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Registration for POEM Opening Conference

To whom it may concern,
Dear colleagues,

We are happy to inform you that the registration for the POEM Opening Conference is now open.

To register, please follow this link: The conference fee covers the contribution for the expenses (catering, etc.).

The POEM Opening Conference “Participatory Memory Practices: Connectivities, Empowerment, and Recognition of Cultural Heritages in Mediatized Memory Ecologies” will take place at the Museum der Arbeit, in Hamburg, on December 13 & 14. Below you can find the updated programme of the conference.

For further information and updates on the POEM Opening Conference, please check the POEM website:

Looking forward to welcome you in Hamburg!

Kind regards,

Angeliki Tzouganatou

Programme of the POEM Opening Conference
Participatory Memory Practices: Connectivities, Empowerment, and Recognition of Cultural Heritages in Mediatized Memory Ecologies

Date: 13.-14.12.2018
Venue: Museum der Arbeit (Wiesendamm 3, 22305 Hamburg, Germany)

Thursday 13.12.18
12:00 Registration
13:00-13:15 Welcome addresses
13:15-13:45 Introduction of the POEM project by Gertraud Koch (POEM Coordinator, University of Hamburg, Germany)

13:45-14:30 Keynote by Susanne Wessendorf (London School of Economics, United Kingdom) Pitfalls and promises of researching super-diversity
14:30-15:15 Keynote by Gisela Welz (Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, Germany) “A common cultural basis for a European demos?” Heritage making and participatory memory practices in Europe

15:15-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:15 Block 1.1: Building connectivities through institutions

Isto Huvila & Inge Zwart (Uppsala University, Sweden) Professional take on participation
Maria Economou & Franziska Mucha (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom) Crowdsourcing of cultural heritage digital collections through gamification
Maria Economou & Cassandra Kist (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom) The role of museums’ social media for the engagement with arts and culture
Elisabeth Tietmeyer & Susanne Boersma (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Germany) Collaboration and incorporation of vulnerable groups in professional participatory memory work

16:15-17:45 Block 1.2: Building connectivities through institutions & discussion

Emily Oswald (University of Oslo, Norway) “See where this is?” A local history museum’s Facebook concept and the use of historical photographs for reminiscing on social media
Dagmar Brunow (Linnaeus University, Sweden) Recognizing ethnic and social minorities in audiovisual archives in Europe: archival challenges, community ethics and inclusive heritage

17:45-18:30 Coffee break
18:30-20:00 Social Event
20:00 Reception

Friday 14.12.2018
09:00-09:45 Block 2.1: Connectivities built by people and groups

Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert & Lorenz Widmaier (Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus) Sharing vs. collecting? Perceptions of photographs online
Rachel Charlotte Smith & Asnath Paula Kambunga (Aarhus University, Denmark) Future memory making: Prototyping (post-) colonial imaginations with Namibian youth
Ton Otto & Anne Chahine (Aarhus University, Denmark) Future memory making: Co-creating (post-) colonial imaginations with youth from Greenland and Denmark
Ross Hall & Eleni-Aikaterini Moraitopoulou (Ashoka, United Kingdom) Young people empowerment and social inclusion through PMW in Ashoka Changemaker Schools
Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert & Myrto Theocharidou (Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus) Uses of digital cultural heritage databases for people’s memory and identity work

09:45-11:15 Block 2.2: Connectivities built by people and groups & discussion

Özge Çelikaslan (Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Germany) Politics of memory in the case of collective counter-archive practices
Dahlia Mahmoud & Elisabeth Stoney (Zayed University, Abu Dhabi) Community, creative practice and sharing marginal narratives
Špela Ledinek Lozej (Institute of Slovenian Ethnology, Slovenia) Collaborative inventory – participatory linking of cultural heritage collections in the Slovenian-Italian cross-border region

11:15-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 -12:15 Block 3.1: Connectivities built by memory modalities

Gertraud Koch & Quoc-Tan Tran (University of Hamburg, Germany) Memory modalities in diverse types of memory institutions
Gertraud Koch & Jennifer Krueckeberg (University of Hamburg, Germany) Modalities of personal memory work
Isto Huvila & Dydimus Zengenene (Uppsala University, Sweden) Managing participatory ecologies of memory modalities
Gertraud Koch & Angeliki Tzouganatou (University of Hamburg, Germany) Internet ecologies of open knowledge as future memory modalities

12:15-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:30 Block 3.2: Connectivities built by memory modalities & discussion

Sandra Trostel (Independent filmmaker, digital storyteller) Documentary film as a freely available cultural asset – a case study on the project “All creatures welcome”
Susanna Ånäs (Open Knowledge Foundation Finland and Wikimedia, Finland) Wikidocumentaries – a micro history wiki for citizen historians
Sónia Vespeira de Almeida & Sónia Ferreira (CRIA/FCSH-NOVA) Portuguese exiles in Europe. Uses of the past and participatory memory

14:30-14:45 Coffee break
14:45-15:30 Closing session
16:00 Guided Museum tour (in English)

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764859.


European Training Network "POEM"
University of Hamburg
Institute of European Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology
Grindelallee 46 | 20146 Hamburg | Germany

phone: +49 (0)40 42838-9942
twitter: POEM_H2020

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