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Thursday, January 31, 2019
In this lecture, 2018 Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellow Virginia Bullington will reflect on research she conducted last summer at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research analyzing how testimonies from the Armenian, Guatemalan and Rwandan genocides regarding sexual violence are constructed by interviewees, and how these narratives influence and are influenced by contemporary concepts of gender in those societies post-conflict.
Friday, February 22, 2019
In this lecture, Lukas Meissel (PhD candidate, Haifa University, and 2018-2019 Greenberg Research Fellow) presents the preliminary findings of his dissertation research about photographic practices in concentration camps, specifically photos taken by SS men, to argue that the SS photographs were used to create a specific visual narrative of the concentration camps that excludes significant aspects of the camps’ reality.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Armenian Genocide survivor Robert Gajar was on a death march down a mountain trail when he was left behind because his belongings kept sliding off his donkey. On the way down he witnessed the murder of a man by Ottoman Turks.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
In this lecture, Professor Akçam (Clark University) explores how his latest research proves the authenticity of the existing documents with killing orders.
Monday, April 8, 2019
In this lecture, Hovannisian discusses the origins and development of his course at UCLA on Armenian oral history, as well as the uses and potential misuses of oral testimony. His former students Lorna Touryan Miller, Tamar Mashigian and Salpi Ghazarian share their own impressions and experiences in adding to the collection. 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
In this lecture, Gabór Tóth discusses the ways text and data mining technology has helped to recover fragments of the lost experiences of murdered Holocaust victims out of oral history interviews with survivors.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Utilizing memoirs and interviews completed in the last thirty years, Danielle Willard-Kyle's lecture examines the afterlives of the Italian Jewish DP camps, both as physical places still today and as spaces in personal memory. Danielle Willard-Kyle is a PhD candidate in the History Department at Rutgers University where she holds the Steven Spielberg Endowment for Jewish Studies and the Memory of the Shoah Special Doctoral Fellowship.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
In this lecture, Professor Kaplan traces the origins of Holocaust research on gender issues, which began in the 1980s, and offers further areas of exploration for scholarship.
Friday, May 3, 2019
In his lecture at the Durban Holocaust & Genocide Centre, USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith will discuss Holocaust studies and new methods of collecting survivor testimony, such as Dimensions in Testimony.  
Friday, May 3, 2019
At the Cape Town Holocaust Centre, Dr. Stephen Smith, the Finci-Viterbi Endowed Executive Director of USC Shoah Foundation, will give a glimpse of the cutting-edge technology developed by USC Shoah Foundation.    
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
In this lecture, Bieke Van Camp presents some of the findings of her ongoing doctoral research on social interaction and group survival strategies in the Nazi concentration and extermination camps.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
This lecture offers an examination of pro-state paramilitary violence in the Syrian conflict.
Friday, November 15, 2019
In this lecture, 2019 Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellow Anna Lee discusses the commonalities she discovered in narratives that span decades and continents, as survivors talk about the trauma inflicted on them and the intrusion and violation of safe, protected spaces. She examines the diverse forms of activism described by these survivors and the ways they have employed activism to come to terms with and heal from their traumatic experiences.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
In this talk, Ayşenur Korkmaz explores how the survivors and their descendants reflect on their ‘place of origin’ and ex-social networks in the former Ottoman Empire. What did or does ‘home’ and ‘homeland’ mean to them when it no longer exists in the way that they imagine(d)?

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