In an article on the bailout of the Cyprus Popular Bank, the New York Times describes internal disputes within the European Central Bank on the basis of leaked ECB minutes – an episode that epitomises some of the challenges faced by historians.
A visit of a German chancellor to the Bundesbank was unusual enough to be carefully recorded. The transcription of the discussion has now been declassified, which gave me the opportunity to try a detailed text analysis of the record.
L’annonce de la disparition des archives papiers de l’ancien secrétaire général de l’Élysée par l’actuel titulaire du poste Pierre-René Lemas pose plus de questions sur le traitement des archives nationales aujourd’hui que sur Claude Guéant lui-même.
The post that follows is only a snapshot of some reflections I presented at the last conference Digital Humanities Luxembourg (DHLU) on 5 December 2013. I picked up a couple of examples to illustrate my personal research experience and hopefully convey my strand of thought on the use of digital sources in international economic history – a frustrated experience, but clearly not depressed!
I will be giving a paper at the next symposium of the research programme “Digital Humanities Luxembourg” (DHLU 2013), “Reading historical sources …