Co-collaboration methods in film and archaeology content creation for Holocaust sites

About this project

The aim of this project was to apply the Production House film model to a co-created World War Two narrative for mass public dissemination.

Associate Professor Fiona Graham secured Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) funding for the filmed research project to work in collaboration to create visual content, testimonials and produce drone footage with secured access and permits at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

The development and production of visual content was produced by Associate Professor Fiona Graham at Auschwitz State Museum and the nearby town of Oswiecim using the Production House method. The use of drone camera technology was applied to capture the size and scale of various landscapes and structures at the museum and the neighbouring town. The work was in collaboration for rights and permits with the education department at Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and aimed for public engagement with history to benefit schools and heritage sites in the UK. The work is to be used for education in UK schools in 2021 by the Holocaust Education Trust in collaboration with the Department of Education.

Lead researcher

Fiona Graham

Associate Professor

Fiona is a Senior Lecturer and Producer, with a background as a factual documentary producer/director and television studio producer. Fiona has a background in print journalism, BBC radio and television including BBC1, ITV1, ITV2, Channel 4, STV…

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Associated researcher

Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls

Professor Of Conflict Archaeology

Prof. Sturdy Colls' pioneering research focuses on the application of interdisciplinary approaches to the investigation of Holocaust landscapes. Caroline is the Course Leader for the Forensic Archaeology masters.

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Funding body

Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF)

Publications

UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021