From March 24 to 28, the Archival City CoreTeam met in CRFJ to review the progress of the fields, to work on the future of the project and to meet with many local partners.

–       On Thursday 24th, a conference was held at the Ecole Biblique around Open Jerusalem and the publications « Au pied du Mur. Vie et mort du quartier maghrébin de Jérusalem (1187-1967) », « Le moine sur le toit » and “A Liminal Church”. Stéphane Ancel, Vincent Lemire and Maria-Chiara Rioli presented their work. The video recording of the conference is fully accessible here

–       Friday 25th was devoted to discussions and presentations at CRFJ, on the fields of Jerusalem, Chiang Mai, Quito and Algiers, as well as discussions on the technical convergence of Open Jerusalem and Archival City, and the cross-cutting use of the 3D modeling tool on many terrains.

–       On the morning of Saturday 26th, the CoreTeam had the opportunity to visit privately the Holy Sepulchre, as well as the future Custody Museum still under construction. We also had the opportunity to be invited by Mr. Khader Salameh to visit the archives of the Khalidiyya Library. The Khalidiyya contains the largest private collection of Arabic manuscripts in Palestine

–       Saturday 26th in the afternoon, the progress of the Bologna and Greater Paris projects was discussed at CRFJ, as well as a presentation of the results of the Allegoria partner project.

–       On the morning of Sunday 27th, the Archival City CoreTeam enjoyed a private visit of the ongoing archaeological excavations under the Western Wall Plaza ; then another private visit of the Haram al-Sharif, the Dome of the Rock, the El Aqsa Mosque and the Islamic Museum. Finally, the Archival City CoreTeam had the exceptional opportunity to visit the restoration center of ancient manuscripts.

–       Sunday 27th in the afternoon, the Coreteam worked at CRFJ on the finalization of the call for papers for the future symposium « Ghost archives, shadow records » that will be organized by the Archival City Project in the fall 2022. To be continued !

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