Research Group Public History

History beyond the walls of academia

The C²DH aims to take history beyond the academic confines of the University and to bring innovation to the field with its focus on digital public history.

Telling history in a “shared authority”-approach

Citizen science & public engagement

Public history initiatives at the centre reflect a democratisation-based approach to historical scholarship that questions authority and explores possibilities for critical engagement with members of the public.

Sharing authority is a hallmark of our approach. Public participation can enhance our understanding of the past.”
Thomas Cauvin

Thomas Cauvin

Head of Public History and Outreach

Our latest news

  • CfP - 7th World Conference of the International Federation for Public History

    CfP – 7th World Conference of the International Federation for Public History

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  • Radio Luxembourg – The Station that Changed the World

    Kick off for the project ‘Radio Luxembourg – The Station that Changed the World’

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  • Historesch Gesinn

    Start of the new public history project ‘Historesch Gesinn’

    public history
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Our upcoming events

  • Steel factory. © Fred Bisenius

    26 September 2023

    Lecture series: Confronting Decline. Deindustrialisation from a European Perspective

  • Joella van Donkersgoed and Laura Steil

    10 January 2024

    “Volleksgeschicht” zu Lëtzebuerg: sënnvoll Verbindunge mat Leit maachen (GER/LUX)

  • Daniel Richter Aida Horaniet Joella van Donkersgoed

    2 February 2024

    Rue du Brill 1922-2022: visualisation des archives historiques pour les citoyens / Visualisierung des Historischen Archivs für Die Bürger (FR/GER/LUX)

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