Artl@s is a research project on artistic and cultural globalization, which aims at decentering historical sources, methods, and narratives.
Our main initiative is the building of BasArt, a global database of exhibition catalogues (19th-20th centuries) that we are making freely available on our website through a mapping interface that enables detailed quantitative and geographic analyses.
We are also publishing a peer-reviewed journal in collaboration with Purdue University Press. The Artl@s Bulletin is devoted to transnational questions in the history of arts, and is open to innovation in research methods, particularly the quantitative possibilities offered by digital mapping and data visualization.
Artl@s hosts annual seminars in Paris and in Geneva, and regularly organizes international meetings on world art history, social art history, and digital humanities. It is also at the initiative of training workshops on digital and transnational approaches.