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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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 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.
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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.
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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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Au bord de la falaise

25 July 2018

written by :
Jakub Bronec

École d’Été Éditions Numériques / Humanités Numériques 2018 – Grenoble

Du 28 mai au 5 juillet 2018, j'ai eu le plaisir de participer à l'école d'été de l'histoire numérique à Grenoble (France). L’université Grenoble-Alpes en collaboration avec la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme -Alpes et l'UMR Litt&Arts a organisé la seconde édition de l'École D’été Édition Numérique et Humanités Numériques (EDEEN).
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Climbing out of the ivory tower, jumping into society: some thoughts on public history

12 July 2018

written by :
Fabio Spirinelli

Climbing out of the ivory tower, jumping into society: some thoughts on public history

From 2 to 5 July 2018, I had the pleasure to participate in the Public History Summer School in Wroclaw (Poland). Not only was it an enriching experience for me, but it also pushed me to think more about the role of public history, its challenges and its opportunities.
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A museum at your fingertips? Some thoughts on 3D tours of museums

7 June 2018

written by :
Fabio Spirinelli

A museum at your fingertips? Some thoughts on 3D tours of museums

More and more cultural institutions create virtual tours that allow visitors to explore the collections at home instead of actually visiting the institutions. In this blog post, I would like to provide some reflections on virtual tours, their usefulness and their limits.
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Digitising the analogue

5 June 2018

written by :
Eva Andersen, Sytze Van Herck

Digitising the analogue

Some time ago it suddenly hit us that it has been a while since we read an academic book or article in a physical format. This for the simple reason that we can retrace digital information much quicker — i.e. annotating a PDF, extracting highlighted text automatically with ZotFile or quickly looking up a specific word in a pdf document. A second realisation was that as PhD students in the field of digital history and hermeneutics these "small" digital aspects of a scholars life are almost never highlighted.
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The Historical Art of Projection

29 May 2018

written by :
Eva Andersen, Sytze Van Herck

The Historical Art of Projection

In the Hands-On History seminar on the 24th of May by Dr. Ludwig M. Vogl-Bienek and Karin Bienek from the University of Trier we were introduced to the history of the magic lantern. After a brief overview during the lecture, we got to experience a live performance of the magic lantern in our Digital History lab. We were also encouraged to experiment with some smaller but original magic lanterns.
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Senta que lá vem a história: #memorecord for a historiography closer to life

22 May 2018

written by :
Anita Lucchesi

Senta que lá vem a história: #memorecord for a historiography closer to life

Can digital public history help us to reach a historiography that is closer to life?

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