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CFP, Events
By Noëlle Schon / April 4, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: (De)constructing Digital History

What is digital history? The term has been coined since at least 1999 (Ayers, 1999) and was further generalized by...

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ForumZ - The long shadow ow WWII
Events
By Fabio Spirinelli / March 31, 2017

The long shadow of the Second World War: An overview of the debates of the last ForumZ

On 25th March, the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) organised another successful ForumZ, this time on the...

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1968 in the Media- Richard Legay
Events
By Noëlle Schon / March 27, 2017

1968 in the Media / Media Studies Commission Seminar, Paris (by Richard Legay)

Members of the C²DH team assisted to the international seminar organised in Paris by the Media Commission of the FIAT/IFTA...

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PhD Research Diaries
By Noëlle Schon / March 21, 2017

Hidden Figures: Black Women in the History of Computing (by Sytze Van Herck)

As a source of inspiration, motivation, and recreation, my colleague Eva Andersen and I went to the screening of Hidden...

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Events
By Noëlle Schon / March 16, 2017

Benelux, Europe and the Cold War: The power of non-powers

What are the historical roots of views of European defence and Europe’s role in Western defence? How did the early European integration movement perceive American involvement in the development of a common security strategy?

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Events
By Noëlle Schon / March 15, 2017

PROGRAMME EN LIGNE – L’ombre de la Seconde Guerre mondiale : Perspectives pour la recherche

Le deuxième ForumZ portera sur la question de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, de son histoire, de sa mémoire, de ses...

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Hands-on, Tools
By Fabio Spirinelli / March 6, 2017

Tinkering with black boxes and the need for a critical mindset

From 20th to 24th February, a winter school on “Skills in digital humanities” was organised at the University of Luxembourg,...

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PhD Defence
By Noëlle Schon / March 3, 2017

Soutenance de thèse par Sophie Richelle: « Hospices. Lieux et expériences de vieillesses, Bruxelles 1830-1914 »

Soutenance de thèse par Sophie Richelle « Hospices. Lieux et expériences de vieillesses, Bruxelles 1830-1914 » Jeudi, 9 mars 2017 10h00 - 12h00 Blackbox / Maison des Sciences humaines

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Events
By Noëlle Schon / March 1, 2017

INVITATION – Le traité de Maastricht et l’euro: une architecture imparfaite?

Le traité de Maastricht (signé le 7 février 1992) institua l’Union européenne reposant sur trois piliers et lança l’Union économique...

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Events
By Fabio Spirinelli / February 23, 2017

A digital turn? On the future of archives

When the first ForumZ with the topic Archives for the digital era, organized by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and...

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Events
By Noëlle Schon / February 22, 2017

Invitation: KNHG Digital History Workshop

Are historians sufficiently aware of the impact of digitization on the historical methodology and the position of the historian in the changing professional environment? The ‘Interrogating Our Tools – Digital History Workshop’ will bring experts in the field of Digital History together in order to examine the historian’s comprehension of the way in which digital tools influence his/her work.

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ForumZ Twitter
Events
By Noëlle Schon / February 21, 2017

Archives on hold? Some comments on the first #ForumZLu

Die Rede von den Quellen ist in einer Fachsprache wie der philologisch-historischen kaum noch als Metapher wahrgenommen. Wird sie durch...

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ForumZ
Events
By Noëlle Schon / February 21, 2017

The first edition of ForumZ was a big success

ForumZ is a new series of events organised by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH). It serves...

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Events
By Anita Lucchesi / January 20, 2017

Coming soon: ForumZ

ForumZ is a new event series organized by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH). ForumZ (Z for “Zeitgeschichte”, contemporary history) is a platform for a critical and open discussion of current issues in contemporary Luxembourg and European history. Archives and museum representatives, researchers, and teachers, as well as the interested public are warmly invited to join our invited guests and experts for a discussion of current issues, important research perspectives, and new approaches or sources in contemporary history.

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CFP, Events
By Anita Lucchesi / January 20, 2017

CFP: The Ends of the Humanities

The conference The Ends of the Humanities seeks to underline the various ways in which the humanities engage with the future and inform ongoing cultural processes; at the same time, it acknowledges that to ensure their survival, the humanities must reach beyond established traditions in teaching and research. More specifically, it aims to examine how individual fields position themselves in relation to different social issues in the humanities – and which areas need to be developed further.

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Events
By Anita Lucchesi / January 19, 2017

Workshop: La politique de l’Etat luxembourgeois à l’égard des Juifs (années 1930-années 1950)

Le Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, (C²DH), a le plaisir d’inviter à un premier workshop intermédiaire du projet de recherche Luxembourg State Policy towards Jews. 1930s to 1950s (2016-2018). Le projet analyse les continuités et les ruptures dans la politique des autorités luxembourgeoises telles que le gouvernement, la justice, les ministères, police, gendarmerie et Sûreté à l’égard des immigrés et réfugiés juifs avant, pendant et après la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

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Hands-on
By Stefan Krebs / October 31, 2016

Hands-on! Live Phonograph Recording at Conference in Berlin

Last year, Stefan Krebs has organized a panel on “Engaging (with) the Senses: Historiographic, Ethnographic and Artistic Reflections on Studying...

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Events
By Stefania Scagliola / September 29, 2016

How to get them hooked! An alternative approach to a Digital Humanities Workshop

I recently had the opportunity of leading a workshop at the Royal Netherlands Institute of South East Asian and Caribbean Studies in Leiden, the Netherlands, on the 8th and 9th of September with the goal of bringing scholars together and teach them how to apply a number of basic digital tools on a dataset of military memoires. I tried to optimize the learning outcomes by carefully tailoring the content of the presentations and assignments to the level of understanding of the participants. As the feedback from the group was quite positive, I would like to share some of my findings.

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Job advertisement
By Anita Lucchesi / September 8, 2016

New PhD students WANTED!

The DH-LAB is looking for new colleagues! The Historical Institute / Center for Contemporary and Digital History University of Luxembourg has obtained a large grant from the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg in the framework of the so-called PRIDE-program, enabling the creation of a Doctoral Training Unit (DTU) and opens up to 13 positions for PhD students (Doctoral candidates) in the field of digital history and hermeneutics.

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Events
By Max KEMMAN / August 3, 2016

Digital Source Criticism in the 21st century: reconsidering Ranke’s principles in the digital age

For decades the term ‘source criticism’ has evoked associations linked to 19th German century historicism, the archive as the place to be, the written document as the source to trust, with Leopold von Ranke as the driving force behind the professionalisation of history. But what if we add the prefix ‘digital’ to ’source criticism’? How does the principle of a systematic inquiry into the origins and creation of a source, relate to the ubiquitous availability of digitized or digital born online content? What are the consequences of the shift in scholarly practices from the careful study of a genuine document in an archive, to browsing, reading, cutting and pasting electronic copies in front of a computer screen?

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Tools
By Anita Lucchesi / July 22, 2016

Book Scanning Training at the University

Together with three colleagues from the Historical Institute from Luxembourg University I attended a training course on using the newly installed ScanRobot in the Digital History Lab. We were taken through the workflow from machine line-up, book preparation, scanning and file handling. Producing, at the end of the exercises a PDF copy of the various books we worked with.

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Events
By Anita Lucchesi / June 11, 2016

All keynotes from DH Benelux 2016

The last three days have been of intense activity at the University of Luxembourg, hosting the 3rd Edition of DH Benelux Conference, this year co-organized by Uni.lu and the Centre virtuel de la connaissance sur l'Europe (CVCE). With special thanks to our colleagues from the MEDIACentre at Uni.lu for their support and for the livestreaming of this event, we would like to share all the keynotes of DH Benelux 2016.

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Events
By Anita Lucchesi / June 7, 2016

Discover DH research in action

We would like to inform you that on Thursday afternoon, from 15:30 to 18:00, in the first floor of the Maison du Savoir there will be an open session with 38 posters & demos. Some colleagues of Uni.lu will be there. That would be a good opportunity to get to know each other and the current projects on digital humanities our colleagues are doing. Everybody is invited, no registration is required for this session.

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Prizes
By Anita Lucchesi / May 25, 2016

Stefan Krebs has won the ICOHTEC Maurice Daumas Prize 2015.

During the Tel Aviv meeting of the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC), August 16-21, the Maurice Daumas Prize 2015 was granted to Stefan Krebsfor his article "Dial Gauge versus Senses 1-0": German Car Mechanics and the Introduction of New Diagnostic Equipment 1950-1980, published in Technology and Culture 55/2 (2014).

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Historical sources, PhD Research Diaries
By Anita Lucchesi / May 24, 2016

Dispersed thoughts on egodocuments

What if the refugees of nowadays, whether from Syria or any part of the globe, keep diaries that could be used for historians in the near future to tell the story of their fleeing affliction over the so called "refugees crisis"? Would they have become iconic figures of their wars and suffering? Would they have got the right to own a house in new nation? Would they have been translated in other languages? Would people cry on their accounts? There would be movies and museums for them? Would they have earned a NAME?

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PhD Research Diaries, Tools
By Anita Lucchesi / May 24, 2016

I need a research tool to…

Oftentimes, when I mention that I study Digital History to people that are not working on it, I get questions on some computer tricks. Everybody wants to make things faster and easier, and there is an assumption that digital tools can bring (or should bring) a solution for almost everything. Doesn't matter if the subject of study is "digital related" or not, if tools cannot solve problems, it can be misunderstood as if those "digital fancy things" are not really great for nothing in humanities/history realm. And, suddenly, these people interest seems to disappear. "If it has no utility, them we don't need it", at least, in the immediatist point of view.

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Events, PhD Research Diaries
By Anita Lucchesi / May 24, 2016

DHBenelux submissions 2014-2016

A while back I looked at the submissions for DHBenelux 2016 in a blogpost, and I promised to compare to the two earlier conferences. Today is finally the day I publish these comparisons, looking at DHBenelux from 2014 to 2016.

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Events, PhD Research Diaries
By Anita Lucchesi / May 24, 2016

DHBenelux 2016 submissions

This year marks the third annual DHBenelux conference, which cycles through the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The third instalment will be held in Luxembourg, and as part of the local organisation and programme committee I get the chance this year to look at all the submissions. Inspired by Scott Weingart’s series on submissions to the annual ADHO DH conference (see his 2016 post on submissions here), I present you a first analysis of the submissions to DHBenelux 2016.

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PhD Research Diaries
By Anita Lucchesi / May 24, 2016

A PhD Research Diary – First entry

This is the first of a serie of posts I expect to share with you during the next three years of my life, which I will dedicate to my PhD research at the Digital History Lab of the University of Luxembourg, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andreas Fickers. And you are welcome to follow the outstanding upcoming stories in the tag PhD Research Diary. 🙂

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