DigiCONFLICT presented project results to hundreds of scholars, professionals and practitioners from all around the world at the conference Digital Technology and Heritage: Challenges and Issues

DigiCONFLICT Project Leader Gil Pasternak represented the consortium in delivering one of the event’s plenary talks on the opening panel “Digitization and Patrimonialization: A Critical Approach”. The panel focused on critical approaches to the patrimonialization of assets via digital technology as a means to explore ways to reduce interpretation biases. The DigiCONFLICT talk explored interplaysContinue reading “DigiCONFLICT presented project results to hundreds of scholars, professionals and practitioners from all around the world at the conference Digital Technology and Heritage: Challenges and Issues”

The DigiCONFLICT Consortium Publishes a Special Issue of Santander Art and Culture Law Review dedicated to Technology and Cultural Heritage

Issue number 2 (2020) of the peer-reviewed scholarly journal Santander Art and Culture Law Review (SAACLR) focuses on the current challenges faced by cultural heritage law and policy in view of the changes brought about by the emerging prominence of digital technologies. As explained by the special issue’s co-editors, Ewa Manikowska, Gil Pasternak and MalinContinue reading “The DigiCONFLICT Consortium Publishes a Special Issue of Santander Art and Culture Law Review dedicated to Technology and Cultural Heritage”

Gil Pasternak delivers an online workshop on community photo archives and digital heritage

On 4 December 2020, Gil Pasternak organized and hosted online an event that explored uses of digital heritage in terms of community engagement with the establishment and maintenance of digital photo databases, focusing on the question of what kinds of photographs gain the status of cultural heritage in the digital age and on what ground.Continue reading “Gil Pasternak delivers an online workshop on community photo archives and digital heritage”

Photobook co-curated as part of a knowledge transfer workshop with Gil Pasternak, Leicester Progressive Jewish Congregation and Project Polska now published

Recovering Connections: Poles, Jews and Our Interrelated Heritage is a photobook featuring fragments of the lives and feelings shared by members of Leicester’s Jewish and Polish communities through their own photographs in an attempt to reconnect with their interrelated history and culture. Now published by Independent Publishing Network, it is one of the outcomes ofContinue reading “Photobook co-curated as part of a knowledge transfer workshop with Gil Pasternak, Leicester Progressive Jewish Congregation and Project Polska now published”

Gil Pasternak publishes a book chapter on personal photo collections and digital heritage

This month has seen the publication of “Remembering, Commemorating, Diversifying: Private Photographs and Communal History in the Age of Digital Heritage”, a book chapter contribution by Gil Pasternak for the book Living Memory: Life Stories and Photography Collections. While investigating what has led to the now relatively common digital heritagisation of personal photographs in ourContinue reading “Gil Pasternak publishes a book chapter on personal photo collections and digital heritage”

Gil Pasternak talks at Speaking of Photography, the annual series of public lectures on the history, theory, and practice of photography at Concordia University, Canada

On 31 January 2020 Gil Pasternak was invited to deliver the talk “Digitized Contestations: Family Photographs in the Struggle Over Cultural Heritage in Israel” as part of Speaking of Photography the annual series of public lectures on the history, theory, and practice of photography, organized by the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Canada.Continue reading “Gil Pasternak talks at Speaking of Photography, the annual series of public lectures on the history, theory, and practice of photography at Concordia University, Canada”

Call for Papers on Cultural Heritage and Technology

The DigiCONFLICT Research Consortium in collaboration with the Editorial Board of the biannual Santander Art and Culture Law Review (SAACLR) and as part of the Consortium’s research project Digital Heritage in Cultural Conflicts (DigiCONFLICT) is pleased to announce a Call for Papers on the impact of the digital turn on cultural heritage law and policy.Continue reading “Call for Papers on Cultural Heritage and Technology”

Gil Pasternak delivers the keynote lecture in a conference on photography and political violence at Saint Petersburg State University, Russia

On 6 December 2019 Gil Pasternak delivered the keynote talk at the conference Photography as a Tool of Representation of Political Violence in the 20th Century, which was organised by the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Gagarin Center for Human Rights and Civil Society at Saint Petersburg State University. Entitled “At HomeContinue reading “Gil Pasternak delivers the keynote lecture in a conference on photography and political violence at Saint Petersburg State University, Russia”

Gil Pasternak is invited to speak at Yad Vashem (Heichal Yahaduth Wolyn), Israel

On 24 November 2019 Gil Pasternak spoke at the annual memorial assembly for the Jews of Piotrków Trybunalski, organised at Yad Vashem (Heichal Yahaduth Wolyn) by the Piotrków Trybunalski Jewish Association in Israel. Having accompanied members and friends of the Association on a commemoration and heritage-preservation trip to the city of their ancestors, Pasternak entitledContinue reading “Gil Pasternak is invited to speak at Yad Vashem (Heichal Yahaduth Wolyn), Israel”

Malin Thor Tureby participates in a workshop on museum ethics at the Museum of Movements in Malmö, Sweden

On 10-12 November 2019 a group of professionals, communities and scholars gathered to discuss issues concerning the Museum’s potential employment of oral histories and personal narratives, paying particular attention to themes such as community engagement, research, collecting, archiving, curating, and exhibiting sources, and the sustainability of projects more broadly. The workshop was organised to considerContinue reading “Malin Thor Tureby participates in a workshop on museum ethics at the Museum of Movements in Malmö, Sweden”

Gil Pasternak gives a masterclass to Further Education students at Dudley College of Technology (UK) on uses of family photographs at home, in public, and in digital heritage

On 8 November 2019 Gil Pasternak was invited to deliver a masterclass at Dudley College of Technology. Entitled “What are Family Photographs Made to do at Home, in Public, and in Digital Heritage?”, the masterclass explored the many uses of family photographs in domestic and public contexts, and was split into three parts, each ofContinue reading “Gil Pasternak gives a masterclass to Further Education students at Dudley College of Technology (UK) on uses of family photographs at home, in public, and in digital heritage”

Gil Pasternak delivers a guest lecture at the University of Wolverhampton (UK) on uses of photographs in political and cultural diplomacy

On 8 November 2019, Gil Pasternak was invited to deliver a talk to students and members of the public at Wolverhampton School of Art, the University of Wolverhampton. Entitled “Photographs in Interpersonal Relations and Cultural Diplomacy”, Pasternak’s talk discussed the relationship of photography with political, social, and civic affairs. He used this opportunity to demonstrateContinue reading “Gil Pasternak delivers a guest lecture at the University of Wolverhampton (UK) on uses of photographs in political and cultural diplomacy”

Gil Pasternak launches a series of workshops on Jewish and Polish interconnected heritage in partnership with Leicester Progressive Jewish Congregation and Project Polska

In partnership with President of Leicester Progressive Jewish Congregation Miriam Levene and Chair of Project Polska Barbara Czyznikowska, on 5 November 2019 Gil Pasternak launched and delivered a community engagement project on Polish and Jewish interrelated heritage. Entitled “Photo Storytelling: Poles, Jews and Our Interrelated Heritage”, the project was designed to help build social, cultural,Continue reading “Gil Pasternak launches a series of workshops on Jewish and Polish interconnected heritage in partnership with Leicester Progressive Jewish Congregation and Project Polska”

Gil Pasternak curates a digital photographic public display in one of the British Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus

On 27 October 2019 the photographic display Voices from Our Photo Albums opened to the public in the Akrotiri Environmental Education Centre in the village of Akrotiri, located within one of the British Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus. The occasion signified the culmination of community engagement activities that Pasternak carried out in Akrotiri earlier that month, facilitatedContinue reading “Gil Pasternak curates a digital photographic public display in one of the British Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus”

A masterclass with Gil Pasternak on digitised photographic cultural heritage delivered at Episkopi Primary School for British Service Families

As part of a knowledge-transfer partnership between DigiCONFLICT’s UK research team and University of Leicester archaeologists from the Ancient Akrotiri Project, on 25 October 2019 Gil Pasternak co-delivered a masterclass on digitised photographic cultural heritage to year 6 pupils at Episkopi Primary School for British Service Families. Intended as an enrichment educational activity to theirContinue reading “A masterclass with Gil Pasternak on digitised photographic cultural heritage delivered at Episkopi Primary School for British Service Families”

Alicja Jagielska-Burduk presents a paper at Renmin University of China

On 24 October 2019 Alicja Jagielska-Burduk presented the paper “The Cultural Heritage Loss – Responsive Law Paradigm” at the International Symposium on the Frontier Issues of Cultural Heritage Law, organised by Renmin University of China (in Beijing). Part of a two-day event, that day was dedicated to Laws and Policies for the Return of CulturalContinue reading “Alicja Jagielska-Burduk presents a paper at Renmin University of China”

Andrzej Jakubowski at the conference Restitution Dialogues, Israel

On 10-13 December 2019 Andrzej Jakubowski participated in the conference Restitution Dialogues at Tel Aviv University (Israel), gaving a paper on restitution-in-kind. The conference was organised by the Minerva Centre for Human Rights (Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv University), University of Toronto, and the Institute of Art and Law in Builth WellsContinue reading “Andrzej Jakubowski at the conference Restitution Dialogues, Israel”

Andrzej Jakubowski and Alicja Jagielska-Burduk at Professor Jan Pruszyński National Seminar for the Protection of Monuments in Lubostroń, Poland

On 27-29 September 2019 Andrzej Jakubowski and Alicja Jagielska-Burduk participated in the annual event Professor Jan Pruszyński National Seminar for the Protection of Monuments in Lubostroń (Poland). During this meeting they took part in a discussion on new forms of cultural heritage management.