Internationale Seminarangebote des Studiengangs

International Blended Learning Seminar

Europe and its Colonial Past. Practices, Narratives, Spaces of Memory
Semester dates: October 11 to December 19, 2021.

The international MA seminar with participants from Lucerne, Paris, Cologne, Berlin, Nijmegen and Warsaw focuses on the analysis of practices and narratives of memory with regard to Europe’s colonial past. The construction, public usage, contestation and transformation of memory regarding European imperialism, colonialism and decolonisation by different agents in the public sphere, especially museums, monuments, art, the media and political agents will be approached systematically. Against the background of postcolonial theories and theories on memory, the seminar aims at deconstructing blind spots in past and present constructions of European and national memories, on their mechanisms of exclusion that foster(ed) and perpetuat(ed) images of the ‘other’, of racism, discrimination and violence. Comparative perspectives on different national contexts and their entanglements are specifically analysed.

The international seminar presents a unique opportunity to collaborate with students from other European countries. Apart from a digital classroom and live seminars, the exchange of ideas, reflection about texts and analysis of primary sources in focused small international groups is central to the seminar, leading to specific scientific output in various formats (e.g. short collaboratively elaborated papers, blog posts, online live presentations, videos, podcasts etc.). If the situation permits, from November 22 (noon) to November 24 (noon), a Workshop will be organised in Brussels with the House of European History and the Royal Museum for Central Africa.

  • English is the main language of communication.
  • Participants are in principle MA students in the study programmes of the six partner Universities.
  • Modes of teaching and communication:
    - collaborative work in groups with outputs in various possible formats (papers, videos, podcasts)
    - group discussions in live online seminars
    - if the situation permits: two-day workshop in Brussels, 22-24 November (trip and accommodation financed)
  • Students will acquire 3 ECTS for participation and activities during the semester. Additional ECTS are possible in relation to additional work done according to the requirements of the respective University.
  • Semester dates: October 11 to December 19, 2021.

The number of participants is limited. Please contact the respective Professor of your University.

Flyer International Blended Learning Seminar "Europe. Practices, Narratives, Spaces of Memory, 2021 (pdf)


International Blended Learning Seminar

Europe and its Colonial Past. Practices, Narratives, Spaces of Memory
October 2020 to January 2021 with an Excursion in September 2021

You may find some more information about the seminar here: https://portal.uni-koeln.de/international/uzk-weltweit/eduventure/eduventure-cologne-ivac/public-history
If you would like to learn about the teacher's motivations and expectations on the interdisciplinary exchange, please visit the website of the University of Cologne.

 


International Blended Learning Seminar 

Europe. Practices, Narratives, Spaces of Memory
October 14 to December 20, 2019

Flyer International Blended Learning Seminar "Europe. Practices, Narratives, Spaces of Memory, 2019" (pdf)

 


Nachlese / Report

International and Interdisciplinary Student Workshop on the Memry of Nazi Crimes
17. to 26. October 2019 in Gdansk, Riga and Sztutowo

Project management: Kathrin Lemme (Lemgo), Irmgard Zündorf (Berlin / ZZF), Thomas Lewe (Volda)

Report by Jan Casper, Sara Elkmann, Linda Graul, Malte Grünkorn, Lily Prollius

On October 17th 2019, about 30 students and six teachers from universities in Germany, Norway, Poland and Latvia met in Gdansk to start a ten-day interdiscplinary workshop on memories and representations of World War II history in general and the history of the Hamburg deportations of Jews, Sinti and Roma in particular. Under the auspices of the workshop title “Memory Dialogues”, students from ten different countries and diverse disciplinary backgrounds in journalism, design, media production and public history came together to discuss different approaches and strategies to commemorate Nazi crimes. The workshop has been a cooperation between the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Ostwestfalen-Lippe in Lemgo and the project „Documentation Center Hanover Station Memorial“, which, as a part of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, is developing a new permanent exhibition in Hamburg’s HafenCity to be opened in 2022. The Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF) together with Volda University College, University of Bergen, University Lodz, the Latvian Academy of Culture in Riga, the Stutthof Concentration Camp Memorial, the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Lodz and the Žanis-Lipke-Museum in Riga joined the project as partners. The workshop was led by Kathrin Lemme (Lemgo) and Thomas Lewe (Volda). For the Public History Master programme at Free University Berlin, five students travelled to Gdansk and contributed to the workshop under supervision of ZZF’s Irmgard Zündorf, who is in charge of the Centre’s Public History programme.

The Hanover Station Memorial and its future Documentation Center commemorate over 8000 Jews, Sinti and Roma from Hamburg and Northern Germany who were deported to Ghettos and Concentration Camps in Eastern Europe. The deportation of over 750 Jews from Hamburg to Riga on December 6th  1941 served as the workshop’s historical framework. This is why the participants travelled from Gdansk to the Latvian capital and finished their workshop in Sztutowo/Stutthof Museum, since most of the Hamburg Jews who survived the Ghetto and Camps in Latvia were eventually send to Stutthof Concentration Camp.

In the following text the Berlin students report on the workshop and its outcomes, namely the five different concepts for the entrance hall in the soon-to-come Documentation Center Hanover Station Memorial the workshop was ought to produce.

Workshop description

Presentation of results
(Five Concepts for the entrance wall in the Documentationcenter Hanover Station Memorial)

A short report of the workshop in German can also be found on the Neuengamme Memorial site:
https://www.kz-gedenkstaette-neuengamme.de/nachrichten/news/wie-stellen-sich-studierende-eine-gelungene-ausstellung-vor/

Flyer INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDENT WORKSHOP ON THE MEMORY OF NAZI CRIMES (pdf)
 

Nachlese

Internationaler Workshop „Rethinking Memory Culture“, 30.9. bis 10.10.2018 in Łódź, Polen

Organisation: Volda University College (Norwegen), die Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, die Universität Łódź (Polen), das Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam (ZZF) und das Centrum Dialogu Marek Edelmann in Łódź
Ein Bericht von Anna Linnéa Herrmann, Michaela Hofmann, Mariane Pöschel, Anna Schattschneider, Charlotte Wittenius und Irmgard Zündorf

Unter dem Motto „Rethinking Memory Culture“ kamen 20 Studierende des Graphic Designs und des Journalismus aus Norwegen, der Künste aus Polen und der Filmwissenschaften sowie der Public History aus Deutschland Anfang Oktober für zehn Tage in Łódź (Polen) zusammen, um Konzepte zur Erinnerung an das Ghetto Litzmannstadt zu entwickeln. Neben der Auseinandersetzung mit der Geschichte des Ghettos, das von 1939 bis 1944 im von Deutschland besetzen Polen bestand, lag der Fokus auf der interdisziplinären und internationalen Arbeit. Es entstanden vielseitige und multiperspektivische Konzeptideen, die zum Abschluss des Workshops im Auditorium des Centrum Dialogu Marek Edelmann öffentlich präsentiert wurden: So u.a. die Idee ein langfristiges Kommunikationsnetzwerk zwischen Einwohnerinnen und Einwohnern aber auch den Besucherinnen und Besuchern in Lodz zu kreieren und z.B. ein App oder Website einzurichten. Auch das Konzept eines interaktives Dramas für Schülerinnen und Schüler wurde vorgestellt. Es soll dabei helfen, Jugendlichen die Geschichte des Ghettos Litzmannstadt auf einer persönlichen Ebene nahe zu bringen und sie aktiv in den Lernprozess zu involvieren. Mehr lesen

Nachlese

Summer School in Pontinia (Italien),  27.4. bis 6.5.2018 in Pontinia (Italien)

Rethinking the Rural Landscape. Gemeinsam Analysieren, Erarbeiten, Präsentieren und Vorausdenken der Landschaft
Ein Bericht von Johanna Blender, Ulli Engst, Marcel Haug, Bettina Köhler und Irmgard Zündorf

Vom 27. April bis zum 6. Mai 2018 fand in Pontinia (Italien) die gemeinsame Summer School Rethinking the Rural Landscape. Gemeinsam Analysieren, Erarbeiten, Präsentieren und Vorausdenken der Landschaft der Technischen Universität Berlin und des Politecnico di Milano mit dem Masterstudiengang Public History der Freien Universität Berlin statt. Die Summer School wurde in Kooperation mit MAP – Museo dell‘agro Pontino durchgeführt und durch den DAAD finanziert.
Ziel war es, die Auswirkung der faschistischen Ideologie auf die Region seit ihrer Trockenlegung verständlich zu machen. Dafür erforschten Architekturstudierende, Stadtplaner und Public Historians Pontinia und seine Umgebung mit verschiedenen interdisziplinären Methoden. Sie kartierten die Stadt und ihr Umfeld, sichteten historische Materialien – vor allem Fotos – im Museo dell‘agro Pontino und interviewten Einwohner der Region. Zum Abschluss entwickelten die Studierenden Präsentationen ihrer Ergebnisse, die in einer öffentlichen Veranstaltung vor Ort vorgestellt wurden. Mehr lesen

Public History

Internationale Seminarangebote des Studiengangs

International Blended Learning Seminar

Europe and its Colonial Past. Practices, Narratives, Spaces of Memory
Semester dates: October 11 to December 19, 2021.

The international MA seminar with participants from Lucerne, Paris, Cologne, Berlin, Nijmegen and Warsaw focuses on the analysis of practices and narratives of memory with regard to Europe’s colonial past. The construction, public usage, contestation and transformation of memory regarding European imperialism, colonialism and decolonisation by different agents in the public sphere, especially museums, monuments, art, the media and political agents will be approached systematically. Against the background of postcolonial theories and theories on memory, the seminar aims at deconstructing blind spots in past and present constructions of European and national memories, on their mechanisms of exclusion that foster(ed) and perpetuat(ed) images of the ‘other’, of racism, discrimination and violence. Comparative perspectives on different national contexts and their entanglements are specifically analysed.

The international seminar presents a unique opportunity to collaborate with students from other European countries. Apart from a digital classroom and live seminars, the exchange of ideas, reflection about texts and analysis of primary sources in focused small international groups is central to the seminar, leading to specific scientific output in various formats (e.g. short collaboratively elaborated papers, blog posts, online live presentations, videos, podcasts etc.). If the situation permits, from November 22 (noon) to November 24 (noon), a Workshop will be organised in Brussels with the House of European History and the Royal Museum for Central Africa.

  • English is the main language of communication.
  • Participants are in principle MA students in the study programmes of the six partner Universities.
  • Modes of teaching and communication:
    - collaborative work in groups with outputs in various possible formats (papers, videos, podcasts)
    - group discussions in live online seminars
    - if the situation permits: two-day workshop in Brussels, 22-24 November (trip and accommodation financed)
  • Students will acquire 3 ECTS for participation and activities during the semester. Additional ECTS are possible in relation to additional work done according to the requirements of the respective University.
  • Semester dates: October 11 to December 19, 2021.

The number of participants is limited. Please contact the respective Professor of your University.

Flyer International Blended Learning Seminar "Europe. Practices, Narratives, Spaces of Memory, 2021 (pdf)


International Blended Learning Seminar

Europe and its Colonial Past. Practices, Narratives, Spaces of Memory
October 2020 to January 2021 with an Excursion in September 2021

You may find some more information about the seminar here: https://portal.uni-koeln.de/international/uzk-weltweit/eduventure/eduventure-cologne-ivac/public-history
If you would like to learn about the teacher's motivations and expectations on the interdisciplinary exchange, please visit the website of the University of Cologne.

 


International Blended Learning Seminar 

Europe. Practices, Narratives, Spaces of Memory
October 14 to December 20, 2019

Flyer International Blended Learning Seminar "Europe. Practices, Narratives, Spaces of Memory, 2019" (pdf)

 


Nachlese / Report

International and Interdisciplinary Student Workshop on the Memry of Nazi Crimes
17. to 26. October 2019 in Gdansk, Riga and Sztutowo

Project management: Kathrin Lemme (Lemgo), Irmgard Zündorf (Berlin / ZZF), Thomas Lewe (Volda)

Report by Jan Casper, Sara Elkmann, Linda Graul, Malte Grünkorn, Lily Prollius

On October 17th 2019, about 30 students and six teachers from universities in Germany, Norway, Poland and Latvia met in Gdansk to start a ten-day interdiscplinary workshop on memories and representations of World War II history in general and the history of the Hamburg deportations of Jews, Sinti and Roma in particular. Under the auspices of the workshop title “Memory Dialogues”, students from ten different countries and diverse disciplinary backgrounds in journalism, design, media production and public history came together to discuss different approaches and strategies to commemorate Nazi crimes. The workshop has been a cooperation between the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Ostwestfalen-Lippe in Lemgo and the project „Documentation Center Hanover Station Memorial“, which, as a part of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, is developing a new permanent exhibition in Hamburg’s HafenCity to be opened in 2022. The Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF) together with Volda University College, University of Bergen, University Lodz, the Latvian Academy of Culture in Riga, the Stutthof Concentration Camp Memorial, the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Lodz and the Žanis-Lipke-Museum in Riga joined the project as partners. The workshop was led by Kathrin Lemme (Lemgo) and Thomas Lewe (Volda). For the Public History Master programme at Free University Berlin, five students travelled to Gdansk and contributed to the workshop under supervision of ZZF’s Irmgard Zündorf, who is in charge of the Centre’s Public History programme.

The Hanover Station Memorial and its future Documentation Center commemorate over 8000 Jews, Sinti and Roma from Hamburg and Northern Germany who were deported to Ghettos and Concentration Camps in Eastern Europe. The deportation of over 750 Jews from Hamburg to Riga on December 6th  1941 served as the workshop’s historical framework. This is why the participants travelled from Gdansk to the Latvian capital and finished their workshop in Sztutowo/Stutthof Museum, since most of the Hamburg Jews who survived the Ghetto and Camps in Latvia were eventually send to Stutthof Concentration Camp.

In the following text the Berlin students report on the workshop and its outcomes, namely the five different concepts for the entrance hall in the soon-to-come Documentation Center Hanover Station Memorial the workshop was ought to produce.

Workshop description

Presentation of results
(Five Concepts for the entrance wall in the Documentationcenter Hanover Station Memorial)

A short report of the workshop in German can also be found on the Neuengamme Memorial site:
https://www.kz-gedenkstaette-neuengamme.de/nachrichten/news/wie-stellen-sich-studierende-eine-gelungene-ausstellung-vor/

Flyer INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDENT WORKSHOP ON THE MEMORY OF NAZI CRIMES (pdf)
 

Nachlese

Internationaler Workshop „Rethinking Memory Culture“, 30.9. bis 10.10.2018 in Łódź, Polen

Organisation: Volda University College (Norwegen), die Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, die Universität Łódź (Polen), das Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam (ZZF) und das Centrum Dialogu Marek Edelmann in Łódź
Ein Bericht von Anna Linnéa Herrmann, Michaela Hofmann, Mariane Pöschel, Anna Schattschneider, Charlotte Wittenius und Irmgard Zündorf

Unter dem Motto „Rethinking Memory Culture“ kamen 20 Studierende des Graphic Designs und des Journalismus aus Norwegen, der Künste aus Polen und der Filmwissenschaften sowie der Public History aus Deutschland Anfang Oktober für zehn Tage in Łódź (Polen) zusammen, um Konzepte zur Erinnerung an das Ghetto Litzmannstadt zu entwickeln. Neben der Auseinandersetzung mit der Geschichte des Ghettos, das von 1939 bis 1944 im von Deutschland besetzen Polen bestand, lag der Fokus auf der interdisziplinären und internationalen Arbeit. Es entstanden vielseitige und multiperspektivische Konzeptideen, die zum Abschluss des Workshops im Auditorium des Centrum Dialogu Marek Edelmann öffentlich präsentiert wurden: So u.a. die Idee ein langfristiges Kommunikationsnetzwerk zwischen Einwohnerinnen und Einwohnern aber auch den Besucherinnen und Besuchern in Lodz zu kreieren und z.B. ein App oder Website einzurichten. Auch das Konzept eines interaktives Dramas für Schülerinnen und Schüler wurde vorgestellt. Es soll dabei helfen, Jugendlichen die Geschichte des Ghettos Litzmannstadt auf einer persönlichen Ebene nahe zu bringen und sie aktiv in den Lernprozess zu involvieren. Mehr lesen

Nachlese

Summer School in Pontinia (Italien),  27.4. bis 6.5.2018 in Pontinia (Italien)

Rethinking the Rural Landscape. Gemeinsam Analysieren, Erarbeiten, Präsentieren und Vorausdenken der Landschaft
Ein Bericht von Johanna Blender, Ulli Engst, Marcel Haug, Bettina Köhler und Irmgard Zündorf

Vom 27. April bis zum 6. Mai 2018 fand in Pontinia (Italien) die gemeinsame Summer School Rethinking the Rural Landscape. Gemeinsam Analysieren, Erarbeiten, Präsentieren und Vorausdenken der Landschaft der Technischen Universität Berlin und des Politecnico di Milano mit dem Masterstudiengang Public History der Freien Universität Berlin statt. Die Summer School wurde in Kooperation mit MAP – Museo dell‘agro Pontino durchgeführt und durch den DAAD finanziert.
Ziel war es, die Auswirkung der faschistischen Ideologie auf die Region seit ihrer Trockenlegung verständlich zu machen. Dafür erforschten Architekturstudierende, Stadtplaner und Public Historians Pontinia und seine Umgebung mit verschiedenen interdisziplinären Methoden. Sie kartierten die Stadt und ihr Umfeld, sichteten historische Materialien – vor allem Fotos – im Museo dell‘agro Pontino und interviewten Einwohner der Region. Zum Abschluss entwickelten die Studierenden Präsentationen ihrer Ergebnisse, die in einer öffentlichen Veranstaltung vor Ort vorgestellt wurden. Mehr lesen

Public History