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Monks 3.0

Monks 3.0 : Intermedia and transdisciplinary essay on a present-day Trappist monastery

Focused on ethnographic cinema’s contribution to research, the project ventures to make available to scholars and the general public a body of previously unseen audiovisual material from the Trappist monastery in Soligny-la-Trappe (Orne). In the context of the digital humanities, Moines 3.0 cultivates transdisciplinary dialogue on new perspectives on historical research and composition. Collected in the framework of the Hastec cluster, these audiovisual resources, representing different moments and histories of the monastery, will be restored in a transmedia manner. Diverse objects and media will be combined in the same movement: a documentary film, an audiovisual database, a user-friendly interactive interface, as well as a multi-media publication following a transdisciplinary seminar. From a theoretical perspective, the team proposes, first, to “interrogate the singularity of the temporal experience and the monks’ relationship to history in the digital age, and, second, fresh consideration on the relationships between images, sounds, and the humanities/social sciences in the context of new access to research data and new hybrid forms of knowledge. This transdisciplinary and intermedia project, constructed in concert with the monks, will involve master’s degree students from the universities of University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (UPOND) and of Paris 8 (Vincennes – Saint Denis), researchers, faculty, and partnering engineers from the PasP Cluster (HAR, LESC, MAE, and MQB), the Hastec Cluster, the ITEN (Unesco/FMSH) research chair, and the CreaTIC initiative.    

The sources mobilized lend themselves to different systems of knowledge and diverse “histories.” A seminar will be established to analyze the status and virtues of audiovisual and digital writing for research.

Project leader
Baptiste Buob, anthropologist/filmmaker, research fellow at the Laboratory of Comparative Ethnology and Sociology (LESC - UMR 7186-CNRS/University of Paris West Nanterre La Défense)

Internal cluster partners
Laboratory of Comparative Ethnology and Sociology (LESC), Nanterre
History of Arts and Representations (HAR - EA 1441), Nanterre
Maison Archéologie et Ethnologie, René-Ginouvès (MAE, USR 3225), Nanterre
Quai Branly Museum – Department of Research and Instruction, Paris

Associated partners
ITEN chair — Innovation, Transmission, Digital publishing – Unesco/FMSH, Paris
LEDEN program — Master’s degree in CEN (digital creation and publishing) – University of Paris 8
CéSor — Center for the Study of Social Sciences of the Religious – UMR 8216 - CNRS/EHESS, Paris
Hastec Cluster — History and Anthropology of Knowledge, Technology, and Religious Belief – Hesam, Paris

Duration : 43 mois

Project Leader

Baptiste BUOB , Deputy director of the LESC , Laboratoire d'Ethnologie et de Sociologie Comparative, UMR 7186

Internal cluster partners

  • Laboratory of Ethnology and Comparative Sociology (LESC) - UMR 7186
  • Maison Archeology and Ethnology, René-Ginouvès (MAE) - USR 3225
  • Quai Branly Museum - Jacques Chirac

Associated partners

ITEN chair — Innovation, Transmission, Digital publishing – Unesco/FMSH, Paris
http://www.fmsh.fr/node/24178

LEDEN program — Master’s degree in CEN (digital creation and publishing) – University of Paris 8
http://www.univ-paris8.fr/Master-Creation-et-Edition,3303

CéSor — Center for the Study of Social Sciences of the Religious – UMR 8216 - CNRS/EHESS, Paris
http://cesor.ehess.fr/

Hastec Cluster — History and Anthropology of Knowledge, Technology, and Religious Belief – Hesam, Paris
http://www.hesam.eu/labexhastec/

Duration

43 months