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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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How to get them hooked! An alternative approach to a Digital Humanities Workshop

8 May 2017

written by :
Stefania Scagliola

How to get them hooked! An alternative approach to a Digital Humanities Workshop

The challenge of leading a workshop with the goal of bringing scholars together and teach them how to apply a number of basic digital tools on a dataset of military memoires.
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To digitise or not to digitise, that is the question

5 May 2017

written by :
Eva Andersen

To digitise or not to digitise, that is the question

In the last decade, the use of ‘all things digital’ has taken flight in historical studies, supporting new research with digital tools and platforms. But we also have to recognise the limitations when it comes to digitising, accessing and using digitised material.
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Is the current Jewish population losing its cohesion and identity due to the Second World War?

2 May 2017

written by :
Jakub Bronec

Is the current Jewish population losing its cohesion and identity due to the Second World War?

This research examines differences in identity formation among generations of Czech, Slovak, French and Luxembourgish Jews who grew up either under communism or in liberal Western Europe. By gathering data, the aim is to create an international virtual library and cloud storage not only for professional educators, but also for the public. My focus is on the differences and similarities within and between generations, and on the changing historical and political circumstances of both state communism and established liberal democracy that have shaped individuals’ consciousness and identity.
Data

20 April 2017

written by :
Daniele Guido

Dynamic qualitative filtering for linked (geo)visualisations: a prototype for exploring the collective memory of Instagram posts

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6 April 2017

written by :
Gerben Zaagsma

Jewish volunteers, the international brigades and the Spanish Civil War

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1 January 2017

written by :
Kaarel Sikk

Quantifying the Use of stones in the stone age Fireplaces of Estonia

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1 January 2017

written by :
Frédéric Clavert

Échos du centenaire de la Première Guerre mondiale sur Twitter

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1 January 2017

written by :
Max Kemman

Digital History Projects As Boundary Objects

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1 January 2017

written by :
Daniele Guido

Board Game Prototyping to Co-Design a Better Location-Based Digital Game

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