In the immediate aftermath of the Armenian genocide, thousands of Armenian survivors recorded testimonies detailing the atrocities they witnessed at the hands of the Ottoman Turks during World War I. And yet it wouldn’t be until the 1990s before historians would begin taking these oral histories seriously.
/ Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies Conference Preview: “Social Media, Genocide and Augmented Reality”
The panel is about how social media and augmented reality technology have changed the way we commemorate genocide and experience genocide memorials and museums.
/ Monday, October 16, 2017
Student Leaders Participate in First-Ever Intercollegiate Diversity Congress Summit at USC Shoah Foundation
Two dozen student body leaders from across the country will descend on USC Shoah Foundation on Friday and Saturday to take part in the Institute’s first-ever convening of the Intercollegiate Diversity Congress Summit.
/ Thursday, October 12, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and the USC Institute of Armenian Studies will co-host a public lecture by Boris Adjemian, director of Paris’s AGBU Nubar Library, on Monday, Oct. 16.
/ Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Hungarian Office of Educational Rights Displays Traveling Exhibition of Students’ Art Inspired By Testimony
Hungarian Officer for Educational Rights Dr Lajos Aáry-Tamás was so inspired by the artwork created by students for USC Shoah Foundation’s annual art project that he became the first to host a traveling exhibition of selected artworks in his own office at the Ministry of Human Capacities.
/ Tuesday, October 10, 2017
A new Video Building Activity, “The Power of Propaganda,” and a Mini Quest, “The Rights of Children,” have been published on IWitness. Each activity is also aligned with the Echoes & Reflections units on Antisemitism and The Children and Legacies Beyond the Holocaust, respectively.
/ Friday, October 6, 2017
As news continues to develop about the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, educators can draw on resources from USC Shoah Foundation to help humanize the struggles faced by young immigrants throughout history.
/ Thursday, October 5, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Chief Technology Officer Sam Gustman will speak about his work at the University of Michigan School of Information’s Bicentennial Symposium on Friday, Oct. 6.
/ Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The Future of Storytelling (FOST) Festival and Summit in Snug Harbor, New York City this week will include a talk by USC Shoah Foundation Chief Technology Officer Sam Gustman as well as exhibits of New Dimensions in Testimony, The Last Goodbye and Lala.
/ Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Historian and filmmaker Christian Delage gave a public lecture at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research about different forms of testimony — in war crimes trials, oral history repositories, and documentary - and his recent project collecting interviews about the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.
/ Tuesday, October 3, 2017