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

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