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Roundtable : (Digital) Cultural Heritage at risk. Lessons learned for future preservation strategies

Roundtable : (Digital) Cultural Heritage at risk. Lessons learned for future preservation strategies

www.c2dh.uni.lu The Russian invasion of Ukraine on the 24th of February 2022 shattered long held beliefs and certainties including the idea that all things digital exist in an ephemeral sphere outside of the grim realities of the physical world. Instead, the war emphasized the fragility of servers,data and critical infrastructure to physical threats and their exposure to

23 November 2022


Valérie Schafer
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Repetition and variation in historicizing online virality

Repetition and variation in historicizing online virality

A brief history of rumour and online virality, methodological issues in historicising online virality through web archives and data retrieved from social platforms of the living web.

23 November 2022


Fred Pailler
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Ech kucken net

Ech kucken net

Denis Scuto, historian, former Luxembourg national team footballer, former record-holder of first league matches played in Luxembourg (424 matches from 1982 to 2002) and today vice-director of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) explains why he will not be watching the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

19 November 2022


Denis Scuto
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
This Hard Minett Land. Texte über Luxemburgs Süden, inspiriert von Bruce-Springsteen-Songs. Mit Illustrationen von Dan Altmann

This Hard Minett Land. Texte über Luxemburgs Süden, inspiriert von Bruce-Springsteen-Songs. Mit Illustrationen von Dan Altmann

This book is an invitation to a very special voyage of discovery through Luxembourg's south: around forty Luxembourgish, German, French, Italian, Belgian writers and historians have been inspired by Bruce Springsteen's songs and have written texts about the Luxembourg-Lorraine iron ore basin, "de Minett", and about those who live and have lived there, were born there or immigrated there, worked there, loved there, dreamed there, hoped, struggled, succeeded - or failed.

15 November 2022


Denis Scuto
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
Luxembourg Economy

Luxembourg Economy

Situated in the centre of Europe and bordered by two major powers, France and Germany, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has always sought to maintain an openness to its neighbours, for reasons of security and to give itself access to larger markets. In the 19th century Luxembourg was part of the German customs and trade union (Zollverein). Following the First World War, the country embarked on a process of economic and monetary integration with Belgium via the BLU and it played a driving role in the Benelux Economic Union.

7 November 2022


Elena Danescu
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
WARCnet WG2 activities: a report

WARCnet WG2 activities: a report

3 November 2022


Valérie Schafer
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Jack of All Trades - Stolz und Hilflosigkeit

Jack of All Trades - Stolz und Hilflosigkeit

28 October 2022


Daniel Richter
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
Australian Indigenous Life Writing: Analysing Discourses with Word Embedding Modelling

Australian Indigenous Life Writing: Analysing Discourses with Word Embedding Modelling

The genre of Australian Aboriginal autobiography is a literature of significant socio-political importance, with authors sharing a history different to the one previously asserted by the European settlers which ignored or misrepresented Australia's First People.

28 October 2022


Ekaterina Kamlovskaya
Article
Paper and ink in the Soviet camp 188 in Tambov: capturing the camp life of Luxembourger conscripts

Paper and ink in the Soviet camp 188 in Tambov: capturing the camp life of Luxembourger conscripts

In the talk by Inna Ganschow, the camp experience in the Soviet Union will be treated as a consequence of the forced conscription, namely in its artistic processing. Secretly written diaries and letters of Luxembourg Wehrmacht soldiers or poems of deceased comrades learned by them by heart, they also reached their homeland.

27 October 2022


Inna Ganschow
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
Konsumgüterwerbung und Popkultur in den „langen“ 1960er Jahren: eine transnationale Perspektive

Konsumgüterwerbung und Popkultur in den „langen“ 1960er Jahren: eine transnationale Perspektive

27 October 2022


Matthias Höfer
Article
Wie erzählt man Geschichte(n) für ein breites Publikum? Minett-stories.lu als ein Versuch des Transmedia Storytellings

Wie erzählt man Geschichte(n) für ein breites Publikum? Minett-stories.lu als ein Versuch des Transmedia Storytellings

26 October 2022


Stefan Krebs
  • Public history
Article
Memorial of the Shoah Luxembourg

Memorial of the Shoah Luxembourg

This Memorial is bridging stories and memories of victims and survivors of the Shoah.

24 October 2022


Denis Scuto
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Virtual exhibition
“Challenge accepted”. The many sources to catch the history of virality and memes

“Challenge accepted”. The many sources to catch the history of virality and memes

Gifs and memes (Kaplan and Nova, 2016), “buzz” on the Web and social networks are inherent to digital cultures since the very first steps of the Web (i.e., Godwin’s Law, Dancing babies, Hamster Dance, cf. McGrath, 2019).

20 October 2022


Valérie Schafer
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
“Small is impactful”. Memes and Politics

“Small is impactful”. Memes and Politics

From the Hampster Dance and the Dancing Baby in the second half of the 1990s to the hijacking meme of Bernie and his mittens at the US presidential inauguration or the images of the Evergreen blocked in the Suez Canal, memes have become in the last twenty years an important part of our digital cultures (Shifman, 2014), whose often absurd, playful, corrosive and viral character cannot hide also multiple political dimensions.

20 October 2022


Fred Pailler, Valérie Schafer
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Transcription, Indexing and Analysis in Oral History

Transcription, Indexing and Analysis in Oral History

While TV-interviews are recorded for an already written documentary film script, interviews for the Ukrainian oral history archive of war testimonies are recorded without any expectations. When creating our archive, we do not know what research question of linguists, philosophers or historians will be later. We know that the archive is not going public, that´s the deal.

20 October 2022


Inna Ganschow
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
Special ECREA panel : Rethinking digital sources — making web archives useful for future scholars

Special ECREA panel : Rethinking digital sources — making web archives useful for future scholars

The aim of this panel was to draw attention to the large number of archived web collections, and to rethink the challenges and possibilities that they constitute for studies of past and present mediated communication.

20 October 2022


Valérie Schafer
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Retrieve me if you can... Women and COVID through Web archives

Retrieve me if you can... Women and COVID through Web archives

The COVID crisis has been a shared worldwide and collective experience from March 2020 and lot of voices have echoed each other, may it be related to grief, lockdown, masks and vaccines, homeschooling, etc. However, this unprecedented crisis has also deepened asymmetries and failures within societies, in terms of occupational fields, economic inequalities, health and sanitary access, and we could extend the inventory of these hidden and more visible gaps that were reinforced during the crisis.

18 October 2022


Valérie Schafer
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Let’s talk about web archiving … three institutions, many possibilities

Let’s talk about web archiving … three institutions, many possibilities

This presentation focused on three oral interviews I conducted during the COVID crisis, respectively with the BnL (Bibliothèque nationale du Luxembourg, Els, 2020) in Luxembourg and with INA (Institut national de l’audiovisuel, Schafer, 2020b) and BnF (Bibliothèque nationale de France, Gebeil et al., 2020) in France, to document their web archiving practices and choices during the pandemic.

18 October 2022


Valérie Schafer
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
The Occupational Structure of England and Wales: the 1939 National Register

The Occupational Structure of England and Wales: the 1939 National Register

A gap in the census surveys for England and Wales between 1921 and 1951 hinders the analysis of their labour structure for the interwar years. The present article uses a dataset containing occupational titles from the National Register – a census-like enumeration of 1939, recently digitised by the genealogy service ‘Find My Past’ – which was previously assigned numerical codes (the pst system).

17 October 2022


Matteo Calabrese
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
"Study the historian before you study the facts." Über ein Forschungsseminar an der Universität Luxemburg

"Study the historian before you study the facts." Über ein Forschungsseminar an der Universität Luxemburg

16 October 2022


Andreas Fickers, Christoph Brüll
Article

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