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Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by Luigia Parlati


This third edition of Digital Humanities Luxembourg will focus on the various ways in which online sources are used by humanities researchers, particularly contemporary historians and more specifically specialists in European integration. The Symposium will be structured around the following research clusters: "Data retrieval, analysis and visualization’’, "Community reading’’ and "Writing history & Assessing scholarship’’.


The Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE), together with the Jean Monnet Chair in History of European Integration (University of Luxembourg, FLSHASE) and its research programme ‘Digital Humanities Luxembourg’ — DIHULUX (research unit Identités-Politiques-Sociétés-Espaces (IPSE)) — and the University of Luxembourg’s Master’s in Contemporary European History, are pleased to organise the DHLU Symposium 2013.

After the inaugural DHLU Symposium in 2009 that focused on ‘Contemporary history in the digital age’ and a second edition which tackled the methodological and theoretical implications of considering websites as primary sources (March 2012), this third edition will focus on the use of online thematic research corpora.

Given that more and more sources for contemporary history are being made available online as digital research corpora — as on the CVCE’s site — and following on from the first two editions which examined the methods used to develop these sources, this third edition of Digital Humanities Luxembourg will focus on the various ways in which this material is used by humanities researchers, particularly contemporary historians and more specifically specialists in European integration.


First day of DHLU 2013, 5.12.2013

08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome and Introduction

09:30 – 11:00 1st panel: Distant and close reading

Moderation: N.N.

  • Sacha Zala/Christiane Sibille

Beyond a National Historiography? Networking Diplomatic Documents in the Digital Age

  • Arianna Betti & Hein van den Berg

Creating a Digital History of Ideas

  • Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol

Digital sources in European integration history/international economic history: a frustrated view

  • 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
  • 11:30 – 12:30 Research networks in the Digital Humanities, a presentation of DARIAH and Nedimah
  • 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 15:30 2nd panel: Distant/close reading

Moderation: N.N.

  • Pauline van Wierst, Sanne Vrijenhoek, Stefan Schlobach, Arianna Betti

Phil@Scale: Computational Methods within Philosophy

  • Wieneke, Sillaume, Aubert, Düring

Humanist-Machine Interaction for the digital humanities

  • Frederik Elwert

Network analysis between distant reading and close reading

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

  • 16:00 – 17:30 Keynote T. Hitchcock – Big Data for Dead People: Digital Readings and the Conundrums of Positivism

17:30 – 17:45 Conclusion day one

Second day of DHLU 2013, 6.12.2013

9:30 – 10:30 3rd panel: Writing history & Assessing scholarship

Moderation: N.N.

  • Luke Kirwan

Quantitative historical research in the digital age: Using Databases to drive research forward

  • Claudia Resch, Eva Wohlfarter and Ulrike Czeitschner

Introducing the Austrian Baroque Corpus: Annotation and application of a thematic research collection

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 4th panel: Distant/close reading

Moderation: Serge Noiret

  • Waltraud Bayer

Digital Sources in Contemporary Post-Soviet Museum Studies

  • Tiago Luis Gil

Atlas Numérique de l’Amérique Portugaise

  • Léo Dumont

Internet comme source des usages publics du passé : pistes de lecture pour l’historien à travers le cas d’Alphonse Baudin

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 15:00 5th panel: Distant/Close Reading

Moderation: N.N.

  • Dorothée Goetze/Tobias Tenhaef

How to face the crisis of legitimacy: the transfer and further development of methods of access from printed to digital(ized) editions

  • Ian Gregory et al

Distant and close readings of the geographies in large corpora: Geographical Text Analysis and Place-Based Reading

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 – 17:00 6th panel: Writing history

Moderation: N.N.

  • Kate Jones, Patrick Weber

Digital History with Maps: A Case Study from WW2 in London

  • Geert Kessels and Pim van Bree

Multiple forms of authorship through the assemblage of historical objects

  • Stéphane Lamassé et Benjamin Deruelle

Comment s’écrit l’histoire sur internet ? l’Exemple de la notice Jeanne d’Arc de Wikipédia

17:00 – 17:30 Conclusion DHLU2013



  • Cercle Cité - Place d’Armes, BP 267
    Luxembourg City, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (L-2012)


  • Thursday, December 05, 2013
  • Friday, December 06, 2013


  • digital humanities, digital history, historical analyses, digitalization, historical resources, distant reading, SHS, european integration


  • Lars Wieneke
    courriel : symposium [dot] dhlu [at] cvce [dot] eu

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  • Lars Wieneke
    courriel : symposium [dot] dhlu [at] cvce [dot] eu

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