Knowledge sharing2021-09-16T15:14:29+02:00

Knowledge sharing

The training of the members of the UMR is ensured externally by our supervisory authorities (doctoral schools, CNRS delegation) but also internally through dedicated seminars. Each year, the UMR updates the Unit Training Plan (Plan de Formation de l’Unité, PFU) which presents the training courses followed and organized by the members of the UMR.

Here are some training seminars to come or that have been held in the last few years:

UMR Internal Training Seminars

The members of the UMR regularly attend training seminars. The trainings oriented towards pure research are most often done via the Actions Nationales de Formations or summer school.

For example, engineers and technicians provide annual training seminars in the use of databases (creation and exploitation) and in geographic information systems through the open-source suite Qgis.

Within the framework of the transverse subject “Data and Protocols in Digital Humanities” which aims at setting up open and reproducible science protocols in research programs, other more specific training seminars are provided to promote open science: bibliographic sharing, versioning with gitlab, markdown creation with R.

Future seminar dates will be announced as soon as available.

External Training Courses

Training in computer science or in languages (English, Chinese, etc.) is provided by the cotutelles, notably the CNRS.
For example, teachers and researchers provide training in network analysis.

Future dates will be announced as soon as possible.

Introduction to Network Analysis with R

November 19 and 26, 2019 in Paris

Géotéca (ex Pôle Image, Université Paris 7), the transversal axis “Data and Protocols in Digital Humanities” (UMR Géographie-cités) and the GDR Analyse de réseaux en SHS offer a two-day training course devoted to network analysis with R.

Introduction to Network Analysis

October 15 and 16, 2019 in Rennes

The GDR Analyse de réseaux en sciences humaines et sociales, in collaboration with the Réseaux et Histoire group, offers two days of initiation to network analysis. This training is followed by the fifth Réseaux et Histoire meeting.


Several members of the laboratory are actively involved in the realization of MOOC.

Exchange and Proximity: The First Law of Geography

This MOOC provides an opportunity to become familiar with the observation of exchange flows between places, to develop a better understanding of modelling compared to maps that may seem inextricable, and to learn how to use the gravity model to understand exchanges and interactions in the spatial organization of societies.

Networks for Understanding the World

At the end of this course, you will be able to describe how networks are designed and organized to develop a territory, state some basic principles of graph theory and make simple measurements, and explain the results of their application in many areas where they are used today.

Global City Systems

At the end of this course, you will have a global vision of what determines the diversity of cities in terms of size, economic activity, social composition, and landscape and cultural variety throughout the world. You will have the keys to understand the scope for actions that contribute to their evolution. You will have a clear awareness of the richness associated with urban diversity in terms of possible solutions for the sustainability of development and “living together.”

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