Contested Histories Onsite

Contested Histories Onsite: Lecture & Virtual Tour on Warsaw Uprising Museum

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Host: Contested Histories Onsite project

Contested Histories Onsite is a partner project between the Memory Studies Association and EuroClio, with support from the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union. This event will be hosted by Marie-Louise Jansen, director of EuroClio's Contested Histories project. The lecture will be given by Maria Kobielska (Jagiellonian University), and the virtual tour will be guided by Marcin Napiórkowski (University of Warsaw). 

Date: 1 July, Thursday

Start: 4 pm CEST 

Duration: 90 min

Contact: (MSA Press Officer); (EuroClio Press Officer)

Number of participants: unlimited


The lecture will be given by Dr Maria Kobielska, a memory scholar on contemporary polish memory culture at Jagiellonian University's Faculty of Polish Studies where she focuses on new (narrative) Polish historical museums. The lecture will detail the origins and agenda of the museum, as well as criticisms of the museum from a variety of perspectives in the 15 years since its opening.


After the lecture Dr Marcin Napiórkowski will take us on an interactive virtual tour of the site. Marcin is scholar at the University of Warsaw's Institute of Polish Culture, where he specialises in mythology and the history of memory of the Warsaw Uprising. His tour will detail how the museum creates an immersive experience using the 'time machine' method and sensory stimulation before coming to the controversy and ethics surrounding the museum. 


This event does not require any previous preparation. It is free and open to the public.
Registered participants will receive an email with detailed information about the event in due time.

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