After having read some articles of my fellow students, maybe you’d like to know a little more about me.
My name is Johanna and I am a 22 year-old French student of the Rare Book and Digital Humanities master. I’ve been living in Besançon for 7 years by now. I’ve always been interested in History and books in general.
When I was in high school, I chose to study Literature, English and Philosophy for my cursus. Then, I entered Franche-Comté University to do a bachelor’s degree in History.
Today, here I am, finally combining the two subjects I love. However, at the beginning it wasn’t that simple. During my third -and last- year of my bachelor’s degree, I still wasn’t sure about what I wanted to do.
And it’s at this time that my English teacher told me about the RBDH Master. The eclecticism of the courses, the international and professional aspects immediately attracted me. After three very theoretical years, I wanted to specialize and to learn how to use tools but mostly, to produce things.
You can imagine my surprise when I was said that we’re going to make a collective project with the Saint-Genevieve Library of Paris, that we’re going to attend an auction sale… What amazing concrete projects are waiting for us.
By now, my preference still goes to the 16th century and to the history of Humanism and I think this is going to be my subject’s period. I’m interested in Christophe Plantin’s work as a printer and his relationship with Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle who was his benefactor and protector.
Currently, I don’t know yet what I exactly want to do for a living but I’m sure later I’d like to work in book culture, its conservation and its promotion.
Hoping you’ll find our blog enriching, have a nice visit!