פורטרט

Yonatan Fialkoff

The uses and conceptualization of the telegraph by Jews of the 19th century.

Biographical Note

I was born in Jerusalem, where I continue to live, study, teach and work. A graduate of the Hebrew University, I hold a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Communications and a master’s degree in Communications. I am currently a doctoral candidate at the University, researching the concepts and practices associated with “communication skills.” Apart from my doctoral research, I work as a teaching assistant in several courses for MA and doctoral students. Outside the University, I teach a weekly Talmud class in the “Kloyze” night program at the Yakar Beit Midrash. In addition, I am an origami artist (my studio is located at the “Designers in the City” complex on Bezalel Street). Currently, I am also co-writing a script for a full-length film titled Co-production.


Current Project

Together with Prof. Menahem Blondheim, I am studying the uses and conceptualization of the telegraph by Jews of the 19th century. In mapping the profile of the individuals who used the new medium and analyzing the ways in which they perceived this new and “miraculous” medium, we seek to understand how the telegraph influenced concepts of communal relationships in an era in which the experience of time and place underwent rapid changes.