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MAPPING
DIASPORAS
Jewish Culture, Museums,
and Digital Humanities

JEWISH 121
 HOW DO WE “MAP” CULTURE IN MOTION?


GLOBAL 140
 Describing the interaction of In this course, students will work
places, times, languages, with the cultural objects held in
UC Berkeley
 identities, cultural formats, The Magnes Collection of
dominant and marginal
Spring ’19 | 4 Units narratives that characterize
Jewish Art and Life—including
art, material culture, books,
Course No. 26610
 cultures in diaspora requires a
multidimensionality that manuscripts, digital assets and
traditional maps no longer meet.
data—learning to conduct
WEDNESDAYS collaborative research and
In today’s world, we “map” documentation, to create maps
2-5 pm diasporas through digital and narratives, and to curate
narratives, and often perform
2121 Allston Way
 culture acting as archivists and
and publish their findings in
museum galleries and online.

curators.

Instructor:

Francesco Spagnolo, PhD MEETS THE ARTS & LITERATURE, CAN BE USED TOWARD THE
mappingdiasporas.wordpress.com
 L&S BREADTH REQUIREMENTS JEWISH STUDIES MINOR