Memory, Media, and Technology:
Exploring the Trajectories of Schindler’s List
University of Southern California
November 16-18, 2014
The release of Schindler’s List in 1994 and the subsequent founding of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation took place amid an extraordinary flourishing of public memorial projects and scholarship on memory. At the same time, innovations in digital media technologies began to transform how people communicate, publish, research—and even how they remember the past. Since then, public work on memory—ranging from museums and monuments to truth commissions and survivor documentation—has proliferated, as have ideas about its value for the future. This conference marks the 20th anniversary of Schindler’s List and the USC Shoah Foundation (the current name and affiliation of the Shoah Visual History Foundation) by examining the trajectories of memory, media, and technology in multiple forms and venues and from the vantage of a range of disciplines. Presentations by scholars and educators on their work will be complemented by roundtable discussions on the role of media archives in research and education, the role of mediated memories in facilitating public action, and the future of these new practices for mediating memory.
Conference Steering Committee:
- Wolf Gruner, University of Southern California
- Sofia Gruskin, University of Southern California
- Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University
- Karen Jungblut, USC Shoah Foundation
- Ed Linenthal, Indiana University, Bloomington
- Wendy Lower, Claremont McKenna College
- Todd Presner, University of California Los Angeles
- Jeffrey Shandler, Rutgers University
The 2014 International Conference is co-hosted by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.