Started in 2009 at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris by Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel, Artl@s brings together scholars interested in a Spatial (Digital) approach.

Artl@s is a project on the spatial and transnational history of the arts and humanities, based on the collaboration of quantitative methods and cartographic visualization. It develops and publishes a global database of exhibition catalogues from the 19th to the 20th century. With its cartographic and analytic tools, the database aims at decentering sources, perspectives, and narratives, as well as building bridges between artistic geographies. Structured around its seminar and journal, Artl@s also holds training workshops on digital and transnational approaches. The group regularly organizes international conferences on global and social art history.

Director: Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel
Base: École Normale Supérieure, Paris