Online-sym­po­sium on dig­i­tal his­tor­i­cal edu­ca­tion

The future of memory in Poland and Germany

Since October 2019, the EVZ Foundation supports six Polish and German projects who work on innovative digital formats for historical-civic education. In autumn of 2020, we want to celebrate the conclusion of this first year of the funding program digital // memory.

How can edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions, muse­ums, memo­r­i­al sites and civil soci­ety orga­ni­za­tions pre­serve mem­o­ry in a dig­i­tal age? What kinds of dig­i­tal tools can suc­cess­ful­ly engage an audi­ence and also teach about his­to­ry? These and oth­ers ques­tions will be at the cen­ter of our online event on 30 Sep­tem­ber 2020. Join us to dis­cuss today’s chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties of a dig­i­tal his­tor­i­cal-civic edu­ca­tion!

Our online sym­po­sium fea­tures a video about the dig­i­tal // mem­o­ry pro­gram which pro­vides insight into the results of and the peo­ple involved in the first fund­ing year. See for your­self the vari­ety of dif­fer­ent dig­i­tal solu­tions devel­oped by the project teams in Poland and Ger­many. Dis­cuss with us how these kinds of tools can help tack­le prob­lems like Anti-Semi­tism and encour­age crit­i­cal think­ing by using tech­nol­o­gy. The sec­ond part of the con­fer­ence will show in more detail how muse­ums face today’s chal­lenges espe­cial­ly dur­ing the Coro­na pan­dem­ic. The POLIN – Muse­um of the His­to­ry of the Pol­ish Jews in War­saw will pro­vide exclu­sive insight into their (new) dig­i­tal strate­gies. The dig­i­tal cul­ture expert Syl­wia Żółkiews­ka is con­firmed as host and will guide us through the pro­gram. Let us exchange ideas, expe­ri­ences, con­cerns and hopes for the usage of dig­i­tal for­mats dur­ing the pan­dem­ic and post-pan­dem­ic times!

In order to par­tic­i­pate, reg­is­ter here. Sev­er­al days before the sym­po­sium starts, you will receive log-in infor­ma­tion for the event via an e‑mail you pro­vide dur­ing the reg­is­tra­tion. Also, all par­tic­i­pants will be invit­ed to join an online pin board, where you can exchange ideas and net­work with oth­ers, as well as leave com­ments or share links.


11:00 am  Wel­come by EVZ Foun­da­tion & iRights.Lab

11:10 am  Video pre­sen­ta­tion and dis­cus­sion: The fund­ing pro­gram dig­i­tal // mem­o­ry and its projects

12:00 pm POLIN – pre­sen­ta­tion and dis­cus­sion: Muse­ums at the time of the pan­dem­ic. Chal­lenges, threats, oppor­tu­ni­ties

1:00 pm End of event

When? 30 Sep­tem­ber 2020, 11 am to 1 pm

Where? Online, reg­is­ter here. Dead­line is the 26th of Sep­tem­ber.

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We look for­ward to see­ing you!

Team EVZ Foun­da­tion

Team iRights.Lab


dig­i­tal // mem­o­ry is a fund­ing pro­gram by the EVZ Foun­da­tion. The iRights.Lab part­ners with the EVZ Foun­da­tion and car­ries out sup­port­ing mea­sures for the fund­ed projects. For more infor­ma­tion about the fund­ing pro­gram fol­low this link.

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