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Workshops & Conventions

 

The research plans and projects of the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) require continuous discussion and in-depth academic consideration and fine-tuning.

 

The VWI workshops provide a forum for the in-depth discussion of the core research areas of the institute. These are determined by the International Academic Advisory Board in its position paper and in its recommendations, while the VWI also independently elaborates, formulates, and executes themes, ideas, and concepts. Externals experts are also frequently involved in the conceptualisation of workshops, with their academic institutions then moreover serving as partner organisations in the concrete event.

 

The format employed since 2011 – the date of the first VWI workshop – of employing a range of presentations partly solicited through a Call for Papers and partly through invitations extended to renowned experts for individual panels or as keynotes has proven most productive.

 

Beyond this, the VWI also involves itself financially or in content and organisation with various conferences which correlate with the profile of the institute.

 

 

Workshop
Workshop: Multilayered Narrations. Claiming Historical Sites through Stories
   

Wednesday, 13. February 2019, 14:00 - 17:00

Vienna Wiesenthal Institute, Research Lounge 1010 Vienna, Rabensteig 3, 3rd Floor

 

NHCM Nottinham 2018 PhotoNeckerMemorial sites and Holocaust museums tend to adopt a defined profile: Either they commemorate victims or they focus on perpetrators. Their role is to act as collective memorial sites clearly directed at future generations. However, perpetrator sites like the Obersalzberg or the Reichsparteitagsgelände in Nuremberg still use technical terms like “Documentation Centre” to emphasise their role as cognitive institutions analysing the history – rather than the memory – of National Socialism and the Holocaust.

Sylvia Necker, historian at the University of Nottingham and curator, has compared the narrative strategies of the Obersalzberg Documentation Centre and the British National Holocaust Centre and Museum, on the basis of which she advocates for multilayered narrations.

This workshop will offer insights into curatorial practices and will discuss artistic and aesthetic approaches within exhibitions to underline the opportunities they open up for curating at historical sites.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the latest by Friday, 8 February 2019, 12.00 am.

Click here to download the invitation as PDF-file.

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