Research seminar series: « Les données à mille temps »

The main purpose of the research seminar series « Les données à mille temps » is to explore and analyse the relation between time and data.

Data – like other informational or cultural objects – are deeply rooted in time. Every piece of data occurs through time, and it is often only meaningful within the context of time. The term “data” has been variously defined, but many of its definitions focus on the temporal nature of data.  Let us take as an example this definition of data, given by the International Organization for Standardisation, which is as follows: “Data: a calendar representation of a point in time”.

The main purpose of this seminar series is to explore and clarify this relation between time and data. It aims at assessing the current practical and theoretical state of understanding of this topic by bringing together Library and Information Science professionals and academic and researchers from different fields (ranging from Library and Information Science, History, Sociology, Epistemology to – why not – Computer Sciences).  

Mots-clefs : data, time


The first research session is scheduled on July 11, 2019.

Its title is “Data: carte blanche” and it is packed with 4 insightful presentations by:

  • Jerôme Denis, professor of sociology of innovation, at the École des Mines de Paris
  • Marie Deprès-Lonnet, professor of Information and Communication sciences at University of Lyon 2
  • Céline Gyuon, president of the Association of French Archivists.
  • Valérie Schafer, professor of history at University of Luxembourg

You are all very welcome to attend.



For any information related to this seminar please contact its scientific coordinator: Agnieszka Tona, agnieszka.tona@enssib.fr


17/21 boulevard du 11 novembre 1918
69623 Villeurbanne Cedex France
Tél : + 33 (0)4 72 44 43 43

Date et lieu

10 juillet 2019 / 10h30-16h00

Amphithéâtre - Enssib