ALFA internal seminar: developing DH approaches in the history of mathematical astronomy

Org. Galla Topalian, Antonin Penon, Matthieu Husson

Observatoire de Paris

77 avenue Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris

These seminars are open to the public

For security reasons please registrate at least 24 hours in advance

And present yourself with an ID


The ALFA project is deeply integrated in the broader framework of digital humanities. As such, it uses and implements state-of-the-art digital tools and develop new products for data administration, research methods and text publication purposes.


The ALFA digital seminar aims at building a common space of discussion, education and training on the digital tools and developments of the project. Although this seminar is an opportunity to build together our digital practices within the team of the project, most of the session will be of a broader interest – for researcher and engineers – and are open to the public. If you want to participate please send at the latest 24h before the seminar day an email to Pascale Baudoin at mentioning your name and the seminar session to which you want to attend.


Thursday, October 11, Salle du conseil

Definitions and short presentations for navigation in DISHAS

Workshop session, animated by Galla Topalian, Cheffe de projet nmérique ALFA


Thursday, November 28, Salle du Levant

Digital Identity for researcher and Engineer, digital writing and digital notebook : Carnets de recherche

Presentation by Galla Topalian, Cheffe de projet numérique ALFA


Thursday, January 23, Salle du Conseil

Front-End Development, User Experience and Data Visualization : concept and use case for DISHAS

Presentation by Ségolène Albouy, Ingénieure d’étude ALFA


Thursday, February 6, Salle du Conseil

OCR, HTR and other tools for the transcription of manuscripts

Presentation by Alix Chagué, Ingénieure de recherche INRIA


Tuesday, March 3, Salle du Conseil

Table estimation tools: a notebook for the history of astronomy

Presentation by Svyatoslav Covanov, Ingénieur d’étude ALFA


Thursday, April 16, Salle du Conseil

IIIF and automatic recognition of diagrams: possible approaches for ALFA

Presentation by Galla Topalian


Thursday, Mai 14, Salle du Conseil

Building a digital information system for the ALFA survey

Speaker to be announced


Thursday, June 11, Salle du Levant

Integration of Mean Motion tables in DISHAS: challenges and updates

Presentation by Galla Topalian and Matthieu Husson, PI ALFA


Thursday, July 9, Salle du Levant

Making DISHAS research data “As Fair As Possible

Speaker to determine