In May 2017, the first edition of the tri-national doctoral school was organised in Saarbrücken, Germany, with the participation of three universities. The following blogpost is a report of the event with some personal reflections.
The tri-national doctoral school offers a platform for doctoral candidates from Germany, France, Luxembourg and other countries to meet regularly and to discuss together topics related to international and European history of the twentieth century. The doctoral school has been operational since 1st January 2017. About twenty PhD candidates from various academic disciplines have signed up so far, all of whom are working on transnational projects related to contemporary political, social, or cultural history.
For his PhD research, Max Kemman will be using Galison’s concept of the “trading zone” to describe digital history projects where historians collaborate with people from other backgrounds. In this blog post, he will describe how the concept was originally developed to describe collaboration in physics, and how that history shows similarities with digital humanities. more “UL Max Kemman – Digital History and Digital Physics”