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On April 21 through 23, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute participated in an international conference, "History Unlimited: Probing the Ethics of Holocaust Culture." The conference asked the question of whether ethical or aesthetic limits should be placed on how the Holocaust is represented in fiction or nonfiction.
Stephen Smith, conference, Dan Leshem, literature / Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Karen Jungblut, USC Shoah Foundation director of research and documentation, participated in the “Digital Testimonies on War and Trauma” conference in June. Held at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands, the symposium brought together scholars from all over the world to address the use and impact of digitized narrative collections in relating the horrors of warfare.
karen jungblut, staff, conference, rotterdam, hague / Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Crispin Brooks, curator of USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, will deliver a presentation at the Teaching and Working with Holocaust Testimonies Summer 2013 Workshop, to be held July 15–19 at the University of Michigan–Flint. Geared toward high school teachers, college faculty, and graduate students, the conference focuses on information literacy and critical skills in education and research involving online Holocaust survivor video testimonies. The Visual History Archive is a special focus of the event.
Crispin Brooks, presentation, conference, literacy, education / Friday, July 12, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation's executive director and director of community relations will speak at this year's conference for child survivors of the Holocaust.
Stephen Smith, conference, child survivor, jewish survivor, holocaust, kristallnacht / Thursday, October 31, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation is issuing its first-ever call for proposals for an international conference to be held next November, inspired by the 20th anniversary of Schindler’s List.
research, call for proposals, conference, Schindler's List / Sunday, December 1, 2013
The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (CHHANGE) is hosting its annual conference for Holocaust educators Friday, featuring USC Shoah Foundation executive director Stephen Smith as keynote speaker.
Stephen Smith, conference, Holocaust education / Tuesday, December 3, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation associate director of research Dan Leshem and former Institute Fellow Jeffrey Shandler will lead a seminar about video interviews of Holocaust survivors at the Association for Jewish Scholars (AJS) conference next week.
Jeffrey Schandler, Dan Leshem, research, conference, testimony / Monday, December 9, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation’s international conference Nov. 16-18 will begin with a panel that brings together experts in using digital archives in education.
conference, international conference / Friday, August 8, 2014
As USC Shoah Foundation commemorates 20 years of collecting genocide survivor testimony, the “Early Mediations of the Holocaust” panel will delve into some of the first narratives ever shared about the Holocaust.
conference, Schindler's List, jeffrey shandler, international conference / Friday, August 15, 2014
2014 International Conference Panel Spotlight: The Dynamics of Oral History of War and Genocide: The Case of Indonesia
The testimonies of Holocaust survivors were recorded for the Visual History Archive 50 years after the Holocaust took place, but testimonies of more recent genocides are increasingly being collected. The Dynamics of Oral History of War and Genocide panel will examine the challenges, implications and responsibilities that modern testimony collections have for communities that have experienced war and genocide.
conference, indonesia, international conference / Friday, August 22, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation CTO Sam Gustman is the keynote speaker at Tuesday’s Metadata Madness conference in Los Angeles, which will convene data experts from across the entertainment and technology industries to discuss the latest developments in metadata and distribution.
Sam Gustman, its, conference, visual history archive / Monday, March 16, 2015
For some educators social media may feel like the Wild West, but Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are quickly becoming the new frontier of Holocaust education.
kori street, aho, conference, social media / Wednesday, June 17, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation ITS staff will join thousands of librarians and archivists at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Conference & Exhibition this weekend in San Francisco.
ala, its, doug ballman, visual history archive, conference / Thursday, June 25, 2015
Attendees can learn about IWitness on the expo floor at the Extreme Networks booth through Wednesday.
iste, iwitness, conference / Monday, June 29, 2015
Librarians from colleges, cities and prisons were among the steady stream of ALA conference attendees who visited USC Shoah Foundation's first table at the ALA Conference expo hall June 26-29.
its, ala, conference, visual history archive, doug ballman, sandra aguilar / Wednesday, July 8, 2015
“Practicing Positive Education” Conference in Australia to Include Keynote and Master Class on Testimony
USC Shoah Foundation Australia Regional Consultant Sarah Warby will speak about the power of teaching with testimony at Knox Grammar School’s Practicing Positive Education conference in Sydney, Aug. 28-29.
australia, conference, kori street, sarah warby, sydney, iwitness, Teaching with Testimony / Thursday, August 20, 2015
The practice of some Holocaust survivors sharing their stories many times throughout their lives was the focus of the international conference “Bearing Witness More than Once: How Media Institutions, Media and Time Shape Shoah Survivors’ Testimonies” at Humboldt University in Berlin
alina bothe, cagr, conference / Tuesday, April 5, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation staff and partners will present the Visual History Archive and IWitness at a seminar and conference in Central Europe next week.
Prague, budapest, iwitness, seminar, conference / Monday, September 25, 2017
Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies Conference Preview: “Digital Visualization of Holocaust Spaces”
The opening panel of the second day of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s Digital Holocaust Studies conference will focus on the innovative ways researchers are representing the Holocaust visually, using the latest data visualization techniques and tools.
cagr, conference / Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Scholars Maria Zalewska, Timothy Williams and Tomasz Łysak delved into some of the newest ways genocide museum visitors are sharing their experiences on social media in the panel discussion “Social Media, Genocide Commemoration and Augmented Reality.”
cagr, conference / Monday, October 23, 2017
Panel discusses social networks at Auschwitz, GPS testimonies in Cambodia, mapping of plundered Jewish homes in Paris
Paris Papamichos Chronakis, Eric Le Bourhis and Andrew Curtis shared their research on the second day of the Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies conference, hosted by USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
cagr, conference / Thursday, October 26, 2017
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research is proud to announce the publication of a new book entitled New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison, edited by Wolf Gruner and Steve Ross.
kristallnacht, conference, cagr2018, cagr / Saturday, November 30, 2019
Shortly after I saw Schindler’s List for the first time, I had an argument with my father about the value of such Hollywood blockbusters for teaching people about the Holocaust. We debated the following question: If Schindler’s List was the only source of information for people about the Holocaust would it perhaps be better if they did not see it at all? That is, is Schindler’s List better than nothing if what it shows is all you know about what happened to nearly six million Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe? My dad said (or shouted) yes, but I was unconvinced.
#TTIC14, conference, Schindler's List, op-eds / Sunday, December 1, 2013
The academic conference hosted by USC Shoah Foundation last week was an excellent opportunity for me to hear the personal stories of survivors alongside academic analysis of modern-day events and future challenges. I attended the keynote panel discussion and the final discussion on the future of testimony and genocide study.
rwanda, conference, holocaust, Holocaust Studies, op-eds / Tuesday, November 25, 2014