DigiCONFLICT Organizes the Conference “Museums Fit for the 21st Century: The Challenge of Technology” in Partnership with the European Solidarity Centre

On 21–22 June 2021 the DigiCONFLICT Research Consortium holds the conference Museums Fit for the 21st Century: The Challenge of Technology in partnership with the European Solidarity Centre, Gdańsk (Poland). The conference is designed to consider the digital turn in the institution of the museum as an important derivative of wider societal and cultural changes.Continue reading “DigiCONFLICT Organizes the Conference “Museums Fit for the 21st Century: The Challenge of Technology” in Partnership with the European Solidarity Centre”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Malin Thor Tureby contributes to the international conference Heritage and Migration: New Methods and Historical Contexts, at Stockholm City Museum

Organized by the Swedish National Heritage Board in collaboration with the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change on 15-16 May 2019, the conference intended to elucidate and complicate the relationships between cultural heritage and migration, with specific consideration of innovative methods within local integration practices, and historical and global contexts. Key questionsContinue reading “Malin Thor Tureby contributes to the international conference Heritage and Migration: New Methods and Historical Contexts, at Stockholm City Museum”

Malin Thor Tureby and Jesper Johansson present at the Swedish Historians Meeting in Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden

The Swedish Historians Meeting was held at Linnaeus University in Växjö on 8-10 May 2019. Malin Thor Tureby and Jesper Johansson presentation focused on their case study Oral History as Digital Heritage in the Age of Migration. They paid specific attention to the question of how Swedish cultural heritage institutions have been creating digital andContinue reading “Malin Thor Tureby and Jesper Johansson present at the Swedish Historians Meeting in Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden”

Malin Thor Tureby participates in a workshop on research-driven digitization and data-driven research at the Nordic Museum in Stockholm, Sweden

On 10 December 2018, Malin Thor Tureby participated in the workshop “Research-Driven Digitization – Data-Driven Research: Opportunities and Consequences”, which was organized at the Nordic Museum in Stockholm by the National Heritage Board and the Nordic Museum. The workshop encouraged interaction and cooperation between universities and memory institutions with a view to exploring digitization andContinue reading “Malin Thor Tureby participates in a workshop on research-driven digitization and data-driven research at the Nordic Museum in Stockholm, Sweden”

DigiCONFLICT organizes the international workshop Oral History and Digital Heritage in collaboration with the Nordic Museum in Stockholm, Sweden

The DigiCONFLICT Research Consortium held its first collaborative international workshop at the Nordic Museum in Stockholm (Sweden) on 24-25 October 2018. Entitled “Oral History and Digital Heritage”, the Consortium organized the event in collaboration with staff members from the Museum and invited oral historians and other scholars from Sweden, Norway and Finland to explore ideasContinue reading “DigiCONFLICT organizes the international workshop Oral History and Digital Heritage in collaboration with the Nordic Museum in Stockholm, Sweden”