Visual History Archive Workshops Around the World This Summer

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 5:00pm
Wolf Gruner
Wolf Gruner

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USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research staff will be traveling around the world this summer to host academic workshops about the Visual History Archive.

On May 29, Academic Outreach Sand Research Progam Officer SJ Crasnow and Hungarian regional consultant Andrea Szonyi will host a workshop at Eszterházy Karoly University in Eger, Budapest, for faculty, administrators and decision-makers on how to use the Visual History Archive and incorporate it into university courses. The workshop begins at 11 a.m. and is two and a half hours long.

The next day, May 30, Crasnow and Szonyi will host a workshop at the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. Again, the workshop will introduce the VHA and demonstrate how faculty may wish to incorporate testimony from the VHA into their courses on a variety of subjects. The workshop begins at 10 a.m. and is two and a half hours long.

Both the Hungarian workshops are organized by ProQuest.

The next VHA presentation will be June 29-30 at the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) workshop “Data Sharing, Holocaust Documentation and the Digital Humanities: Best Practices, Case Studies, Benefits,” in Venice, Italy. Research Program Officer Martha Stroud was chosen to present the Visual History Archive to the gathering of experts in the field of Holocaust data sharing, archives, information retrieval, and more.

Wolf Gruner, director of the Center, will give a presentation at the International Association of Genocide Scholars’ 13th Conference, this year held in at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, July 9-13. Gruner’s presentation, “Defiance and Protest: Forgotten Jewish Resistance in Nazi Germany,” is part of the conference’s session on the Holocaust across Europe. The conference will also feature a booth about the Visual History Archive so attendees can get more information.

Finally, Stroud will give another Visual History Archive workshop at the British Association of Holocaust Studies’ annual conference, this year titled “Interpreting Archives” and held July 25-27 at the University of Sheffield, England.