Ever since it started, Hypotheses has included academic blogs in different languages in its holdings: in English (45 blogs, such as Caste, Land and Custom http://clac.hypotheses.org/), Spanish (9 blogs, such as Nuevo Mundo Radar http://nuevomundoradar.hypotheses.org/), German (6, such as Trivium http://trivium.hypotheses.org/), Portuguese (4, such as Indústrias Culturais http://industrias-culturais.hypotheses.org/), Arabic (3, such as Lire le livre http://lirelelivre.hypotheses.org/), etc. With the opening of an OpenEdition office in Lisbon in 2011, Hypotheses has reinforced its policy of internationalization.
In addition to wanting to make the platform known outside of France and of hosting blogs by researchers from around the world, the aim of Hypotheses is to establish Hypotheses.org in Portuguese, German, English and other languages with the help of partner platforms. Hypotheses is thus looking to accommodate the various national communities under the umbrella of an extended international community.
Thus, since September 2011 several portals has been created:
- de.hypotheses, Hypotheses’ German-language portal in collaboration with the Max Weber Foundation;
- es.hypotheses, Hypotheses’ Spanish-language portal in collaboration with the UNED;
- fr.hypotheses, Hypotheses’ French-language portal.
Contents in a particular language community can be displayed both on the general Hypotheses platform and on the platform of the specific language community. Every portal syndicates the posts written in its corresponding language.
Every portal has its own Academic Committee. Community management and content development are made in the language of the linguistic community.
All posts published on the different portals will also appear on Hypotheses and in the catalogue of all the scholarly blogs as well.
Developments underway will allow blogs to be browsed and managed in the chosen language.
The internationalization of Hypotheses falls within the project for internationalization of the three OpenEdition platforms.