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Vienna, Austria
sebastian.majstorovic@eui.eu
storytracer.org

Sebastian Majstorovic, Digital Historian

Researches revolutionary artisans in early 19th century Central Europe. Advises researchers and institutions on digital methods and multimedia storytelling. Professional background in software development and media production.

Digital Expertise

  • Data visualisation
  • Digital maps & GIS
  • Video & audio production
  • Visual AI
  • Digital collections & exhibitions
  • Website development
  • Database modelling
  • API design
  • Server administration
  • DevOps
  • Cloud deployment

Digital Skills

Media production
Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, DaVinci Resolve, OBS, 360° video, 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)

Digital History Projects

Feb 2021 - Current

European Factories of the Indian Ocean, Developer

Feb 2021 - Current

Digital map of European trading posts in the Indian Ocean.

Principal investigator: Prof. Giorgio Riello, EUI

May 2020 - Sep 2020

Experiencing Epidemics Podcast, Technical Consultant

May 2020 - Sep 2020

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

Mar 2021 - Current

Tempopedia.org, Curator

Mar 2021 - Current

Online directory of digital history tools and collections

Mar 2021 - Current

Storytracer (YouTube), Creator

Mar 2021 - Current

Public history YouTube channel sharing rare visual primary sources from digital archives.

Reach (08/2021): ca. 3,000,000 views and 3,000 subscribers

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

Sep 2021

European University Institute, Teaching Assistant

Sep 2021

EUI Summer School in Global and Transnational History

Jan 2021 - Current
Nov 2020 - Jun 2021
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 Mobile 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

Grants, Scholarships and Awards

Transkribus Scholarship
READ COOP 720€, 05/2021
EUI PhD Completion Grant
European University Institute 16,380€, 09/2021-09/2022
DAAD PhD Scholarship
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst 57,600€, 09/2018-08/2021
IMESS Int'l MA Scholarship
University College London & University of Belgrade 29,000€, 09/2016-09/2018
DAAD Graduate Scholarship
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst 16,608€, 09/2016-09/2018
Drapers' Company Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement
Queen Mary University of London & The Drapers' Company of the City of London £500, 07/2016
Cambridge Long Vacation Exchange Scholarship
King's College, University of Cambridge & Queen Mary University of London £500, 07/2015

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

Languages

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