1 January 2023 to 31 December 2031

Public History in European Perspectives

The book series ‘Public History in European Perspectives’ offers a platform for public history, exploring its potential as an interdisciplinary field and a means of fostering and reflecting upon public engagement, dissemination and participatory practices in areas such as heritage-making, modes of display, and historical storytelling. The...
led by :
Thomas Cauvin

1 January 2023 to 31 December 2025

Facing the past. Public History for a stronger Europe (EUROPAST)

Public history helps to engage citizens in the co-production and communication of the past while maintaining ethical and methodological standards, strengthening social cohesion, resilience, and democracy in a digital age. The aim of EUROPAST is to enhance the scientific excellence and research capacity of Vilnius University (VU) and strengthen...
led by :
Thomas Cauvin

1 December 2022 to 1 December 2026

Confronting Decline: Challenges of Deindustrialisation in Western Societies since the 1970s

Since the 1970s, deindustrialisation has fundamentally changed Western societies. This project seeks to explore deindustrialisation in a systematic historical perspective and place it in wider political, economic, social and cultural contexts. Building on regionally focused studies, the project will examine the supraregional significance of...
led by :
Stefan Krebs

1 August 2022 to 31 July 2026

The Transformation of ARBED 1973-2001. A European business and labour history (TransARB)

TransARB aims to investigate the transnational transformation of the European steel industry during the last decades of the 20th century within the scope of the Luxembourgish ARBED company. It compares ARBED steel plants in Luxembourg and in Unterwellenborn in Thuringia in the former GDR and analyses both the changes in management strategies and...
led by :
Nicolas Arendt

1 June 2022 to 30 September 2026

BUREU: EU office buildings between architectural “hardware” and managerial “software”, 1950s-2000

BUREU aims to investigate how the interiors of EU office buildings (1950s-2000) affected the process of European integration on the level of everyday material and bureaucratic practices. Multidisciplinary in its approach, BUREU combines methods and insights from the fields of history, architecture and European integration studies. A...
led by :
Andreas Fickers
Escher Kaffi

1 April 2022 to 1 April 2023

Escher Kaffi: taking the pulse of the city

Escher Kaffi is an experimental public history project funded by the C²DH’s Thinkering Grant to study how the cafés in Esch-sur-Alzette can provide insights in the transformations, old and new, of sociality in a (post)industrial city. The outcomes of the project are the creation of a physical and digital map that highlights the...
led by :
Laura Steil
Luxembourg Ukrainian Researcher Network

1 March 2022 to 31 December 2030

C²DH stands with Ukraine

A collection of activities led by the C²DH and its staff in support of the Ukrainian research community. This includes, for example, reports about fellowships, workshops and conferences on the documentation and study of the Russo-Ukrainian war as well as collaborations, networking and training activities which target Ukrainian research...

1 March 2022 to 28 February 2025

Letterbox - Making shell companies visible. Digital history as a tool to unveil global networks and local infrastructures

Letterboxes, representing shell companies, are an emblematic symbol for a form of international capitalism that has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years and serve as a focal point for international criticism of the Luxembourgish financial system. LETTERBOX is an innovative project that mixes recent questions in financial history with...
led by :
Benoît Majerus
Memorial digital de la Shoah

1 March 2022 to 28 February 2026

Digital Shoah Memorial Luxembourg

The Fondation luxembourgeoise pour la Mémoire de la Shoah and the C²DH have set themselves the task of building a digital Shoah Memorial as part of a research project that will last from 2022 to 2026. The Digital Shoah Memorial in Luxembourg is built in memory of people who lived in Luxembourg who were persecuted, who were victims of Nazi...
led by :
Denis Scuto

15 January 2022 to 14 January 2025

Virtual Exhibition: Luxembourg during the Second World War (WWIILUX)

More than 75 years after it ended, the Second World War remains a controversial and even emotional topic in Luxembourg. The virtual exhibition proposes a multimedia and multi-perspective presentation of the Occupation period and its consequences for Luxembourg. Furthermore, a PhD thesis, realised in the framework of the project, will focus on...
led by :
Christoph Brüll

15 January 2022 to 14 January 2026

Colonial History of Luxembourg (COLUX)

The COLUX project explores Luxembourg's colonial history – beyond the so-called decolonisation. The research project deals with Luxembourg overseas (especially in the Congo) as well as with the question of the impact in the metropole.
led by :
Denis Scuto
Journée de l'Europe village européen installé à la foire internationale de printemps le 9 mai 2004

1 January 2022 to 31 December 2025

The role of women in European and international relations in Luxembourg (after the Second World War)

The presence and influence of women in international relations and diplomacy is a subject that has received little attention in contemporary historiography. In this context and given the absence of systematic archive sources, oral history not only represents a novel and original source; it is also the most appropriate way of elucidating the role...
led by :
Elena Danescu
Histoire de la justice au Luxembourg (1795 à nos jours)

1 December 2021 to 31 December 2031

Transnational History of Luxembourg

The book series, Transnational History of Luxembourg, offers a platform for studies about Luxembourg in a European perspective. The book series places particular emphasis on the analysis of the political, economic, social and cultural history of Luxembourg from 19th and 21st century. The aim is to produce new knowledge about the transnational...
led by :
Benoît Majerus

1 November 2021 to 31 October 2024

Fleeting and lasting presence: Polish sociabilities in Luxembourg and the Great Region in the long twentieth century

Migrant sociabilities are embedded, as is the Luxembourg society, in transborder movements, for work and other social and cultural activities. Connecting a prosopographic approach of the Polish migration with a regional history of social engagement, we want to map the spheres of sociabilities, with the help of data visualisation.
led by :
Denis Scuto

1 October 2021 to 1 October 2022


Thanks to a one-year collaboration with the new BnF datalab, the BUZZ-F team is studying Web Archives of the Bibliothèque nationale de France related to online virality (Harlem Shake, lip dub, etc.) through seed lists, metadata, new tools and interfaces and in a close collaboration with web archivists.
led by :
Valérie Schafer

1 September 2021 to 31 August 2025

Transnational popular culture – Europe in the long 1960s (2)

"Populärkultur transnational - Europa in den langen 1960er Jahren" - This interdisciplinary research group composed of members of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), the Institute for History at the University of Luxembourg and Saarland University will investigate transnational transfers of popular culture in...
led by :
Andreas Fickers

1 July 2021 to 2 August 2022

AWAC2 - Analysing Web Archives of the COVID Crisis through the IIPC Novel Coronavirus dataset

Thanks to the International Internet Preservation Consortium, Archive-It and the Archives Unleashed team, the European AWAC2 team is part of a one-year cohort programme launched by the Archives Unleashed Team. The AWAC2 team is currently analysing the unique international collection of web archives related to the COVID crisis, that the IIPC...
led by :
Valérie Schafer
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

1 June 2021 to 31 May 2025

Normal#Verrückt. Contemporary history of an eroding difference

The history of psychiatry is a history of the difference between "normal" and "crazy". However, this difference is becoming increasingly fragile. On the one hand, with the opening of the psychiatric institutions and the integration of the inmates into society, the crazy gains an everyday normality; on the other hand, behaviours and reactions...
led by :
Benoît Majerus

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