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The Politics of Graves – Negotiations, Practice and Reactions about Fallen German Soldiers of World War Two and Their Resting Places in Russia

The Politics of Graves – Negotiations, Practice and Reactions about Fallen German Soldiers of World War Two and Their Resting Places in Russia

The coming to terms with the past is essential as a negotiating point in interstate relations, especially in the consequences of the Second World War. Not only the question towards compensation, guilt and victimhood but as well in numbers and losses of humans - and their remains. The dealing of the commemoration of the dead and their resting places makes an integral part in the history politics. After the end of the Soviet Union, the new Russian Federation signed an agreement with the Federal Republic of Germany on the war graves in both countries.

1 Septembre 2022


Nina Janz
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
Crowdsourcing as “Live” Collection – Project Warlux – War Experiences in Luxembourg

Crowdsourcing as “Live” Collection – Project Warlux – War Experiences in Luxembourg

In February 2021, a team at the Centre for Contemporary and Digital History at the University of Luxembourg launched a call for contributions as part of the project, “WARLUX – War Experiences in Luxembourg,” funded by the Luxembourgish Research Fund (Fond National de la Recherche). The team researches the personal side of the Luxembourgish war generation’s history. To uncover the individual experiences of these men, women and families, the team asked the public to share their family stories, letters, diaries, photographs, and other personal documents.

31 Août 2022


Nina Janz
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
Keynote Lecture on "History in and beyond the classroom: Practicing public history as project-based learning"

Keynote Lecture on "History in and beyond the classroom: Practicing public history as project-based learning"

31 Août 2022


Thomas Cauvin
  • Public history
Article
born digitals und die historische Wissenschaft. Annäherungen an eine Quellenkunde für genuin elektronisches Archivmaterial

born digitals und die historische Wissenschaft. Annäherungen an eine Quellenkunde für genuin elektronisches Archivmaterial

Expertenworkshop am 30./31.08.2022 im Landesarchiv NRW in Duisburg:
born digitals und die historische Wissenschaft – Annäherungen an eine Quellenkunde
für genuin elektronisches Archivmaterial

30 Août 2022


Andreas Fickers
  • Public history
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
  • Contemporary history of Europe
  • Digital history & historiography
Article
CROWDSOURCED ARCHIVES - PRIVATE ARCHIVES AND PERSONAL COLLECTIONS

CROWDSOURCED ARCHIVES - PRIVATE ARCHIVES AND PERSONAL COLLECTIONS

Data collections are essential for historical research. In addition to official archives and state institutions, collections from research institutions and private holders face different challenges in creation and consistency, preservation and use. While most private collections are stored in official and state archives due to donations or the acquisition of private holdings, crowdsourcing data as private collections is a different approach. Crowdsourcing has become popular in Citizen Science and public history projects in the last decade.

25 Août 2022


Nina Janz
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
What Makes Public History Truly International?

What Makes Public History Truly International?

Public History and history didactics are two subdisciplines of history that focus on reaching the world outside the academy. Both put an emphasis on “practising” history while at the same time grounding practice on theoretical reflection and empirical research with the ultimate goal of developing the most effective strategies of reaching diverse audiences to enhance historical knowledge and understanding.

25 Août 2022


Thomas Cauvin
  • Public history
Article
Polishing the Image of a Nation-State: Luxembourg and the Uses of the Past since the 1990s

Polishing the Image of a Nation-State: Luxembourg and the Uses of the Past since the 1990s

Since the 1990s the Luxembourg government has increasingly used the past to improve the country’s image. Though this use of history was not new, it has evolved significantly from the 1990s onward, both due to international influences and to specifically Luxembourgish developments. The transformation of the cultural landscape, the organisation of large events, and the European integration process are some examples. The contribution will analyse the uses of the past by public authorities in Luxembourg within this context.

18 Août 2022


Fabio Spirinelli
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
Exhibiting the Industrial Past and Digital Storytelling

Exhibiting the Industrial Past and Digital Storytelling

17 Août 2022


Viktoria Boretska, Daniel Richter
  • Public history
Article
Public Engagement with Web Archives

Public Engagement with Web Archives

With a view to ensuring future access to digital cultural heritage, the first Web collections were established in the mid-1990s. To date there exist for example some 25 national Web archives in Europe that collect and preserve Web material and the Internet Archive has saved 651 billion pages since 1996. However, research projects based on the archived Web rarely engage with or include the general public.

17 Août 2022


Valérie Schafer
Article
Organising a “Temporary History Lab” in Esch-sur-Alzette (2019)

Organising a “Temporary History Lab” in Esch-sur-Alzette (2019)

17 Août 2022


Julia Harnoncourt, Jens van de Maele
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
HistorESCH: Histories of Esch Told in 25 Objects

HistorESCH: Histories of Esch Told in 25 Objects

1 Août 2022


Thomas Cauvin
Article
HistorESCH: Escher Geschichten a 25 Objeten erzielt

HistorESCH: Escher Geschichten a 25 Objeten erzielt

1 Août 2022


Thomas Cauvin
Article
HistorESCH: Histoires d’Esch racontées en 25 objets

HistorESCH: Histoires d’Esch racontées en 25 objets

1 Août 2022


Thomas Cauvin
Article
Histories of the past and histories of the future: Pandemics and historians of education

Histories of the past and histories of the future: Pandemics and historians of education

The COVID-19 outbreak at the beginning of the 2020s not only marked a dramatic moment in world health, but also the start of manifold and entangled global crises that seem to define a watershed moment with severe effects on education. Pandemics we know are recurrent events. Faced with COVID-19 some historians have looked to previous pandemics to understand the nature of the disease and its trajectory, and how previous generations have dealt with similar health crises. This special issue intends not to reinforce narratives of the past but rather to question them.

1 Août 2022


Karin Priem
Article
Le Luxembourg, un espace intermédiaire nationalisé

Le Luxembourg, un espace intermédiaire nationalisé

1 Août 2022


Fabio Spirinelli
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
The “Long” Arm of Military Justice: The arrest and resettlement of the families of military deserters

The “Long” Arm of Military Justice: The arrest and resettlement of the families of military deserters

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was de facto annexed and incorporated into the German Reich during the Second World War. The laws and ordinances of the Reich applied to the local population, and male residents were drafted into the Wehrmacht and thus subject to military jurisdiction. The main reason for Luxembourgers to be tried by the Wehrmacht courts was for disobeying orders, mostly desertion. Wehrmacht court records contain not only individual and personal information about the motives of the convicts and the findings of the court but also details about their families and backgrounds.

29 Juillet 2022


Nina Janz, Sarah Maya Vercruysse
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
"Mapping" biographies in relational databases - The case of Luxembourg soldiers in the Second World War

"Mapping" biographies in relational databases - The case of Luxembourg soldiers in the Second World War

The Impact and Legacy of War Experiences in Luxembourg” researches the personal side of the history of Luxembourgish youth born between 1920 and 1927 who were enrolled into German services under the Nazi occupation of Luxembourg during World War II. The research focuses on personal testimonies and their individual war experience to uncover these men, women, and families’ individual experiences.

25 Juillet 2022


Nina Janz
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
Moderator: Discussion with Christoph Brüll

Moderator: Discussion with Christoph Brüll

14 Juillet 2022


Machteld Venken
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article
Einführung: Diskussion zum Spannungsfeld 'Transregionalität - Zwischenräume'

Einführung: Diskussion zum Spannungsfeld 'Transregionalität - Zwischenräume'

13 Juillet 2022


Machteld Venken, Andreas Fickers
  • Contemporary history of Luxembourg
Article

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