During our #WarStoriesEurope2021 project we will give the possibility to our participants to speak about their impressions of the history of WWII and of Europe today.
Podcast in history classes
Using podcasts in education became very popular in the last years, especially during the pandemic. At the U.S. American high school teacher Sarah Cooper for eighth-graders use a podcast in her classes.
Before they began recording, she shared professionally produced podcasts with them so they could hear what they might create; she selected a wide variety of styles and lengths so they could imagine different possibilities for their work. Cooper asked her students for feedback on what they heard, what they learned, and how it made them feel. In her report, she discusses the success and student’s fascination in producing and “talking” about historical events.
This youth project on memory culture aims to remind young people from Luxembourg, France and Germany of their common European (pre)history with the help of digital media, to contrast it with the present and to promote a European awareness.
Are you between 16 and 23 years old? Do you live in Luxembourg? If so, become part of our creative project and tell your story!
How does the commemoration of the “Ons Jongen” in Luxembourg look like? What is remembered and celebrated? What kind of ceremonies and memorials exist today?
During the summer semester of 2021 of the study program (Bachelor en Cultures Européennes) at the University of Luxembourg, Focus History – together with 18 students we discussed and shared aspects of commemoration and memorials of the conscripted women and men in Luxembourg during WWII.
An archive in Germany collects love letters over the century until today – a citizen science approach
The archive is being digitised, indexed and made accessible in cooperation with the Technical University of Darmstadt. The archive records are stored at the Koblenz-Landau University Library (Koblenz Campus).
The archive shows Love letters how private writing changes over time. Love letter exists in wide circles of society; one gains an insight into the writing norms not only of individuals but also of milieus, age groups and genders. So it is not surprising that the love letter is differentiated along with the popular writing media from the little note to the love letter, from the telegram to the postcard, from the e-mail to the WhatsApp chat. The question is to what extent the functions of writing are being explored anew.
Workshop-Invitation – October 14, 2021: 10 am – 5:30 pm Belval Campus and online (hybrid)
Zwangssoldaten, Malgré-Nous, Zwangsrekrutéiert – three regions, three terms, one fate? After the German invasion of its western neighbours, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg in 1940, the border regions reaching from Eastern Belgium over Luxembourg to Alsace-Lorraine were seen by the Third Reich as lost German territories that needed reintegration into the Reich. One part of that reintegration policy was recruiting the local female and male youth into German labour services and armed forces. Continue reading Zwangssoldaten, Malgré-Nous, Zwangsrekrutéiert? – Terms, Numbers and Statistics – Workshop of Project WARLUX→
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