The Open University of Israel
Dr. Hava Aldouby

 Dr. Hava Aldouby

  Department of Literature, Language and the Arts

Updated: February 2015


Tel:  972-9-7781581
Fax: 972-9-7780671


Born:  Israel


2002 – 2008

PhD, Summa cum Laude
Allan Bronfman Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in the Humanities
Department of Art History
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (accepted Feb. 2009)

1996 – 2000

Department of Art History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


BA, Magna cum laude. Art History and Theater Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Graphic design. Tel-Hai College


Post Doctoral Fellowship

2013 – 2014

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, I-CORE Center of Research
Excellence - ‘Da’at Hamakom’, Center for the Study of Cultures of Place in the Modern Jewish World
Research project: ‘Medium, Body, Place: Digital Moving-Image Aesthetics, as Related to Contemporary Jewish Experience’


Areas of Interest

§  Art History

§  Moving Image Art

§  Video Art

§  Experimental Cinema

§  New Media Art

§  Neuroaesthetics

§  Art-Science Interfaces


Academic Positions

October 2014 –

The Open University, Lecturer

2014 – 2015

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, I-CORE Center of Research
Excellence - ‘Da’at Hamakom
, Research Fellow

2002 – 2015

Hebrew University of Jerusalem:
2010-2015 School of the Arts at the Humanities, teaching associate
2002-2009 Department of Theater Studies, teaching associate

2011 – 2014

Bar Ilan University, Department of Comparative Literature, teaching associate

2010 – 2013

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, teaching associate

2002 – 2011

Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, teaching associate

2003 – 2004

The Open University, group instructor


Awards and Scholarships

1.    Vigevani Research Project Prize, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2014; with Prof. Amir Amedi, Hebrew University, and Prof. Vittorio Gallese, Università degli studi di Parma)

2.    Israel Science Foundation Publication Grant in the Humanities (2012)

3.    Mandel post-doctoral fellowships finalist (2012)

4.    Allan Bronfman Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in the Humanities, Hebrew University (2009)

5.    International Association of University Women (1998)



Academic Activities

(In chronological order)

1.    Initiator and member of organizing committee, international symposium: Haptic Visuality in Video-Art: Neuroscience in Dialogue with Art Theory and Aesthetics”, Hebrew University, collaboration between School of the Arts and Safra Brain Research Center, 9-10 April 2014.
Among participants: Prof. Mark Hansen (New Media, Duke U); Prof. Vittorio Gallese (Cognitive Neuroscience, Parma U); Prof. Amir Amedi (Safra Brain Research Center, Hebrew U)

2.    Member of organizing committee, “Autonomy and Anatomy of the Moving Image”, international conference in collaboration with Jerusalem Cinématheque, Bezalel College of Art and Design, Hebrew University, School of the Arts, 7-9 July 2013

3.    Initiator and member of organizing committee, "Federico Fellini, Between Life and Fantasy", international symposium, School of the Arts and department of Latin American and Romance Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 3-4 April 2011


Other Relevant Positions

Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2000-2001     Assistant curator, department of prints and drawings
1998-2000     Freelance associate curator


Books and Monographs

Federico Fellini: Painting in Film, Painting on Film. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013

In preparation: (working title)
Ori Gersht: Photography, Video, and the Quest for Presence


Chapters in Books

“Courting Absence, Restoring Presence: Ori Gersht and the Moving Image”, in Hava Aldouby, David Chandler, Al Miner and Mae Petra-Wong, Ori Gersht: History Reflecting. Boston: MFA (Museum of Fine Arts) Publications, 2014.

“Re-framing the Still Life: Ekphrasis in Contemporary Video Art”, accepted for publication, Edward Payne and Lauren Barnes, eds., Copies and Translations: Re-Placing the Original. Forthcoming.


Reference Articles

“Virtual Reality Turns Biological: The Case of David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ”, in Roy Ascott, Margarete Jahrmann, and Espen Gangvik (eds.), Making Reality Really Real; Consciousness Reframed. Proceedings of 11th Annual International Research Conference, Consciousness Reframed: Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era (Trondheim Electronic Arts Center, November 4-6 2010), 17-19.

“Miniature Tombstones from the Cyprus Detention Camps, 1946-49”,
            Ars Judaica 3 (April 2007), 91-100

L’immaginario visivo di Federico Fellini”, Fellini Amarcord 2 (November 2005), 36-48 (translated and reprinted from Harvest 47:2).

“A Jungian Approach to Federico Fellini’s Visual Imagery”, Harvest – Journal for Jungian Studies 47:2 (London: Karnac Books, 2001), 96-118.



Selected Papers at Scientific Conferences

Experimental Cinema Enters the Worlds of Gaming: Considering Phil Solomon’s Recent Works”, Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2014 conference, Seattle, Washington, 19-23 March 2014. Acceptance email attached.
“The Body Restored in Celluloid: Phil Solomon’s Psalm Series (1999-2002)”, World Congress of Jewish Studies, Hebrew University, 28 July- 1 August 2013
 “Haptic Pleasures of the Moving Image: Texture and Tactility in Contemporary Moving Image Art”, London Film and Media Symposium, University of London, 27-29 June 2013 (accepted, declined)
"Re-Framing the Still Life: Ekphrasis in Contemporary Video Art, the Case of Ori Gersht and Sam Taylor Wood", 38th Association of Art Historians Conference, 29-31 March 2012, Milton Keynes, UK
"Is Painting Still in the Picture? The Return of Painting in New Media Art and Aesthetics", Rendering the Visible, Georgia State University, Atlanta, 10-11 February 2011
"David Cronenberg's eXistenZ and the Flesh of Virtual Reality", 11th International Conference Consciousness Reframed, "Making Reality Really Real", TEKS – Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre, in cooperation with the Planetary Collegium at the University of Plymouth, England. Trondheim, Norway, 4-6 November 2010
"Art History Meets the Moving Pictures: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Fellini's Cinematic Discourse", E·X·P·E·R·T·I·S·E: Media Specificity and Interdisciplinarity, Tel Aviv University, 31 May – 4 June 2009
"Miniature Tombstones from the Cyprus Detention Camps: A Creative Response to Obstructed Processes of Mourning in Holocaust Survivors", Women and the Holocaust: Creativity and the Arts in the Holocaust – A Gendered Perspective, Beit Berl College, 26-28 October, 2009
 “Jungian Imagery in Fellini’s Graphic and Cinematic Oeuvre”, Felliniana, University of Washington, Seattle, 28 October-1 November 2003

Pending acceptance:
 “Filmmaking on the Streets of Grand Theft Auto”, ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art), 14-18 August 2015, Vancouver, Canada