Florence Gillet

Florence GilletFlorence Gillet received a history licentiate from the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). She worked for several years on colonial memory as well as on the historical approach of iconographic and audio sources. Her first project concerned the social memory of the former Belgian colonials and was based on a large written survey and interviews. She then worked on an analysis of the colonial films of the Belgian filmmaker André Cauvin. Finally, she approached the issue of colonial memory by making use of photographic archives of individuals as sources of colonial history and reflections of the collective memory. Florence recently obtained a Master’s degree in Science and Technology of Information and Communication and her thesis dealt with outsourcing in the context of digitisation projects in heritage institutions. She has been in charge of the collections Images and Sounds of the CegeSoma since 2008 and since 2014 she is also responsible for digitisation projects and the development of projects oriented towards the Digital Humanities.