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
Europe Direct University of Luxembourg

1 May 2021 to 31 December 2025

Europe Direct at the University of Luxembourg

ED-Uni.Lu is geared towards a broad audience, with the aim of informing about issues related to the European Union’s history and current affairs, as well as reflecting on potential future challenges. It organises a number of lectures, seminars, discussions and exhibitions, and offers a wide range of information about the history of European...
led by :
Elena Danescu

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
Trading Zones of Digital History by Max Kemman

1 January 2021 to 31 December 2031

Studies in Digital History and Hermeneutics

The series Digital History and Hermeneutics offers a platform for cutting edge scholarship in the emerging field of digital history and hermeneutics. It aims at making a critical intervention in the field of digital humanities and introduces key debates and concepts of digital history to the historical community at large. The series is published...
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 December 2020 to 30 September 2024


The LuxTime project uses the industrialisation of Belval and the Minette region as a testbed for methodological and epistemological reflections on how to study the impact of environmental changes on the health of the local population in a long term perspective. By mixing ‘contextual information’ based on archival evidence with ‘scientific...
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 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

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
#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

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 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

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
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