Webinar: Challenges for study trips to Holocaust memorial sites
In the wake of the Covid pandemic and in the middle of a climate crisis - do we need to reassess educational initiatives such as study trips to Holocaust memorial sites? Welcome to join this webinar arranged by the Living History Forum in partnership with the Swedish IHRA Presidency.
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When, where and how
Date: 15 February 2023
Time: 17:00-18:30 (CET)
Place: Zoom. Please register below to recieve a link for participation.
For who: Teachers, researchers and others with an interest in the topic.
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Opening address by IHRA chair Ann Bernes
17:10 Presentation of the participants:
Moderator: Stefan Andersson - Project Manager, the Living History Forum, Swedish delegate to IHRA/EWG, Swedish delegate to the International Committee of Auschwitz Birkenau Foundation
Dr Marc Van Berkel - Senior Educator Han University of Applied Science Education Working Group and member of the Dutch Delegation to the IHRA
Niclas Blom - Educator, the Swedish Committee Against Antisemitism (SCAA)
Alex Maws - Head of Education and Heritage, The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR)
Mia Taikon - Educator the Living History Forum and Roma activist
Ola Flennegård - PhD student and Project manager, Department of Education, Communication and Learning, The Segerstedt Institute, University of Gothenburg
Jurmet Huitema-de Waal - Project Manager, Educational Projects Department, Anne Frank House Amsterdam
Tomasz Michaldo - Head of Methodology of Guiding, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Project Leader – application for on-line visits “Auschwitz in front of your Eyes”
17:20 Background and aim of the webinar
In the wake of the Covid pandemic and in the middle of a climate crisis do we need to reassess educational initiatives such as study trips to Holocaust memorial sites?
Do the educational benefits of study trips outweigh the negative impact on the climate?
Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual reality (VR) provide a viable alternative or is it necessary for students to physically visit the remembrance site to fully comprehend the issues?
17.25-17.50 The overarching question: How will study trips to Holocaust Memorial sites be conducted in the future in the wake of the pandemic and the climate crisis? Each panellist will be given 3 minutes for introductory remarks.
17.50-18.25 Open discussion
18.25-18.30 Concluding remarks