CFA: USHMM In-Person Faculty Seminar: Religious Approaches to Understanding Rescue During the Holocaust, May 30 - June 2, 2023. (deadline March 10, 2023)

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The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announces the call for applications for the 2023 Annual Faculty Seminar on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust entitled “Religious Approaches to Understanding Rescue During the Holocaust.” This year’s in-person seminar will explore the religious dimensions of rescue during the Holocaust and the historiographical development of the study of rescue. The seminar will explore best practices for how to teach this material in higher education settings and how to address complex dynamics, such as baptism, conversion, antisemitism, the return of children after the war, and the relationship between Christian rescue and Christian complicity.

Seminar Leaders:

The seminar will be led by Dr. Joanna Sliwa, Historian at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) and Dr. Rebecca Carter-Chand, Director, Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 

Seminar Format: 

The seminar will include in-person, virtual, and asynchronous elements. We will begin with a virtual session in late May (date TBD), followed by four days in-person at the Museum: Tuesday, May 30–Friday, June 2, 2023. A follow-up virtual session will be scheduled for Fall 2023. Additional asynchronous activities will include independent readings, videos, and online forums. 

Eligibility: 

Applications are welcome from professors, college instructors (including those in part-time or adjunct positions), and advanced doctoral students who are currently teaching or preparing to teach courses that could potentially integrate the Holocaust and related topics into their lectures, assignments, activities, or campus events (teaching an entire course on the Holocaust is not required). We welcome applicants from any religious tradition or denominational affiliation. Clergy and religious professionals who are engaged in adult education or part-time teaching will be considered. Faculty based at institutions outside North America will also be considered if they meet the criteria above. Any additional questions can be directed to Julia Liden, Program Coordinator, jliden@ushmm.org 

Applications must be submitted by March 10th. Letters of support may be uploaded electronically or sent directly to Julia Liden, Program Coordinator, at jliden@ushmm.org. Full CfA and application can be found on our website

This workshop is made possible by the Hoffberger Family Fund and by Joseph A. and Janeal Cannon and Family.