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- The project generates advances in the application of digital research methods to explore the processes through which historical knowledge is produced by means of digitally-mediated commemorative acts. Moreover, the empirical findings are grounded on a theoretical framework that builds bridges between sociology, postphenomenology, and historiography.
- The project aims to produce a change in people’s mode of consuming historical information circulated in commemorative settings. This outcome is addressed by developing the social media community “Memoryscapes on demand” as a vehicle to communicate with a general public and raise awareness on the importance of historical knowledge in self-understanding and lifeworld creation. The social media channel represents a way to disseminate academic research to the public in an accessible language and by creatively linking theoretical considerations with examples from everyday life.
- The project is in line with strategic initiatives directed towards the construction of memory institutions to consolidate national and transnational collective identities. Besides, the findings support the development of social policy designed to empower communities to preserve cultural heritage for posterity and harness the legacy of past achievements for socio-economic development by using digital technologies to promote significant parts of history.