The Social Use of Digital History (presentation)

During the Sommerakademie 2010 in the Herder Institut in Marburg I gave a presentation about the social use of digital history. By the perspective of Akademia Rzygaczy (The Gargoyle Academy) I tried to show the potential of citizen historians and grassroots digitalization in building the knowledge about local past. The context of networked digital archive theory (by James MacDevitt), the concept of the participatory archive (Isto Huvila) and new universality (in philosophy of Pierre Lévy) was very useful.

I have spoken also about the processes of commemoration: I compared the tradictional model (anniversary state celebrations) with new online participatory projects as The Mate from the Past.

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