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Crunch time for EMU

Crunch time for EMU

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the Werner Report, it is well worth analysing the role of Economic and Monetary Union at a time of uncertainty as to the wider European project, via an interdisciplinary approach that draws on historical and archive research and takes into consideration the theoretical debates in the literature and the various methodological challenges.What are the multifaceted future provocation facing Economic and Monetary Union? What steps still need to be taken to complete the project?

8 October 2020


Elena Danescu
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
WWII: Russen im besetzten Luxemburg

WWII: Russen im besetzten Luxemburg

The Second World War brought together several groups of emigrants in occupied Luxembourg whose roots lay in Tsarist Russia. At the beginning of the 20th century steel industry workers came from what was then Russian Poland, while Jewish merchants from Ukraine who fled the pogroms also settled there. After the First World War, the group was enlarged by the former prisoners of war and after the October Revolution of 1917 by the political refugees, often members of the so-called White Guard, from the Russian Empire.

8 October 2020


Inna Ganschow
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
#WernerReport@50 internet portal & conference

#WernerReport@50 internet portal & conference

#WernerReport@50 internet portal is the result of an interdisciplinary project using state-of-the-art methods for the digital processing and presentation of historical content. The project was coordinated at the C2DH by the following specialists: Ori Elisar, Daniele Guido, Robert Beta and Lars Wieneke (infrastructure), Elena Danescu (content), François Klein (audiovisual resources) and Sarah Cooper (linguistic aspects).

7 October 2020


Elena Danescu, Lars Wieneke, François Klein, Daniele Guido
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Epistemic communities in building EMU: Pierre Werner, Robert Triffin and Jean Monnet in European monetary cooperation.

Epistemic communities in building EMU: Pierre Werner, Robert Triffin and Jean Monnet in European monetary cooperation.

On 8 October 1970 in Luxembourg, Pierre Werner officially presented the plan by stages for an economic and monetary union (EMU) in the European Community. This document was the result of seven months of discussions by a group of experts from the six Member States, chaired by the Luxembourg Prime Minister and Finance Minister. The Werner Report set out the broad lines, principles and stages of an EMU based on the principle of irreversibility and an approach rooted in perfect symmetry between the economic and monetary aspects, with political union as the ultimate objective.

7 October 2020


Elena Danescu
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Staging the Nation in an Intermediate Space: Cultural Policy in Luxembourg and the State Museums (1918-1974)

Staging the Nation in an Intermediate Space: Cultural Policy in Luxembourg and the State Museums (1918-1974)

Cultural policy has been analysed from various perspectives, ranging from sociology over cultural studies to political science. Historians have also been interested in cultural policy, but they have barely reflected on a theoretical framework. In addition, cultural policy has not been thoroughly researched in Luxembourg. The present thesis aims to contribute to this gap and examines how national cultural policy in Luxembourg evolved from the 1920s to the early 1970s.

1 October 2020


Fabio Spirinelli
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
Guide historique et architectural Esch-sur-Alzette

Guide historique et architectural Esch-sur-Alzette

1 October 2020


Denis Scuto
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
Using word embeddings to explore the Aboriginality discourse in a corpus of Australian Aboriginal autobiographies

Using word embeddings to explore the Aboriginality discourse in a corpus of Australian Aboriginal autobiographies

This submission presents intermediate results of the PhD project analysing discourses in a corpus of Australian Aboriginal autobiographies with word embedding modelling.

29 September 2020


Ekaterina Kamlovskaya
Article
2 août 1980, 10.25 h

2 août 1980, 10.25 h

26 September 2020


Denis Scuto
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
"Vouloir, connaître, agir"

"Vouloir, connaître, agir"

Au sein de l’Union européenne, le Luxembourg est le pays qui peut se targuer de la plus longue expérience d’intégration économique et politique – 170 ans. Au sortir de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, l’implication active du Grand-Duché dans ce processus fut le fruit d’un choix délibéré, motivé par sa situation géopolitique et économique, par sa nature de petit État et par une conviction profonde.

26 September 2020


Elena Danescu
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Keynote lecture: The Hybrid Historian - Historical Research in the Digital Age

Keynote lecture: The Hybrid Historian - Historical Research in the Digital Age

In the past decade, we have witnessed a shift from technological determinism to more attention to the methodological and epistemological changes in historical research which the digital turn has brought about. This talk will focus on how the practice of doing history has changed in the digital age against the background of broader historical developments in the so-called digital humanities.

25 September 2020


Gerben Zaagsma
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
A Transnational Perspective on Luxembourg’s Judicial History through the Lens of the Trajectory of Jean-Jacques Willmar

A Transnational Perspective on Luxembourg’s Judicial History through the Lens of the Trajectory of Jean-Jacques Willmar

25 September 2020


Vera Fritz
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
Régions transfrontalières en Europe: quelle est la place du Luxembourg?

Régions transfrontalières en Europe: quelle est la place du Luxembourg?

La coopération transfrontalière en Europe émerge dans les années 1960, dans le cadre de jumelages entre municipalités et sur la toile de fond marqué par la construction de la Communauté économique européenne (CEE). Elle se développera sous l’impulsion du Conseil de l’Europe – qui promouvra les relations de bon voisinage entre les autorités locales des États concernés, et de la CEE – qui mettra en place un système d’accords de coopération transfrontalière entre les pays communautaires, ainsi qu’avec les pays voisins.

25 September 2020


Elena Danescu
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Book presentation: Geschichte einer atomisierten Diaspora

Book presentation: Geschichte einer atomisierten Diaspora

The First World War led to the collapse of the great multiethnic European empires. In Russia, the monarchy is swept away and replaced by the soviet regime. Until 1923, the country was torn apart by a multi-faceted civil war. Moreover, in response to the national awakening of ethnic minorities encompassed in the former Russian space, young national states (Poland, Baltic States, Georgia ...) are being established on the edges of the former empire of the tsars.

24 September 2020


Inna Ganschow
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
Inside the Trading Zone: Thinkering in a Digital History Lab

Inside the Trading Zone: Thinkering in a Digital History Lab

The goal of this article is to critically reflect on the practical and epistemological challenges of doing historical research in the digital age. The analysis is based on a case study of the Doctoral Training Unit (DTU) “Digital History and Hermeneutics”, an interdisciplinary research and training programme that was established at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) of the University of Luxembourg.

21 September 2020


Andreas Fickers, Tim van der Heijden
  • Public history
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
  • Contemporary history of Europe
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
Virtuelle Ausstellung: Zeitschichten. Erkundungen eines Zwischenraums. Ostbelgien 1920-2020

Virtuelle Ausstellung: Zeitschichten. Erkundungen eines Zwischenraums. Ostbelgien 1920-2020

East Belgium 1920-2020 is a virtual exhibition about the History of the region Eupen-Malmedy-Sankt Vith since the change of nationality in 1920. It is the result of a collaboration between the German-speaking Community of Belgium, the Zentrum für Ostbelgische Geschichte and the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) at the University of Luxembourg.

20 September 2020


Andreas Fickers, Vitus Sproten, Christoph Brüll
Article
Exposition virtuelle Post Luxembourg

Virtual exhibition '175 years of POST Luxembourg'

Virtual exhibition to celebrate the 175th anniversary of POST Luxembourg.

18 September 2020


Aurélia Lafontaine, Andreas Fickers
  • Public history
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Virtual exhibition
100 Jahre Ostbelgien

Virtual exhibition 'East Belgium 1920-2020'

East Belgium 1920-2020 is a virtual exhibition about the History of the region Eupen-Malmedy-Sankt Vith since the change of nationality in 1920.

18 September 2020


Andreas Fickers, Christoph Brüll, Philippe Beck, Vitus Sproten, Daniele Guido
  • Public history
Virtual exhibition
FIXING THE TELEPHONE Communicating through the wired dispositives of a large technological system

FIXING THE TELEPHONE Communicating through the wired dispositives of a large technological system

17 September 2020


Rebecca Mossop
  • Public history
Article
Russians in Luxembourg: Русская диаспора Люксембурга в первой четверти 20в. в письмах и мемуарах

Russians in Luxembourg: Русская диаспора Люксембурга в первой четверти 20в. в письмах и мемуарах

in the center of the book are people, destinies, their ancestors and descendants, our contemporaries, albeit in the context of historical analysis. First, let us touch on a few examples that explain why the subtitle of the book mentions the atomisation of the diaspora, i.e. fragmentation of the Russian community. The second part of the report is devoted to reading several excerpts from the letters of Russians from Luxembourg, in order to give an opportunity not only to look at their photographs, but also to hear their voices.

17 September 2020


Inna Ganschow
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
Urban repair networks: the City of Luxembourg and Esch-Sur-Alzette

Urban repair networks: the City of Luxembourg and Esch-Sur-Alzette

17 September 2020


Thomas Hoppenheit
  • Public history
Article

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