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.
The (PHACS) project is looking to hire one postdoctoral researcher to work on digital public history . The researcher will behosted at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) and will work under the direct supervision of Prof.
Dr. Thomas Cauvin. Focusing on the production of history with a public perspective, public history has developed as one of the most dynamic international fields of the historical discipline.
In collaboration with cultural institutions and universities all over Europe, PHACS studies, researches, but also develops, constructs and evaluates the impact of public participation, coproduction, and shared authority for history-making.
The development of digital technology has contributed to changing and developing participatory practices in public history.
The postdoctoral researcher will explore and analyze digital public history and how and which digital tools and technology have allowed and impacted public participation and shared authority.
In particular, the researcher will analyze how shared authority and historical and methodological ethics have evolved through participatory digital archiving projects (from the September 11 Digital Archive to more recent COVID-19 memory banks).
For further information please contact : phacs uni.lu