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”

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”