American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language

ARTFL (American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language) is one of the older and better-known research and development projects in the digital humanities.  It arose in the early 1980s from a collaboration with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) to support research on the Treasury of the French Language (TLF) in North America.  ARTFL currently has some 340 educational institutions subscribing to its literary databases Under PhiloLogic in North America and is sustained by a mix of university support, subscription fees, and grants from public and private sources.  While continuing to expand its subscriber-based services, ARTFL is also engaged in a variety of collaborative research and development projects that extend well beyond its original orientation toward French literature.  These projects include work with teams in North America and Europe, such as the Opera della vocabolario italiano (CRS, Florence), the Ecole Nationale des Chartes (Sorbonne, Paris), the Musée de Balzac (Paris), the Echo de la Fabrique (Lyons), and the American Archives project (Northern Illinois) as well as with other units at the University of Chicago, such as the Digital South Asian Library, Digital Dictionaries of South Asia, and Perseus Under PhiloLogic.