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What is eCommemoration? New technologies and new generations raise new questions about history and call on us to renew our understanding of the past. Our eCommemoration programme opens up a space for historians, memory workers, digital pioneers and creative minds from across the globe to discuss new perspectives of participatory commemoration. We invite you to explore history and memory with us – in Video Games, Social Media and Extended Reality.
How does our view of history and memory change and what conflicts arise in the process? Who determines how history is told and what role do emotions play in this? And can we learn from history? We talked about this with historian and Author Per Leo.
The Russian attack on Ukraine has changed the world. What role do interpretations of history play in this war? Ukrainian historian Andrii Portnov, MEP Viola von Cramon and journalist Jörg Lau analyze the messages of "amateur historian" Vladimir Putin.
Joachim Telgenbüscher, head of the history department at the publishing house Gruner & Jahr, talks about the opportunities, special features and challenges of conveying history in the digital space. He also discusses how much brevity complex contexts can tolerate and how we deal with it when historical facts are twisted and instrumentalized.
Listen to all episodes of the History & Politics Podcast (German)