College Course Development

Case Study Highlight: The Visual History Archive in the Classroom

Faculty Name:
Alexis Lerner
Institution Name:
University of Toronto

This upper-level undergraduate course introduced students to data science and applied statistics, with the focus on learning to analyze data through quantitative methods, research design and ethics, and digital humanities tools. Students learned to build datasets from archival material, and to form their own arguments based on data. The USC Visual History Archive was one of the datasets used for this purpose.

List of courses taught around the world using archive testimony

A total of 666 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
Charles University Sources and Manifestations of anti-Semitism in contemporary Czech society Cultural Studies 2013 Spring Marcela Zoufalá
Charles University Identity Between Memory and Narrative Sociology 2014 Winter Jakub Mlynář
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 The Educational Role of the Museum Civic Education and Philosophy 2011 Winter Markéta Dvořáková
Clark University Nazi Germany and the Holocaust History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2010 Spring Thomas Kuehne
Clark University Gender, War, and Genocide in 20th Century Europe History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2012 Fall Thomas Kuehne
Clark University Collective Memory and Mass Violence History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2015 Fall Thomas Kuehne
Clark University Collective Memory and Mass Violence History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2016 Spring Thomas Kuehne
Clark University Gender, War, and Genocide in 20th Century Europe History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2016 Spring Thomas Kuehne
Columbia University The Holocaust and American Culture History 2012 Fall Rebecca Kobrin
Columbia University American Jewish History History 2013 Fall Rebecca Kobrin
Dartmouth College Film Studies Los Angeles Film & Media Studies 2014 Winter Mark Williams
Democritus University of Thrace European History II Political Science 2012 Spring Giorgos Antoniou
Drexel University Witness to Atrocity Art History 2015 Spring Linda Kim
Duke University Genocide in the 20th Century History 2010 Spring Claudia Koonz
Duke University Genocide History 2007 Fall Claudia Koons
Duke University Weimar and Nazi Germany History 2011 Spring Claudia Koonz
Duke University The Holocaust Jewish Studies 2007 Fall Claudia Koons
Duke University Genocide in the 20th Century History 2012 Spring Claudia Koonz
Duke University The Holocaust Jewish Studies 2014 Spring Eve Duffy
Duke University The Holocaust History, Jewish Studies 2015 Spring Eve Duffy
Duke University The Holocaust History, Jewish Studies 2016 Spring Eve Duffy
Eötvös Loránd University Antisemitism, Racism, Hate Speech Sociology 2016 Fall Ildiko Barna
Eötvös Loránd University Video/testimonies in Education - Teaching and Learning with Testimony Educational Psychology 2013 Fall Aletta Forrás-Biró
Eötvös Loránd University Video/testimonies in Education - Teaching and Learning with Testimony Educational Psychology 2014 Fall Aletta Forrás-Biró
Eötvös Loránd University Video/testimonies in Education - Teaching and Learning with Testimony Educational Psychology 2015 Spring Aletta Forrás-Biró
Eötvös Loránd University Video/testimonies in Education - Teaching and Learning with Testimony Educational Psychology 2015 Fall Aletta Forrás-Biró
Eötvös Loránd University Video/testimonies in Education - Teaching and Learning with Testimony Educational Psychology 2016 Spring Aletta Forrás-Biró
Eötvös Loránd University Antisemitism Sociology 2015 Fall Ildiko Barna
Eötvös Loránd University Antisemitism Sociology 2016 Fall Ildiko Barna
Eötvös Loránd University Antisemitism, Racism, Hate Speech Sociology 2015 Fall Ildiko Barna
Fachhochschule Potsdam Persecution of the Jews During the National Socialism Information Science 2009 Winter Susanne Freund
Fachhochschule Potsdam History Education – Oral History Library and Information Sciences / Archives 2012 Summer Susanne Freund
Florida Atlantic University The Holocaust Jewish Studies, History 2015 Fall Alan L. Berger
Florida Atlantic University The Holocaust Jewish Studies, History 2012 Fall Alan Berger
Florida Atlantic University The Holocaust Jewish Studies, History 2009 Fall Alan Berger
Florida Atlantic University The Holocaust Jewish Studies, History 2013 Fall Alan Berger
Florida Atlantic University The Holocaust Jewish Studies, History 2010 Fall Alan Berger
Florida Atlantic University The Holocaust Jewish Studies, History 2010 Spring Alan Berger
Florida Atlantic University The Holocaust Jewish Studies, History 2011 Fall Alan Berger
Florida Atlantic University The Holocaust Jewish Studies, History 2014 Fall Alan L. Berger
Florida International University The Holocaust Religious Studies 2009 Spring Oren Stier
Freie Universität Berlin Transnational Migration and Interwoven History Latin American Studies 2007 Winter Franka Bendemagel, Birgit zur Nienden
Freie Universität Berlin The Holocaust as a Subject for History Teaching and the Teaching of History Education 2009 Summer Martin Lücke
Freie Universität Berlin Conflicts in Memory: Narratives of World War II in Europe after 1945 History 2011 Winter Arndt Bauerkämper
Freie Universität Berlin "Spielberg" Film Studies 2008 Summer Bernhard Gross
Freie Universität Berlin What Christians can learn from Judaism! Impetus for new ways of teaching Catholic Theology 2009 Summer Michael Brinkhoff
Freie Universität Berlin Journalistic Discourse after Auschwitz Journalism and Communication Science 2011 Winter Birte Hewera

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