13 PhD positions on digital history and hermeneutics at Luxembourg University

7 October 2016

At the new Centre of Contemporary and Digital History at Luxembourg University, there are at present 13 new PhD positions open on digital history and hermeneutics. This is a unique chance of combining interest in a multidisciplinary approach to history with skills in technology.

Scientific Relevance Digital humanities are high on the agenda – also in Luxembourg. Yet one can detect a growing gap or a-synchronicity between the fast development of new digital research infrastructures and technologies and a rather slow development and implementation of digital research skills and practices in academia. In this sense, reflecting on the challenges of the digital turn is a matter of epistemological urgency. AimThis DTU aims at facing the methodological and epistemological challenges of doing research and teaching in the realm of digital humanities in general and in the field of digital history in specific. While being open in terms of thematic focus, all PhD projects share as a common denominator a critical reflection on the hermeneutic implications of the use of digital tools and technologies. This focus on methodological issues also offers opportunities to critically reflect on novel approaches in a digital and public history perspective.

Published by  Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture