Malach Center for Visual History at Charles University in Prague invites members of the academia and public to attend the Prague Visual History and Digital Humanities Conference (PraViDCo) organized on 27–28 January 2020 in Prague on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Center's foundation.
The scope of the conference reflects the interdisciplinary focus of the Malach Center for Visual History activities, therefore we invited submissions thematically encompassing great number of disciplines: history, computational linguistics, genocide studies, sociology, oral history, human-computer interaction, anthropology, digital humanities, psychology, political science and more.
In order to guarantee such diversity, we welcomed paper submissions in English from both senior and junior scholars and researchers. Limited amount of travel fellowships, this year with special focus on candidates from the countries of Central, South-Eastern and Eastern Europe, were made available for participants based on their statement of interest in financial support.
Malach Center for Visual History at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University provides researchers, educators, students and the general public with local access to four digital archives of oral history interviews. The most significant of these sources are the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive and Yale University's Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, which altogether contain nearly 60,000 audiovisual recordings of interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides (e.g., Rwanda, Cambodia, Armenia). The Malach Center promotes scientific and educational use of these materials and actively engages in supporting projects carried out by researchers at all stages of their academic careers.