Organisers: German Historical Institute Warsaw (DHI Warschau) / Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam (ZZF)
People talk about history – this has been the case always and everywhere. The past is the subject of oral communication in private, at school, but also in public. The motivation of the speakers ranges from the desire to recall things and enlighten others to the marketing of a service or the fulfilment of a certain range of professional tasks: there are the guides for tourists, in museums or at memorial sites, who relate local history to domestic and foreign visitors. In addition, there are witnesses of the past, who pass on their experiences during tours or at commemorative services. Furthermore, there are interpreters of living history, antiquity dealers, collectors or other amateur historians, who turn history into a subject of public discussion.
This event aims at introducing protagonists and their practices and at analysing concrete oral situations. Fundamental questions are: what type of narrative forms can be found? To what extent do the specifics of orality (redundancies, situativity, direct speech, addressing the audience, etc.) influence historical narration? Which role does the narrative time play for the time narrated? What impact do the narrative location and the direct interaction between narrators and audience have? What is the significance of intermedia correlations and external interventions? What strategies of authentication manifest themselves in the concrete situations of communication?
More information: https://zzf-potsdam.de/de/veranstaltungen/workshop-lets-talk-about-history-publi...
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Venue: Kampus Hybernská, Lecture Room 2D
Karel Šima, Miloš Řezník, Sabine Stach
18:15 Evening Lecture
In cooperation with CSPK Prague
Petra Tjitske Kalshoven (Manchester): The Role of Discourse in a Mimetic Practice. Performing History in European ‘lndianism’
Get-Together / Reception
Thursday, 23 May 2019
Venue: Vila Lanna
Sabine Stach, lrmgard Zündorf
10:00 Language & History: Different Approaches to Public Oral History and History Didactics
Chair: lrmgard Zündorf
Georg Marschnig (Graz): Language Awareness and Historical Thinking. A New Challenge for History Didactics
Moritz Lautenbach-von Ostrowski (Hamburg): Approaches to Memory. Linguistic Action in Concentration Camp Memorials
Piotr Filipkowski (Warsaw): Eye-witnesses as Guides in Historical Spaces. An Oral Historian’s lmpressions
Philippe Carasco (Berlin): Talking Simply about History? A Short lnput about “Plain Language”
13:15 Talking while Walking: History in Guided Tours
Chair: Sabine Stach
Sarah Willner (Hechingen): Talking (about) Ötzi. Popular Performances of the Neolithic in Alpine Settings
Karolina Dudek / Sławomir Sikora (Warsaw): Storied City. Local Urban Histories as a Product of Collective Work of Many Actors
Alena Pfoser (Loughborough): Contested Heritage and the Work of Mnemonic lntermediation Guiding Russians through Tallinn
Magdalena Banaszkiewicz (Cracow): Personal Encounters in the lnterpretation of the Past. Reflections on Guides’ Narrations in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Guided City Tour & Discussion
Friday, 24 May 2019
Venue: Vila Lanna
9:00 Talking about History in Museums: Exhibitions about the GDR and its End
Chair: Zdeněk Nebřenský
Philippe Carasco (Berlin): Re-oralisation of GDR History. A Comparison of Publicly and Privately Financed Museums in Berlin
Marie Müller-Zetzsche (Leipzig): How to Make a Historical Exhibition Talk. The Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig’s Permanent Exhibition
Christiane Schrübbers (Berlin): Why Didn’t Anyone Tell me That? Reactions to an Exhibition
10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 Talking about History in Museums: Inclusion & Dialogue
Chair: Jakub Jareš
Patrick Helber (Berlin): Colonialism and Enslavement in a Bottle
Andy Simanowitz (Berlin): Jerusalem in Dialogue – Personal Contributions vs. Institutional Determinants
Thea Jakob (Erfurt): Participially Told History at the Museum. Tandem Guided Tours by Guides with and without Down-syndrome at “Touchdown” Exhibition
Aleksandr Afanasjev (Moscow): A Conversation with Children about History. Experiences from the “Museum of Moscow”
13:15 Wrap-up Discussion
14:00 Departure / Lunch (self-pay)
Information on participating / attending:
Please register by May 20, 2019 at Sabine Stach (German Historical Institute Warsaw):
05/22/2019 18:00 - 05/24/2019 14:00
V Sadech 1
160 00 Praha 6 - Bubeneč
Scientists and scholars
History / archaeology, Media and communication sciences, Social studies
Types of events:
Seminar / workshop / discussion
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URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event63659
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