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February 2012: Oral History, Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery
Program for a workshop on Oral History in Umm el Fahem

20-23 February 2012 Organized by AISO and the Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery
With the support of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Tel Aviv and Haifa

21 February
9:15-10:00 Alessandro Portelli (“La Sapienza”, Roma; Presidente del circolo Gianni Bosio di Roma): The orality of Oral History

10:00-11:30 Oral history and the Nation-State Building Pierre Hazan (HEAD, Geneve): Truth Commissions, Justice and Testimony
Kais Firro (Haifa University): Oral History as Concept and Practice: the Palestinian Case
Chava Brownfield-Stein (School of Art Beit Berl Academic College): A Genealogy of One 1948's Photograph: Nation-State Building Between Visual history, oral history and written history

12:00 -13:30 Gender and Social Aspects in Oral History Gabriella Gribaudi (Università di Napoli “Federico II”; president of AISO): Gender and the Narration of War Experiences
Rawda Makhoul (Tel Aviv University): Gender Aspects of Palestinian Oral History
Ismail Abu Saad (Ben Gurion University): Shaping Memory among Indigenous Communities

15:00-16:30 :Oral History and Conflicting Memories
Giovanni Contini (Sovrintendenza Archivistica della Toscana): Divided Memories of Nazi Atrocities (1944) in Central Italy
Alessandro Cattunar (Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane):Borderland identities and Multiple Memories along the Italo-Slovanian Border, 1945 Marco Buttino (University of Torino): Samarkand today: Urban Territory, Erasure of the Past and Memory

17:00-18:30 :Photography and Testimony
Rona Sela (a Curator): Made Public. Palestinian in Military archives in Israel
Ammar Younis (a Photographer, Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery): Tensions between the Commissioned and the Artistic Documentary Photography
Shai Aloni (a Photographer , Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery): The Hill and the Valley’s Elders: a photography project

22nd February

9:00-10:30 :Collecting Stories and Creating Archives
Alain Blum (EHESS, INED, Paris): European Memories of the Gulag. To collect testimonies of Deportees from Central and Eastern Europe to the USSR
Raya Cohen (Università di Napoli “Federico II”): The Making and the Interpretation of the Warsaw Ghetto Archives Alesandro Triulzi (Università L'”Orientale”, Napoli): Recording Migrant Voices among Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Italy
Sarah Ozacky-Lazar and Yoav Stern (Van Leer Institut): Face to Face: Life Stories of Palestinians in Israel

11:00-12:30 :Art and History
Tamar Berger (Betzalel College): An archeology of Place: the Israeli case
Nurit Cohen Evron (School of Art Beit Berl Academic College): Memories, Conflict and Art Education: A study of Bilingual Schools in Israel
Said Abu Shakra (Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery) : Building a Museum, Constructing a Collective Identity
Tal Ben Zvi (Head of the School of Arts at Kibbutzim College of Education, Tel Aviv): Men in the Sun: Palestinian Contemporary Art

20:30 :Documentary: “The Galilee Bride” : the film and discussion with the director

23 February
09:00-11:00 :Conclussive session and future perspectives
Mustafa Kabha (Open University; Umm el Fahem Gallery): Mapping Palestinian Oral History
Gabriella Gribaudi (Università di Napoli “Federico II”; president of AISO): conclusion of workshop Discussion *
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