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Climbing out of the ivory tower, jumping into society: some thoughts on public history

12 Juli 2018

verfasst von :
Fabio Spirinelli

Climbing out of the ivory tower, jumping into society: some thoughts on public history

From 2 to 5 July 2018, I had the pleasure to participate in the Public History Summer School in Wroclaw (Poland). Not only was it an enriching experience for me, but it also pushed me to think more about the role of public history, its challenges and its opportunities.
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A museum at your fingertips? Some thoughts on 3D tours of museums

7 Juni 2018

verfasst von :
Fabio Spirinelli

A museum at your fingertips? Some thoughts on 3D tours of museums

More and more cultural institutions create virtual tours that allow visitors to explore the collections at home instead of actually visiting the institutions. In this blog post, I would like to provide some reflections on virtual tours, their usefulness and their limits.
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Digitising the analogue

5 Juni 2018

verfasst von :
Eva Andersen, Sytze Van Herck

Digitising the analogue

Some time ago it suddenly hit us that it has been a while since we read an academic book or article in a physical format. This for the simple reason that we can retrace digital information much quicker — i.e. annotating a PDF, extracting highlighted text automatically with ZotFile or quickly looking up a specific word in a pdf document. A second realisation was that as PhD students in the field of digital history and hermeneutics these "small" digital aspects of a scholars life are almost never highlighted.
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The Historical Art of Projection

29 Mai 2018

verfasst von :
Eva Andersen, Sytze Van Herck

The Historical Art of Projection

In the Hands-On History seminar on the 24th of May by Dr. Ludwig M. Vogl-Bienek and Karin Bienek from the University of Trier we were introduced to the history of the magic lantern. After a brief overview during the lecture, we got to experience a live performance of the magic lantern in our Digital History lab. We were also encouraged to experiment with some smaller but original magic lanterns.
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Senta que lá vem a história: #memorecord for a historiography closer to life

22 Mai 2018

verfasst von :
Anita Lucchesi

Senta que lá vem a história: #memorecord for a historiography closer to life

Can digital public history help us to reach a historiography that is closer to life?
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Steel and iron corpornations: from Luxembourg to Brazil and back in a century

8 Mai 2018

verfasst von :
Irma Hadžalić

Steel and iron corpornations: from Luxembourg to Brazil and back in a century

A sneak peek at my upcoming PhD thesis.
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Automata and other interlocutors

2 Mai 2018

verfasst von :
Christopher Morse

Automata and other interlocutors

The notion of the automaton extends at least as far back as antiquity, but successful implementation of simulated intelligence, and even life itself, continues to elude us. Although there is a tremendous disparity between how we imagine robots to behave and how they actually perform, since the eighteenth century they have become unwitting participants in a dialogue about humanity's self-conception.
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Jo-Jo-La Colombe: Analyse d'une affiche de la guerre froide

3 April 2018

verfasst von :
Marco Gabellini

Jo-Jo-La Colombe: Analyse d'une affiche de la guerre froide

Dans la série "Traces of the past", cette affiche de propagande publiée par le mouvement anti-communiste français "Paix et Liberté" durant la guerre froide est passée sous la loupe.
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Paper prototype, wireframe

23 März 2018

verfasst von :
Sytze Van Herck

The scientific user experience design method

When academics or developers create a website or an application, they usually start from the back end and only then focus on the design or front end. In this blogpost I would like to argue that the design process and user analysis specifically should come first. The methods outlined below were discussed during the workshop on the introduction to user experience design and evaluation methods by dr. Carine Lallemand and dr. Vincent Koenig.
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Google Maps as a tool for researchers? The example of the debates on the national museum in Luxembourg

7 März 2018

verfasst von :
Fabio Spirinelli

Google Maps as a tool for researchers? The example of the debates on the national museum in Luxembourg

Some time ago, I was wondering whether I could use Google Maps as a tool for my research on the history of the National History and Art Museum in Luxembourg, to adopt a distant reading approach, with the aim to gain new insights. I did it and, in the following blog post, I look back at this small experience.
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Popkult60: A closer look at popular culture in Europe over the long decade of the 1960s

19 Januar 2018

verfasst von :
Noëlle Schon

Popkult60: A closer look at popular culture in Europe over the long decade of the 1960s

A new interdisciplinary research group composed of members of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), the Institute for History at the University of Luxembourg and Saarland University will investigate transnational transfers of popular culture in Europe in the 1960s.
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Hands on History logo

11 Januar 2018

The Historical Art of Projection. Digital and experimental approaches to the archaeology of the screen

Hands-on History session with Karin Bienek and Ludwig Vogl-Bienek (University of Trier).
News

18 Dezember 2017

verfasst von :
Andreas Fickers

European Research Grant "European History Reloaded"

European research grant awarded for research into Europe's Audiovisual Heritage Online, coordinated by prof. dr. E. Müller, Utrecht University
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A personal report of the European Culture Forum 2017

15 Dezember 2017

verfasst von :
Fabio Spirinelli

A personal report of the European Culture Forum 2017

The European Culture Forum 2017 took place in Milan from 7 to 8 December. It was also the official kick-off event of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. In the following blogpost, I would like to summarize and discuss the debates related to culture and cultural heritage that took place during the event and add some personal reflections.
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Podcasts «Pierre Werner: un homme dans son siècle»

30 November 2017

verfasst von :
François Klein, Elena Danescu, Guido Lessing

Podcasts «Pierre Werner: un homme dans son siècle»

Le C²DH, en collaboration avec la Radio 100,7, produit une série de podcasts consacrée à la vie et à l’œuvre politique de Pierre Werner.
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Museums as places of shared authority and public debate

20 November 2017

verfasst von :
Fabio Spirinelli

Museums as places of shared authority and public debate

Debates on the role of museums and their place in society are not new. Though museums have become more visitor-oriented over the past decades, a lot of potential remains unused. In this blogpost, I would like to discuss how museums can be places of "shared authority" and public debate.
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Europeana 1914-1918

7 November 2017

Personal sources from WWI and citizen science, opportunities for research and education. The project Transcribathon Europeana 1914-1918

Ad Pollé (Europeana) and Frank Drauschke (Facts & Files) will give an overview of the Europeana 14-18 and Transcribathon projects and their potential for research and education.
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The “European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018” and its implementation: from social cohesion to nation-branding

5 Oktober 2017

verfasst von :
Fabio Spirinelli, Karin Priem

The “European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018” and its implementation: from social cohesion to nation-branding

2018 will be the European Year of Cultural Heritage, as proclaimed by the European Union. The kick-off event for Luxembourg took place on 29 September.
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Video games as a real object of study: Some lessons from the Gamescom Congress 2017

29 August 2017

verfasst von :
Fabio Spirinelli

Video games as a real object of study: Some lessons from the Gamescom Congress 2017

Can video games be a serious research topic or are they only entertainment products? At the Gamescom Congress in Cologne, a series of talks and panel discussions were dedicated to video games from many different perspectives. In this blogpost, I will discuss some of them illustrating that video games can and should be taken seriously.
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The “The Quest for Questions in Digital History” at DH Benelux 2017

7 Juli 2017

verfasst von :
Florentina Armaselu, Elena Danescu

The “The Quest for Questions in Digital History” at DH Benelux 2017

The fourth DHBenelux Conference was hosted by Utrecht University (the Netherlands) from 3 to 5 July 2017. Dr Florentina Armaselu presented a paper co-authored with Dr Elena Danescu, entitled "The Quest for Questions in Digital History: A Comparative View on Werner- and Delors Report on Economic and Monetary Union".

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