René Wampach - Esch-Differdange

1 July 2021 to 30 June 2025

The Wampach collection, a look back at the evolution of urban and rural landscapes in Luxembourg

By crossing old or contemporary photographs with the works of the Luxembourg painter René Wampach (1920-2000), the project intends to highlight the evolution of landscapes in Luxembourg towns and villages.
led by :
Stefan Krebs

15 May 2021 to 14 May 2024

Soviet “Ostarbeiters” and POW in Luxembourg during WWII

The aim of the project is to fill a gap in the recent history of Luxembourg by reconstructing the life of almost 4000 Soviet men and women who were forcibly brought to Luxembourg as victims of the Nazi regime, mainly to work in the country's steel industry from 1942 to 1944.
led by :
Inna Ganschow

1 March 2021 to 29 February 2024

150 Years of Inspection du travail et des mines (Luxembourgish Inspectorate of Labour and Mines)

This project will investigate the history of the Luxembourgish Inspectorate of Labour and Mines from the foundation of the Administration des mines in 1869 up to the inspectorate's 150th anniversary in 2019. It is primarily a history of working conditions, vocational health and safety, and occupational accidents in Luxembourg. One aim of the...
led by :
Denis Scuto
Hivi project

1 March 2021 to 29 February 2024

A history of online virality (HIVI)

Combining close and distant reading, this historical research analyses the evolution of viral content on the Web and on social media and their digital “noise” and traces within web archives, from the early Web in the 1990s to Instagram and Twitter. The project is funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).
led by :
Valérie Schafer

1 March 2021 to 28 February 2025

Augmented Artwork Analysis (AAA). Computer-aided interpretation device for art images

AAA will build a tool adapted to a specific museum setting, which will allow the study of the different levels of organization of an artwork being observed in situ by cross-linking it with an open access corpus of images to highlight genealogies and to stimulate intertextual dialogs. The project is a cooperation between the French CNRS, the...
led by :
Andreas Fickers
Journal of Digital History

1 December 2020 to 31 December 2030

Journal of Digital History

The journal is intended to serve as a forum for critical debate and discussion in the field of digital history by offering an innovative publication platform and promoting a new form of data-driven scholarship and of transmedia storytelling in the historical sciences. As an international peer-reviewed open access journal, the JDH will set new...
led by :
Andreas Fickers

1 July 2020 to 31 December 2022

Gilbert Trausch

The historian Gilbert Trausch stands in the focus of this research project that aims to bring together historiography on Luxembourg and Europe as well as intellectual and material practices of historians of the 20th century. A joint venture between the C²DH (Andreas Fickers, Wolfgang Freund, Benoît Majerus) and the Historical Institute of the...
led by :
Andreas Fickers
Public History

1 June 2020 to 31 May 2025

Public History as the New Citizen Science of the Past (PHACS)

Funded by a 5-year ATTRACT research grant (2020-2025) from the FNR, Public History as the New Citizen Science of the Past (PHACS) develops public history and participatory models for interpreting the past. PHACS is hosted at C²DH. Focusing on the production of history with a public perspective, public history has developed as one of the most...
led by :
Thomas Cauvin

1 April 2020 to 30 September 2020


This project consists of collecting testimonies from nursing staff working in Luxembourg during the Covid 19 pandemic.
led by :
Benoît Majerus

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

History in the Making: #covidmemory

The COVID-19 pandemic is an event whose historic dimension is immediately obvious. With the online platform the C²DH wants to offer all people living or working in Luxembourg the opportunity to share their experiences and preserve them for future generations. Anyone can upload photos, videos or texts to this open and free...
led by :
Stefan Krebs
#covid19fr - un pays confiné sur Twitter

15 March 2020 to 31 December 2021

#covid19fr – a confined country on Twitter

The research project # covid19fr aims to understand the interactions between digital social networks - more particularly Twitter - and the collective memory in formation of the confinement of French-speaking countries during the COVID-19 epidemic.
led by :
Frédéric Clavert
Warlux project

15 March 2020 to 14 March 2023

WARLUX - Soldiers and their communities in WWII: The impact and legacy of war experiences in Luxembourg

More than 10,000 Luxembourgish women and men wore German uniforms during WWII in armed forces and civil organizations. WARLUX will collect their biographies and investigate their individual profiles from the perspective of their social background, trajectories during the war and their life in the post-war period. More about the project and...
led by :
Denis Scuto
oral history work group

1 January 2020 to 30 June 2024

Oral History Workgroup

Oral history is an interdisciplinary field and practice developed around the principle that recorded personal testimonies provide interesting, meaningful and significant historical sources. As a form of contemporary and public history, oral history provides an avenue for the documentation of life experiences and memories of past events, opening...
led by :
François Klein

1 January 2020 to 31 December 2025

Passport: Workgroup on the history of borders and migration

Passport is the C²DH cross-sectional workgroup focusing on the contemporary history of borders, borderlands and migration. Researchers examine understandings and practices associated with the notions of bordering, debordering and rebordering over time, as well as the related consequences for transient space. Another central area of research is...
led by :
Machteld Venken
Nexus Linguarum

28 October 2019 to 27 October 2023

European network for Web-centred linguistic data science (NexusLinguarum)

The main aim of NexusLinguarum is to promote synergies across Europe between linguists, computer scientists, terminologists, and other stakeholders in industry and society, in order to investigate and extend the area of linguistic data science. We understand linguistic data science as a subfield of the emerging ‘data science’, which focuses...

1 October 2019 to 30 September 2024

Digital History Advanced Research Projects Accelerator (DHARPA)

The DHARPA (Digital History Advanced Research Projects Accelerator) project will assess the impact of technology on historical research, and it will experiment with how technology can reshape the methodological underpinnings of history as a scientific discipline. See DHARPA website for more information.
led by :
Sean Takats

15 September 2019 to 14 December 2020

100 years of East Belgium: a digital exhibition

The year 2019-20 marks the 100th anniversary of the three cantons Eupen, Malmedy, and Saint Vith becoming Belgian. This virtual exhibition will retell this century by means of a multimedia story aiming at reaching users with varying interests and degrees of expertise.
led by :
Christoph Brüll

1 September 2019 to 31 August 2023

Repairing technology – fixing society? History of maintenance and repair in Luxembourg

The REPAIR project will be the first systematic historical study of repair practices, networks and infrastructures in the short 20th century. By revealing when, why and how technical objects were maintained, repaired or scrapped, the project will provide crucial insights into the historical and political contexts of the emergence of consumer...
led by :
Stefan Krebs

1 September 2019 to 31 January 2022

Doing Experimental Media Archaeology (DEMA): Practice & Theory

This project aims to study the potential of hands-on experimentation so as to better understand and experience the materiality of old media technologies and their practices of use. It will provide a systematic reflection on the methodological underpinnings of experimental media archaeology as a practical and sensorial approach to media...
led by :
Andreas Fickers

13 June 2019 to 13 June 2029

EGO.DOC – Writing as a coping strategy in times of crisis in Europe

The international collaborative project EGO.DOC aims to address the theme of writing as a coping strategy from an analytical and digital perspective. The project will focus on various genres of writing by different groups to identify correlations between language and coping strategies. The temporal focus is broad and covers the entire 20th...
led by :
Gerben Zaagsma