HUMANE. Digital HUMANities for Education (#HN_education)

GIS2if owns a digital technical group launched by the French Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. The project will take place until 2022.

Digital humanities' topic requires a practical importance for every young people. In fact, they are composed of three major education sectors: Science, Technology and Humanity (Arts and Literature). Digital humanities wonder about the digital "matter" because it impacts our social structure and our thoughts.

Nowadays this topic has become almost common having a wide diversity of opportunities, especially thanks to the development of social networks and the "big data" or IA importance. From similar methods, they are supposed to give evidence and predictions. "Digital humanities" is an expression that has appeared with the emergence of the Internet including online communication issues (Dacos & Mounier, 2014). This expression was also discussed and contested (Fiormonte, 2012). "Digital humanities" suggests explaining even getting rid of this notion (Kim & Stommel, 2018). So, it's necessary to define stakes within a teamwork.

Project Presentation

HUMANE is a research project financed by the French Ministry of Education as part of Digital Management for Education's digital thematic groups of incubation. HUMANE is planned for 2020-2022.

It is included into gtNum's axis as "Digital humanities, science and open education: a new challenge for the production and sharing of knowledge and skills in the 21st century?"[1].


The leader is The Scientific Interest Group GIS2if (Innovation, Interdisciplinarité, Formation)[2]. The scientific co-presenters are: Béatrice Drot-Delange (Educational Sciences beatrice.drot-delange@uca.frand Thibaud Hulin (Information and Communication Sciences ).


HUMANE project deals with digital humanities as another way to communicate with topics like Science, Technology, Arts and Literature. This project fosters a critical and reflective apprenticeship process.

First of all, it is dedicated to evaluate and spread the educational propositions from professionals and teachers who train students in the use of digital tools, creativity and digital writing. They also teach them how to use algorithms. The core curriculum aims at explaining studied notions, spreading the methods that may interest other teachers. It also aims at trying to estimate the impact on apprenticeship, the professional project of older students and on society.

HUMANE is composed of five research teams that are spread over academies such as Besançon, Clermont-Ferrand, Paris, Rennes and Versailles.

The core curriculum is:

  • to describe and spread teaching methods to digital humanities (educational scenarios and so on), and thus, to promote the development of digital teaching and literacy;
  • to track the digital humanities' topic for education in terms of skills, players' detailed and crossed skills (critical and reflective, creative, communicational) and scientific posts;
  • to analyse the implementation of digital humanities through an educational and crossed point of view. It has a connection with the student's social environment (family, relationships, citizenship) and with their professional orientation project for the older ones.

Activities carried out

A study day was organised the 12/16/2020: View online


[1]      gtNum List:

[2] . Président : Georges-Louis Baron :