LHI activities in 2022
Research on contemporary history of Luxembourg investigates the political, economic, cultural and social histories of Luxembourg in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Its research profile reflects the mission entrusted to the University of Luxembourg: producing new knowledge about the contemporary history of Luxembourg by studying phenomena and processes that have profoundly affected the country and whose transnational and comparative value exceeds the national perspective.
At the core of current research projects are the history of the Second World War, colonial history, and social history (welfare, inequality, labour history). Currently composed of 26 researchers, mostly PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, the LHI research group gathers regularly by means of team meetings, an annual retreat, and a research seminar.