Center News

January 11, 2017
Director of USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research Wolf Gruner will moderate a panel at UCLA exploring the historical and cultural contexts of the works of Rabbi Joachim Prinz and composer Kurt Weill right before World War II.
December 13, 2016
The two-day international conference “Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies” will be held on October 23-24, 2017 at the University of Southern California.
November 30, 2016
The Holocaust Geographies Collaborative made a return visit to the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research in November 2016 for two days to work together, present their continuing research that they shared at the conference, meet with Center staff, and plan next steps in their collaborative project.
November 30, 2016
At this public panel organized by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, three international scholars presented about the evolution of Nazi camps, illuminating different types of camps and how the functions and purposes of camps changed, often serving multiple functions as external and internal conditions changed over time.
November 29, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its 2017 International Conference “Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies” that will be co-sponsored by the USC Mellon Digital Humanities Program.
November 9, 2016
The film, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, has already screened at film festivals across the country and won four awards.
November 8, 2016
Doctoral candidates can conduct research in the Visual History Archive through three endowed fellowships. The application deadline is December 15, 2016.
November 2, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research is calling for applications from advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates for its Spring 2017 Genocide Prevention Research Fellowship.
November 1, 2016
From September 11 to September 14, 2016, the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide hosted the international conference "A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala."
October 31, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites research proposals from advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates for its 2017-2018 Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies. The fellowship provides $4,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding advanced- standing Ph.D. candidate from any discipline for dissertation research focused on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources.
October 31, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites research proposals from advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates for its 2017-2018 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides $4,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding advanced-standing Ph.D. candidate from any discipline for dissertation research focused on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources.
October 31, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites research proposals from advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates for its 2017-2018 Inaugural Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides $4,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding advanced- standing Ph.D. candidate from any discipline for dissertation research focused on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources.
October 31, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites applications from postdoctoral scholars for its 2017-2018 Center Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides $50,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding postdoctoral scholar from any discipline who will advance digital genocide research through the use of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA).
October 31, 2016
Benjamin Madley gave a public lecture at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research focusing on his new book, “An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873."
October 26, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites applications from advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates for its Spring 2017 Genocide Prevention Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides $4,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding advanced-standing Ph.D. candidate from any discipline who will advance research on genocide prevention through the use of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources
October 26, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation will offer workshops on the Visual History Archive for the dozens of Holocaust scholars from around the world who will attend the biannual conference.
October 17, 2016
The conference is “Legal Legacies of Genocide: From Nuremberg to the International Criminal Courts.” USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith is one of the presenters.
October 12, 2016
Madley gave a lecture on a genocide that hits closer to home, at least in a geographic sense, than any other: the genocide of American Indians in California in the mid-19th century.
September 30, 2016
Paula Cuellar Cuellar, the 2016-2017 Center Graduate Research Fellow at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, gave a public lecture focusing on her dissertation research about whether scorched earth operations in El Salvador and Guatemala constitute genocidal practices.
September 27, 2016
On the heels of USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s international conference on genocide and resistance in Guatemala, the 2016-17 Center Graduate Research Fellow Paula Cuellar Cuellar gave a lecture about her own research of scorched earth as an integral part of the genocides in Guatemala and El Salvador.
September 16, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s conference “A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala” concluded Wednesday at Villa Aurora in Los Angeles, leaving the participants with renewed energy and ideas for continuing their conversation on the genocide in Guatemala.
September 15, 2016
Over the course of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s three-day conference “A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala,” over a dozen scholars from all over the world gave presentations about their research on various aspects of the Guatemalan Genocide. Here is a sample of just a few of those presentations.
September 14, 2016
Guatemalan Genocide activists Rosalina Tuyuc Velasquez and Marvyn Perez delivered impassioned remarks urging accountability and collective healing at the keynote presentation of the conference “A ‘Conflict?’ Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala” on Monday night.
September 13, 2016
The conference hosted by USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research began in earnest Monday morning with a fascinating and at times heart-wrenching presentation by Freddy Peccerelli, executive director of Fundacion de Antropologia Forense de Guatemala (FAFG).
September 12, 2016
Fresh off its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival last week, the documentary Finding Oscar was screened at the opening night of USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s conference “A ‘Conflict?’ Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala.”

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