Compelling Conversation Featuring Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Professor Dr. Jackie Feldman to Explore Dynamics of Preserving and Honoring Memory in Modern Age of Technology and Social Media
Holocaust Museum LA presents “Selfies in Auschwitz: The Challenges of Holocaust Memory in a Digital Age,” Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. at the museum. This thought-provoking presentation by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Professor Dr. Jackie Feldman will explore the dynamics of preserving and honoring memory in the modern age of technology and social media and address the question, “Are selfies at Holocaust memorial sites ever acceptable?”
Professor of anthropology Jackie Feldman holds the Yaakov and Poriah Avnon chair in Holocaust studies and heads the Esther and Sidney Rabb Center for Holocaust studies. An Israel Institute Visiting Faculty member at UC Berkeley in fall 2022, Feldman has published two books and numerous articles in scholarly journals. His current research project, funded by the Israel Science Foundation and the German Association for Scholarly Research, “Memorial, Museum, Smartphone: Transmitting Holocaust Memory in a Digital Generation,” examines how structures of authority, place memory and social solidarities change as a result of widespread digital technologies and social media.
For more information on the event and to register, visit https://holocaustmuseumla.org/event-details/selfies-in-auschwitz-the-challenges-of-holocaust-memory-in-a-digital-age.
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