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Visual History of the Holocaust: Rethinking Curation in the Digital Age

Objective

The Holocaust is a central reference point for European history and a ‘negative founding myth’ of European integration. VHH is an innovation action that focuses on the digital curation and preservation of film records relating to the discovery of Nazi concentration camps and other atrocity sites. We combine state-of-the-art concepts and practices from information science, museum pedagogy and digital storytelling to design a new approach for the engagement with a significant aspect of European audio-visual heritage. While the majority of these film records are in the public domain as they were produced by Allied military personnel on government order, hardly any of them are available in digital formats fit for the purposes of technology enabled research, analysis, and curatorial re-use. Building on the advanced digitisation of a relevant selection of these materials VHH will develop new methods in digital curation and apply sophisticated technologies to the analysis and time-based annotation of these historical materials. Filmic records will be dynamically linked with photographs, audio, and texts in order to discover and unlock layers of context and meaning inaccessible through traditional linear narrative modes of dissemination. Our aim is to develop a ground-breaking inclusive concept of digital curation to innovate curatorial work with digitised film and media collections and to create best practice models and tool kits for advanced digitisation, automated analysis, linking of different media types, and the linking of tangible and intangible assets. VHH will develop new forms of learning experiences and user interaction with the digital data and the stories contained in it. We will curate a discrete set of engagement levels to facilitate users’ engagement and co-creation. The resulting prototype applications will deliver new impulses to a range of industry sectors in education, museums, libraries and archives, cultural tourism and the content industries.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2018

Coordinator

LUDWIG BOLTZMANN GESELLSCHAFT OSTERREICHISCHE VEREINIGUNG ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG
Net EU contribution
€ 995 137,50
Address
Nussdorfer Strasse 64/6
1090 Wien
Austria

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (12)

OSTERREICHISCHES FILMMUSEUM VEREIN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 720 026,25
Address
Augustinerstrasse 1
1010 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 660 171,25
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITAET GIESSEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 525 000,00
Address
Ludwigstrasse 23
35390 Giessen

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Region
Gießen Gießen, Landkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 395 897,50
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 151 746,25
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen

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Region
Bremen Bremen Bremen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 387 973,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RTD SERVICES OG

Participation ended

Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 80 151,75
Address
Mentlgasse 1
6020 Innsbruck

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Westösterreich Tirol Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 34 350,75
STIFTUNG BAYRISCHE GEDENKSTATTEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 48 870,00
Address
Praterinsel 2
80538 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STIFTUNG NIEDERSACHSISCHE GEDENKSTATTEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 94 000,00
Address
Im Guldenen Winkel 8
29223 Celle

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Region
Niedersachsen Lüneburg Celle
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BUNDESANSTALT KZ-GEDENKSTATTE MAUTHAUSEN/MAUTHAUSEN MEMORIAL
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 85 150,00
Address
Erinnerungsstrasse 1
4310 Wien

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Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Mühlviertel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DFF - DEUTSCHES FILMINSTITUT & FILMMUSEUM
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 175 441,25
Address
Schaumainkai 41
60596 Frankfurt Am Main

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Darmstadt Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MAX.RECALL INFORMATION SYSTEM GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 669 812,50
Address
Kunstlergasse 11/1
1150 Wien

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 287 062,50