The Center for Research on the Liberation Movement (Ukraine) and Gulag.cz (Czech Republic) invite to join the online workshop on the best practices of digital projects in the field of memory — “History and Memory in the Digital Age: Czech Experience“.
Czech experts will share their experience of using digital tools for projects in the field of history and memory of the past.
The workshop’s participants will also talk about documents from the StB archives: the procedure for accessing these documents in the Czech Republic and their potential for digital projects.
- Stepan Cernousek is a Czech researcher, Chairman of Gulag.cz Association and Head of the Czech branch of the International Memorial Society. Stepan Cernousek primarily specializes in Russian studies. At the seminar, Stepan will present the activities of the Gulag.cz Association and its implemented projects, such as expeditions to Siberia, virtual museum of the Gulag, and so on.
- Alexandra Skorvid holds a Master’s degree in Ukrainian Philology. Currently, she works as a coordinator of educational projects in the Gulag.cz Association. Alexandra’s presentation will be devoted to the development of an innovative educational tool which is designed to increase knowledge about the Gulag camps among young people in Europe and in Russia. For the Gulag.cz Association, this project is currently the main one.
- Jan Blazek will present the activities of the Czech non-governmental organization Post Bellum which documents witnesses´ memories of important historical phenomena of the 20th century. From 2019, Post Bellum´s sister organisation is also active in Ukraine. In Post Bellum, Jan holds the position of the International cooperation coordinator. Previously, Jan worked as journalist and diplomat.
- Andrej Novik is a methodologist of educational programs who works with a large number of Czech organizations, including Post Bellum, Scio, and Gulag.cz. Andrej will tell the audience about the main educational projects that exist in the Czech Republic at the moment. He will talk about how modern technologies are used in them; his presentation will also include some practical tasks for the audience.
Moderator: Radomyr Mokryk — historian, researcher at the Institute of Eastern European Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University in Prague.
When: April 27, 2021, 16:00
Where: Zoom and Facebook live on the pages of the Center for Research on the Liberation Movement and Gulag.cz
Working language: English
The event will take place within the project “Persecuted Art. National Culture through KGB/StB Eyes Ukraine, Czech Republic, Georgia” implemented by the Center for Research on the Liberation Movement with the support of the European Union under the House of Europe program.