Digital History

Following my participation to the Digital Humanities Luxembourg (DHLU) Conference that took place in November 2013, I wrote up my presentation on the challenges of using online digital sources in international economic history in a blog post. Taking up the challenge further, I tried to use text mining tools in the analysis of one key source for my EMS book, namely Helmut Schmidt’s visit to the Bundesbank in 1978.

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(This word cloud is based on my book‘s proofs using wordle.)

The news have proved to be a source of reflections and comment on the uses, challenges and pitfalls of digital history.

  • The issue of the publication (or leak!) of the European Central Bank’s minutes of meetings has also raised much controversy. I analysed the October 2014 leak of the ECB minutes here; and the release of the first ECB “account of the monetary policy meeting of 21-22 January 2015” here.