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CfP: Decoding Europe: Technological Pasts in the Digital Age

20 September 2018

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Valérie Schafer

CfP: Decoding Europe: Technological Pasts in the Digital Age

The Tensions of Europe conference is organised biennially by an interdisciplinary community of scholars who study the shaping of Europe through the lens of technology and material culture. The 9th edition of the conference will be organised by the C²DH around the theme ‘Decoding Europe: Technological Pasts in the Digital Age.
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20 September 2018

Researching the history of television production technology

Lecture by John Ellis, Royal Holloway London University.
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Follow-up on the Summer School on Transnational Radio History

3 July 2018

written by :
Richard Legay

Follow-up on the Summer School on Transnational Radio History

On 18-22 June 2018, the C²DH hosted an international Summer School on Transnational Radio History, an event organised in collaboration with the Ministry for Culture in Saarland (Germany) and its Luxembourgish counterpart in the context of the European Year of Culture 2018. By mixing academic panels with hands-on workshops and sites visits, the event was the perfect opportunity for scholars from around the world to hold fascinating discussions on the topic of transnational radio history.
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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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Kulturen des Reparierens: Dinge - Wissen - Praktiken

22 May 2018

written by :
Stefan Krebs

Kulturen des Reparierens: Dinge - Wissen - Praktiken

Reparieren und Instandhalten sind ökonomisch wie kulturell zentrale Praktiken im »Leben« technischer Dinge und Infrastrukturen. Der Band rückt diese bislang wenig untersuchten Tätigkeiten in den Vordergrund und fragt nach den Wissensformen der unterschiedlichen Kulturen des Reparierens.
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CfP: Histories of Technology’s Persistence: Repair, Reuse and Disposal

22 May 2018

written by :
Stefan Krebs

CfP: Histories of Technology’s Persistence: Repair, Reuse and Disposal

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) is organising a two day workshop (7-8 December 2018) on "Histories of Technology’s Persistence: Repair, Reuse and Disposal".
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Automata and other interlocutors

2 May 2018

written by :
Christopher Morse

Automata and other interlocutors

The notion of the automaton extends at least as far back as antiquity, but successful implementation of simulated intelligence, and even life itself, continues to elude us. Although there is a tremendous disparity between how we imagine robots to behave and how they actually perform, since the eighteenth century they have become unwitting participants in a dialogue about humanity's self-conception.
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CfP: International Summer School on Transnational Radio History

7 February 2018

written by :
Andreas Fickers, Richard Legay

CfP: International Summer School on Transnational Radio History

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) is delighted to announce a Summer School on Transnational Radio History, hosted by the University of Luxembourg / C²DH, and including two full-day excursions to the historic transmitter sites of Europe 1 (in Berus, Germany) and Radio Luxembourg (in Junglinster, Luxembourg). The Summer School is organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of Saarland / Germany and the Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg in the context of the European Year of Culture 2018.
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11 January 2018

The Historical Art of Projection. Digital and experimental approaches to the archaeology of the screen

Hands-on History session with Karin Bienek and Ludwig Vogl-Bienek (University of Trier).
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18 December 2017

written by :
Andreas Fickers

European Research Grant "European History Reloaded"

European research grant awarded for research into Europe's Audiovisual Heritage Online, coordinated by prof. dr. E. Müller, Utrecht University
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Glanz und Elend der Kunstkopf-Stereophonie

6 July 2017

written by :
Stefan Krebs, Andreas Fickers

Glanz und Elend der Kunstkopf-Stereophonie

“Glanz und Elend der Kunstkopf-Stereophonie” – A radio play from Stefan Krebs, with Hans Peter Hallwachs as Kunstkopf; Stephan Wurfbaum as journalist and Andreas Fickers as media archaeologist; Research, script and mise-en-scène: Stefan Krebs; Sound: Christian Schimmöller; Producer: Werner Bleisteiner; Historical and technical advisors: Günther Hess and Stephan Peus. A production of the Centre for Contemporary and Digital History of the University of Luxembourg in cooperation with Bavarian Broadcasting and the EU-research project ORPHEUS, 2017.
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360 view of Studio 9

29 June 2017

written by :
Stefan Krebs

Listening to the past - with two ears

Within the framework of the research project "Failure and Success of Dummy Head Stereo: An innovation history of 3D listening", Stefan Krebs and Andreas Fickers produced a binaural radio play about the history of binaural stereo.
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Au bord de la mer à Bredene-sur-Mer en Belgique – nature et technologie. Vers 1928.

30 May 2017

written by :
Karin Priem, Frederik Herman

Forging a Modern Society. Photography and Corporate Communication in the Industrial Age (ARBED 1911 – 1937)

An exhibition and book project resulting from a collaboration between the FAMOSO research team (C²DH) and the Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA – National Audiovisual Centre).
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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.
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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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Le laboratoire psychotechnique de l’Institut Emile Metz

9 May 2017

written by :
Karin Priem

The FAMOSO projects

Fabricating modern societies: Industries of reform as educational responses to societal challenges (FAMOSO and FAMOSO-2)
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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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Au bord de la mer à Bredene-sur-Mer en Belgique – nature et technologie. Vers 1928.

8 May 2017

La Forge d’une société moderne. Photographie et communication d’entreprise à l’ère de l’industrialisation (ARBED 1911-1937) / Forging a Modern Society. Photography and Corporate Communication in the Industrial Age (ARBED 1911 – 1937)

An exhibition and book project resulting from a collaboration between the FAMOSO research team (C²DH) and the Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA – National Audiovisual Centre).
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The Amateur Film Dispositif: A Media Archaeological Experiment

27 June 2014

written by :
Tim van der Heijden, Andreas Fickers

The Amateur Film Dispositif: A Media Archaeological Experiment

'Staging the Amateur Film Dispositif' is a media archaeological experiment performed on March 31, 2014 at the 9th International Orphan Film Symposium at the EYE Film Institute Amsterdam. In three tableaux we explored how past media usages of film, video and digital media have altered the practices of home movie staging.