The scientific file :
the device

To support the work of the scientific committee, there’s a need to build a list of clunisian sites which are clearly identified. To organise and present it, what better than a digital tool ? Its capabilities allow us to identify each site and its place in the whole in a better way.

The EFCS started the Clunypedia project in 2013 : a digital encyclopedia with the object of bringing together (and sometimes even developing) all we know pertaining to the huge Cluniac heritage : texts, plans, drawings, reference works, iconography, audio and video material….so as to make them available to the greatest possible number of researchers, students, the « young public », tourist professionals, tourists themselves, local organisations, the simply curious, etc.

The interactive map is the first to cover, from a broad perspective, the influence of Cluny. The research and the digitisation of clunisian sites began in 2017 and was intensified in 2018 so that the international database enabled the production of complete and precise images of historic sites. The map, continually being worked on, contained nearly 2000 clunisian sites by 2019 ;

Clunypedia allows us to know about – and to understand better – the rôle played by Cluny and cluniac sites in our history, to help preserve and to promote the clunisian heritage, both real and intangible, which it reflects and to be an intelligent medium to reinforce a sense of European cultural identity.