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
Freie Universität Berlin Digital History Public History 2012 Winter Daniel Burckhardt
Freie Universität Berlin Jewish Autobiographies in the 20th Century Jewish Studies 2007 Summer Silvia Cresti
Freie Universität Berlin Practical Teacher Training Education 2008 Winter Martin Lücke
Freie Universität Berlin Introduction to the Teaching of History Education 2010 Winter Martin Lücke
Freie Universität Berlin Historical Learning in the migration society Education 2012 Winter Lars Deile
Freie Universität Berlin Present Pasts: Memory and Cultural Identity English Language and Literature 2007 Summer Anja Schwarz
Freie Universität Berlin Research Tools for Jewish Studies Researchers Judaism 2013 Winter Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin Tools of the Trade for Jewish Studies Researchers Judaism 2014 Winter Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin Remembering + Narrating = History? Introduction to Theories of History History 2008 Winter Christine Gundermann
Freie Universität Berlin Italy and Germany: Similarities and Differences Political Science 2010 Winter Edith Pichler
Freie Universität Berlin Introduction to Didactics of German German Philology 2012 Winter Florian Urschel Sochaczewski
Freie Universität Berlin Qualitative Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences Political Science 2007 Summer Sabine Pokorny
Freie Universität Berlin On the Representation of History: Memory Cultures in Europe after 1945 History 2013 Winter Arnd Bauerkämper
Freie Universität Berlin History in Practice Public History 2013 Winter Irmgard Zündorf
Freie Universität Berlin Remembrance and Public History - History Cultures in Israel and Germany Didactics of History 2014 Winter Martin Gap
Freie Universität Berlin Remembrance-Memories-Commemoration: The Analysis of National Socialism after 1945 Sociology 2008 Winter Christina Herkommer
Freie Universität Berlin National Socialism in Germany and its consequences: Sinti and Roma under National Socialism Sociology 2010 Winter Helgard Kramer-Washington
Freie Universität Berlin Introduction to Didactics of German German Philology 2012 Winter Marcus Schotte
Freie Universität Berlin Shoah and "Visual History" East European Studies 2007 Summer Gertrud Pickhan
Freie Universität Berlin The Women’s Concentration Camp, Ravensbrück: A European Memorial Site History 2007 Summer Anne Kwaschik
Freie Universität Berlin Introduction to Didactics of German Institute for German and Dutch Philology 2013 Winter Marcus Sshotte
Freie Universität Berlin History in Practice Public History 2014 Winter Irmgard Zuendorf
Freie Universität Berlin Representations of the Holocaust in Literature and Film Communication Science 2008 Winter Falko Schmieder
Freie Universität Berlin Oral History. Introduction to methods and techniques of historical research East European Studies 2010 Winter Roland Borchers
Freie Universität Berlin Jewish Berlin in Film Jewish Studies 2012 Winter Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin Visual History: Cinematic Staging Forms of History Film Studies 2007 Summer Judith Keilbach
Freie Universität Berlin Introduction to Didactics of German Institute for German and Dutch Philology 2013 Winter Florian Urschel-Sochaczewski
Freie Universität Berlin The Shoah Remembered. Testimonies of Survivors Compared with Other Media (literature, film, video) Institute for German and Dutch Philology 2014 Winter Andree Michaelis
Freie Universität Berlin The I of Others – First-Person Historical Documents and Learning Education 2008 Winter Martin Lücke
Freie Universität Berlin Political prisoners in the concentration camps of Oranienburg and Sachsenhausen Political Science 2010 Winter Siegfried Mielke, Stefan Heinz
Freie Universität Berlin Restitution of Nazi Injustice Public History 2012 Winter Christiane Kuller
Freie Universität Berlin Forgotten Places - Places of Memory Beyond Political History and Memorable Cultural Canonization Political Science 2013 Summer Rüdiger Traxler
Freie Universität Berlin Book Project – Metal Workers in the Resistance and in Exile Political Science 2007 Winter Siegfried Mielke, Stefan Heinz
Freie Universität Berlin Jewish Berlin Jewish Studies 2014 Summer Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin Theory, Methodology & History of the Science of History History 2008 Winter Oliver Janz
Freie Universität Berlin Politics and Conflicts of Memory. Ways of Dealing with the Two World Wars in Europe History 2010 Winter Arndt Bauerkämper
Freie Universität Berlin The Church and the Holocaust Catholic Theology 2012 Winter Markus Thurau
Freie Universität Berlin 'The Witness in the Preserve' - Witnesses in Media Presentation Public History 2013 Summer Irmgard Zündorf
Freie Universität Berlin Dealing with the National Socialist Past in Europe 1945-1990 History 2007 Winter Arndt Bauerkämper
Freie Universität Berlin Jewish Biographies Between Assimilation and Cosmopolitanism Jewish Studies 2014 Summer Silvana Greco
Freie Universität Berlin Research Tools for Jewish Studies Researchers Jewish Studies 2008 Winter Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin Theory and practice of video work in political education Political Science 2010 Winter Katharina Zeuner
Freie Universität Berlin The Holocaust - Introduction to History and Literature for Young Readers Institute for German and Dutch Philology 2012 Winter Fabian Wendler
Freie Universität Berlin Developing an Internet Exhibition: Political Prisoners in the Concentration Camp Oranienburg Political Science 2007 Winter Siegfried Mielke, Günter Morsch
Freie Universität Berlin Childhood and Youth in Poland During the Holocaust History 2014 Summer Agnieszka Wieters-Wierzcholska
Freie Universität Berlin War and War Memories in Modern European History History 2008 Winter Oliver Janz
Freie Universität Berlin Jewish Berlin Jewish Studies 2011 Winter Klaus Herrmann
Freie Universität Berlin The Holocaust in Sources Education 2012 Winter Lars Deile
Freie Universität Berlin Evaluation of Material and Documents on the History of the Second World War in Germany and Central Europe Political Science 2007 Winter Johannes Schlootz
Freie Universität Berlin Oral History in the German-Polish History History 2014 Summer Roland Borchers

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