Activity 188.8.131.52 “Post-doctoral Research Aid” of the Specific Objective 1.1.1 “To increase the research and innovative capacity of scientific institutions of Latvia and the ability to attract external financing, investing in human resources and infrastructure” of the Operational Programme “Growth and Employment”
Project name: Fundamental research “Digitalization of Social Memory: Digitalization Practices and their Affect on Nationalization and Transnationalization in National Museums”
Project aim: The project will examine digitalization practices in three national museums in three different countries, and will inquire how digitalization is related to transnationalization of memory. Advancement of digital technologies and connective media provides, at least in theory, an opportunity to get rid of institutional, disciplinary, and also national boundaries. This connectivity potentially might result in narratives that challenge conventional national frameworks and broaden the range of imaginable. Yet, how this potentiality is realized is an empirical question. The project will address this question by a close look at digitalization as it is practiced by museums.