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”

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 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 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 delivers a paper at the 29th World Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy

On 8 July 2019 Alicja Jagielska-Burduk presented the paper “Technology and Art: A Challenging Relationship” in the workshop Art, Law and Artificial Intelligence organized at the 29th World Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy at the University of Lucerne. Additional information available here

Gil Pasternak provides consultations on participatory digital culture at Nesher’s Heritage Centre, Israel

On 18 March 2019 Gil Pasternak visited Nesher’s Heritage Centre (Haifa District, Israel), where he spoke to community documentarists of photographic heritage about the decision-making processes they undergo when digitising historical family photographs and the factors that inform their choices. As part of his visit to the Centre, Gil also provided a series of consultationsContinue reading “Gil Pasternak provides consultations on participatory digital culture at Nesher’s Heritage Centre, Israel”

Gil Pasternak provides consultations on photographic materiality in a digital context at Kiryat Tivon’s Library and Memorial Centre, Israel

On 11 March 2019 Gil Pasternak visited the Library and Memorial Centre in Kiryat Tivon (Haifa District, Israel) where he met with community documentarists and contributors of photographic cultural heritage. Learning about their work methods and the expectations they have of their growing community’s archive of historical family photographs, Gil provided individual consultations on howContinue reading “Gil Pasternak provides consultations on photographic materiality in a digital context at Kiryat Tivon’s Library and Memorial Centre, Israel”

Gil Pasternak delivers professional development session for heritage documentarists at Rishon Le Zion Museum, Israel

On 13 November 2018, Gil Pasternak delivered a professional training session on uses of family photographs in cultural heritage digitisation and digitalisation initiatives. Titled “A Particularly Photogenic History: On Family Photographs at Home, in Public, and in Digital Heritage”, the session was held at the Rishon Le Zion Museum (Israel) as part of a professionalContinue reading “Gil Pasternak delivers professional development session for heritage documentarists at Rishon Le Zion Museum, Israel”

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”

Gil Pasternak appointed Adviser for the Apna Heritage Archive

We are very pleased to announce that Gil Pasternak, DigiCONFLICT Project Leader and the Principal Investigator of the DigiCONFLICT UK research team has been appointed Adviser for the Apna Heritage Archive project initiated and managed by the Black Country Visual Arts (BCVA) organisation. The Apna Heritage Archive hosts a collection of over 2000 historic photographsContinue reading “Gil Pasternak appointed Adviser for the Apna Heritage Archive”