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New Project: Accessing Campscapes

News from Jul 18, 2016

In fall 2016, the European research project "Accessing Campscapes: Inclusive Strategies for Using European Conflicted Heritage“ will start. In this cooperation, the Center for Digital Systems at Freie Universität Berlin studies the use of survivors' testimonies in memorials at sites of Nazi camps.

"Accessing Campscapes" is funded by the HERA Joint Research Programme “Uses of the Past”, amongst others by the German ministry for education and research (BMBF). HERA is a multilateral cooperation of national funding bodies for the humanities within the partnership “Humanities in the European Research Area”.

The project studies the transformation of former Nazi and Stalinist camps into contested or forgotten places of remembrance. Universities from six countries analyze the cultural dynamics of these "campscapes" using approaches from Oral History and Memory Studies, Contemporary Archeology and Augmented Reality.

Within this cooperation headed by University of Amsterdam, Freie Universität studies the role of survivors' testimonies for the interpretation and representation of campscapes.

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