About

What is Digital History Network?

It is a platform for organizations, projects and initiatives using digital media for analyzing historical events, conducting research, visualizing and representing data related to the past. 

The platform will be of use to historians, journalists, NGO representatives, history teachers, IT experts, designers and project managers, interested in developing a culture of remembrance in Europe, especially about World War Two events. 

Digital History Network represents organisations that use innovative IT solutions in educational and research work for dissemination of memory culture.  Among projects you will find: 

  • websites, platforms and databases for museums and archives
  • interactive maps, games and VR projects
  • educational digital projects and mobile apps 
  • longreads, media projects and podcasts

How does the platform work?

  1. You fill out a short form and add your organization.
  2. Next, we verify information and add your organization to the database (within three days at the latest).
  3. After that, you can post projects and announcements of your events.

Are there any rules?

Information is published upon approval by administrators and in accordance with the platform policy, which you can read below:

  1. The platform’s working languages ​are Russian and English. Applications to add organization/project/announcement in other languages ​​will not be considered.
  2. Platform users agree to the collection, storage, processing and publication of information indicated in the form. Throughout moderation, platform administrators reserve the right to edit information intended for publication in order to optimize its amount. 
  3. The use of any website materials is possible for non-commercial purposes only, indicating the source of information and direct links to the Digital History Network database.
  4. Administrators are entitled not to post any given organization on the site, if the information indicated in the form does not meet one or more of the criteria below:
  • Organisations presented on the platform:
    • make central historical periods and memorable occasions more accessible to their target audience focusing on multiple historical themes (World War Two, Holocaust, Jewish heritage, repressions, Soviet history, prisoners of war and others)
    • apply modern IT-solutions in historical educational and research work
    • pursue non-commercial goals (museums, archives, NGOs, universities and others).
  • The information on organization activities is sufficiently covered and presented in full. 
  • Application is completed in at least one of the working languages - Russian and/or English. We urge you to fill out forms in two languages, otherwise if one of the language versions is missing, administrators have the right to undertake text translation without consulting or obtaining consent from the authors.
  • The information specified in the form does not contain hate speech and does not incite hatred, xenophobia and chauvinism. Administrators also reserve the right not to publish information or create user accounts that are involved in activities aimed at harassment, incitement to hatred, violence and misinformation against any social groups in society or individual citizens.

Please address any queries related to moderation policy or placement of your organisation / projects / announcements / materials here: historischebildung@gmail.com and events@ibb.by

 

The website was created within the “Teaching History 4.0” project, realized by IBB Minsk and IBB Dortmund together with partner organizations throughout 2019-2020 years and financially supported by the German Federal Foreign Office. Historians and NGO representatives from Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Germany and Poland took part in four project events:

  • On 25-30 June 2019, the seminar “Historical narratives and multi-perspectiveness: World War Two - about storytelling and silence-keeping” was held in Gdansk (Poland)
  • On 1-6 September, 2019, the study visit to Berlin (Germany) took place and focused on “Historical narratives and multi-perspectiveness” 
  • On 18-20 October, 2019 the international historical hackathon #hack4history was held for the first time in Minsk (Belarus)
  • On 13-14 March, 2020 the Digital History MEETUP was conducted in Minsk (Belarus).

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