The impact of Covid-19 has been felt in cultural institutions all over the world. Many museums and memorial sites had been closed for weeks and months – sometimes for the first time in their history. The temporary closures brought with them the need for alternative educational approaches. Often an accelerated or even completely new approach on digital or virtual resources has been the answer. With the decline in new infections and the relaxation of coronal measures, there has been a drastic shift from closure to supposedly normal operation of memorials and museums.
In this edition of our workshop series “Education and Memory in Times of a Global Crisis” we will take a first look at this transitional period together. How did different institutions manage to bridge the time between a lockdown and the opening? Which approaches and (digital) methods do they permanently incorporate into their teaching offer (educational program)? And, which current projects are the institutions addressing?
The speakers are Kerstin Schwenke (Concentration Camp Memorial Site Dachau/Germany), Catherine Boyd (Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre, Johannesburg/South Africa), Carson Philips (Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, Toronto/Canada) and Anita Borkowska (POLIN, Majdanek State Museum/Poland)
The workshop is going to be held in English. There is no fee.
The workshop is taking place via the video conferencing software Zoom. Due to limited space, a registration is necessary via Eventbrite. Participants will receive information for the login, technical requirements etc. once they have registered.
Welcoming and short introduction (Maximilian Lütgens, Concentration Camp Memorial Site Dachau/Germany)
Lecture 1: Kerstin Schwenke (Concentration Camp Memorial Site Dachau/Germany)
Lecture 2: Catherine Boyd (Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre, Johannesburg/South Africa)
Moderation: Maximilian Lütgens (Concentration Camp Memorial Site Dachau/Germany)
Lecture 3: Anita Borkowska (POLIN, Majdanek State Museum/Poland)
Lecture 4: Carson Philips (Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, Toronto/Canada)
Moderation: Franziska Müller (Master Student of Human rights and international humanitarian law, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt Oder/Germany)
Questions and Discussion