Columbia University
Columbia University

February 3, 2014, 5:00-7:00pm

We have been invited by Professor Marianne Hirsch to present Mapping Ararat at one of the most prestigious University seminar series in North America.

We will speak for 45 minutes and screen our video: Mapping Ararat: Globally Positioned Sites. This will be followed by a second hour of discussion.

This event is free and open to the public.

Center for Jewish History
Center for Jewish History

Mapping Ararat has been selected as one of four projects that will be featured at a workshop at The Center for Jewish History on January 29, 2014. The workshop explores case studies that transform visual and material culture drawn from the archive into public history and, in our case, into art as well.

Read about the event here

Association for Jewish Studies
Association for Jewish Studies

Session Participants: Moderator: Jeffrey Shandler, (Rutgers University) Discussants: Jennifer Glaser (University of Cincinnati), Shelley Hornstein (York University), Todd Presner ( University of California, Los Angeles), Gavriel Rosenfeld (Fairfield University), Melissa Shiff (University of Toronto), Louis Kaplan (University of Toronto).

The Lola Stein Institute
The Lola Stein Institute

Melissa Shiff will speak about contemporary Jewish art as a vehicle for a renaissance in Jewish education. Shiff will speak about two of her Passover projects that update this ritual taking it to the public sphere and even to the streets.

The Walrus
The Walrus

Stephen Strauss - an award winning science writer - has published his article "Reimagining the Jewish State that never was, in Grand Island, New York” in the July/August 2013 issue of The Walrus, one of Canada’s leading magazines.

Read the full article here