Program 2014 - תוכנית הכנס בעברית (pdf)

Monday, 10 November




8:30-11:00 - Registration



9:00-10:30 - Auditorium


 9:00-10:30 - Upper Hall


  Museum Track I   Europeana | Projects and Progress I  


Athena Plus Digital Storytelling
Maria Teresa Natale will run a dedicated Digital Storytelling workshop focusing in thelatest release of the MOVIO suite of tools developed in the Athena Plus Network


Eagle Workshop
EAGLE, The Europeana network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy is a best-practice network providing a single user-friendly portal to the inscriptions of the Ancient World, a massive resource for both the curious and for the scholarly.

The EAGLE BPN: Aggregating and Linking Structured Data
A Presentation of the Europeana Best Practice Network for Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy, its tasks, tools and objectives.
Dr. Pietro Maria Liuzzo

EAGLE Mediawiki
You are invited to take part in the workshop and enter Hebrew translations of inscriptions in the EAGLE Mediawiki. It is a very easy and self explanatory process and usually people find it rewarding as you will be able immediately see the result of your contribution.

Sorin Hermon and Valentina Vassallo



10:30-11:00 - Coffee break





  11:00-13:00 - Auditorium      







Chair: Max Kaiser
, RTD Director
National Austrian Library

Prof. Gabriel Motzkin, Director, 
The Van Leer, Jerusalem Institute

Reuven Pinsky, Head of Culture Governance
Moreshet Project at the Prime Minister's Office
Pavel Katz, Chief Technology Officer

Keynote: Nicolas Crofts, Chair
Practitioners and experts: the role of CIDOC in establishing effective communication
Technical experts working with innovative technologies often fail to communicate effectively with professional practitioners working in heritage institutions (museums, libraries, archives). What is CIDOC doing to help bridge the gap?

Dov Winer, Co-Chair EVA / Minerva 2014
Coordinator Israel Minerva Forum
Susan Hazan, Co-Chair EVA / Minerva 2014 
Coordinator EVA Israel

Main Features of the Museum National Portal
Ram Shimoni and Ben Kalifi






13:00-14:00 - Lunch






14:00-15:30 - Auditorium


14:00-15:30 - Upper Hall


  Museum Track II   Best Practice in Digital Humanities I
Organised by the World Union of Jewish Studies


Israel's National Museum Portal
Department for Museums and Visual Arts at the Ministry of Culture and Sports Directorate for Culture

Digitally empowering the museum collections - roadmap November 2014
Ram Shimoni

Showcasing the Museum Portal
Ben Kalifi

Questions of content and exhibition methodologies
Ronit Marco

Questions of content perfection and work processes
Mariane Aaron

Concept and main features: part II
Ben Kalifi

The portal as a platform for marketing and promoting museums
Ronit Marco


Advancing research in Jewish studies: scholarly approaches to digitized contents, services, and new technologies

Chair: Dr. Yaacov Deutsch
World Congress of Jewish Studies (WUJS)  
World Union of Jewish Studies

Kabbalah Research: Toward New Digital Perspectives
Yoed Kadari, Ben Gurion University

Creating a Corpus of Early Christian Law: The Hidden - Law Database
Dr. Yifat Monnickendam, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Digital tools for Improving the Editions of Cryptic Scrolls from Qumran
Dr. Jonathan Ben-Dov, University of Haifa

Dr. Nahum Dershowitz, Tel Aviv University
Comments and discussion



15.30 - 16.30 - Auditorium


15.30 - 17.30 - Upper Hall


  Museum Track - Session III   Best Practice in Digital Humanities II
Organised by the World Union of Jewish Studies


Chair: Susan Hazan, Curator of New Media
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Gathering the Voices
This project has gathered and made available online oral testimony from men and women who sought sanctuary in Scotland to escape the racism of Nazi-dominated Europe.
David Moffat
Glasgow Caledonian University

The Venice Time Machine
The 70 kilometers of documentation stored in the Venetian archive yield such a wealth of information that scholars are still grappling to know their way through the records in order to tell the story of the Venetian Republic.
Prof.ssa Dorit Raines, Docente di Storia delle Biblioteche e della Documentazione, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia

Enhancing exhibits: An evaluation of multimedia technology and serious games in museums
Regina Franken-Wendelstorf
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft , Berlin

Open Hebrew for the Digital Humanities

"How to open a digital text" without the subtitle
Sinai Rusinek, Polonsky Academy & DHIsrael

The Sefaria Project: An Online and Open-Source Library for the Jewish Canon
Lev Israel & Ephraim Damboritz, Sefaria

How can Open Data contribute to digital heritage? “Open Press” as a case study
Noam Castel & Ido Ivri , the Public Knowledge Workshop





Monday evening at the First Train Station
The Old Train Station Plaza: where food and culture meet


Located in the heart of Jerusalem, the First Station is a central neighborhood hub for entertainment, culture, and enrichment. The easily accessible plaza, open seven days a week and almost around the clock, is open to the public, lively, spirited, and bountiful.

Registration for the restaurant is required please speak to the conference staff at the information desk






Tuesday, 11 November






9:00-10:30 - Auditorium


9:00-10:30 - Upper Hall



Creativity and Education


Digital Creativity I



Chair: Roni Dayan, Head, Division of Information Technologies, Ministry of Education

Europeana Creative
Max Kaiser
Europeana Creative is an exciting new European project which will enable and promote greater re-use of cultural heritage resources by Europe's creative industries for educatiobn.

Scientix/EUN European Schoolnet Projects

Scientix supports collaboration among STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) teachers, education researchers, policymakers. Israel educators are very active participants.  

Collaborative Learning

The other is me - Telematic Treasure Hunt at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Dr. Susan Hazan, Curator of New Media, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and Etty Rosen, Ety Rosen, Regional ICT Instructor, Manhi, Ministry of Education


Digital creativity and culture in local London and beyond: from artists and designers to public broadcasting and live theatre event cinema
James R Hemsley, Lizzie Jackson & Nick Lambert  

ICAC research projects
Àrea de Suport a la Recerca Institut Català d'Arqueologia Clàssica
Gilbert Frigola Olives 

Decadent myths in a digital era : from Pompei to Judea
Martha Vassiliadi, Assistant prof. at Aristotle University, Greece



10:30-11:00 - Coffee break






11:00-13:00 - Auditorium


11:00-13:00 - Upper Hall


  Europeana | Projects and Progress III
  Digital Creativity II  

Europeana Cloud
Pavel Katz , Chief Technology Officer

Europeana Fashion
The Network includes the leading European institutions and collections in the fashion domain for Europeana to showcase the outstanding and rich material of the history of European fashion.
Marco Rendina  




Enhancement in Preservation of Tangible Heritage
Anna Lobovikov-Katz, Head, ELAICH Project, EuroMed Heritage 4 Programme
Head, Technion research team, EU-CHIC Project
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Arch. Raanan Kislev, Director of the Conservation Department, Antiquities Authority

Mobile, cross-platform, life-size animated virtual characters in indoors and outdoors AR heritage sites for high-fidelity presence and interaction
Papagiannakis George, Department of Computer Science, University of Crete, Leoforos Knossou, Crete, Greece



13:00-14:00 - Lunch

14:00-15:30 - Auditorium
14:00-15:30 - Upper Hall
  Best Practice in Digital Humanities III   Digital Creativity III  

Kristin Dill , Austrian National Library

The PUNDIT hands on workshop offers an opportunity to experiment with the DM2E scholarly environment.
DM2E is building the tools and communities to enable humanities researchers to work with manuscripts in the Linked Open Web.
The two tools at the heart of the DM2E scholarly environment are Pundit and Ask.
Pundit is a semantic annotation tool that enables researchers to create annotations in Linked Open Data.




Judaica Europeana
Working with libraries, archives and museums to provide integrated access to the world’s most important collections that document the Jewish presence in Europe

Gesher L'Europa – a bridge to Europe
Making the National Library's resources accessible to new communities of users in Europe

Caron Sethill, Programme Coordinator - Europe

Towards a crowd sourcing conceptualization of preserving Jewish Heritage
Jack Gottlieb, Founder, World Jewish Heritage

DM2E :
Jewish Studies knowledge grid in the Linked Open Data Cloud: latest Judaica Europeana developments.

Dov Winer
Judaica Europeana Scientific Manager

  15:30-15.45 - Coffee Break  
  15:45-17:00 - Auditorium   15:45-17:00 - Upper Hall  
  Best Practice in Digital Humanities IV   Digital Creativity IV  

Judaica Harvard International

Violet Radnofsky Littauer Hebraica Technical and Research Services Librarian
Judaica Division Harvard Library Harvard University Cambridge MA USA

Galit Gaon Chief Curator
The Israeli Cartoon Museum, Holon

Hila Zahavi Collections Curator
The Israeli Cartoon Museum, Holon Yoram

Shamir Independent Curator
Tel Aviv Dantec Ltd. Jerusalem 


Digital Libraries: Linked Open Data (LOD) .. what comes next

Transformation of Digital Library in Libraries: (Opening remarks)
Ora Zehavi, The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library at the University of Haifa

Israeli bibliographic data and the international scene
Prof. Elhanan Adler, National Library of Israel and David Yellin College

Discovery Tools in Academic Libraries:  why, what and how?
Edith Falk, Chief Librarian, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hebrew University Libraries Authority.



Networking Sessions


The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA)

The World Union of Jewish Studies