Seminars at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies strengthen teaching about the Holocaust at American institutions. Each year, the Center organizes three seminars to assist faculty members who are teaching or preparing university-level courses on the Holocaust. These seminars provide them with resource materials, model presentations on key issues, and suggested approaches for teaching difficult topics. Each focuses on a specific academic discipline or subject and is taught by leading figures in the field, and each seminar typically engages 20 faculty members. The Museum defrays the cost of accommodation and travel for all non-local participants and offers some opportunities to use the Museum’s extensive Library and Archives. The first seminar focusing on strengthening Holocaust teaching at the college and university levels was taught by Raul Hilberg in 1999.
The Center’s three seminars are the Curt C. and Else Silberman Seminar for Faculty, the Jack and Anita Hess Seminar for Faculty, and the Annual Seminar for Seminary and Religious Studies Faculty. Participants in the Center’s seminars are chosen competitively from a broad spectrum of college and university faculties. For a list of institutions with scholars who have participated in Center seminars, please visit the Institutional Representation page.
The Center is now accepting applications for the 2013 Jack and Anita Hess Seminar for Faculty, Teaching about the Holocaust: History, Memory, and Memorialization. For more information and application guidelines, please click here.
To receive future program announcements, please sign up for our mailing list.