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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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Out now: Special issue of VIEW Journal on Audiovisual Data in Digital Humanities

8 July 2019

written by :
Andreas Fickers

Out now: Special issue of VIEW Journal on Audiovisual Data in Digital Humanities

Co-edited by Andreas Fickers, Pelle Snickars and Mark J. Williams, the Issue 14 / Volume 7 of the VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture is now available.
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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Lecture Tim Hitchcock - Beyond Close and Distant Reading: recording and interview

18 June 2019

written by :
François Klein

Lecture Tim Hitchcock - Beyond Close and Distant Reading: recording and interview

Lecture by Tim Hitchcock, Professor of Digital History at the University of Sussex, and exclusive interview for the C²DH’s ‘New Horizons’ lecture series.
Forum Z
The multiple facets of visualising history

31 May 2019

written by :
Lars Wieneke

The multiple facets of visualising history

The Forum Z on Visualising History in the 1535 Creative Hub in Differdange opened up different perspectives to the challenges of visualising history in accessible, entertaining and interesting ways. With the musical support of C²DHs Douglas Lambert and a live translation into English and German the Forum Z covered a lot of ground, from history paintings to different forms of virtual reconstructions up to building a time machine.
Event
Agent-based modelling and network science for the study of the human past

27 May 2019

Agent-based modelling and network science for the study of the human past

Lecture by Iza Romanowska (Barcelona Supercomputing Center) and Tom Brughmans (University of Oxford)
Event
Development of a new digital document viewer at the Luxembourg National Library

8 May 2019

Development of a new digital document viewer at the Luxembourg National Library

'Impresso Talk' with Ralph Marschall (Bibliothèque nationale du Luxembourg)
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Thus Spoke the People: Public Discourse in Belgrade's Politika on the Eve of Yugoslav Wars

8 May 2019

Thus Spoke the People: Public Discourse in Belgrade's Politika on the Eve of Yugoslav Wars

'Impresso Talk' with Josip Glaurdić and Michal Mochtak (Electoral Legacies of War: Political Competition in Postwar Southeast Europe - EL Wars)
Forum Z
Visualising history

17 April 2019

written by :
Lars Wieneke

Visualising history

A Forum Z on history paintings, 3D reconstructions, virtual worlds and time machines.
Thinkering
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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PhD Defence: Trading Zones of Digital History

28 March 2019

PhD Defence: Trading Zones of Digital History

On 26 April 2019, Max Kemman will defend his PhD thesis at the University of Luxembourg.
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The Promise and Challenge of Born-Digital Data for Historical Research

14 March 2019

The Promise and Challenge of Born-Digital Data for Historical Research

Lecture by Prof. Dr Jane Winters, School of Advanced Study, University of London. The event is part of the C²DH lecture series 'New Horizons: Confronting the Digital Turn in the Humanities'.
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Beyond Close and Distant Reading: Strategies for the radical contextualization of historical text

14 March 2019

Beyond Close and Distant Reading: Strategies for the radical contextualization of historical text

Lecture by Tim Hitchcock, Professor of Digital History, University of Sussex. The event is part of the C²DH lecture series 'New Horizons: Confronting the Digital Turn in the Humanities'.
Event
Digital Cultural Heritage: the case of the Rijksmuseum’s past, present and future

14 March 2019

Digital Cultural Heritage: the case of the Rijksmuseum’s past, present and future

Lecture by Saskia Scheltjens, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, about the role of information and data science within cultural heritage.
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German Antisemitism and the Press during the Weimar Republic (1918-1933)

12 March 2019

German Antisemitism and the Press during the Weimar Republic (1918-1933)

"Impresso Talks" with Dr. Stephanie Seul, University of Bremen.
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Digital Transformations in the Arts and Humanities: recording and interview

1 March 2019

written by :
Gerben Zaagsma, François Klein

Digital Transformations in the Arts and Humanities: recording and interview

Lecture by Andrew Prescott, Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Glasgow, and exclusive interview for the C²DH’s ‘New Horizons’ lecture series.
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.
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Call for Papers: DH Benelux 2019

8 February 2019

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Andreas Fickers

Call for Papers: DH Benelux 2019

The 6th DH Benelux Conference will take place on 11-13 September 2019 at the University of Liège (ULiège) in Belgium. DH Benelux is an initiative that aims to further the collaboration between Digital Humanities activities in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Forum Z
A Hands-On exploration through Luxembourg’s virtual and real landscapes of digital developments in Education, Research and Culture

1 February 2019

written by :
Juliane Tatarinov

A Hands-On exploration through Luxembourg’s virtual and real landscapes of digital developments in Education, Research and Culture

Who’s afraid of the Digital? This was the leading question of C²DH’s first Forum Z in 2019, organised by the Digital History Unit of the centre. Museum curators, schoolteachers, researchers and professional educators presented their projects in the House of Startups in Luxembourg City in the form of hands-on workstations followed by an round table discussing the merits of new digital projects with the audience in a casual atmosphere.
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Oral History Digital Indexing (OHDI): methods, approaches, and general theories

31 January 2019

Oral History Digital Indexing (OHDI): methods, approaches, and general theories

Research seminar with Douglas Lambert

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