AI and Humanities: AI Ethics and AI & Art

The field of digital humanities (DH) is born from the encounter between traditional humanities and computational methods. But the nature of this encounter, between two fields that until recently were considered inherently seperate, is still being determined: identifying the potential fruitful interactions can be established between humanities and computational sciences is an ongoing process of … Continued

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: vanessa.napolitano@ext.uni.lu 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