Livre/Book: “L’histoire contemporaine à l’ère numérique” / “Contemporary history in the digital age”

Contemporary history in the digital age book cover

Co-directed by Frédéric Clavert (Paris Sorbonne) and Serge Noiret (European University Institute), L’histoire contemporaine à l’ère numérique / Contemporary history in the digital age is the result of a 2009 symposium held in Luxembourg and organised by the Master histoire européenne contemporaine from the University of Luxembourg and the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe, where Frédéric Clavert was researcher at that time.

Digital practices in the field of history have become more and more widespread in recent decades, but contemporary historians have often tended to remain on the sidelines of this trend. This book, which covers a wide range of digital practices, tools and methods, will serve both as a solid grounding for historians keen to learn how information technology can be applied to contemporary history, and as a useful tool for researchers and lecturers who already have a degree of experience in this area. It will enable scholars to compare and further their practices in the area of digital humanities, providing a comprehensive vision of the emerging field of digital history.