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”

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”

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”

Gil Pasternak gives a paper in the workshop Photography of Victims: Interpretations, Methods & Multi-Directional Memory at the University of Nottingham (UK)

On 21 June 2019, Gil Pasternak contributed to the workshop Photography of Victims: Interpretations, Methods & Multi-Directional Memory, which he also helped organising in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Nottingham (21-22 June 2019). Gil delivered the paper “Our Interests or Their Wishes?: Doing Community Cultural Heritage in the Age of Digital Memory”. DrawingContinue reading “Gil Pasternak gives a paper in the workshop Photography of Victims: Interpretations, Methods & Multi-Directional Memory at the University of Nottingham (UK)”

Gil Pasternak delivers a keynote lecture on photography in politics as part of the 5th international annual conference After Post-Photography at the European University in Saint Petersburg

On 24 May 2019 Gil Pasternak delivered a keynote lecture in the 5th international annual conference After Post-Photography, which was held at the European University in St Petersburg (23-25 May 2019). Entitled, “Photography in Politics: Remembering and Being Together, With Photographs”, Gil’s presentation explored how the absorption of photography into politics has aided in cementingContinue reading “Gil Pasternak delivers a keynote lecture on photography in politics as part of the 5th international annual conference After Post-Photography at the European University in Saint Petersburg”

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 a talk and participates in a panel discussion at the AA School, London

On 18 February 2019, Gil Pasternak contributed to the AA School’s public event “Slow Seeing: The Analog in Photography”, which was organised as part of the AA Collections Talks series. Gil delivered the presentation “Film Photography in a Digital World”, in which he explored some political factors that have affected the growing interest in filmContinue reading “Gil Pasternak delivers a talk and participates in a panel discussion at the AA School, London”

Gil Pasternak delivers a paper on photographic heritage practices in the Jewish Landkentnish Movement (1926-1938) at the University of Brighton, UK

On 30 January 2019, Gil Pasternak was invited to contribute to the international research symposium Photography and Resistance: Reflections on Photography as a Medium of Resistance and as a Resistant Medium, organised by Dr Kylie Thomas in the School of Humanities and the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics at the University of BrightonContinue reading “Gil Pasternak delivers a paper on photographic heritage practices in the Jewish Landkentnish Movement (1926-1938) at the University of Brighton, UK”

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”

Gil Pasternak gives a conference keynote talk on digital heritage in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict at the University of Sussex, UK

On 5 September 2018, Gil Pasternak was invited to deliver a keynote conference paper titled “Online Communities Offline: Digital Heritage in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”, as part of the international, interdisciplinary symposium Commemoration, Memory, Archive: Investigating Commemorative and Memorial Uses of Personal, Non-Professional Images in the Digital Age in the Global South, which was organised atContinue reading “Gil Pasternak gives a conference keynote talk on digital heritage in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict at the University of Sussex, UK”

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”