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Education & Research interests

  • 2017-2018 : Postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, CA, Department of History/Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), Digital Humanities Asia (DHAsia) program. 2012-2017: PhD in History at the Lyons Institute for East Asian Studies (IAO), Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon (ENS-Lyon), under the co-supervision of Prof. C. Henriot (AMU, Aix-Marseille) and C. Benedict (Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.). Title: "'Placing the history of advertising': A spatial history of advertising in modern Shanghai (1905-1949)".
  • 2012-2014: Creation and management of the junior research lab "Nhumerisme" devoted to Digital Humanities.
  • 2011-2012: Master of Arts in History, ENS Lyon, under the supervision of Christian Henriot (IAO, Université "Lumière" Lyon 2), high honors. Title: "The emergence of modern advertising in China (mid 19th-mid 20th)".
  • 2010-2012: Political Sciences and Public Affairs Program at the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne – ENS Ulm (Paris).
  • 2009-2010: Intensive Chinese language courses at Beijing Capital Normal University (Beijing, China).  
  • 2009: Admission to the "Agregation" teaching qualification in History. 
  • 2007-2009: Master of Arts in History, under the supervision of Prof. Christian Henriot (IAO, Université "Lumière" Lyon 2). Title: "The photographic factory of China: a study of the French Jesuit Reviers de Mauny’s photographic collection (1932-1933)" (high honors). Art History Program at the “Louvre” Museum School, Paris.
  • 2007: Bachelor of Arts in History at the ENS-LSH and the Université "Lumière" Lyon 2 (high honors).
  • 2006: Admission to the Ecole Normale Supérieure Lettres & Sciences Humaines (ENS-LSH), Lyon.
  • 2004-2006: Intensive training courses (“Classes préparatoires”) at "Lycée Henri IV", Paris. 
  • 2004: "Baccalaureat" degree in Science, with Mathematics as a special option (high honors).

Teaching & Work Experience

  • 2015-2016: Teaching Assistant (ATER) at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, with the Department of History, Master "History & Civilizations". I taught two seminars ("History and Images" and "Spatial approaches to history"). I animated a workshop "Computing and digital tools for historians" and personal tutorials for graduate students.
  • 2012-2014: Teaching Assistant (ACE) at the ENS Lyon for undergraduate and graduate students (ENS and "Classe passerelle" students). I animated various courses and workshops devoted to historical sources and methodology, introduction to Chinese and Asian history, post-colonial studies, history of advertising and consumption, visual and digital history.
  • 2012-2014: Expert for the French Evaluation Agency for Research and Higher Education (AERES/HCERES), Paris: Ecole Nationale des Chartes (2012-2013) and Ecole d'Architecture de Versailles (2013-2014).
  • 2010: Summer internship at the French National Congress (Assemblée Nationale), Archives department, in Paris (three months).
  • 2008: Deputy Press Attaché at the Consulate General of France in Atlanta, GA (three-month summer internship).
  • 2007: Assistant Producer for the French radio station "France culture", Paris (three-month summer internship).

Multimedia Scholarship

  • MADSpace (Mapping advertising spaces in modern Shanghai): a digital platform devoted to a spatial history of advertising in modern Shanghai (1905-1949)
  • Advertising History: a research blog on the history of advertising in China and elsewhere.

Research grants and fellowhips

  • 2017: Andrew Mellon Foundation (DHAsia Program), Postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, CA.
  • 2015: Research grant from "Observatoire du Bonheur" (Coca-Cola Company).
  • 2015: Chiang-Ching Kuo Foundation, Doctoral Fellowship.
  • 2014: Mobility grant from Region Rhône-Alpes (Explora'Doc Program).
  • 2013: Mobility grant from "Programme Avenir Lyon Saint-Etienne" (PALSE).
  • 2012-2015: Doctoral fellowship from ENS Lyon.
  • 2009: Mobility grant from Region Rhône-Alpes (Explora'Sup Program).

Academic Programs and Research abroad

  • 2014-2015: Shanghai Municipal Archives; Shanghai Public Library; Shanghai, China (six months).
  • 2014: Stanford University, Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Archives and Library, East Asia Library (two months).
  • 2014: State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia University, Columbia, MO (one month). 
  • 2014: John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History, Duke University, Durham, NC (three months).
  • 2013: Georgetown University, Washington, DC.: Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Maryland (three months).
  • 2012:Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. National Science Council (NSC) of Taiwan exchange program (three months).
  • 2009-2010: Capital Normal University, Beijing, China (nine months). Intensive Chinese courses.
  • 2008: New York University, New York, USA (two months).
  • 2008: East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, China (four months). Intensive Chinese courses.

Travel experience in Europe (England, Germany, Austria, Greece, Italy), the United States and Asia (China, Japan, Hongkong, Macau, South Korea, Vietnam).

Linguistic and digital skills

Languages: English (fluent), Chinese and Spanish (good working knowledge).

Digital basic tools: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe (Acrobat Pro, Photoshop), Internet Explorer (mailing, data mining), note taking applications (Evernote, Framapad), bibliographic (Zotero) and mind-mapping tools (X-mind).

Digital advanced research tools: relational databases (Fichoz/Actoz, Filemaker), networks analysis and vizualization tools (Cytoscape), qualitative analysis tools (NVivo), Geographical Information System (QGIS, ArcGis), interactive timelines (Chronozoom, "La ligne du temps"), multimedia publishing tools (Scalar, Vizstory, Freizo). 

Other activities

Commitment in organizations

  • Elected student representative at the Scientific Research Council, ENS Lyon (2011-2012)
  • Board of Students, ENS Lyon (Communication Attaché)
  • Drama Association "ENScène" (Secretary)
  • China Institute, Communication Attaché, Paris (2009-2011)

Personal interests

  • Musical instruments: piano, saxophone
  • Sports: tennis (competition), badminton, running (semi-marathon), biking, horse-riding
  • Readings: Classical literature, comics and graphic novels
  • Movies and TV shows (Madmen, Dexter, Boardwalk empire)
  • Museums and art exhibitions.








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  • Cécile Armand. Revealing/reviving ghost advertisements: Using street photographs to visualize outdoor advertising in modern Shanghai. 2017 Wiles Colloquium "New Lenses on China: Photography in Modern Chinese History and Historiography", Jun 2017, Belfast, Ireland. 〈https://blogs.qub.ac.uk/newlensesonchina/〉. 〈halshs-01540968〉
  • Cécile Armand. The Grapes of Happiness: Selling Sun-Maid Raisins to the Chinese (1920s-1930s). Advertising and Marketing in China: Chinese-Western Cultural Encounters (19th c.-Present), Nov 2014, San Francisco, United States. 〈halshs-01575404〉
  • Cécile Armand. Advertising Childhood in Shanghai (1850-1949): The making of a transcultural realm through commercial images/experiences of children. Visual Transculturalities: Depictions of Power and Constructions of (the) Gaze, Jun 2014, Heidelberg, Germany. 〈http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/〉. 〈halshs-01540953〉
  • Cécile Armand. La publicité délivrée : en finir avec le mythe d'une publicité hors du livre et des humanités. Les Humanités délivrées, Oct 2013, Lausanne, Suisse. 〈halshs-01575405〉
  • Cécile Armand. The patrimonialization process of advertising: From scorn and mistrust to documentary heritage, archive, and history. Digital Heritage International Congress (Digital Heritage), Oct 2013, Marseille, France. 1, Digital Heritage International Congress (Digital Heritage). 〈http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6743814/?reload=true〉. 〈10.1109/DigitalHeritage.2013.6743814〉. 〈halshs-01540957〉

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  • Cécile Armand. Retour de Bournemouth : quelques réflexions historiennes sur The Connected Past: The Future of Past Networks ? (22-25 août 2017). Compte-rendu de la conférence Connected Past pour la revue ARCS - Analyse de réseaux pour les s.. 2018. 〈hal-01741965〉

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