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USC Research With Testimonies: Featuring the Center's Summer 2017 Research Fellows

Language: English

This lecture features two of our summer 2017 research fellows: Maria Zalewska, PhD candidate in Cinema and Media Studies and Mellon PhD Fellow in the Digital Humanities, USC School of Cinematic Arts, and Noha Ayoub, USC undergraduate student majoring in Law, History and Culture and minoring in Middle East Studies.

Zalewska’s project engages with the Institute’s Visual History Archive by comparing the testimonies of memories of the pre-World War II spaces in which Poles and Jews interacted with their cinematically narrativized counterparts. Ayoub contextualizes testimonies in the Institute's archive through her research on nationalism in Rwanda and the ways in which fictionalized narratives against Tutsis perpetrated by the state led to genocide over 20 years ago.

Lukas Meissel's lecture "SS Photographs from Concentration Camps: Perpetrator Sources and Counter-Narratives of Victims"

In this lecture, Lukas Meissel (PhD candidate, Haifa University, and 2018-2019 Greenberg Research Fellow) presents the preliminary findings of his dissertation research about photographic practices in concentration camps, specifically photos taken by SS men, to argue that the SS photographs were used to create a specific visual narrative of the concentration camps that excludes significant aspects of the camps’ reality.

The Stories We Tell: Narratives of Sexual Violence and Concepts of Gender in Post-Genocide Societies

In this lecture, 2018 Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellow Virginia Bullington will reflect on research she conducted last summer at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research analyzing how testimonies from the Armenian, Guatemalan and Rwandan genocides regarding sexual violence are constructed by interviewees, and how these narratives influence and are influenced by contemporary concepts of gender in those societies post-conflict.

2018 Kristallnacht Conference: Remarks from Holocaust survivor Eva Wenkart Maiden
2018 Kristallnacht Conference Panel: The Pogrom
2018 Kristallnacht Conference: Concluding Discussion
2018 Kristallnacht Conference Panel: Comparative Perspectives
2018 Kristallnacht Conference Panel: The Event and Beyond
2018 Kristallnacht Conference Panel: Reactions in Jewish Communities
2018 Kristallnacht Conference Panel: Reactions in Audiovisual Media
2018 Kristallnacht Conference Panel: Reactions in Jewish Press

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