Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann

Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, born 1975, is a film historian and media scholar, who has been serving as Lecturer for Film and German Studies at the Department of Communication and Journalism and the DAAD Center for German Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem since 2014. He is also incumbent of the Cardinal Franz König Chair in Austrian Studies. He holds his PhD from the Free University of Berlin. He was a research and teaching assistant at the Academy for Film and Television (HFF) in Potsdam (2005–2010) and Research Assistant and Post-doctoral Fellow at the Interdisciplinary PhD-Program “Media of History – History of Media” at the Universities of Weimar, Erfurt and Jena (2010–2012). In 2012/13 he was Research Fellow at the International Institute for Holocaust Research Yad Vashem. 2013–2014 he served at the Film University Babelsberg as Senior Researcher in the DFG-Research Project “Regional Film Culture”. He also headed a research group on “German Postwar Visual History in a European Framework” (2015–2017) and is PI of the current research group on “Commemorating the Holocaust in the Digital Age: Immersion, Augmentation, Virtual Reality” funded by the DAAD Center for German Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published three books (on cinematic narration of the Holocaust, the German filmmaker Romuald Karmakar and German-Israeli film relations), co-edited four volumes (on European docudrama, contemporary German Cinema, the visual memory of the GDR in documentary film and on emotions in cinema) and published several articles on cinematic memories of the Holocaust, archive footage and the history of postwar German cinema in international journals and edited volumes.

Article Author

Commemorating from a distance: the digital transformation of Holocaust memory in times of COVID-19

Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, Commemorating from a distance: the digital transformation of Holocaust memory in times of COVID-19, in: Media, Culture & Society (December 2020), 1-18.

Erweiterte Orte: Überlegungen zur virtuellen Transformation von Gedenkstätten

Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, Erweiterte Orte: Überlegungen zur virtuellen Transformation von Gedenkstätten, in: Medaon – Magazin für jüdisches Leben in Forschung und Bildung, vol. 15, no. 28 (2021), 1-5.

The Auschwitz Tattoo in Visual Memory

Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, Noga Stiassny, Fabian Schmidt: The Auschwitz Tattoo in Visual Memory. Mapping Multilayered Relations of a Migrating Image, in: Research in Film and History. Video Essays (November 2022), https://film-history.org/node/1129

Participation in Public Deliverables

D1.5 EU Commission Policy Brief

Contributor

D2.2 Literature Database

Contributor

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

Contributor

D2.4 Database of Films, Artworks, and other Visual Culture Products

Author

D2.5 Report on Digital Curation of Popular Culture Content

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D2.6 Expert Videos on Popular Culture Content

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D2.7 Advanced Digitization of Popular Culture Content

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D3.1 Definition of Engagement Levels, Usage Modes, and User Types

Author

D3.2 Mind Map Visualizing Multimodal Curating

Contributor

D3.3 Ethics Guideline

Contributor

D3.4 Framework for Tool Kits, Best Practice Models and Future Network Activities

Author

D3.5 Concept: VHH i-docs

Author

D4.1 Controlled Vocabularies Specification

Contributor

D8.2 Project Design and Identity Handbook [revised edition]

Contributor

Participation in Events

Pre-Kick-off Meeting

Meeting

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

Kick-off Meeting

Meeting

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

Curation of Engagement Levels

Workshop

Monday, 20.05.2019, 09:00 to Tuesday, 21.05.2019, 17:00

Future Memory? Commemorating the Holocaust in the Digital Age

Presentation

Monday, 10.06.2019, 13:30

Taxonomy of Relations

Workshop

Monday, 19.08.2019, 13:30 to Tuesday, 20.08.2019, 17:00

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

Presentation

Thursday, 16.01.2020, 10:00

Seeing the Camps: Exploring the Visual Memory of the Holocaust

Presentation

Wednesday, 13.05.2020, 16:00

Digital Holocaust Memory - Observations before and since COVID-19

Presentation

Wednesday, 15.07.2020, 14:30

Images of Liberation – Visual Memory of the Holocaust

Teacher Training

Wednesday, 28.10.2020, 15:00 to Wednesday, 28.10.2020, 16:30

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

Presentation

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

Computerised Analysis of (Moving) Image Relations

Presentation

Wednesday, 25.11.2020, 11:00 to Wednesday, 25.11.2020, 12:00

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

Presentation

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

Relation Detection

Mini-Workshop

Tuesday, 26.01.2021, 14:00 to Tuesday, 26.01.2021, 17:00

Consortium Meeting

Meeting

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

Migrating Images in the Digital Age: Multimodal Curation of Visual Records from the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps in Digital Infrastructures

Presentation

Thursday, 06.05.2021, 14:00 to Thursday, 06.05.2021, 15:00

Relational Memories

Panel

Friday, 09.07.2021, 10:00 to Friday, 09.07.2021, 12:00

Mapping Visual History of the Holocaust in the Digital Age: Approaching Holocaust Memory through Digitized Moving Images in the Visual History of the Holocaust and the Ephemeral Films Projects

Panel

Friday, 24.09.2021, 11:30 to Friday, 24.09.2021, 13:30

Reconsidering Representations of the Holocaust – Digital Curation, Evidence and Remembrance Through the VHH Project

Roundtable

Tuesday, 12.10.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 12.10.2021, 17:30

Visual Histories of 20th Century Occupation

Webinar

Tuesday, 12.10.2021, 10:00 to Tuesday, 12.10.2021, 11:00

Using Images to Say the Unspeakable

Presentation

Thursday, 21.10.2021, 17:00 to Thursday, 21.10.2021, 17:20

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

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

Research Seminar

Thursday, 28.04.2022, 16:00 to Thursday, 28.04.2022, 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

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

Conference

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

Participation in Media Reports

What if you could Instagram the Holocaust? A question sparks controversy

abc News, Wednesday, 01.05.2019

Holocaust-Gedenken: “Eva Stories” auf Instagram

Tagesthemen, Thursday, 02.05.2019

Wir im Krieg: Privatfilme aus der NS-Zeit (I)

ZDF, Tuesday, 06.08.2019

Hologramas, Instagram e porta-vozes: como não deixar morrer as histórias dos sobreviventes do Holocausto

Público, Monday, 27.01.2020

Wir im Krieg: Privatfilme aus Hitlers Reich (II)

ZDF, Tuesday, 28.04.2020

Transformation of Holocaust Memory in Times of COVID-19

IWM Corona Blog, Wednesday, 06.05.2020

Eva Stories

The SIP – A smart podcast, Thursday, 16.07.2020

Let TikTok Creators Pretend to Be Victims of the Nazis. It Strengthens Holocaust Memory

Haaretz, Thursday, 10.09.2020

Entfernte Erinnerung. Wie Gedenkstätten auf die COVID-19 Pandemie reagieren

E-Newsletter International School for Holocaust Studies Yad Vashem, Sunday, 15.11.2020

Holocaust-Gedenken auf Instagram und Co

Der Standard, Wednesday, 27.01.2021

Kulturzeit extra: Auschwitz und wir – Wie der Shoah gedenken?

3sat, Thursday, 27.01.2022

Participation in Videos

Seeing the Camps: Exploring the Visual Memory of the Holocaust

Wednesday, 13.05.2020

Migrating Images in the Digital Age: Multimodal Curation of Visual Records from the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps in Digital Infrastructures

Thursday, 06.05.2021

Relational Memories: Introduction

Friday, 09.07.2021

Visual Histories of 20th Century Occupation

Tuesday, 12.10.2021

Work Package Leader, member of the Management Board, HUJI team leader, researcher (curatorial concept, curation of popular culture content: films)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Communication and Journalism / European Forum, Mount Scopus, 9190501 Jerusalem – Israel
tobias.ebbrecht-hartmann@mail.huji.ac.il