Reconfiguring Diaspora: The Transformation of the Jewish Diaspora in Antiquity

Workshop: All That Remains



Monday-Tuesday, 11-12 June 2018

Organizer: Dr. Ortal-Paz Saar


Entrance is free, but by advance registration only.
To register please email Ortal-Paz Saar: 

‘All That Remains’: Workshop Program

Utrecht University Hall, Belle van Zuylenzaal


Day 1, Monday, June 11, 2018

09:30     Welcome and introductory remarks — Ortal-Paz Saar

09:45     Avriel Bar-Levav (Open University, Israel)

‘Attitudes towards Burial and Cemeteries in Judaism’

10:45     Leonard V. Rutgers (Utrecht University, Netherlands)

‘Jewish Funerary Culture: Whose Heritage Is It Anyway?’

11:45     Coffee break

12:00     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’

13:00     Lunch

14:00     Lisya Bicaci (TU Delft, Netherlands)

‘The Future of the Past: Stone Grave Markers – Degradation Phenomena and Conservation Challenges’

15:00     Bart Wallet (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; University of Amsterdam)

‘To Forget or to Remember: Social History and Zeeburg Jewish Cemetery’


Day 2, Tuesday, June 12, 2018

09:30     Ortal-Paz Saar (Utrecht University, Netherlands)

‘The Necessity for a Dialogue’

10:30     H. Daniel Wagner (Weizmann Institute, Israel) and Kamila Klauzińska (Zdunska Wola, Poland, Jewish Cemetery Project)

‘Walking among Colors in Polish Cemeteries’

11:30     Coffee break

11:45     Thomas Kollatz (Steinheim Institute, Essen; Digitale Akademie, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur | Mainz, Germany)

‘Digital Approaches to Cemeteries Preservation and Education’

12:45     Lunch

14:00     Philippe Pierret (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

‘From Beth Hayim to Museum, from Survey to Exhibition: A Journey into Funerary Culture’

15:00     Filip Vukosavovic (National Maritime Museum, Israel)

‘Displaying Death without Dying: Approaching Death in Museum Settings in Israel’

16:00     Workshop conclusion and avenues for future collaboration