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
University of North Carolina at Charlotte The Legacy of the Holocaust Global, International, and Area Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies 2011 Spring Judy LaPietra
University of North Carolina at Charlotte The Legacy of the Holocaust Global, International, and Area Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies 2012 Fall Judy LaPietra
University of North Carolina at Charlotte The Legacy of the Holocaust Global, International, and Area Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies 2012 Spring Judy LaPietra
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Living the Holocaust Honors Seminar 2011 Fall Roy Schwartzman
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Genocide Watch Honors Seminar 2012 Spring Roy Schwartzman
University of North Carolina at Charlotte The Legacy of the Holocaust Global, International, and Area Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies 2011 Fall Judy LaPietra
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Voices of the Holocaust Communication Studies 2010 Spring Roy Schwartzman
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Witnessing the Holocaust Honors Seminar 2012 Fall Roy Schwartzman
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Witnessing the Holocaust Honors Seminar 2013 Fall Roy Schwartzman
University of Ottawa The Holocaust History 2013 Fall Jan Grabowski
University of Pennsylvania Jewish Folklore Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Folklore, Jewish Studies, Comparative Literature 2012 Fall Dan Ben-Amos
University of Pennsylvania Jewish Folklore Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Folklore, Jewish Studies, Comparative Literature 2013 Fall Dan Ben-Amos
University of Pennsylvania Representations of the Holocaust English, Jewish Studies 2015 Fall Al Filreis
University of Pennsylvania Re-Reading the Holocaust History, Jewish Studies 2015 Fall Beth Wenger
University of Redlands Holocaust Memoirs: Reading, Writing, Mapping English 2013 Spring Sharon Oster
University of South Florida Communicating Illness, Grief, and Loss: Witnessing Holocaust Survivor Testimonies and Revisioning Stories of Loss - graduate Communication 2009 Fall Carolyn Ellis
University of South Florida Communicating Illness, Grief, and Loss: Witnessing Holocaust Survivor Testimonies and Revisioning Stories of Loss - undergraduate Communication 2009 Fall Carolyn Ellis
University of South Florida Memory, Trauma, and the Holocaust Communication 2011 Summer Carolyn Ellis, Mark Greenberg
University of Southampton Responses to the Holocaust History 2013 Fall Shirli Gilbert
University of Southern California Conflict Resolution and Peace Research International Relations 2009 Summer Kosal Path, Karen Jungblut
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies, Writing 2013 Spring Wolf Gruner, Leah Hochman
University of Southern California Terrorism and Genocide Political Science 2014 Spring Richard Dekmejian
University of Southern California Terrorism and Genocide Political Science 2008 Fall Richard Dekmejian
University of Southern California Effects of Traumatic Life Experiences Psychology 2011 Fall Beth Meyerowitz, Karen Jungblut
University of Southern California The Holocaust: The Politics of Representation Arts and Letters 2013 Spring Judith Halberstam
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2008 Fall Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California French IV: Paris as Seen by Writers, Filmmakers, and Photographers French 2011 Fall Colin Keaveney
University of Southern California The Praxis of New Media: Digital Argument Institute for Multimedia Literacy 2013 Spring David Johnson
University of Southern California Anne Frank Was not Alone: Holland and the Holocaust Freshman Seminar 2003 Fall Anthony Anderson
University of Southern California Anne Frank was Not Alone: Holland and the Holocaust Freshman Seminar 2008 Spring Anthony Anderson
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2008 Spring Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California International Human Rights Political Science 2011 Fall Alison Dundes Renteln
University of Southern California French IV: Paris as Seen by Writers, Filmmakers, and Photographers French 2009 Spring Colin Keaveney
University of Southern California Creating the Nonfiction Film Cinema-Television 2003 Fall Mark Harris
University of Southern California Geospatial Information Management Computer Science 2009 Fall Cyrus Shahabi
University of Southern California Literature of Resistance Arts and Letters 2011 Fall Yaffa Weisman
University of Southern California Conflict Resolution and Peace Research International Relations 2013 Summer Steven Lamy, Amy Carnes, Dan Leshem
University of Southern California Representations of the Holocaust Cinema-Television 2003 Fall Michael Renov
University of Southern California Italian Composition and Conversation Italian 2009 Fall Caterina Crisci
University of Southern California Music of the Great Liturgies Sacred Music 2011 Fall Nick Strimple
University of Southern California The Holocaust in Literature and Film Arts and Letters 2013 Fall Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California Conflict Resolution and Peace Research: Rebuilding Rwanda International Relations 2014 Summer Amy Carnes
University of Southern California Creating the Nonfiction Film Cinema-Television 2004 Fall Mark Harris
University of Southern California Mass Violence and Genocide in the 21st Century History 2009 Fall Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2011 Fall Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California The Holocaust and the Creative Impulse Arts and Letters 2013 Fall Nick Strimple
University of Southern California Anne Frank was Not Alone: Holland and the Holocaust Freshman Seminar 2014 Fall Anthony Anderson
University of Southern California Presentations of the Holocaust Cinema-Television 2004 Fall Michael Renov
University of Southern California Genocide, Human Rights, and the Media Communications 2004 Fall Stephen O'Leary
University of Southern California Representing the Holocaust: Memory, History and National Identity Arts and Letters 2009 Fall Sharon Gillerman

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