CeDiS plays a major role in implementing the “Quality Pact for Teaching” (Qualitätspakt Lehre), a joint program between the German federal and state governments, at Freie Universität. In the Learning Environments Online (LEON) project, digital teaching and learning environments are being expanded, with development of forms of learning that encourage collaboration and active participation.
1914-1918-Online International Encyclopedia of the First World War
This virtual reference work on World War I is being coordinated by Prof. Dr. Nicolas Apostolopoulos, head of the Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS), and Prof. Dr. Oliver Janz, historian at the Friedrich Meinecke Institute.
In the course of the project "1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), a freely available English-language online encyclopedia about the First World War has been created. Based on the experience gained from building an online encyclopedia on the First World War, the project consortium is planning to develop a digital framework that hosts a collection of customizable workflow management and editing tools to create, publish and maintain academic reference works.
The project "Memories of the Occupation in Greece" aims to record the oral history of living witnesses of the German occupation of Greece during the Nazi era, preserve it and scientifically prepare and make it available on an online platform.
The HERA project „Accessing Campscapes: Inclusive Strategies for Using European Conflicted Heritage“ studies the transformation of former Nazi und Stalinist camps into objects of an – often debated – European cultural heritage. Within this interdisciplinary research project about the cultural dynamics of remembering „Campscapes“, Freie Universität Berlin analyses the role of survivors’ testimonies in interpreting and representing these sites.
The Centrum Modernes Griechenland (CeMoG) promotes the interdisciplinary cooperation in the realms of teaching and research between Greece and Germany. CeDiS is involved in the design of the IT infrastructure and supports CeMoG’s activities in the digital environment.
This digital archive for education and scholarly use is a cooperative initiative between the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (“Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft”), Freie Universität Berlin, and the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum).