Digital means for democratic research: Towards a design for mapping a Jewish Europe beyond the Holocaust
In this article, we discuss how an in-depth analysis of spatial movements in urban space, performed in relation to Jewish history, can bring complexity to the Holocaust narrative, thus encouraging diversity and inclusivity in European societies. By looking at spatial engagements with Jewish pasts that are grounded in material realities, we can explore how contemporary narratives relate to historical changes in the urban landscape. To facilitate this, we suggest a combined ethnographic and digital humanities approach. We argue that a deep mapping process and the method of commented walking interviews can provide insight beyond Europe’s appropriation of the Holocaust. In so doing, we highlight the potential of digital tools in facilitating democratic research that is both socially embedded and holds prospects for social change.
Maja Hultman and Susanne Korbel. 2023. 'Digital means for democratic research: Towards a design for mapping a Jewish Europe beyond the Holocaust,' Medaon 17 (2023) 33: 1-7.