cfu conducting workshop with winner of Outstanding Promotion of Science to the Public award from Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH)
Viktoria Boretska from The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) visited Aalborg University CPH last month for a joint workshop titled "Digital Humanities and Public History". The workshop was hosted by Centre for Education Policy Research and Research Lab: IT and Learning Design (ILD). Her and her colleagues have recently won the Outstanding Promotion of Science to the Public Award for their interactive video installation titled "Historical Voices from the Minett".
Their installation is a part of the project ("Remixing Industrial Parts in the digital Age") investigating the industrial history of the Minett region located in the south of Luxembourg. To make the installation they set up a "history lab", where the public could engage with digital editions of six characters in the 20th century who were either fictional or historical characters. By creating or recreating these characters they personified history, so the public could engage and relate better to the historical material through the different stories tied to the characters. The installation is in the city centre of Esch and has been created in collaboration with Italian artist Chiara Ligi and will be featured when Esch will serve as the European Capital of Culture in 2022.
Related to the award, the FNR has created an enlightening video about the project you can enjoy below. Research associate Viktoria Boretska's also provides examples of some of the characters they have used.
The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) is located at the University of Luxembourg and focus on digital methods and how new digital tools can enable history research and teaching. It is interdisciplinary and focus on public dissemination of both Luxembourgish and European history, conveniently located in one of Europe's most diverse and multilingual countries. We thank Viktoria Boretska for a great workshop and congratulate the whole team on their award from the Luxembourg National Research Fund for Outstanding Promotion of Science to the Public!
A VISIT TO CFU AND ILD
On September 28, Boretska held a presentation on the research centre, C²DH, and their project "Remixing Industrial Pasts in the Digital Age: Sounds, Images, Ecologies, Practices and Materialities in Space and Time". The presentation was followed by an open discussion on the possiblities and challenges in digital humanities and how this involves doing public history that can engage people from local communities to broader society.
Here, Boretska (left) is seen alongside prof. Rikke Ørngren, Deputy Head of Department of Culture and Learning and Professor in ILD, and Professor Mette Buchardt, Head of CfU.