Call for applications
The project “In Bewteen?” driven the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity aims to encouraging young generations to explore 20th-century history by speaking with those who lived it. The EUROM, scientific partner of ENRS, collaborates in the Autumn edition of the project, which includes for the first time the Spanish-French border.
The call for applications is open until July 17, 2017. It is addressed to students and professionals aged 18 to 25 and representing areas of interest that may include history, cultural anthropology, sociology and audiovisual arts, among others. The program will be developed from September 13 to 25, 2017.
During a 4-day workshop in Warsaw (September 13-17) participants will learn the theoretical basis of interview methodology, digital videocamera operation, photography, digitalisation of visual materials, archiving and historical context. The six-people groups will then travel to border towns and other localities where they will be conducting and documenting interviews with local inhabitants during a seve-day stay. Recollections, sound and video recordings, photographs, letters as well as scanned documents and other items reflecting the daily life of the communities will constitute the basis for reporting their travel, a compiltation that will be shared with historical institutions and local archives, including the National Digital Archive in Poland and the Virtual Shtetl (Museum of the History of Polish Jews).
In Spain the headquarters of the project will be the Exile Memorial Museum (MUME), based at the Cross-Border village of La Jonquera. Students will take part in a workshop in order to get acquainted with the historical and memorial background and will visit some of the most relevant memorial sites across the region, such as Argelès-sur-Mer, Portbou, or Rivestaltes. All the theoretical and methodological skills acquired during the introductory workshop in Poland will be put into practice during their interviews with witnesses of each one of the visited sites.
From 13 to 25 September, 2017
- 13-17 September
Workshops in Warsaw, Poland
- 18-25 September
- Prespa Lakes region
- Albanian-Montenegrin borderland
- Hungarian-Romanian borderland
- Spanish-French borderland