Monday, August 28, 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 421
In collaboration with the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and The Center for Academic Excellence, Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies will be offering a special workshop to provide the campus community with information on how to utilize the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive to enhance your teaching, learning, and research endeavors. Participants will have full access to the Foundation’s Visual History Archive that contains over 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and other eyewitnesses of the Holocaust and other twentieth-century genocides. The workshop will take place from 12:00pm-2:00pm in Room 421, of Belk Library and Information Commons. Click here to sign up for the workshop.
At 7:00 pm on Monday, August 28, Dr. Jared McBride (UCLA), a Holocaust scholar who specializes in the regions of Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe, will give a talk on "Of course, they were Neighbors": Testimony, Archives and the Holocaust in Ukraine. A recipient of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s Douglas and Margee Greenberg Research Fellowship, McBride will also offer a lunch-time workshop on how to use the Foundation’s Visual History Archive in research and teaching (co-organized with USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research). The talk will take place at Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114.
From September 12 until October 3, the traveling exhibition "Jewish Life in Germany Today" will be on display on the first floor of Plemmons Student Union on 263 Locust Street on the ASU campus. It brings together a cacophony of voices from Jews in the Berlin Republic, ranging from Michael Blumenthal, the Founding Director of the Jewish Museum in Berlin, to Adriana Altaras, an actor and stage director, who was involved in interviewing survivors for the Shoah Foundation.
Prof. Konrad H. Jarausch, the Lurcy Professor of European Civilization at UNC-Chapel Hill, will give an evening lecture on twentieth-century biographies of German Jews. His talk will also serve as a keynote address for the "Jewish Life in Germany Today" exhibition that will be on display at Plemmons Student Union. The date and time will be announced at a later time.
On September 25, the Center welcomes Prof. Till van Rahden, the incumbent of the Canada Research Chair in German and European Studies at the Université de Montréal, Canada, to ASU. Prof. van Rahden will give an evening lecture entitled “History in the House of the Hangman: How Postwar Germany Became a Key Site for the Study of Jewish History” at 7:00 pm at Plemmons Student Union (free and open to the public). His work on rebuilding democracy in West Germany after the Nazi dictatorship and genocide will also be at the center of the Center’s next lunch colloquium at 12:00 noon on September 25 (RSVP required). His visit takes place in conjunction with the "Jewish Life in Germany Today" exhibition at Plemmons Student Union.