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Watch “Through Testimony” International Conference Panels and Keynote

USC Shoah Foundation’s 2014 Through Testimony international conference “Memory, Media and Technology: Exploring the Trajectories of Schindler’s List” is in full swing in Los Angeles. Those unable to attend can still participate by viewing panels, roundtables and the keynote online.

The conference marks the 20th anniversary of Schindler’s List and the USC Shoah 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 are 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.

The roundtables are being live streamed and panels are available to watch online two hours after concluding. Monday’s keynote will be live streamed 7:30-9 p.m. PST. View all videos and live streams here.

The conference began on Sunday with an opening roundtable about digital pedagogy in human rights and violence studies, followed by panels about digital archives and early mediations of the Holocaust.

The four panels on Monday covered topics including oral history and mediation, Indonesia, and social engagements with Holocaust remembrance. The keynote, “’Never Again’ Now: Reconciliation, Education and Preventing Genocide,” will bring together four speakers with connections to the Holocaust, Rwandan Tutsi Genocide and Armenian Genocide, moderated by Executive Director Stephen Smith.

On Tuesday, the concluding roundtable will consider the future of genocide studies and digital media archives.