About us

What is a DMI ?

In order to dynamize the Ile-de-France Research and its international influence, the Region’s Scientific Council supports various projects in many different scientific areas, including humanities, that are labeled depending on large thematics recognized as fundamentals for innovation : the Domains of Major Interest, or DMI. They extend thanks to a big research network that works on subjects with major societal issues, and proves its great scientific quality :

  • Mathematical science incl. interactions, data science
  • Computer science incl. security, communication, artificial intelligence
  • Astrophysics and conditions for the appearance of life incl. space observations, planets, exobiology
  • Porous solids science applied in renewable energy, environment, health
  • Air quality incl. environment, health, public policy
  • One Health incl. infectiology, vaccines,..
  • Life sciences incl. microfluidics, imaging, Big Data
  • Longevity and aging incl. geriatrics, gerontechnologies, social aspects
  • Gene therapy and genetics
  • Quantum technologies
  • Heritage and ancient materials
  • Digital humanities
  • Arabic and Islamic history, society, culture

That includes our DMI which aim is to federate researchers in different fields of research in humanities and social sciences.


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 DMI’s policy, the ambition to position Paris as a european capital, competing with London, Madrid, Rome, Berlin in all the majors challenges of Research  in innovative fields, especially Digital Humanities.

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.

Il a ainsi instauré un Conseil du Directoire où tous les membres et tous les projets sont représentés. Ils se réunissent tous les 2 à 3 mois pour étudier tous les sujets à l’ordre du jour, pour voter les nouvelles entrées au sein du DIM STCN ainsi que pour donner les résultats des éventuels appels à projet et décider de l’orientation général du DIM.

Un Comité Scientifique composé de personnalités de disciplines variés étudie à la demande du Conseil les candidatures des différents appels à projet.

Members of a network

When a project is supported by our DMI, the project leader or scientific leader automatically integrate the network.

Today, we count 23 projects, linked to the institutions and laboratories listed below :

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