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What is a DIM ?

In order to bolster the research in the region and its internation appeal, the Scientific Committe of the Île-de-France Region supports diverse projects in different scientific domains, including humanities, that are labelled according to grand themes acknowledged as essential for innovation : the Domains of Major Interest (DMI). They build up relying on a large research network that work on topics with major societal challenges, and attest of a great scientific quality.

The Region sometimes supports emerging projects, with a precise specification to help their development: these projects are labelled as emerging DIM (eDMI).

This is the case of the eDMI Science of Text and New Knowledge (STNK). Its objective is to federate researchers from different humanities fields in the Parisian region in order to encourage their collaboration in digital humanities and ensure the national and international visibility of this innovative research domain.


The Domain of Major Interest Science of Text and New Knowledge (DMI STNK) arises from an issue leading to the implementation of a Network’s regional dynamic in Digital Humanities.

The project offers to federate teams, actors, researchers or education actors, that recognize the importance of rallying around the emergence of the digital environments modifying significantly the interactions between individuals, their relationship with knowledge, and their views on humanities. That is the field of “new knowledge”.

The Paris Region develops, through the DIM policy, the ambition of setting Paris as a European capital, competing on equal terms with London, Madid, Roma and Berlin on all major challenges of the Research in innovative domains, Digital Humanities in particular.

How it works

The DMI STNK’s coordinator, Pierre Glaudes, aims to create a strong network in the field of Digital Humanities. He thus decided that it would work in a collegial way.

He initiated a Managing Committee where all members and projects are represented. They meet every two to three months to study all of the topics of the agenda,  to vote newcomers in the STNK DMI, to give results to potential call for projects and decide of the general direction of the DIM.

A Scientific Committee composed of figures from diverse fields studies the applications to the call for projects at the behest of the Managing Committee.

Members of a network

When a project is supporter by the STNK DMI, the project leader or scientific leader enters the network.

To this day, we count 13 projects and counting, related to the following institutions and laboratories:

  • Ecole des Chartes : Centre Jean Mabillon
  • Ecole du Louvre
  • ENS-CNRS :
  • Sorbonne Université, Faculté des Lettres : STIH, CELLF
  • Sorbonne Université, Faculté de Médecine :
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