Tag Archives: Nina Janz

BE PART OF EUROPE! BE PART OF HISTORY! CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS FOR AN INTERACTIVE HISTORY CAMP ON EUROPEAN HISTORY

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-25/woman-wears-eu-face-paint-at-glastonbury/7543300?nw=0

 

This youth project on memory culture aims to remind young people from Luxembourg, France and Germany of their common European (pre)history with the help of digital media, to contrast it with the present and to promote a European awareness.

Are you between 16 and 23 years old? Do you live in Luxembourg? If so, become part of our creative project and tell your story!

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COMMEMORATION OF CONSCRIPTION AND “FORCED RECRUITMENT” IN LUXEMBOURG – STUDY PROJECT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LUXEMBOURG

How does the commemoration of the “Ons Jongen” in Luxembourg look like? What is remembered and celebrated? What kind of ceremonies and memorials exist today?

During the summer semester of 2021 of the study program (Bachelor en Cultures Européennes) at the University of Luxembourg, Focus History – together with 18 students we discussed and shared aspects of commemoration and memorials of the conscripted women and men in Luxembourg during WWII.

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DATA ANALYSIS USING NODEGOAT in PROJECT WARLUX

On June 4, 2021 the WARLUX team met other colleagues from all over Europe at nodegoat day 2021 to discuss the utility and possibilities with nodegoat

Here is the recording of our presentation:

Here you find more info about nodegoat: https://nodegoat.net

Thank you Kaspar Gubler for organising the workshop!

And a summary: https://www.infoclio.ch/de/nodegoat-day-2021-source-visualization-data-modeling-and-analysis-nodegoat

Biographies of Conscripts – testing timeline

From our seminar Biographies of Luxembourgish male and female conscripts in the Wehrmacht and Reichsarbeitsdienst – Research Seminar on studying personal experiences in Luxembourg during the Second World War in the B.A. program “Cultures Européennes – Histoire” at the University of Luxembourg, 20 students researched and discovered the Biographies of conscripts and their war experiences during the WWII in Luxembourg

Link for the course description

https://wwwen.uni.lu/layout/set/print/studies/fhse/bachelor_en_cultures_europeennes_histoire/programme?f=BAACACULTEUROP_HIST&c=0008C3435

In the first lectures, the students earned an overview of the topic and the research literature. In the next steps, the students had to analyse and understand the concept of a biography and the contextualization of the story of the individuals. With Knightlab, an open community of designers, developers, students, and educators at Northwestern University, to share information and digital storytelling projects, the students used a “timeline” for the biographies.

Here is one example for the timeline of a conscript:

https://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline3/latest/embed/index.html?source=1sxhbYlBGDJCetGdaewmSOvjlHps1f-rnniM0ELlx4Xw&font=Default&lang=en&initial_zoom=2&height=650

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WAR LETTERS in HISTORICAL RESEARCH? THE Museum of American War Letters

The Museum of American war letters is a virtual exhibition launched by Andrew Carroll, the Center for American War Letters – together with Chapman University (Orange, California). The site intends to exhibit correspondences from the American Revolution up to the present. 

https://world.treasured.ca/player/MuseumOfAmericanWarLetters

https://world.treasured.ca/player/MuseumOfAmericanWarLetters

 

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