Online workshop organised by the C²DH’s “Remixing Industrial Pasts” team.
The legacy of industrialisation has resulted in “place[s] longing for historical self-assurance” (Achim Saupe). The current focus on industrial heritage has resulted in efforts to preserve and reconstruct this heritage in its original state. This applies not only to the memory of former workplaces, homes and recreation areas in post-industrial places, but also to the biographies of entrepreneurs, industrial workers and their families. The preservation and musealisation of former industrial landscapes raise further questions about the authenticity of such places. Public history, and with it the representation of the industrial past in museums, exhibitions and events, is situated between “original” representation and recreated staging. Furthermore, and this has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, an expanding field of virtual exhibitions, mobile apps, web-based applications and games is giving shape to a new form of digital public history.
The aim of the workshop is to discuss the many aspects of industrial memories and material culture in this new field of digital public history on the basis of selected examples: the digital presentation of industrial sites, the memory of industrial workers and other inhabitants of industrial towns and cities, the collection and presentation of digital sources, and forms of reappraisal of industrial heritage. We will discuss the contribution that digital public history can make to debates on the concept or the mediation of industrial heritage (keywords: participation, sharing authority), the digital resources, methods and forms of mediation these projects use, how are (existing or former) industrial sites brought back to life through digital reconstructions and other topics.
|Event date:||Thursday, 17 June 2021 06:30 pm – Friday, 18 June 2021 03:30 pm|
|Place:||Online – Webex|
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