Visual History Archive Workshops Coming to Northeastern University, Keene State College and University of Pennsylvania
The workshop will cover the history of the archive, strategies for searching the testimonies, and examples of how the VHA has been used in classroom teaching.
cagr, vha, visual history archive / Tuesday, March 21, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research Director Wolf Gruner will give a workshop on how to use the Visual History Archive at Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies on Wednesday, September 13 at 4 p.m.
cagr, vha, proquest, workshop / Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Iberoamericana University in Mexico City is the first university in Latin America to gain full access to the Visual History Archive.
cagr, vha, vhap / Thursday, December 7, 2017
First Visual History Archive site in Africa opens in Rwanda along with the launch of the world's first IWitness classroom
The additions will enable the people of Rwanda, who are still dealing with the aftermath of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis that left as many as 1 million people murdered over the course of 100 days, to connect with people from the past who shared similar experiences.
rwanda, kigali genocide memorial, vha / Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Pictured: Holocaust survivor Elly Gotz who gave his testimony to the Azrieli Foundation in 2018. His interview is one of 31 new testimonies from the Azrieli Foundation that have been indexed and catalogued in the Visual History Archive. This week’s semi-annual VHA release adds 128 new testimonies to the 55,000-strong collection. All the updated testimonies are available at 163 access sites worldwide.
Azrieli Foundation, vha, Rohingya, holocaust, rwanda, armenia / Thursday, April 9, 2020
The ties between Cornell University and USC Shoah Foundation are many, and now, they are permanent: The Cornell University Library has acquired access to the Visual History Archive in perpetuity. Cornell University became the 52nd site to provide full access to the archive on an annual basis in November 2015, and the impact on research and education has been significant. This impact can now continue for generations to come, as the witnesses who gave testimony had hoped.
cornell, vha / Thursday, May 21, 2020
USC Shoah Foundation has granted the Istituto Centrale per i beni sonori ed audiovisivi headquarters in Rome full remote access to its Visual History Archive.
central institute, instituto centrale, kim simon, vha, access site, rome, visual history archive / Friday, June 7, 2013
Holocaust survivors from the Bay Area of California who have shared their experiences on video, and in numerous in-person appearances, were recognized for their contributions at a ceremony in San Francisco on June 9, 2013.
Stephen Smith, JFCS, San Francisco, visual history archive, vha / Monday, June 10, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation and the Armenian Film Foundation have announced a new joint goal: By the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in 2015, they will integrate into the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive the more than 400 interviews of survivors of the genocide that were filmed by the late Dr. J.
Armenian, Hagopian, collection, expansion, vha, archive / Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi Genocide added to USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive have resulted in 500 new search terms for the archive’s indexing system. The index is a controlled vocabulary of more than 50,000 terms that make up the Shoah Foundation’s Thesaurus and that allow detailed searching of the testimonies in the archive.
rwandan, collection, indexing, vha, archive, thesaurus / Thursday, June 20, 2013
Professor Andrea Pető of Central European University in Budapest has written an article about how to use USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive in teaching students at the graduate level. The piece appears as a chapter in the seventh volume of Jewish Studies at the Central European University edited by András Kovács and Michael Laurence Miller.
publication, Andrea Peto, ceu, central european university, education, archive, vha / Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Four applied mathematics undergraduate students are dedicating their summer to a major research project for the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education.
ucla, ipam, mathematics, vha, archive, research, rips / Thursday, July 18, 2013
The Jewish Museum in Prague has teamed with USC Shoah Foundation to provide a new testimony-based lesson plan for teachers in the Czech Republic. The lesson, “International Committee of the Red Cross and Terezín,” is about the Terezín ghetto and its use as a source of Nazi propaganda in a 1944 International Red Cross report.
lesson, terezin, Theresienstadt, ghetto, education, red cross, Jewish Museum, Prague, Maurice Rossel, vha / Wednesday, August 7, 2013
The Institute has updated its Visual History Archive (VHA), which now integrates Google Maps for a new way to search the testimonies.
vha, visual history archive, google, geographic search / Thursday, January 24, 2013
For the sixth time, the Freie Universität Berlin will offer a free summer course for international and visiting scholars about USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive. This summer, the topic of the course is memories of the Nazis’ forced laborers.
freie universität berlin, vha, visual history archive / Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Doug Ballman, manager of external relations of the online archive at USC Shoah Foundation, paid a visit to North Carolina’s three Visual History Archive access sites earlier this month to receive feedback from librarians and give public presentations about the archive.
vha, visual history archive, north carolina / Wednesday, April 15, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation has added 132 testimonies to its Visual History Archive. These firsthand accounts of mass atrocities spanning more than 100 years are now available to researchers, educators, family members, and the public.
vha, collections, Armenian Genocide, rwanda / Monday, May 17, 2021