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Toppling Symbols: Statues, the Colonial Past and the Public Space

21 June 2020

written by :
Fabio Spirinelli

Toppling Symbols: Statues, the Colonial Past and the Public Space

The actions against statues of historic figures involved in colonialism and its derivatives highlight the importance of critically confronting our past and rethinking our public space.
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Repairing radios: A hands-on approach to the history of technology

18 May 2020

written by :
Thomas Hoppenheit, Stefan Krebs, Rebecca Mossop

Repairing radios: A hands-on approach to the history of technology

Earlier this year the REPAIR team invited fellow historians and friends to their first hands-on workshop: Repairing old radios and sensing history.
Thinkering
History of justice act of crime

13 May 2020

written by :
Nina Janz

Tales of Crime and Murder. Court cases in the archival collection of the National Archives in Luxembourg

The documents from the Luxembourgish justice authorities, especially from the "cour d'assise", tell stories about blood and thunder, murder and thieves, but also reveal stories about people, their personal histories, and their struggles in everyday life.
Thinkering
Traces et mémoires en devenir d'une pandémie

30 March 2020

written by :
Frédéric Clavert

Traces et mémoires en devenir d'une pandémie

En collectant des sources primaires nativement numériques comme les tweets, historiens et historiennes peuvent préparer l'écriture de l'histoire de la pandémie en cours. Quelques éléments sont livrés ici par Frédéric Clavert, professeur assistant en histoire contemporaine et spécialistes des réseaux sociaux numériques.
Thinkering
Learning by Walking: Discovering Esch and its Industrial Surroundings

15 January 2020

written by :
Irene Portas, Jens van de Maele, Viktoria Boretska

Learning by Walking: Discovering Esch and its Industrial Surroundings

On 12 November, the REMIX team visited the town of Esch-sur-Alzette and the surrounding industrial sites. The visit was organised and guided by Denis Scuto, the C²DH Vice-Director and a true Escher at heart. In addition to its exploratory purposes, the full-day tour proved to be an excellent bonding experience for the REMIX team.
Thinkering
An Experimental Media Archaeological Approach to Early-Twentieth Century Home Cinema

19 December 2019

written by :
Tim Van Der Heijden

An Experimental Media Archaeological Approach to Early-Twentieth Century Home Cinema

In this blog post, I present my post-doctoral research within the DEMA project in which I examine the genealogy of home cinema and amateur moviemaking as early-twentieth century practices by means of an experimental media archaeological approach.
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Crossing the Imaginary Curtain: My Experiences in Prague

22 November 2019

written by :
Fabio Spirinelli

Crossing the Imaginary Curtain: My Experiences in Prague

In October, I traveled to Prague for a workshop on the history of science and the Second World War. For the second time during my PhD, it was an opportunity to cross the imaginary iron curtain. The experiences during those days were undoubtedly insightful.
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In quest of academic identities: my participation in the ISCH conference in Tallinn

29 July 2019

written by :
Fabio Spirinelli

In quest of academic identities: my participation in the ISCH conference in Tallinn

From 26 to 29 June 2019, I participated in a conference in Tallinn (Estonia) organised by the International Society for Cultural History (ISCH), where, in addition, I presented a paper on cultural policy in Luxembourg. This experience was part of a quest to better understand cultural history and my own research.
News
New research project on the industrial histories of the Minette region

17 July 2019

written by :
Stefan Krebs

New research project on the industrial histories of the Minette region

The C²DH has signed an agreement with the “European Capital of Culture Esch 2022” asbl (non-profit organisation) for the research project “Remixing Industrial Pasts in the Digital Age: Sounds, Images, Ecologies, Practices and Materialities in Space and Time”.
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Professor Sean Takats, leading researcher in digital history software and infrastructure, joins the C²DH

15 July 2019

written by :
Noëlle Schon

Professor Sean Takats, leading researcher in digital history software and infrastructure, joins the C²DH

Professor Dr Sean Takats, an internationally renowned expert on digital history, will start his research work in Luxembourg in October 2019, backed by an FNR PEARL Chair from the Luxembourg National Research Fund. The PEARL programme, funded by the FNR, provides competitive funding to attract top researchers in strategic research areas for Luxembourg.
Thinkering
Nibbling at text: identifying discourses on Europe in a large collection of historical newspapers using topic modelling

21 June 2019

written by :
Estelle Bunout, Milan van Lange

Nibbling at text: identifying discourses on Europe in a large collection of historical newspapers using topic modelling

How can computer-assisted methods help us to solve problems that are fundamental to historical research? In a series of two blog posts we discuss a research pilot that aims to identify anti-modernist discourses on Europe in historical Swiss newspapers from the period 1939-1945.
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Doing Experimental Media Archaeology: Practice & Theory (DEMA)

17 May 2019

written by :
Tim Van Der Heijden, Aleksander Kolkowski, Stefan Krebs, Andreas Fickers

Doing Experimental Media Archaeology: Practice & Theory (DEMA)

In September 2019, C²DH will launch the DEMA project which will provide a systematic reflection on the methodological underpinnings of experimental media archaeology as a practical and sensorial approach to media historiography.
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Sociological Aspects of Oral History in the Digital Age

30 April 2019

Sociological Aspects of Oral History in the Digital Age

Lecture by Jakub Mlynář (Malach Center for Visual History, Charles University) followed by a workshop on sociological aspects of oral history.
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Experimenting with the use of interactive digital storytelling in academia

12 April 2019

written by :
Dominique Santana

Experimenting with the use of interactive digital storytelling in academia

On 19 and 20 March, the C²DH hosted a two-day hands-on workshop on the use of interactive digital storytelling for academic historians with Sandra Gaudenzi, one of the leading experts in interactive storytelling and a senior lecturer at the University of Westminster.
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C²DH receives funding to build a “Time machine”

28 February 2019

written by :
Ghislain Sillaume

C²DH receives funding to build a “Time machine”

The European Commission has chosen Time Machine as one of the six proposals retained for preparing large scale research initiatives to be strategically developed in the next decade. The C²DH/University of Luxembourg is a member of the Time Machine consortium.
Thinkering
Integrating the digital into the academic curriculum of history - How to engage your audience

13 February 2019

written by :
Stefania Scagliola

Integrating the digital into the academic curriculum of history - How to engage your audience

After launching the Ranke.2 teaching platform on digital source criticism in autumn 2018, I assumed that its appearance and form – short colourful animations and easy-to-digest chunks of information – would soon catch the attention of lecturers and encourage them to use it in their courses. But a recent meeting with colleagues made me realise that personal contact and hands-on experience with the material are key to making my target audience realise that the resource offers something they may need.
Thinkering
 Workshop on Histories of Maintenance, Repair, Reuse and Disposal

24 January 2019

written by :
Douglas Lambert, Stefan Krebs

Workshop on Histories of Maintenance, Repair, Reuse and Disposal

This report summarises a C²DH-hosted workshop concerning some undervalued and overlooked aspects of technology.
Thinkering
Using Digital Tools to Generate Subtitles for a Radio Play

21 January 2019

written by :
Stefan Krebs

Using Digital Tools to Generate Subtitles for a Radio Play

This entry briefly describes how we generated English subtitles (using digital tools) for the binaural radio play "Glanz und Elend der Kunstkopf-Stereophonie" we produced in 2017.
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New website: Doctoral Training Unit ‘Digital History and Hermeneutics’

11 December 2018

written by :
Tim Van Der Heijden

New website: Doctoral Training Unit ‘Digital History and Hermeneutics’

The new website gives an in-depth view of the DTU's activities and projects.
Thinkering
Oral History under scrutiny in München

15 October 2018

written by :
Stefania Scagliola

Oral History under scrutiny in München

In Munich, from 19 to 21 September 2018, a group of speech technologists, social scientists, linguists, computer scientists, oral historians and information scientists convened to explore the integration of digital tools in the workflow of scholars who work with interviews.

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