eCommemoration

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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.

Highly dynamic digital spaces create interfaces between past and present – but how do Video Games, Social Media and Extended Reality construct and shape our culture of commemoration?

In an ever more closely connected world, digital technologies allow interconnectivity and communication across borders – how can we use these tools to encourage debates beyond national echo chambers?

Ideological or commercial interests often shape our perception of history – how can digital formats help us to hear those voices that often remain unheard?

What we do:

With our annual eCommemoration Convention we want to facilitate creative exchange and hands-on digital experience. How is digitalisation redefining history?

In June 2022, we will present the XR History Award – initiated by us and VRHAM! Festival. With this award, we want to honour an XR project, which allows us to experience history from a different angle.

Listen to our History & Politics Podcast (in German) for topical discussions on what links our past and present

eCommemoration Convention 2022

eCommemoration Convention 2022

In 2022, we will again bring together international historians, memory workers, digital pioneers and creative minds for creative exchange and hands-on digital experience.

Your extended view of history!

XR HISTORY AWARD 2022

With the XR History Award 2022, initiated by us and the VRHAM! Festival, we honoured an XR project that provides the opportunity to experience history from a different angle.

Recent activities

History & Politics Podcast (German)

Geschichte ist Gegenwart! Der History & Politics Podcast der Körber-Stiftung

Podcast Geschichte ist Gegenwart! Der History & Politics Podcast der Körber-Stiftung

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Erinnerung hat Konfliktpotenzial – Wie sich unser Blick auf Geschichte ändert Episode #33 7. June 2022

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.

Geschichte ist Gegenwart! Der History & Politics Podcast der Körber-Stiftung

Podcast Geschichte ist Gegenwart! Der History & Politics Podcast der Körber-Stiftung

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Krieg in der Ukraine: ein historischer Wendepunkt? Episode #32 31. May 2022

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.

Geschichte ist Gegenwart! Der History & Politics Podcast der Körber-Stiftung

Podcast Geschichte ist Gegenwart! Der History & Politics Podcast der Körber-Stiftung

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Joachim Telgenbüscher: Geschichtsvermittlung ist eine Zukunftsbranche Episode #21 17. December 2020

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)

Twitter: @eCommemoration

Contact

Fiona Fritz

Programme Director
eCommemoration

Anna Norpoth

Programme Manager
eCommemoration

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