Frédéric Kaplan named associate professor

Frédéric Kaplan © EPFL

Frédéric Kaplan © EPFL

The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology announced the appointment of some 20 professors at EPFL on September 26, including the promotion of College of Humanities (CDH) Professor Frédéric Kaplan.

Currently a CDH tenure-track assistant professor, and head of the Digital Humanities Lab (DHLab), Kaplan has now been named Associate Professor of Digital Humanities by the ETH Board.

Frédéric Kaplan is a talented and internationally acclaimed scientist. His work makes a substantial contribution to positioning EPFL as a leading institution in digital humanities, which combine information technology, big data and methodological practice in the human and social sciences.

The “Venice Time Machine” project, which facilitates the spatial visualisation of history and historical documents from the State Archives of Venice, is one example of Frédéric Kaplan’s trailblazing approach.