College Course Development

Case Study Highlight: The Visual History Archive in the Classroom

Faculty Name:
Colin Keaveney, Assistant Professor, French and Italian
Institution Name:
University of Southern California

Professor Keaveney’s upper level French course explores themes of love, loss, collective and personal memory, and modernity through readings of French literary texts, theoretical readings, films, poems, and songs. One of the texts used in the class is the French novel Dora Bruder, which tells the story of a young girl who was sent to Auschwitz. The book combines different aspects of memory, loss, life, chronology, and French history, and reconstructs what the girl’s life may have been like, even though very little is known about her.

List of courses taught around the world using archive testimony

A total of 616 courses at 59 universities have drawn upon the Institute’s testimonies in more than 25 academic disciplines. The courses demonstrate the range of topics and themes that the Institute’s archive of video testimonies can help illuminate. Use the table below to see what the trends are for testimony-enhanced courses taught at colleges and universities around the world.

Institution Course Title Department/Discipline Term Instructor
Albion College Holocaust Studies Interdisciplinary 2009 Spring Frank Kelemen
American University of Paris Memory, Testimony and the Shoah Psychology 2016 Spring Brian Schiff
Brandeis University Writing the Holocaust English 2012 Fall Dawn Skorczewski
Brown University Drifting Cities. Multiethnic Societies from Empire to Nation-State History 2014 Spring Paris Papamichos-Chronakis
Brown University Drifting Cities. Multiethnic Societies from Empire to Nation-State History 2013 Spring Paris Papamichos-Chronakis
Brown University Freshmen Seminar: The Holocaust in Historical Perspective History 2009 Fall Omer Bartov
Brown University Graduate Reading Seminar: Interpretations of History: Modern Germany History 2009 Fall Omer Bartov
Brown University Media and Memory: Representing the Holocaust Modern Culture & Media 2009 Fall Lynne Joyrich
California State University, Bakersfield Religious Studies and the Quest for Meaning Religious Studies 2007 Fall Liora Gubkin
California State University, Bakersfield Religious Studies and the Quest for Meaning Religious Studies 2008 Spring Liora Gubkin
California State University, Bakersfield Religious Studies and the Quest for Meaning Religious Studies 2009 Winter Liora Gubkin
Central European University Holocaust, memory, gender Gender Studies, History, Jewish Studies Nationalism Studies 2009 Winter Andrea Peto
Central European University Holocaust, memory, gender Gender Studies, History, Jewish Studies Nationalism Studies 2010 Fall Andrea Peto
Central European University Testimonies and Teaching: New Sources and Methodologies for Jewish Studies Jewish Studies, Gender Studies 2010 Spring Andrea Peto
Central European University Gendered Memories of the Holocaust Gender Studies 2015 Fall Andrea Peto
Central European University Social Memory Sociology and Social Anthropology 2010 Winter Vlad Naumescu
Central European University Qualitative Methods: Interviewing and Oral History Gender Studies, History 2016 Winter Andrea Peto
Central European University Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence Gender Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Political Science, Public Policy 2011 Fall Andrea Peto
Central European University Qualitative Methods in Social Science Research: Oral History Gender Studies, History 2011 Winter Andrea Peto
Central European University Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence Gender Studies, HIstory, Jewish Studies, Political Science, Public Policy 2012 Fall Andrea Peto
Central European University Interrogating the Archive: Preserving and Interpreting Knowledges of the Past Gender Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Medieval Studies 2012 Fall Adrea Peto, Leslie Morris (University of Minnesota), Mary Jo Maynes (University of Minnesota)
Central European University Intimate Recording and Readings of Lives Gender Studies 2014 Winter Andrea Peto
Central European University Gendered Memories of the Holocaust Gender Studies 2014 Fall Andrea Peto
Central European University Gendered Memories of the Holocaust Gender Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Political Science, Public Policy 2013 Fall Andrea Peto
Central European University Gendered Memories of the Holocaust Gender Studies, History 2016 Fall Andrea Peto
Centre Marc Bloch Le nazisme et les régimes autoritaires History 2010 Winter Florent Brayard
Chapman University Germany and the Holocaust: From Antisemitism to the Final Solution History, Religion 2011 Fall Marilyn Harran
Chapman University Germany and the Holocaust: From Antisemitism to the Final Solution History, Religion 2012 Fall Marilyn Harran
Chapman University Holocaust: Memoirs and Histories History 2014 Spring Jeffrey Koerber
Chapman University Germany and the Holocaust: From Antisemitism to the Final Solution History, Religion 2014 Fall Marilyn Harran
Chapman University The Holocaust in History and Film History 2014 Fall Jeffrey Koerber
Chapman University Holocaust: Memoirs and Histories History 2013 Spring Jeffrey Koerber
Chapman University Germany and the Holocaust: From Antisemitism to the Final Solution History 2013 Fall Marilyn Harran
Chapman University The Holocaust in History and Film History 2013 Fall Jeffrey Koerber
Chapman University The Holocaust in History and Film History 2015 Fall Jeffrey Koerber
Chapman University The Holocaust: Memoirs and Histories History 2016 Spring Jeffrey Koerber
Chapman University The Holocaust in History and Film History 2016 Spring Jeffrey Koerber
Chapman University The Holocaust in History and Film History 2016 Fall Jeffrey Koerber
Chapman University Germany and the Holocaust History 2016 Fall Marilyn Harran
Chapman University Topics in the Holocaust: Perpetrators, Witnesses and Rescuers History 2016 Fall Jeffrey Koerber
Charles University Nationalism, Religion and Violence in Europe Prague Area Studies 2014 Summer Jiří Kocian, Kateřina Králová
Charles University Natural Language Processing Applications Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics 2014 Summer Vladimír Kuboň
Charles University Teaching Homeland Studies Civics Education and Philosophy 2014 Summer Michaela Dvořáková
Charles University Dealing with Guilt and Reconciliation in Pastoral Work Protestant Theology 2011 Winter Petr Jandejsek
Charles University Introduction to Hebraistic studies Institute of Near Eastern and African Studies 2011 Winter Jiřina Šedinová
Charles University Sociological Data and Data Archives Historical Sociology 2011 Winter Martin Vávra
Charles University Sources and Manifestations of anti-Semitism in contemporary Czech society Cultural Studies 2013 Spring Marcela Zoufalá
Charles University The Educational Role of the Museum Civic Education and Philosophy 2011 Winter Markéta Dvořáková
Charles University The Holocaust and Its Memory in the Czech Lands Institute of Czech History 2011 Winter Michal Frankl
Charles University Identity Between Memory and Narrative Sociology 2014 Winter Jakub Mlynář

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