Events 2020

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Engaging with the Visual History of the Holocaust Through Digital Curation: The Case of the VHH-Media Management and Search Infrastructure

Presentation by Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann and Ingo Zechner at the online-conference "Software for the Past (SfP) 2020", Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee

Tuesday, 08.12.2020, 17:30 to Tuesday, 08.12.2020, 17:50

Films often serve as mediated forms of engaging with the past. However, their images have their own history which stretches beyond what they actually depict. This is particularly true for the films created by allied cameramen during and after the liberation of concentration camps and other atrocity sites. They were intended to serve as evidence of the Nazi crimes and have informed our visual memory of the Holocaust ever since.

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In Focus: Approaching the Visual History of the Holocaust through Digital Technology

Presentation by Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann and Ingo Zechner at the virtual international workshop "Using Holocaust Documents Online: The Changing Relationship Between the Archivist and the Users", Yad Vashem, Jerusalem

Tuesday, 24.11.2020, 16:00 to Tuesday, 24.11.2020, 17:30

In their presentation, Ingo Zechner and Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann reflect on the paradoxical situation that – under certain circumstances – remote access may bring users closer to archival documents than ordinary historiographic use or even on-site examination of archival collections. They also discuss the changing roles of archivists and experts in digital environments, in which they share the same information and the same tools as other users. Finally, they raise the question how cataloguing changes if cataloguers are partially replaced with artificial intelligence.

Overscan Detection in Digitized Analog Films by Precise Sprocket Hole Segmentation

Paper presentation by Daniel Helm at the conference "15th International Symposium on Visual Computing"

Monday, 05.10.2020, 10:30
Virtual (San Diego, US)

Automatic video analysis is explored in order to understand and interpret real-world scenes automatically

Digital Holocaust Memory - Observations before and since COVID-19

Online Discussion on Digital Holocaust Memory with a presentation by Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann

Wednesday, 15.07.2020, 14:30

How does Holocaust memory change in the digital age, and what effect does the COVID-19 pandemic have?

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NonAV Metadata (Citavi)

Wednesday, 27.05.2020, 13:00 to Wednesday, 27.05.2020, 17:00

The specification of the NonAV part of the VHH-EFG Metadata Schema is the aim of this mini-workshop.

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Seeing the Camps: Exploring the Visual Memory of the Holocaust

Online lecture by Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Europe from National Socialism

Wednesday, 13.05.2020, 16:00

How did the films from the liberated concentration camps shape the visual memory of the Holocaust?

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Consortium & Review Meeting

[Cancelled due to COVID-19!]

Wednesday, 11.03.2020, 09:15 to Friday, 13.03.2020, 17:00

The annual VHH Consortium Meeting is combined with the first review of the project by the European Commission.

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Thursday, 13.02.2020, 13:15 to Friday, 14.02.2020, 17:30

The aim of this workshop is the implementation of Citavi workflows.

Ethics of the Visible and the Displayable

Panel Discussion with Michael Loebenstein at the international symposium "Ethiken des Kuratierens", Universität Hildesheim

Sunday, 02.02.2020, 10:00 to Sunday, 02.02.2020, 11:30

The VHH project's curatorial framework and ethical principles presented and debated in a discussion on ethics and curation

A media archeology of destruction. Exploring the visual history of the Holocaust

Presentation by Michael Loebenstein at the Prague Visual History and Digital Humanities Conference 2020

Monday, 27.01.2020, 12:45 to Monday, 27.01.2020, 14:30

On the vision to expand current notions of “digital curation” of historical resources

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75 Years after 1945: Liberation - A Moment in Time

Screening of audiovisual essays produced by students from the Hebrew University, with Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann

Monday, 27.01.2020, 17:00 to Monday, 27.01.2020, 18:30

What can the Allied films from the liberated camps tell us today, 75 years after the end of the war?

Soviet Film Archives in the Light of Digital Humanities

Presentation by Irina Tcherneva and Valérie Pozner at the Workshop 'Cinema History and Digital Humanities'

Thursday, 23.01.2020, 10:00 to Friday, 24.01.2020, 18:00
Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris Nord

What epistemological and methodological questions are raised by the advanced digitization and automated analysis of Soviet liberation footage stored at major archives in former Soviet Union republics?

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Connecting the Fragments @Engaging the Past: Visual History of the Holocaust in the Digital Age

Presentation by Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann at the Conference "Visualising the Holocaust: The Next Generation", Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva

Thursday, 16.01.2020, 10:00
Beer Sheva

How can the visual history of the Holocaust been mediated in engaging ways to the next generation?