Performing the Documentary in Eastern Europe

Project: Research

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities

Keywords

Description

The research group deals with forms of different documentary practices in Central Eastern European cultures, as well as theories of documentation originating from this area in the 20th and 21st century. The projects main focus is to explore various forms of documentation (oral histories, documentary film, life-writing, witness accounts) in Central and Eastern European literature that deal with extraordinary (war, the Holocaust, system change) but also everyday experiences in this region. In discussing documentary practices the project will focus on the poetics as well as the ethics and politics of documenting.

Layman's description

The research group deals with forms of different documentary practices in Central Eastern European cultures, as well as theories of documentation originating from this area in the 20th and 21st century. The projects main focus is to explore various forms of documentation (oral histories, documentary film, life-writing, witness accounts) in Central and Eastern European literature that deal with extraordinary (war, the Holocaust, system change) but also everyday experiences in this region. In discussing documentary practices the project will focus on the poetics as well as the ethics and politics of documenting.
Short titlePerforming the Documentary
AcronymPerDoc
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2019/01/012020/12/31

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University (lead)
  • University of Hamburg
  • Tallinn University
  • University of Copenhagen

Participants