Conferences, Lectures and Talks


Academic Conferences:


2016: Frick Symposium. “Photograph Confidential: The Double Lives of Zionist Photographic Archives.” April 15-16, 2016


2016: College Art Association Annual Conference, "The Formation of a National Photographic Archive: Conflicts, Narratives and Propaganda in Early Twentieth Century Palestine." Washington, D.C., February 3-6, 2016.


2015: Rethinking Early Photography. Lincoln University (UK). Presenter. “Pioneering the Body: The Formation of the Zionist Photographic Archive.” 16-17 June, 2015.


2015: Annual Meeting of the Israel Studies Association (AIS). Concordia University. Presenter. “The Sustainable Archive: The Jewish national Fund and the Shaping of a National Body.” June 1-3, 2015.


2015: Taub Center for Israel Studies, NYU, Graduate Workshop. Invited Speaker. “From the Home to the File: Narratives, Bodies and Their Image in the Non-National Archive.” January 30, 2015.


2014: Crossing the Boundaries XXII: Political Topographies, Graduate conference, organized by the Art History Graduate Student Union, Binghamton University. Presenter. “Under Dor Guez’s Bed: Re-viewing the Christian Palestinian Archive.” April 4-5, 2014.


2013: A Matter of Time: Temporalities of Material Culture, Graduate conference, organized by the visual and cultural studies program, Rochester University. Presenter. “The Archive of the Jewish National Fund.” April 5-6, 2013.


2013: Theorizing the Web 2013, Interdisciplinary conference, organized by the University of Maryland and held at CUNY, NYC. Presenter. “Framing an Emergency: Photography in Areas of Conflict.” March 1-2, 2013. 


2012: Frick Symposium Rehearsal, Binghamton Art History Department. Presenter, “The camera and the collecting Gene.” December 18, 2012.


2012: Archiving Machines: a seminar conference, Binghamton Art History Department. Presenter, “We Must Inundate the Jewish public with slogans and pictures: The Archive of the Jewish National Fund.” December 17, 2012.


2012: Memories Can’t Wait: Symposium organized by the International Center for Photography and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Presenter, December 14-15, 2012.


2012: Beyond Representation: Photography, Humans and Computers. Conference organized by London South Bank University and the journal Philosophy and Photography, Presenter, May 24-25, 2012.


2012: Intercultural Communication, 2012 Graduate Symposium, James Madison University, Presenter, April 5-6, 2012.


2011: Frick Symposium Rehearsal, Graduate presentations, Art History Department, SUNY Binghamton, “Silence of the Lost Object: Tacita Dean’s Floh.” December 13, 2011.


2011: Critical Information: Mapping the Intersection of Art and Technology, School of Visual Arts, graduate conference, Presenter, “Social Engagement, Visual Participation and Perception.” December 3, 2011.


 2011: Critical Themes in Media Studies, Graduate Student Conference. The New School, Presenter, “Re-thinking the Image in the Digital Age.” April 15-16.


2010: Concepts of Art in History Workshop. The Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem. Presenter, “The Immémorial, a Meeting Point.” August 27, 2010.


Public Lectures and Talks:


2016: Josh T. Franco in Conversation With Rotem Rozental, Independence Curators International Curatorial Hub, held in conjunction with the exhibition Dead Lands: Karkaot Mawat. April 28, 2016.  


2015: Picturing the Community: Ariel Shanberg in Conversation with Rotem Rozental, a talk given as part of the Open to the Sky Project, Beacon, NY, October 1, 2015. 


2015: Site Responsive Formats: Collectives, Archives and Areas of Conflict, a lecture delivered at Montclair State University as part of the Art Forum Lecture Series, September 15, 2015.  


2014: The Photographer as Collector: The Photographic Desires of Martin Parr and Walker Evans, a lecture delivered at The Shpilman Institute for Photography, August 6, 2014.


2014: Jerusalem Season of Culture: Hidden Paths and Resonating Localities, a public talk with Roy Regev, delivered at the Beacon Hebrew Alliance, May 7, 2014, Beacon, NY.


2013: ZIK Group in Conversation with Rotem Rozental, a public event held in the framework of We, Festi-Conference for Creative Collectives, Valley of the Cross, Jerusalem. August 14, 2013. 


2013: Living Together Symposium: Four Curators in Conversation about Residencies, a public event held in the framework of We, Festi-Conference for Creative Collectives, Valley of the Cross, Jerusalem. August 15, 2013. .


2012: Collective Creation: A Gallery Talk with Designer Ron Arad, a public event in the framework of We, Festi-Conference for Creative Collectives, Hansen building, Jerusalem. August 23, 2012.


2012: Of Yesterday’s Sun, Gallery Talk with Uri Gershuni, Chelouche Gallery. Tel Aviv.


2011: Status Update: Designer Maya Negri and Rotem Rozental Discussing Social Media and the Fashion Arena. Lecture held in conjunction with the exhibition Mechanical Order – Fashioning a New Order, Holon Design Museum. January 6, 2011.


2010: Blog / Architecture, a panel held by the Graduate Department of Architecture, Bezalel Academy, Tel Aviv, Speaker.