Doctoral school

The C²DH hosts students from the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences, part of the University of Luxembourg’s Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education.

Within this Doctoral School, the “Digital History & Hermeneutics” Doctoral Training Unit (DTU) is a four-year interdisciplinary research and training programme funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).

It is designed to serve as an experimental space in which different communities of practice and epistemic cultures – including historians, philosophers, computer scientists, geographers and information and data scientists as well as experts in human-computer interaction – negotiate new forms of knowledge production in the field of digital history and humanities.

The DTU is built on the concept of “digital hermeneutics”, defined as the critical and self-reflexive use of digital tools and technologies for the development of new research questions, the testing of analytical assumptions and the production of sophisticated scientific interpretations.

Based on eight thematic areas and a series of fundamental questions, the DTU offers a training environment for 13 PhD students and 1 post-doc. The DTU will work closely with several national and international partners to organise a number of collaborative teaching and research activities in close cooperation with the Doctoral Schools within the University of Luxembourg’s IPSE and Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC).

For more information on the Doctoral Training Unit please contact the DTU head Prof. Dr Andreas Fickers.