We are thrilled to announce the addition of the Digital Holocaust Memory project to the REFRAME network: https://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/digitalholocaustmemory/
Edited by Dr Victoria Walden (Senior Lecturer in Media, University of Sussex), Digital Holocaust Memory explores the opportunities and challenges that ‘the digital’ brings to Holocaust memory.
Digital Holocaust Memory has three aims:
- To map the digital Holocaust memoryscape, including institutional and amateur projects
- To interrogate the ‘newness’ of digital Holocaust memory and understand it in relation to media, museum and memory histories as well as within contemporary digital logics and cultures
- To establish a network of heritage and archive professionals, academics, amateur and professional media producers, and digital audiences/users to explore potential digital futures for Holocaust memory together.
Digital Holocaust Memory aims to spark conversations which dismantle national, cultural and expert level silos. What happens when producers of popular media or amateur content online speak and work more closely with Holocaust institutions? What happens where we bring media studies to bear on Holocaust and genocide memory? What happens when we bring together people with different types of expertise across numerous nations? How can we negotiate the conventions of popular media with the solemness and seriousness of the Holocaust without distorting this past? Whilst Holocaust memory practices have influenced commemoration about other genocides, what can Holocaust memory and education learn from the way more recent tragedies have been marked? How might thinking through all of this help us futureproof digital interventions in this field?
The project includes online discussions from academics and practitioners around the world, blog posts on project themes and updates, academic and public video presentations and an extensive, collaborative Holocaust Digital Memory reading list, plus much more. You can also access recordings of our discussions with academics, and Holocaust educators, curators, archivists, and media practitioners working on projects representing this past. If you want to get more involved with the network, you can participate in our Discord Server. Visit the site here: https://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/digitalholocaustmemory/