Digital History & Hermeneutics Doctoral Training Unit

1 March 2017 to 31 August 2023

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Paper prototype, wireframe

23 March 2018

written by :
Sytze Van Herck

The scientific user experience design method

When academics or developers create a website or an application, they usually start from the back end and only then focus on the design or front end. In this blogpost I would like to argue that the design process and user analysis specifically should come first. The methods outlined below were discussed during the workshop on the introduction to user experience design and evaluation methods by dr. Carine Lallemand and dr. Vincent Koenig.
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Un circuit unique pour découvrir la vie des soldats à la citadelle de Verdun

16 October 2017

written by :
Jakub Bronec

Un circuit unique pour découvrir la vie des soldats à la citadelle de Verdun

Pour ceux qui sont fascinés par la vie dans des forteresses modernes, la citadelle souterraine est un lieu de mémoire incontournable. La citadelle de Verdun dessinée pour pouvoir abriter 2 000 hommes, était construite entre 1886 et 1893 dans le cadre du système Séré de Rivières. Elle a joué un rôle majeur pendant la bataille de Verdun.
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Digital approaches towards serial publications (18th–20th centuries)

15 September 2017

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Eva Andersen

Digital approaches towards serial publications (18th–20th centuries)

In this post, I want to reflect on some of the presentations I was attending during the workshop organised by the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities.
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FCSH Digital Humanities Summer School: Research Methods & Problem-Solving

14 September 2017

written by :
Eva Andersen, Jakub Bronec

FCSH Digital Humanities Summer School: Research Methods & Problem-Solving

The aim of this summer school, organized by the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, was to provide answers to specific needs and challenges emerging from projects conducted by researchers working in the field of history, archeology and literature. The basic idea of the organizers was to render a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment with the motto “Tailored to what you need”.
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Sephardi Voices – Jews from North Africa, the Middle East and Iran

7 August 2017

written by :
Jakub Bronec

Sephardi Voices – Jews from North Africa, the Middle East and Iran

The exhibit features interview highlights, various Sephardi artefacts, and gallery text providing historical context and an overview of the project. The exhibit will run from June 8th until September 7th, 2017.
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Linked Open Data Cloud

12 July 2017

written by :
Sytze Van Herck

DHOxSS 2017 - Linked Open Data

Last week I attended the Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School and took part in the Linked Open Data workshop. The Summer School started out with TEI courses in 1997, but has now grown to include eight workshop strands for over 250 participants.
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Search engine on tablet

12 July 2017

written by :
Sytze Van Herck

The 'neutrality' of search engines

Nearly everyone uses search engines such as Google on a regular basis, and that is no different for researchers at our institution. Powerful as this tool can be, we should be mindful of what lies hidden behind the search bar and what information we receive through these search portals. Search engines are not impartial, nor do they search the entire web. Perhaps we need to think of other places to look for information that are less commercially oriented and supports Open Access.
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Newly open exhibition in the Jewish Museum in Prague

3 July 2017

written by :
Jakub Bronec

Through the labyrinth of normalisation: The Jewish community as a mirror for the majority society

The Jewish Museum in Prague currently shows an exhibition that presents the situation of the Jewish community during the “normalisation” period. The majority of the documents and photographs are being exhibited for the very first time and it is interesting to see audiovisual propaganda against the European Zionist movements captured on several newly accessible recordings.
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Map visualisation presentation

23 May 2017

written by :
Sytze Van Herck, Eva Andersen, Jakub Bronec

Visualisation and visual thinking in the Arts and Humanities – New Perspectives in Digital Humanities Conference

In the 2017 edition of the conference, arts and humanities students and early career researchers, regardless of their technical background, were invited to share their ideas and experiences in their creative and scientific encounters with visualisation as it is deployed in and for research across disciplines.
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Textilhandel und -transport in Gallien, Germanien und Rätien

9 May 2017

written by :
Jan Lotz

Textilhandel und -transport in Gallien, Germanien und Rätien

Darstellung von Handel, Händler und Transport von Textilien in Mitteleuropa (Gallien, Germanien, Rätien) zur Zeit des Römischen Kaiserreiches bis 301.
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Rediscovering Pompeii digitally

8 May 2017

written by :
Floor Koeleman

Rediscovering Pompeii digitally

Pompeian wall paintings as a source of inspiration for neo-classical domestic interior decorations; a digital approach to art history.
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The limitations of data

8 May 2017

written by :
Sytze Van Herck

The limitations of data

Data are not the same as sources and datasets need rigidly defined categories of information which does not allow for deviation and reinforces binary oppositions such as male and female.
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To digitise or not to digitise, that is the question

5 May 2017

written by :
Eva Andersen

To digitise or not to digitise, that is the question

In the last decade, the use of ‘all things digital’ has taken flight in historical studies, supporting new research with digital tools and platforms. But we also have to recognise the limitations when it comes to digitising, accessing and using digitised material.
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Is the current Jewish population losing its cohesion and identity due to the Second World War?

2 May 2017

written by :
Jakub Bronec

Is the current Jewish population losing its cohesion and identity due to the Second World War?

This research examines differences in identity formation among generations of Czech, Slovak, French and Luxembourgish Jews who grew up either under communism or in liberal Western Europe. By gathering data, the aim is to create an international virtual library and cloud storage not only for professional educators, but also for the public. My focus is on the differences and similarities within and between generations, and on the changing historical and political circumstances of both state communism and established liberal democracy that have shaped individuals’ consciousness and identity.

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