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Timecode Indexing Module: creating multimedia access to oral history

14 Octobre 2020

rédigé par :
Douglas Lambert

Timecode Indexing Module: creating multimedia access to oral history

This is a preview of the Timecode Indexing Module (TIM) for the attendees of the 2020 Oral History Association Annual Meeting.
Thinkering
covidmemory round table

30 Septembre 2020

rédigé par :
Tizian Zumthurm

The Gap and the Future: COVID-19 and (Digital) Collecting

On 15 September, the C²DH organised a round table discussion with various national players who are maintaining collections documenting how Luxembourg’s residents have experienced COVID-19.
Event
temporary history lab

27 Août 2020

Temporary History Lab: Become Part of History!

The C²DH is organising a temporary history lab on the Place de la Résistance in Esch-sur-Alzette. The lab will host a number of participatory events to explore the history and identity of the Minett: participants can take a picture of themselves and learn more about the exciting history of the selfie, record a text for a loved one with our sound postcards and learn about this forgotten history and technology, and experience a fascinating video installation with “Historical Voices from Esch”.
Event
DEMA demonstration: Kinora Viewer Replica

21 Août 2020

DEMA demonstration: Kinora Viewer Replica

A hands-on demonstration of the Kinora Viewer Replica. This public online event shows the fruits of a recent successful collaboration between the C²DH and the Department of Engineering. Combining historical inquiry with a hands-on and technical approach - involving the latest 3D modelling and desktop manufacturing engineering techniques - a media historian and two engineers joined forces to produce a working replica of a very special object in the history of (early) cinema: the Kinora viewer.
Thinkering
Images of invisible traces: documenting and re-enacting an 18th century experiment

16 Juillet 2020

rédigé par :
Tim Van Der Heijden, Aleksander Kolkowski, Stefan Krebs, Andreas Fickers

Images of invisible traces: documenting and re-enacting an 18th century experiment

On 17-18 December 2019, the first workshop of the DEMA project - Doing Experimental Media Archaeology: Practice & Theory - project took place at the C²DH. For this workshop, specialists from the fields of media history, art history and the history of science were invited to share best practices and experiences in documenting hands-on and experimental research.
Thinkering
Toppling Symbols: Statues, the Colonial Past and the Public Space

21 Juin 2020

rédigé par :
Fabio Spirinelli

Toppling Symbols: Statues, the Colonial Past and the Public Space

The actions against statues of historic figures involved in colonialism and its derivatives highlight the importance of critically confronting our past and rethinking our public space.
Thinkering
Repairing radios: A hands-on approach to the history of technology

18 Mai 2020

rédigé par :
Thomas Hoppenheit, Stefan Krebs, Rebecca Mossop

Repairing radios: A hands-on approach to the history of technology

Earlier this year the REPAIR team invited fellow historians and friends to their first hands-on workshop: Repairing old radios and sensing history.
Thinkering
History of justice act of crime

13 Mai 2020

rédigé par :
Nina Janz

Tales of Crime and Murder. Court cases in the archival collection of the National Archives in Luxembourg

The documents from the Luxembourgish justice authorities, especially from the "cour d'assise", tell stories about blood and thunder, murder and thieves, but also reveal stories about people, their personal histories, and their struggles in everyday life.
Thinkering
Traces et mémoires en devenir d'une pandémie

30 Mars 2020

rédigé par :
Frédéric Clavert

Traces et mémoires en devenir d'une pandémie

En collectant des sources primaires nativement numériques comme les tweets, historiens et historiennes peuvent préparer l'écriture de l'histoire de la pandémie en cours. Quelques éléments sont livrés ici par Frédéric Clavert, professeur assistant en histoire contemporaine et spécialistes des réseaux sociaux numériques.
Thinkering
Learning by Walking: Discovering Esch and its Industrial Surroundings

15 Janvier 2020

rédigé par :
Irene Portas, Jens van de Maele, Viktoria Boretska

Learning by Walking: Discovering Esch and its Industrial Surroundings

On 12 November, the REMIX team visited the town of Esch-sur-Alzette and the surrounding industrial sites. The visit was organised and guided by Denis Scuto, the C²DH Vice-Director and a true Escher at heart. In addition to its exploratory purposes, the full-day tour proved to be an excellent bonding experience for the REMIX team.
Thinkering
An Experimental Media Archaeological Approach to Early-Twentieth Century Home Cinema

19 Décembre 2019

rédigé par :
Tim Van Der Heijden

An Experimental Media Archaeological Approach to Early-Twentieth Century Home Cinema

In this blog post, I present my post-doctoral research within the DEMA project in which I examine the genealogy of home cinema and amateur moviemaking as early-twentieth century practices by means of an experimental media archaeological approach.
Thinkering
Crossing the Imaginary Curtain: My Experiences in Prague

22 Novembre 2019

rédigé par :
Fabio Spirinelli

Crossing the Imaginary Curtain: My Experiences in Prague

In October, I traveled to Prague for a workshop on the history of science and the Second World War. For the second time during my PhD, it was an opportunity to cross the imaginary iron curtain. The experiences during those days were undoubtedly insightful.
Thinkering
In quest of academic identities: my participation in the ISCH conference in Tallinn

29 Juillet 2019

rédigé par :
Fabio Spirinelli

In quest of academic identities: my participation in the ISCH conference in Tallinn

From 26 to 29 June 2019, I participated in a conference in Tallinn (Estonia) organised by the International Society for Cultural History (ISCH), where, in addition, I presented a paper on cultural policy in Luxembourg. This experience was part of a quest to better understand cultural history and my own research.
News
New research project on the industrial histories of the Minette region

17 Juillet 2019

rédigé par :
Stefan Krebs

New research project on the industrial histories of the Minette region

The C²DH has signed an agreement with the “European Capital of Culture Esch 2022” asbl (non-profit organisation) for the research project “Remixing Industrial Pasts in the Digital Age: Sounds, Images, Ecologies, Practices and Materialities in Space and Time”.
News
Professor Sean Takats, leading researcher in digital history software and infrastructure, joins the C²DH

15 Juillet 2019

rédigé par :
Noëlle Schon

Professor Sean Takats, leading researcher in digital history software and infrastructure, joins the C²DH

Professor Dr Sean Takats, an internationally renowned expert on digital history, will start his research work in Luxembourg in October 2019, backed by an FNR PEARL Chair from the Luxembourg National Research Fund. The PEARL programme, funded by the FNR, provides competitive funding to attract top researchers in strategic research areas for Luxembourg.
Thinkering
Nibbling at text: identifying discourses on Europe in a large collection of historical newspapers using topic modelling

21 Juin 2019

rédigé par :
Estelle Bunout, Milan van Lange

Nibbling at text: identifying discourses on Europe in a large collection of historical newspapers using topic modelling

How can computer-assisted methods help us to solve problems that are fundamental to historical research? In a series of two blog posts we discuss a research pilot that aims to identify anti-modernist discourses on Europe in historical Swiss newspapers from the period 1939-1945.
Data
Doing Experimental Media Archaeology: Practice & Theory (DEMA)

17 Mai 2019

rédigé par :
Tim Van Der Heijden, Aleksander Kolkowski, Stefan Krebs, Andreas Fickers

Doing Experimental Media Archaeology: Practice & Theory (DEMA)

In September 2019, C²DH will launch the DEMA project which will provide a systematic reflection on the methodological underpinnings of experimental media archaeology as a practical and sensorial approach to media historiography.
Event
Sociological Aspects of Oral History in the Digital Age

30 Avril 2019

Sociological Aspects of Oral History in the Digital Age

Lecture by Jakub Mlynář (Malach Center for Visual History, Charles University) followed by a workshop on sociological aspects of oral history.
Thinkering
Experimenting with the use of interactive digital storytelling in academia

12 Avril 2019

rédigé par :
Dominique Santana

Experimenting with the use of interactive digital storytelling in academia

On 19 and 20 March, the C²DH hosted a two-day hands-on workshop on the use of interactive digital storytelling for academic historians with Sandra Gaudenzi, one of the leading experts in interactive storytelling and a senior lecturer at the University of Westminster.
News
C²DH receives funding to build a “Time machine”

28 Février 2019

rédigé par :
Ghislain Sillaume

C²DH receives funding to build a “Time machine”

The European Commission has chosen Time Machine as one of the six proposals retained for preparing large scale research initiatives to be strategically developed in the next decade. The C²DH/University of Luxembourg is a member of the Time Machine consortium.

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