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Ethnoscenology collection: archiving and digitization

Project leader:
Hyunjoo Lee

In collaboration with:
Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris Nord
Centre Français du Patrimoine Culturel Immatériel de Vitré
Société Française d’Ethnoscénologie (SOFETH)

In the contemporary field of anthropology and esthetics, ethnoscenology studies practices in performing arts from different societies, with the main purpose to temper if not manage any form of ethnocentrism. In accordance with theoretical principles of ethnosciences, ethnoscenology combines a academic scientific approach and the knowledge of practitioners. A network of researchers and practitioners was developed in many countries, and the diversity of works is underlied by academic and artistic national traditions.

Objects of research and methods are so diverse that they led to the creation of a very rich corpus. It is now necessary to create an archive collection which can be easily visited by all partners, and which will allow research development. Actually, there is no complete documentation about the history of the field: biographies, courses, symposiums, publications, events.

Our goals: collecting, protecting and preserving ethnoscenology archives ; organizing and digitizing data ; placing documentation at the service of researchers ; creating an "innovative" platform. In order to reach these goals, our program will last three years.

Labex Arts-H2H

The Laboratory of Excellence in Arts and Human Mediations is part of the “Investments for the future” program since 2011. As part of this program, its members conduct research following three main lines: situations, technologies, hybridization.

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