Vienna, Austria
storytracer@gmail.com
storytracer.org

Sebastian Majstorovic, Digital History Consultant

Advises institutions and researchers on Digital History methods and multimedia storytelling. Professional background in software development and media production.

Digital Expertise

  • Full-stack web development
  • Data visualisation
  • Digital maps & GIS
  • Server admin & cloud DevOps
  • Digital collections & exhibitions
  • Visual AI
  • Database & API modelling
  • Audio & video production
  • Multimedia storytelling
  • Social media educational content

Projects

Feb 2022 - Current

Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online, Co-Founder

Feb 2022 - Current

We are a group of more than 1,300 cultural heritage professionals – librarians, archivists, researchers, programmers – working together to identify and archive at-risk sites, digital content, and data in Ukrainian cultural heritage institutions while the country is under attack. We are using a combination of technologies to crawl and archive sites and content, including the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, the Browsertrix crawler. So far we have saved more than 20TB of scanned documents, artworks and many other digital materials from 3,000+ websites of Ukrainian museums, libraries and archives.

Sep 2021 - Jan 2022

wasbishergeschah.at, Storytelling Consultant

Sep 2021 - Jan 2022

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

Feb 2021 - Nov 2021

European Factories of the Indian Ocean, Project Manager & Developer

Feb 2021 - Nov 2021

Digital mapping of European trading posts in the Indian Ocean.

Experiencing Epidemics Podcast, Production Consultant

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

Work Experience

Jan 2022 - Current

Austrian Academy of Sciences, IT Consultant for Digital Humanities

Jan 2022 - Current

Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage

Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Ibiza Stardust Radio, Technical Director & Programme Manager

Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

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.

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

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

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

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