Chronicle

The Great War in Luxembourg
December 7, 2018
On December 7, 2018, at 6.30 pm, Dr. Sandra Camarda will deliver a lecture "
Remembering the Great War in Luxembourg: 
Engaging Multiple Audiences Through Public History Digital Projects
".

Overwritten by the dramatic events of the Second World War, the complex and ambiguous history of Luxembourg during WW1 has suffered from a general indifference and disregard from both historians and local population.

The initiatives for the Great War centennial have offered an unprecedented chance to re-engage with this period both at an academic and at a political level. Born as a collaboration between the University of Luxembourg and the Ministry of State, the digital exhibition project Éischte Weltkrich: Remembering the Great War in Luxembourg, addresses multiple audiences in the rediscovery of an era still largely unexplored and neglected.

Dr Sandra Camarda is a Research Associate currently involved in a digital history project developing a virtual exhibition on the Great War in Luxembourg. Sandra works as a Research Associate at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (University of Luxembourg). She has been awarded a Masters in Museum Anthropology and a PhD in Anthropology from UCL (University College London), specialising in visual culture and in the history of photography. She is currently involved in a digital history project developing a virtual exhibition on the Great War in Luxembourg.

Illustration: Gathering outside a butcher's shop after an airstrike / From the collection of The digital exhibition Éischte Weltkrich: Remembering the Great War in Luxembourg

The lecture is a part of  International Seminar "Digital History Project. What Makes It Work" and "Digital History Seminars" of the Center for Urban History of East and Central Europe as supported by the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).