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(De)Habituation Histories: How to Re-Sensitize Media Historians

(De)Habituation Histories: How to Re-Sensitize Media Historians

In line with our earlier work, we will take the material object – the technological device – and, more specifically, the sensorial and experiential dimensions expressed in media use as a point of departure for our reflections. Why would the sensorial and experiential dimensions of media use be a relevant point of departure for such reflections? And, by extension: why would such reflections help to theoretically frame media newness?

1 January 2019


Andreas Fickers
  • Public history
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
  • Contemporary history of Europe
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
Arpanet (1969-2019)

Arpanet (1969-2019)

ARPANET’s story is part of the Internet’s official heritage, as a first crucial step in its development. Janet Abbate’s seminal work Inventing the Internet (1999) has extensively covered its history and is still a landmark in this area. However, the 50th anniversary of ARPANET provides an opportunity to reflect on existing histories and to open up the debate to new perspectives and approaches. If we consider ARPANET as a first step towards the Internet, how did it determine – and how does it continue to determine – our current understanding of the Internet?

1 January 2019


Valérie Schafer
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Across the Waves: How the United States and France shaped the International Age of Radio (book review)

Across the Waves: How the United States and France shaped the International Age of Radio (book review)

1 January 2019


Richard Legay
  • Public history
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Rezension von: Michel Krieps (2017). Die 135 jährige Geschichte der Escher Feuerwehr basierend auf historischen Begebenheiten, 1880-2015. Esch/Alzette: Corps des Sapeurs-Pompiers Volontaires

Rezension von: Michel Krieps (2017). Die 135 jährige Geschichte der Escher Feuerwehr basierend auf historischen Begebenheiten, 1880-2015. Esch/Alzette: Corps des Sapeurs-Pompiers Volontaires

1 January 2019


Stefan Krebs
  • Public history
Article
Fabricating Modern Societies: Education, Bodies and Minds in the Age of Steel

Fabricating Modern Societies: Education, Bodies and Minds in the Age of Steel

Fabricating Modern Societies: Education, Bodies, and Minds in the Age of Steel, edited by Karin Priem and Frederik Herman, offers new interdisciplinary and transnational perspectives on the history of industrialization and societal transformation in early-twentieth-century Luxembourg.

1 January 2019


Karin Priem
  • Public history
Article
David Seymour’s Album on the Fight Against Illiteracy in Calabria as a Tool of Mediatization: Material Traces of Editing and Visual Storytelling

David Seymour’s Album on the Fight Against Illiteracy in Calabria as a Tool of Mediatization: Material Traces of Editing and Visual Storytelling

The analysis of UNESCO’s audio-visual archives for their digitization has brought to light a forgotten album of 38 contact sheets and accompanying texts by Magnum photographer, David “Chim” Seymour – a reportage made in 1950 for UNESCO on the fight against illiteracy in Italy’s southern region of Calabria. A number of his photographs appeared in the March 1952 issue of UNESCO Courier in an article written by Carlo Levi, who had gained worldwide fame with his novel Christ Stopped at Eboli (1945).

1 January 2019


Karin Priem
  • Public history
Article
Eupen-Malmedy im europäischen Vergleich. Minderheiten als Problem der europäischen Politik in der Zwischenkriegszeit

Eupen-Malmedy im europäischen Vergleich. Minderheiten als Problem der europäischen Politik in der Zwischenkriegszeit

Im 19. Jahrhundert wurden die Grenzen zwischen den unterschiedlichen Sprachen und Kulturen immer schärfer gezogen. Der Nationalismus entfaltete seine Kraft. Durch die Schaffung zahlreicher neuer Staaten in Osteuropa und neuer Minderheiten in Westeuropa entstanden für die Innen- und Außenpolitik der europäischen Staaten neue Spannungen. Ein Vergleich zwischen ausgewählten europäischen Minderheiten eröffnet neue Sichtweisen auf die Regionalgeschichte und relativiert scheinbare Gewissheiten.

1 January 2019


Christoph Brüll
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
What’s in a Name: Gamifying the Intangible History of Larochette, Luxembourg

What’s in a Name: Gamifying the Intangible History of Larochette, Luxembourg

The Larochette app is part of a larger interdisciplinary project to create a digital reconstruction of the town and castle of Larochette, Luxembourg. The paper discusses the creation of an app that serves to pique interest in linguistics and historical geography, traditionally dry subjects with little intrinsic appeal to children and the general public. This project harnesses this effect, presenting the results of the preceding landscape study in an interactive educational environment that rewards the user for engaging with the content.

1 January 2019


Christopher Morse, Marleen De Kramer
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
Negotiating the past, present, and future: The Luxembourgish Jewish Museum Project as a Process of Contested memory and imagined futures

Negotiating the past, present, and future: The Luxembourgish Jewish Museum Project as a Process of Contested memory and imagined futures

There is currently a project underway to establish a Jewish museum in Luxembourg in a restored synagogue just outside the main city center. As this project unfolds, it provides a clear view into the contestations and negotiations over meaning, representation, Jewishness, and the past, present, and future visions of community that arise in the development of a museum.

1 January 2019


Jakub Bronec
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
  • Contemporary history of Europe
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
Des temps d'occupations et de sorties de guerre

Des temps d'occupations et de sorties de guerre

1 January 2019


Benoît Majerus
Article
Industry 4.0 or CIM 2.0? Production Engineers and the Perception of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Industry 4.0 or CIM 2.0? Production Engineers and the Perception of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

1 January 2019


Stefan Krebs
  • Public history
Article
A chemical revolution as seen from below. The “discovery” of neuroleptics in the Paris of the 1950s

A chemical revolution as seen from below. The “discovery” of neuroleptics in the Paris of the 1950s

1 January 2019


Benoît Majerus
Article
What Happens When Archives and Research Are Transferred into the Physical Space of a Museum: La forge d'une société moderne and Other Stories

What Happens When Archives and Research Are Transferred into the Physical Space of a Museum: La forge d'une société moderne and Other Stories

1 January 2019


Karin Priem
  • Public history
Article
Das Ende der Reparaturarbeit?

Das Ende der Reparaturarbeit?

1 January 2019


Stefan Krebs
  • Public history
Article
Geeky Gothic - Gotisch für Liebhaber - Course Reader

Geeky Gothic - Gotisch für Liebhaber - Course Reader

1 January 2019


Sam Mersch
Article
Der Blick von außen. Eindrücke aus Flandern, der Wallonie, dem Rheinland und diplomatischen Archiven

Der Blick von außen. Eindrücke aus Flandern, der Wallonie, dem Rheinland und diplomatischen Archiven

Die Geschichte Eupen-Malmedys erscheint aus einer reinen Innenperspektive komplex. Ohne Rückgriffe auf die belgischen und deutschen diplomatischen Archive ist sie kaum zu entschlüsseln. Zusätzliche Informationen können die Historiker aus Quellen schöpfen, die weitere Blicke und Einschätzungen von außen preisgeben. Die diplomatischen Archive der französischen, britischen und US-amerikanischen Botschaften bieten sich da an.

1 January 2019


Victoria Mouton
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
They Did not Stop at Eboli: The UNESCO Campaign Against Illiteracy in Reportages by David Seymour and Carlo Levi (1950)

They Did not Stop at Eboli: The UNESCO Campaign Against Illiteracy in Reportages by David Seymour and Carlo Levi (1950)

The analysis of UNESCO’s audio-visual archives for their digitization has brought to light a forgotten album of 38 contact sheets and accompanying texts by Magnum photographer, David “Chim” Seymour – a reportage made in 1950 for UNESCO on the fight against illiteracy in Italy’s southern region of Calabria. A number of his photographs appeared in the March 1952 issue of UNESCO Courier in an article written by Carlo Levi, who had gained worldwide fame with his novel Christ Stopped at Eboli (1945).

1 January 2019


Karin Priem
Article
Überlegungen zur Experimentellen Medienarchäologie

Überlegungen zur Experimentellen Medienarchäologie

1 January 2019


Stefan Krebs
  • Public history
Article
Brüche und Krisen im Vergleich. Ein anderer Blick auf die Übergänge in der Regionalgeschichte

Brüche und Krisen im Vergleich. Ein anderer Blick auf die Übergänge in der Regionalgeschichte

Der dreimalige Wechsel der staatlichen Souveränität im heutigen Ostbelgien war für die Bürger eine Herausforderung. Bisher haben die Historiker eher die einzelnen Zäsuren von 1920, 1940 und 1944/45 untersucht. Können sie diese Übergangszeiten aber auch vergleichen und dabei den historischen Realitäten noch gerecht werden?

1 January 2019


Christoph Brüll
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Transmission of Collective Memory and Jewish Identity in Postwar Jewish Generations through War Souvenirs

Transmission of Collective Memory and Jewish Identity in Postwar Jewish Generations through War Souvenirs

The contribution includes a sample of testimonies containing the life stories of Jews born in the aftermath of World War II in two countries (Czechoslovakia and Luxembourg). At that time, Czechoslovak Jews were living through the era of de-Stalinization and their narratives offer new insights into this segment of Jewish postwar history that differ from those of Jews living in liberal democratic European states.

1 January 2019


Jakub Bronec
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
  • Contemporary history of Europe
  • Digital history & historiography
Article

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