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
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
#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

15 January 2020 to 14 January 2024

History of the spoliation of Jewish property in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (1930s - 1950s)

The aim of the thesis is to understand the way in which the dispossession of people considered to be Jewish under National Socialist legislation in Luxembourg between 1940 and 1945 was implemented, the impact on the targeted populations and the way in which this question was taken into account by Luxembourg legislation from 1945 to the present...
led by :
Blandine Landau
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 2023

Souvenirs d'Ambassadeurs (Memories of Ambassadors)

The oral history project "Memories of Ambassadors" is carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg. It consists of interviews with retired ambassadors retracing their career within Luxembourg diplomacy.
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 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

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

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

1 May 2019 to 30 April 2024

Remixing Industrial Pasts in the Digital Age: Sounds, Images, Ecologies, Practices and Materialities in Space and Time

The research project “Remixing Industrial Pasts in the Digital Age: Sounds, Images, Ecologies, Practices and Materialities in Space and Time” will be a sustainable contribution to the “European Capital of Culture Esch 2022” programme. Six sub-projects will explore the history of cultures, populations and territories of the Minette region...
led by :
Stefan Krebs

28 March 2019 to 30 April 2021

Europe Direct Information Centre at the University of Luxembourg (EDIC)

Following its participation in the European Commission call for proposals in 2017, the University of Luxembourg was selected as a partner to run a Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) for the period 2019-2021. Based in the Luxembourg Learning Centre (LLC) on Belval Campus, EDIC is coordinated by the C²DH.
led by :
Elena Danescu

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...
led 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...
led 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...
led by :
Elena Danescu