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Discussion

The Coronarchive: Become a Part of History

The DWIH New York will host a conversation to celebrate the North American launch of the coronarchive, a German digital platform for collecting and archiving memories and experiences related to the coronavirus pandemic.

What:
The coronarchive was founded through an initiative of the Universities of Bochum, Hamburg and Giessen in March 2020. It aims to collect, archive, contextualize and exhibit personal memories and memorabilia from the time of the coronavirus pandemic. As history tends to be told unequally, in a top-down manner, the coronarchive ensures that diverse voices in our global societies are archived at the earliest stage possible. Contributions range from texts from journals, letters or even shopping lists to photographs, drawings, videos, chats, voice messages or songs. The coronarchive is a freely accessible, open online portal that welcomes anyone’s contribution and can include anything that can be made available in a digital format.

Tune in to our conversation to learn more about the creation and purposes of the archive, as well as how to get involved. Already have a stack of photographs and other digital items ready to share? Upload your items today.

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