Who we are

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History C2DH is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Luxembourg. It serves as a national platform for debating topical issues in contemporary Luxembourgish history and for advancing the development and training of digital literacy among students and researchers at the University of Luxembourg. As a “trading zone” for historians and computer scientists, humanities scholars and data scientists, the C2DH aims to set new standards in the area of digital history. This involves a hands-on approach to digital tools and research infrastructures in the field of contemporary history and an openness to experimenting with new forms of historical storytelling and public engagement. The concept of “thinkering”, or playful experimentation with technologies and digital tools, provides a basis for the development of digital hermeneutics and for critical reflection on how digital technologies affect the way in which we think about, narrate and “do” history.

Leopold von Ranke revisited: Ranke.2

The Ranke.2 teaching resource is the result of a project initiated by the Director of the C2DH , Andreas Fickers, with the generous support of the Rectorate at the University of Luxembourg. The aim of the project is to develop an open-source online teaching platform for digital source criticism. Ranke.2 is particularly designed to reach out to lecturers and students by offering teaching content that can be easily integrated into academic curricula, but it is also suitable for independent learners.

Meet our visiting scholar

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Director

Andreas Fickers - C2DH

Management and administration

Gerben Zaagsma - C2DH

Concept and project coordination

Stefania Scagliola - C2DH

Visual conceptual and web design

Daniele Guido - C2DH

Web development

Daniele Guido - C2DH
Frederic Reis - C2DH

Moodle integration

Shahed Parnian - University of Luxembourg

Animations

Cristina Garcia Martin - All Things Moving
Alexandre Germain - Media Centre University of Luxembourg
Emmanuelle Hingray - Media Centre University of Luxembourg
Daniele Guido - C2DH

Video lectures

Eloise Adde - Faculté des Lettres, des Sciences Humaines, des Arts et des Sciences de l’Education - University of Luxembourg
Lars Wieneke - C2DH

Storyboards

Stefania Scagliola - C2DH

Voice overs

Stefania Scagliola - C2DH
Andreas Fickers - C2DH

Text editing

Gerben Zaagsma - C2DH
Cristina Garcia Martin - All Things Moving
Andreas Fickers - C2DH
Stefan Krebs - C2DH
Lars Wieneke - C2DH
Arjan van Hessen - University of Utrecht

English proofreading and translation into French and German

Sarah Cooper - University of Luxembourg
Maria Cristina Piticco - University of Luxembourg
Andy O’Dwyer - C2DH
Andreas Fickers - C2DH
Brigitte Melchior-Dolenc - C2DH
Karin Priem -C2DH

Recording and editing of music, sound and video

Alexandre Germain - Media Centre University of Luxembourg

Research

Stefania Scagliola - C2DH
Sidney Wiltgen - student assistant

Cecile Duval - C2DH

Contributors to lessons

Estelle Bunout - C2DH
Marten Düring - C2DH
Florentina Armaselu - C2DH
Juliane Tatarinov - C2DH
Max Kemman - C2DH

Review of teaching content

Gerben Zaagsma - C2DH
Guido Lessing - C2DH
Marvin Schieben - student
Davina Kronz - student
Thomas Woloszyn - student
David Mechtel - student
Katia Rocha - student
Sidney Wiltgen - student assistant

Acknowledgments

Sandra Camarda, Ira Plein, Martin Richard, Tim van der Heijden, Shohreh Haddadan, Anita Lucchesi, Valérie Schafer, Kaarel Sikk, Fabio Spirinelli, Benjamin Zenner, Karin Priem, Benoît Majerus, Cristophe Brull - C2DH
Andrea Binsfeld, Sonja Kmec, Michel Margue, Eloise Adde - Faculté des Lettres, des Sciences Humaines, des Arts et des Sciences de l’Education
Ralph Pugh - University Archivist & Adjunct Professor of History Illinois Institute of Technology
Adam Strohm - Director University Archives and Special Collections
Paul V. Galvin Library - Illinois Institute of Technology