Digital Hermeneutics in History: Theory & Practice

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) is organising a two day conference and workshop on occasion of the official launch of the Ranke.2 project, its teaching platform for Digital Source Criticism.

The conference and workshop will revolve around the concept of “digital hermeneutics”, defined as the critical and self-reflexive use of digital tools and technologies for the development of new research questions, the testing of analytical assumptions and the production of sophisticated scientific interpretations. This two-day event will address both the theory and practice of digital hermeneutics:

Day 1 will have the format of a ‘traditional’ conference with sessions dedicated to the four key aspects of the concept of digital hermeneutics: source criticism, tool criticism, algorithmic criticism and interface criticism.
Day 2 will consist of workshops where participants will discuss the challenges of introducing digital history training in the history curriculum and will demonstrate best practices in an interactive setting.

Keynotes by Edward Ayers (University of Richmond) and Julia Noordegraaf (University of Amsterdam).

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