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
This conference discusses the atrocity films recorded by Soviet cameramen during the liberation of Nazi-occupied territories in Eastern Europe.
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
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.
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
This international conference explores ways of inquiring, searching and curating historical images in film, video art and digital environments.
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
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.
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
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.
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?
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
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.
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
Archivists, curators, and scholars discuss curatorial, ethical, technical, and conceptual considerations and approaches of working with atrocity footage.
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
What changes does the digital turn bring for historiography, and do digital technologies really provide the means for realizing a radically egalitarian information utopia?
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
To analyze films and documentaries (indexing, content understanding), a shot type classification is needed.
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
Automated shot type classification plays a significant role in film preservation and indexing of film datasets.
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
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.
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
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.