As a professor of Contemporary and Digital History at the University of Luxembourg and founding director of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), Andreas Fickers advocates for hands-on training in the use of digital research tools for teachers as well as students of history and the social sciences.
After receiving a PhD from RTWH Aachen University in 2002, he worked as assistant professor of television history at Utrecht University (2003-2007) and as an associate professor for comparative media history at Maastricht University (2007-2013).
In addition to the C²DH, Fickers leads the Luxembourg National Research Fund Doctoral Training Unit ‘Digital History & Hermeneutics’, and co-coordinates the Trinational doctoral school. He’s also principal investigator of the DEMA project, Popkult60 and LuxTime. He is currently the Luxembourg national coordinator of DARIAH-EU (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities) and member of the joint research board of Humanities in the European Research Area.