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WARLUX Seminar at C2DH -in times of the pandemic

Discussions with colleagues and experts are currently becoming very difficult. What usually defines a research project is the exchange and input of others – due to the current pandemic, a meeting is therefore not appropriate. Therefore, the Warlux team was all the more happy and grateful to have an exchange in a hybrid framework. With colleagues at the C2DH and with colleagues connected via the screen.

Nina Janz and the doctoral researchers, Michel R. Pauly and Sarah Maya Vercruysse presented the project “Warlux” its research approach, the methodology and data set. Michel continued in introducing his planned thesis in the section “Called to arms” – Experience at the front in form of the study of school students in Luxembourg, who have been conscripted. Sarah Maya spoke about her research for “at home” – Families and communities in occupied Luxembourg and her approach to find more sources.

The project is still in his initial phase – and the research question is not set in stone yet – but warlux is taking form.


A similar project at the University of Osnabrück uses GIS supported analyzes based on personnel files of the Wehrmacht

This project is led by Prof. Christoph Rass (https://www.imis.uni-osnabrueck.de/rass_christoph/zur_person/profil.html) to highlight the distribution of military losses over space and time and the distribution of losses over the recruitment area of ​a specific unit.

For Warlux we plan something similar and expect an exciting input. Hoping to discuss our results with the team of Professor Rass very soon.