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 5,916 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
Rice University Text As Property, Property As Text Anthropology, Classics 2004 Spring Christopher Kelty
Rice University From Democracy to Dictatorship: German History 1890-1945 History, German Studies 2005 Fall Peter Caldwell
Rice University War & Genocide in the 20th Century History 2005 Fall Irene Guenther
Rice University War, Women, and Home Front History, Women and Gender Studies 2005 Fall Irene Guenther
Rice University Witnessing the Holocaust First-Year Writing Intensive 2016 Fall Astrid Oesmann
Rice University Who Is (Not) a Jew? Religious Studies 2005 Fall Gregory Kaplan
Rice University Women and National Socialism Women and Gender Studies, German Studies, Freshman Seminar 2005 Fall Maria-Regina Kecht
Rice University Between Resistance and Collaboration: Individuals Responding to National Socialism German Studies, Freshman Seminar 2005 Spring Maria-Regina Kecht
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
Rutgers University History of the Holocaust History, Jewish Studies 2011 Fall Paul Hanebrink
Rutgers University Genocide in Comparative Historical Perspective Honors Seminar 2015 Fall Douglas Greenberg
Rutgers University Genocide in Comparative Historical Perspective Honors Seminar 2013 Fall Douglas Greenberg
Rutgers University Genocide, the Holocaust, and Legacies of Violence Jewish Studies, Sociology, Anthropology 2014 Spring Natasha Zaretsky
Rutgers University Genocide in Comparative Historical Perspective Honors Seminar 2014 Fall Douglas Greenberg
Rutgers University History of the Holocaust History, Jewish Studies 2010 Fall MacDougall, Anderson
Rutgers University History of the Holocaust History, Jewish Studies 2012 Fall Paul Hanebrink
Rutgers University History of the Holocaust History, Jewish Studies 2013 Fall Paul Hanebrink
Rutgers University The Holocaust: Perpetrators, Victims History 2016 Fall Paul Hanebrink
Rutgers University History of the Holocaust History, Jewish Studies 2016 Fall Paul Hanebrink
Rutgers University Holocaust Memory Jewish Studies 2016 Fall Geoffrey Shandler
Smith College Gender and Histories of the Holocaust History, Jewish Studies 2013 Fall Darcy Buerkle
Stanford University Senior Research I History 2015 Winter Norman Naimark
Stanford University Senior Research I History 2014 Winter Norman Naimark
Syracuse University The Literature of the Holocaust: Interpreting Genocide Freshman Seminar 2008 Fall Dena Mandel
Syracuse University Holocaust, Memory, Visual Art Judaic Studies 2013 Spring Samuel Gruber
Syracuse University Fascism in Europe, 1919-1945 History 2012 Spring Michael Ebner
Technische Universität Berlin, Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung Helping Jews in Germany during the Holocaust: Forms, Motives, Risks, and Reception Interdisciplinary 2008 Summer Winfried Meyer
Technische Universität Berlin, Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung Nationalsocialism as the Subject Matter of Practical Museum Work Interdisciplinary 2008 Winter Wolfgang Benz
Technische Universität Berlin, Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung Learning from history? Historical-political education on the topic National Socialism History, Political Science 2009 Summer Christian Geißler-Jagodzinski
Technische Universität Berlin, Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung Jews in Germany 1933-1945 Interdisciplinary 2010 Summer Angelika Königseder
Technische Universität Berlin, Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung After the Holocaust: Survivor Accounts as Sources in Holocaust and National Socialism History Interdisciplinary 2011 Winter Verena Buser, Franziska Jahn
Texas A&M University The Holocaust History 2015 Spring Adam Seipp
Texas A&M University History of the Holocaust History 2015 Fall Adam Seipp
Texas A&M University Senior Seminar (The Holocaust) History 2010 Spring Adam Seipp
Texas A&M University The Historian's Craft: The Holocaust History 2013 Spring Adam Seipp
Texas A&M University The Historian's Craft: The Holocaust History 2013 Spring Adam Seipp
Texas A&M University Nazi Germany History 2013 Spring Arnold Krammer
Texas A&M University The Historian's Craft: The Holocaust History 2013 Fall Adam Seipp
Texas A&M University Nazi Germany History 2013 Fall Arnold Krammer
Texas A&M University Nazi Germany History 2012 Spring Arnold Krammer
Texas A&M University Nazi Germany History 2012 Fall Arnold Krammer
Texas A&M University Holocaust Research Seminar History 2014 Fall Adam Seipp
The University of Texas at Dallas The Holocaust and its Aftermath History 2016 Spring Zsuzsanna Ozsvath, Nils Roemer, David Patterson
Thompson Rivers University Ethics and the Holocaust Philosophy, History and Politics 2006 Fall Jeff McLaughlin
Touro College Holocaust Communication and Tolerance Master of Arts Program in Holocaust Communication and Tolerance 2009 Summer Andreas Nachama
Touro College Literature of the Holocaust Master of Arts Program in Holocaust Communication and Tolerance 2012 Summer Viktoria Hertling
Touro College Persecution of the Jews 1933-45 – in the Mirror of Reporting and Sources Master of Arts Program in Holocaust Communication and Tolerance 2014 Summer Peter Klein
Universität der Künste Berlin Songs from the National-Socialist Concentration and Extermination Camps. History, Remembrance and Erinnerung and Aftermath Music 2009 Winter Juliane Brauer
Universität Hildesheim Children and Youth Literature in Exile German Language and Literature 2009 Summer Wiebke von Bernstorff

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