ProjectCHAPTER – Challenging Populist Truth-Making in Europe: The Role of Museums in a Digital 'Post-Truth' European…

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Acronym:
CHAPTER
Title:
Challenging Populist Truth-Making in Europe: The Role of Museums in a Digital 'Post-Truth' European Society
Duration:
10/1/2020 to 2/28/2025
Abstract / short description:
Challenging Populist Truth-Making in Europe: The Role of Museums in a Digital ‘Post-Truth’ European Society (CHAPTER) is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Through ethnographic research and digital innovation, it develops approaches and best practice examples to support museums in challenging the growing influence of populist discourse in Europe. The project is a collaboration of researchers in Berlin (project leader: Sharon Macdonald), Tübingen (project leader: Christoph Bareither) London (PI: Haidy Geismar) and Krakow (PI: Roma Sendyka) and museums in the respective countries. The advisory board has members from six European countries. The project will also cooperate with software developer Fluxguide in Vienna, with whom the team will develop and co-design a museum app together with young visitors from three European countries. The project brings together a broad range of anthropological fields, including digital and media anthropology, museum anthropology, political anthropology and the anthropology of emotions/affects. Based at the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH) at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Ludwig Uhland Institute for Historical and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Tübingen, together with the Jagiellonian University (JU) in Krakow and University College London (UCL), the project aims to develop a European perspective on how museums can challenge populist truth-making in contemporary digital societies.
Keywords:
anthropology
Anthropologie
museum
Museum
right-wing populism
Rechtspopulismus
digitization
Digitalisierung
app design
wissenschaftskommunikation
digital anthropology
ethnography

Involved staff

Managers

Institute of Historical and Cultural Anthropology (LUI)
Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Local organizational units

Institute of Historical and Cultural Anthropology (LUI)
Department of Social Sciences
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Funders

Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
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