Dr. Brian E. Crim, associate professor of history, has been selected to participate in a residential seminar at the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. January 5-9, 2015. A maximum of 20 scholars are accepted.
The Jack and Anita Hess Seminar is an extremely competitive program in which scholars from the US and Europe share ideas and interact with leading scholars on a special topic. The seminar is entitled “Using Film and Media to Teach About the Holocaust.”
Dr. Crim was chosen because of his record of scholarship, which includes a recent book, Antisemitism in the German Military Community and the Jewish Response, 1914-1938. He also plans to teach a Holocaust film class for LC’s Westover Program in the spring of 2016.
The 2015 Hess Seminar will explore the use of film and media to teach about the Holocaust in the university classroom. Representation of the Holocaust in film will be analyzed from its evolution during the early postwar period until today, ranging from documentary productions to feature films and television. The seminar will explore the intent, form, content, and utility — as well as change and continuity — of this form of Holocaust representation.
The seminar will be led by Stuart Liebman, media studies professor emeritus, Queens College, City University of New York; and Steven Carr, associate professor of communication, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana.