Lital Henig

Lital Henig
Research Topic: Composite memory: A memory work of the Holocaust in the digital age
Advisors: Dr. Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, Prof. Amit Pinchevski

Lital Henig is a PhD candidate at the Department of Communication, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She holds an MA in Communication and Journalism and a BA in Art History and Communication and Journalism, both from the Hebrew University. In her PhD thesis she explores the memory work of the Holocaust in digital culture. She has recently published on the commemorative Instagram-project “Eva Stories” in New Media & Society. She currently serves as a PhD student in the Hebrew University’s research team of the international EU-funded 4-year project “Visual History of the Holocaust: Rethinking Curation in the Digital Age”.

 

Research Interests

  • Visual media
  • Witnessing and media studies

 

Selected Publications

  • Henig, L., & Ebbrecht-Hartmann, T. (2020). Witnessing Eva Stories: Media Witnessing and Self-Inscription in the Social Media Experience. New Media and Society: https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444820963805
  • Ebbrecht-Hartmann, T., & Henig, L. (Forthcoming). iMemory – The Actualization of the Past Through Social Media. Digital Holocaust Memory, Education and Research. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Awards and Prizes

  • 2014-2015: Dean’s List of Outstanding Students. Faculty of Humanities, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • 2016-2017: Dean’s List of Outstanding Students. Faculty of Social Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • 2017: The Yad Vashem Institution Award for M.A. Research Project.
  • 2017: The Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry Award for Outstanding M.A. Students. Faculty of Humanities, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • 2016-2018: The Department of Communication and Journalism scholarship for research students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • 2018: Research excellence prize for M.A. thesis, 'Communicating' graduate student conference, The Department of Communication, University of Haifa.
  • 2018-2020: Honored for excellence in teaching, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • 2019: The Department of Communication and Journalism scholarship for doctoral students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • 2019: The Goldhirsh Prize for M.A. Thesis in the field of Holocaust research, Ben Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, Ben Gurion University of The Negev.
  • 2020: The Wistrich Prize 2019 for the article “Witnessing Eva Stories: Media Witnessing and Self-inscription in Social-media Memory”. Faculty of Humanities, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • 2021: The Wiesenthal Award for Outstanding Doctoral Candidates, The Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry Institute, Faculty of Humanities, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.