Dr. Diego Rotman

Da'at Hamakom Research Center
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Participates in 1 Session
Diego Rotman is a researcher, an interdisciplinary artist and a curator. His wrote his PhD Performance as Cultural Critique: On Dzigan & Shumacher Theater (1927-1980) and his MA thesis Yiddish Theater in Israel (1948-1983) under the advise of Prof. Galit Hasan-Rokem and Prof. Yechiel Scheintuch at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He edited recently the book “Heara” about the independent art scene in Jerusalem together with Ronen Eidelman and Lea Mauas. He is currently co-editing with Lea Mauas a volume named “Contemporary Israeli Ethnography” with contributions by Rachel Elior, Yoram Bilu, Galit Hasan-Rokem, Shalom Sabar, Daphna Ben-Shaul, Freddie Rokem and Diego Rotman.
He is part of the research center “Daat Hamakom” Center for the Study of Cultures of Places in the Modern Jewish World, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2013 to date), is part of the research group “The Imaginary Republic” based on Bergen Academy of fine arts and directed by Prof. Brandon Labelle. He was part of the academic team of the seminar: “MAPS: Representations of Place in the Arts” .
His current interests in research and practice focus on performance practices that engage local historiography, folklore research, and art politics as well as Yiddish Culture and Yiddish theater. He is the co-director of the Mamuta Art and Media Center


Publications Articles (selected)
  • Diego Rotman, "Hadybbuk eynneno Moyshe Sne: al haparodia-hasatiri hadybbuk hachadash shel Dzigan veShumacher (1957), in Al na tegarshuni - iyunim chadashim behadybbuk, eds. Dorit Yerushalmi and Shimon Levy (Tel Aviv: 2009), 179-197
  • Diego Rotman, "Der Yiddishpil-Teater: Tsvishn Oyflebung un Geshtaltikung fun Avar", Yerushalaymer almanakh, 28 (2008), 323-345
  • Diego Rotman, "Teatron Yiddish BeIsrael 1948-1988", Zmanim - rivon lehistoria, 99 (2007), 38-45, (printed also in Polish: Diego Rotman, Teatr jidysz w Izraelu, Cwiszn 4 (2011), 27-35),

To be published
  •  Diego Rotman, "Dzigan and Shumacher's Satire of Israeli Political Figures", for Studies in Contemporary Jewry, vol 29 Humor in Jewish Culture, edited by Gabriel Finder and Eli Lederhendler.
  •  Diego Rotman, "Likrat Hatnua HaItit", for the book "Limudei MeHatslachot", edited by Yona Rosenfeld, Daphna Golan, Tsvika Or.
  • Diego Rotman, "Bayn Hachaya leshimur: Teatron yidishpil - bsiach haitonut beivrit ubeyidish", for the book on Theater and Multiculturalism in Israel, edited by Shimon Levy and Olga Levitan.

Books and editorial board
  • Diego Rotman, The Stage as Home: Dzigan and Shumacher's Theater 1927-1980, Magnes University Press (to be published 2017, in Hebrew)
  • The Ethnographic Department: Selected papers on Contemporary Israeli Ethnography, edited by Diego Rotman, Lea Mauas. Mamuta Art and Media Center. (To be published at the end of 2015)
  • Heara – Independent Art in Jerusalem at the Beginning of the 21st Century, edited by Ronen Eidelman, Lea Mauas and Diego Rotman (Hearat Shualym/The Underground Academy: Jerusalem, 2014)
  •  Hearat Shulaym Contemporary Art Jorunal (2001-2007), edited by Lea Mauas and Diego Rotman

Fellowships and Prizes (selected)
  • Prize for an outstanding PhD, by Nevzlin Fund (2014)
  •  M.A.A.S.H Foundation Prize for an Outstanding PhD (2013)
  •  Dean's Fellowship for Distinguished PhD candidates (2007-2011)

Sessions in which Dr. Diego Rotman participates

Saturday June 4, 2016

11:00 AM
11:00 AM