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Kinsources – an open platform for the storage and analysis of kinship data for scientific use – Kinsources

Submission summary

The aim of the project is the development of an open interactive online platform for sharing and analysing kinship data (genealogies, terminologies and residential data) used in scientific research (particularly in anthropology, history and demography). Combining the functions of an archive of primary sources with those of a toolbox providing advanced software for their analysis, the project forms part of a research perspective aiming to understand the interactions between genealogy, terminology and space in the emergence of kinship structures. The platform is hosted by the TGE (very large environment) Adonis, thus uniting the principles of secure data storage, open access, and scientific quality control, while at the same time allowing for continuous data completion and software improvement by authors and developers. Having as its medium-term objective to bring together a large part of the kinship data used in international scientific research, the platform will constitute an important and innovative research instrument providing kinship studies with both a solid empirical basis and an integrated analytical framework.

Project coordination

OLIVIER KYBURZ (Laboratoire d'ethnologie et sociologie comparative) –

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


CRM Centre Roland Mousnier
LaDeHiS - CRH Laboratoire de démographie et d'histoire sociale - Centre de recherches historiques
LAS/CDF/EHESS/CNRS Laboratoire d'anthropologie sociale
LESC Laboratoire d'ethnologie et sociologie comparative

Help of the ANR 357,448 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: January 2013 - 36 Months

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