Month: February 2009

Simpósio sobre História Contemporânea na Era Digital

Conference will be in English et en Français. Here is the call in English:

“ Contemporary history in the digital age ”

(Luxembourg / 15/16 October 2009)


The University of Luxembourg (Master’s in Contemporary European History) and the Virtual Resource Centre for Knowledge about Europe (CVCE) are organising a Symposium to be held in October 2009, whose theme will be “ Contemporary history in the digital age ”.

The use of the computer and Internet in the methods, techniques and work of historians is coming under ever-wider examination. However, contemporary history as a subject has remained relatively detached from the use of digital applications for academic purposes — excepting word processing and electronic mail — and from those methodological studies linked to it.

Nonetheless, information and communication technologies can offer a number of possibilities to contemporary history studies in terms of publication, the collection of primary and secondary sources, networking, data visualisation, etc., not to forget that the Web is itself becoming an archive. The application of digital technology to the study of contemporary history is therefore destined to increase, and our discipline certain to change drastically with it.

This symposium will focus on a simple question, but one offering complex answers: “ Will the Web provide us with a better understanding of history? ”

The symposium will bring together contributions and workshop activities in three areas:

Contemporary history on the Web today: resources and tools;

Contemporary history on the Web today: methods and writing;

Contemporary history on the Web tomorrow: which digital environment for researchers in contemporary history?

Vamos, pessoal!?

Digital History News – Feeds

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Buscando alguns assuntos para seguir aleatoriamente achei este perfil do Digital History feeds. Muito legal! Seguindo este perfil é possível seguir as principais notícias do mundo da historiografia digital diariamente (pena, somente em inglês). Vale a pena conferir o site da idéia, aqui! Uma fonte importante de notícias atuais e de corte bem demarcado sobre o tema.

Super útil!