Social Media is a highly dynamic a space of social dialogue, interaction for young people and new generations of practitioners of history education.
It’s the arena where news, fake news, propaganda and subversive counter-narratives co-exist, putting the past and its interpretation centre stage.
Games make history accessible to wider audiences and increasingly shape our cultures of remembrance. Computer games create virtually authentic experiences and teleport players into immersive experiences of imagined pasts. Actively engaging with history, players are equipped with agency and responsibility in shaping the narrative of their story.
Hybrid Spaces merge physical space and digital elements, creating an interface between the present and the past. From high-tech installations in museums or urban spaces through virtual memorials and mobile apps – augmented, mixed or extended realities open new perspectives on our pasts.
Digital innovation is defining new standards in understanding and in coming to terms with the past. The questions connected to this development are manifold, at times troubling and at times promising. Together with you, we want to address and discuss these questions:
eCommemoration Switchboard: In our eCommemoration Switchboards, we bring together experts and practitioners, bridging generational, national and professional divides to reflect on the prospects and perils of digital commemoration – critically and forward-looking.
eCommemoration Convention: The annual eCommemoration Convention opens a space for historians, memory workers, influencers and creative minds to come together. As a platform of exchange, it encourages digital creativity and cultural sensitivity in future endeavours of presenting, debating and understanding our shared past.
The pilot of the eCommemoration Convention takes place online on 13 and 14 October 2021.
Check back soon for more information!
History & Politics, the audio podcast of Körber-Stiftung, offers insights into the connections between the past and the present.
Author and political scientist Jens Siegert discusses the lasting shadows of the past in German-Russian relations and whether Russia is historically destined to be a great power.