Identity on the Line
Identity on the Line

Scientific articles

A short overview

Scientific results
from our project

The project lasts from September 2019 until August 2023 and has now – in September 2021 – collected 164 interviews from former migrants and their descendants in the seven participating countries.

All partners describe and explore a migration process in their country (their subproject) in a shorter, separate article in a joint online publication.

Elin Anna in Vájsáluokta, 2020, Sweden. Photo by Sara Lansgren, private collection.jpg

TO BE PUBLISHED IN SUMMER 2023

4 scientific articles under revision

Scientific articles from 4 partner institutions

As all work has been done by using the same interview guides, by getting joint training, and by continuously discussing the ethical end methodological challenges of our approaches, some of the museum professionals involved will, in addition, write these scientific articles.

In sum, three of the articles will lead to a deeper understanding of the possibilities and pitfalls when conducting a large-scale cooperation project on sensitive cultural heritage in Europe, how the involved museum professionals affect each other and contribute to synergy effects throughout the project period, as well as the importance and benefits of relevant methods, theories, and approaches. In addition, three articles will explore in detail three of the project’s main findings – two regarding the implications related to openness vs. silence and one the topic of Istrian post-war exodus.

Dr. Kathrin Pabst

I-ON's project leader

This article will give an overview and comprehensive analysis of I-ONs approaches and overall outcomes, as well as a critical reflection about the projects´ innovative aspects. In addition, she will dive deeper into one of the projects findings: The long-term consequences of openness vs. silence in an intergenerational perspective.

Vest-Agder Museum

Norwegian partner

Vest-Agder Museum is an active, regional cultural history museum of the county of Agder in Norway. The museum is supported by the community on a local, regional, and national level. The museum produces several exhibitions a year and provides activities for the guests related to the slogan: “We are telling your stories”.

Neringa Latvytė

Partner leader from Vilnius University

The topic of silence vs. openness will be further explored by the Lithuanian project manager Neringa Latvytė, who is currently writing her PhD at the University of Vilnius and who has concentrated her work on female Holocaust survivors from Lithuania. She will reflect upon silent traumatic experiences, upon difficulties experienced when breaking through the silence as well as the healing aspects of talking and sharing. Also, she will include relevant methodology and theories.

Vilnius University

Lithuanian partner

Vilnius University Faculty of Communication is the most cohesive school of communication sciences, not only in Lithuania but also throughout East Europe.

Dr. Lidija Nikočević

Partner leader from The Ethnographic Museum of Istria

The project manager of the Croatian subproject,  will focus on different interpretations of the phenomenon of Istrian post war exodus both from scholars as well of people who experienced that. A third aspect will be about those Italians who stayed in Istria and their complex interaction between esuli and local authorities. At the end, an analysis of how the exodus of Italians is remembered today will be brought.

The Ethnographic Museum of Istria

Croatian partner

The Ethnographic Museum of Istria is a cultural and scientific regional institution dedicated to the collection, conservation, interpretation, and presentation of cultural phenomena related to the Istrian territory. 

Tamara Nikolic Djeric

Project assistant from The Ethnographic Museum of Istria

As representative for the Croatian partner, will write about the benefits of different qualitative evaluation tools when working with sensitive heritage as done in I-ON, as well as some key findings so far.

The Ethnographic Museum of Istria

Croatian partner

The Ethnographic Museum of Istria is a cultural and scientific regional institution dedicated to the collection, conservation, interpretation, and presentation of cultural phenomena related to the Istrian territory. 

Urška Purg & Corinne Brenko

Partners from National Museum for Contemporary History

Our Slovenian partner will reflect upon the museology-related methodologies used in the project as such, the method’s benefits and shortcomings.

National Museum for Contemporary History

Slovenian partner

National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia is the main national institution for the collection, research, and exhibition of the contemporary history of Slovenians from 1914 until today.

Other scientific articles

«Det snakker vi ikke om! Familiehemmeligheter etter krigen»

Kathrin Pabst, Vest-Agder Museum, Norway

Et blikk på krigens langtidskonsekvenser i et tre-generasjoners perspektive.

Polish settlers in post-German Słupsk (1945-1946).

Wojciech Skóra, Polish partner

The phenomenon of memory, forgetfulness and parallel processing.