Vienna, Austria
info@storytracer.org
storytracer.org

Sebastian Majstorovic, Digital History Consultant

Berät Institutionen und Forscher zu digitalen Methoden und multimedialem Storytelling. Beruflicher Hintergrund in Softwareentwicklung und Medienproduktion.

Digital Expertise

  • Audio & video production
  • Multimedia storytelling
  • Social media marketing
  • Data visualisation
  • Digital maps & GIS
  • Visual AI
  • Digital collections & exhibitions
  • Website development
  • Database & API modelling
  • Server administration

Digital History Projects

Sep 2021 - Current

wasbishergeschah.at, Storytelling Consultant

Sep 2021 - Current

Format development of visual Public History storytelling for young adults on TikTok, YouTube and Instagram.

Principal Investigator: Prof. Florian Wenninger, Institut für Historische Sozialforschung, Vienna

Nov 2021 - Current

European History in the 21st Century, Project Manager & Online Editor

Nov 2021 - Current

Digital initiative to rethink what European history means and can look like in the 21st century.

Principal investigator: Prof. Lucy Riall, European University Institute

Mar 2021 - Current

Storytracer (YouTube), Content Creator

Mar 2021 - Current

Public History YouTube channel sharing rare visual primary sources from digital archives. Colorization and restoration of historical black and white footage using artificial intelligence.

Reach (10/2021): ca. 3,300,000+ views and 3,500 subscribers

Mar 2021 - Current

Tempopedia.org, Curator

Mar 2021 - Current

Online directory of digital tools and collections for historians.

Feb 2021 - Current

European Factories of the Indian Ocean, Project Manager & Developer

Feb 2021 - Current

Digital mapping of European trading posts in the Indian Ocean.

Principal investigator: Prof. Giorgio Riello, European University Institute

May 2020 - Sep 2020

Experiencing Epidemics Podcast, Producer & Technical Consultant

May 2020 - Sep 2020

Technical project setup and coaching of team members in podcast production.

Principal investigators: Jorge Díaz Ceballos, Ian Hathaway, and Gašper Jakovac, European University Institute

Education

Sep 2021 - Current

University of Vienna, Visiting PhD

Sep 2021 - Current

Supervisor: Prof. Annemarie Steidl

Sep 2018 - Current

European University Institute, PhD

Sep 2018 - Current

Thesis: On the Road to Revolution: Tramping Artisans and the Habsburg Police, c. 1815-1848

Supervisors: Prof. Pieter M. Judson & Prof. Lucy Riall

Sep 2016 - Aug 2018

University College London & University of Belgrade, Int'l MA in History and Society

Sep 2016 - Aug 2018

Thesis: Borderline Conversations: German Language Politics and Practices in Southern Hungary, c. 1800-1849

Supervisors: Prof. Wendy Bracewell (UCL) & Prof. Dubravka Stojanović (Belgrade)

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016

Queen Mary University of London, BA (Hons) History & Film Studies

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016

Thesis: The Reluctant Nationalists: The Donauschwaben during the 1848 Revolution in Southern Hungary

Supervisor: Dr. Maurizio Isabella

Work Experience

Jan 2021 - Current

Ibiza Stardust Radio, Technical Director & Programme Manager

Jan 2021 - Current

Development, setup and maintenance of audio and video live streams (Icecast, Mixcloud and Twitch). Weekly programming of DJ sets. Development of integrated pipeline for content submission. Remote community building.

Jun 2020 - Jun 2021

Harvard Business School, Remote Research Assistant

Jun 2020 - Jun 2021

Remote research assistant in the Historical Archives of the European Union for Dr. Grace Ballor.

Sep 2020

European University Institute, Teaching Assistant

Sep 2020

EUI Summer School in Global and Transnational History

Sep 2019 - Sep 2020

European University Institute, Research Software Tutor

Sep 2019 - Sep 2020

Zotero Tutor for the EUI Library

May 2017 - Jun 2017

University College London, Teaching Assistant

May 2017 - Jun 2017

Danube Summer School of the UCL Global Citizenship Programme

Nov 2012 - Jun 2016

Londonbeat Sounds Ltd, Director & Co-Founder

Nov 2012 - Jun 2016
May 2009 - Sep 2013

appealing apps, Full-stack App & Web Developer

May 2009 - Sep 2013

Freelance developer of Mobile and Web apps

Presented Papers

Apr 2021

Austria's Cross-Border European Surveillance Network, c. 1815-1848

Apr 2021

Mainz-Oxford Graduate Workshop: European History across Boundaries, Leibniz Institute of European History & University of Oxford (original date: 04/2020).

Apr 2021

Radical Agitation on the Road: Journeymen Activism in Central Europe, c. 1834-1848

Apr 2021

Motions of Knowledge – Knowledge in Motion: Conceptualizing “Knowledge Circulation” for Historical Research, Graduate Conference in European History, University of Vienna

Jan 2021

Political Journeymen Activism as a European Phenomenon, c. 1834-1848

Jan 2021

Revolutionary Cosmopolitanism: Transnational Migration and Political Activism, 1815-1848, Utrecht University (original date: 06/2020).

Oct 2020

Reimagining Digital History during the Pandemic

Oct 2020

Modern European History in the Age of Covid-19, Rethinking Modern Europe Seminar, Institute for Historical Research London

Organised Events

May 2020

Graduate Conference in European History, Organiser & Coordinator

May 2020

Adjusting the Focus: Scales, Spaces and Trajectories in European History, 25-29 May 2020, European University Institute

Attended Events

Professional Memberships

Royal Historical Society
British Historical Society, Early Career Member
Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands
German Historical Society
AG Digitale Geschichtswissenschaft, VHD
Digital History working group of the German Historical Society
Europeana Network Association
Network for Digital Cultural Heritage professionals

Volunteering

Aug 2019 - Current

Radio Cavolo, Co-Founder & Technical Director

Aug 2019 - Current

Community web radio of the European University Institute

Sep 2019 - Current

Software Skills

Media production
Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, DaVinci Resolve, OBS, Drone operating license
Visual AI
Facial recognition, image classification, super-resolution enhancement, film restoration, colorisation
Computer languages
Javascript, Python, HTML, Ruby, TypeScript, Objective-C, Swift, SQL, GraphQL, JSON, GeoJSON, XML
Programming frameworks
Node.js, Vue.js, React, Ruby on Rails, Jupyter notebooks, Anaconda, OpenCV, Leaflet
DevOps
Jamstack, Headless CMS, MySQL, Postgres, PostGIS, MongoDB, OpenAPI, NoCode-Tools
Server & cloud deployment
Docker, Ansible, Git, AWS, Netlify, Vercel, Heroku, Google Colab, Self-hosted (Ubuntu Server)

Languages

German
Native speaker
English
Native speaker level
Italian
Intermediate
Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian
Casual
French
Basic