Using technology to engage with history

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Engaging with concentration camp memorial sites

We are leading multidisciplinary, multi-partner research programmes investigating how immersive technologies can shape the way that members of the public engage with Nazi concentration camp memorial sites, including Bergen-Belsen and Neuengamme.

Our academics work with Holocaust education organisations and creative technology companies, as well as concentration camp memorial sites in Germany and the Netherlands. These partnerships are allowing the development of a range of digital platforms that will enhance visitors’ understanding of Holocaust landscapes, while forging new connections between the past and the present.

Our researchers are also exploring ways of extending access to sites and archives using technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, 360 degree photography and sound recording, allowing socially and geographically diverse communities around the world to interact with these histories.