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Vom nation building zum nation branding: eine kurze Geschichte der Kulturpolitik in Luxemburg seit der Nachkriegszeit

Vom nation building zum nation branding: eine kurze Geschichte der Kulturpolitik in Luxemburg seit der Nachkriegszeit

1 February 2020


Fabio Spirinelli
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
"'Katholisches Milieu' und 'Stunde Null'? Brüche und Kontinuitäten im Aachen der Nachkriegszeit im Spiegel von Biographien

"'Katholisches Milieu' und 'Stunde Null'? Brüche und Kontinuitäten im Aachen der Nachkriegszeit im Spiegel von Biographien

30 January 2020


Werner Tschacher
  • Public history
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
Taxing intangible assets in Europe

Taxing intangible assets in Europe

The globalisation of the digital economy is indicative of a changing multidimensional paradigm driven by a number of factors: the primacy of intangible assets in value creation; a growing transnational and international dimension in the production and consumption of goods and services; the transition from human labour to artificial intelligence; the increasing dominance of networks of stakeholders over individual players; the emergence of new forms of sharing, creation, collaboration and innovation; and the need to harmonise rules, standards and policies (including in the area of taxation)

29 January 2020


Elena Danescu
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
The new digital responsibility – or what is data-ethics?

The new digital responsibility – or what is data-ethics?

29 January 2020


Thomas Durlacher
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
“If we think small, we stay small” - Introduction to the interview with Viviane Reding

“If we think small, we stay small” - Introduction to the interview with Viviane Reding

In the line of women who have helped build Europe, Luxembourg’s Viviane Reding (born on 27 April 1951 in Esch-sur-Alzette) is a key figure. After her studies, including a PhD in Human Science at Paris Sorbonne University, she worked as a journalist at the Luxemburger Wort for more than 20 years and chaired the Luxembourg Union of Journalists.

29 January 2020


Elena Danescu
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
De quoi l’histoire du Web fait-elle l’histoire ?

De quoi l’histoire du Web fait-elle l’histoire ?

Si les historien-ne-s se sont d’abord intéressé-es à l’histoire d’Internet avant celle du World Wide Web, la recherche dédiée au Web s’est développée ces dernières années, en lien avec un intérêt croissant pour les usages et les cultures numériques. Les archives du Web ont également contribué à stimuler l’intérêt pour la Toile et cette intervention se propose de revenir sur ces jalons historiographiques récents et majeurs.

27 January 2020


Valérie Schafer
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
L'archive sera médiée ou ne sera pas

L'archive sera médiée ou ne sera pas

Intervention dans le cadre de la thématique Avenir de l'archive sur IA, archives et place des archivistes, bibliothécaires et documentalistes dans ces évolutions.

23 January 2020


Valérie Schafer
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Reinforcing the social dimension of Europe

Reinforcing the social dimension of Europe

On 20 January 2020, the inauguration of EDIC University of Luxembourg was followed, at the Maison des Arts et des Etudiants in Esch-Belval, by a public debate – a “Citizens' Dialogue” - with Nicolas Schmit, the EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, moderated by Elena Danescu.

20 January 2020


Elena Danescu
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Radio-Feature "100 Jahre Ostbelgien": Folge 1 "2x50 Jahre Geschichte Ostbelgiens"

Radio-Feature "100 Jahre Ostbelgien": Folge 1 "2x50 Jahre Geschichte Ostbelgiens"

In einer achtteiligen Reihe setzen sich die beiden Historiker Christoph Brüll und Andreas Fickers im BRF mit "100 Jahre Ostbelgien" auseinander. Zum Auftakt ihrer Serie würdigen sie die Pionierleistung der früheren BHF-Journalisten Peter Thomas und Hubert Jenniges. Sie hatten zu Beginn der 1970er Jahre die Sendereihe "50 Jahre Geschichte der Ostkantone" erstellt. Fickers und Brüll nennen ihre erste Episode denn auch "Zweimal 50 Jahre Ostbelgien".

15 January 2020


Andreas Fickers, Christoph Brüll
Article
Computers and Computing in Society

Computers and Computing in Society

This review essay aims to highlight some of these recent trends within the history of computing and information technology through the consideration of three recently published books : 1/ Frank Bösch (Ed.) 2018. Wege in die Gesellschaft. Computernutzung in der Bundesrepublik (1955–1990). Geschichte der Gegenwart, Bd. 20. Göttingen: Wallstein, geb.; 2/ Marie Hicks 2017. Programmed Inequality. How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press; 3/ Joy Lisi Rankin 2018. A People’s History of Computing in the United States.

14 January 2020


Valérie Schafer
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
The MAXQDA and ethic commitments

The MAXQDA and ethic commitments

The aim of this blogpost is to review data analysis software. None of the qualitative software (nVivo, Atlas.ti, Maxqda, dedoose.) actually "analyse" the data for you in the way that quantitative software does. They are more applicable in systematically organising, coding, annotating, visualising, etc. rather than data analysis. In essence, the analysis is still the user’s burden, and the software only assists in managing and exploring the data.

8 January 2020


Jakub Bronec
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
  • Contemporary history of Europe
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
Punched Cards in Accounting at Helena Rubinstein

Punched Cards in Accounting at Helena Rubinstein

Placing the design and use of computing devices into a broader context, I focus on the societal, business, and labour developments at the basis of new computer models. One of five carefully selected case studies considers the use of Powers-Samas and later I.C.T. punched card equipment in accounting at the Helena Rubinstein make-up concern in London during the 1950s. For each case my research looks into changes in occupations after the introduction of new computer models, as well as its influence on the work space and workflow of employees.

8 January 2020


Sytze Van Herck
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
The Dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy: Border Making and its Consequences.

The Dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy: Border Making and its Consequences.

This special issue addresses practices of border-making and their consequences on the territory of the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. As the reality did not correspond to the peaceful Europe articulated in the Paris Treaties, a multitude of (un)foreseen complications followed the drawing of borders and states. Articles include new case studies on the creation, centralization or peripheralization of border regions, such as Subcarpathian Rus, Vojvodina, Banat and the Carpathian Mountains, on border zones such as the Czechoslovakian harbour in Germany, and on cross-border activities.

1 January 2020


Machteld Venken
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
A patient-based model of RNA mis-splicing uncovers treatment targets in Parkinson's disease.

A patient-based model of RNA mis-splicing uncovers treatment targets in Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a heterogeneous neurodegenerative disorder with monogenic forms representing prototypes of the underlying molecular pathology and reproducing to variable degrees the sporadic forms of the disease. Using a patient-based in vitro model of PARK7-linked PD, we identified a U1-dependent splicing defect causing a drastic reduction in DJ-1 protein and, consequently, mitochondrial dysfunction. Targeting defective exon skipping with genetically engineered U1-snRNA recovered DJ-1 protein expression in neuronal precursor cells and differentiated neurons.

1 January 2020


Maria Biryukov
Article
History of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Transnational Techno-Diplomacy from the Telegraph to the Internet.

History of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Transnational Techno-Diplomacy from the Telegraph to the Internet.

This book focuses on the history of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), from its origins in the mid-19th century to nowadays. ITU was the fi rst international organization ever and still plays a crucial role in managing global telecommunications today.

1 January 2020


Andreas Fickers
  • Public history
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
  • Contemporary history of Europe
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
Environment and settlement location choice in Stone Age Estonia

Environment and settlement location choice in Stone Age Estonia

The location choice of Stone Age settlements has been long considered to be influenced by environmental conditions. Proximity to water and sandy soils are most typical examples of those conditions. The notion of the influence resulted from the evidence from a relatively small amount of sites. During the recent decades the number of known settlements has increased to a level where statistical assessment of relation between environmental characteristics and settlement location choice is possible.

1 January 2020


Kaarel Sikk
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
On the diachrony of giusto? (right?) in Italian: A new discoursivization

On the diachrony of giusto? (right?) in Italian: A new discoursivization

In Italian, the adjective giusto (‘right’) has performed the discourse function of response marker since at least 1613 (DELI 2008: 671). In this paper, I argue that the adjective has recently undertaken a new process of discoursivization, defined as the diachronic process that ends in discourse (Ocampo 2006: 317). In particular, I maintain that giusto may also serve the function of invariant tag (Andersen 2001), a linguistic item appended to a statement for the purpose of seeking mutual agreement, verification or corroboration of a claim (Millar and Brown 1979).

1 January 2020


Lorella Viola
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
How to read the 52.000 pages of the British Journal of Psychiatry? A collaborative approach to source exploration

How to read the 52.000 pages of the British Journal of Psychiatry? A collaborative approach to source exploration

Historians are confronted with an overabundance of sources that require new perspectives and tools to make use of large-scale corpora. Based on a use case from the history of psychiatry this paper describes the work of an interdisciplinary team to tackle these challenges by combining different NLP tools with new visual interfaces that foster the exploration of the corpus. The paper highlights several research challenges in the preparation and processing of the corpus and sketches new insights for historical research that were gathered due to the use of the tools.

1 January 2020


Eva Andersen, Lars Wieneke, Maria Biryukov
  • Contemporary history of Europe
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
Illyrer und Dakerrezeption in Albanien und Rumänien. Mythenbildung und faktische Probleme.

Illyrer und Dakerrezeption in Albanien und Rumänien. Mythenbildung und faktische Probleme.

1 January 2020


Sam Mersch
Article
Einleitung: Die belgische Militärpräsenz in Deutschland (1945-2005). Umrisse eines Forschungsfelds

Einleitung: Die belgische Militärpräsenz in Deutschland (1945-2005). Umrisse eines Forschungsfelds

his volume analyses Belgian garrisons in the Rhineland and Westphalia after the Second World War. They are analysed as contact zones that clearly indicate the political, economic, societal and military consequences of European integration for daily coexistence. The book’s contributions focus on mechanisms and catalysts of entanglement, dissolution and coexistence in local spaces, which did not relocate transnational contacts within Europe to national borderlines, but permanently (re-) configured them in a confined space. How do transnational contacts take place?

1 January 2020


Christoph Brüll
Article

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