Creative Storytelling

Current Conflict Collections: How and Why USC Shoah Foundation is Collecting Testimony from Ongoing Conflicts

The young woman stares at me as I wait to press play on the video. Her eyes are dark and her lips are pursed. You can see a bit of her thick black hair which is matted beneath an off-white, or perhaps a light-pink scarf. It is hard to tell the exact color in the shadowed room.


Nearly 1,000 English Transcripts Added to Visual History Archive

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 5:00pm
​USC Shoah Foundation integrated the first 984 English-language transcripts into the Visual History Archive over the weekend – the first such update since ProQuest began working on transcribing testimonies as part of its partnership with USC Shoah Foundation last year.

"Research in Industrial Projects" Students Present Findings to USC Shoah Foundation Staff

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:00pm
Another group of talented students has completed their applied math research project as part of UCLA Institute for Applied Mathematics (IPAM)’s Research in Industrial Projects (RIPS) summer program, offering USC Shoah Foundation staff options for improving the functionality of the Visual History Archive

Chief Technology Officer Sam Gustman to Speak at Future of Storytelling Summit

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 5:00pm
One year after the Future of Storytelling Festival exhibited USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony, Gustman has been invited back to give a talk at the 2017 Future of Storytelling Summit on October 4-5.

Visual History Archive Update Includes Guest Login and New Testimonies

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 5:00pm
The Visual History Archive version was released today, adding a new feature for users and testimonies from two new experience groups.

USC Shoah Foundation Establishes Visual History Archive “Mirror Sites” Around the World

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 5:00pm
USC Shoah Foundation has established four “mirror sites” for the Visual History Archive, guaranteeing that a fully-functional Visual History Archive will exist in perpetuity outside its home at the University of Southern California.

Visual History Archive Workshops Around the World This Summer

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 5:00pm
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Wolf Gruner
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research staff will be traveling around the world this summer to host academic workshops about the Visual History Archive.

Visual History Archive Workshops Coming to Northeastern University, Keene State College and University of Pennsylvania

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:00pm
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.

Visual History Archive Update Adds Cambodian Genocide and Three Holocaust Collections

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 5:00pm
Three hundred and ninety-six testimonies were added to the Visual History Archive as part of the archive’s latest update on January 23, including new collections and features.

Increases in Visual History Archive Access Sites, IWitness Users and More in Institute’s Latest Stats Update

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 5:00pm
USC Shoah Foundation’s latest quarterly stats update shows remarkable gains in its testimony access and academic and educational outreach over the past year.