Events 2022

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Documenting Nazi Crimes through Film: Soviet Union, 1942–1945

VHH Conference organized by the Centre for Russian, Caucasian Studies and Central European Studies (CERCEC/CNRS) in cooperation with the Mémorial de la Shoah

Thursday, 24.11.2022, 09:30 to Sunday, 27.11.2022, 16:30
Paris

This conference discusses the atrocity films recorded by Soviet cameramen during the liberation of Nazi-occupied territories in Eastern Europe.

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HISTORIAN: A Large-Scale Historical Film Dataset with Cinematographic Annotation

Poster presentation by Daniel Helm at the 29th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2022

Monday, 17.10.2022, 10:00 to Monday, 17.10.2022, 12:30
Bordeaux, France

In order to develop automated tools for sustainable film preservation of extensive historical film collections, this paper proposes a novel large-scale historical film dataset with cinematographic annotations (HISTORIAN), i.e., shot boundaries, shot types, camera movements.

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Migrating Images and Image Migration: How Popular Culture Shapes the Visual History of the Holocaust

VHH Conference organized by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in cooperation with the Jerusalem Cinematheque and the Cardinal Franz König Chair in Austrian Studies

Monday, 12.09.2022, 18:00 to Wednesday, 14.09.2022, 20:00
Jerusalem, Israel

This international conference explores ways of inquiring, searching and curating historical images in film, video art and digital environments.

This event poster features a film still showing four men, one in uniform and three in civilian clothes, probably examining evidence.

VHH Research Seminar – Session 12: Writing the history of the Holocaust and of mass violence in Nazi-occupied Kharkiv

Presentation by Thomas Chopard and Irina Tcherneva

Thursday, 16.06.2022, 16:00 to Thursday, 16.06.2022, 18:00
Online

In the 12th session of CERCEC's H2020 "Visual History of the Holocaust" Research Seminar, Thomas Chopard (CREE-Inalco/CEFR) and Irina Tcherneva (CNRS-Eur’ORBEM) talk about visual records of Nazi atrocities in Kharkiv.

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VHH Research Seminar – Session 11: By filming, by writing. Photographic testimonies of the Nazi camps

Presentation by Christophe Cognet

Thursday, 09.06.2022, 16:00 to Thursday, 09.06.2022, 18:00
Online

In the 11th session of CERCEC's H2020 "Visual History of the Holocaust" Research Seminar, Christophe Cognet (film director, screenwriter, author) discusses ethical questions raised by photographs taken in secrecy in the Nazi camps.

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Moving Images from the Archives. Historical Footage of Nazi Crimes in Documentaries

VHH Conference organized by DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum and Justus Liebig University Giessen

Sunday, 08.05.2022, 18:00 to Tuesday, 10.05.2022, 17:00
Frankfurt am Main

Why do we move the Allies’ film images from the archives, make them move on screen, and make them move us?

This event poster shows a photograph shot secretly through the gas chamber's doorway or window and showing the cremation of corpses in a fire pit.

VHH Research Seminar – Session 10: Between Fiction and History: Ethical Questions during the Historical Research for Son of Saul

Presentation by Clara Royer

Thursday, 28.04.2022, 16:00 to Thursday, 28.04.2022, 18:00
Online

In the tenth session of CERCEC's H2020 "Visual History of the Holocaust" Research Seminar, Clara Royer (Sorbonne University) discusses ethical questions raised during historical research for a film project.

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Tracing Visual Evidence of the Holocaust: Challenges of the Digital Curation of Liberation Footage across Archives and Disciplines

Presentations by VHH team members at the symposium of the 2022 FIAF Congress

Tuesday, 26.04.2022, 09:00 to Tuesday, 26.04.2022, 10:30
Budapest

Archivists, curators, and scholars discuss curatorial, ethical, technical, and conceptual considerations and approaches of working with atrocity footage.

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Digitales Kuratieren

Presentation by Sema Colpan at the conference "14. Österreichischer Zeitgeschichtetag 2022. Risse in der Zeitgeschichte"

Thursday, 21.04.2022, 10:30 to Thursday, 21.04.2022, 12:00
Salzburg, Austria

What changes does the digital turn bring for historiography, and do digital technologies really provide the means for realizing a radically egalitarian information utopia?

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Graph-based Shot Type Classification in Large Historical Film Archives

Presentation by Daniel Helm at the "17th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications"

Monday, 07.02.2022, 16:45 to Monday, 07.02.2022, 18:30
Online

To analyze films and documentaries (indexing, content understanding), a shot type classification is needed.

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HistShot: A Shot Type Dataset based on Historical Documentation during WWII

Presentation by Daniel Helm at the "11th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods"

Thursday, 03.02.2022, 15:00 to Thursday, 03.02.2022, 16:15
Online

Automated shot type classification plays a significant role in film preservation and indexing of film datasets.

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VHH Research Seminar – Session 9: Soviet Footage of War Crimes, between Propaganda and Judicial Evidence, 1941–1946

Presentation by Vanessa Voisin

Thursday, 13.01.2022, 16:00 to Thursday, 13.01.2022, 18:00
Online

In the ninth session of CERCEC's H2020 "Visual History of the Holocaust" Research Seminar, Vanessa Voisin (Bologna University/Alma Mater Studiorum) discusses the Soviet authorities' policy of producing and showing film footage of Nazi crimes.

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VHH Research Seminar – Session 8: Analyzing visual “text” – films taken by German soldiers in Poland

Presentation by Efrat Komisar

Wednesday, 05.01.2022, 16:00 to Wednesday, 05.01.2022, 18:00
Online

In the eighth session of CERCEC's H2020 "Visual History of the Holocaust" Research Seminar, Efrat Komisar (Yad Vashem) demonstrates how to analyze Holocaust-related archival films, focusing on German soldiers' 'private' films recorded in Poland.