CADEAH researches the online circulation and appropriation of audiovisual heritage using an integrated and interdisciplinary approach.

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During the past decade, a massive body of audiovisual heritage has become digitally accessible, on websites of archives, through initiatives such as Europeana.eu and EUscreen.eu, and on platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo. CADEAH is the first to research the online circulation and appropriation of audiovisual heritage using an integrated and interdisciplinary approach. It combines state of the art tracing and tracking technologies, critical cultural analysis and ethnographic fieldwork to answer the questions:

  • How do strategies of curation shape the appropriation of digitized heritage?
  • What new perspectives on European history and identity do digital curations and appropriations of audiovisual heritage create?
  • How can audiovisual archives better foster the re-use of Europe’s audiovisual heritage?

The project's case studies highlight European History from the Cold War to the Fall of the Berlin Wall and Migration in Europe—both urgent topics within debates about Europe's past, identity and future.

CADEAH is funded by the European Union's JPICH Digital Heritage programme.

Project Partners

Sound and Vision, Utrecht University, Institute of Contemporary History (CH), Umeå University (SE), Europeana, EUscreen, EUROCLIO, Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (LU)