Edgar Lejeune joins the Vossius Center for three months in October 2021 as a Research Fellow with the project 'Circulation of computer programs and corpora between linguistic and medieval history in the 1970s (France, Belgium)'.
Edgar Lejeune first studied law and history at University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. He then obtained a Master degree in history and philosophy of science at University Paris 7 Diderot, with a dissertation on the impact of the personal computer on the writing of an historian of science, Gérard Simon.
Since 2016, he has been a PhD student at University Paris 7 Diderot, under the direction of both a linguist Shirley Carter-Thomas and a historian of science Karine Chemla. He works on the first uses of computers in medieval history in France, Germany, and Italy, using both linguistic and historical methods. He also gives courses on quantitative methods for the Humanities at Paris-Sciences-Lettre since 2017.