Hands on History talk with Prof. Dr. Peter Haslinger, Director of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe.
As a result of the digital revolution and the new possibilities for communication and documentation, Russia's war against Ukraine is already considered the best-documented war to date. How should this be assessed, however, from the perspective of digital humanities? What does this mean for the concept of digital source criticism in times of fragile facts? What form of digital agency can be observed and what does this mean for the status of classical historical research and curatorial activities taken care of by institutions? The presentation develops four hypotheses on the manifold implications of the current war for the future of digital history. It also addresses ethical challenges for research and asks how a decolonization of Russian/Soviet history and the demand for a recentering of Ukraine in the European understanding of history can be met in the field of digital humanities.
Wednesday, 31 May 2023
14.00 - 15.00
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