Center Newsletters

As the 2018-2019 academic year drew to a close in May, the Center welcomed more visiting researchers and fellows, and our focus shifted towards the international conferences we are co-organizing this summer, as well as upcoming international travel, outreach, and research. 

April was a busy month, during which we hosted the annual Shapiro Scholar lecture as well as three lectures by our visiting research fellows. It was also an important month in our history, as we celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Center for Advanced Genocide Research, which was founded on April 25, 2014 at USC.

March was a busy month with international and domestic travel and several popular campus lectures, in addition to the arrival of our second graduate research fellow of 2019.

Center Associate Director Martha Stroud and I traveled to Akko, Israel to attend the international conference “The Future of Holocaust Testimonies V," which the Center co-organized with the Holocaust Studies Program at Western Galilee College and the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University. 

Although February was a short month, it was one filled with traveling, outreach, and preparations for a busy semester of academic programs. 

Happy New Year! The Center is looking ahead to a lively semester of programming and activities, including visiting research fellows, lectures, and travel to present research, participate in conferences, and conduct outreach about the Visual History Archive. 

The Center wrapped up a busy year of cutting-edge programs and activities in December.

November was an exciting month here at the Center, most prominently featuring our three-day international conference, “New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison.” The successful conference, which surprisingly appears to have been the only international academic conference to mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, was attended by up to 100 people daily and viewed on the livestream by over 400 people.

We at the Center spent October finalizing preparations for our upcoming international conference, “New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison,” which is now just days away. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to browse the program and register for the conference below. If you can't join us in person at the conference, we invite you to tune into the conference livestream. We'll be sending you more information about how to watch the livestream separately.

September was a busy month for the Center as the fall semester got into full swing. Center staff hosted multiple research fellows and visiting scholars in addition to conducting introductions to the Visual History Archive for visitors and USC undergraduate classes.

As the semester kicked off, we at the Center bade farewell to our summer fellows and began welcoming the first of our fall-term fellows.

As we approach the end of the summer and the start of a new semester, the Center has been busy supporting visiting scholars and fellows, preparing to welcome our fall fellows, and finalizing preparations for our November conference. 

As the summer kicked off into high gear, here at the Center we were busy welcoming visiting scholars and preparing for our  summer fellows, as well as conducting outreach for the Visual History Archive and preparing for our upcoming conferences. 

As the academic year came to a close, we shifted from academic programming to preparing for our upcoming visiting scholars, 2018-2019 fellows, and fall conference and conducting outreach locally and beyond.

As the end of the semester approaches, the Center’s 2017-2018 academic program has come to a close. We concluded a busy year of events with a film screening and several lectures. 

During March at the Center we hosted multiple lectures, introduced researchers to the Visual History Archive, and traveled to introduce scholars to the Visual History Archive (VHA).