Welcome to segment #10 of Hebrew University Speaks, CFHU’s monthly video series featuring thought-provoking, informative and entertaining presentations by HU faculty and students.
Our previous instalment introduced you to six international students at Hebrew U and highlights of their experiences at the university.
This month, we present a HUJI Talk with lawyer and researcher Dr. Renana Keydar of HU’s Faculties of Humanities and Law. Today, as atrocities are committed across the globe, from widescale slavery in Africa to the decimation of the Syrian people to the persecution of the Uighers in Asia, the desire and need for justice is greater than ever. In this talk, Dr. Keydar explains her vision for how digital humanities can help us bring justice for the victims of mass atrocities.
A Vision for Digital Humanities: Bringing Justice to Victims of Mass Atrocities
Dr. Renana Keydar was driven to explore new paradigms of justice in our digital world after serving as the legal advisor in the High Court of Justice Department of the State Attorney’s Office and seeing the limits of the law, and also partly from having three grandparents who were Holocaust survivors.
She takes us on a journey through several cases where atrocities were prosecuted, and how using digital tools can empower a new understanding of the victims’ experiences and the outcomes of trials.
Interested in learning more about Dr. Keydar’s research? Here are links to five of her scholarly papers:
- Rethinking Plurality: On Ethics and Storytelling in the Search for Justice
- ‘I Was in a War, and in a War Things Like that Happen’: On Judgments and Ethical Investigations in Israeli Law and Literature
- ‘Everyone’s Child’: The Challenge of Judging Israeli Soldiers in the Shadow of the Conflict
- Mass Atrocity, Mass Testimony, and the Quantitative Turn in International Law
- ‘Lessons in Humanity’: Re-Evaluating International Criminal Law’s Narrative of Progress in the Post 9/11 Era