Prof. Oren Sofer (1971-2020). Oren was one of the founders of OMILab, a member of OMILab's management team, and a leading researcher at OMILab. Oren's areas of research were media theory, media history, and digital communication. In recent years, he analyzed 19th century Jewish press using digital tools. His research bridged separate historical eras, diverse methodological approaches and a variety of disciplines. Oren was a a true visionary, and OMILab realizes one of his visions, that of exposing students in the social sciences to the most up-to-date digital research tools. Oren will be missed by us, OMILab's team, as a researcher, a manager, and especially as a colleague. We will continue Oren's work in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research and in strengthening the connection between research and teaching at the Open University.
In Memoriam of Prof. Oren Soffer