A project, which consists of two parts:
A digital and interactive historical atlas of the city of Luxembourg. It will document processes of change diachronically while also questioning traditional notions of development and establish new, authoritative methods and concepts for the standardisation of online maps. The main point in the project is to retrace the city’s development from the 1820s until today.
There will be a particular focus on long-term adjustment processes to changing framework conditions, such as the industrialisation; the development of transport by rail, tram, and motorised transport; the creation of infrastructure for energy, water, vaste water; the new functions as a European headquarters and international financial centre; etc.
The edition of the medieval account books of the city of Luxembourg. The project also intends to achieve the publication of the fourteenth and fifteenth-century account books of the city of Luxembourg. This comprehensive source material, providing both insights into historical language use and practical information on the management of the city as well as its topographic, economic and social development, is unique, both in terms of its content and its form. The first nine volumes of the account books have already been published in cooperation with Luxembourg’s City Archive. Volumes 10-12 are in preparation.
The research presented on this website reveals an insight into the exciting urban city development. By considering state of the art tools and technique, a digital reconstruction of several time segments is intended, preserving in this way digitally the historical evolution of the city. In accordance with the guidelines of the CIHV (International Commission for the History of Towns), this historical information will be scientifically edited in a way, enabling time travel from past to present by visual interface over the internet.