Corpornation: Forging a modern society


Sparked by a collection of over 2,000 images, two projects led by Prof Karin Priem from the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) reflect on the industrial heritage and societal impact of major Luxembourg-based steel and iron producing company ARBED, examining the social and educational initiatives of the company and how it helped shape Luxembourg’s national and international identity in a time of industrialisation.

Launched in 2013 and 2014 respectively, the FAMOSO projects focus on the interactions between industrialisation and cultural, economic and societal transformations in Luxembourg, and beyond.


This success story originates from the FNR 2018 Annual Report – view the Annual Report as PDF or interactive digital version

Prof Karin Priem


The main FNR programme for funding of high-quality research projects in five priority domains: ICT, Sustainable Resources Management, Material Sciences, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Societal Challenges. The programme is dedicated to established (CORE) and starting Principle Investigators (CORE Junior track).

DOMAIN: SC – Education and learning

CALL YEARS: 2012, 2013

FNR COMMITTED: 700,000 EUR (FAMOSO-1) / 817,000 EUR (FAMOSO-2)

PERIOD: 01.05.2014 to 30.04.2018

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