Public History Explorers: October 2019

Explorers for this issue: Andrea Oldani, Amanda Maunoury, Dorota Choińska, Antonio Chiaese, Jimena Perry
  • Check out of featured country of the month: Greece! Learn about archives and exhibitions as discussed in Athens.

“Document, exhibit, archive”: History in the making
On Wednesday 25th September, the Hellenic American University of Athens hosted “Document, exhibit, archive”, a roundtable on archival best practices and projects in Greece. The event took place in the framework of the exhibition “Cruise: Α floating archive” curated by the Greek historians’ group Historistai, and showcasing the “archive of everyday life” of the late photographer Vassilis Kofinas. Details.

“Cruise: A floating Archive” Exposition. Photo: George Georgakopoulos (Cheap Art official page)

“Ντοκουμέντο, Κειμήλιο, Αρχείο”: Aρχειακή πραγματικότητα στην Ελλάδα
Την Τετάρτη 25 Σεπτεμβρίου, το Hellenic American University στην Αθήνα παρουσιάσε μια στρογγυλή τράπεζα με τίτλο “Ντοκουμέντο, Κειμήλιο, Αρχείο”, με θέμα των αρχείων στην Ελλάδα.To συμβάν ήταν οργανωμένη στο πλαίσιο της έκθεσης “Cruise: Α floating archive” («Κρουαζιέρα: Αρχείο εν πλω»), επιμελείται από την ομάδα Ηιστορισταί. Tο θέμα της έκθεσης  ήταν το “αρχεòiο της καθημερινότητας” του φωτογράφου Βασίλη Κοφινά (1934-2007). Περισσότερες πληροφορίες (στα ελληνικά) εδώ.

  • América Latina

Archivos orales en Alemania y América Latina, las voces de la historia

Los archivos orales permiten acercar la historia a través de testimonios en primera persona de los protagonistas de los hechos. Aquí algunos proyectos alemanes y latinoamericanos. Detalles.

Oral Archives in Germany and Latin America, The Voices of History

Oral archives bring us closer to history through first hand testimonies of the protagonists of events. Here some German and Latin American projects. Details.

  • France

La nouvelle banque d´images de la BnF
Pour les chercheurs et les curieux, la BnF facilite l’accès à ses riches collections iconographiques. Parmi les nouvelles fonctionnalités du site-web de l’institution, on compte une nouvelle banque d’images, ainsi que la possibilité de télécharger des images en haute définition. Détails.  

The New Bank Image of BnF

For researchers and amateurs alike, the BnF (National Library of France) is facilitating access to its rich iconographic collections. Some new features of the institution’s website include a new image bank, along with the ability to download images in high-definition. Details.

De La Haye à Paris, les archives du Tribunal de Nuremberg plus accessibles que jamais
L’intégralité des riches archives du Tribunal de Nuremberg est numérisée après sept ans de travail. À cette occasion, elles ont quitté La Haye pour être déposées au Memorial de la Shoah à Paris. Détails

From The Hague to Paris, the archives of the Nuremberg Tribunal are more accessible than ever

The entirety of the rich archives of the Nuremberg trials has been digitized after seven years of work and has just been deposited at the Memorial of the Shoah in Paris. Details

  • Italy

ISEC Sesto San Giovanni e l’archivio Breda
Fondazione ISEC (Istituto per la storia dell’età contemporanea) ha organizzato per la giornata del 4 ottobre una visita guidata all’archivio storico delle fabbriche Breda. L’intento è stato quello di raccontare alla comunità sestese la storia di queste fabbriche anche attraverso la voce degli ex operai e lavoratori. Dettagli.

ISEC Sesto San Giovanni and the Breda archive
Fondazione ISEC (Istituto per la storia dell’età contemporanea) has organized a guided tour at the historical archives of Breda factories on the 4th of October. The aim was to show the historical importance of the archives to the local community, using also the memories of the former factoryworkers. Details.

  • Poland

Myths, Memories and Economies: Post-Socialist Transformations in Comparison
The International conference “Myths, Memories and Economies: Post-Socialist Transformations in Comparison” organized by European Network Remembrance and Solidarity will take place 28-30 October 2019 in Warsaw. The event will explore how the contemporary vision of the 990s is being shaped and the role memory plays in the process of its historization. Details.

Kierunek Muzeum: O granicach w nowoczesnym przekazie muzealnym
22 listopada 2019 roku odbędzie się kolejne, trzecie spotkanie z cyklu, Kierunek Muzeum”, organizowane jest przez Muzeum Pamięci Sybiru w Białymstoku. Przedstawiciele czołowych polskich i zagranicznych muzeów dyskutować będą nad granicami w mówieniu o zbrodniach totalitaryzmów w nowoczesnym przekazie muzealnym. Szczegóły tutaj.

A Modern Museum Message
On 22 November 2019 will take place a pannel discussion on the limits regarding the presentation of totalitarism in the contemporary museology. Details.

Wojna, która nigdy się nie kończy

Książka Pawła Machcewicza “Muzeum”, mówiąca o kulisach powstania Muzeum II wojny światowej w Gdańsku, została opublikowana w wersji anglojęzycznej przez wydawnictwo De Gruyter. Angielski tytuł brzmi: “The war that never ends”. Szczegóły.

The war that never ends

The English verison of Paweł Machcewicz’s book on the Museum of the 2nd World War in Gdansk, Poland was published by De Gruyter. The English title is: “The war that never ends”. Details.

Cite this blog post
Thomas Cauvin (2019, November 2). Public History Explorers: October 2019. IFPH-FIHP. Retrieved March 2, 2024, from

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