Identity on the Line is a large-scale cooperation project, financed by Creative Europe aiming to explore the long-term consequences of different migration processes which took place in Europe over the last 100 years. Six cultural history museums and one university are working together for four years, starting in 2019. Would you like to contact us? Please email us at email@example.com
Identity on the Line (I-ON) will explore how experiences of migration have influenced the informants’ identities in different ways in order to evoke the hope and potential for fellowship which the fluidity of identity may entail. Our priority is to reinforce the sense of belonging to a common European space to contemporary migrants, to those who have settled and their hosting communities. Read more about us >>>
Update on our project
Soon one and a half year into the project, we are now going over to a new phase. 2020 was dedicated to contact former migrants and their descendants, to conduct interviews, collect related objects and to start preparing for exhibits in all seven countries. Despite the challenges we faced due to COVID-19, we ended up with approximately 120 in-depth interviews, as text-, audio-, or video files. A first analysis reveals that the former migration processes have had a severe impact, not only on the migrants themselves, but also to the following generations – especially when traumatic experiences were involved which were kept a secret.
2021 is dedicated to opening eight different exhibits, one about each migration process in the respective country and one joint touring exhibitions, which will sum up common traits in all experiences. Further research will be conducted and results presented at conferences and in peer-reviewed articles. Last but not least, all partners will collaborate even more in the months to come, using the similarities and differences in the material to explore the human experience of migration in different ways, in order to evoke the hope and potential for fellowship which the fluidity of identity may entail.
Digital exhibition – Sweden
Our Swedish partner, Ájtte, Svenskt Fjäll- och Samemuseum, made a movie about their exhibition which is about forced migrations among Sámis.
Autumn webinars 2020
We aim to network with other professionals, aiming at skill transfer and the anchoring of successful methods among colleagues. Related to this, we will launch two series of webinars, free for charge, during the next year.
The autumn webinars are aiming to deepen knowledge about topics like oral history, migration, empathy building, intersubjectivity, understanding identity and relationships.
Please find an overview of all five webinars here.
To register for the keynote by Prof. dr. Luisa Passerini on the 8th of October, please find more information here.
To register for the keynote by Dr. Elif M. Gokcigdem on the 16th of October, please find more information here.
To register for the keynote by Prof. Dr. Peter Gatrel on the 23rd of October, please find more information here.
To register for the keynote by Amina Krvavac 29th of October, please find more information here.
To register for the keynote by Prof. dr. Pamela Ballinger on the 05th of November, please find more information here.
Alternatively, please contact Ezanne van Niekerk on firstname.lastname@example.org
17 June 2020
SAVE THE DATE – 2 JULY 2020 @ 10:00 CEST
Join us for an informative webinar about The Importance of Transnational History of Migration and the Paradox of its Absence in Educational Systems and Museums .
The keynote will be by Prof. Mirjam Milharčič Hladnik. The webinar is free of charge and open for all interested. To register, please click here: Identity on the Line Webinar – 2 July 2020. Alternatively, please contact Ezanne van Niekerk on email@example.com
22 April 2020
UPDATE ON KEYNOTE SPEECH
Imparting the Narrative: Memory Theory & Practice in Sensitive Interviewing
Join us for an informative webinar about how to conduct interviews on sensitive topics. Dr Danie Meyer will give us theoretical insights and practical input about pitfalls and possibilities when interviewing informants who might have had traumatic experiences.
Even if the presentation aims especially at museum professionals, it might me highly relevant for other professions as well, such as social workers, sociologists or teachers.
The webinar is free of charge and open for all interested.
To register, please contact Ezanne van Niekerk on firstname.lastname@example.org
Webinar link will be provided upon registration
13 March 2020
UPDATE ON WORKSHOP, GUIDED TOUR AND KEYNOTE SPEECH
A decision was made to cancel the conference in Poland due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The keynote speech by Dr. Danie Meyer will however be resheduled and the new date will be posted on our website and Facebook.
For any questions, please email us on email@example.com.
16 February 2020
CONFERENCE IN POLAND – 25 MARCH 2020
Identity on the Line will host our first conference in Poland and we invite you to join us for a workshop, quided tour of WWII museum by Dr. Jan Szkudliński and keynote speech by Dr. Danie Meyer.
To register, please contact Ezanne van Niekerk on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost per person: 20 Euro (for lunch and transportion)
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The project is a broad cooperation between partner institutions in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, Slovenia and Croatia. Starting with similar approaches and using the same methods, each museum will work on one important migration process in its country by collecting and facilitating sensitive narratives in local exhibitions and uncovering challenges which have not been addressed before. The main findings and common features will be summarized and made available as a joint travel exhibition within Europe and a digital package for education.