Post-doctoral position in Contemporary History

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The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) is a research centre for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe with a particular focus on digital methods and tools for doing innovative historical research. It serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history.

The Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (University of Luxembourg) announces a two years Post-Doctoral position in Contemporary History, starting June 1st, 2024. The post-doctoral researcher will join the CD-Hist project, funded by the FNR and aiming at reconstructing the history of CD-ROMS – as both a storage tool in the late 1980s and an entire branch of digital culture in the 1990s. This approach encompasses technical, economic, cultural, and social dimensions and embeds this “object biography” into the longer history of digital storage, interactivity, mediated interactions, consumption, and practices. The CD-Hist project is led by Prof. Valérie Schafer.

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