The Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (IRHT) is an independent Institute within the CNRS (UPR 841).
The direction at IRHT is aided by an administrative and financial team and project managers.
The administrative and financial team assists the direction and intervenes in behalf of the laboratory’s research sections and services. It manages employment and personnel, the preparation, execution and control of the budget, contracts, and formal research agreements.
- Karima Pedemas is editorial manager of the collections at IRHT: Documents, études, repertoires; Sources d’Histoire médiévale
- Véronique Trémault helps coordinate the annual photographic campaigns in the patrimonial libraries (manuscripts and incunables)
The library which holds more than 110,000 volumes, is composed of two central libraries and the libraries of each of the thirteen sections, housed on five sites. The section libraries contain many of the resources of daily necessity to the members of the section (“associated documentation”).
The center, for digitized resources, created in 2012, brings together in one unit specialised personnel in technology of digitized photography, computerisation, publication and computer graphics. It is composed of four services: “Images”, “Publication”, “Systems and networks”, “Development and interoperability”. It collaborates with researchers, helping to cope with needs arising from the increasing complexity of the projects.
According to the lines of enquiry and the main activities of research, the sections are presented in the organigram under one of two distinct rubrics: ‘manuscripts and early books’ or ‘books and their texts’. In accomplishing their tasks, however, members of each section master as necessary a knowledge both of the material manuscript and early book and the texts it contains.
The laboratory board includes 19 members: the director and, if the appointment exists, the associate director or sub-director, 12 elected members, 5 members appointed by the direction from among the personnel. The board has a consultative role, especially concerning scientific policy, the budget, teaching and human resources.
The scientific board brings together the direction, the head of the research sections and the head of the centre for digitized resources. This board elaborates the laboratory’s scientific policies.