Agent-based modelling with Netlogo

In this blog post I am going to give an overview of Netlogo, an agent-based modeling environment. The first part will consist of a very brief introduction to some elements of the Netlogo environment. This is not intended to be an extensive tutorial but rather a first glimpse into some of the basic features of … Continued

The new digital responsibility – or what is data-ethics?

During the 22nd and 23rd of November 2019 I attended the 2nd Transatlantic Conference on Data & Ethics. The main goal of the conference was to bring ethicists, computer scientists and economists together to talk about the moral problems arising from the recent proliferation of data driven technologies and research methods. Topics ranged from big … Continued

Narrative storytelling and Digital History

What kinds of stories do we tell? The narrative structure of history. Since the establishment of history as a discipline, narrative storytelling has been the historians’ main device to structure and disseminate results. Recently, however, the introduction of novel digital tools has extended our possibilities to represent the past dramatically. Natural language processing, social network … Continued

Jörn Rüsen, Post-humanism and Human Nature

Between the 7th and 9th of May, the historian and philosopher of history Jörn Rüsen visited the University of Luxembourg. During this time, he met with students to talk about his work and held a public lecture titled End of Man – Do Historical Studies lose their anthropological fundaments? The main topic of Rüsen’s lecture … Continued

Conference report: Model-based Reasoning in Science and Technology

During the 24th and 26th of October the conference Model-based Reasoning in Science and Technology took place at the University of Seville in Spain. I had the opportunity to present a part of my research project concerning the use of models to understand social and natural phenomena. The beautiful university building, a former tobacco factory … Continued