18 kwietnia 2023

Future of the Past. New Technologies in Commemorative Practice



[The webinar will be conducted in Polish with simultaneous interpretation into English.]

Technological progress and digitalization have led to more and more human experiences being shifted into virtual space. One of many is memory. The use of new technologies in memorial practices has increased significantly in recent years. Examples include digital time capsules, virtual or holographic memorials.

New technologies are advancing our ability to document areas of land and space, allowing for for more complex relationships to existing memory archives. This has become incredibly important in the thinking surrounding commemorative practices and building new orders of meaning in how we understand and process memory which will be the main topic of our webinar.

We will talk about the possible forms of using the latest digital technologies in the practice of memory work with:
✔️ conceptual artist Jagoda Wójtowicz,
✔️ Dr. Łucja Kapralska, a sociologist from AGH's Department of Social and Technological Studies,
✔️ legal advisor Dr. Bohdan Widła of the Jagiellonian University,
✔️ Dr Aleksandra Janus, anthropologist and director of Centrum Cyfrowe,
✔️and Dr. Katarzyna Suszkiewicz – a researcher of Polish-Jewish relations and head of the Education Department of the Galicia Jewish Museum

In connection with Holocaust Remembrance Day (April 18), we will also talk about Rywka Lipszyc, a teenage diarist from the Łódź ghetto. We do not know what Rywka Lipszyc looked like, not a single photograph of her has survived. What she left behind was a diary: the words she used to describe her personal tragedy, the difficult everyday life in the ghetto and her relationships with others. Together we will consider – using the example of projects carried out around the story of Rywka and her diary – how to reconstruct the fate of victims and survivors and bring it closer to recipients in digital form. Can an online repository be useful for teachers and educators? How can online materials be made valuable and useful?


    • 18.35

      Rywka Lipszyc's Memoir

      • Dr Katarzyna Suszkiewicz
      • Dr Bohdan Widła
    • 19.25

      Virtual Synagogues

      • Dr Aleksandra Janus
      • Jagoda Wójtowicz
    • 20.15

      Digial Forms of Collective Memory

      • Dr Łucja Kapralska
Rywka Lipszyc's Memoir
Virtual Synagogues
Digial Forms of Collective Memory

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