(Source: "Reconfiguring Diaspora") - "All that Remains: Education and Conservation of Jewish Funerary Culture". International workshop at Utrecht University, 11-12 June 2018
The workshop is organized by Prof. Ortal-Paz Saar and generously sponsored by the Rothschild Foundation, as part of the larger grant awarded to the PEACE portal project.
Program of presenters:
Ortal-Paz Saar (Utrecht University, Netherlands): The Necessity for a Dialogue
Avriel Bar-Levav (Open University, Israel): Attitudes towards Burial and Cemeteries in Judaism
Lisya Bicac (TU Delft, Netherlands): The Future of the Past: Stone Grave Markers — Degradation Phenomena and Conservation Challenges
Jonny Daniels (Matzevah / From the Depths n.g.o., Poland and USA): New Conservation Projects of Jewish Cemeteries throughout Europe
Thomas Kollatz (Digitale Akademie, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur/Mainz, Germany): Digital Approaches to Cemeteries Preservation and Education
Philippe Pierret (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium): From Beth Hayim to Museum, from Survey to Exhibition: A Journey into Funerary Culture
Leonard V. Rutgers (Utrecht University, Netherlands): The Jewish Catacombs in Italy: Concrete Conservation Aspects
Yosef Stepansky (Israel Antiquities Authority): The Ancient Jewish Cemetery in Zefat, Israel: The Epitaphs from the 16th and 17th Centuries and the Problem of their Preservation
H. Daniel Wagner (Weizmann Institute, Israel) and Kamila Klauzińska (Zdunska Wola, Poland, Jewish Cemetery Project): Walking among Colors in Polish Cemeteries
Filip Vukosavovic (National Maritime Museum, Israel): Displaying Death without Dying: Approaching Death in Museum Settings in Israel
The workshop is part of the NWO-sponsored project, "Reconfiguring Diaspora: The Transformation of the Jewish Diaspora in Antiquity" (website).