KEY NOTE SPEAKERS
Professor John H. Falk
The Museum’s Agenda for Visitors and the Public’s Agenda for Visiting Museums: Are They the Same?
13 March 2017, 11:00-12:30 am, auditorium
Dr. John H. Falk is Director of the Institute for Learning Innovation and Sea Grant Professor of Free-Choice Learning at Oregon State University. He is a leading expert on free-choice learning; the learning that occurs when people have significant choice and control over the what, where and when of their learning. His current research focuses on studying the community impacts of museums, zoos and aquariums; understanding why people utilize free-choice learning settings during their leisure time and helping cultural institutions re-think their future positioning and business models in the 21st century.
Professor Sławomir Kapralski
Museum and Mnemonic Security in Central/Eastern Europe: Mediating Difficult Past
13 March 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, auditorium
Sławomir Kapralski, Professor of Sociology at the Pedagogical University of Kraków and a recurrent visiting lecturer at the Centre for Social Studies operated by Lancaster University and Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. He graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow where he also received his Ph.D. in Sociology and started his academic career. Then for many years he has been associated with the Central European University (Prague, Warsaw, Budapest). In 2013-2014 he was Senior Fellow at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, and in 2016-2017 he is Senior EURIAS Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala. His research focuses on nationalism, ethnicity and identity, collective memory, antisemitism and the Holocaust, and the Roma communities in Europe. He is a member of the Gypsy Lore Society, the European Association for Holocaust Studies, and the European Academic Network on Romani Studies. Among others, he is the author of a monograph A Nation from the Ashes. The Memory of Genocide and Roma Identity (2012).
Professor Eyal Naveh
History Education in a Post-Conflict Area vs History Education in an in-Conflict Area: The Challenges of the Multi-Narrative Approaches
14 March 2017, 6:45-8:00 pm, auditorium
Eyal Naveh is a professor of history at Tel Aviv University and at the Kibbutzim College of Education. Currently he is the chairperson of the department of General History at Tel Aviv University, and the Head of the Academic Council at the Kibbutzim College of Education. He teaches U.S. history and History education. He also thought US and Israeli history in Israel and abroad. Professor Naveh received his PhD from UC Berkeley, USA. Beside his academic publications he wrote 7 textbooks to the Israeli public school system. His last four books are Reinhold Niebuhr and Non Utopian Liberalism (Sussex Academic Press, 2002); Histories: Toward a dialogue with the Israeli Past (Babel Publications, 2002) [Hebrew]; United States – an Ongoing Democracy, (Open University Press, 2007) [Hebrew]; and Side By Side – Parallel Histories of Israel and Palestine ( together with Sami Adwan and Dan Bar-On) (New Press, 2012). He is the co-director of PRIME and the coordinator and adviser of the Israeli-Palestinian two narratives history project. His new book Past in Turmoil – Public Debates over Historical Issues in Israel, is in print and will be out in few months.
Professor Nelia Dias
The Search for a Cultural Crossroad in a Diverse City: The MuCEM at Marseille
15 March 2017, 10:00-11:15 am, auditorium
Nélia Dias is Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology (ISCTE-IUL and CRIA). Her research concerns the history of French anthropology, museums and collections, and practices of heritage preservation and documentation. She is the author of Le Musée d’Ethnographie du Trocadéro (1878-1908). Anthropologie et Muséologie en France (CNRS 1991), La Mesure des Sens. Les Anthropologues et le corps humain (Aubier 2004) and has co-edited Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture (Routledge 2015).