The actions against statues of historic figures involved in colonialism and its derivatives highlight the importance of critically confronting our past and rethinking our public space.
Tag: Contemporary History
In October, I traveled to Prague for a workshop on the history of science and the Second World War. For the second time during my PhD, it was an opportunity to cross the imaginary iron curtain. The experiences during those days were undoubtedly insightful.
My research sometimes leads me onto unexpected paths. My travel to Koblenz counts without doubt among them.
Historians like to write, and they write a lot. Throughout my studies in history, I was taught how to analyse sources and how to write a scientific work. But I have never been taught how to present my research in a poster format – which requires a minimum amount of creativity.
Overall, the last weeks were busy weeks for me, but also rich in experiences and lessons. I would like to look back at two of them.
On 25 March, the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) organised another successful ForumZ, this time on the Second World War and research perspectives in this area. The event took place at the Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA) and could be followed via twitter with the hashtags #ForumZLu and #ShadoWW2.
In this article, I will develop a first outline of my dissertation project on the history of cultural policy in Luxembourg, which would include a case study of a cultural institution.