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Call for Applications: Summer Research Fellowships for USC Graduate Students and Faculty for Summer 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites research proposals from USC faculty members and graduate students for its Summer 2016 Research Fellowships. The fellowships provide $3,000 support for USC faculty and USC graduate students doing research focused on the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and/or other unique USC resources and collections during the summer of 2016.
cagr / Friday, January 29, 2016
In early January, four members of the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative visited the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research for a week of intensive discussion, research, experimentation, and collaboration.
cagr / Friday, January 29, 2016
PhD candidates, undergraduates and college faculty have the opportunity to research the Visual History Archive in five fellowships currently accepting applications at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
cagr, fellowship, research fellow, center for advanced genocide research, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research / Monday, February 1, 2016
A French-language testimony exhibit that first launched on the ENS Lyon campus last April has been published online.
france, emmanuel debono, ens lyon, Lyon France / Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Kiril Feferman, 2015-16 Fellow at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, concluded his four-month fellowship with a lecture Feb. 2 at USC about stories of religiously motivated survival and rescue in the occupied Soviet territories during World War II.
cagr, center fellow, wolf gruner / Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Parks’ story is insightful, inspiring and a powerful education tool for discussing racism, intolerance and the Civil Rights Movement. IWitness includes Parks’ story and many other voices and resources that you could use in your classroom. Discover five resources from IWitness for discussing Black History Month and Civil Rights with your students.
iwitness, education, resources, black history month, op-eds / Monday, February 1, 2016
Ambassador Irina Bokova, director general of UNESCO, will visit USC Shoah Foundation and participate in a public discussion/Q&A on Monday, February 8 at 11 a.m.
unesco, Stephen Smith / Thursday, February 4, 2016
Martin Šmok, USC Shoah Foundation’s senior international program consultant and regional consultant in Czech Republic, gave his first presentation at the U.S. Embassy in Prague on February 4.
Martin Smok, Prague, Czech Republic / Friday, February 5, 2016
How do we begin to remember the millions of victims of the biggest genocide in human history? How do we echo the gravity of the world’s loss to students? How do we work to create a meaningful moment that memorializes humankind’s greatest tragedy? In planning a Holocaust unit in conjunction with Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations, these are questions that were prevalent in our minds as we devised a memorial program that paid tribute while emphasizing the need for continued human rights education in classroom’s across the world.
Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, op-eds / Monday, February 8, 2016
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova Discusses Education and Preventing Extremism in Conversation with Stephen Smith
Bokova discussed the importance of human rights education in combating radical extremism around the world in a talk on February 8 in Leavey Library.
Stephen Smith, unesco / Monday, February 8, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness activity “Arrival at Auschwitz” was piloted in Ukraine last week with 15 students, many of whom had experienced being displaced themselves in the country’s 2014 unrest.
Ukraine, IWitness activity, anna lenchovska / Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Malach Center for Visual History in Prague Commemorates Six Years of Access to Visual History Archive
A diverse group of guests from NGOs, memory institutions and schools gathered in the heart of historical Prague at the Malach Center for Visual History at Charles University to commemorate its sixth anniversary as a full access site of the Visual History Archive.
Malach Center, Prague, Charles University, Sam Gustman / Wednesday, February 10, 2016
IWitness users looking for secondary source material can now use keywords to search "The Holocaust and Other Genocides: An Introduction," the first digital book to be integrated into the IWitness platform.
NIOD, iwitness / Thursday, February 11, 2016
The office of the Ukrainian ombudsman conducted a seminar for 30 teachers on the best practices of human rights education using USC Shoah Foundation’s multimedia teaching guide, Where Do Human Rights Begin: Lessons of History and Contemporary Approaches.
Ukraine / Friday, February 12, 2016
Happy Digital Learning Day! Led by Alliance for Excellent Education, the day is an effort to engage students and empower educators through effective use of digital tools. Educators, schools and organizations around the world will be sharing the power of using digital resources in the classroom.
iwitness, Digital Learning Day, Edtech, Digital Citizenship, Digital Resources, op-eds / Tuesday, February 16, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation provides some of the tools that educators can choose to use on this day, or any other day in their classroom.
iwitness / Tuesday, February 16, 2016
A photography exhibit that incorporates testimony from the Visual History Archive is now on display in Moscow following its debut in Prague last spring.
auschwitz album, russia, moscow, Martin Smok / Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Julia Werner, the 2015/2016 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellow, finished up her two-and-a-half week visit to USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research last Thursday with a talk, “Beyond the Pictorial Frame: Ghettoization of the Jews in Poland,” on her research.
Doug Greenberg, fellowship, cagr, center for advanced genocide research / Thursday, February 18, 2016
Students and scholars across Florida will soon be able to access The Florida Holocaust Museum’s digital collections of art, historical objects and first-person testimony.
florida, preserving the legacy / Friday, February 19, 2016
The fifth annual ucLADINO symposium at UCLA will include a panel featuring USC students who have utilized testimony in their research on the Ladino language.
ucla, ladino / Monday, February 22, 2016
Advanced standing PhD candidates have just five more days to apply for two fellowships at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
fellowship, Doug Greenberg, bob katz / Tuesday, February 23, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Regional Consultant Rob Hadley traveled to Cincinnati and Kentucky to lead IWitness workshops with teachers and students. It was the first time either school had been introduced to IWitness and both were deeply moved by the experience.
iwitness / Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Go behind the scenes of the IWitness Video Challenge in a new biweekly series. In the first installment, learn everything you need to know about entering this year's contest.
witness challenge, iwvc / Thursday, February 25, 2016
In the second installation in the series, get to know the hardworking staff in USC Shoah Foundation's Executive Office.
/ Friday, February 26, 2016
Students at the Ronald Lauder Jewish School in Prague debuted the short films they made using testimony from the Visual History Archive.
lauder, czech, Czech Republic, Prague, Martin Smok / Monday, February 29, 2016
Kiril Feferman, PhD, the 2015-2016 Center Fellow, gave a public lecture at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research focusing on the underresearched topic of the role of religion in influencing the behavior and decisions of Jews and non-Jews in the Nazi-occupied Soviet territories between 1941 and 1944.
cagr / Tuesday, March 1, 2016
IWitness is expanding its offerings for non-English speakers.
iwitness, czech, hungary, poland, Czech Republic, Monika Koszynska, Andrea Szőnyi, Martin Smok / Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Julia Werner, the 2015-2016 Greenberg Fellow, gave a public lecture at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research focusing on photographs of ghettoization of the Jewish population in Poland, which is part of her wider dissertation research project on photography in occupied Poland.
cagr / Tuesday, March 1, 2016
In her talk, Bothe shared her analysis of comments on USC Shoah Foundation's YouTube channel.
cagr, center for advanced genocide research, teaching fellowship, teaching fellow / Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Every once in a while, I have a moment when seemingly disconnected ideas collide in peculiar relief, bringing clarity and making sense – admittedly sometimes only to me. I had one of those days recently when I was looking at the calendar and realized that International Women’s Day on March 8 was approaching.
Women's History Month, International Women's Day, March 8, Grey Anatomy, testimony, Feminism, iwitness, op-eds / Wednesday, March 2, 2016