The whole 'C²DH family' came together on 25 May to celebrate the centre's 5th birthday. As an opening of the event, a film explored the meaning behind the mysterious acronym C²DH and, in a humoristic way, collected testimonials about the centre's achievements. In a more serious tone, Andreas Fickers, director of the C²DH, Stéphane Pallage, rector of the University of Luxembourg, Yuriko Backes, Minister of Finance, and Claude Meisch, Minister for Higher Education and Research, passed the last five years in review, underlined the importance of history in the challenging world we live today and congratulated the centre for its achievements.
After the different addresses, Prof. Johanna Drucker, Professor of Bibliographical Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) captivated the audience's attention with her passionate talk entitled "Value Exchange: Digitizing Cultural Knowledge Systems".
Recording of the celebration:
Where there's a birthday, there's a cake! During the reception, the participants were invited to share their answer to the question what C²DH meant to them personally. Thank you all for your kind words!