The Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies is pleased to announce the 2013 Hess Faculty Seminar for college and university faculty who are teaching or preparing to teach Holocaust or Holocaust-related courses. The 2013 seminar examines the history, memory, and memorialization of the Holocaust by analyzing the intent, form, content, and context—as well as change and continuity—of Holocaust representation. Designed for faculty of all disciplines, the seminar will be held at the Museum from January 7–11, 2013, and will be led by James E. Young, Distinguished University Professor in English and Judaic Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and founding director of its Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies. Daily sessions explore Holocaust remembrance, and the construction of memory in literature and visual representation, by surveying memorialization and educational efforts at sites of destruction, at monuments, and in museums.
Applications due: October 29, 2012
Dieter Kuntz, Ph.D. Program Officer
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies—University Programs
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW Washington DC 20024-2126
Visit the website at http://www.ushmm.org/research/center/seminars/announcement.php?content=hess&year=2013