DHLU 2009: L’histoire contemporaine à l’ère numérique – Contemporary History in the Digital Age


The book edited by Frédéric Clavert and Serge Noiret is publishing a selection of the papers presented during the inaugural DHLU Symposium in Luxembourg. Peter Lang’s book is the result of the CVCE (Centre Virtuel pour la Connaissance de l’Europe) and University of Luxembourg first Digital Humanities conference held in 2009. 


The 2nd DIHU LUxembourg conference which tackled the methodological and theoretical implications of considering websites as primary sources (March 2012) was organised together with THATcamp Luxembourg/Trier. At the moment no publication has been planned but complete information about each panel, pictures and slides derived from the conference are available online.




This year the DHLU Symposium is the 3rd DIgital HUmanities Luxembourg conference which will take place on the 5th and 6th of December 2013. The CFP is still open until the 20th of August. DHLU 2013 is organized by the CVCE, together with the Jean Monnet Chair in History of European Integration (University of Luxembourg, FLSHASE) and its research programme ‘Digital Humanities Luxembourg’ — DIHULUX (research unit Identités-Politiques-Sociétés-Espaces (IPSE)) — and the University of Luxembourg’s Master’s in Contemporary European History.”




This third edition “will focus on the use of online thematic research corpora. Given that more and more sources for contemporary history are being made available online as digital research corpora — as on the CVCE’s site — and following on from the first two editions which examined the methods used to develop these sources, this third edition of Digital Humanities Luxembourg will focus on the various ways in which this material is used by humanities researchers, particularly contemporary historians and more specifically specialists in European integration.”


But let’s get back to the book recently published with papers in French and in English about the 2009 first Symposium in Digital Humanities.



L’histoire contemporaine à l’ère numérique – Contemporary History in the Digital Age

Year of Publication: 2013

Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 381 p., 31 fig., 6 tabl. ISBN 978-2-87574-048-9 br.  (Softcover)

has now been published.  




Book synopsis

FRENCH: Depuis plusieurs décennies, les usages du numérique en histoire se multiplient. Mais l’histoire contemporaine est parfois restée à la marge de ce mouvement. Ce livre, qui recouvre divers usages du numérique, ses outils, ses méthodes, sera à la fois une bonne introduction pour les historiens désirant se renseigner sur les usages informatiques en histoire contemporaine, et un outil utile aux chercheurs et aux enseignants plus rompus à cette utilisation. Cet ouvrage leur permettra de comparer leurs pratiques et de les approfondir dans le cadre des humanités numériques.



ENGLISH: Digital practices in the field of history have become more and more widespread in recent decades, but contemporary historians have often tended to remain on the sidelines of this trend. This book, which covers a wide range of digital practices, tools and methods, will serve both as a solid grounding for historians keen to learn how information technology can be applied to contemporary history, and as a useful tool for researchers and lecturers who already have a degree of experience in this area. It will enable scholars to compare and further their practices in the area of digital humanities, providing a comprehensive vision of the emerging field of digital history.



  • Marin Dacos : Cyberclio. Vers une Cyberinfrastructure au coeur de la discipline historique 
  • Gino RoncagliaWeb 2.0 and the Future of Research. New Tools for Research Networks
  • Andreas Bagias : Organisation et exploitation des archives du Parlement européen dans un environnement électronique
  • Annick Batard : La presse écrite généraliste française sous l’emprise du Web. Une ressource de l’histoire culturelle contemporaine ?
  • Éva Deák: Study, Store and Share Unpublished Primary Sources. The Example of the Parallel Archive
  • Aurore François : Capitaliser les ressources sur l’histoire socio-politique de la justice belge (1795-2005). Le portail
  • Stefan Halikowski-SmithHow Are European National Libraries Responding to «Big Digitization»?
  • Genaro Vilanova Miranda de OliveiraHeterographies in Historiography. The Web and Perspectives on Historical Writing
  • Patrick Peccatte : Une plate-forme collaborative pour la redocumentarisation d’un fonds photographique historique
  • Serge NoiretDigital History 2.0
  • Tsuriel Rashi/Isaac HershkovitzThe Media Memory Agenda and the Struggle against Holocaust Deniers
  • Gerben ZaagsmaUsing Digital Sources in Historical Research. Jewish History on the Internet
  • Olivier Le Deuff : Nouveaux outils et science. L’archéologie pour faire « sens »
  • Tito MenzaniWhen the Web is Useful for Scientific Output. The Case of Italian Historiography on the Cooperative Movement
  • Alain Michel/Shadia KilouchiRenault-Billancourt’ C5 Workshop in the Digital Age. A New Story of the 1922 Assembly Line
  • Philippe Rygiel : La diffusion des produits de la recherche historique à l’ère du Web 2.0. Une étude de cas
  • David BodenhamerThe Spatialization of History. A New Web Paradigm
  • Marie-Pierre Besnard Renouveler l’expérience muséale à l’heure du Web. Le e-musée
  • Milagros Garcia Perez/Cristina Blanco Sio-LopezInteracting Localities. The Case of the «Biblioteca Municipal de Estudios Locales de La Coruñ» (BMEL) and its Prospects on collaborative Online Library Systems for the Study of Contemporary History
  • Richard HackenOnline Primary Documentation of Contemporary History. Trends, Changes and Consequences in the New Millennium
  • Élodie Nowinski«Last Nite Deezer saved my class». Écrire et enseigner l’histoire du rock
  • Enrica SalvatoriListening to, Watching, Living and, Ultimately, Learning History. On and off the Web

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