Historical Memory in the Digital Age

Date: 21. October 2022
Time: 9:00 - 13:00

Workshop with Peter Haslinger in the framework of Praxislabor 2022

Date: Friday, October 21, 2022, 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Against the background of the pandemic, it has once again become clear how extensively the digital transformation has already changed societal communication. Due to the influence of social media and digital services, historical memory will also change profoundly in the future and the relationship between communicative and cultural memory will undergo a significant change. The workshop tries to theoretically reflect on this paradigm shift of the digital in historical memory. In a first step, previous approaches and concepts (such as culture of remembrance and history, politics of history and the past, public history, cultural and historical heritage) are to be re-evaluated. Dealing with techniques of historical memory, e.g. in the archive or in the editorial area, should also be reflected. In a second step, new approaches (such as digital memory) will then be explored. The one-day workshop will be held in German at the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe in Marburg.

This workshop is aimed at all those who would like to reflect theoretically and methodically on the relationship between historical remembering and digitality. The event is based on the assumption that previous models such as memory culture, historical culture, historical politics or politics of the past must be rethought under the framework conditions of digital change. The workshop will take place in hybrid form at the Herder Institute in Marburg, and cooperation is planned with the Marburg Centre for Digital Culture and Infrastructure (MCDCI) and the Giessen International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC).

Information, materials, updates and contact details can be found on the website: https://www.herder-institut.de/en/event/historical-memory-in-the-digital-age/

Contact: peter.haslinger@herder-institut.de