Cassandra Kist

Areas of Research

Work Package 1 “Connectivities Built by Institutions”
PhD Project 3

 
 
 

Thesis

Crafting museum social media for social inclusion work

Abstract:

Understanding how museums can contribute to the diverse needs of marginalised individuals through the social web is and will continue to be paramount, especially in our COVID-stricken world. Museum literature often espouses the potential of social media for social goals due to its ability to reach wider audiences and increase opportunities for participation and engagement that could benefit museum users. However, current research and practices tend to overlook a critical attention to the relationship between museum social media practices and the institution’s social inclusion role. For instance, common trends in museum literature suggest that museums over-market and broadcast rather than truly trying to engage their users online. Thus, this thesis attempts to provide insight into the intersections and disconnections between museum social inclusion work and social media use to inform practice in the field.

It asks one overarching question: (1) How can social media support the museum’s socially inclusive role to potentially challenge social exclusion and associated inequalities? This is underpinned by two additional questions: (2) How do structures (institutional and social platforms) shape how staff carry out social inclusion work through social media? (3) Which work processes enable staff to pursue social inclusion through social media? By employing a methodology that includes practice research and additional qualitative methods such as participant-observation, the study has investigated these questions by paying close attention to the everyday practices of staff in museums working at the forefront of social inclusion.

Supervisors

Biography

Academic Qualifications

2016-2018
Master of Museum Studies, University of Toronto, Canada

2012-2016
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, University of Alberta, Canada

 

Work Experience

Summer 2018
Visitor Services Interpreter, Fort Edmonton Park (living history museum), Edmonton, AB., Canada

2017-2018
Herbarium Technical Assistant, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto ON., Canada

Summer 2017
Internship as the Orientation and Administration Leader in the Academic Resource Centre in the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

Summer 2016
Internship as an Assistant Registrar at the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.

Research Interests

  • Digital Storytelling
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Museum Visitor Research

Publications

Kist, C. (2020). Museums, Challenging Heritage and Social Media During COVID-19. Museum and Society 18 (3), pp. 345–348.

Kist, C./ Mucha, F. (2020, in publication). Digitally enabled participation in exhibitions: empowering social platforms. In: Exponat – Raum – Interaktion. Perspektiven für das Kuratieren digitaler Ausstellungen. Göttingen, Vandenhoek & Ruprecht.

England, A., Kist, C., Svenningson, J. “Mulugeta Abai.” Toronto Ward Museum, Nov. 10, 2018, http://www.wardmuseum.ca/frontline/mulugeta-bio/.

Kist, C. “Hospitality, a Word and a Way.” Toronto Ward Museum, Nov. 13, 2017, http://www.wardmuseum.ca/myarchive/utarms/kist/.

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

Kist, C./ Boersma, S./ Tran, Q.-T./Zwart, I.: “Infrastructures and future possibilities for the participation” at the digital 5th Biennial Conference “ACHS 2020 FUTURES” of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS), 26-30. Aug. 2020.

Kist, C.: “Are museums post-digital?” at “Postdigital Day”, University of Glasgow, 26. April 2019.

Kist, C.: Opening Conference POEM (Horizon 2020), Hamburg, 13-14. Dec. 2018.

Kist, C. (2018). “Telling the stories of city waste through social media”. University of Toronto Graduate studies poster session, ‘Public Programming and Education’, Toronto, ON., April 4, 2018.

Kist, C. (2016). “Interrogating Tasty Made Recipes and their association with identity on social media”.  University of Toronto, graduate studies poster session, ‘Curating Science’, Toronto, ON., Dec. 5, 2016.

Teaching

Winter term 2019/20
Workshop on Museums and Social Media in the Heritage and Cultural Informatics course by Prof Dr Maria Economou in the Department of Information Studies at the University of Glasgow (19/02/2020).

Summer term 2019
Guest Lecture on Ethics and Digital Media research for the Digital Archeology course by Gareth Beale in the Archeology Department at the University of Glasgow (08/03/2019).

Asnath Kambunga

Areas of Research

Work Package 2 “Connections built by people and groups”
PhD Project 6

Thesis

Future memory making: Prototyping (post-)colonial imaginations with Namibian youth (working title)

Abstract:

The project will prototype with young people from Namibia representations of alternative colonial narratives and imaginations. It will engage the youths in exploring and prototyping possible ‘future memories’ for creating agency in the present: technologically empowered through engagement with digital and visual media; and situated in alter- native (digital) worlds in which their voices become an active part of the collective consciousness and commemoration. In the context of design anthropology, participatory design and emerging technologies the project will develop methodologies and concepts for how marginalized communities can be actively co-created and reworked into new ways of making futures.

Supervisors

Biography

Academic Qualifications

Oct 2018
PhD Candidate at the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark

2016-2017
Master of Informatics, Namibia University of Science and Technology Namibia (former Polytechnic of Namibia)

2014
Honours in computer Science (Communications Networks)

2013
Internet Super User Certificate, University of Cape Town, South Africa

2010-2013
Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (Systems Administration and Networks), Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia

2009-2010
National Diploma in Information Technology, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia

Work Experience

Oct 2015-Sep 2018
Information Communication and Technology Projects CoordinatorUniversity of Namibia

Feb 2013-Sep 2015
RLabs Namibia Coordinator, Namibia University of Science and Technology (NBII)

Oct 2011-Jul 2012
Information Technology intern, Namibia University of Science and Technology (NBII)

Research Interests

  • Working with the youth
  • Participatory Design
  • Human computer interaction
  • ICT4D

Publications

Kambunga, A. P./ Smith, R. C,./ Winschiers-Theophilus, H./ Krishnamurthy, S. (2020). Decolonizing Participatory Design: Memory Making in Namibia. In: Proceedings of the 16th Participatory Design Conference 2020 – Participation(s) Otherwise. Manizales, Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 96-106.

Kambunga, A. P./ Smith, R. C./ Winschiers-Theophilus, H./ Loi, D./ Samuel, M. M./ de Paula, R. (2020). Decolonising Participatory Design Practices: Towards Participations Otherwise. In: Proceedings of the 16th Participatory Design Conference 2020 – Participation(s) Otherwise. Manizales, Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 206-209.

Kambunga, A. P./Winschiers-Theophilus, H./ Smith, R. C./ Wandai, P./ Antonio, H./ Shalumbu, B./ Muronga, D./ Kaulbach, P./ Virmasalov, V. (2020). Challenging authorities: a postcolonial interactive exhibition co-designed by Namibian born-frees. In: Israel, H. J./ Kassung, C./ Sieck, J. (Ed.): Kultur und Informatik. Extended Reality (= Culture and Computer Science – Extended Reality. XVIII. International Conference on Culture and Computer Science 2020). vwh: Berlin 2020, pp. 215-229.

Kambunga, A. P./ Winschiers-Theophilus, H./ Smith, R. C. (2020). Participatory Memory Making: Creating Postcolonial Dialogic Engagements with Namibian Youth. In: Proceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2020 (DIS ’20. Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2020), Eindhoven.

Kambunga, A. P./ Winschiers-Theophilus, H./ Goagoses, N.: Re-Conceptualizing Technology Adoption in Informal Settlements based on a Namibian application (2018). In: 2nd African Conference for Human Computer Interaction Proceedings. December 3–7, 2018, Windhoek, Namibia. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 10 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3283458.3283468 

Kambunga, A. P./ N.  Goagoses/ H. Winschiers-Theophilus (2018). Enhancing commitment to participatory design initiatives ’18: Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference -Volume 2, August 20-24, Hasselt and Genk, Belgium, 5 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3210604.3210613

Kambunga, A. P., & Winschiers-Theophilus, H. (2017): HCI Across Borders, May 2017, Retrieved from papers_2017: http://www.hcixb.org/papers_2017/hcixb17-final-22.pdf

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

Kambunga A. P.: “Inclusive heritage through digital participation?” at the digital 5th Biennial Conference ACHS 2020 FUTURES of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS), 26-30. Aug. 2020.

Kambunga A. P/Smith, R. C./ Winschiers-Theophilius H.: “Decolonizing Participatory Design: Memory making in Namibia” at the “Participatory Design Conference PDC 2020”, 15-19. June 2020.

Kambunga A. P.: “Co-creating Futures with Namibian youth” at the Pivot Conference 2020 “Designing a World of many Centres – Towards the Pluriverse Conference”, 4. June 2020.

Kambunga A. P.: Opening Conference POEM (Horizon 2020). Hamburg, 13-14. Dec. 2018.

Kambunga A. P, Goagoses N. (2018). ‘Enhancing commitment to participatory design initiatives’ [PowerPoint presentation]. Participatory Design Conference. Hasselt, Belgium

Kambunga A. P (2017). ‘Digital Service Adoption Model for the Youths Living in the Informal Settlements’ [Poster Presentation]. HCI Across Borders, CHI Conference 2017. Denver, USA.

Elina Moraitopoulou

Areas of Research

Work Package 2 “Connectivities built by people and groups”
PhD Project 8

Thesis

Young people’s engagement in public memory work for envisioning possible futures: A study inside the Ashoka Changemaker schools in Europe

Abstract:

The research project will study what are the competences, practices, and attitudes that an individual enables to participate in public memory work. It will seek to understand what forms of social organisation support making memories for future possibilities among young people, what encourages participatory memory work (PMW), and under which conditions PMW is empowering for school students.

Supervisors

Mentors

Biography

Academic Qualifications

Oct 2018
Marie Curie PhD fellow at Ashoka UK

Sep 2016-Jun 2018 
Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Approaches of Research and Education AIRE, Speciality: Educational Technologies – EdTech, CRI Paris & Paris V University, Paris, France

Sep 2010-Nov 2015
Diploma Degree on Applied Biology and Technologies, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

Work Experience

Mar – Jun 2018
Educational project impact evaluation, Les Savanturiers – The School of Research, Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity, Paris, France

Oct 2017-Feb 2018
Research and development projects’ documentation, communication and dissemination, Codesign-it!, Paris, France

Jan-Jun 2017 
Project and event coordination, Doing It Together Science-DIToS EU project, Paris, France

Research Interests

  • Participatory research
  • Learning ecosystems
  • School culture
  • Systems change in education

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

Moraitopoulou, E.: “Engaging children and young people in the co-production of memory through multimodal ethnographic research” at the “Remembering Children Workshop” at Nottingham Trent University, UK, 10-11. March 2020.

Moraitopoulou, E.: Opening Conference POEM (Horizon 2020), Hamburg, 13-14. Dec. 2018.

Moraitopoulou, E.: 3rd Scientix Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 4-6. May 2018.

Moraitopoulou, E.: re:publica Connecting Europe, invited speaker on the topic “The Power of Citizen Science in Education”, Thessaloniki, Greece, Sep. 2017.

Moraitopoulou, E.: European Citizen Science Forum – Paris, France, 25. Mar. 2017.

Dydimus Zengenene

Areas of Research

Work Package 3 “Connectivities built by memory modalities”
PhD Project 12

Thesis

Managing participatory ecologies of memory modalities (working title)

Abstract:

The project studies from an ego-centric perspective how people manage their participation in memory work as membership of diverse networks that constitute the personal participatory ecologies between individuals (professionals, non-professionals), collective, and institutional actors. It seeks to understand the memory modalities, and how they facilitate or restrict in each case the participation envisioned by the people. The expected results shall create new knowledge on the professional engagement in memory practices with other actors in society. It will develop a conceptual analytical framework for mapping and visualising participatory ecologies and provide a functioning proof of concept based on a set of open source libraries (e.g. snap.py, scrapy, Python API wrappers for major social media sites) that can be expanded for a source product in the future, or fully or partially, integrated to or implemented with other tools and frameworks.

Supervisors

Mentors

Olle Sköld

Biography

Academic Qualifications

Since Oct 2018
PhD Candidate at the Department of ALM, Uppsala University, Sweden

2010-2012
Joint Master in Digital Library Learning, Oslo Metropolitan University (Norway), Tallin University (Estonia)  and University of Parma (Italy)

2002-2006
BSc Hons in Library and Information Science, National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe

Work Experience

Oct 2016-Sep 2018
Regional Technical Advisor for Information Communication and Knowledge Management – German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), Botswana

Mar 2015-Sep 2016
Infomaster – ICT and Knowledge Management, Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA), Botswana

Oct 2012-Mar 2015
Project Infomaster Regional Agricultural Information and Knowledge System, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, Ghana

Research Interests

  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Virtual Communities
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Linked Open Data

Publications

ZENGENENE D., CASARASA V., MEGHINI C.: Towards a Methodology for Publishing Library Linked Data. In: Catarci T., Ferro N., Poggi A. (Eds): Bridging Between Cultural Heritage Institutions. IRCDL 2013. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 385., Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2014 https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-54347- 0_10.

ZENGENENE D., ANDAY A., FRANCESE E., HUURDEMAN H. & YILMAZ M..: Information Security Issues in a Digital Library Environment: A Literature Review. Information World, 13(1), 117-137, 2012. Retrieved from http://bd.org.tr/index.php/bd/article/viewFile/53/pdf_48.

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

Zengenene, D.: Opening Conference POEM (Horizon 2020), Hamburg, 13-14. Dec. 2018.

Myrto Theocharidou

Areas of Research

Work Package 2 “Connectivities built by people and groups”
PhD Project 9

Thesis

Uses of digital cultural heritage databases for people’s memory and identity work (working title)

Abstract:

The research project will study how online photographic archives maintained by memory forming institutions are used by people and how they may influence national, local, and individual memory and identities. More specifically it examines how people use online photo-graphic archives in memory institutions and the meaning of these uses. Through research is expected to understand the reasons why people use online cultural resources found in memory forming institutions (such as museums, archives, and galleries) and point towards ways that users can be encouraged to use digital cultural heritage resources in a meaningful manner.

Supervisors

Mentors

Fred Truyen
Pino Monaco
Stephanie Norby

Biography

Academic Qualifications

Since Oct 2018
PhD Candidate at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of the Cyprus University of Technologyy

2016-2018
Master of Arts in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education, Aalto University, Finland

2012-2015
Bachelor of Arts in in Visual and Performing Arts in Painting Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, Italy

Work Experience

Jun 2018
Public relations & presentation moderator inSEA 2018, Helsinki (Finland)

Sep 2017
Public relations & presentation moderator 1st International Conference for Disabilities Studies, Arts and Education (Finland)

Jun 2014-present
Volunteer service: International Countryside Anima Fest- Views of the World, Festival’s Social Media management

Jul 2016
Art Educator – Kids Summer School,  Leventis Gallery, Nicosia (Cyprus)

Apr-May 2015
Internship: Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, (Italy)

Research Interests

  • Art Education
  • Museum Education
  • Digital Cultural Heritage
  • Photography

Publications

Moraitopoulou, Elina (forthcoming). Engaging children and young people in the co-production of culture through multimodal ethnographic research. In: TBD (Eds.): Young People, Texts, Cultures. Atlanta: Jeunesse, pp. TBD.

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

Theocharidou, M./ Zisimou, D.: “Happy games, happy days” at digital “Everything Flows Festival”, 28. Nov 2020.

Theocharidou, M./ Tzouganatou, A./ Mucha, F./ Widmaier, L.: “Participatory memory practices: Human-centred approaches to digital heritage collections” at the digital 5th Biennial Conference “ACHS 2020 FUTURES” of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS), 26-30. Aug. 2020.

Theocharidou, M. Research Project at Cyprus Rectors Conference, 1st Doctoral Kolloquium at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 30. Sept. 2019.

Theocharidou, M.: Opening Conference POEM (Horizon 2020), Hamburg, 13-14. Dec. 2018.

Quoc-Tan Tran

Areas of Research

Work Package 3 “Connectivities built by memory modalities”
PhD Project 10

Thesis

Memory modalities in diverse types of memory institutions  (working title)

Abstract:

In the development of a digital collaborative environment that allows memory and cultural institutions to collaborate with the public, there has been a call for institutional users to consider participatory approaches in the project design and implementation. Emerging participatory-interaction practices, amongst which digital storytelling, participatory digital exhibition, digital photo-elicitation, participatory archive, are developing as well as new kinds of memory modalities. The research project has two objectives: a) conduct cross-section research of the digital memory modalities of all involved memory institutions in their socio-technical potential for participatory interaction (in difference to interactivity) and in respect to their specific forms in the diverse types of memory institutions; and b) investigate best practices of memory modalities facilitating participatory approaches will be collected across Europe.

Supervisors

Mentors

Biography

Academic Qualifications

2014-2016
Master of Research in Library and Information Science, University of Lille, France

2008-2012
Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Double Degree), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Work Experience

2017 – May 2018
Systems Designer, Transnational Mark Twain project, University of Lille, France

Feb – Jun 2015
Thesaurus Developer, Galicia Jewish Museum, Poland

2012-2014
Reporter – Cultural Correspondent, Forbes Vietnam magazine, Vietnam

2011-2012
Systems Designer, Smart Art project, Design Factory Melbourne, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Research Interests

  • Language, culture and the organization of knowledge
  • Information ethics and interoperability in e-infrastructures
  • Design anthropology and participatory approaches
  • Digital humanities

Publications

Tran Q.-T./ Fraisse A./ Jenn R. (2018). Crowdsourcing Model for Multilingual Corpus and Knowledge Construction: The Case of Transnational Mark Twain. Zagadnienia Informaji Naukowei [Issues in Information Science], vol. 56, n°1, p. 21-32.

Tran Q.-T. (2018). Knowledge Organization Systems and Cultural Interoperability in Open Humanitarian Settings. In Proceedings of the the 15th International ISKO Conference, Porto, Portugal, July 2018.

Tran Q.-T./ Fraisse A./ Jenn R./ Paroubek P./ Fishkin S. F. (2018). TransLiTex: A Parallel Corpus of Translated Literary Texts. In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018), Miyazaki, Japan, May 2018.

Tran Q.-T. (2017). Ethically Responsible Knowledge Organization Systems: Towards an Intercultural User Interface. Zagadnienia Informaji Naukowei [Issues in Information Science], vol. 55, n°2, p. 16-29.

Tran, Q.-T. (2017). The Emergence of the Digital Humanities: An Epistemological Cartography of Thematic Issues in French Academic Journals. In Proceedings of AIUCD 2017 Conference & 3rd EADH Day, Rome, Italy, p. 179-184.

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

Tran, Q.-T./Zwart, I. / Kist, C./ Boersma, S.: “Infrastructures and future possibilities for the participation” at the digital 5th Biennial Conference “ACHS 2020 FUTURES” of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS), 26-30. Aug. 2020.

Tran, Q.-T.: “Infrastructural qualities of participatory memory work” at the “Connecting Memories 2020 Symposium”, University of Edinburgh, UK, 29. June 2020.

Tran, Q.-T.: “Assembling infrastructures: Potentials of digital infrastructures for public engagement and participation in memory institutions” at the University of Uppsala, 17. Dec. 2019.

Tran, Q.-T.: “Infrastructural becoming as a provisional process: ‘What does open mean to you?’ at the international large-scale conference “Infrastructures and Inequalities: Media Industries, Digital Cultures and Politics” from the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), University of Helsinki, Finland, 21-22. Nov. 2019.

Tran, Q.-T./ Tzouganatou, A./ Krueckeberg, J.: Fishbowl Discussion at 100th anniversary panel of the Institute of European Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology at the 42. Congress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde [Congress of the German Society for Folklore], Hamburg, 7-10. Oct. 2019.

Tran, Q.-T.: Opening Conference POEM (Horizon 2020), Hamburg, 13-14. Dec. 2018.

Tran, Q.-T. (2017). Ethical Dimension in Knowledge Organization Systems and Applicable Architecture for Intercultural Interface Design. The 4th International Scientific Conference Information Science in the Age of Change – Innovative Information Services, Warsaw, Poland, May 2017.

Tran Q.-T./ Fraisse, A./ Jenn, R./ Takhtoukh, S. (2017). Merging Crowdsourcing and Computational Approaches for Digital Humanities. The 4th International Scientific Conference Information Science in the Age of Change – Innovative Information Services (15-16 May 2017), Warsaw, Poland.

Tran Q.-T./ Fraisse, A./ Jenn, R./ Fishkin, S. F. (2017). A Crowdsourcing-based Approach to Data Collection. Symposium Citizen Humanities and Networked Power: Crowdsourcing and the academy in the age of social media, Stanford, United States, October 2017.

Teaching

Summer term 2021 “Being digital: Technologies, materiality and social construction” at the University of Hamburg

Summer term 2020 “Platform society and infrastructures of everyday life” at the University of Hamburg

Winter term 2019/2020 “Networked culture: information, network society and new forms of knowledge” at the University of Hamburg

Areas of Research

Work Package 1 “Connectivities built by institutions”
PhD Project 4

Thesis

Extending and internalising participatory practices: towards an incorporation of multiple cultural memories in ethnographical representations in the museum

Abstract:

This research project draws on the rapid increase of projects with and about refugees since the refugee protection crisis in 2015. It reflects on past and ongoing projects in museums that engage(d) recent flight migrants through participatory practices. Through collaborative rather than authoritative practices, museums aim to incorporate multiple cultural memories in the ethnographic representations that constitute the museum discourse. The research project maps participatory practices with refugees in cultural, historical and ethnographic museums and discusses the possibilities of increasing their long-term effective presence for (the) museum(s), participants and the public. It addresses the representation of memory within institutional frameworks and both the prospective and achieved goals of the different participants in these projects. Through measuring the projects’ impact on the museums’ collections, practices and discourses, as well as on the involved participants, the project sets out to define and possibly increase the sustainability of these museum projects.

Supervisors

Mentors

Biography

Academic Qualifications

Oct 2018
PhD Candidate at Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Berlin, and the Institute of European Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology, University of Hamburg, Germany

2015-2016
Master of Arts in Art Museum and Gallery Studies, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

2012-2015
Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with a minor in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Bologna, Italy

2011-2015
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Work Experience

Nov 2017-Sep 2018
Exhibitions Manager at Atelier Van Lieshout, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Nov 2016-Nov 2017
Programme Assistant at S1 Artspace, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Oct 2016-Nov 2017
Dutch Language Teaching Assistant at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Jul 2016-Oct 2017
Curator (freelance) at LifeSpace Science Art Research Centre, University of Dundee, United Kingdom

Nov 2015-Jul 2016
Workshop Facilitator at Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester, United Kingdom

Feb 2015-Nov 2015
Office Assistant, Het Balletorkest (Dutch Ballet Orchestra), Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Nov 2013-May 2014
Marketing & Communication Assistant at ICKamsterdam (Modern Dance Company), Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Research Interests

  • Participation and Community Engagement
  • Contemporary Curatorial Practices
  • Communicating Cultural Heritage
  • Digital Museum Practices
  • (Interpreting) Public Sculpture

Publications

Boersma, S (2021). Aandacht voor ‘de vluchteling’ – Stereotype represenatie van vlucht in musea. In: Boekman Extra #23. Boekmanstichting.

Boersma, S./ Chahine, A. / Mucha, F. / Zwart, I. (2021). The Archive of Forgotten Memories: A Participatory Process of Reflexivity. In: Eidenhiser, I./ Tietmeyer, E./ Boersma, S. (Eds.): What’s Missing? Collecting and Exhibiting Europe. Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Vol. 24. Berlin: Reimer Verlag, pp. 241-245.

Boersma, S. (2020). Facilitators of Integration? The Potential Role of Museums in Integration as a Two-Way Process. In: Museological Review (24). Leicester, University of Leicester, pp. 114-124.

Boersma, S./ Hutchinson, L. (Ed.): Sculpture Park Hill. A social history of the sculpture park’s location. Sheffield: S1 Artspace, 2017.

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

Boersma, S./ Tran, Q.-T./Zwart, I./ Kist, C.: “Infrastructures and future possibilities for the participation” at the digital 5th Biennial Conference “ACHS 2020 FUTURES” of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS), 26-30. Aug. 2020.

Boersma, S.: ‘The museum as a facilitator: Stimulating the integration of recent refugees in Berlin’, ASA19 Conference on ‘Anthropological Perspectives on Global Challenges’, University of East Anglia, UK, September 2019.

Boersma, S./ Zwart, I./Mucha, F.: POEM One Stop Shop “Digital Archives of Forgotten Memories” at the 20th anniversary conference “What’s Missing? Collecting and Exhibiting Europe, Museum of European Cultures (SPK), Berlin, 25. June 2019.

Boersma, S.: ‘Extending and internalising participatory practices’, POEM Opening Conference on ‘Participatory Memory Practices: Connectivities, Empowerment, and Recognition of Cultural Heritages in Mediatized Memory Ecologies’, Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, DE, December 2018.

Boersma, S.: ‘Q&A with Dr Rastko Sknepnek and Susanne Boersma’, Dundee Science Festival, Dundee, UK, November 2017.

Boersma, S.: ‘Interpreting Public Sculpture’, Museum Studies Dissertation Conference, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK, June 2016.

Anne Chahine

Areas of Research

Work Package 2 “Connectivities built by people and groups”
PhD Project 7

Thesis

Future memory making: Co-creating (post-) colonial imaginations with youth from Greenland and Denmark (working title)

Abstract:

The research project engages young people in Greenland and Denmark in collaboratively exploring and experimenting with everyday memories of colonialism and their effects upon present identities. Using digital technology and visual media, the projects will research/use everyday stories and identities, local archives, and other resources and analogue materials, to collectively prototype representations of alternative colonial narratives and imaginations. Engaging the youths in researching and prototyping future memories will be a way of creating agency in the present: technologically empowered through engagement with digital and visual media; and situated in potential new worlds in which their voices become an active part of the collective consciousness and commemoration.

Youths in Greenland grow up in a context where important elements of their history are forgotten or at least underexposed in a colonial frame of interpretation. There are indications that these forgotten elements of their history may have great relevance for their emerging sense of identity and agency in the present. Cultural institutions use digital and visual media to create new forms of public engagement with history and memory inside their institutions. But they often neglect the social histories of marginalized communities and elide voices that could provide an alternative reading of historical imaginaries. Building upon design anthropological modes of research and knowledge construction the project will contribute to the development of new methodologies and concepts for 1) researching and intervening in the formation of political and personal memories and their effects on young generations, 2) developing distinct methodologies for collaborative visualization and digitalization of future memory creation. 3) researching the dynamic between alternative and prevailing historical narrations.

The project understands design anthropology as a field of research that liberates the researcher and his or her correspondents from potentially outmoded forms of knowledge production. The concept of design as in future-making is taken out of the hand of the elite and relocated among ordinary people in their everyday setting. Collaboration and the idea of doing research with rather than about are at the core of the discipline and will guide this research in the development of the methodological approach. The traditional lone researcher becomes an active practitioner working in multidisciplinary teams.

Supervisors

Mentors

Biography

Academic Qualifications

Oct 2018
PhD Candidate at the Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University, Denmark

2014-2016
Master of Arts in Visual and Media Anthropology, Free University Berlin, Germany

2010-2014
Bachelor of Arts in Media Design, University of Applied Science Cologne, Germany

Work Experience

2018
Volunteer | ZAKIRA (“Memory” in Arabic) – The Image Festival Association Archival and Digitization Work | Beirut, Lebanon

2016
Internship | Science Editorial Department Visual History. Institutions and Media of Visual Memory – online reference resource for historical visual research Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung – Center for Contemporary History Potsdam, Germany

2004-2018
Self-Employment | Founder of the sole proprietorship PixelmarieConception, design, media planning, consulting and support of AV productions; integral project handling in the fields of event, architecture, installations, broadcast and theater

Research Interests

  • Memory and Heritage Studies
  • Decolonizing Methodologies
  • Visual and Media Anthropology
  • Design Anthropology
  • Ethnographic Film

Publications

Chahine, A./ Boersma, S./ Mucha, F./ Zwart, I. (2020, in publication). The Archive of Forgotten Memories: A Participatory Process of Reflexivity. In: What’s Missing? Collecting and Exhibiting Europe. Berlin, TBD.

Chahine, A. (2017) Power of the Past. Eine ostdeutsche Familiengeschichte (A History of an East German Family). In: Zeitgeschichte Online, March 2017 www.zeitgeschichte-online.de/film/power-past

Chahine, A. (2016) Looking for Mr. Right Now. In: Journal of Visual and Media Anthropology, Vol. 2 No.1, 2016 Published by the Research Area Visual and Media Anthropology Freie Universität Berlin, www.visual-anthropology.fu-berlin.de/journal/Vol_2_1_2016/Looking-for- Mr_-Right-Now/index.html

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

Chahine, A.: “Heritage and Time” at the digital 5th Biennial Conference “ACHS 2020 FUTURES” of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS), 26-30. Aug. 2020.

Chahine, A.: Chaired Session “Visual Ethics and Knowledge Creation” at the joint conference “Changing Climates”. Canadian Anthropology Society and American Anthropological Association (CASCA-AAA), Vancouver, Canada, 20-24. Nov. 2019.

Chahine, A.: “Co-Creating Future Memories with Greenlands Youth: Using Participatory Methods in Visual and Design Anthropological Framework” at the joint conference “Changing Climates”. Canadian Anthropology Society and American Anthropological Association (CASCA-AAA), Vancouver, Canada, 20-24. Nov. 2019.

Chahine, A.: “Crafting the Future of the Visual Essay” at the “Visual Anthropology Network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists”. University of Antwerp, NL, 13. Sept. 2019.

Chahine, A.: “The Future Memory Collection: An Online Archive and Virtual Exhibition Space” at the international symposium “The Nordic Eye (and Mind) meets the South. Visual Anthropology and Cultural Critique in the Nordic Countries and in Northern Cameroon. The Arctic University of Norway, 26-29. Aug. 2019.

Chahine, A.: Opening Conference POEM (Horizon 2020), Hamburg, 13-14. Dec. 2018.

Chahine, A. (2017, November). Memory is Not About the Past. Walking as a method. Accessing different layers of memory in relation to urban space. Paper accepted at the 33rd Annual Visual Research Conference in Washington, D.C.

Chahine, A. (2017, October). Memory is Not About the Past. Walking as a method. Accessing different layers of memory in relation to urban space. Project presentation accepted at the GAA-Conference 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

18th Beirut Exchange (Exhibition, 2017, June). Professional and Academic Direct Engagement Conference by Mideastwire.com in Beirut, Lebanon.

Teaching

Winter term 2020/21 “Audiovisual and Collaborative Research Design” at Aarhus University

Winter term 2019/20 “Camera as Cultural Critique” at Aarhus University and “Introduction to Visual Forms of Inquiry” at the University of Greenland

Franziska Mucha

Areas of Research

Work Package 1 “Connectivities built by institutions”
PhD Project 2

Thesis

Co-creative events for engagement with digital cultural heritage collections

Abstract:

More and more cultural heritage institutions digitise their collections aiming to unlock potentials of accessibility, usefulness, and meaning to a new variety of users. However, there is a lack of robust knowledge about what exactly enables successful engagement with digital collections. This project aims to narrow this gap by investigating the relationships of three stakeholder groups participating in co-creative use of collections: museum practitioners, active users, and Open GLAM community members. It focuses on three main research questions:

  • What are the challenges and benefits of co-creative events for these stakeholders?
  • How do these stakeholders collaborate and what are the factors impacting their collaboration?
  • What is the role of digital reuse and creative practice in engaging users with cultural heritage collections?

These questions are examined in three co-creative events: a hackathon about discomforting objects on display at The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Scotland; a Coding da Vinci hackathon with openly licensed digital cultural collections in Dortmund, Germany; and a workshop for remixing museum objects with digital tools at the Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Berlin, Germany. The methodology focuses on participants’ collaborative and creative processes and combines ethnographic methods with practice research, using participant observation, creative workshops, interviews, and surveys.

The research provides multi-faceted insights into reusing digital collections and highlights the crucial role of social motivations, media practices, and institutional contexts for engagement. The findings suggest that, in order to unfold the social potential of collections, digitisation needs to be complemented with socio-affective spaces in which diverse participants can develop relationships, negotiate meanings, and explore uses of cultural heritage. The thesis thus outlines practice-oriented approaches for effectively supporting these processes.

Supervisors

Mentors

Biography

Academic Qualifications

Since Oct 2018
PhD Candidate at the School of Humanities – Information Studies, University of Glasgow, UK

2016-2017
Diploma degree in Cultural Studies and Aesthetical Communication, University of Hildesheim Foundation, Germany (German equivalent to combined Bachelor+Master Study)

Major: Literature and Media, Minor: Fine Arts and Politics

2008-2013
Scholarship holder Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation

Jun 2010-Jun 2011
Erasmus Student at NTNU Trondheim, Norway

Work Experience

Mar 2016-Sep 2018 
Curator for Digital Museum Practice, Historical Museum Frankfurt, Germany

Oct 2015-Feb 2016
Freelance Curator, Editor of urban district portraits

Oct 2013-Sep 2015
Trainee (Volontariat), Historical Museum Frankfurt, Germany

2016-2017
Project Manager, Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria

Research Interests

  • Crowdsourcing and community-sourcing: co-creative generation of content and knowledge in memory work
  • Participatory museum practices: patterns of engagements and levels of participation – collaborative, cooperative and co-creative framework
  • Building connectivities in museums: outreach and community-building, relationship management and changing roles from curators to moderators
  • Digital museum practices: open culture, born-digital objects, user-centred-design, digital strategy

Publications

Mucha, F./ Oswald, K.(2021, in publication). Partizipationsorientierte Wissensgenerierung und Citizen Science im Museum. In: Henning Mohr/Diana Modarressi-Tehrani (eds.). Museen der Zukunft. Trends und Herausforderungen eines innovationsorientierten Kulturmanagements. Bielefeld, Transkript-Verlag.

Mucha, F./ Boersma, S./ Chahine, A./ Zwart, I. (2020, in publication).The Archive of Forgotten Memories: A Participatory Process of Reflexivity. In: What’s Missing? Collecting and Exhibiting Europe. Berlin, TBD.

Mucha, F./ Kist, C./  (2020, in publication). Digitally enabled participation in exhibitions: empowering social platforms. In: Exponat – Raum – Interaktion. Perspektiven für das Kuratieren digitaler Ausstellungen. Göttingen, Vandenhoek & Ruprecht.

Mucha, F./ Clark, H.-L./ Gambell, S./ MacLean, R./ Rankin, M./ Rowan, R. (2019). Global History Hackathon Playbook Version 1.1: Practical Guidance for Hosting a Hackathon for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Glasgow, University of Glasgow.

Mucha, F. City Lab Digital – a Participative Platform for Collecting.

Mucha, F. Stadtlabor Digital – Eine Partizipative Sammlungsplattform. In: Bienert, Andreas et al. (Hrsg.) Konferenzband EVA Berlin 2016. Elektronische Medien & Kunst, Kultur und Historie: 23. Berliner Veranstaltung der internationalen EVA-Serie Electronic Media and Visual Arts, Heidelberg: arthistoricum.net, 2017 (2016) (EVA Berlin, Band 23).

Interviews, Blogs & Podcasts

Mucha, F. (2020). Museums and the practice of digital co-creation. In: TheHeritageLab.in [Audio-Podcast].

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

Mucha, F./ Theocharidou, M./ Widmaier, L./ Tzouganatou, A.: “Participatory memory practices: Human-centred approaches t digital heritage collections” at the digital 5th Biennial Conference “ACHS 2020 FUTURES” of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS), 26-30. Aug. 2020.

Mucha, F./ Zwart, I./ Boersma, S.: POEM One Stop Shop “Digital Archives of Forgotten Memories (OSS)” at the 20th anniversary conference “What’s Missing? Collecting and Exhibiting Europa, Museum of European Cultures (SPK), Berlin, 25. June 2019.

Mucha, F.: Research outline at “Postdigital Day”, University of Glasgow, UK, 26. April 2019.

Mucha, F.: Opening Conference POEM (Horizon 2020), Hamburg, 13-14. Dec. 2018.

Mucha, F.: “User-zentriert und born-digital – der digitale Kulturwandel im Museum” at the symposium “Das digitale Objekt”, Deutsches Museum, München, 5. Dec. 2018.

Mucha, F.: “Use the Museum. Participatory Memory Practices” at the workshop “Daring Participation!” of the H2020 REACH project, 20. Nov. 2018.

Mucha, F.: „What is Digital Museum Practice? How Museums Can Connect with Digital Culture”, paper delivered at Museum-And-Internet conference. (Original title: “Was ist digitale Museumspraxis? Wie Museen an die Kultur der Digitalität anknüpfen können“ Präsentation bei der MAI-Tagung, Potsdam, Germany (14.5.2018).)

Mucha, F.: „Digital Media: between interaction, engagement and participation. Module I: museum educational conditions, contexts and concepts”, lecture and workshop at Bundesakademie Wolfenbüttel. (Original title: „Digitale Medien: Zwischen Interaktion, Teilhabe und Partizipation. Modul I: Museumspädagogische Bedingungen, Kontexte und Konzepte”, Vortrag und Workshop in der Bundesakademie Wolfenbüttel, Wolfenbüttel, Germany (8.-10.3.2018).)

Mucha, F.: „Digital Museum Practice: User First!”, paper delivered at autumn meeting of Deutscher Museumsbund Public Relations working group. (Original title: „Digitale Museumspraxis: User First!“ Präsentation auf der Herbsttagung des DMB Arbeitskreis Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Frankfurt, Germany (23.11.2017).)

Jennifer Krueckeberg

Areas of Research

Work Package 3 “Connectivities built by memory modalities”
PhD Project 11

Thesis

Modalities of personal memory work (working title)

Abstract:

The research project will study ordinary people’s practices of doing personal memory work, the forms and the materials they use therefore. It will focus on the practical aspects of collecting, maintaining, and retrieving personal remembrances, as well as the meanings given to the personal memory work. The expected results shall create a typology of individuals’ memory modalities since a variation across people of different lifestyle groups, ages, and social backgrounds can be supposed.

Supervisors

Mentors

Biography

Academic Qualifications

Oct 2018
PhD Candidate at the Institute of European Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology, University of Hamburg, Germany

2013-2015 
Master of Research in Anthropology, Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom

2012-2013
Master of Arts in Anthropology and Cultural Politics, Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom

2011-2012
Exchange Student, Keio University, Japan

2008-2012
Bachelor of Arts (Dual-degree) in Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies, University of Cologne, Germany.

Work Experience

2017 – 2018
Lead Researcher at Big Brother Watch, London, United Kingdom

2016-2017
Client Services Manager at MarkMonitor (part of Thomson Reuters), London, United Kingdom

2013-2016
International Project Manager at Leftfield, London, United Kingdom

Research Interests

  • Human and non-human relationships
  • Digital ethnography
  • Identity and representation
  • Applied anthropology
  • Personal memory making

Publications

Carlo, S., Krueckeberg, J. (ed) (2018): The State of Surveillance in 2018. Big Brother Watch.

Carlo, S., Krueckeberg, J., Ferris, G. (2018): FaceOff – the unlawful growth of facial recognition in UK policing. Big Brother Watch.

Interviews, Blogs & Podcasts

Krückeberg, J. (2019). Remembering together – but how? In: Uni-Hamburg.de [Weblog].

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

Krueckeberg, J.: “Creating the past for future selves – exploring digital memory making practices of young people” RAI2020: Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future, 14-18 Sept. 2020.

Krueckeberg, J./ Tran, Q.-T./ Tzouganatou, A.: “Fishbowl Discussion at 100th anniversary panel of the Institute of European Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology at the 42. Congress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde [Congress of the German Society for Folklore]”, 7-10 Oct. 2019.

Krueckeberg, J.: “Modalities of Personal Memory Making”. POEM Opening Conference on ‘Participatory Memory Practices: Connectivities, Empowerment, and Recognition of Cultural Heritages in Mediatized Memory Ecologies’, Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, 13-14 Dec. 2018.

Teaching

Summer term 2020 “Colloquium: Digital memory – (re)shaping remembering and forgetting in the computer age” at the University of Hamburg

Summer term 2019 “Community building in the digital age – performing, imagining and constructing identity online” at the University of Hamburg

Angeliki Tzouganatou

Areas of Research

Work Package 3 “Connectivities built by memory modalities”
PhD Project 13

Thesis

Internet ecologies of open knowledge as future memory modalities (working title)

Abstract:

The research project will study conditions for the openness of data and business models of sharing cultural materials of public and private providers. It will investigate the diverse qualities of openness of cultural data provided by memory institutions and private providers, i.e. public and private aggregators of cultural data (e.g. Europeana, Digital Repository of Ireland, Google Cultural Institute, Wikimedia), and social media platforms (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr) on the Internet. The expected results shall create a critical analysis of current models and narratives for cultural online production and distribution online of cultural information as well as proposals for new economic and social models for production and distribution that are open compatible. Knowledge on open data, science and technology studies, internet economy is an advantage.

Supervisors

Mentors

Biography

Academic Qualifications

Since 10/2018
PhD Candidate at the Institute of European Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology, University of Hamburg, Germany

2016-2017
Master of Science in Digital Heritage, University of York, United Kingdom

2010-2016
Bachelor in History and Archaeology, University of Athens, Greece

2014
Erasmus student at the University of Bologna, Italy

Work Experience

July 2018
Research Assistant of the CONCH project, University of York, United Kingdom

2017-2018
Digital Media, Marketing and Communications Intern at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), Athens, Greece

2017-2018
Research Assistant (User-Centred Design and Production) of the EMOTIVE project, University of York, United Kingdom

2016-2017
Placement at Leeds Museum & Galleries in Digital Curation, United Kingdom

2015 – 2016
Exhibition Assistant at the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

Research Interests

  • Digital Heritage
  • Cultural Heritage Management

Publications

Roussou, M., Perry, S., Katifori, A., Vassos, S., Tzouganatou, A., McKinney, S. (2019). Transformation through Provocation? Designing a ‘Bot of Conviction’ to Challenge Conceptions and Evoke Critical Reflection. In: CHI ’19 Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Glasgow, Scotland, 4-9 May. New York: ACM. Paper No. 627.

Tzouganatou, A. (2018). Can Heritage Bots Thrive? Toward Future Engagement in Cultural Heritage. Advances in Archaeological Practice,6(4), 377-383. https://doi.org/10.1017/aap.2018.32

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

Tzouganatou, A./Mucha, F./Theocharidou, M./ Widmaier, L.: “Participatory memory practices: Human-centred approaches to digital heritage collections” at the digital 5th Biennial Conference “ACHS 2020 FUTURES” of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS), 26-30. Aug. 2020.

Tzouganatou, A.: “Opening up Platform Economy for Accessible Digital Heritage Knowledge” at the IRS seminar “Spaces of Emergence – Emergent Spaces” hosted by the Leibnitz Institute for Spatial Social Research, Berlin, 22. Jan. 2020.

Tzouganatou, A./Krueckeberg, J./Tran, Q.: Fishbowl Discussion at 100th anniversary panel of the Institute of European Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology at the 42. Congress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde [Congress of the German Society for Folklore], Hamburg, 7-10. Oct. 2019.

Tzouganatou, A.: Opening Conference POEM (Horizon 2020), Hamburg, 13-14. Dec. 2018.

Tzouganatou, A., Vakondios, E. (2018). “City’s memories and narratives through new technologies, the implementation of chatbot”. Archaeological Dialogues, Panel ‘Urban Landscape and New Technologies’ (co-chairing the session), Athens, Greece (May 2018).

Tzouganatou, A., McKinney, S., Perry, S. (2018). “Chatbots for museums and heritage sites: all hype or promising strategy? A case study in building ChatÇat, a ‘bot of conviction’ for Çatalhöyük”. Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference, Tübingen, Germany (19-23 March 2018).

Teaching

Winter term 2020/21 “Critical approaches to digital culture: towards open and fair ecologies” at the University of Hamburg

Summer term 2019 “Colloquium: Open Knowledge in the heritage sector: Reflecting dissemination, interpretation & accessibility of knowledge” at the University of Hamburg

Inge Zwart

Areas of Research

Work Package 1 “Connectivities built by institutions”
PhD Project 1

Thesis

Professional take on participation (working title)

Abstract:

This project focuses on how professionals in memory institutions (archives, libraries, museums) cope with the requirements of PMW in their daily work. How they are conceptualising their work in relation to what participatory heritage means, how they can integrate participatory ideas and concepts in their professional practices, and how they relate to participation of underprivileged groups. Building case studies, I study professionals’ concepts and understandings of participation in its variety; considering amongst others, job roles, gender aspects, and institutional infrastructures. Doing so, I hope to create a better understanding of the European professional take on ‘participation’.

Supervisors

Mentors

Biography

Academic Qualifications

2015-2017
Master of Arts in Public Humanities, Brown University, USA

2011-2015
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Work Experience

2018
Program Assistant Faculty Led and Custom Programs, CIEE Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017-2018
PR and Communications, Mapping Slavery research project, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017
Exhibit Researcher and Content Developer, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

2016-2017
Research Assistant Public Humanities, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

2017
Grants & Program Evaluation Intern, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Providence, RI, USA

2015-2016
Communications Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator, UPP Arts, Providence, RI, USA

2012-2015
Museum Educator, Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, the Netherlands

Research Interests

  • Public humanities
  • Collective/Public memory
  • Colonial and slavery heritage of the Netherlands

Publications

Zwart, I./ Boersma, S./ Chahine, A./ Mucha, F./  (2020, in publication). The Archive of Forgotten Memories: A Participatory Process of Reflexivity. In: What’s Missing? Collecting and Exhibiting Europe. Berlin, TBD.

Zwart, Inge S.; Sabina, G. Weistra: Grenzeloos Actief: Grensoverschrijdende Samenwerking en Identiteitsvorming in Koewacht. In: Onderzoeksrapport Grensoverschijdende Identiteit en Maatschappelijk Middenveld In Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, Middelburg: University College Roosevelt, 2014.

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

Zwart, I./Tran, Q.-T./ Kist, C./ Boersma, S.: “Infrastructures and future possibilities for the participation” at the digital 5th Biennial Conference “ACHS 2020 FUTURES” of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS), 26-30. Aug. 2020.

Zwart, I.: Research project and POEM One Stop Shop “Digital Archive of Forgotten Memories” (OSS) at the “Digital Cultural Heritage Day” at the Digital Humanities Lab, Uppsala University, 18. Feb. 2020.

Zwart, I.: “What do I research? Life of a PhD student” for the master programme course “Theories and Methods for ALM, Uppsala University, 14. Jan. 2020.

Zwart, I./ Mucha, F./ Boersma, S.: POEM One Stop Shop “Digital Archive of Forgotten Memories” (OSS) at the 20th anniversary conference “What’s Missing? Collecting and Exhibiting Europe”, Museum of European Cultures (SPK), Berlin, 25. June 2019.

Zwart, I.: Opening Conference POEM (Horizon 2020), Hamburg, 13-14. Dec. 2018.

Zwart, I.: “Dutch Slavery and Colonialism in the Museum Across Postcolonial Boundaries”, Conference paper at Memories de l’Esclavage et de la Colonisation: Historiographie, Arts, Musées, Le Mans Université, France, November 2017.

Zwart, I.: “Day of Public Humanities”, Lighting Talk at North Eastern Public Humanities Consortium, Newark New Jersey, USA, April 2017.

Zwart, I.: “Memorializing Slavery and Dutch Colonialism”, Guest Lecture at Brown University, Department of Africana Studies, Slavery, Materiality, and Memorialization, Providence, USA, March 2017.

Areas of Research

Work Package 2 “Connectivities built by people and groups”
PhD Project 5

Thesis

Sharing vs. collecting: biographical memories and digital death (working title)

Abstract: The project will reflect upon personal memory practices in the digital realm, and questions online repositories as durable archives of memories. It attempts to understand common practices and challenges of what happens to people’s online and public lives, for instance, on social media, when they die.

Supervisors

Biography

Academic Qualifications

Oct 2018
PhD Candidate at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology

2008-2009
Master of Arts in Photography and Urban Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom

2005-2008
Bachelor in Communication and Cultural Management, Zeppelin University, Germany

Work Experience

2015-2018
Lecturer at University of Hamburg, Germany

2009-2018
Founding and leading a full-service digital agency

Research Interests

  • (visual) sociology
  • internet studies
  • photography
  • urban (sub)cultures

Publications

Widmaier, L. (2021). „So viel vom Leben findet in den Geräten statt …“ Ein Leitfaden zur Nachlassvorsorge für digitale Daten. In: Bestattungskultur, 2021(4), FVB, pp. 34-36. 

Widmaier, L. (2020).Da ist noch etwas für die Ewigkeit: Das digitale Erbe und seine Bedeutung für Trauer und Erinnerung. In: Bestattungskultur (6). Düsseldorf, Bundesverband Deutscher Bestatter e.V., S. 38-40 (English translation).

Interviews, Blogs & Podcasts

Widmaier, L. (2020). What happens to my digital legacy after my death? In: MemoryandYouth.com [Weblog].

Widmaier, L./ Lander, H.(2020). Die digitale Trauer ersetzt die analoge nicht. In: Heike-Lander.de [Weblog].

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

Widmaier, L.: “Heritage & death in digital futures” at the digital 5th Biennial Conference “ACHS 2020 FUTURES” of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS), 26-30. Aug. 2020.

Widmaier, L.: “Memory & Death in the Digital Society” at Cyprus Rectors Conference, 1st Doctoral Kolloquium at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 30. Sept. 2019.

Widmaier, L.: “Divide-and-conquer: Artistic approaches to curate the web” at IIPC Web Archiving Conference 2019, National and University Library in Zagreb, Croatia, 6-7. June 2019.

Widmaier, L.: Opening Conference POEM (Horizon 2020), Hamburg, 13-14. Dec. 2018.

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