Programme

THURSDAY 26 March

09.00

Registration/coffee & tea

10.00
10.20

10.50

Maria GreverOpening and introduction
Stefan BergerDisplaying war memories

Discussion

BREAK coffee/tea

11.30

 

 

Three parallel paper sessions A, B, C

  • A: Conflict and Atrocity Tourism
    Chair: Siri Driessen
    • Jeroen Nawijn (Breda University of Applied Sciences) - Concentration Camp Memorial Visitors’ Emotions and Meaning-making
    • Oscar Ekkelboom and Kirsten van Kempen (University of Amsterdam) - Monumentalizing Atrocity Sites: Constructing World War II Heritage in the Netherlands
    • Emily Mannheimer (Erasmus University Rotterdam) - Telling the Troubles: Authorizing conflict heritage through guided tours
  • B: Politics of Memory in Popular Media
    Chair: Susan Hogervorst
    • Yvonne Delhey (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen) - Hitler Goes Pop: Reflections on Media Representations in Popular Culture
    • Jonathan Rayner (University of Sheffield) - Relaunching Carrier Ibuki: commercialization, commemoration and controversy in popular East Asian representations of War
    • Franziska Englert (University of Cologne) - “Not to be continued…” Representations of the Colombian armed conflict in “reconciliation telenovelas”
  • C: War and Conflict in Film
    Chair: Kees Ribbens
    • Nicholas Johnson (University of Münster) - Screening the Wannsee Conference: HBO’s Conspiracy and Depicting Holocaust Perpetrators on Film
    • Daniel Binns (RMIT University, Australia) - Out of Time: The Hurt Locker and attending to temporality
    • Edward Liddiard (New Amsterdam Film Company) - The film ‘The East’ – a contribution to a better understanding of a bloody chapter in recent Dutch (and Indonesian) history

LUNCH

13.45

 

How theatre and TV productions stage modern war violence

Public interview with Robin de Levita, co-producer of the musical Soldier of Orange, by Laurie Slegtenhorst

14.45

75 Years after the liberation: reflections on popular culture and WW II

Round table discussion with Gerhard Hirschfeld, Ian Donald, Sebastiaan Vonk and Eva Hilhorst moderated by Jeroen Jansz and Stijn Reijnders

 

15.45

16.15

CITY WALKS IN ROTTERDAM ALONG TRACES AND PLACES OF WW II

Departure to the city center of Rotterdam

Professional guided city walks in Rotterdam (4 guided tours)

18.00

Drinks and dinner in Hotel New York Rotterdam

FRIDAY 27 March

09.30

Coffee & tea

09.45
10.15

Alison Landsberg, Towards a Radical Practice of Anachronism: Memory and Dissensus in Post-Postracial America
Siri Driessen, Response and moderator of discussion

BREAK coffee /tea

11.10

Four parallel paper sessions D, E, F, G

  • D: Mediated Testimonies
    Chair: Franciska de Jong
    • Gert-Jan van Rijn (Museon) - Personal stories and interactivity in exhibitions on WW2
    • Susan Hogervorst (Open University / EUR) - ‘Eyes that have seen it’. Online WW2 testimony portals and the quest for authenticity
    • Richard Vargas (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen) - Authenticity strategies to represent and memorialize the Colombian armed conflict through the contemporary graphic novels: La Palizua and Sin Mascar Palabra
  • E: Visual Media Representations
    Chair: Laurie Slegtenhorst
    • Oliver Graney (Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne) - Staged, fictitious battle photography
    • Giuseppe Previtali (University of Bergamo) - Re-claiming the Frame: A Visual Approach to IS’ Media Production
    • Marcel Bahnen (ImageworX) - Visualising WW2. An uphill battle
  • F: Musealizing War
    Chair: Stijn Reijnders
    • Falk Pingel (Georg Eckert Institute) - Exhibiting War to Understand Peace – new challenges for war-related museums
    • Wannes Devos (War Heritage Institute Brussels/ Ghent University) - On the edge of history. Limitations and challenges of representing war in a national military museum
    • Elżbieta Olzacka (Jagiellonian University) - Challenges of the Visual Representation of Violence in Wartime Society
  • G: Paper session
    Chair: Jeroen Jansz
    • Sacha van Leeuwen (University of Glasgow) - The representation of Iraq and Afghanistan on Facebook and YouTube
    • Josephine Honke (University of Konstanz) - “German victims“ online: YouTube-videos of Allied air raids on German cities
    • Robbert-Jan Adriaansen (EUR) - Picturing Auschwitz. Multimodality and the attribution of historical significance on Instagram

LUNCH

13.25
14.10

Eric Holmes and Drikus Kuiper, The production of war video games
Pieter van den Heede, Response and moderator of discussion

BREAK coffee/tea

15.15

Three parallel paper sessions H, I, J, and a master class

  • H: Immersive Histories
    Chair: Robbert-Jan Adriaansen
    • Floor van Alphen (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) - Comprehending the “Reconquista” through bodily understanding and multiple perspectives
    • Nimrod Tal (Kibbutzim College of Education, Tel Aviv ) - This Must be a Mistake: British Re-enactment of the American Civil War as an Act of Temporal Self-Positioning
    • Tamika Glouftsis (University of Adelaide) - Too Much Immersion? Immediacy, Empathy, and Critical Thinking in War Games
    • Rūta Kazlauskaitė (University of Helsinki) - Contested Pasts and Multiperspectivity in Immersive Virtual Reality History Education
  • I: Ludic Engagements with Large-scale Conflicts
    Chair: Pieter van den Heede
    • Ylva Grufstedt (University of Helsinki) - Counterfactual history in digital strategy games: On how and why game designers draw outside the lines in Hearts of Iron IV
    • Alexane Couturier (Université du Québec à Montréal) - The Art of War : Beyond Photorealism and the Figure of the Hero-Soldier to Represent the Great War in Video Games
    • Giulia Conti (Universitiy of Parma and at the University of Urbino) & Federico Montanari (University of Modena-Reggio Emilia) - Playing War: The Connection between War Videogames and the Civilian Experience
    • Mykola Makhortykh (University of Bern) & Anna Menyhért (University of Jewish Studies in Budapest) - Aesthetics of historical trauma and WWI computer games: Narrating and perceiving mass violence via a new historical form
  • J: War and Education
    Chair: Susan Hogervorst
    • Pieter de Bruijn (Open University) - Panels on war: immediacy and agency in educational graphic novels
    • Lennert Savenije (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen) - An Educational Escape? WW2 Escape Rooms: the Nijmegen Example
    • Laurike In’t Veld (EUR) - Between Education and Entertainment? Making the Armenian Genocide Visible in the Graphic Novel Operation Nemesis
    • Jeroen Willemsen (Open University) An Awkward Recollection: The present-day educational representation of Srebrenica in the Netherlands
  • Master class Alison Landsberg - Representing the Past: Memory, Aesthetics, Politics
    Chairs: Siri Driessen and Maria Grever
    • attendance reserved for PhD students of the Huizinga Research School

17.00

Kees Ribbens, Closure of the conference

17.20

Reception