By Susanne Boersma, Asnath Kambunga, Cassandra Kist, Elina Moraitopoulou, Franziska Mucha, Quoc-Tan Tran, Dydimus Zengenene That the 7th Knowledge Hub would be about the
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What do we talk about when we talk about memory? Memory work in museum community engagement activities
By Linnea Wallen (Queen Margaret University – Edinburgh) The sociologist Jeffrey K. Olick argues for the ubiquitous presence of memory across societies and within individuals,
Invisible work in the museum: A way to look at neglected things and how the “fringes” earn the opportunity
By Quoc-Tan Tran In October 2020, I was fortunate to accomplish my third secondment at the Museum of European Cultures (MEK) – National Museums in Berlin.
By Lorenz Widmaier & Myrto Theocharidou Knowledge Hubs are demanding events in terms of their organisation and coordination, and it can be challenging to make
By Prof Dr Silke Boenigk With a total number of about 26.3 million refugees worldwide (www.unhcr.org), the so-called “refugee crisis” has become a grand social challenge.
The social impact discourse and the cultural sector: How funders promote and at the same time impair impact measurement– and what could be done about it.
By Dr. Peter Schubert Discussions around impact and impact measurement have become ubiquitous in the nonprofit sector. While originating from settings of social service provision,
By Susanne Boersma “There is no part of the museum that is free of ethical implications.” (Besterman 2006, p. 432) Starting from this statement by
The Participatory Memory Practices (POEM) project, is a EU-Horizon 2020 transdisciplinary research venture that examines participatory and socially inclusive approaches to memory-making. It takes the
By Dydimus Zengenene Online knowledge production in digital platforms is often associated with such values as freedom, neutrality and openness which resonate with the democratisation
Hacking and Remixing – Exploring co-creative uses of digital collections at the Museum of European Cultures and Coding da Vinci West
By Franziska Mucha What can you do with a digitised object, an online collection or even multiple collections drawn together on a platform? Masses of data
By Inge Zwart It’s a version of a story that we have heard many times by now: someone with plans for April/May/June had to cancel
By Angeliki Tzouganatou In such times of covid-19, where the pandemic urges institutions around the world to push for their digital transformation, the inequalities in the
Digitised resources in educational settings: Secondment at the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
By Myrto Theocharidou It was planned as a three-month (20 January 2020- 20 April 2020) secondment but as most arrangements adapted to Covid-19 circumstances so
Reflecting on digital platforms for participating in the 2020 Association of Critical Heritage Conference on ‘Futures’
By Cassandra, Inge, Susanne & Tan We were all a bit nervous but excited to attend and present at the Association of Critical Heritage Studies
Rethinking conferencing and co-creation in times of a ‘new normal’, which awaits to be defined: the case of POEM KH5
By Elina Moraitopoulou We put together our reflections on a paper which we shared with the POEM consortium and management team. Our argumentation included points
By Cassandra and Dydimus The rising impacts of COVID19 coincide with an increasing need to understand the interrelation between memory work and social inclusion in
Elisabeth Tietmeyer, Director of the Museum Europäischer Kulturen. Our museum is quite young, unlike the predecessor institutions from which it emerged. It developed in 1999 from
By Asnath Paula Kambunga and Anne Chahine (Aarhus University) Every semester, one of the POEM partners is given the opportunity to welcome all the fellows and their supervisors at their local
Memory studies meet childhood studies (and the other way round): Reflections on the Remembering Children Workshop
Which ‘children’? Which ‘memory’? When embarking on the journey of exploring relationships between memory and children, it seems essential to frame the notions we
By Sean Bellamy, co-founder of Sands School and an Ashoka Foundation Change Leader Europe is becoming more divided. Europeans identify themselves in more rigid ways
By Quoc-Tan Tran (University of Hamburg) At the beginning of my research in the POEM (Participatory memory practices) network, one of the intriguing questions I
By Jennifer Krueckeberg (University of Hamburg) My two month secondment in London, at POEM Consortium member Ashoka UK, started right at the beginning of January
By Lorenz Widmaier (Cyprus University of Technology) Technology has made it easy to capture, store and share photographs at any place and time. Those
By Cassandra Kist (University of Glasgow) About two months ago I visited the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in Dundee to interview staff for my
Across space and time -hen life- stories go traveling. Reflections from the Digital Humanities research group at the Archive “German Memory”.
By Paula Helm (Open University in Hagen/Germany) The archive “German Memory” is located at the Open University in Hagen. The archive conducts, collects and provides
By Inge Zwart Memory studies, heritage studies, and social theory theorize on collective memory: how is it shaped, which memories are included, who is ‘creating’
By Inge Zwart and Dydimus Zengenene, Isto Huvila Every semester, all POEM roads lead to one of the partner institutions across Europe for a one-week
Conference: Infrastructures and Inequalities: Media Industries, Digital Cultures and Politics Venue: University of Helsinki, Finland Paper Abstract By Quoc-Tan Tran, University of Hamburg Objective: In
Part One By Dydimus Zengenene (Uppsala University) One of the key training and research components of the POEM project is ‘secondment’. Secondments entail engagement of POEM fellows with partner
By Anne Chahine Introduction It’s a beautiful sunny Monday morning at the end of July. Another cruise ship recently arrived to Nuuk, the capital of
‘What’s missing?’ Reflections on the thought-provoking conference at Museum Europäischer Kulturen, 26 – 28 June 2019 in Berlin
By Susanne Boersma and Franziska Mucha On the occasion of its 20th birthday, the Museum Europäischer Kulturen (MEK) – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin invited international
By Angeliki Tzouganatou This past summer semester from April to July 2019, the Institute of European Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology at the University of Hamburg, a POEM
Beyond Digital Collecting – Participatory Experiments in the House of Austrian History’s Online Museum
By Stefan Benedik When in 2018, the House of Austrian History opened, this first federal museum dedicated to the country’s more recent past didn’t only
By Asnath Kambunga When the flight captain announced that we will be landing at Hosea Kutako International Airport in a few minutes, I looked over
By Susanne Boersma (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – SPK) Museums have increasingly initiated projects that reflect on (forced) migration, through which they aim for a
Abstract for the Web Archiving Conference in Zagreb at the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) By Lorenz Widmaier Twenty-five thousand photographs are within the collection
Report from the Round Table Discussion of the German Research Foundation on Research Data Management in Ethnological Disciplines, Berlin 10 May 2019 By Gertraud Koch
POEM Meets Glasgow – Reflections on Knowledge Hub II: Theories, Approaches and Ethical Issues of Memory Work
By Maria Economou, Franziska Mucha, Cassandra Kist The University of Glasgow (UGLA) team welcomed the POEM network at Kelvin Hall where the first half
A research on personal information management and cultural information needs of immigrants and their descendants. By: Maja Krtalić, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and
By: Cassandra Kist The University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum is one of the many cultural heritage institutions that form an essential part of the
By: Jennifer Krückeberg, Angeliki Tzouganatou, Quoc-Tan Tran, Samantha Lutz The Knowledge Hub week started with a series of workshops at the Institute of European
By: Sandra Trostel The disruption of the traditional copyright model which the film business is based on is rapidly progressing through digitalization. As a result,
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