Visualising history

© Pepa Cometa

A Forum Z on history paintings, 3D reconstructions, virtual worlds and time machines.

Visualisation techniques can be used to interconnect large volumes of information as a means of tapping into new knowledge. When it comes to historical research, the value of these techniques depends on the quantity of historical information and digital data available and the user-friendly nature of the visualisation software.

At this Forum Z we will present various projects that are exploring ways of illustrating historical processes; we will discuss both the possibilities raised by the visualisation of history and the limits of such techniques. The showcased projects include historical paintings as historical sources, the reconstruction of the Pfaffenthal district of Luxembourg City in virtual space, the 3D reconstruction of a coastal battery in the First World War, and the Europe-wide Time Machine Project, in which computer scientists and historians are working together to develop a comprehensive digitised representation of historical sources.


Wednesday, 15 May 2019

18.00 - 20.00

1535° Creative Hub

115, rue Emile Mark




  • Matthias Eberle: Wer erfindet das bessere Bild? Beispiele zur Bildfindung der Historienmalerei
  • Pit Vinandy: 1867. Reliving history using VR and gaming platforms
  • Daniël Pletinckx: A virtual guided tour through a WW1 site 
  • Sander Münster: Building a European Time Machine

Musical interludes by Douglas Lambert


Language: English and German (with simultaneous translation).

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