The University of Debrecen and the University of Jyväskylä jointly organised a conference in Debrecen on 28-29 May.
The sister institutions organised a two-day conference on the appearance and fate of the cultural heritage of nations in the digital age, where researchers discussed, among other topics, linguistics databases available on the internet, cultural tourism, the representation of museums, archives and libraries in the digital space, as well as the effect of the internet on sites of cultural memory.
"Research into sites of memory has been conducted at the University of Debrecen for many years, with the involvement of several disciplines. It is not only the preservation of our cultural heritage that we consider to be our task, but also passing it on", said Elek Bartha, vice rector, at the opening of the conference.
"This research topic is very current, as museums, libraries and archives have a very different role in the digital era. The internet presents an additional potential to all institutions that can be exploited, and humanities must also reflect upon this", said Miklós Takács, assistant professor at the Institute of Hungarian Literature and Culture, referring to the objectives of the conference.
The organisers plan to publish a volume summarising the presentations of and lessons to be drawn from the two-day workshop in Debrecen.