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International Conference: Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies - October 23rd and 24th

Join us for our 2017 international conference “Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies” that is co-sponsored by the USC Digital Humanities Program. International scholars from many disciplines will be gathering to examine the relationships between digital methodologies, practices, ethics and contemporary Holocaust and genocide studies.


Discover the Center's upcoming events and lectures

Each year, the Center's public lectures, film screenings, and conferences feature leading scholars, visiting fellows, and innovative emerging researchers from a wide variety of different disciplines speaking about a range of genocides. Click below to read about our upcoming events.


Watch a Facebook Live Interview with two of the Center's teaching fellows

Recently Daniel Conway (Schepps Teaching Fellow from Texas A&M University) and Nancy Sinkoff (International Teaching Fellow from Rutgers University) discussed how they plan to incorporate testimonies from the Visual History Archive into their university teaching.


Center Blog

August 8, 2017

After a long period of neglect, the study of genocides against indigenous populations is becoming an increasingly larger part of the field of genocide studies.

By Martha Stroud

Latest Center News

  • September 12, 2017
    Documentary filmmaker, historian and curator Christian Delage gave a live interview on the Institute’s Facebook page last week, wherein he discussed his past 20 years of experience researching and making films on genocide, and where his latest project on the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks diverges from standardized methods for gathering testimony.
  • September 5, 2017
    The 2017 Interdisciplinary Research Week team gave a public lecture to discuss the progress of their project so far, in which they plan to comparatively analyze the individual experiences and narratives of Holocaust survivors in four Latin American countries.
  • September 3, 2017
    The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites applications from senior scholars for its 2018-2019 Center Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides $30,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding senior scholar from any discipline who will advance genocide research through the use of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources.