Francesco Spagnolo

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Curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life and a lecturer in the Music Department at UC Berkeley. I am a multidisciplinary scholar focusing on Jewish studies, music and digital media. Intersecting textual, visual and musical cultures, I contribute to academic, cultural heritage and archival institutions, and live and electronic media in the United States, Europe and Israel. I have a Doctorate in Philosophy (Milan 1994) and a PhD in Musicology (Jerusalem 2007), and I'm a former host of Italian National Radio' cultural programs. At The Magnes, I created an online integrated (Archive-Library-Museum) database, and several innovative digital programs, including "Jewish Digital Narratives," a project involving the online dissemination of cultural heritage collections, storytelling and archiving that combines website and database approaches with social media tools. More at http://profiles.google.com/spagnoloacht/about

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