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Central European University in Budapest Offers Workshop on Using Testimonies in Teaching

The Institute’s Visual History Archive (VHA) has been available at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest since April 2009.  As the new academic year begins, CEU is organizing a workshop (to be conducted in English) on the use of the VHA in research and teaching.

The Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) at the Central European University, Hungary is hosting academics for one week, offering workshops on course design and teaching methodologies.  One such upcoming workshop, on the theme of “New Sources and Methodologies for Jewish Studies,” will encourage participants to work with the VHA.

Call for proposals:

Jewish Studies and Gender Studies at CEU present:  “Testimonies and Teaching:  New Sources and Methodologies for Jewish Studies,” February 22-28, 2010.  Deadline for applications:  10 January 2010.  The workshop will be conducted in English.

The workshop will be structured around the extensive Visual History Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, which contains interviews with 52,000 survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust (www.library.ceu.hu/vha.html).  The CRC workshop will explore ways to build courses around this database and other important databases, such as those found at www.degob.hu and www.centropa.org. Participants will be able to consult with CEU faculty in Jewish Studies and Gender Studies, and experts from DEGOB, Centropa, and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.  During the session they will also have the opportunity to use the Visual History Archive.  Teachers of all disciplines, including history, sociology, anthropology, and gender studies are encouraged to apply.

Note:  In addition to the application form, applicants should submit an 800-word letter of intent on how they are planning to use the archive in their teaching.

Curriculum Resource Session application forms, application deadlines, the session schedule and further information on the center’s outreach activities and resources may be obtained from website www.ceu.hu/crc.

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