College Course Development

Case Study Highlight: The Visual History Archive in the Classroom

Faculty Name:
Colin Keaveney, Assistant Professor, French and Italian
Institution Name:
University of Southern California

Professor Keaveney’s upper level French course explores themes of love, loss, collective and personal memory, and modernity through readings of French literary texts, theoretical readings, films, poems, and songs. One of the texts used in the class is the French novel Dora Bruder, which tells the story of a young girl who was sent to Auschwitz. The book combines different aspects of memory, loss, life, chronology, and French history, and reconstructs what the girl’s life may have been like, even though very little is known about her.

List of courses taught around the world using archive testimony

A total of 630 courses at 59 universities have drawn upon the Institute’s testimonies in more than 25 academic disciplines. The courses demonstrate the range of topics and themes that the Institute’s archive of video testimonies can help illuminate. Use the table below to see what the trends are for testimony-enhanced courses taught at colleges and universities around the world.

Institution Course Title Department/Discipline Term Instructor
Charles University Family in transition (Postsocialism and Eastern European family) General Anthropology 2012 Winter Petra Ezzeddine
Charles University Natural Language Processing Applications Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics 2014 Summer Vladimír Kuboň
Charles University Memory as a Subject in Sociology Sociology 2012 Winter Jakub Mlynář
Charles University Teaching Homeland Studies Civics Education and Philosophy 2014 Summer Michaela Dvořáková
Charles University Sources and Manifestations of anti-Semitism in contemporary Czech society Cultural Studies 2013 Spring Marcela Zoufalá
Charles University Identity Between Memory and Narrative Sociology 2014 Winter Jakub Mlynář
Clark University Collective Memory and Mass Violence History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2015 Fall Thomas Kuehne
Clark University Collective Memory and Mass Violence History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2016 Spring Thomas Kuehne
Clark University Gender, War, and Genocide in 20th Century Europe History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2016 Spring Thomas Kuehne
Clark University Nazi Germany and the Holocaust History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2010 Spring Thomas Kuehne
Clark University Gender, War, and Genocide in 20th Century Europe History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2012 Fall Thomas Kuehne
Columbia University The Holocaust and American Culture History 2012 Fall Rebecca Kobrin
Columbia University American Jewish History History 2013 Fall Rebecca Kobrin
Dartmouth College Film Studies Los Angeles Film & Media Studies 2014 Winter Mark Williams
Democritus University of Thrace European History II Political Science 2012 Spring Giorgos Antoniou
Drexel University Witness to Atrocity Art History 2015 Spring Linda Kim
Duke University The Holocaust History, Jewish Studies 2015 Spring Eve Duffy
Duke University The Holocaust History, Jewish Studies 2016 Spring Eve Duffy
Duke University Genocide in the 20th Century History 2010 Spring Claudia Koonz
Duke University Genocide History 2007 Fall Claudia Koons
Duke University Weimar and Nazi Germany History 2011 Spring Claudia Koonz
Duke University The Holocaust Jewish Studies 2007 Fall Claudia Koons
Duke University Genocide in the 20th Century History 2012 Spring Claudia Koonz
Duke University The Holocaust Jewish Studies 2014 Spring Eve Duffy
Eötvös Loránd University Video/testimonies in Education - Teaching and Learning with Testimony Educational Psychology 2014 Fall Aletta Forrás-Biró
Eötvös Loránd University Video/testimonies in Education - Teaching and Learning with Testimony Educational Psychology 2015 Spring Aletta Forrás-Biró
Eötvös Loránd University Video/testimonies in Education - Teaching and Learning with Testimony Educational Psychology 2015 Fall Aletta Forrás-Biró
Eötvös Loránd University Video/testimonies in Education - Teaching and Learning with Testimony Educational Psychology 2016 Spring Aletta Forrás-Biró
Eötvös Loránd University Antisemitism Sociology 2015 Fall Ildiko Barna
Eötvös Loránd University Antisemitism Sociology 2016 Fall Ildiko Barna
Eötvös Loránd University Antisemitism, Racism, Hate Speech Sociology 2015 Fall Ildiko Barna
Eötvös Loránd University Antisemitism, Racism, Hate Speech Sociology 2016 Fall Ildiko Barna
Eötvös Loránd University Video/testimonies in Education - Teaching and Learning with Testimony Educational Psychology 2013 Fall Aletta Forrás-Biró
Fachhochschule Potsdam Persecution of the Jews During the National Socialism Information Science 2009 Winter Susanne Freund
Fachhochschule Potsdam History Education – Oral History Library and Information Sciences / Archives 2012 Summer Susanne Freund
Florida Atlantic University The Holocaust Jewish Studies, History 2014 Fall Alan L. Berger
Florida Atlantic University The Holocaust Jewish Studies, History 2015 Fall Alan L. Berger
Florida Atlantic University The Holocaust Jewish Studies, History 2012 Fall Alan Berger
Florida Atlantic University The Holocaust Jewish Studies, History 2009 Fall Alan Berger
Florida Atlantic University The Holocaust Jewish Studies, History 2013 Fall Alan Berger
Florida Atlantic University The Holocaust Jewish Studies, History 2010 Fall Alan Berger
Florida Atlantic University The Holocaust Jewish Studies, History 2010 Spring Alan Berger
Florida Atlantic University The Holocaust Jewish Studies, History 2011 Fall Alan Berger
Florida International University The Holocaust Religious Studies 2009 Spring Oren Stier
Freie Universität Berlin Forgotten Places - Places of Memory Beyond Political History and Memorable Cultural Canonization Political Science 2013 Summer Rüdiger Traxler
Freie Universität Berlin Visual History: Cinematic Staging Forms of History Film Studies 2007 Summer Judith Keilbach
Freie Universität Berlin Introduction to Didactics of German Institute for German and Dutch Philology 2013 Winter Florian Urschel-Sochaczewski
Freie Universität Berlin The Shoah Remembered. Testimonies of Survivors Compared with Other Media (literature, film, video) Institute for German and Dutch Philology 2014 Winter Andree Michaelis
Freie Universität Berlin The I of Others – First-Person Historical Documents and Learning Education 2008 Winter Martin Lücke
Freie Universität Berlin Political prisoners in the concentration camps of Oranienburg and Sachsenhausen Political Science 2010 Winter Siegfried Mielke, Stefan Heinz

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