The research on cultural heritage makes the confrontation between material objects and multidisciplinary studies the arena for the production of collective knowledge. In the digital age, this is then a privileged framework for studying the collective analysis and interpretation of facts, objects and phenomena that bring together a new generation of data towards the construction of new scientific and cultural resources – our tomorrow’s heritage. How can one memorise these bundles of individual gazes converging on the same object of study? How can one analyse their dynamics of construction, of overlap and of fusion leading to new knowledge?

This project introduces a new field – a territory of multidisciplinary and multidimensional digitally born data – as raw material for studying the mechanisms of knowledge production in cultural heritage. Introducing a pioneering approach in computational modelling and digitisation, this project benefits from the exceptional experimental framework of the scientific worksite on Notre-Dame de Paris (involving today 175 researchers coming from disciplines like archaeology, anthropology, architecture, history, chemistry, physics and computer science) to build an emblematic corpus of data on scientific practices in heritage science, in the digital age. 

Within this unique opportunity to produce and analyse masses of born digital scientific data, n-Dame_Heritage will deliver a generalisable approach, a replicable methodology and an open and reusable digital ecosystem to build cathedrals of knowledge by the collaborative research on material objects. By introducing and experimenting next generation methods and tools for the semantic-driven data production and analysis, this project shifts the cursor of digitisation, from the physical object to the knowledge for understanding it, in order to analyse the interdependence between its complex features and the related knowledge objects built by scholars through their research practices.

The project and its host institution CNRS are inviting applications for seven open positions:

  • Two years (renewable up to four years) researcher position in Digital Humanities
  • Two-years (renewable up to four years) researcher position in Computer Science.
  • Two-years (renewable up to four years) research engineer position in Computer Science.
  • Three-Years PhD student position in Data Science for Cultural Heritage
  • Two-years (renewable up to four years) study engineer position on multimodal 3D digitisation
  • Two-years (renewable up to 4 years) study engineer position on digital curation of heritage science data
  • Two-years (renewable up to 4 years) study engineer position on semantic annotation of heritage data

To learn more and apply, please visit the website of n-Dame_Heritage Project.