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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.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film
  • /social sciences/media and communications/information science
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy
  • /social sciences/media and communications/library science/archives

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2018
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

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

Participants (12)

OSTERREICHISCHES FILMMUSEUM VEREIN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 720 026,25
Address
Augustinerstrasse 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 660 171,25
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITAET GIESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 525 000
Address
Ludwigstrasse 23
35390 Giessen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 395 897,50
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 151 746,25
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 387 973,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
RTD SERVICES OG

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 80 151,75
Address
Mentlgasse 1
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STIFTUNG BAYRISCHE GEDENKSTATTEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 48 870
Address
Praterinsel 2
80538 Munchen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STIFTUNG NIEDERSACHSISCHE GEDENKSTATTEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 94 000
Address
Im Guldenen Winkel 8
29223 Celle
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BUNDESANSTALT KZ-GEDENKSTATTE MAUTHAUSEN/MAUTHAUSEN MEMORIAL
Austria
EU contribution
€ 85 150
Address
Erinnerungsstrasse 1
4310 Wien
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DFF - DEUTSCHES FILMINSTITUT & FILMMUSEUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 175 441,25
Address
Schaumainkai 41
60596 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Other
MAX.RECALL INFORMATION SYSTEM GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 669 812,50
Address
Kunstlergasse 11/1
1150 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)