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DHSI International Round Table: "Different Cultures in Digital History"

The event is organised by the Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (University of Luxembourg) and the Center for Digital Humanities (Perm State University, Russia). It will be held online and is scheduled to take place at 2.30 pm (CEST) on 8 June 2021.

The round table aims to bring together specialists in digital history and experts who use digital tools in historical research and education. History as an academic field is undergoing major changes as a result of the transformative impact of digital technologies. These technologies affect the very nature of sources, the practice of data collection and processing, and also how historical knowledge is acquired and disseminated. The task of defining “digital history” has given rise to much debate and discussion, but developing an understanding of the field and the wide-ranging potential for interaction between history and digital technologies can offer insights into the future development of historical research and education. Analysing the challenges and opportunities of this interdisciplinary union can inform and enrich the various cultures within digital history and beyond.

Several prominent speakers from different cultures of digital history and related disciplines will participate in the round table:

Prof. Leonid Borodkin is a Professor of the History Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Chair of Department for Historical Information Science, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Science (Russia).

Prof. Hannu Salmi is a Professor of Cultural History at the University of Turku and has been Academy Professor since 2017 (Finland).

Prof. Peter Gautschi is a Professor of History Education, Head of the Lucerne Institute of History Education and Memory Cultures, UTE Lucerne (Switzerland).

Prof. Valérie Schafer has been a Professor in Contemporary European History at the C²DH (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History) at the University of Luxembourg since February 2018.

Dr. Mareike König is a deputy director of the German Historical Institute in Paris. She is also director of its library and its digital humanities department.

The round table will be organised and moderated by Nadezhda Povroznik (Center for Digital Humanities) and Frédéric Clavert (C2DH).
The round table will start with a short introduction by the speakers about their background in digital history. Discussions will then follow based on a series of deliberative questions. Finally, a question and answer session will be held to give speakers and attendees the opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas.

Anyone with an interest in issues relating to digital history and the application of digital tools and technologies to historical research and education is very welcome to join the round table.

The roundtable will be followed by a Digital History Jam session.


Digital History Projects Jam session

In conjunction with the International Round Table: “Different Cultures in Digital History” the Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (University of Luxembourg) and the Center for Digital Humanities (Perm State University, Russia) will organize a digital history project jam session for young researchers. It will be held online and is scheduled to take place at 4.30 pm (CEST) on 8 June 2021.

The aim of the Digital History projects jam session is to give the occasion to students and young researchers to present their digital history projects, to foster cooperation and discuss with more experienced digital historians. All historical periods, all historiographies, and all kind of projects, including digital public history projects, are welcome.

If you wish to expose your digital history project, please fill the google form  or send a one-page document with

  • your name, affiliation, and a short bio
  • the title of your project
  • a short summary of your projects
  • what you expect from such a jam session

before the 1st of June to and

Selected participants will be notified by the 3rd of June.

If you wish to attend the jam session without presenting a project, a registration page is open on EventBrite 

June 8, 2021 8:30 am

register at the link in the description

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