1 October 2019

100 years of BGL BNP Paribas in Luxembourg

The projects marks the centenary of BGL BNP Paribas in Luxembourg with a virtual exhibition tracing the bank’s history.
lead by :
Benoît Majerus

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 identities, the hidden societal and environmental dimensions of repair, and the quest for more sustainable consumption practices.
lead by :
Stefan Krebs

1 September 2019 to 31 January 2022

Doing Experimental Media Archaeology (REMA): Theory & practice

This project aims to explore the potential of hands-on experiments for studying, understanding and experiencing the materiality of past media technologies and their practices of use. It thereby provides a systematic reflection on the methodological underpinnings of “experimental media archaeology” as a new and more sensorial approach to media historiography.
lead by :
Andreas Fickers

1 March 2019 to 29 February 2020

Time Machine

The 'Time Machine: Big data of the past for the future of Europe' project will create advanced AI technologies to make sense of vast amounts of information from complex historical data sets. The project is funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 programme.
lead by :
Andreas Fickers

1 January 2019 to 31 March 2020

New Horizons: Confronting the Digital Turn in the Humanities

As a result of the digital turn the humanities are currently in a process of rapid transformation, with consequences that reach far beyond the confines of academia. This lecture series explores how the digital turn is changing research, teaching and dissemination in the humanities. The series will also endeavour to historicise and contextualise this process.
lead by :
Gerben Zaagsma

1 November 2018 to 31 October 2020

Digital oral history inventory and integration strategy

This project aims to document oral history content, methods, and uses in current C²DH projects and Luxembourg archives. With a focus on improving content management for both individual researchers and large repositories, the project will evaluate infrastructure and tool development needs for oral history preservation, storage, management and access.
lead by :
Douglas Lambert

1 October 2018 to 31 December 2021

Fiscal competition in the Benelux states

The aim of the project 'Competition, convergence, harmonisation – a comparative analysis of taxation in Benelux states (1945-1992)' is to perform a comparative historical analysis of the development and specific characteristics of taxation in Luxembourg in a multidimensional context – national (Luxembourg), regional (relations with traditional partners – Belgium and the Netherlands but also Germany and France), European (ECSC, EEC and EU) and international (OECD, GATT/WTO) – in the second half of the 20th century. The two aspects of taxation will be addressed: direct taxation (a prerogative of states) and indirect taxation (subject to international regulation). Research will involve exploring and comparing a wide range of primary archival sources examining a variety of institutions, players and mechanisms and setting these findings against existing literature in the field. The timeframe stretches from the end of the war (1944) to the Maastricht Treaty (1992).
lead by :
Elena Danescu

1 September 2018 to 31 August 2022

Foreign workforce in the Minette during the inter-war period

The FNR-funded project will examine foreign workforce flows, mobility and networks in the cross-border steel basin of the Minette during the inter- war period.
lead by :
Arnaud Sauer

1 September 2018 to 1 August 2019

Building a Jewish studies and digital humanities online portal

This pilot project aims to build an online portal that provides information about the intersection of Jewish studies and digital humanities.
lead by :
Gerben Zaagsma

1 August 2018 to 31 December 2022

75 years of CFL (Luxembourg National Railway Company)

This project looks back at the history of the Société nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL).
lead by :
Denis Scuto

1 June 2018 to 31 December 2020

Digital histor(iograph)y and Scale (DhScale)

The project combines the theoretical aspects of historical, historiographical, linguistic and literary studies with digital tools and methods for text analysis and visualisation to analyse scale variations as manifested in historical discourse. Two types of corpora will be used: historiographical (historical writings that blend micro and global perspectives) and historical sources (migration narratives and autobiographies).
lead by :
Florentina Armaselu

1 June 2018 to 31 December 2021

The history of justice in Luxembourg

'The history of justice in Luxembourg – HISTJUST' is a research project in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and the National Archives. It aims to cover 200 years of justice history in Luxembourg by producing a virtual exhibition.
lead by :
Denis Scuto

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2022


'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 Europe in the 1960s.

16 October 2017 to 15 October 2021

New Exploratory Phase in Research on East European Cultures of Dissent

Resistance and dissent in former socialist Europe 1945-1989 constitutes a remarkable chapter of Europe’s recent past, which not only informs in a decisive way the identities of post-socialist societies, but has also reshaped the continent as a whole and still provides an important reference for contemporary social movements worldwide. The main aim of the Action is to trigger the next discovery phase of this legacy through forging a new, reflexive approach and providing a platform for incubating networked, transnational, multidisciplinary and technology-conscious research with creative dissemination capacities.
lead by :
Lars Wieneke

1 October 2017 to 1 October 2021

Intertwined destinies, strengthened ties: Migration paths from Luxembourg to Brazil (1920-1965)

This PhD project looks at the migration paths from Luxembourg to Brazil between 1920 and the mid-1960s, which were deeply intertwined with the activities of the Luxembourg-based steelmaker ARBED – today ArcelorMittal – in Brazil following the inauguration of its subsidiary in 1921 in the State of Minas Gerais. As well as the PhD thesis, this research project aims to provide an unconventional way of “writing” history with the making of an interactive webdocumentary exploring Luxembourg’s industrial history overseas and the past of the transnational migrants’ community, the 'Colônia Luxemburguesa'. The PhD project is supervised by Prof. Dr Andreas Fickers, with a joint supervision agreement with the University of São Paulo and collaboration with the CNA.
lead by :
Dominique Santana

1 October 2017 to 30 September 2020

175 years of POST Luxembourg

In 2017, POST Luxembourg celebrated its 175th anniversary. The project aims to trace the institution’s history from its early days as the state-owned Postal Administration to its current status as the country’s largest private employer, through a virtual exhibition and a PhD thesis.
lead by :
Andreas Fickers

1 September 2017 to 31 August 2020

Impresso - Media monitoring of the past

The aim of the project “Impresso: Media monitoring of the past. Mining 200 years of historical newspapers” is to link digitised corpora of newspapers from Switzerland, Luxembourg, France and Germany and to develop new methods to analyse them. The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). See the impresso website for more information.
lead by :
Marten Düring

1 March 2017 to 31 August 2023

'Digital History & Hermeneutics' Doctoral Training Unit

The 'Digital History & Hermeneutics' Doctoral Training Unit (DTU) is a four-year interdisciplinary research and training programme funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) based on the concept of “digital hermeneutics”. This is defined as the critical and self-reflexive use of digital tools and technologies, the testing of analytical assumptions and the production of sophisticated scientific interpretations. The DTU offers a training environment for 13 PhD students, including historians, philosophers, computer scientists, geographers and information and data scientists as well as experts in human-computer interaction.
lead by :
Andreas Fickers

1 January 2017 to 31 December 2020

Docteuropa - Tri-national Doctoral School

The tri-national doctoral school is organised jointly by the Universities of Paris-Sorbonne (Prof. Hélène Miard-Delacroix), Saarland (Prof. Dietmar Hüser) and Luxembourg (Prof. Andreas Fickers). The project is supported by the Franco-German University.
lead by :
Andreas Fickers

1 January 2017 to 14 December 2019

The role of Benelux in European security strategy (1950-1960)

This project examines the impact of the US policy of containment on the European integration process, specifically in the Benelux countries, and the role that US military spending (to support containment) had on European integration from 1948 to 1960. More specifically, the project sheds light on how the large-scale early Cold War American military/financial intervention in Western Europe influenced the early European integration movement, the reactions of the Benelux nations (individually and collectively in Western European Union) to those developments, the role played by the Benelux in the US containment strategy, and the contribution of the Benelux to a European security strategy.
lead by :
Spero Paravantis