We are recruiting a Postdoctoral researcher in computational humanities/digital history to join our Luxembourg-based team. In this role, you will help us achieve Impresso’s goal to link historical newspaper and radio collections across time, countries, modalities and languages and to develop novel interfaces to enable their exploratory and computational analysis.

What exactly does the Impresso project want to achieve with its research objectives in Natural language processing, design and history? What are the technical, conceptual and methodological challenges we face? How can we facilitate secure access to data with respect to copyright restrictions? These questions stood at the core of the first on-site Impresso workshop with partners which took place on 25th and 26th April 2024 at EPFL Lausanne.

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the international conference organised by the Impresso project and the History Department of the University of Lausanne, to be held on 27 and 28 January 2025, on the theme ‘Transmedia History: Circulations, Reconfigurations and New Methodologies’.

We are happy to announce our first release since the launch of Impresso 2 - or as it is officially called: Impresso - Media Monitoring of the Past II. Beyond Borders: Connecting Historical Newspapers and Radio.

We are thrilled to announce that our proposal “Impresso - Media Monitoring of the Past II. Beyond Borders: Connecting Historical Newspapers and Radio” will be funded. [site under re-construction]

On the occasion of the first public release of the Impresso interface, we wish to take stock of our newspaper corpus. More than a year has passed since the last corpus update…

The large-scale digitisation of newspapers over the past decade has facilitated access to newspaper collections but also raised a series of issues for both libraries and users, and more specifically researchers: What does it mean to work in new ways with the traditional historical sources that are newspapers? How does the formal transformation of this source from analogue, microfilm and paper collections to digital ones affect research practices and questions?

Along the release of the first version of the Impresso interface, we present a special feature: the topic modelling exploration page, with a visualisation of the topics. Here, we explain briefly how we prepared the topics and how the articles were indexed with these topics.

Julien Nguyễn Đăng, intern to the Impresso project in the summer 2018, prepared a feedback on his experience, reflecting on the challenges it poses for research and teaching.

Impresso Lavender workshop, Université du Luxembourg (Campus de Belval)

Impresso Laurel workshop, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Trading zone part 3: Text Re-use Detection. This blog post is the last part of Stepping in the NLP / History trading zone: a series of posts.

Stepping in the NLP / History trading zone: a series of posts

State of impresso newspaper collection - April 2018

Call for Associated Researchers to work on 19th – 21st century European historical newspapers as part of an interdisciplinary research project (limited funding available)

On 22 and 23 February, the impresso consortium held a workshop at the Swiss Economic Archives in Basel, Switzerland, hosted by Irene Amstutz and Elias Kreyenbühl whom we warmly thank for their welcome.

On the morning of 8 February, a group of historians using newspapers for their research at the C2DH were invited to attend a second Impresso user workshop.

On 24-25th of October 2017, the impresso consortium had its first workshop and kick-off meeting, hosted by DHLAB on the beautiful EPFL campus.