As an international hub for contemporary and digital history, the C²DH regularly organises academic and outreach events. They explore major research topics such as digital history, contemporary history, hermeneutics and participatory history. These events serve as opportunities to present the latest progress in research and invariably give rise to fruitful discussions and encounters, thereby widening the perspectives of the researchers involved.

Outreach events are a means of sharing research findings with the general public and interacting with society. Public participation and two-way dialogue are a key part of public history. Social media have also become an essential mechanism for instant dialogue and discussion, and the C²DH makes good use of the possibilities offered by these platforms when organising its events.