Postdoctoral researcher in the field of digital public history
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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source : Euraxess

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character .

It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching , is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education.

The University s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) is a research centre for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe with a particular focus on digital methods and tools for doing innovative historical research.

It serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history.

Historians of the 21st century need to be aware of the specific nature of the digital sources they analyse in their research.

Now that we have abundant access to retro-digitised material and born-digital data through the web, the critical assessment of digital resources is a key competence of historical work.

The online platform Ranke2 , developed as an online tutorial for digital source criticism at C2DH, offers animated learning videos, interactive quizzes, and teaching modules with assignments on a variety of genres of sources and topics.

Your Role...

The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for the daily maintenance of the platform and its further development adding new lessons / topics).

S / he will work under supervision of Professor Stefan Krebs. The postdoc will be a member of the Public History Research Unit at C²DH.

The C²DH is a research centre for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe with a particular focus on digital methods and tools for doing innovative historical research.

It serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history.

Activities

  • Develop innovative digital learning modules (incl. animated videos, quizzes);
  • Write peer-reviewed articles for international journals digital hermeneutics, digital data criticism, digital pedagogy in history;
  • Daily maintenance and further development of the Ranke2 platform;
  • Translate our activities into the organization and implementation of outreach activities around Ranke2;
  • Coordinate joint-activities with national and international partners.
  • What we expect from you

  • PhD in contemporary history, digital history, public history or related field;
  • Passionate and innovative approach for digital learning;
  • Keen interest in collaborative research and knowledge sharing;
  • Team player with very good interpersonal skills;
  • Good command of the following languages : English, French and / or German, Luxemburgish would be an asset.
  • In Short...

  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 36 Month
  • Work Hours : Full Time Hours per Week
  • Starting date : September 2021
  • Location : Belval
  • Job Reference : UOL04213 - 50012364 Acronym : Ranke2
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