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Inspired by the United States’ 2016 presidential campaign, IWitness has just published a new activity that draws on current events to enhance students’ skills in leadership, media literacy and using their voices responsibly on social media.
IWitness activity, after school matters, chicago / Tuesday, November 1, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research is calling for applications from advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates for its Spring 2017 Genocide Prevention Research Fellowship.
cagr, cfa, call for proposals / Wednesday, November 2, 2016
The Kristallnacht pogrom was a critical turning point on the path to genocide, and all of our #IWitnessChat participants agreed that using testimony is a meaningful way for students to understand and connect with the event. Hearing survivors’ detailed accounts of this night makes it much more accessible to students.
GAM, kristallnacht, iwitness, echoes and reflections, education. Holocaust, op-eds / Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Mellody and George will be honored for their steadfast commitment to dynamic and innovative humanitarian efforts, and their longtime support of USC Shoah Foundation. Harrison Ford will be one of the evening's special guests.
ambassadors for humanity, Steven Spielberg, george lucas / Thursday, November 3, 2016
On the heels of filming its first-ever Mandarin-language testimony last week, New Dimensions in Testimony added another language to its repertoire of genocide survivor interviews: Holocaust survivor Nimrod “Zigi” Ariav’s Hebrew-language testimony, filmed this week at USC Institute for Creative Technologies.
New Dimensions in Testimony, ndt / Friday, November 4, 2016
On last year’s Giving Tuesday, the USC Shoah Foundation community raised $7,000 to support programs and initiatives to help the Institute change the world through testimony. This November 29, USC Shoah Foundation is counting on you to help reach its goal of $10,000.
Begins With Me, Giving Tuesday / Monday, November 7, 2016
The archive was taken in 56 countries, 21 of which were in Central and South American. Ana is just one of the 1,352 who chose Spanish as their language of choice, while another 560 chose to speak Portuguese.
op-eds / Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Doctoral candidates can conduct research in the Visual History Archive through three endowed fellowships. The application deadline is December 15, 2016.
cagr, fellowship / Tuesday, November 8, 2016
The film, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, has already screened at film festivals across the country and won four awards.
cagr, Guatemala, Guatemalan Genocide / Wednesday, November 9, 2016
op-eds / Tuesday, November 8, 2016
IWitness now offers so many testimony clips and activities in multiple languages that new filters have been added to the Watch page and Activity Library to help users easily discover resources in their own language.
iwitness / Thursday, November 10, 2016
More than a year after the 2015 gala to honor that year’s chosen humanitarian for his leadership and corporate citizenry around education and community, the ties between USC Shoah Foundation and the Detroit community have never been stronger.
iwitness, iwitness detroit, detroit, ambassadors for humanity / Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Students in Budapest, Hungary, and Durham, North Carolina, are taking a joint online course this semester on archives, memory and human rights. And last month, that included an introductory session on the Visual History Archive that will help inform their class curriculum and projects.
ceu, central european university, duke university, Andrea Peto, Andrea Szőnyi / Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The contest aims to perpetuate in students the memory of the resistance and the deportation in France during the Holocaust so that they can draw inspiration from it and draw civic lessons from it in their lives today.
CNRD, french, france, iwitness / Thursday, November 17, 2016
Several months ago in my former senior high school class, students were introduced to the ideas of illiberalism. When discussing this issue, students are faced with how governments will apply laws and acts during times of crisis, as well as everyday life, that would limit or suspend civil liberties of any individual or group.
GAM, #BeginsWithMe, testimony, teaching, education, visual history archive, op-eds / Friday, November 18, 2016
The fourth museum installation of New Dimensions in Testimony kicked off last week at CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, Indiana. It will remain open to the public for the next three months.
ndt, New Dimensions in Testimony, eva kor, candles / Friday, November 18, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Czech regional consultant Martin Šmok will give a presentation about IWitness at the Terezín Memorial’s annual international seminar for educations Nov. 21-27, 2016.
Martin Smok, terezin, Theresienstadt, iwitness / Monday, November 21, 2016
A little over three months after staff finished indexing the Armenian Genocide Collection, work on creating English-language subtitles for the collection is progressing quickly, with subtitles for over 100 testimonies already completed.
Armenian Genocide, Armenian Genocide Testimony Collection / Tuesday, November 22, 2016
As educators, we are asked to help our students effectively process the outcome of our elections and the implications it may have in their communities. In doing so, we need to find ways to provide them a safe and supportive place to understand their changing roles.
#BeginsWithMe, #GivingTuesday, iwitness, education, 100 Days, op-eds / Monday, November 28, 2016
As fall meets winter, we find ourselves in the seasonal in-between – summer is gone and winter is not yet biting. Yet it is in the in-between that we find moments for appreciation with friends and family. We create these moments in the cycle of the seasons. I think about what it means to live in the in-between – in a place of ambiguity and uncertainty where we must negotiate both the successes and the struggles of daily life. Progress propels us forward, but sometimes it is a roller coaster rather than the smooth gradient we may wish for.
#BeginsWithMe, gratitude, #GivingTuesday, testimony, GAM, op-eds / Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The 54,000 voices of genocide survivors and eyewitnesses preserved in the Visual History Archive can inspire and guide us while we make the sometimes difficult choices to be tolerant, to become educated, to stand up and take action against the many wrongs in the world.
#BeginsWithMe, Giving Tuesday / Monday, November 28, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its 2017 International Conference “Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies” that will be co-sponsored by the USC Mellon Digital Humanities Program.
cagr / Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Facebook Live Broadcast for Giving Tuesday Features Holocaust Survivor Paula Lebovics and Junior Intern Gabriel Hackel
Two years since they first met, Paula and Gabriel talked about visiting Poland together, the importance of remembering the Holocaust and how young people can make a difference in a special Facebook Live broadcast.
Begins With Me, Giving Tuesday, Paula Lebovics, gabriel hacker, junior interns / Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Psychology students and professionals in Hungary attended two seminars this fall that inspired them to use IWitness in their teaching and learning.
hungary, Andrea Szőnyi / Wednesday, November 30, 2016
At this public panel organized by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, three international scholars presented about the evolution of Nazi camps, illuminating different types of camps and how the functions and purposes of camps changed, often serving multiple functions as external and internal conditions changed over time.
cagr / Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The Holocaust Geographies Collaborative made a return visit to the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research in November 2016 for two days to work together, present their continuing research that they shared at the conference, meet with Center staff, and plan next steps in their collaborative project.
cagr / Wednesday, November 30, 2016
From September 11 to September 14, 2016, the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide hosted the international conference "A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala."
cagr / Tuesday, November 1, 2016