Workshop: Roundtable on Politics of Digital Heritage in Central and Eastern Europe

WHAT TO FORGET? WHAT TO PRESERVE?
Politics of Digital Heritage in Central and Eastern Europe
June 5, 6:30 pm
Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin, Schützenstraße 18
Aufgang B, Trajekte-Tagungsraum
In the last decade, there has been increasing interest in digital technologies and their influence on the production of memory, history and heritage not only within academic research, but also in politics, especially in Eastern Europe and Russia. The tendency toward selective history, heritage and memory politics in the region manifests itself more and more in the digital sphere. Politicians decide on what will be remembered and how and these are influencing also the selection of sources, artefacts etc. to be digitalized.  In this framework the questions arise  whose heritage will be secured by digitisation and whose not? Simultaneously, these decisions also aim to regulate the accessibility of digitised heritage. Which materials or collections will be accessible, and which will be not? Moreover, the types of users are regulated through these politics as well.In this framework, this roundtable  formulates  and discusses questions  on  concrete  strategies,  policies  and  main  actors  shaping  and  constructing  this  field in the region.
WELCOME
Eszter Gantner / Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe (Germany)
Gabriele Freitag / DGO, German Association for Eastern Europe (Germany)
Daniel Weidner / Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (Germany)
ROUNDTABLE
Peter Haslinger / Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe (Germany)
Markuu Kangaspuro / Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki (Finland)
Zsuzsa Varga / Central and Eastern European Studie, University of Glasgow (UK)
Emilia Kloda / Museum of Lubomirski Princes at the National Ossoliński Institute (Poland)
MODERATION Gabriele Freitag / COMMENTARY Eszter Gantner
8:45 pm – Q&A and reception
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