Gerben Zaagsma

I am a Senior Researcher and Head of the Research Area Digital History and Historiography at the Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) at the University of Luxembourg. My main research and teaching interests are modern European Jewish history (including Yiddish Studies), digital humanities and digital history, and public history

I hold a Ph.D. in modern history from the European University Institute in Florence. My new book Jewish volunteers, the International Brigades and the Spanish Civil War was published with Bloomsbury Academic in April 2017.

In addition to my work in Jewish social and political history, I am particularly interested in the methodological implications of using new technologies in historical research and writing. Within this context I guest-edited a special issue of BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review on digital history that was published in december 2013.





Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH)


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