A member of our faculty, Dr. Shosh Rotem, will be featured at an event for the publication of her new book on March 4th at the University of Tel Aviv. We are excited to congratulate Dr. Rotem on this momentous occasion, and look forward to next week when she will begin her course “Holocaust Museums: Three Continents, Three Generations”.
Dr. Shosh Rotem is a registered architect, graduate of the Technion. After 12 years of professional work, she decided to return to school and studied for her MA and PhD at the Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts at Tel Aviv University. Her doctorate, The Architecture of Holocaust Museums: Architecture’s Role in Constructing a Collective Memory of the Holocaust, was approved in 2010. Last month her revised doctorate was published as Constructing Memory. Architectural Narratives of Holocaust Museums. In 2011 she was appointed as Head of the Diploma Program in Curatorial and Museum Studies at Tel Aviv University. She also teaches museology in the Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts.This semester she will teach in the MA in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa a course that will explore the history, exhibitions, and design of various Holocaust museums around the world and study their social, cultural and political agendas. This examination will reveal their role and responsibility in Holocaust commemoration and their contribution to the construction of particular memories.