Inside the Trading Zone: Thinkering in a Digital History Lab

Andreas Fickers, DTU-DHH project leader, and Tim van der Heijden, DTU- DHH Post-Doc researcher, recently published their co-written article entitled “Inside the Trading Zone: Thinkering in a Digital History Lab”. The article appeared in the Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ) journal as part of the Special Issue “Lab and Slack: Situated Research Practices in Digital Humanities”, … Continued

DTU teachings: Introduction to Digital History

In the academic year 2018-2019, the DTU ‘Digital History & Hermeneutics’ had been teaching the course Introduction to Digital History in the Master ‘European History’ at the University of Luxembourg.                       Course description When researching collections of historical documents, multiple perspectives can be taken to … Continued

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 … Continued

Experimental Media Ethnography

Prof. Dr. Andreas Fickers (University of Luxembourg), Prof. Dr. Kristen Haring (Standford University), Dr. Jessica Mesman (Maastricht University) and Dr. Stefan Krebs (University of Luxembourg) This skills training introduced students to Ethnography and Experimental Media Archaeology as methods and techniques in media historical research. Unlike previous skills trainings, in which we explored digital tools and techniques … Continued

GIS-Analysis, Mapping & Cartography

Dr. Catherine Jones, Kerry Schiel and Kaarel Sikk (University of Luxembourg) Nowadays historians, geographers and social scientists have a myriad of digital resources (digital borne or digitised) at their fingertips. They may be formal or informal datasets open for public use or held behind closed doors, but all contain implicit or explicit geographical information. Thus, … Continued

Algorithmic Critique

Prof. Dr. Pascal Bouvry, Prof. Dr. Frank Hofmann, Dr. Martin Rosalie (University of Luxembourg) The objective of this skills trainings was to make students familiar with ‘Algorithmic Critique’ as an important skill in Digital History and Humanities research. Specifically, the training provided an introduction to optimisation, search and decision problem modelling. Various problem solving techniques … Continued

Tool Criticism

Dr. Vincent Koenig and Dr. Carine Lallemand (University of Luxembourg) The ever-growing trend for digital tools confronts PhD candidates with new challenges when it comes to designing or evaluating technologies and underlying services. The “tool criticism” training offered a critical and reflexive approach to digital tools, to the interaction with those tools and to the … Continued

Data Visualisation

Dr. Marten During (University of Luxembourg), Dr. Robin De Croon and Francisco Gutiérrez Hernández (KU Leuven) This skills training served as an introduction to data visualisation, an important skill in digital humanities and historical research, analysis and presentation. The first training day focused specifically on network visualisation and the use of Palladio as a DH … Continued

Introduction to Programming (Python)

Dr. Folgert Karsdorp (Meertens Institute, Amsterdam) This workshop provided an introduction to computational text analysis with Python for scholars in the Humanities. Computational text analysis has gained popularity across different fields in the humanities, with successful applications such as computational authorship attribution, personality detection, linguistic profiling, and topic modeling. The goal of the workshop was … Continued


On the 27th of November 2017 we presented our team and their projects at the (De)constructing Digital History DH Nord conference conference in Lille, France.