Some time ago, I was wondering whether I could use Google Maps as a tool for my research on the history of the National History and Art Museum in Luxembourg, to adopt a distant reading approach, with the aim to gain new insights. I did it and, in the following blog post, I look back at this small experience.
From a cultural perspective, the city of Milan in Italy has a lot of activities and places to offer. Milan was not only designated by the UNESCO as creative city for literature, but also chosen for hosting the European Culture Forum (ECF) from 7 to 8 December 2017. It was the first time that it was held outside of Brussels. The neighbourhood in which the event took place was quite fitting: opposite of the venue was an old factory building repurposed for creative industries with offices and spaces for cultural activities and adjacent to the Museo delle Culture.
Le patrimoine est un sujet fortement discuté ces derniers temps, que ce soit aux Etats-Unis en raison des controverses éclatées autour de monuments commémorant la Guerre de Sécession, ou en Europe avec l’Année européenne du patrimoine culturel en 2018.
Can video games be a serious research topic or are they only entertainment products? At the Gamescom Congress in Cologne, a series of talks and panel discussions were dedicated to video games from many different perspectives. In this blogpost, I will discuss some of them illustrating that video games can and should be taken seriously.