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
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 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 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 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 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 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 Representing the Holocaust: Memory, History and National Identity Arts and Letters 2010 Fall Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2012 Fall Sharon Gillerman, Leah Hochman
University of Southern California A Centennial Retrospective on Genocides -- Armenian, Syriac, Holocaust, Cambodian & Rwandan Political Science 2015 Spring Richard Dekmejian
University of Southern California The Holocaust in 20th Century Europe History 2016 Fall Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California Producing Film Histories History 2007 Fall Vanessa Schwartz
University of Southern California Studies in Modern European History: Europe's Twentieth Century History 2010 Fall Paul Lerner
University of Southern California The Holocaust in Literature and Film Arts and Letters 2012 Fall Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California Mass Violence and Comparative Genocide in Modern World History History 2015 Spring Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2016 Fall Sharon Gillerman, Leah Hochman
University of Southern California Representing the Holocaust: Memory, History and National Identity Judaic Studies 2007 Fall Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California Terrorism and Genocide Political Science 2007 Fall Richard Dekmejian
University of Southern California Terrorism and Genocide Political Science 2010 Fall Richard Dekmejian
University of Southern California The Praxis of New Media: Digital Argument Institute for Multimedia Literacy 2012 Fall David Johnson
University of Southern California Resistance to Genocide History 2015 Spring Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2007 Fall Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2010 Fall Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California Resistance to Genocide History 2012 Spring Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California The Holocaust Jewish Studies, Social Issues 2015 Fall Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California Anne Frank Was Not Alone: Holland and the Holocaust Freshman Seminar 2007 Spring Anthony Anderson
University of Southern California The Holocaust in Literature and Film Arts and Letters 2010 Fall Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California Terrorism and Genocide Political Science 2012 Spring Richard Dekmejian
University of Southern California Mass Violence and Comparative Genocide in Modern World History History 2015 Fall Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California Genocide, Human Rights, and the Media Communications 2007 Spring Stephen O'Leary
University of Southern California The Praxis of New Media Institute for Multimedia Literacy 2010 Fall David Johnson
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2012 Spring Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California Culture in Diaspora: The Jews of Spain Religion 2015 Fall Jessica Marglin
University of Southern California Representing the Holocaust: Memory, History and National Identity Arts and Letters 2007 Spring Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California Darwin's Legacy: (R)evolutionary Theory's Cultural Impact Arts and Letters 2010 Spring Amy Parrish
University of Southern California The Holocaust in Literature and Film Arts and Letters 2012 Spring Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California Religion and Violence Religion 2015 Fall James Heft
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2007 Spring Sharon Gillerman

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