Working Group on Mapping Diasporas (2015-2016)

During the Academic Year 2015-2016, the planning for Mapping Diasporas includes the work of a multi-disciplinary Working Group. Its participants hold monthly meetings, held at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley, to discuss individual projects and mapping platforms.

In the course of each session, working group participants conduct “hands-on” (but with gloves…) research on select collection items that presents pertinent research questions relating to the topics of diaspora, cultural mobility, multi-locational relations, provenance, and geolocation, and explore a variety of platforms that allow online “mapping” and engage in a wide-ranging set of conversations about cultural objects.

Working Group Participants

Angela Marino (Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies)
http://tdps.berkeley.edu/people/angela-marino/

Ray Lifchez (Environmental Design)
http://ced.berkeley.edu/ced/faculty-staff/raymond-lifchez 

Cindy Nguyen (History)
https://cindyanguyen.wordpress.com/

Carla Shapreau (Law,  & Music)
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/faculty/facultyProfile.php?facID=13982

Andrea Sinn (History & German)
http://history.berkeley.edu/people/andrea-sinn

Greg Niemeyer (BCNM & Art Practice)
http://art.berkeley.edu/people/greg-niemeyer/

Yosef Rosen (Jewish Studies)
http://jewishstudies.berkeley.edu/people/graduate-students/yosef-rosen.php

John Fox (Memory Miner, Findery, & Netflix)
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-fox/0/126/a5b

Francesco Spagnolo (The Magnes, Music, & Performance Studies)
http://magnes.berkeley.edu/about/staff/francesco-spagnolo

Robyn Perry (iSchool, Center for Technology, Society & Policy)
http://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/people/alumni/robynperry

Sam Ball, Citizen Film
http://newmediajewishstudies.org/

Tomasz Koncewicz, University of Gdansk
http://prawo.ug.edu.pl/pracownik/1435/tomasz_koncewicz

Zach Bleemer, Economics
https://www.econ.berkeley.edu/grad/profiles/8025

Claudia von Vacano, Digital Humanities at Berkeley
http://digitalhumanities.berkeley.edu/people

Jon Voss, Historypin
https://about.me/jonvoss

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