Digital Archiving and Tangible Jewish Heritage



The main theme of our upcoming webinar will be Jewish tangible heritage and digital actions serving its archiving and reconstruction. What does working with 3D scanning of selected examples of cemetery art look like? How, based on photographs or sketches, are high-quality digital reconstructions of tombstones created? How do projects like these, along with the democratization of access to archival documents, help recover personal microhistories?

Answers will be provided through examples of activities undertaken jointly by the Urban Memory Foundation and the Spark Civic Accelerator Foundation for three Jewish cemeteries in Wrocław (at ul. Ślężna, ul. Lotnicza, and ul. Gwarna) – two preserved and one "hidden." Often discussed separately as individual elements of local heritage, they will be treated equally for the first time and placed at the center of a popularization and research initiative, carried out in collaboration with the Jewish Community in Wrocław and the Cemetery Art Museum – Municipal Museum in Wrocław (as part of the "MultiMemo" project, funded by the European Union).

The above activities will be presented in a test phase, in a work-in-progress format, and after scanning QR codes, participants in the event will be able to interact with the discussed examples on their own smartphones. Together, we will peek behind the scenes of the painstaking, months-long, extensive teamwork.

We will consider how digital humanities and digital archiving can be useful for researchers from various fields and how they can be used in the educational process. We will also learn about the perspective of Daniel Ljunggren, a doctoral student at the Dresden University of Technology and lecturer at the University of Gothenburg, who was able to reconstruct part of his family history: the Haddows, renowned architects from pre-war Breslau, thanks to this technology.

The last part of the meeting will be dedicated to reflecting on the use of 3D scanning for the needs of the exhibition "Putting Things Back," which will have its vernissage in May in Wrocław and will later be available online for audiences worldwide.

  • Program

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      Read—Remembered. Digital Archiving and Tangible Jewish Heritage

      • Agnieszka Jabłońska
      • Mariusz Librowski


Read—Remembered. Digital Archiving and Tangible Jewish Heritage

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