CE27 - Études du passé, patrimoines, cultures

Digital Tristes Tropiques – TROPIQUES

Submission summary

The present project aims at the digital genetic edition of Tristes Tropiques, a masterpiece of anthropology written by Claude Lévi-Strauss in 1955. Tracing the creative process in all its complexity is now a recognised approach for writers, artists, but also philosophers. In the social sciences, however, no genetic edition has yet been attempted. The genetic edition of Tristes Tropiques aims to represent the process of writing and to reconstruct the development of the thought of a major twentieth-century anthropologist. Contributing to contemporary reflection on the ways in which science is done, our project is also part of the current trend to make research data available, in line with the National Plan for Open Science (2017), and it is intended to pave the way for other genetic publishing ventures in the social sciences.

Project coordination

Paolo D'Iorio (Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes)

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.


ITEM Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes
EHESS Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Paris
DRE Direction de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement

Help of the ANR 342,488 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: January 2023 - 36 Months

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