College Course Development

Case Study Highlight: The Visual History Archive in the Classroom

Faculty Name:
Alyssa Maria Mathias
Institution Name:
University of California, Los Angeles

Offered through UCLA's Collegium of University Teaching Fellows program, this course focuses on historical and contemporary cases of refugee migration, with an emphasis on the musical activities of refugees. While centering on refugee music from the Middle East, the course also covers the music of Southeast Asian and Central American refugee communities in Southern California, music education in refugee camps in Guinea and Kenya, and the music of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany. 

List of courses taught around the world using archive testimony

A total of 650 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
Freie Universität Berlin Remembrance-Memories-Commemoration: The Analysis of National Socialism after 1945 Sociology 2008 Winter Christina Herkommer
Freie Universität Berlin Restitution of Nazi Injustice Public History 2012 Winter Christiane Kuller
Freie Universität Berlin Forgotten Places - Places of Memory Beyond Political History and Memorable Cultural Canonization Political Science 2013 Summer Rüdiger Traxler
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 Shoah and "Visual History" East European Studies 2007 Summer Gertrud Pickhan
Freie Universität Berlin Political prisoners in the concentration camps of Oranienburg and Sachsenhausen Political Science 2010 Winter Siegfried Mielke, Stefan Heinz
Freie Universität Berlin Representations of the Holocaust in Literature and Film Communication Science 2008 Winter Falko Schmieder
Freie Universität Berlin The Church and the Holocaust Catholic Theology 2012 Winter Markus Thurau
Freie Universität Berlin 'The Witness in the Preserve' - Witnesses in Media Presentation Public History 2013 Summer Irmgard Zündorf
Freie Universität Berlin Jewish Berlin Jewish Studies 2014 Summer Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin The Women’s Concentration Camp, Ravensbrück: A European Memorial Site History 2007 Summer Anne Kwaschik
Freie Universität Berlin Politics and Conflicts of Memory. Ways of Dealing with the Two World Wars in Europe History 2010 Winter Arndt Bauerkämper
Freie Universität Berlin The I of Others – First-Person Historical Documents and Learning Education 2008 Winter Martin Lücke
Freie Universität Berlin The Holocaust - Introduction to History and Literature for Young Readers Institute for German and Dutch Philology 2012 Winter Fabian Wendler
Freie Universität Berlin Jewish Biographies Between Assimilation and Cosmopolitanism Jewish Studies 2014 Summer Silvana Greco
Freie Universität Berlin Visual History: Cinematic Staging Forms of History Film Studies 2007 Summer Judith Keilbach
Freie Universität Berlin Theory and practice of video work in political education Political Science 2010 Winter Katharina Zeuner
Freie Universität Berlin Theory, Methodology & History of the Science of History History 2008 Winter Oliver Janz
Freie Universität Berlin The Holocaust in Sources Education 2012 Winter Lars Deile
Freie Universität Berlin Childhood and Youth in Poland During the Holocaust History 2014 Summer Agnieszka Wieters-Wierzcholska
Freie Universität Berlin Book Project – Metal Workers in the Resistance and in Exile Political Science 2007 Winter Siegfried Mielke, Stefan Heinz
Freie Universität Berlin Jewish Berlin Jewish Studies 2011 Winter Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin Dealing with the National Socialist Past in Europe 1945-1990 History 2007 Winter Arndt Bauerkämper
Freie Universität Berlin Jewish Identity in the Modern Era Jewish Studies 2011 Winter Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin Research Tools for Jewish Studies Researchers Jewish Studies 2008 Winter Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin The Memories of Jewish survivors of the Holocaust in the Visual Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation Catholic Theology 2012 Winter Verena-Lucia Nägel, Doris Tausenfreund
Freie Universität Berlin Oral History in the German-Polish History History 2014 Summer Roland Borchers
Freie Universität Berlin Developing an Internet Exhibition: Political Prisoners in the Concentration Camp Oranienburg Political Science 2007 Winter Siegfried Mielke, Günter Morsch
Freie Universität Berlin Migration between Inclusion and Exclusion: Immigration in Germany and Italy Political Science 2011 Summer Edith Pichler
Freie Universität Berlin War and War Memories in Modern European History History 2008 Winter Oliver Janz
Freie Universität Berlin Research Tools for Jewish Studies Researchers Jewish Studies 2012 Winter Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin / Touro College Tolerance in Conflict Jewish Studies 2014 Winter Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin / Touro College Tolerance in Conflict Jewish Studies 2015 Summer Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin / Touro College Tolerance in Conflict Jewish Studies 2015 Winter Klaus Herrmann
Goucher College Holocaust Testimonies: History and Memory German, History, Judaic Studies 2015 Fall Uta Larkey
Goucher College Holocaust Testimonies: History and Memory German, History, Judaic Studies 2016 Fall Uta Larkey
Goucher College Oral Histories of Holocaust Survivors—Telling Their Stories German, History, Judaic Studies 2012 Fall Uta Larkey
Goucher College History, Literature, and Film on the Holocaust German, History, Judaic Studies 2012 Fall Uta Larkey
Grand Valley State University The Holocaust Honors Seminar 2015 Fall Robert Franciosi
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Cultures of Remembrance in conflict. WW2 in European Remembrance Culture Political Science 2009 Winter Tobias Schneider, Edith Pichler
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Berlin under National Socialism - Archives and Collections History 2010 Winter Christoph Kreutzmüller, Eva Balz
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Berlin under National Socialism History 2013 Summer Susanne Willems
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Oral History as Method in Scandinavian Historiography History 2006 Winter Izabella Dahl
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Research Workshop on the Former Uckerman Youth Concentration Camp Political Science, Gender Studies 2008 Summer Anette Dietrich, Andrea Nachtigall
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Holocaust: Memory and Gender Cultural Studies 2008 Winter Atina Grossmann
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Jewish Survivors and Jewish Life in Postwar Germany (1945-1951) History 2014 Summer Atina Grossmann
Illinois State University Doing History - Through Their Eyes: Jewish Responses to Nazi Persecution and the Holocaust History 2013 Fall Katrin Paehler
Keene State College Peace Studies Holocaust & Genocide Studies 2016 Fall Ashley Greene
Michigan State University Historical Methods and Skills: The United States and the Holocaust History 2016 Fall Karen Fermaglich

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