The first Public Humanities conference, a joint venture of Fulbright Israel and Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design took place in Jerusalem yesterday, May 17.
Around 180 people, including Fulbright fellows and alumni, Academics, and representatives of cultural and academic institutions as well as participants from government and the third sector came to discuss relevance, creativity, and the humanities, and their great importance to civil, cultural, economic, and academic life in Israel.
U.S. Ambassador Thomas Nides opened the event, together with the president of Bezalel, Professor Adi Stern.
During her opening lecture, guest speaker, Nina Simon discussed relevant art pertaining to museums and other public institutions.
The day continued with additional lectures and workshops, that linked theory and academic skills to practice and between creativity and humanities to technology and economics.
Thank you to Dr. Tal Rippa and Rotem Ruff our partners at Bezalel.
Our gratitude also goes to the U.S. Embassy Jerusalem and especially to the team in the Department of Public Diplomacy.
Photo: Shlomi Yosef