Conference: “Unlocking Sources – The First World War online & Europeana”

2013-11-27 | On 30 and 31 January 2014, the two-day international conference “Unlocking sources. The First World War online & Europeana” will take place at the Berlin State Library, Berlin, Germany. The conference is organised by  the Berlin State Library together with the Department of History at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF e.V., Facts & Files and the Europeana Foundation. Attendance is free and registration is now open.

Representatives from research and teaching, mediation of history and education will discuss the possibilities and limits of digital access to material about the First World War and review – from different perspectives – the contributions which have been made in the past years. The conference will focus on the use of digital sources: How do digitized holdings fit into research and teaching and the transfer of knowledge in the classroom? What can different online activities contribute to the “Digital Humanities”? Which ideas can be developed regarding the mediation of history in museums and which media can be developed for this purpose? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the existing and the newly created online offerings? There will be a critical discussion and reflection at the panels and innovative projects approaching the theme “First World War” via digital media, will introduce themselves to a broad public.


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