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Oral History Meets European Integration Studies

Testing new tools and methods in digital history

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Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2019


The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) announces a Summer School co-organised with the European University Institute (Florence) and the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (Frankfurt), to be held at the Maison Robert Schuman in Luxembourg City from 22nd to 26th June 2020. This Summer School invites to test digital tools and methods for oral history and stresses how digital oral sources contribute to narratives in European Integration History.



This Summer School is looking for PhD candidates as well as early career scholars (Postdocs) who work on the history of European integration and use oral sources in their research. The programme will tackle the main stages in the production and management of oral sources through a set of workshops and round-table discussions with experts. The Summer School will be enriched by hand-on activities, in which participants will test the discussed tools and methods. In addition, participants will visit the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg City.

The main topics to be discussed are:

  1. Co-production: How to conduct interviews, methodologies (questionnaires, etc.), technical aspects (sound and video recording), ethics, memory and remembrance.
  2. Curation: Data management and indexation, transcription (from oral to written record), software, uses of audio-visual material, digitization and digitalization.
  3. Analysis: How to integrate digital oral sources in an academic discourse, legal aspects (authorship and copyright) and data treatment.
  4. Archiving: Individual collections and historical archives.
  5. Sharing: Communication, exhibitions, websites, museums, media and public history projects.

Application guidelines

The working language will be English. Applications must be composed of a short bio and a 300-word abstract of the research topic in which candidates explain the use of oral sources in their research. They should be sent on PDF to victor.soriano@uni.lu. Deadline for the submission of applications is

31st January 2020.

Large parts of the costs for accommodation and travelling will be sponsored by the organisers. Participants must bring their own computers: The organizers will supply the necessary software and on-line storage.

Selection Committee

  • Andreas Fickers (C2DH, University of Luxembourg)
  • Elena Danescu (C2DH, University of Luxembourg)
  • Thomas Cauvin (C2DH, University of Luxembourg)
  • Dieter Schlenker (HAEU, EUI, Florence)
  • Serge Noiret (EUI, Florence)
  • Regina Grafe (EUI, Florence)
  • Stefan Vogenauer (MPI for European Legal History)
  • Andreas Wagner (MPI for European Legal History)


  • Luxembourg City, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg


  • Friday, January 31, 2020


  • oral history, digital humanities, European studies


  • Victor Fernandez Soriano
    courriel : victor [dot] soriano [at] uni [dot] lu

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Information source

  • Victor Fernandez Soriano
    courriel : victor [dot] soriano [at] uni [dot] lu


CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

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« Oral History Meets European Integration Studies », Summer School, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, https://doi.org/10.58079/1417

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