Academic Programs

Aspires to be the premiere academic destination for the study of genocide and the role of audio-visual testimony in research and education.

Behind the Music: Commemoration and Resistance in the Music of Shostakovich

Musician and music scholar Alexandra Birch will discuss the resistance demonstrated by one of the 20th century’s most renowned composers, Dmitri Shostakovich, in her presentation at the Music as Resistance to Genocide academic symposium.


Student From Freie Universität Berlin Meets Family She Researched in Visual History Archive

After watching testimony in the Visual History Archive, many students say they feel like they really “met” the survivors they watched. Véronique Mickisch actually did.


Meet Alejandro Baer

Professor Alejandro Baer's research focuses on how the Visual History Archive understanding of testimony and methodological guidelines were received and implemented in different cultural contexts.

  • Fellowships

    Learn about past and present fellowship recipients. Also, find out about upcoming fellowship opportunities.

  • Publications

    An ongoing list of 144 publications that have made use of the Institute's archive.

  • College Course Development

    In this section, you can access a table of current and past courses at several universities around the world that have used testimony from the Institute's archive. Also find resources for developing your own course using visual testimony.

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