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ISSN 2043-7633

Issue 18

Digital Trauma in Eastern and Central Europe

Editorial – Issue 18

Editorial – Issue 18

The distribution of digital technologies opened unprecedented possibilities for remediating and reshaping individual and collective trauma. New formats of trauma transmission and trauma processing employ structural affordances of digital platforms …
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From Individual Trauma to Frozen Currents: Conceptualising Digital Trauma Studies

From Individual Trauma to Frozen Currents: Conceptualising Digital Trauma Studies

This essay presents digital trauma studies, a novel and interdisciplinary approach to trauma research. Digital trauma studies scrutinize the impact of technological innovation on the transmission and processing of individual …
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“There is No Future Here”: Digital Trauma Processing in Hungarian Migrants’ Blogs

“There is No Future Here”: Digital Trauma Processing in Hungarian Migrants’ Blogs

This paper analyses blogs and Facebook communities of Hungarian migrants, focusing on their traumatic relationship to their home country. Eastern-Europeans in Western Europe are mostly considered economic migrants, as opposed …
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The Post-Trauma of the Great Patriotic War in Russia

The Post-Trauma of the Great Patriotic War in Russia

Collective memory often functions as embeddedness for a narrative that can have profound legitimation consequences. In order to make a population ‘buy’ a narrative, memory entrepreneurs can manipulate traumatic memories …
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Project ‘1917 –Free History’: Reliving the Russian Revolution in the Digital Age

Project ‘1917 –Free History’: Reliving the Russian Revolution in the Digital Age

The article examines Project ‘1917 – Free History,’ an innovative and ambitious online initiative that enables its followers to relive the Russian Revolution in real time. Presenting archival materials in …
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Framing the Holocaust Online: Memory of the Babi Yar Massacres on Wikipedia

Framing the Holocaust Online: Memory of the Babi Yar Massacres on Wikipedia

The article explores how a notorious case of Second World War atrocities in Ukraine – the Babi Yar massacres of 1941-1943 – is represented and interpreted on Wikipedia. Using qualitative …
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Selfies from Auschwitz: Rethinking the Relationship Between Spaces of Memory and Places of Commemoration in the Digital Age

Selfies from Auschwitz: Rethinking the Relationship Between Spaces of Memory and Places of Commemoration in the Digital Age

This paper seeks to map theoretical and practical preoccupations in the contemporary relationship between places of commemoration and more abstract spaces of Holocaust memory. While the range of this topic …
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Traumatic Performances in the Digital Age: Why We Need the Video Testimonies of Holocaust Bystanders

Traumatic Performances in the Digital Age: Why We Need the Video Testimonies of Holocaust Bystanders

Focusing on the Holocaust bystanders’ video testimonies, I examine how the notion of landscape in a testimonial framework might help us to grasp the main paradoxes of testimony as a …
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Digital Memorialisation and Virtual Witnessing in Galerija 11/07/95 and the War Childhood Museum

Digital Memorialisation and Virtual Witnessing in Galerija 11/07/95 and the War Childhood Museum

This paper offers an examination of the uses of digital memorialisation in two multi-media museums located in Sarajevo, Bosnia, focusing on the ways in which technology is used to create …
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