Andreas Fickers

andreasfickers2Andreas Fickers is the director of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) and head of the DH-Lab. He studied history, philosophy and sociology and is currently Professor for Contemporary and Digital History and chair of the Association of Professors of the University of Luxembourg. He took his PhD in 2002 at RTWH Aachen University and worked as Assistant Professor for television history at Utrecht University (2003-2007) and Associate Professor for comparative media history at Maastricht University (2007-2013).

Main research interests: digital history, media history, history of technology, transnational European history, experimental media archaeology, public history.


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Anita Lucchesi

anita-lucchesiAnita Lucchesi is a PhD Candidate in Digital and Public History at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (University of Luxembourg), with a project supported by the National Research Fund, Luxembourg (AFR-FNR PhD Grant, PhD project retained for funding from 2015 to 2018). Master in Comparative History by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, with a degree in History by the same University. Anita’s Bachelors monograph on the relationship between History and New Media won a prize from the Brazilian  Society for Theory and History of Historiography has been published as an eBook. Her Master thesis compared the developments of Digital history/Digital Historiography in Italy and United States between 2001-2011. In Luxembourg, she is doing a digital public history project on Italian and Portuguese memories in Luxembourg.

Main research interests: public history, digital history, oral history, historiography, migration history, transnationalism, memory studies.

Current project: Shaping a digital memory platform on migration narratives: a public history project on Italian and Portuguese migration memories in Luxembourg (see details).

Supervisor: Prof. Andreas Fickers (FLSHASE / IPSE / Institute of History)

For more information, check out her institutional profile or her page. She also has a personal blog and a Twitter account (@alucchesi).

Max Kemman

4d61782e4b656d6d616e4b454d4d4d4133313830Max Kemman is a PhD student at University of Luxembourg specialised in scholarly use of digital research tools. His main interests are the use of these tools and how they can be improved to enhance scholarly practices, focusing on the user requirements and usability of digital research tools. This research has thus far been conducted within research projects developing research systems for several types of datasets; audiovisual archives (AXES, FP7), oral history collections (Oral History Today, CLARIAH) and linked data of political debates (Talk of Europe, CLARIN) linked with media coverage (PoliMedia, CLARIN). From November 2014, Max Kemman will be conducting a PhD research under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Fickers focusing on the methodological and epistemological consequences of Digital History.

Main research interest: digital history, digital research tool, digital archive, online search.

Current project: Digital History as Trading Zone

Supervisor: Prof. Andreas Fickers (FLSHASE / IPSE / Institute of History)

For more information, check out his institutional profile. He also has a personal blog and a Twitter account (@MaxKemman).

Stefan Krebs

SKStefan Krebs is a senior researcher at the Laboratoire d’Histoire, Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education at the University of Luxembourg. He studied history, political science and philosophy at the universities Aachen and Aix-en-Provence. He received his PhD in the history of technology from RWTH Aachen University. As postdoc, Stefan Krebs worked in projects on the cultural history of car sound design (Eindhoven University of Technology) and the listening practices of engineers, scientists and physicians (Maastricht University). He is author of Technikwissenschaft als soziale Praxis. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2009; (together with Karin Bijsterveld, Eefje Cleophas and Gijs Mom) Sound and Safe: A History of Listening Behind the Wheel. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

This year he received the Maurice Daumas prize of the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC) for his article “Dial Gauge versus Senses 1 – 0” : German Auto Mechanics and the Introduction of New Diagnostic Equipment, 1950–1980. Technology and Culture 55, 2 (2014): 354–389.

Main research interest: history and sociology of technology, oral history, sound studies, science & technology studies, experimental media archaeology.


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Stef Scagliola

Stef SStefcagliola is of Italian origin and was trained as a traditional historian in the Netherlands at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Here she also conducted her PhD research from 1997 to 2002 on the discourse about Dutch war crimes committed during the Indonesian independence war from 1945 to 1949. This theme made her conscious of the importance and complexity of oral history sources, and led to the creation of the Dutch Veterans Interview Project for the Dutch ministry of Defense. This was the first large scale ‘digital born’ interview collection in the Netherlands consisting of 1000 audio interviews with a representative number of Dutch veterans of war and military missions. Because of its extensive documentation and innovative use of ICT applications, the project enabled the development of a multidisciplinary research agenda that connects challenges for computer and information science scholars with those of Humanities and Social Science researchers.

Back at the Erasmus University, she was able to further develop this line of research at the Erasmus Studio for e-research, through her involvement in the FP7 search technology project AXES and the video-oral history project Post Yugoslav Voices. She was also involved in creating resources for teaching Digital Humanities. She coordinated the minor Digital Culture, developed a search environment for DH courses that covers Europe, and is involved in the Erasmus + project DARIAH Teach, a consortium with six countries that is developing open access Digital Humanities online teaching modules.

Main research interest: oral history, digital history, digital humanities, digital source criticism, digital literacy.


For more information check out her institutional page.

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