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eCommemoration > Convention 2021

eCommemoration Convention 2021

History and memory, understood digitally.
13 & 14 October 2021

How is digitalisation redefining history? New generations, new technologies, old and new questions call on us to renew our understanding of the past and reckon with unpleasant truths. These opportunities inspire digital creativity and historical curiosity beyond national, generational, and disciplinary divides. Drawing on six decades of experience in European history education, Körber-Stiftung encourages this approach.

The eCommemoration Convention on 13 & 14 October 2021 opens a space for historians, memory workers, digital creators and innovative minds to come together for creative exchange and hands-on digital experience. Curious? Join us!

Register here!

Featured speakers

Olivette Otele

Historian, University of Bristol

David Olusoga OBE

Historian and Broadcaster, London

Heidi J.S. Tworek

Historian, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Pieter van Huis

Senior Researcher, Bellingcat, Amsterdam

Glenn Cantave

Activist and Social Entrepreneur, New York City

Jack Gutmann

Artist, Salzburg

Christian Huberts

Cultural Scientist, Berlin

Karen Jungblut

Leading Dimensions in Testimony interactive biography project, USC Shoah Foundation, Frankfurt/Los Angeles

Thorsten Logge

Historian, University of Hamburg

Marcus Richter

Moderator and Journalist, Berlin

Vít Šisler

Media Scientist and Lead Game Designer, Charles University/Charles Games, Prague

Agenda

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

19:00 – 20:30, Panel
The future of history? Reshaping the past through social media, big data and civic intelligence

Pieter van Huis, Bellingcat, Amsterdam
Heidi J.S. Tworek, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Moderator: Thorsten Logge, University of Hamburg

12 – 19 October, Film
Let’s see! Bellingcat – Truth in a post-truth world

Hans Pool’s award-winning 2018 documentary will be made exclusively available to participants on the digital conference platform. View at your leisure from 12-19 October.

Thursday, 14 October 2021

10:30 – 11:30, Panel
Virtual Testimony. How interactive technology and serious games open new perspectives on the past

In cooperation with the Foundation for Digital Games Culture, Berlin
Jack Gutmann, Artist, Salzburg
Karen Jungblut, USC Shoah Foundation, Frankfurt/Los Angeles
Vít Šisler, Charles University/Charles Games, Prague
Moderator: Marcus Richter, Moderator and Journalist, Berlin

11:45 – 12:30, Session
Let’s play! Svoboda 1945 – Liberation
In cooperation with the Foundation for Digital Games Culture, Berlin

Vít Šisler, Charles University/Charles Games, Prague
Gameplay: Christian Huberts, Foundation for Digital Games Culture, Berlin
Moderator: Marcus Richter, Moderator and Journalist, Berlin

15:45 – 16:30, Session
Let’s explore! Black History in VR and AR

Moderator: Insa Hollenberg, headraft, Hamburg
Moderator: Julian Weiß, headraft, Hamburg

17:00 – 18:15, Panel
From pedestals to pixels?
How technological innovation can open the discussion of history
Glenn Cantave, Activist and Social Entrepreneur, New York City
Olivette Otele, University of Bristol
Moderator: David Olusoga OBE, Historian and Broadcaster, London

Download the full programme here (PDF).

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