About me

Human being.

Born in MCMXC.

Loves reading, but thinks that he is not reading enough.

Wanted to become astrophysicist in his childhood (among other things).

My name is Fabio Spirinelli. I am a historian currently living and researching in Luxembourg. I was born in Luxembourg, but the history of my family is one of many immigration histories. I conduct research on the past, but I love reading and watching science-fiction.

Academic career

I studied history at the University of Luxembourg. My bachelor’s thesis focused on the history of racism and anti-racism in Luxembourg since the 1970s.

After my Bachelor’s degree, I studied arts du spectacle (performing arts) at the University of Liège, which encompassed lectures about cinema, theatre and communication theory.

However, I had not lost interest in history – among my favourite lectures in Liège figured history of cinema and of theatre. I enrolled for the Master in European and Contemporary History at the University of Luxembourg in 2014, which I successfully accomplished in 2016. My master’s thesis on the history of cultural policy in Luxembourg from 1945 to 2015 was awarded Best Master’s Thesis in History at the University of Luxembourg in 2016.

From 2016 to 2020, I was a PhD researcher at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (University of Luxembourg). In October 2020, I received the degree of Doctor in History. In my thesis, I analysed the history of cultural policy in Luxembourg with the State museums as a case study, from the 1920s to the 1970s. My main research focus is (European) contemporary history, Luxembourgish history, cultural policy, cultural history and cultural institutions. However, I have also a vivid interest in digital history and public history and I am always eager to acquire new knowledge in those fields.

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Curriculum Vitae

Since March 2022

Postdoctoral researcher at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (University of Luxembourg)

September 2021 – October 2021

Administrative employee, Department for Housing, Municipality of Differdange (fixed-term contract)

November 2016 – November 2020

Doctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg.

September 2014 – June 2016

Master in European Contemporary History at the University of Luxembourg

September 2012 – June 2013

Année préparatoire au master en arts du spectacle at the University of Liège

May 2011 – August 2011

Mobility semester (Erasmus) at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Germany)

September 2009 – June 2012

Bachelor in European Cultures (history track) at the University of Luxembourg

Activities & Projects


6th World Conference of the International Federation for Public History, Berlin

Coordination of the panel “Public History and the Political Uses of the Past”


Vocational Training Programme “Cultural Mediation”

Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and Luxembourg Ministry of Culture



Feelance Historian

LouvignyMedia (production company)

Conducting pre-interviews for a documentary


Le Noir du Blanc au Luxembourg (Report of the project A fleur de peau)

Centre de Documentation sur les Migrations Humaines – Dudelange (Luxembourg)

Copy editing


Trinational Doctoral School “Docteuropa”

Sorbonne Université, Universität des Saarlandes, University of Luxembourg


Let’s Talk About History

University of Luxembourg

Member of the organising committee, webpage administrator


Online platform www.kulturgeschicht.lu

Luxembourg Ministry of Education

Contribution with a chapter on cultural policy


Cultural Development Plan for Luxembourg

Luxembourg Ministry of Culture

Member of the editorial board


Radio Luxembourg: The Virtual Exhibition

Research Seminar – Master in European Contemporary History, University of Luxembourg


Project @RealtimeWWI

University of Luxembourg


Since 2020

Mieterschutz Lëtzebuerg / Association de défense des locataires

Co-founder, Treasurer

Since 2018

International Federation for Public History