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Digital History and the Politics of Digitisation

Digital History and the Politics of Digitisation

This paper will explore a key question for historians today: what are the politics of cultural heritage digitisation and its implications for historical research? And how to assess this from a global perspective? In a research environment that increasingly privileges what is available online, the questions of why, where, and how we can access what we can access, and how it affects historical research have become ever more urgent.

14 Septembre 2023


Gerben Zaagsma
  • Contemporary history of Europe
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
Comment analyser la réception ? Un enjeu pour les annonceurs, agences de publicité, médias et instituts d’étude de marché des décennies 1950-1970

Comment analyser la réception ? Un enjeu pour les annonceurs, agences de publicité, médias et instituts d’étude de marché des décennies 1950-1970

Les " longues " années 1960 constituent une période particulièrement pertinente pour étudier les relations entre les annonceurs, les supports médiatiques et les audiences en Europe occidentale, alors que les études de marché entrent dans une phase de professionnalisation et de diversification des méthodes.

14 Septembre 2023


Matthias Höfer
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
From text to data to networks

From text to data to networks

Many network analysis projects rely on somewhat ready-made sources for data; for example, email logs, questionnaires, church registers, letter exchanges and trade relations make it relatively easy to identify who is connected to whom and how. It is, however, considerably more difficult to extract quantifiable data from text. Some issues to consider here are: how can we bridge the gap between the depth of hermeneutics and data analysis? How can we systematize text interpretation?

9 Septembre 2023


Marten Düring
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
L’invention d’une frontière. Entre France et Allemagne

L’invention d’une frontière. Entre France et Allemagne

Avec la défaite française de 1871, la frontière séparant la France de l’Allemagne se voit déplacée du Rhin aux Vosges. La quasi-totalité de l’Alsace, une partie de la Lorraine, et plus d’un million et demi de personnes passent sous le drapeau du Reich. Pendant près d’un demi-siècle, la vie quotidienne des populations, devenues frontalières, s’en trouve métamorphosée.

7 Septembre 2023


Benoit Vaillot
  • Public history
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
What's digital about digital heritage ?

What's digital about digital heritage ?

Digital heritage acquires a definition and an international status in 2003 when a charter is devoted to it by UNESCO. Whether digitised or born-digital, digital heritage has become an entire area of the conservation work of heritage institutions, particularly large national libraries, faced with the need to preserve an increasing volume of so-called born-digital documents. Work has gone on since the 1990s to digitize documents, press content and paper books. Digital heritage didn’t wait until 2003 to gain momentum.

7 Septembre 2023


Valérie Schafer
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Digital History and the Politics of Digitisation

Digital History and the Politics of Digitisation

This paper will explore a key question for historians today: what are the politics of cultural heritage digitisation and its implications for historical research? And how to assess this from a global perspective? In a research environment that increasingly privileges what is available online, the questions of why, where, and how we can access what we can access, and how it affects historical research have become ever more urgent.

6 Septembre 2023


Gerben Zaagsma
  • Contemporary history of Europe
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
Impresso - Media Monitoring of the Past

Impresso - Media Monitoring of the Past

4 Septembre 2023


Marten Düring
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
Self-Determination Theory Applied To Museum Website Experiences: Fulfill Visitor Needs, Increase Motivation, and Promote Engagement

Self-Determination Theory Applied To Museum Website Experiences: Fulfill Visitor Needs, Increase Motivation, and Promote Engagement

The rise of online experiences in the domain of cultural heritage offers new forms of interaction that are no longer limited by the physical presence of museums. However, sustaining online visitors’ engagement is challenging, and museum professionals seek to understand how to increase motivation. We conducted a user study (N = 32) of three museum websites to investigate users’ intrinsic motivations to engage with the sites through observation, questionnaires, and semi-structured interviews.

1 Septembre 2023


Christopher Morse
Article
VON POPULÄRER IDENTITÄT UND NATIONALER POPKULTUR - DIE „SCHUEBERFOUER“  IN DEN LANGEN 1960ER JAHREN: EINE SCHAUBUDE DER NATION?

VON POPULÄRER IDENTITÄT UND NATIONALER POPKULTUR - DIE „SCHUEBERFOUER“ IN DEN LANGEN 1960ER JAHREN: EINE SCHAUBUDE DER NATION?

Der europäische Jahrmarkt hat sich im Laufe der Zeit vom Markt zum populären Fest entwickelt und wurde in der Nachkriegszeit zu einem wahrlichem Vergnügungsort der Massen. Der jährlich in Luxemburg stattfindende Jahrmarkt „Schueberfouer“ ist ein exemplarisches Beispiel für diese Entwicklung.

1 Septembre 2023


Véronique Faber
Article
Archiving the Web during unforeseen events (terrorist attacks, war...)

Archiving the Web during unforeseen events (terrorist attacks, war...)

Web content and social networks are highly ephemeral and claim for fast reactions in case of disruptive events, in order to preserve them. As demonstrated with the Yugoslavian wars, national domains can disappear (Ben-David, 2016). Web archiving and the practice of collecting and preserving born digital content have been widely adopted by national libraries in Europe (in France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Denmark and many other countries) since the 2000s (Brügger, 2018).

24 Août 2023


Valérie Schafer
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Roundtable "War, Communication and Media Resilience in Europe"

Roundtable "War, Communication and Media Resilience in Europe"

Roundtable ‘War, Communication, and Media Resilience in Europe’ with Gabriele Balbi, Christian Schwarzenegger, Valérie Schafer, Marie Cronqvist and Martin Lundqvist Chair: Rosanna Farbøl (Lund University)

24 Août 2023


Valérie Schafer
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Historical exposomics: a manifesto

Historical exposomics: a manifesto

The exposome complements information captured in the genome by covering all external influences and internal (biological) responses of a human being from conception onwards. Such a paradigm goes beyond a single scientific discipline and instead requires a truly interdisciplinary approach. The concept of “historical exposomics” could help bridge the gap between “nature” and “nurture” using both natural and social archives to capture the influence of humans on earth (the Anthropocene) in an interdisciplinary manner.

18 Août 2023


Andreas Fickers, Aida Horaniet Ibanez
Article
Transformationen der (Un)gleichheit - RECET-Festival der Geschichts- und Sozialwissenschaften

Transformationen der (Un)gleichheit - RECET-Festival der Geschichts- und Sozialwissenschaften

15 Août 2023


Nicolas Arendt
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
Laien und Experten während der ersten Medienrevolution. Transformation der christlichen Wissensordnung in der frühen und späteren Reformation

Laien und Experten während der ersten Medienrevolution. Transformation der christlichen Wissensordnung in der frühen und späteren Reformation

14 Août 2023


Demival Vasques
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
„Indésirables“ aus Übersee: Migrant/innen in Luxemburg am Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts (3)  „Moralisch fragwürdig“

„Indésirables“ aus Übersee: Migrant/innen in Luxemburg am Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts (3) „Moralisch fragwürdig“

4 Août 2023


Julia Harnoncourt
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
The Copernican Revolution of Luxembourg Nationality: From an Insular to an Expansive Citizenship Regime

The Copernican Revolution of Luxembourg Nationality: From an Insular to an Expansive Citizenship Regime

1 Août 2023


Denis Scuto
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
Activity Report Europe Direct at the University of Luxembourg  (1st May 2021-31 December 2022)

Activity Report Europe Direct at the University of Luxembourg (1st May 2021-31 December 2022)

Activity Report Europe Direct at the University of Luxembourg (1st May 2021-31 December 2022). Europe Direct at the University of Luxembourg (2021-2025) is a competitive public history project co-funded by the European Union.

1 Août 2023


Elena Danescu
  • Contemporary history of Europe
Article
Trauma, Resonances, and Transformations: Gaming as Heuristic Mode for Doing History

Trauma, Resonances, and Transformations: Gaming as Heuristic Mode for Doing History

19 Juillet 2023


Sandra Camarda
  • Public history
Article
Review of: Lustig, Jason: A Time to Gather. Archives and the Control of Jewish Culture. Oxford 2022

Review of: Lustig, Jason: A Time to Gather. Archives and the Control of Jewish Culture. Oxford 2022

18 Juillet 2023


Gerben Zaagsma
  • Contemporary history of Europe
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
„Politische Bildung in den Parlamenten als Instrument zur Bekämpfung von Desinformation und Fake News“

„Politische Bildung in den Parlamenten als Instrument zur Bekämpfung von Desinformation und Fake News“

18 Juillet 2023


Andreas Fickers
  • Public history
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
  • Contemporary history of Europe
  • Digital history & historiography
Article

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