House of European History & Europeana 1914-1918 Centenary Tour Finale

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When you register your attendance for the event you will be asked to select which sessions you would like to attend. You are welcome to attend all, but space is limited so please only book tickets for the events you can make.

This event is designed to to look back at 4 years of commemorations across Europe, reflecting on the significance of WWI for our lives today. It will also conclude the Europeana 1914-1918 Centenary Tour, celebrate its accomplishments, and investigate its contributions to the digital transformation of Europe. The event will be composed of a mix of a Transcribathon event (competition where individuals or teams compete with each other to transcribe handwritten texts online with the online tool www.transcribathon.eu), two panel discussions (Round Tables) related to the commemoration of WW1 and closing celebrations on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday 28 November.

The two day event will be illuminated with a temporary exhibition of thematically related objects from the Europeana 1914-1918 and HEH collections.

Day 1 - Tuesday 27 November 2018

13:00 Opening ceremony & introduction

14:00 Start Transcribathon

18:00 - 19:30 Round table #1: 'Debating History' panel debate “Reflecting World War One Remembrance", What have four years of centennial commemorations achieved?


DAY 2 - Wednesday 28 November 2018

09:00 - 13:00 continuation of Int. Transcribathon

11:00 - 13:00 Round Table #2: “From the trenches to the web”, Commemorating World War One the digital way

13:00 - 13:45 Lunch break (all)

13:45 - 14:35 Team Presentations of results (max. 5 minutes each)

14:35 - 15:00 Jury Council (behind closed doors)

14:35 - 14:55 “11-11: Memories retold” video game presentation

14:55 - 15:00 Welcome by Constanze Itzel, Director House of European History

15:00 - 15:15 Welcome and introduction by Harry Verwayen, Executive Director Europeana

15:15 - 15:30 Speech by Petra Kammerevert, MEP / Chair Committee on Culture and Education and handout Trancribathon other Awards

15:30 - 16:00 Speech by Commissioner Digital Economy & Society Mariya Gabriel and handout Transcribathon Awards Best team

16:00 - 16:15 Presentation of Europeana Research Grant winners by Lorna Hughes


16:15 - 18:30 Closing party (unfortunately this is fully booked)


27 November - Round table discussion: Reflecting World War One Remembrance

What have four years of centennial commemorations achieved?

Although we live in societies defined by a need for instantaneity, we still give significance to events that happened a hundred years ago. In the early 2010s, individuals, organisations and institutions working with history had already started to think about the upcoming centenary of the First World War. Countless conferences, exhibitions, media broadcasts as well as numerous international and local projects in various fields took this milestone and ran with it.

What did the commemorations highlight, what did they neglect? Did we learn new history? Which messages remain? How can we best understand the significance of World War One in shaping Europe and the world we live in today? What are the differences (and possible tensions) between history, memory and commemoration?

As the World War One centenary comes to a close with the commemoration of the November 1918 Armistice, the House of European History brings together voices from academia, civil society and the museum field to reflect on the legacies and memories of World War One that are still alive and relevant for our societies today.

Come to learn and discuss how academic research, history exhibitions and social inclusion projects can make remembering World War I today a meaningful and engaging process for people of all backgrounds and ages.

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    Languages: English, French

    28 November - Round table discussion: From the trenches to the web

    Commemorating World War One the digital way

    The Europeana 1914-1918 thematic collection brings online resources from many European institutions as well as from citizens all over the world dealing with different types of First World War material: a unique perspective of the First World War, showing it from every side of the battle lines and with insights from every point of view.
    One innovative aspect of the project has been the application of crowdsourcing - collecting input from people at large and assembling a wide variety of family memorabilia which is then made accessible to the public and to researchers. Since 2017 the initiative Transcribathon Europeana 1914-1918 aims to produce transcriptions of these unpublished documents, also through crowd-sourcing.

    Along with the Europeana 1914-1918 collection many new sources and new information have been made available online in preparation for the centenary of the First World War. Numerous archives, libraries and museums have digitized their collections and made them available. New virtual research communities are being created, becoming very active in publishing online articles, reports, and blogs about individual aspects of First World War research and offering links to other websites.

    This Round Table brings together professionals from the fields of digital humanities, public history, and education, to discuss to what extent digitization by individuals and institutions has changed the historical discourse on the First World War and how we remember and document World War One in the context of digital sources.

    With a keynote by Prof. Lorna Hughes (UK), Professor in Digital Humanities, Univ. of Glasgow & Europeana Research Chair.

    Panel members:

    • Ylva Berglund-Prytz, Academic IT Services, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    • Irina Mastan, librarian, County Library George Baritiu Brasov, Romania

    • Serge Noiret, History Information Specialist, European University Institute Library, Italy

    • Marianne Ping Huang, Associate Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark

    • Markus Wurtzer, IFK_Junior Fellow Abroad, European University Institute, Italy

    • Moderator: Ad Pollé, Senior UGC Projects Coordinator, Europeana Foundation

    Language: English



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