A new director for Huma-Num

A new director for Huma-Num

On September 1st, Prof Olivier Baude joined the Huma-Num board of directors, replacing Marc Renneville, who will concentrate on the creation of a new resource and service platform dedicated to the history of justice.
Huma-Num is one of the sixteen partners that compose the PARTHENOS consortium. It also participates in the European Research Infrastructure DARIAH, the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, and hosts its headquarters.

About Huma-Num

Huma-Num is one of the two “very large facilities” (TGIR) of the French National Centre for Scientific Research. It aims at facilitating the digital turn in humanities and social sciences.
To fulfill this mission, the Huma-Num TGIR is built on a unique organization based on the needs and work of the research communities (labs, projects, consortia, etc.) and on the technical expertise of its engineers.
Huma-num builds and offers services to store, process, disseminate, share, signalize and archive research data.

Sustainability and innovation

Olivier Baude knows the Huma-Num TGIR particularly well as he chaired its scientific council for 3 years (2012-2015), and through his research, is himself a user of the different services that Huma-Num offers.

With Stéphane Pouyllau, the deputy technical director of Huma-Num, he intends to build on the work accomplished by the team for over 2 years to develop the objectives of the TGIR in line with the evolution of services and scientific communities: consolidate the technical and organizational choices of digital infrastructure; develop innovative services, generic across several disciplines, and make available a range of tools, methodologies and standards allowing each user, whether novice or experienced, to work in the space of TGIR. A special focus will be to strengthen relations with the various consortia of Huma-Num to develop an active presence internationally, especially through European initiatives.
The appointment of Olivier Baude is therefore part of a continuum of services and tasks that allow Huma-Num to continue its activities with no disruption.

Olivier Baude

Olivier Baude is a member of the “Laboratoire Ligérien de Linguistique” and a research professor at the University of Orleans. He defended his thesis in cognitive socio-pragmatics at EHESS-Paris and his research focuses on socio-linguistics and language corpora.
Since 2000 he has been the scientific director of the Observatory of linguistic practices at the General Delegation for the French Language and the Languages of France, Ministry of Culture. In this capacity, he initiated the program “Speech corpora” and the socio-linguistic survey in Orleans. In 2006, he published the results of the former project in a book he coordinated: “Spoken corpora. Good Practice Guide”, CNRS editions and UOP.
He was the president of the scientific council of Huma-Num from 2012 to 2015.