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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
New Dimensions in Testimony has been a work of passion for USC Shoah Foundation since 2010. After years of development at the University of Southern California including with USC Institute for Creative Technologies and with content developer Conscience Display, the program is now reaching audiences in museums around the world.
Monday, December 11, 2017
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research offers fellowships to support USC undergraduate students, graduate students, and USC faculty in conducting summer research using testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and/or other unique USC collections and resources. This event features two of the Center's three Summer 2017 research fellows from a variety of disciplines who will share their research and reflect on the use and value of testimonies in their projects.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
On the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre today, the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall in Nanjing, China, debuted its permanent exhibition of New Dimensions in Testimony (NDT), USC Shoah Foundation’s interactive survivor testimony technology.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Iberoamericana University in Mexico City is the first university in Latin America to gain full access to the Visual History Archive.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
In a new quantitative study, USC Shoah Foundation will evaluate how teachers’ familiarity with IWitness impacts implementation and students’ learning outcomes.
Friday, December 1, 2017
The day after Thanksgiving, the New York Times published an article called “In America’s Heartland, the Nazi Sympathizer Next Door,” by Richard Fausset. It profiles Tony Hovater, a 29-year-old far-right extremist and Nazi sympathizer who lives in the suburbs of Dayton, Ohio.
Friday, December 8, 2017
Comcast Xfinity subscribers can watch the film on-demand as part of USC Shoah Foundation’s PastFORWARD broadcast through December 29.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Reflections on the recent conferences the USC Shoah Foundation hosted or participated in, and the ways in which these scholarly gatherings enrich the field of genocide studies and demonstrate the value of the Visual History Archive.
Friday, December 8, 2017
About a month after USC Shoah Foundation’s Intercollegiate Diversity Congress (IDC) Summit, Georgia College Student Government Association Senator Jessica Kleinman is still abuzz with ideas for positive change on her campus inspired by the Institute. And with testimony clips and other USC Shoah Foundation education resources at her ready, she’ll have abundant opportunities to make an impact.
Monday, December 4, 2017
Over 85 members of the Glendale, Calif. community attended a presentation organized by the Glendale Public Library on Oct. 26 about the Visual History Archive’s Armenian Genocide testimony collection and educational resources on IWitness.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its 2018-2019 International Teaching Fellowship that will provide support for university and college faculty to integrate testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) into new or existing courses.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation launched the first in a series of educational activities developed in partnership with the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU). The series incorporates testimony of Armenian Genocide survivors and their descendants with supplementary videos from AGBU WebTalks, and is available to students through the Institute’s award-winning educational website, IWitness.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Geraldien von Frijtag Drabbe Künzel, the 2017-2018 Center Research Fellow, gave a public lecture at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research focusing on the relations between Jews and non-Jews in the Netherlands just before, during, and just after the Holocaust. In the lecture, Professor von Frijtag presented some of the preliminary conclusions from her four-month residency conducting research with testimonies housed in the Visual History Archive.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
One feature of her research is examining the role of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive interviews in the construction of social memory of the Holocaust in the Soviet Jewish community and more widely in the post-Soviet society. During her month-long residency at the Center, Rebrova examined some of the USC Shoah Foundation’s institutional records about the selection, training, and methodology of interviewers in Russia.
Monday, December 11, 2017
A public lecture by Kathryn Brackney (PhD candidate in History, Yale University) 2017-2018 Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
With an audience of 75 participants, the webinar broke Echoes and Reflections’ record for most people registered and most attended.
Monday, December 11, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation launched one of its newest Polish-language IWitness activities with an ITeach professional development seminar at Ian Kasprowicz High School in Łódź, Poland last weekend.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
When asked where he gets his generosity of spirit, Mickey Shapiro, USC Shoah Foundation Board of Councilors member, credits his parents, Holocaust survivors Sara and Asa Shapiro, and the deep respect he has for their resilience and all they achieved.
Monday, December 18, 2017
“Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies” was the first international conference bringing the fields of digital humanities and genocide studies together. Organized by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and cosponsored by the USC Digital Humanities Program, the conference convened 23 scholars from all over the world — the United States, Germany, Poland, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Renowned anthropologist Alexander Hinton gave a public lecture at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research about his new book Man or Monster? The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer, which attempts to offer a deeper understanding of Comrade Duch, the notorious head of the S-21 prison, a notorious facility where between 12,000 and 20,000 people were detained, tortured, and ultimately murdered by the Khmer Rouge.