UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
2006 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar
For Faculty Teaching the Holocaust at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
January 4-10, 2006
The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announces the 2006 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar. This year's seminar is designed for professors at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) teaching or preparing a Holocaust-related course or planning to expand a current course to include a significant Holocaust-related component.
The seminar will comprise daily thematic sessions covering such topics as Holocaust history and racial theory; Jews and other victims of the Nazis; the Black experience in Nazi Germany; the history of race in the United States; colonialism and racism; the minority experience as outsider or “other;” the impact on families and family dynamics; the issue of property and restitution; Black-Jewish relations; and memory of the Holocaust and memory of slavery and the slave trade. Small group discussions, chaired by peer leaders, will also be held on how to effectively integrate these issues and topics into specific courses taught at HBCUs.
The seminar will be team-taught by Dr. Mary Coleman, Professor of Political Science, Jackson State University; and Dr. Alan Steinweis, Rosenberg Associate Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Applicants must be faculty members of an HBCU. Applications should include a CV, a statement of interest describing specific plans to make use of knowledge acquired in the seminar, and a supporting letter from a department chair or dean addressing the applicant’s qualifications and the institution’s commitment to Holocaust-related teaching and research. If the candidate has already taught a course with a Holocaust-related component, a course syllabus should also be included.
The Center will fund:
(1) direct travel to and from the participant’s home institution and Washington, DC;
(2) lodging for non-local participants for the duration of the course;
(3) incidental and meal expenses of $300;
(4) a book allowance of $100 for use in the Museum’s bookstore; and
(5) required reading materials.
All participants must attend the entire course.
The application deadline is Monday, October 10, 2005.
This seminar has been 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.
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