Diarna: Digitally Mapping Mizrahi Heritage

By Frances Malino, Jason Guberman-Pfeffer

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Spring 2009

The authors discuss Diarna ("our home" in Judeo-Arabic), a new project in which scholars, social entrepreneurs, Google Earth developers and Middle Eastern researchers are collaborating to gather photographs and other multimedia materials from physical locations of former Mizrahi Jewish life, and map it all on Google Earth. The project can help to document traces of Jewish life before they vanish, the authors explain, in addition to being a valuable pedagogical tool.

Topic: Digital Media, History, Mizrahi Jews, Internet, Technology

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Volume/Issue: Spring 2009

Page Number(s): 42-44

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Genre: Report

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Malino, Frances. Guberman-Pfeffer, Jason. Diarna: Digitally Mapping Mizrahi Heritage. AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Spring 2009: 42-44. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2679


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