Presentation of Educational Platform and Digital Resources for Universities | Nov 30, 2020 | zoom | Center for Urban History

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Dear colleagues,

We invite you to join the conversation about the educational platform of the Center for Urban History and to discuss the capacity of digital technologies in humanities, especially in the context of the growing role and importance of digital and online education.

Time: November 30, 2020, 18:00 (UTC+02:00)

Format and registration: the event will take place online via zoom. Please, register to join.

Our educational platform is an initiative under development. It targets various academic communities, and more broadly educational environments, both globally, and in Ukraine. Our focus is on a city in the 20th century in terms of spatial, visual, and everyday dimensions. The attention to microhistories of places and people will allow new visions on global historical processes of the century, not excluding big stories, but adding to them a perspective of everyday routines and local aspects.

At the meeting, we will briefly present the logic and structure of the educational platform and discuss its further prospects and possibilities.

We will show you the selected multimedia stories created on the basis of Lviv Interactive with the help of the StoryMaps tool, and discuss the particulars of their usage in different educational settings. Another focus area is the digitalized visual materials. We had a chance to make available the materials of Lviv television for 1950-1970. International audiences will gain better access to the collections of interviews about everyday life and the turning points in the history of the last century. Open access of international audiences to the video stories of the project "City and Art on the Edge" (2019) will help visualize the history of the little known art practices in the 1980s Soviet Ukraine and of a broader period of transformations.

The presentation of the publicized materials and the educational platform will involve the team of the Center for Urban History who worked on the project: Sofia Dyak, Bohdan Shumylovych, Oleksandr Makhanets, Taras Nazaruk, Natalia Otrishchenko, Khrystyna Boyko, Viktoria Panas, and Maryana Mazurak. The talk will also be joined by prof. Mayhill Fowler from Stetson University who has rich experience of teaching to students from the USA and Ukraine, including the courses she developed on the basis of the materials from the Center for Urban History.

Please, find more information at the link.

Center for Urban History (Lviv, Ukraine) combines academic research in the field of urban studies and formats of public and digital history for general audiences.

The event is part of the project "Urban 20th Century: Spatial, Visual, Local, Everyday" implemented under the Lysiak-Rudnytsky Ukrainian Studies Programme at the Ukrainian Institute.