Justus Liebig University Giessen

Consortium Member

Justus Liebig University (JLU) celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2007. The University took these celebrations as an opportunity to emphasize its individual subject profile, display its strengths, and present its top-level research initiatives. JLU combines a broad and interdisciplinary spectrum of research and teaching in the areas of law, economics and business studies, the natural sciences, and the humanities with a range of sub-disciplines that is unique for Germany. JLU sees itself as a medium-sized ‘differentiated’ university with a clear commitment to maintaining its wide spectrum of study fields, developing its profile in individual, excellent – and application-oriented – research fields, and dynamically filling in emerging fields. The strength of external funding at JLU includes a multitude of individual research projects and numerous large collaborative projects that are often conducted in collaboration with strong regional, national, and international partners. At the same time, these coordinated projects are proof of the outstanding interconnectedness of JLU.

Role in the Project

The team of Ulrike Weckel at JLU’s History Department leads the work package on the curation and enrichment of Metadata. Her team is in charge of locating and selecting the relevant photographic collections and text documents in regard to the footage and films, prepare them for advanced digitization, and perform the manual annotation of the footage and films with these text documents. Master students in the JLU’s study program “History in the media and in the public” serve as assistants and gain valuable insights into a large international research, curation, and digitization project. Groups of students studying with Ulrike Weckel also serve as test users for the didactic tools developed by the project.

Team Members

Anja Horstmann

Researcher (films, photographs, text documents)


Justus Liebig University Giessen

Ulrike Koppermann

Researcher (films, photographs, text documents)


Justus Liebig University Giessen

Ulrike Weckel

Work Package Leader, member of the Management Board, JLU team leader (research of films, photographs, and text documents)


Justus Liebig University Giessen

Article Author

Liberated on Film: Images and Narratives of Camp Liberation in Historical Footage and Feature Films

Ulrike Weckel, Liberated on Film: Images and Narratives of Camp Liberation in Historical Footage and Feature Films, in: Research in Film and History. Research, Debates and Projects 2.0, no. 2 (October 2019), 1-21.

Challenging the Perpetrators’ Narrative: A Critical Reading of the Photo Album ‘Resettlement of the Jews from Hungary’

Ulrike Koppermann, Challenging the Perpetrators’ Narrative: A Critical Reading of the Photo Album ‘Resettlement of the Jews from Hungary’, in: Journal of Perpetrator Research, vol. 2, no. 2 (2019), 101-129.

Plädoyer für Rekonstruktionen der Stimmenvielfalt. Rezeptionsforschung als Kulturgeschichte (A plea for reconstructing the variety of voices. Reception studies as cultural history)

Ulrike Weckel, Plädoyer für Rekonstruktionen der Stimmenvielfalt. Rezeptionsforschung als Kulturgeschichte (A plea for reconstructing the variety of voices. Reception studies as cultural history), in: Geschichte und Gesellschaft – Zeitschrift für Historische Sozialwissenschaft, vol. 45, no. 1 (April 2019), 120-150.

Bildraum und Ausstellungsraum. Reenactment und Immersion?

Ulrike Koppermann, Bildraum und Ausstellungsraum. Reenactment und Immersion?, in: Visual History, 22.02.2021, https://visual-history.de/2021/02/22/bildraum-und-ausstellungsraum-reenactment-und-immersion/

Participation in Public Deliverables

D2.1 Advanced Digitization Tool Kit

Author

D2.2 Literature Database

Contributor

D2.3 Digitized Collection of Text Documents related to Footage and Films

Author, Contributor

D4.1 Controlled Vocabularies Specification

Contributor

Participation in Events

Pre-Kick-off Meeting

Meeting

Friday, 19.10.2018, 09:15 to Saturday, 20.10.2018, 18:00

Liberation Footage and the Visualization of the Holocaust

Presentation

Friday, 30.11.2018, 11:00

Kick-off Meeting

Meeting

Wednesday, 27.02.2019, 09:15 to Friday, 01.03.2019, 20:00

Advanced Digitization

Workshop

Wednesday, 20.03.2019, 09:30 to Friday, 22.03.2019, 16:00

Archival Research

Mini-Workshop

Wednesday, 12.06.2019, 13:30 to Thursday, 13.06.2019, 18:00

Vocabularies

Workshop

Thursday, 21.11.2019, 13:45 to Friday, 22.11.2019, 17:00

Allied Attempts to Cover Nazi Crimes on Film. What Questions can the Footage Answer?

Workshop

Friday, 13.12.2019, 10:30 to Sunday, 15.12.2019, 13:00

Citavi

Workshop

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

Consortium Meeting

Meeting

Tuesday, 23.02.2021, 15:00 to Wednesday, 24.02.2021, 19:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 1: The Making of Majdanek – Cemetery of Europe (1944)

Research Seminar

Thursday, 25.02.2021, 16:00 to Thursday, 25.02.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 2: Dziga Vertov’s Blood for Blood (1941) in the Interval of Fall 1941

Research Seminar

Friday, 26.03.2021, 16:00 to Friday, 26.03.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 3: Soviet Footage on Nazi Crimes and Its Textual Documentation: Identification and Research Issues

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 06.04.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 06.04.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 5: Soviet Filmed Atrocity Images on American Movie Screens, 1942–1945, and Some Partial Answers to the Questions of What, When, Where and By Whom?

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 15.06.2021, 18:00 to Tuesday, 15.06.2021, 20:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 6: Towards a Forensic Cinema

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 26.10.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 26.10.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 7: How to Tell the Story of Liberated Concentration Camps: On the Written Documents of British Cameramen and Filmmakers

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 23.11.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 23.11.2021, 18:00

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

Conference

Sunday, 08.05.2022, 18:00 to Tuesday, 10.05.2022, 17:00

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

Research Seminar

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