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 616 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
Monash University The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Jewish Studies 2008 First Semester Mark Baker
Monash University History Wars: The Uses of the Past History 2009 First Semester Alistair Thomson
Monash University Recording Oral History History 2009 First Semester Alistair Thomson
Monash University The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Jewish Studies 2009 First Semester Mark Baker
Monash University History and Memory History 2009 First Semester Alistair Thomson
Monash University Recording Oral History History 2010 First Semester Alistair Thomson
Monash University The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Jewish Studies 2010 First Semester Mark Baker
Monash University Holocaust Memories: Landscape, Mourning, Identity History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Jewish Studies 2011 First Semester Mark Baker
Monash University Recording Oral History: Theory and Practice History 2011 First Semester Alistair Thomson
Monash University History and Film: Nazi Germany and the Jewish Holocaust History, Jewish Civilisation 2013 Second Semester Noah Shenker
Monash University History and Memory: Interpreting Life Stories History 2011 Second Semester Mark Baker
Monash University The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2013 Second Semester Daniella Doron
Monash University The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Jewish Studies 2011 First Semester Mark Baker
Monash University Genocide History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2013 Second Semester Noah Shenker
Monash University Recording Oral History: Theory and Practice History 2012 First Semester Alistair Thomson
Monash University The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide History 2012 First Semester Karen Auerbach
Monash University Genocide History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2013 First Semester Noah Shenker
Monash University The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2013 First Semester Daniella Doron
Monash University Genocide History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2014 Second Semester Noah Shenker
Monash University The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2014 First Semester Daniella Doron
Monash University The Holocaust History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2015 First Semester Daniella Doron
Monash University The Holocaust in Film History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Film and Screen Studies, Jewish Studies 2015 First Semester Noah Shenker
Monash University Genocide History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2015 Second Semester Noah Shenker
Monash University The Holocaust History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2016 First Semester Daniella Doron
Monash University The Holocaust History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Jewish Studies 2005 First Semester Andrew Markus
Monash University Trauma and Memory in the Modern World Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Jewish Studies, International Studies 2016 First Semester Noah Shenker
Monash University Australian Jewry: History and Society History 2007 First Semester Lionel Sharpe
Monash University Genocide History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2016 Second Semester Noah Shenker
Monash University The Holocaust History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Jewish Studies 2007 First Semester Mark Baker
Monash University History Wars: The Uses of the Past History 2008 First Semester Alistair Thomson
Monash University Holocaust Memories History, Jewish Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2008 First Semester Mark Baker
Monash University Recording Oral History: History and Practice History 2008 First Semester Alistair Thomson
New York University Prague Modern Jewish History Hebrew and Judaic Studies 2014 Spring Kateřina Čapková
Occidental College The Holocaust: History, Testimony, and Memory History 2012 Fall Marla Stone
Occidental College The Holocaust: History, Testimony, and Memory History 2013 Fall Marla Stone
Pennsylvania State University History of the Holocaust 1933-1945 Jewish Studies 2016 Fall Eliyana Adler
Rice University Religion in Eastern Europe under Communism Slavic Studies, Religious Studies 2005 Spring Zoe Knox
Rice University Violence, Terror, and Social Trauma Anthropology 2005 Spring Julie Taylor
Rice University Women and National Socialism Women and Gender Studies, Anthropology 2005 Spring Maria-Regina Kecht
Rice University Religion in Eastern Europe under Communism Slavic Studies, Religious Studies 2006 Spring Zoe Knox
Rice University Who Is (Not) a Jew? Religious Studies 2007 Fall Gregory Kaplan
Rice University Who Is (Not) a Jew? Religious Studies 2008 Fall Gregory Kaplan
Rice University National Identity & Public Memory French Studies 2008 Spring Julie Fette
Rice University Between Resistance and Collaboration: Individuals Responding to National Socialism German Studies, Freshman Seminar 2003 Fall Maria-Regina Kecht
Rice University Introduction to Judaism Religious Studies 2003 Fall Gregory Kaplan
Rice University Fieldwork Anthropology 2004 Spring Christopher Kelty
Rice University Introduction to Argumentation English 2004 Fall
Rice University Who Is (Not) a Jew? Religious Studies 2004 Fall Gregory Kaplan
Rice University Documentary Production Visual Arts 2004 Spring Brian Huberman
Rice University Gender and Symbolism Women and Gender Studies, Anthropology 2004 Spring Jennifer Hamilton

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