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Florence, Italy
sebastian.majstorovic@eui.eu
https://www.storytracer.org

Sebastian Majstorovic, Digital Historian

Helps researchers and institutions apply digital methods and multimedia storytelling. Background in software development and media studies.

Expertise

  • Full-stack software development
  • Database & API design
  • Data visualisation
  • Cartography
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • DevOps & server admin
  • Cloud deployment
  • Visual AI
  • Document processing
  • Media production

Digital Skills

Computer languages
Javascript, Ruby, Python, Objective-C, Swift, SQL, GraphQL, JSON, GeoJSON, XML, HTML
Development frameworks
Node.js, Vue.js, React, Bulma, Bootstrap, Gatsby.js, Gridsome, Ruby on Rails, Jupyter, Anaconda, OpenCV
DevOps
Jamstack, Headless CMS, MySQL, Postgres, PostGIS, MongoDB, OpenAPI, Airtable, #nocode
Deployment
Docker, Ansible, Git, AWS, Netlify, Vercel, Heroku, Google Colab, Self-hosted (Ubuntu + Caprover)
Visual AI
Face recognition, image classification, super-resolution enhancement, film restoration, colorisation
Media production
Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, DaVinci Resolve, FFmpeg, Icecast, Open Broadcaster Software

Digital History Projects

Feb, 2021 - Current

European Factories of the Indian Ocean, Research Assistant

Feb, 2021 - Current

Spatial mapping and visualisation of European trading posts in the Indian Ocean. Principal investigator: Prof. Giorgio Riello, EUI

May, 2020 - Current

Experiencing Epidemics Podcast, Technical Advisor

May, 2020 - Current

Coaching of contributors in podcast production, recording, editing and distribution

Work Experience

Sep, 2018 - Current

European University Institute, PhD Researcher

Sep, 2018 - Current

Thesis title: "On the Road to Revolution: Tramping Artisans and the Habsburg Police, c. 1815-1848". Supervisor: Prof. Pieter M. Judson

Nov, 2020 - Current
Sep, 2019 - Sep, 2020

EUI Library, Zotero Tutor

Sep, 2019 - Sep, 2020
May, 2017 - Jun, 2017

University College London, Postgraduate Teaching Assistant

May, 2017 - Jun, 2017

Danube Summer School of the UCL Global Citizenship Programme. Teaching goals involved the production of a short documentary about migrant life in London. The media production coaching of my study group resulted in award and public screening of their documentary SOULFOOD (https://youtu.be/1WOO8piJ00A).

Nov, 2012 - Jun, 2016

Londonbeat Sounds Ltd, Director & Co-Founder

Nov, 2012 - Jun, 2016
May, 2009 - Sep, 2013

appealing apps, App & Web Developer

May, 2009 - Sep, 2013

Self-employed developer of iOS and Web apps

Education

Sep, 2017 - Aug, 2018
Sep, 2016 - Sep, 2017
Sep, 2013 - Jun, 2016

Volunteering

Mar, 2021 - Current

Tempopedia.org, Curator

Mar, 2021 - Current

Collaborative directory listing digital tools and collections for historians

Aug, 2019 - Current

Radio Cavolo, Co-Founder & Technical Manager

Aug, 2019 - Current

Community web radio of the European University Institute

Sep, 2019 - Current

Organised Events

May, 2020 - May, 2020

Conference Papers

The Vagrant Threat: Political Journeymen Activism as a European Phenomenon, c. 1834-1848
Revolutionary Cosmopolitanism: Transnational Migration and Political Activism, 1815-1848, Utrecht University, 01/2021 (originally meant to be held in 06/2020).

Languages

German
Native
English
Native-level
Italian
Intermediate
Serbian
Casual