2016 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar
After the Holocaust: Teaching the Post-War World
January 4-8, 2016
Applications due October 30, 2015
The Mandel Center announces the 2016 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar on the complex history of the postwar world. Most courses in Holocaust studies end with liberation in 1945 with only passing reference to the long shadow thrown by the Holocaust on the postwar world. Faculty and students are also very interested in the aftermath, however, including the problems of survival; the political wrangling over displaced persons; the integration of the experience of soldiers and evacuees into the history; the issues of postwar justice and restitution; and the challenge of representation for future generations. This seminar will explore how these issues were confronted (and not confronted) in post-war Europe, the US, and Palestine/Israel, based on the growing literature in these fields. In addition to lecture and discussion, the seminar will devote time to specific pedagogical strategies concerning these issues.
The seminar will be led by Michael Berkowitz, Professor of Modern Jewish History at University College London, and Norman J.W. Goda, the Norman and Irma Braman Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Florida.
Applications and supporting materials must be received by October 30, 2015. Applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For complete competition guidelines and eligibility requirements please visit http://www.ushmm.org/research/competitive-academic-programs/faculty-semi.... Decisions will be announced in mid-November 2015.
Please direct inquiries to Leah Wolfson, senior program officer, University Programs, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, at email@example.com.
This seminar is endowed by Edward and David Hess in memory of their parents, Jack and Anita Hess, who believed passionately in the power of education to overcome racial and religious prejudice.
Leah Wolfson, PhD Senior Program Officer, University Programs 202.314.1760
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW Washington DC 20024-2126