr/bnsp/


Charting the uncharted

Johan Fourie - Stellenbosch University

Category: SCIENCE OUTREACH https://unchartedpeople.org/


Detecting global financial crises over history: A new model-based indicator from signal theory

Cécile Bastidon - Laboratoire d'Économie Appliquée au Développement (LEAD)

Patrice Abry - Laboratoire de Physique de l'ENS Lyon

Pierre Borgnat - Laboratoire de Physique de l'ENS Lyon

Pablo Jensen - Laboratoire de Physique de l'ENS Lyon

Barbara Pascal - Laboratoire de Physique de l'ENS Lyon

Category: DIGITAL INNOVATION


Digital Interactive Atlas of 19th Century Brazilian Economic History

Perola Goldfeder - Federal University of Sao Paulo

Iris Kantor - Universidade de São Paulo

Luiz Fernando Saraiva

Category: DIGITAL INNOVATION http://usp2.arritje.com.br/digital-interactive-atlas-of-19th-century-brazilian-economic-history/


Labor, livelihood, and immigration in a Brazilian plantation: the archives of Ibicaba farm (1840-1970)

Witzel De Souza Bruno Gabriel

Leonardo Antonio Santin Gardenal - Centro Universitário Herminio Ometto de Araras

Category: SCIENCE OUTREACH https://meap.library.ucla.edu/ibicaba-farm/about-labor-archives-ibicaba-farm-brazil


Money, Exchange, and Authority in Africa

Leigh Gardner - London School of Economics (LSE)

Ellen Feingold

Category: SCIENCE OUTREACH https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search?edan_q=west%20african%20currency&edan_local=1&edan_fq%5B%5D=topic:%22West+African+Currency%22


Multiscale trade in eighteenth-century La Rochelle region

Robin De Mourat - Medialab - Sciences Po

Silvia Marzagalli - Universite de Nice - Sophia Antipolis

Cécile Asselin - Medialab - Sciences Po

Loïc Charles - Université Paris 8

Géraldine Geoffroy

Christine Plumejeaud - LIttoral ENvironnement et Sociétés

Thierry Sauzeau - Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaires en Histoire, Histoire de l'Art et Musicologie

Category: SCIENCE OUTREACH https://medialab.github.io/portic-storymaps-2021/fr/


RICardo & GeoPolHist: Exploring trade relations between the geopolitical entities of the world from c. 1800 to 1938

Béatrice Dedinger - Centre d'histoire de Sciences Po

Paul Girard - OuestWare

Category: DIGITAL INNOVATION https://ricardo.medialab.sciences-po.fr/#!/ https://medialab.github.io/GeoPolHist/#/


The AveTransRisk Database: Mapping Trade, Risk, and Disasters in the First Globalization

Category: DIGITAL INNOVATION https://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/history/research/centres/maritime/research/avetransrisk/ voir Taster Dataset


The Mass Digitization of Historical Tables Using Open-Source AI and Machine Vision Tools

Mengyue Zhao - Independent Scholar

Category: DIGITAL INNOVATION https://github.com/becZzZhao/CVHistorical