Conference 2018

Digital Heritage and Oral History

24 October 2018, Nordic Museum, Sweden

Conference Room 10-17

The research consortium DigiCONFLICT and the Nordic Museum cordially invite you to attend an international workshop on oral history and digital heritage. Join the members of the research consortium, representatives from the Nordic Museum, and invited researchers and oral historians from Sweden, Norway and Finland to explore, exchange, and generate new ideas and ways of thinking about the impact of digital heritage on contemporary engagements with the past. Workshop participants will consider what is gained and lost when cultural heritage becomes digital, and who benefits from this process most. The event will be hosted by DigiCONFLICT’s Swedish research team, whose work specifically examines the employment of oral history in digital heritage practices. While subsequently the workshop will mainly revolve around this theme, due consideration will also be given to complementary topics.


10.00-10.15 Gil Pasternak, Ewa Manikowska & Malin Thor Tureby: Welcome.

10.15-11.00 Gil Pasternak, Ewa Manikowska & Malin Thor Tureby. Introduction to the DigiCONFLICT Research Consortium and the ‘Digital Heritage in Cultural Conflicts’ research project.

11.00-12.00 Keynote speaker: Anne Heimo, Adjunct Professor of Folkloristics, University of Turku. The Digital Heritage of the 1918 Finnish Civil War.

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-13.30 Björn Enes, Co-founder and present manager of Memoar – Norwegian organisation for oral history. Oral History, Citizen Science and Digital Heritage in Norway.

13.30-14.00 René León Rosales, Head of Research at the Mångkulturellt centrum, Botkyrka. To Make Migration an Obvious Part of Swedish Cultural Heritage? Reflection on the Difficulties and Possibilities of Working with Diversity, Migration and National Self-image.

14.00-14.30 Jonas Engman, FD, Head of the Nordic Museum Archives. Digitalization, epistemology and collections – the challenges for research.

14.30-15.00 Coffee

15.00-15.30 Bodil Axelsson, Associate Professor in Culture and Media Production, Linköping University. Participatory Normativity, the Value of Digital Labour and New Forms of Ownership.

15.30-16.00 Elisabeth Boogh, Curator of Photography Collections at the Stockholm County Museum, and Kajsa Hartig, Head of Collections and Cultural Environments at Västernorrland County Museum in Sweden. Collecting Social Digital Photography – Challenges for the Heritage Sector.

16.00-16.15 Armando Perla, members of a team developing a new Swedish national museum while focusing on issues of migration and democracy in Malmo in Sweden. To collect or not to collect? The case of the Swedish Museum of Migration.

16.15-17.00 Reflections and discussions.

The workshop is free. If you wish to participate in the event send an e-mail to Malin Thor Tureby The deadline for registration is 10 October 2018. There is a limited number of places; early expressions of interest to attend will be prioritized. The workshop is financed by funding from Joint Programming Initiatives (JPI) Cultural Heritage and The Swedish National Heritage Board.