Frederik Herman is a research associate at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (University of Luxembourg). He first studied Educational Sciences at Ghent University and then completed his doctorate on ‘20th century school culture’ at the University of Leuven (2010). After spending two years as instructor and coordinator in the Department of Teacher Training at the KHBO (campus Brugge) and CVO VTI Brugge, he joined the University of Luxembourg (FLSHASE, ECCS, InES) as a postdoctoral researcher on 1 March 2013. For the past four years he has been involved in the FNR-funded project “Fabricating Modern Societies: Industries of Reform as Educational Responses to Societal Challenges (ca. 1880-1930)” (FAMOSO).
Current research topics are:
- industry, vocational training and psychophysiology (ca. 1900-1950);
- socio-material entanglements between bodies and machines, technologies, media, environments
- classroom biographies (materialities of schooling) (ca. 1960-2016);
- 20th century adventures in cultural learning;
- industrial ‘memoryscapes’