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
Universität Potsdam Depictions of the Holocaust in Postwar Times German Philology 2015 Winter Ulrike Schneider
Universität Potsdam Depictions of the Holocaust in Postwar Times German Philology 2015 Summer Ulrike Schneider
University of Athens Shoah Visual History Archive—a first approach History, Postgraduate Studies, Modern and Contemporary Greek & European History 2011 Winter Hagen Fleischer
University of Athens Memory, Monuments and Sites of Memory of Second World War in Europe-a Comparative Aspect with the Use of Visual History Archive History 2012 Summer Hagen Fleischer, Anna Maria Droumpouki
University of California, Los Angeles Access to Moving Image Collections Moving Image Archive Studies 2014 Winter Linda Tadic
University of California, San Diego Why Hitler? Why Auschwitz? History 2009 Spring Susanne Hillman
University of California, San Diego The Holocaust as Public History History 2009 Winter Deborah Hertz
University of California, San Diego Why Hitler? Why Auschwitz? History 2010 Fall Deborah Hertz
University of California, San Diego The Holocaust as Public History History 2010 Spring Deborah Hertz
University of California, San Diego Animation, Simulation, and Performance Culture, Art, and Technology 2011 Fall Emily Roxworthy
University of California, San Diego Confronting Genocide: How Germans Remember Their Past History 2011 Fall Susanne Hillman
University of California, San Diego Modern Germany: From Bismarck to Hitler History 2011 Fall Susanne Hillman
University of California, San Diego Three Centuries of Zionism from 1648 to 1948 History 2011 Spring Deborah Hertz
University of California, San Diego Animation, Simulation, and Performance Culture, Art, and Technology 2011 Winter Emily Roxworthy
University of California, San Diego The Holocaust as Public History History 2012 Fall Margrit Froelich
University of California, San Diego Holocaust Video Production History 2012 Spring Isaac Artenstein
University of California, San Diego Why Hitler? Why Auschwitz? History 2012 Spring Deborah Hertz
University of California, San Diego Why Hitler? Why Auschwitz? History 2014 Winter Deborah Hertz
University of California, San Diego The Holocaust as Public History History 2014 Spring Margrit Froelich
University of California, San Diego Jewish Modernity from 1648 to 1948 History 2012 Winter Deborah Hertz
University of California, San Diego Nazism and Stalinism in Comparative Perspective History 2012 Winter Susanne Hillman
University of California, San Diego Three Centuries of Zionism from 1648 to 1948 History 2013 Spring Deborah Hertz
University of California, San Diego Why Hitler? Why Auschwitz? History 2013 Spring Susanne Hillman
University of Debrecen (Debreceni Egyetem) Hungarian Society I Applied Social Science 2014 Winter György Jóna
University of Georgia The Holocaust from the Victims' Perspectives Franklin College Interdisciplinary 2013 Spring Marjanne Goozé
University of Georgia The Jewish Experience in German Culture German 2013 Fall Marjanne Goozé
University of Hartford Responses to the Holocaust Honors 2013 Fall Avinoam Patt
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Germany Since 1914 History 2009 Spring Russell Spinney
University of Michigan The Holocaust History 2005 Spring Shirli Gilbert
University of Michigan-Flint Never Again? Holocaust & Genocide in the 20th and 21st Century University 2015 Fall Dauda Abubakar
University of Michigan-Flint Human Experience Beyond Extremity History 2012 Winter Theodosia Robertson, Kenneth Waltzer
University of Minnesota History of the Holocaust Jewish Studies, History, Religious Studies 2007 Spring Stephen Feinstein
University of Minnesota Human Rights and Genocide Workshop Education 2007 Summer Stephen Feinstein
University of Minnesota History of the Holocaust Jewish Studies, History, Religious Studies 2008 Spring Stephen Feinstein
University of Minnesota History of the Holocaust Jewish Studies, History, Religious Studies 2010 Fall Matthew Konieczny
University of Minnesota History of the Holocaust Jewish Studies, History, Religious Studies 2010 Spring Matthew Konieczny
University of Minnesota Topics in Literature and Cultural Theory German Literature 2010 Spring Leslie Morris
University of Minnesota Interrogating the Archive: Preserving and Interpreting Knowledges of the Past History, German 2012 Fall Leslie Morris, Mary Jo Maynes, Andrea Peto (Central European University)
University of Minnesota History of the Holocaust Jewish Studies, History, Religious Studies 2013 Fall Falko Schmieder
University of Minnesota History of the Holocaust Jewish Studies, History, Religious Studies 2007 Fall Stephen Feinstein
University of Nebraska Omaha The Holocaust History 2013 Spring Waitman Beorn
University of Nebraska Omaha The Holocaust History 2014 Spring Waitman Beorn
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill History of the Holocaust History 2007 Fall Christopher Browning
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill History of the Holocaust History 2008 Fall Christopher Browning
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 20th Century Europe History 2008 Spring Eve Duffy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Remembering the Holocaust: Diaries, Memoirs, Testimonies History 2008 Spring Christopher Browning
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill History of the Holocaust History 2009 Fall Christopher Browning
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill History of the Holocaust History 2010 Fall Christopher Browning
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill History of the Holocaust History 2011 Fall Eve Duffy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill History of the Holocaust History 2012 Fall Eve Duffy

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