Scholars and students around the world have used the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s archive for research and teaching. This section includes a description of the archive’s content; information about accessing the archive; research topics that academics have pursued using the archive; publications that cite the Institute’s testimonies; academic courses that have utilized the Institute’s testimonies; funding opportunities for students and scholars who wish to use the archive; and events in which the Institute has sponsored.
Given the broad scope and diverse content of the Institute’s archive, the testimonies have the potential to support research and pedagogy in a variety of disciplines, including African American Studies, American Sign Language, American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Bulgarian, Business Ethics, Cinematic Arts, Communication, Comparative Literature, Croatian, Cultural Studies, Czech, Danish, Dutch, East European Studies, English, Ethics, European Studies, Flemish, French, Gender Studies, Genocide Studies, German, Gerontology, Greek, Hebrew, History, Holocaust Studies, Human Rights, Hungarian, International Relations, Italian, Japanese, Judaic Studies, Ladino, Latin American Studies, Latvian, Linguistics, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Memory Studies, Military History, Music, Norwegian, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Polish, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Religious Studies, Romani, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian Social History, Sociology, Spanish, Swedish, Theology, Ukrainian, Visual Studies, Women’s Studies, and Yiddish, among others.
Disciplines already taught include: Anthropology, Art History, Arts & Literature, Business, Communications, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Eastern European Studies, Education, Film Studies & Cinematography, Freshman seminars, French Studies, German or German Studies, History, History of Art, Jewish/Judaic Studies, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, Visual Studies, and Women & Gender Studies.
Download a list of past academic courses that have used testimonies from the Archive.