Interrogating Our Tools - KNHG Digital History Workshop

24 March 2017 from 09:00 to 15:00 hrs
Room 9A-16 Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV, Amsterdam
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Are historians sufficiently aware of the impact of digitization on the historical methodology and the position of the historian in the changing professional environment? This 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 Science to join us in a plenary lecture by Professor 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 Royal Netherlands Historical Society working group for Professional Ethics and organised in collaboration with the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands (an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences), VU University, and Centre for Contemporary and Digital History Luxembourg.