We are very glad to announce our next speaker Marleen De Kramer. Her talk will have the title: “History and other lies”.
My topic is the importance of admitting that we don’t know everything, and not being too focused on telling the truth. It’s perfectly fine – in fact, it’s good scientific practice! – to say when we know something and when we’re only speculating. Like all sciences, the humanities need to move away from the “black box” model of knowledge creation.
Marleen has been bouncing around between European countries and different disciplines, completing a degree in Architecture at the Technical University of Wuppertal, Germany, a degree in Heritage Science at Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland and a Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship in Digital Cultural Heritage in Vienna, Austria. She’s now working toward a PhD in History at the University of Luxembourg, where she is doing virtual reconstructions of castles.