APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE INAUGURAL REGIONAL INSTITUTE “TEACHING THE HOLOCAUST IN THE GLOBAL AGE.”
We are pleased to partner with The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEF of NU) for our first faculty symposium, which will be held on the campus of Western Washington University, May 10-12, 2019.
HEF of NU is dedicated to advancing Holocaust education at the university level around the country and around the world. For 23 years, HEF of NU has offered a two-week Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization. The Regional Holocaust Institute offers an opportunity for scholars new to HEF of NU, as well as those who have previously attended the Summer Institute, to expand their knowledge of the Holocaust. The Institute will focus on new topics in the field, cutting-edge research, and pedagogical practices. Like the Summer Institute, the Regional Institute brings outstanding scholars with expertise in particular topics and practices to serve as faculty and create an environment conducive to high-level learning and discussion.
Established in 2016, The Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity at Western Washington University advances knowledge about the Holocaust and genocide, including ethnic and religious conflict as well as attendant human rights abuses. A leading public comprehensive university in the Pacific Northwest, WWU is located in the coastal town of Bellingham, Washington.
The HEF Inaugural Regional Institute “Teaching the Holocaust in the Global Age” is taught by leading scholars in History, Musicology, and German Studies. Topics center on themes related to teaching the Holocaust in the global age with a particular emphasis on the following: Antisemitism, Holocaust Education across the Curriculum, Holocaust Memorialization in Europe, Musical Witness and Holocaust Representation, the Mediterranean Jewish Experience during the Holocaust, and Queer Theory and Gender. Faculty are: Professors Sandra Alfers, Sarah Cushman, Martina Cucchiara, Devin Naar, Amy Wlodarski, and Sarah Ellen Zarrow. Please visit the tab “Program Schedule” for detailed information. Faculty from the Northwest region of the United States (Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington) or the Southwest region of Canada (British Columbia, Alberta) who currently teach about the Holocaust or who plan to create a course about the Holocaust within two years of the Institute are particularly encouraged to apply for a fellowship. Please see the tab “Application Information” for instructions and submit materials by January 15, 2019.