College Course Development

Case Study Highlight: The Visual History Archive in the Classroom

Faculty Name:
Alyssa Maria Mathias
Institution Name:
University of California, Los Angeles

Offered through UCLA's Collegium of University Teaching Fellows program, this course focuses on historical and contemporary cases of refugee migration, with an emphasis on the musical activities of refugees. While centering on refugee music from the Middle East, the course also covers the music of Southeast Asian and Central American refugee communities in Southern California, music education in refugee camps in Guinea and Kenya, and the music of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany. 

List of courses taught around the world using archive testimony

A total of 642 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
Freie Universität Berlin Introduction to Didactics of German German Philology 2012 Winter Florian Urschel Sochaczewski
Freie Universität Berlin Qualitative Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences Political Science 2008 Summer Sabine Pokorny
Freie Universität Berlin Propaganda in National Socialism History 2009 Winter Bernd Sösemann
Freie Universität Berlin On the Representation of History: Memory Cultures in Europe after 1945 History 2013 Winter Arnd Bauerkämper
Freie Universität Berlin Tools of the Trade for Jewish Studies Researchers Judaism 2014 Winter Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin National Socialism in Germany and its consequences: Sinti and Roma under National Socialism Sociology 2010 Winter Helgard Kramer-Washington
Freie Universität Berlin Introduction to Didactics of German German Philology 2012 Winter Marcus Schotte
Freie Universität Berlin Testimonies and Memorial Pedagogy Political Science 2008 Summer Christian Geissler Jagodzinski, Katharina Obens
Freie Universität Berlin Studying History in Film: Cultural Perspectives and Methodology History 2009 Winter Martin Lücke, Christine Gundermann
Freie Universität Berlin History in Practice Public History 2013 Winter Irmgard Zündorf
Freie Universität Berlin Remembrance and Public History - History Cultures in Israel and Germany Didactics of History 2014 Winter Martin Gap
Freie Universität Berlin History in Practice Public History 2014 Winter Irmgard Zuendorf
Freie Universität Berlin Oral History. Introduction to methods and techniques of historical research East European Studies 2010 Winter Roland Borchers
Freie Universität Berlin Jewish Berlin in Film Jewish Studies 2012 Winter Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin Culture of Commemoration of the Victims of Nationalsocialism, "Holocaust Education" and the Usage of Witness Testimonies in the Historical, Political and Theological Educational Work Catholic Theology 2008 Summer Verena-Lucia Nägel, Matthias Blum
Freie Universität Berlin Theory, Methodology & History of the Science of History History 2009 Winter Oliver Janz
Freie Universität Berlin Introduction to Didactics of German Institute for German and Dutch Philology 2013 Winter Marcus Sshotte
Freie Universität Berlin The Shoah Remembered. Testimonies of Survivors Compared with Other Media (literature, film, video) Institute for German and Dutch Philology 2014 Winter Andree Michaelis
Freie Universität Berlin Political prisoners in the concentration camps of Oranienburg and Sachsenhausen Political Science 2010 Winter Siegfried Mielke, Stefan Heinz
Freie Universität Berlin Restitution of Nazi Injustice Public History 2012 Winter Christiane Kuller
Freie Universität Berlin The Jewish Confirmation of Girls and Boys - On the Question of Gender in 19th and Early 20th Century Judaism Jewish Studies 2008 Summer Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin Forgotten Places - Places of Memory Beyond Political History and Memorable Cultural Canonization Political Science 2013 Summer Rüdiger Traxler
Freie Universität Berlin Research Tools for Jewish Studies Researchers Jewish Studies 2009 Winter Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin Introduction to Didactics of German Institute for German and Dutch Philology 2013 Winter Florian Urschel-Sochaczewski
Freie Universität Berlin Jewish Berlin Jewish Studies 2014 Summer Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin Politics and Conflicts of Memory. Ways of Dealing with the Two World Wars in Europe History 2010 Winter Arndt Bauerkämper
Freie Universität Berlin The Church and the Holocaust Catholic Theology 2012 Winter Markus Thurau
Freie Universität Berlin Contemporary Jewish History: Jewish Berlin - Module Jewish Studies 2006 Winter Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin Between Zeitgeist and Propaganda: Testimonies & Documents on the National Socialist Era Political Science 2008 Winter Johannes Schlootz
Freie Universität Berlin 'The Witness in the Preserve' - Witnesses in Media Presentation Public History 2013 Summer Irmgard Zündorf
Freie Universität Berlin Jewish Biographies Between Assimilation and Cosmopolitanism Jewish Studies 2014 Summer Silvana Greco
Freie Universität Berlin Theory and practice of video work in political education Political Science 2010 Winter Katharina Zeuner
Freie Universität Berlin The Holocaust - Introduction to History and Literature for Young Readers Institute for German and Dutch Philology 2012 Winter Fabian Wendler
Freie Universität Berlin Contemporary Jewish History: Jewish Berlin - Module Jewish Studies 2007 Summer Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin Culture, Gender, Media II: Visual Cultures English Language and Literature 2008 Winter Sabine Schülting
Freie Universität Berlin Childhood and Youth in Poland During the Holocaust History 2014 Summer Agnieszka Wieters-Wierzcholska
Freie Universität Berlin Jewish Berlin Jewish Studies 2011 Winter Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin The Holocaust in Sources Education 2012 Winter Lars Deile
Freie Universität Berlin Cultures of Commemoration and European Identity: Italy and Germany Compared Political Science 2007 Summer Edith Pichler
Freie Universität Berlin Holocaust in Eastern Europe: History and Remembrance East European Studies, History 2008 Winter Gertrud Pickhan, Gerhard Wolf
Freie Universität Berlin Oral History in the German-Polish History History 2014 Summer Roland Borchers
Freie Universität Berlin Jewish Identity in the Modern Era Jewish Studies 2011 Winter Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin The Memories of Jewish survivors of the Holocaust in the Visual Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation Catholic Theology 2012 Winter Verena-Lucia Nägel, Doris Tausenfreund
Freie Universität Berlin Inventory Programs and Computer-Based Data Collection Art History 2007 Summer Karin Kranhold
Freie Universität Berlin Jews in the GDR Jewish Studies 2008 Winter Bill Rebiger
Freie Universität Berlin National Socialism in Germany and It's Consequences Sociology 2008 Winter Helgard Kramer
Freie Universität Berlin Migration between Inclusion and Exclusion: Immigration in Germany and Italy Political Science 2011 Summer Edith Pichler
Freie Universität Berlin Research Tools for Jewish Studies Researchers Jewish Studies 2012 Winter Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin Jewish Autobiographies in the 20th Century Jewish Studies 2007 Summer Silvia Cresti
Freie Universität Berlin Practical Teacher Training Education 2008 Winter Martin Lücke

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