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Data

17 June 2017

written by :
Anita Lucchesi

Storytelling through a digital shoebox

Thinkering
Digital

13 June 2017

written by :
Fabio Spirinelli

Digital history between critical thinking and charismatic ideology

Digital history provides new opportunities, but the use of digital tools should not blind historians to the existing challenges. An uncritical belief in the power of digital tools would be wrong, as much as an outright dismissive stance.
News
Media Monitoring of the Past

2 June 2017

written by :
Marten Düring

C²DH receives funding for a project on critical text mining in historical newspapers

The aim of the project “Media monitoring of the past. Mining 200 years of historical newspapers” is to link digitised corpora of newspapers from Switzerland, Luxembourg, France and Germany and to develop new methods to analyse them.
Thinkering
dhnord2017 call for papers extended deadline

1 June 2017

written by :
Marten Düring

Call for papers: (De)constructing Digital History, Lille 27-29 November

During this conference digital history will be addressed through a triple spectrum: academic research, public history, and pedagogy, in order to trace continuities and transformations in history as a discipline; and contribute to explore the broader digital humanities field through this case study.
Data

29 May 2017

written by :
Aurélia Lafontaine

Le Luxembourg aux origines de l'OTAN (1948-1953)

News
Demonstration

23 May 2017

written by :
Noëlle Schon

Inauguration officielle du Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History

Ce 22 mai 2017, l’Université du Luxembourg a inauguré officiellement son troisième centre interdisciplinaire en présence du ministre de la Justice, Félix Braz, et du ministre délégué à l'Enseignement supérieur et à la Recherche, Marc Hansen.
Thinkering
Map visualisation presentation

23 May 2017

written by :
Sytze Van Herck, Eva Andersen, Jakub Bronec

Visualisation and visual thinking in the Arts and Humanities – New Perspectives in Digital Humanities Conference

In the 2017 edition of the conference, arts and humanities students and early career researchers, regardless of their technical background, were invited to share their ideas and experiences in their creative and scientific encounters with visualisation as it is deployed in and for research across disciplines.
Thinkering
Clarin workshop for developing a transcription-chain

23 May 2017

written by :
Stefania Scagliola

Catching Speech in Arezzo: A Clarin workshop for developing a transcription-chain for Oral History

The challenge of this workshop on 'transcription and technology’, which took place from 10 to 12 May in Arezzo, consisted in turning recorded human speech into a textual representation that is as close as possible to what has been uttered.
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.
Thinkering
The Historical and Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies

10 May 2017

written by :
Tim Van Der Heijden

The Historical and Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies

In the course of the twentieth century, various generations have documented and materialized their family memories on film, video and digital media. But how have these changes in technologies of memory shaped new forms of recording and screening as family memory practices?
Thinkering
Tinkering with black boxes and the need for a critical mindset

10 May 2017

written by :
Fabio Spirinelli

Tinkering with black boxes and the need for a critical mindset

From 20th to 24th February, a winter school on “Skills in digital humanities” was organised at the University of Luxembourg, where the participants were introduced to the software Nodegoat and the development of databases. It was a possibility of tinkering with a digital tool that was completely new to me. In the following, I will give a personal account of my own experiences with Nodegoat, and present a critical reflection on the problems I encountered and the use of digital tools.
Data
First issue of the “Journal of Historical Network Research” out now

9 May 2017

written by :
Marten Düring

First issue of the “Journal of Historical Network Research” out now

We are pleased to announce the Inaugural Issue of the Journal of Historical Network Research, a new publication dedicated to historical research by means of theories and methodologies developed in social network analysis and network science.
Data
histograph

9 May 2017

written by :
Marten Düring

histograph, a tool for the exploration of multimedia archives

histograph helps institutions reveal the manifold relations between their digital collections of texts, images, audio and video documents.
Data
BLIZAAR project

9 May 2017

written by :
Marten Düring

BLIZAAR - Hybrid Visualization of Dynamic Multilayer Graphs

BLIZAAR project develops new visualization techniques for the exploration of multimedia document collections
Thinkering

9 May 2017

written by :
Stefania Scagliola

Digital Source Criticism in the 21st century: reconsidering Ranke’s principles in the digital age

During the workshop on digital source criticism that was held at the Humboldt University in Berlin on 23 June 2016, interesting reflections on the “digital turn” aroused.
Thinkering
I need a research tool to…

9 May 2017

written by :
Anita Lucchesi

I need a research tool to…

A whole range of digital tools exists nowadays to help historians in their daily work, but how to choose the “perfect” one for your needs? Should you lose time searching for the holy Grail, or take the risk to try out and study tools that, in the end, might not fit your needs?
Thinkering
Textilhandel und -transport in Gallien, Germanien und Rätien

9 May 2017

written by :
Jan Lotz

Textilhandel und -transport in Gallien, Germanien und Rätien

Darstellung von Handel, Händler und Transport von Textilien in Mitteleuropa (Gallien, Germanien, Rätien) zur Zeit des Römischen Kaiserreiches bis 301.
Thinkering
Rediscovering Pompeii digitally

8 May 2017

written by :
Floor Koeleman

Rediscovering Pompeii digitally

Pompeian wall paintings as a source of inspiration for neo-classical domestic interior decorations; a digital approach to art history.
Thinkering
Electronic data processing machine used for making computations for aeronautical research

8 May 2017

written by :
Max Kemman

Digital Humanities and Digital Physics

From the 1940s on the computer starts playing a prominent role, shaping the field of physics. The integration of the computer in this discipline was by no means a natural inclusion, but a process of debate and negotiation of what it meant to “do” physics and what kind of knowledge can be acquired using computers.
Thinkering
The limitations of data

8 May 2017

written by :
Sytze Van Herck

The limitations of data

Data are not the same as sources and datasets need rigidly defined categories of information which does not allow for deviation and reinforces binary oppositions such as male and female.

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