Check out the conference booklet for the final programme, all abstracts and information about the venue and social events.


12:00 Registration
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Opening ceremony
Prof. Franciska de Jong
Erasmus Studio / Erasmus University Rotterdam
14:00 – 15:30 Keynote speech I
“Going Beyond the ‘Juicy Quotes’ Syndrome’: Living Archives and Reciprocal Research in Oral History.”
Dr. Steven High – Concordia University Montreal, Canada
Co-director Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling
Prof. Liz Miller – Concordia University Montreal, Canada
Professor of Communications and filmmaker
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee & Tea
15:45 – 17:15 Panel Session A
Digital Testimonies I
Panel Session B
Ethical aspects and constraints of oral history         
Pedro Oiarzabal
(Pedro Arrupe Human Rights Institute, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain)
“Fragments of our memory: exile, emigration and return to the Basque Country”
Maja Coric
(NIOD Institute for War- Holocaust and Genocide studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“Perpetrator narratives from the Bosnian war, 1991-1995. Seven case studies”
Ivan Radoš
(Croatian Memorial Documentation Center of the Homeland War, Croatia)
“War in Croatia – An oral history of the foreign volunteers”
Erin Jessee
(Liu Institute for Global Issues, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
“Digital Media and Dangerous Narratives: The Case of Post-Genocide Rwanda”
Frank Usbeck
(Technical University Dresden, Germany)
“Testimony, Coping, and Staying in Touch: Storytelling in American Soldier Blogs from the Perspective of Native American Warrior Ceremonies”
Karen Jungblut
(USC Shoah Foundation, University of Southern California, U.S.A.)
“Digital access to the Visual History Archive: USC Shoah Foundation’s evolution on access to its testimonies” 
  Heleen Touquet
University of Leuven, Belgium
“Oral Histories as Community Narratives: The Road to Reconciliation?”
Chair: Prof. Rob van der Laarse – University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Chair: Prof. Leyla Neyzi – Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
17:15 – 18:00 “Recording Personal Memories in the aftermath of the Wars and
Dealing with the Challenge of affirming Social Dialogue on Different Interpretations of History”
Vesna Teršelič
Documenta – Center for Dealing with the Past, Zagreb, Croatia
18:00 – 19:30 Evening Reception


09:00 – 09:15 Coffee & Tea
09:15 – 10:45 Keynote Speech II “Oral History in the Digital Age”
Prof. Douglas W. Oard – University of Maryland, U.S.A.
Professor of Information Studies
Prof. Mark Kornbluh -University of Kentucky, U.S.A.
Professor of History
10:45 -11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:45 Panel Session C
ICT / Archives
Special Session D
PhD Master Class: Memory of Conflicts
Aida Hajro and Nina Karać
(Human Rights Centre, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
“Structuring metadata in a polysemic environment: case study BiHMe”
Alejandra Meneses
“Memory and Conflict in Contemporary Colombian Documentary Film”
Cord Pagenstecher
(Center for Digital Systems, Free University Berlin, Germany)
“Forced Labor 1939-1945 – Creating an Online Archive”
Tomislav Sulj
„War in Croatia 1991: Oral history and question of the Croatian Defense Forces (HOS)“
Khiet P. Truong, Gerben J. Westerhof,  Sanne M.A. Lamers and Franciska de Jong
(Human Media Interaction and Department of Psychology, Health and Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands)
“Multidisciplinary analysis of oral history collections: emotions in narrative psychology and automatic human behavior analysis”
 Jakub Mlynar
“A man is not what he feels like”: Identities of the Czechoslovak Jews in the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive”
  Mykola Makhortykh
“Conflict, Remembrance and Big Data: Twitter and World-War-II Memory”
Chair: Dr. Arjan van Hessen – Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS Chair: prof. Julia Noordegraaf – University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Keynote Speech III “Forced Labor 1939-1945”
Prof.  Nicolas Apostolopoulos – Free University of Berlin, Germany
Director Competence Centre e-Learning / Multimedia and ICT specialist
Dr. Alexander van Plato  – Fern University of Hagen, Germany
Director Centre for History and Biography and curator
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee & Tea
15:45 – 17:15 Panel Session E
Digital Testimonies II
Special Session F
The making of “Croatian Memories”: Narratives on War and Detention
Emma Gilligan/Graham Stinnet
(University of Connecticut, U.S.A.)
“The Chechnya Memory Project”

Drago Roksandic
(University of Zagreb, Croatia)
“CroMe vs. Post Yugoslav Voices: historians searching for restorative justice and reconciliation in post-Yugoslav societies”
Eva Kubatova
(The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Prague, Czech Republic)
“Memory of Nations platform. Using oral history digital testimonies as a source for further research”
Tanja Petrovic
(Documenta – Center for Dealing with the Past, Zagreb, Croatia)
“Personal memories of war and detention – Making private experiences public as a means of mobilising support and developing understanding”
Prof. Leyla Neyzi
(Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey)
“Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Using Digital Testimonies in Contexts of Continuing Conflict”
Renata Jambresic Kirin
(Institute for Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb, Croatia)
“More questions than answers. Anthropologist’s dilemmas related to the CroMe digital archive”
Chair: Karen Jungblut – USC Shoah Foundation, University of Southern California U.S.A. Chair: Documenta – Center for Dealing with the Past, Zagreb, Croatia
19:00 Evening program

FRIDAY 14 JUNE, 2013

09:00 – 09:15 Coffee & Tea
09:15 – 11:00 Special Session G
Audiovisual Testimonies in the Courtroom of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
Nenad Golcevski Humanitarian Law Center
Belgrade, Serbia
Nerma Jelacic International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
The Hague, The Netherlands
Vladimir Petrovic NIOD Institute for War- Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Iva Vukusic Sense News Agency
The Hague, The Netherlands
Chair: prof. Eric Ketelaar(University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)  
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee & Tea
11:30 – 12:30 Conference conclusions and closing session
The future of using digital testimonies on war and trauma
Dr. Stef Scagliola
Erasmus Studio / Erasmus University RotterdamClosing ceremony
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
End of conference

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