Artl@s is a research group on artistic and cultural globalization, engaged in the decentralization of historical sources with the Digital Humanities. It produces and puts online digital sources available to researchers, including a global database of exhibition catalogues in the 19th and 20th centuries. With its mapping and analysis tools, the catalogue database contributes to dephasing our sources, our stories, and to building bridges between artistic geographies. Structured around its seminar and review, Artl@s is also at the initiative of training workshops on digital and transnational approaches. The group regularly organizes international meetings on world art history, social art history, and digital humanities.
Launched in 2009 at the École normale supérieure de Paris (ENS) by Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel, Artl@s brings together researchers interested in spatial, transnational and digital approaches to art history.