Action 2 - Meeting with experts

Action 2: Collection of materials and meeting with experts – March – May 2018

Goal:

The activity is related with collection of picture materials of over 100 sights (Historical buildings and places) via photographic, video, audio and computer technology. Mapping and capturing of the same objects in their modern look. Part of the activity includes meeting with historians, museum workers, archives, architects in order to shape the information-historical (textual) part of each site;

Implementation: 

The main elements of the activity were – meetings with historians where we have chosen concrete historic events and related objects. Based on the prepared list, young people together with project team have visited museums, national archives, gathered pictures and materials by taking photos of the objects (contemporary state), refinement of photo and texts archives. 100 objects were studied. Methods: research, data gathering, meetings with experts, visits to archives and museums, refinment of photos and texts, team work, individual work, discussions.

Results:

  • Conducted over 10 meetings with historians, museum workers, and agencies;
  • Over 40 specialists – historians, museum workers, and lecturers;
  • Collected and processed materials, data, stories, artifacts of over 100 places;
  • Mapped and pictured all these places in their modern way of look;
  • Young people historical interest was increased through direct participation;
  • The public interest of long-lost historical traces was increased;
  • Involving the citizens and institutions in a dialogue, commenting on how important urban architecture is, in the last 100 years.

Bulgaria

On 10.05.2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria – a meeting between the project team and experts, was held. “Museum of Sofia” representatives and the historian Rumen Sechkov came to the meeting as well.  The aim of the meeting, itself, was to contour the chronology of the events and on this base a place, people, buildings (in the period 1917-1939) for researches to be chosen.  Tatyana Vasileva – a teacher, also took part in the meeting, she gave advice on the way the pedagogical materials and presentations have to be made, in order to be completely beneficial in the learning process. Guidelines of how the project has to be presented in front of the general public were made. Museum representatives, gave their consent, that they will help with the distribution of the product (virtual map with sights), when there are different events. On this meeting the possibilities that “Europe for citizens” have been also presented. There were 7 participants at the meeting.

Materials to download:

  1. Program – Meeting with experts;
  2. Bulgaria between the Two World Wars (1919 – 1939);
  3. България между двете Световни воини (1919-1939) – Лекция;
  4. Bulgaria between Two World Wars;
  5. България между двете световни войни – Oбразователни материали –  Прецентация;

 


Romania

On 30.04.2018 in Sannicolau Mare, Romania a meeting between the project team and experts was held.  The representative of the history Museum – Mr. George Petrus – opened the meeting, presenting the goals, the activities and the expected results.  In addition to that, the “Europe for the citizens” and its possibilities were presented. Mrs. Anca Petrus presented them in a chronological way the historic moments in Romania in 1918-1939. The main points were: The Romanian democracy in 1918-1939; Romania after World War I. Mr. Katalin Olaru presented methodological and educational materials, related with Versay – Washington system and the world order after World War I. The developed materials would be used as a base for the making of the educational materials and presentations, as well as for the research of the historical buildings, sights and people in Romania, between the two wars. There were 7 participants at the meeting.

Materials to download:

  1. Program – Meeting with experts;
  2. Democratia Romaneasca in Perioada Interbelica 1918-1938;
  3. Societatea Romaneasca in Perioada Interbelica;

 


Germany

On 14.05.2018 in Berlin, Germany a meeting between the project team and history lecturers was held. The meeting was opened by Filip Krajniak, he described the goals, the activities and the results of the project.  The next session was to present the events that had to happen in Germany in 1917–1939. The purpose of the chronology is to represent the main historic events from this period. Thanks to this chronology, the next stage of the project is observing these exact historic places, buildings, people. Мs. Verena Denk presented the main moments from the Weimar Republic (1919-1923). On the meeting analysis of the period and of the destruction of the demarcation and the start of the new regime, related to the Battle for the republic was also made.

Materials to download:

  1. Program – Meeting with experts;
  2. Die ersten Jahre der Weimarer Republik 1919-1923;
  3. Zerstörung der Demokratie 1930-1933;
  4. Kampf um die Republik 1919-1923.

 


Hungary

On 02.05.2018 in Magyarorszad, Hungary, a meeting between the team of the project and representatives of the local museum was held. On the meeting, the main historical events, occurred in the period between the First and the Second World War were debated. The purpose of this discussion was formatting a list of public buildings and people in the period of 1917-1938. The chronology of the events was overviewed, and other themes such as science and art were discussed, as well.  The presentation was made b Mrs. Gabor Palatos. The political period of Miklos Horthy (Miklós Horthy was a Hungarian admiral and statesman, who became the Regent of Hungary. He served as Regent of the Kingdom of Hungary between World Wars I and II and throughout most of World War II, from 1 March 1920 to 15 October 1944), was reviewed in details. There were 6 participants in the meeting.

Materials to download: 

  1. Program – Meeting with experts;
  2. Tudomány művészet oktatás a két világháború közötti Magyarországon;
  3. Magyarország a húszas években – Presentation;
  4. A Horthy korszak politikatörténete – Presentation;
  5. A magyar társadalom a – Presentation.

 


Latvia

On 25.04.2018 in Riga, Latvia a meeting between the team of the project and representatives of the local museum was held. Mrs. Andra Vanaga presented the project with its missions, activities, results, as well as the opportunities offered by the “Europe for Citizens” program.  The meeting continued with a presentation, consisting of the chronology of the historic events in Latvia, throughout the October Revolution, until 1939. Mrs. Linda Zlotina presented the events,, related to the affiliation of the countries, right after the signing of the Versay contract and the effect over the historic processes in Latvia.  The last topic was related to the way of how the institutions had worked in Latvia in 1919-1939. After the end, a debate was organized, where the participants had the opportunity to discuss the distribution of the Products (virtual map of the sights and presentation materials) to the educational institutions and museums. 5 participants took part in the meeting.

Materials to download: 

  1. Program – Meeting with experts;
  2. Latvijas Nacionālā vēstures muzeja direktora vietniece zinātniskajā darbā;

 


Poland

On 04.05.2018 in Poronin, Poland a meeting between the team of the project and historians experts was conducted. Mr. Mateusz Gorecki presented the goals, activities and basic expected results of the project, as well as “European for citizens” program. The meeting continued with presenting a timeline of historic events in Poland during the period 1919-1939. The goal of the research was to clarify the fundamental events of that period, on that base researches of historic buildings, sights and people would be done and implemented to the virtual product. Ms. Aleksandra Knapik presented an overview of the events that happen in 20th – 30th of the 20th century in Poland. The presentations would be used as a base in the development of educational and preventative materials, which later on will be applied in the educational activities, regarding the project, also could be in help of lecturer, scientific workers, and museum workers. Six representatives took part in the meeting.

Materials to download: 

  1. Program – Meeting with experts;
  2. Polska 1918-1939;
  3. Dwudziestolecie;
  4. Rzeczpospolita lekcja;
  5. Rządy sanacji 1926-1939.

 


Serbia

On 15.02.2018, in Nis, Serbia a meeting between the team of the project and a representative of the local historic Museum was held. The meeting had begun with presenting the project – its goals, activities, expected results and program overview.  The session was presented by Mr. Sanja Tosic. With the next session, Mr. Nikola Bozanovic followed the historic events in Serbia after World War I (1917 – 1939). The discussion continued with a detail explanation of historic events in Serbia between the two World Wars. The materials would be used for developing preventative educational products that could be in help of history teachers. Part of these materials was created during the meeting. At the end of the gathering, a list of 15 historic events/people/sights was formed, that would be included in the virtual platform. Six representatives took part in the meeting.

Materials to download: 

  1. Program meeting with experts;
  2. Основни-збори 1919-1939;
  3. Prvi svetski rat i Pariska mirovna konferencija.

 


Action 1: Partners meeting
Action 3: Digitization
Action 4: Educational activities
Action 5: Public activities
Action 6: Final Conference
Action 7: Dissemination