Reference : "Mapping" biographies in relational databases - The case of Luxembourg soldiers in th...
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Arts & humanities : History
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/51779
"Mapping" biographies in relational databases - The case of Luxembourg soldiers in the Second World War
English
Janz, Nina mailto [University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > Contemporary History of Luxembourg >]
25-Jul-2022
Yes
International
DH2022 - Digital Humanities Conference
25-07-2022
Biographical Data in a Digital World 2022 (BD 2022) Workshop
Tokyo (Virtual Conference)
Japan
[en] Relational Database ; Biographical Data ; Luxembourg
[en] The Impact and Legacy of War Experiences in Luxembourg” researches the personal side of the history of Luxembourgish youth born between 1920 and 1927 who were enrolled into German services under the Nazi occupation of Luxembourg during World War II. The research focuses on personal testimonies and their individual war experience to uncover these men, women, and families’ individual experiences. Using a relational database to represent their war experiences, we face several challenges, such as a data structure that is too rigid and strict to “map” the fluid and unpredictable life patterns of our study subjects. We developed a data model where we treat different life stations (military unit, POW camp etc.) as equal data levels like our recruits (as persons). Each “life station” or event we treat as a “person” and create a separate “biography” to include all relevant data. Afterwards, we link the life stations or events with the actual person in the database. The aim of my contribution is the “translation” of lives, with its twists and turns into a static data set such as a relational database to map the individual war experiences of our study object.
Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > Contemporary European History (EHI)
Fonds National de la Recherche - FnR
Researchers
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/51779
10.5281/zenodo.6901415
https://seco.cs.aalto.fi/events/2022/2022-07-25-bd/index.php
FnR ; FNR13714130 > Denis Scuto > WARLUX > Warlux: Soldiers And Their Communities In Wwii: The Impact And Legacy Of War Experiences In Luxembourg > 15/03/2020 > 14/03/2023 > 2019

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