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Sunday, March 11 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Digitizing the Holocaust: Genocide & New Technology

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In this session we will discuss some of the ways that emerging technologies are changing the way genocides like the Holocaust are explained, remembered, and understood. From geographical information systems to “holograms” of Holocaust survivors to virtual and augmented realities, new technologies are dramatically altering the ways scholars, heritage workers, Survivors, and the general public engage with the traumatic past.  We will discuss recent attempts to re-map the Holocaust digitally, the virtualization of Survivor testimony, the use of drones at atrocity sites, and attempts to virtually immerse “users” in concentration camps such as Auschwitz. We will also discuss Synagogues in Germany: A Virtual Reconstruction, a German exhibition focusing on Kristallnacht that had its Canadian premier in Winnipeg early in 2017.

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Adam Muller

Adam Muller is Director of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manitoba, where he studies the representation of genocide, human rights, and atrocity. He is the editor/co-editor of three essay collections, including Fighting Words and Images: Representing War Across the Disciplines (2012) and The Idea of a Human Rights Museum (2015... Read More →

Sunday March 11, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 223 - Second Floor