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
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 Witnessing the Holocaust Honors Seminar 2013 Fall 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 Ottawa The Holocaust History 2013 Fall Jan Grabowski
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 Pennsylvania Jewish Folklore Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Folklore, Jewish Studies, Comparative Literature 2012 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 Mass Violence and Comparative Genocide in Modern World History History 2014 Fall Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California Advanced Writing for Business Business Communications 2004 Spring Lee Cerling
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2009 Fall Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California Resistance to Genocide History 2011 Spring Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California Music of the Great Liturgies Sacred Music 2013 Fall Nick Strimple
University of Southern California Resistance to Genocide History 2014 Fall Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California Representations of the Holocaust Cinema-Television 2004 Spring Michael Renov
University of Southern California The Holocaust in Literature and Film Arts and Letters 2009 Fall Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2011 Spring Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California Anne Frank Was Not Alone: Holland and the Holocaust Freshman Seminar 2013 Fall Anthony Anderson
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2014 Fall Sharon Gillerman, Leah Hochman
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2005 Spring Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California The Shoah (Holocaust) in Literature and the Arts Comparative Literature 2009 Fall Moshe Lazar
University of Southern California The Holocaust in 20th Century Europe History 2011 Spring Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California Mass Violence and Genocide in the 21st Century History 2013 Fall Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California Literature of Resistance Arts and Literature 2014 Fall Yaffa Weisman
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2005 Fall Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California Anne Frank was Not Alone: Holland and the Holocaust Freshman Seminar 2009 Spring Anthony Anderson
University of Southern California The Praxis of New Media Institute for Multimedia Literacy 2011 Spring David Johnson
University of Southern California Writing and Critical Reasoning Writing 2013 Fall Viola Lasmana
University of Southern California Writing and Critical Reasoning Writing 2012 Fall Viola Lasmana
University of Southern California Holocaust and the Creative Impulse Arts and Literature 2014 Fall Nick Strimple
University of Southern California Cinema & History History 2006 Fall Vanessa Schwartz
University of Southern California France and the French from Napoleon to Mitterand History 2009 Spring Vanessa Schwartz
University of Southern California Conflict Resolution and Peace Research International Relations 2011 Summer Kosal Path, Karen Jungblut
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2014 Spring Sharon Gillerman, Leah Hochman, Sarah Benor
University of Southern California Memory and History: Video Testimonies of the Holocaust Freshman Seminar 2006 Fall Douglas Greenberg
University of Southern California Psychological Adjustment Following Traumatic Life Events: The Case of Genocide Psychology 2009 Spring Beth Meyerowitz
University of Southern California Contemporary French Thought: Remembering Loss, Writing Memory French 2012 Fall Colin Keaveney
University of Southern California Writing and Critical Reason Writing 2014 Spring Viola Lasmana
University of Southern California Terrorism and Genocide Political Science 2006 Fall Richard Dekmejian

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