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Machines, Masses, and Metaphors

2 November 2017

Machines, Masses, and Metaphors: The Visual Making of Industrial Work(ers) in Interwar Luxembourg

Presentation by Ira Plein, PhD candidate at the C²DH and member of the research team FAMOSO.
Thinkering
Les RDV de l'histoire

30 October 2017

written by :
Marco Gabellini, François Klein, Florentina Armaselu, Victoria Mouton, Elena Danescu

Le C²DH a présenté ses activités aux "Rendez-vous de l'histoire"

Sur son stand aux "Rendez-vous de l'histoire" début octobre à Blois, le C²DH a présenté ses principales activités de recherche en mettant l’accent notamment sur les trois axes thématiques suivants : l’histoire contemporaine du Luxembourg, l’historiographie numérique et l’histoire européenne.
Forum Z
Press cartoon by Pierre Kroll on Brexit

20 October 2017

written by :
Elena Danescu

European history as seen by press cartoonist Pierre Kroll

During the ForumZ conference “A new narrative for Europe: Quo Vadis?”, the internationally renowned Belgian artist Pierre Kroll showcased how press cartoons contributed to write the history of European integration. Part of his work is shown below.
Thinkering
Belgium World War II. New online access to information about the Occupation 1940-1944

10 October 2017

written by :
Christoph Brüll

Belgium World War II. New online access to information about the Occupation 1940-1944

On 27 September 2017, a new website was launched by CegeSoma (the Belgian Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Contemporary Society): Belgium World WarII. A virtual platform on Belgium and its population during WWII.
Thinkering

26 September 2017

written by :
Gerben ZAAGSMA

Program now online: DHnord2017 - (De)constructing Digital History

The program for the 4th dhnord conference is now online. dhnord2017 is the fourth edition of the annual Digital Humanities conference organized by the Maison européenne des sciences de l'homme et de la société (MESHS). This year's edition is co-organized with the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH). The theme is: "(De)constructing Digital History". The conference will take place in November 27-29, 2017 in Lille, France. 
Event
Les RDV de l'histoire

12 September 2017

Les Rendez-vous de l’histoire de Blois

Le C²DH sera présent à la 20ᵉ édition des Rendez-vous de l'histoire qui se déroulera à Blois sur le thème « EURÊKA-inventer, découvrir, innover ».
Thinkering
What happens when archives and research are transferred into the physical space of a museum? 'La Forge d’une société moderne' and other stories

11 July 2017

written by :
Karin Priem

What happens when archives and research are transferred into the physical space of a museum? 'La Forge d’une société moderne' and other stories

In this essay, I would like to reflect upon what happens when archival material and research are transferred into the three-dimensional physical space of a museum. A main focus will be on what happens when restored, digitised and partly retouched glass plates are framed and staged in a museum setting.
Thinkering
360 view of Studio 9

29 June 2017

written by :
Stefan Krebs

Listening to the past - with two ears

Within the framework of the research project "Failure and Success of Dummy Head Stereo: An innovation history of 3D listening", Stefan Krebs and Andreas Fickers produced a binaural radio play about the history of binaural stereo.
Thinkering
Benelux, Europe and the Cold War, the power of non-powers

15 June 2017

written by :
Spero Paravantis

Report on the conference “Benelux, Europe and the Cold War, the power of non-powers”

What was/is European security in the context of the Cold War? How was and is it conceived? What role did “non-powers” play in European security, and how did they help define it? These were the main questions discussed during the conference held by the C²DH in March 2017.
Thinkering
Au bord de la mer à Bredene-sur-Mer en Belgique – nature et technologie. Vers 1928.

30 May 2017

written by :
Karin Priem, Frederik Herman

Forging a Modern Society. Photography and Corporate Communication in the Industrial Age (ARBED 1911 – 1937)

An exhibition and book project resulting from a collaboration between the FAMOSO research team (C²DH) and the Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA – National Audiovisual Centre).
Forum Z
ForumZ Storytelling

15 May 2017

written by :
Elena Danescu

The future of storytelling in history

The third ForumZ focused on the future of storytelling and explored how the emergence of the digital era affected the age-old art of telling tales.
Forum Z
Archives on hold? Some comments on the first #ForumZLu

12 May 2017

written by :
Karin Priem

Archives on hold? Some comments on the first #ForumZLu

The history of archives and archiving practices needs to be seen as closely related to trends and fashions in historical research, its methodological underpinnings and its definitions of culture.
Forum Z
A digital turn? On the future of archives

12 May 2017

written by :
Fabio SPIRINELLI

A digital turn? On the future of archives

When the first ForumZ with the topic Archives for the digital era, organized by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), took place on 11 February, many interested people found their way to the Casino – Forum d’art contemporain in Luxembourg City on that Saturday morning. Thanks to the hashtags #ForumZLu and #archivesforthefuture, they could also actively participate in the debates over the Twittersphere.
Forum Z
Archives for the Digital Age. Challenges and Opportunities

12 May 2017

written by :
Karin Priem

Archives for the Digital Age. Challenges and Opportunities

The ForumZ series started with an event on “Archives for the digital age. Challenges and opportunities” at the Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain.
Forum Z
The long shadow of the Second World War: An overview of the debates of the last ForumZ

12 May 2017

written by :
Fabio SPIRINELLI

The long shadow of the Second World War: An overview of the debates of the last ForumZ

On 25th March, the C²DH organised another successful ForumZ, this time on the Second World War and research perspectives in this area. The format chosen for the event promoted an interactive exchange between the public and the guest speakers.
Event
Au bord de la mer à Bredene-sur-Mer en Belgique – nature et technologie. Vers 1928.

8 May 2017

La Forge d’une société moderne. Photographie et communication d’entreprise à l’ère de l’industrialisation (ARBED 1911-1937) / Forging a Modern Society. Photography and Corporate Communication in the Industrial Age (ARBED 1911 – 1937)

An exhibition and book project resulting from a collaboration between the FAMOSO research team (C²DH) and the Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA – National Audiovisual Centre).
Thinkering
The Luxembourgish League for Human Rights

1 May 2017

written by :
Paul Fonck

The Luxembourgish League for Human Rights

This brief report constitutes a first outline for future research on the history of the nearly forgotten Luxembourgish League for Human Rights.