On January 17-19 2019, the Pireh (Pôle informatique de Recherche et d'Enseignement en Histoire – Université Paris 1) is organizing at the Sorbonne a conference on the relationships between History, language and text analysis.
The goal of this conference is to explore the present uses of statistical and computational analysis of texts in history. Recent intellectual and technical developments invite us to rethink and redefine the way these tools can be used by historians, whether for combining history and linguistics, exploring or mining massive textual sources, or for enriching more traditional historical methods.
We hope the conference will lead to fruitful discussions between historians of all periods, and more broadly between the disciplines interested in text analysis (linguistics, sociology, literary studies, mathematics, computer sciences, etc.).