Lecture: 3.10.044 (Hyper)Realities of War. Military History at the Museum. - Details

Lecture: 3.10.044 (Hyper)Realities of War. Military History at the Museum. - Details

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Course name Lecture: 3.10.044 (Hyper)Realities of War. Military History at the Museum.
Course number 3.10.044
Semester SoSe2022
Current number of participants 20
Home institute Institute of Material Culture
Courses type Lecture in category Teaching
First date Thursday, 16.06.2022 17:00 - 18:00, Room: (BBB)
Participants The lecture series is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students in related subjects such as museum studies, history and social sciences.
Pre-requisites Good command of German, as some texts will only be available in German.
Learning organisation Live lectures will be recorded and made available at a later stage via the website of the Institute of Material Culture. Accordingly, the lecture series accomodates different learning requirements.
Lehrsprache deutsch


Vortrag Prof. Christoph Rass und Mirjam Adam (Universität Osnabrück), Vortrag Prof. Stephan Jaeger (University of Manitoba) - Capturing the Second World War in the Museum: Narrative, Experientiality, Visitors, Introduction: Dr. Christopher Sommer (Universität Oldenburg) - "(Hyper) Realities of War - Dioramas and Large Exhibits at the Military History Museum.", Vortrag Nora Pauline Berg, M.A. (Universität Würzburg) - Means and Goals of German War Exhibitions during the First World War, Vortrag Dr. Jennifer Wellington (University College Dublin) - Propaganda and posterity: Exhibiting the First World War in the British Dominions, Votrag Dr. habil Stefanie Samida (Universität Oldenburg) - Den Krieg besuchen und spielen - Schlachtfelder als Erinnerungs- und Erlebnislandschaften, Vortrag Prof. Anton Weiss-Wendt (The Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies) - The Militarization of History in Putin’s Russia, 2009–2022, Vortrag Dr. Rumi Sakamoto (University of Auckland) - Exhibiting military history in a “pacifist” nation: Yūshūkan’s affective strategy and visitor responses.

Rooms and times

Thursday, 16.06.2022, Thursday, 23.06.2022, Thursday, 30.06.2022, Thursday, 07.07.2022, Thursday, 14.07.2022, Thursday, 21.07.2022, Thursday, 28.07.2022, Thursday, 04.08.2022 17:00 - 18:00

Module assignments


The lecture series focuses on different strategies to exhibit war, violence and trauma. Museums can be seen as a ‘battlefield’ where narratives reflect current societal changes and either confirm or confront public opinion and collective memory (or rather collective oblivion).

In this context public opinion/visitor perceptions (historical and current) is of special interest, but also the inherent biases of museums and the politics of display.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "Anmeldung gesperrt (global)".
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The following rules apply for the admission:
  • Admission locked.