Beholding the Holy City: The Davidization of Jerusalem
featuring Dr. Dana Hercbergs
Thursday, November 14, 2013 | 12:30 - 2:00 PM
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Conference Room 3105, Susquehanna Hall
This talk depicts a new spatial and visual regime in Jerusalem embraced by the tourism and real estate industries, with a focus on the Tower of David as the new icon. The “davidization” of Jerusalem is linked to political shifts such as the decline of the peace process and Israel’s Judaizing mission for the area, primarily the “Holy Basin.”
Dana Hercbergs is Visiting Assistant Professor with the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies. Her research focuses on Arab and Jewish encounters and identities in the Middle East particularly in Jerusalem, and mobilities associated with tourism and travel in Israel/Palestine. She is writing a book on Jerusalem based on oral narratives, tourism and architecture.
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