KNHG presenteert: Interrogating Our Tools – Digital History Workshop (24 maart 2017)

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8 maart 2017
VU University - Main Building, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam, NL

24 March 2017 | h 09.00-15.00
Room 9A-16 Vrije Universiteit |De Boelelaan 1105

Are historians sufficiently aware of the impact of digitization on the historical methodology and the position of the historian in the changing professional environment? The ‘Interrogating Our Tools – Digital History Workshop’ will bring experts in the field of Digital History together in order to examine the historian’s comprehension of the way in which digital tools influence his/her work.

The goal of the workshop is to come to an agreement both regarding the challenges that digitization poses on historians and their methodology, as well as the consequences of Digital History within the historical profession. This will be accomplished by discussing the way in which digital tools will/can be incorporated into standard academic practices of research and teaching. We would like to welcome teachers of Methods & Techniques courses, PhD students, and interested colleagues from the field of Computer Scienceto join us in a plenary lecture by prof. dr. Andreas Fickers (Digital History LAB, University of Luxembourg), followed by three workshops in which digital tools will be unpacked. This workshop is initiated by the KNHG working group for Professional Ethics and organized in collaboration with VU University, Huygens ING and Centre for Contemporary and Digital HistoryLuxembourg. 

Key Issues

To what extent do historians controlthe digital infrastructure by determining which sources are made available, which power relations play a rolein the process of the digitization of accessible sources about the past?
What impact does digitization have on the historic narrative and the interaction between the historian and his/her audience?
How are these developments present in the academic Methods and Techniques education? How can we ensure that students engage with the ‘unpresented sides’ of the digitalhistorical tools and databases that they use? What kind of knowledge and practice is to be expected from the next generation of historians?

Free entrance, please sign up before March 20th via

All participants are expected to bring their own laptop/tablet, make sure that your device can connect to Eduroam



Andreas Fickers, Director Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History

Discussion of pressing questions and is, front end/back end; qualitative/quan,00 – 10:30        Room 9A-16

Putting Our Tools on the Table – Workshop 1
 , Marten Düring (University of Luxembou,40 – 11:30     Room 9A-24

Putting Our Tools on the Table –, Niels Ockeloen (VU),,40 – 11:30     Room 9A-32

Interchange – the s,40 – 12:30

,,45 – 13:30     W&N Building


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