Dr. Sharon Ringel

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Email: sharonringel@gmail.com

Dissertation Title: Building an Archive for Future Generations: The Digitization of the National Library of Israel (Supervisor: Dr. Rivka Ribak and Prof. Na'ama Sheffi)

Sharon is interested in the ways digital technologies are involved in the production of collective memory. Using ethnography and actor-network theory, her PhD dissertation, supervised by Dr. Rivka Ribak and Prof. Naama Sheffi, examines the digitization process at the National Library of Israel and the role it plays in the production of digital national memory. Sharon is also interested in collective memory, digital archives, digital humanities and the interrelations between media and history.

Research Interests

Collective Memory and Historiography
Digital Humanities
Actor-Network Theory
Holocaust Studies and Nazism

Education

BA: School of Communication, Sapir Academic College (magna cum laude)
MA: History Department, Tel Aviv University. MA thesis: The German Woman's Body in the Official Nazi Women's Magazine: NS FrauenWarte (Supervisor: Prof. Shulamit Volkov)

Conference Presentations

Ringel, S. (2014). Building an Archive for Future Generations: The Digitization of the National Library of Israel. "Making Sense of Memory & History" Preconference of the International Communication Association, Seattle, May 22, 2014.

Ringel, S. (2014). The Digitization of the National Library of Israel. Doctoral colloquium, "iSchool", Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, March 4-7, 2014.

Ringel, S. (2013). Digital Technologies and Future Memory. Paper presented at the "Culture Industries Workshop", University of Haifa, September 30-October 3, 2013.

Ringel, S. (2013). The Digitization of The National Library of Israel. Paper presented at the "Information & Knowledge 2013" conference, University of Haifa, The Department of Information and Knowledge Management, November 13, 2013 [Hebrew].

Ringel, S. (2012). The German Woman's Body in the Official Nazi Women's Magazine: NS FrauenWarte. Paper presented at the annual "Communicating" graduate student conference, University of Haifa, Department of Communication, December 9, 2012 [Hebrew].

Scholarships and Awards

2015: Yedioth Haifa award for best paper
2013: Merit scholarship for PhD students, University of Haifa (2013-2015)

2004: Merit Scholarship for BA students, Sapir Academic College (2004-2006)

Courses Taught

Screens of Memory: Historiography in the Digital Age (School of Communication, Sapir Academic College)

History of Communication (Department of Communication, Ben-Gurion University)

The Basics of Academic Writing (Department of Communication, University of Haifa)

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