The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announces a seminar for college/university faculty members in the social sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, etc.) who are teaching or preparing to teach Holocaust-related courses. The objectives of the seminar are to strengthen participantsí background in Holocaust history; examine recent developments in Holocaust-based research in the social sciences; and review approaches for incorporating Holocaust history into college/university-level teaching.
The seminar will be conducted from June 8Ė17, 2005 at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. Candidates must be faculty members in social science departments at accredited, baccalaureate-awarding institutions in North America. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a statement of the candidateís specific interest in attending the seminar, and a supporting letter from a departmental chair or dean that addresses the candidateís qualifications and the institutionís commitment to Holocaust-related education. Syllabi should also be included of any Holocaust-based courses that the candidate may have taught. All syllabi will be distributed at the seminar to facilitate a discussion of Holocaust pedagogy.
Admission will be decided without regard to the age, gender, race, creed, or national origin of the candidate. A maximum of twenty applicants will be accepted. The Center will defray the cost of (1) direct travel to and from the participantís home institution and Washington, DC, and (2) lodging for non-local participants for the duration of the seminar. Incidental and meal expenses must be defrayed by the candidates or their respective institutions. All participants must attend the entire seminar from June 8 to 17.
The seminar will consist of lectures on the history of the Holocaust, focusing on both perpetrators and victims; participant-facilitated discussions on Holocaust-based research in the social sciences; and roundtable discussions of effective strategies for integrating Holocaust history into social science courses. Discussions will include such topics as individual/collective trauma, perpetrator-victim-bystander studies, inter-ethnic relations, comparative violence/genocide, gender roles, and the influence of antisemitism.
Participants will also be introduced to the Museumís extensive archival (an Archival Guide is available at (www.ushmm.org/research/center/archguide/) and library holdings, as well as to the Museumís other teaching resources and research collections. Participants interested in pursuing individual projects at the Museum may remain with Museum support through the following Tuesday, June 21, 2005.
The seminar leaders will be Christopher Browning, Frank Porter Graham Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and member, United States Holocaust Memorial Councilís Academic Committee; James Waller, Edward B. Lindaman Chair and Professor of Psychology at Whitworth College; and Dr. Jane Caplan, University Lecturer in Modern History and Fellow of St. Antonyís College, University of Oxford.
Applications must be postmarked no later than April 8, 2005 and sent to: University Programs, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024 Ė 2150 (Fax: 202-479-9726, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Candidates will be notified of the results of the application process by April 29, 2005.
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