The DFG-funded research project “From the Era of the Witness to Digital Remembrance: New Media, Holocaust Sites and Changing Memory Practices” is an interdisciplinary and international collaboration between the Ludwig Uhland Institute for Historical and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Tübingen in Germany and the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. Its core objective is to study the ongoing transformations of Holocaust commemoration in the digital generation. Our leading questions are twofold: How do digital media technologies generate new kinds of memory practice? And how do such practices of digital remembrance interact with more established memory practices that are anchored in places such as visits to concentration camps, museums and monuments? The ethnographic and interdisciplinary approach of the project provides a much-needed analysis of how established and emerging memory-practices juxtapose and entangle with one another.
Funding: DFG (Förderlinie Nahostkooperation)
Project leaders: Prof. Dr. Christoph Bareither, Prof. Dr. Thomas Thiemeyer (both University of Tübingen), Prof. Dr. Jackie Feldman, Dr. Becky Kook, Dr. Noam Tirosh (all Ben Gurion University of the Negev/Israel)
Project researchers: Franziska Veit (University of Tübingen), Dr. Roni Mikel-Arieli (BGU Israel), Ella Banyan (BGU Israel), Michal Katz (BGU Israel), Berit Zimmerling (University of Tübingen)
Duration: 2023 – 2026