POEM H2020 Knowledge Hubs

The network-wide joint training programme consists of the following KHs

Winter 2018/ Knowledge Hub 1: This KH will begin with the transferable skills training on research ethics and training unit 1 on collaborative and open knowledge conducted by Wikimedia Deutschland (WMDE) and tool and data competence by the Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland (OKF DE). The training unit 1 is followed by the POEM opening conference titled “Participatory Memory Practices. Connectivities, Empowerment, and Recognition of Cultural Heritages in Mediatized Memory Ecologies”. Outstanding experts in the field, Dr Susanne Wessendorf (Urban Superdiversity, Social Inclusion), and Prof Dr Gisela Welz (Transnational Memory and the Making of Europe) will hold keynote addresses. A call for papers will be announced to invite current research on this topic.

Spring 2019/ Knowledge Hub 2: The Spring School will focus on theories, approaches, and ethical issues of memory work. Input will be provided by UHAM, SPK, and UGLA in the form of introductory lectures and common readings for discussion; public guest lectures will be held by Memory Studies expert Prof Andrew Hoskins (UGLA) and Dr Jenny Kidd (Cardiff University), an advocate for participatory media practices. The lectures will be followed by training unit 2 on media issues and literacy, which will be held in two parts: media production (ICO) and social media trends in heritage work. 

Autumn 2019/ Knowledge Hub 3: The Autumn School will focus one day on memory modalities: theories and approaches; input will be given by UHAM and UU in the form of introductory lectures and common readings for discussion; this will be followed by presentations and discussions on ESRs projects’ theories and methodological approaches (prepared outlines of the project reports will be distributed in advance); guest lectures will be held by Dr Andera Botero (Aalto University) on Participatory Design and Prof Nico Carpentier (UU) titled “The Discursive-Material Knot and Participatory Struggles over Memory”; training unit 3 on partnership, co-creation, and stakeholder communication will close KH3 (Centre for Social Innovation, CSI). 

Spring 2020/ Knowledge Hub 4: The Spring School will provide an open space for interests and topics of ESRs (2 days), guest lecture 3 will be organised by AU with Heike Winschiers-Theophilus on design thinking in participatory heritage work; training unit 4 will focus on the organisational issues of managing and organising talents (ZSI).

Autumn 2020/ Knowledge Hub 5: The Autumn School (organised by ASHOKA) will be entirely dedicated to the discussion of ESRs progress reports (2 days), which will be prepared by outlines circulated in advance; guest lecture 4 will be held by a representative of the Museum of Soho in London; training unit 5 on organisation and leadership in non-profit organisations and training unit 6 on measurement of social impact (provided by Prof Dr Silke Boenigk, UHAM) will close the POEM training units.

Spring 2021/ Knowledge Hub 6: The Spring School (prepared by CUT) will last three days which will be entirely dedicated to theorizing PMW across ESRs projects; guest lecture 5 will be held by Prof Dr Sharon Macdonald as a longstanding and outstanding specialist in the field of memory work.

Summer 2021/ Knowledge Hub 7: The POEM toolbox will be introduced to a public audience and the empirical validations of the POEM model will be held in a World Café organised by SPK with participation of civil society groups, memory institutions, IT and creative industries, and policy makers.

Winter 2021/ Knowledge Hub 8: The final conference titled “Futures of PMW” will be hosted at UHAM. This transdisciplinary, cross sector event will attract diverse scientific communities through a call for papers. One Stop Shops will provide a space for creative thinking about future innovations for POEM ESRs, people from memory institutions, IT-business, creative industries, NGOs and social entrepreneurship, cultural politics, and civil society groups. A fair trade of PMW best practices will attract a wider public. Last but not least, a Community of Practice (CoP) will be launched serving the POEM alumni to maintain existing connections. Moreover, the CoP will en-courage cross-sectional networking and invite new members to PMW.


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Concepts, strategies and media infrastructures for envisioning socially inclusive potential futures of European Societies through culture.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764859.