Call for participation & workshop on video testimonies of victims of National Socialism

Call for participation: Localization of videotaped testimonies of victims of National Socialism in educational programs.
Workshop funded by the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" (EVZ) in preparation of the next volume of the series "Education with Testimonies."
  • Wann 09.01.2017 11:00 bis 11.01.2017 12:00 (CET / UTC100)
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This workshop aims to connect international practitioners who work with videotaped testimonies of victims of National Socialism. The workshop intends to provide an overview of existing programs and an exchange of expertise on the work with videotaped testimonies of victims of National Socialism. The findings of the workshop will be presented in a publication, that will appear as the upcoming volume of the series „Education with Testimonies“, financed and edited by the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" (EVZ). With funding from the Foundation EVZ, _erinnern.at_ invites to an international Workshop in Vienna.

In the past 15 years a variety of educational projects based on videotaped interviews with victims of National Socialism have been developed. The focus of the workshop lies on the evaluation of such educational projects. We aim in particular to address the following questions:

- Do the offered videotaped testimony programs meet the interests and needs of the users?

- What educational opportunities do they offer?

- What problems can be identified in working with those programs and what are the lessons learned that could be taken into consideration for the development of new products?

The workshop and the following publication (scheduled to be published in September 2017) aspires to explore and to develop quality criteria for videotaped educational products. The workshop and the publication will pay their attention towards three user environments:

- schools

- extracurricular education

- museums and memorial sites.

The aim of the workshop is to facilitate exchange among among academics and practitioners and to provide an overview and an examination of existing projects with videotapes testimonies. It intends to stimulate and push forward the debate on videotaped testimonies, to document the discussions and subsequently publish the contributions, in order to provide further inputs for future projects.

The key objective is the joint development of quality concepts (what is "good practice"?). The discussion will be centered on the presented projects.

The presented learning materials will be discussed with reference to the following questions amongst others:

- What are the criteria for a good educational program or museum and memorial site project with videotaped testimonies?
- What is the standing of videotaped testimonies compared to other materials in the three user environments schools, extracurricular education, museums and memorial sites?
- What are the similarities and differences of these programs?
-  Are there country specific differences?

We would like to invite to the workshop and to the subsequent publication academics from a broad range of disciplines and practitioners responsible for educational programs or projects at museums and memorial sites, who work with videotaped testimonies of victims of National Socialism; practitioners who work at institutions collecting testimonies or are responsible for already existing educational programs on the basis of videotaped testimonies with victims of National Socialism for school, extra-curricular education and museums / memorial sites.

January 9, 2017, 12:00 -  January 11, 2017, 1:00 pm
Vienna, Kardinal König Haus
Travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses are covered; if necessary including the day before the workshop. Participation in the workshop is rewarded with € 200, -, the text for subsequent publication with additional € 300, -.

The detailed program of the workshop will be published in October and will be tailored upon the needs of the selected participants.

Working language: English
Participants are asked to prepare a short presentation of their educationalproject or research project.

We kindly ask those interested in participation to provide a short description of their educational/research project (if applicable a link to the corresponding website) and a brief biographical note before October 15, 2016. The number of participants is limited.
Please send your application to:

Deadline for the submission of the article for publication is April 30, 2017.
Specific instructions for structuring the contribution to the workshop and the subsequent publication will be provided on time.

We are looking forward to your application!

Werner Dreier and the team of _erinnern.at_


download: CfP-Workshop_Video-Testimonies


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