Digital hermeneutics and the European Historic Towns Atlas project: The digital and interactive historical town atlas of Luxembourg City as a “trading zone”

“Digital cartography & mapping technologies” is one of the thematic areas of the DTU. In the DTU’s proposal to the FNR PRIDE research programme the key terms are outlined as follows: “(…) geographical information systems (GIS) in historical research; best practices in digital cartography; annotation tools; visualisation strategies; geo-referential mapping; animated maps” This thematic area … Continued

Training the trainer: being a PhD supervisor of a digital historian in the making – A short opinion paper

The launch of the Doctoral Training Unit in Digital History and Hermeneutics (DTU-DHH) coincided with my joining a new research centre, the Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), created in 2016. The centre adopted an increasingly digital approach, and so the DTU-DHH gave me tangible experience of the paths that digital history was taking, … Continued

When will an algorithm identify a sleeping lion as an emblem of a vigilant ruler?

Hans Brandhorst 17 Dec 2020 | 14:00-15:00 Online Lecture | Registrations welcome under following email address: Systematic iconography which transforms the raw data of our observations into information, is a labour-intensive task. To interpret the content of pictures is a fascinating intellectual game, but producing words for our observations is a costly process.As with … Continued

Some reflections on the flow of knowledge in digital history

Digital humanities as a diverse concept In this blog post, I will present some reflections on the epistemic potential and limits of digital history and, more generally, digital humanities (DH). I will argue for two theses related to interdisciplinary research in DH. Clearly, space will not allow for a full defence of these two hypotheses, … Continued

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