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Introducing the Visual History Archives: Workshops led by USC

University Room: David T. McGovern Grand Salon (C-104)
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 17:00 to Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:00

On Monday May 2nd (17h00 in C-104) and Tuesday May 3rd (10h00-12h00 in U-2), Emilie Garrigou-Kempton (USC) and Wolf Gruner (USC) will lead two workshops introducing faculty and students to the Visual History Archives and creative ways that the archives can be used in teaching and research. You are invited to attend either session, the content of the workshops will be the same. The workshop on May 2nd will be in English and on May 3rd in French. Using the USC Visual History Archives for Research and Teaching.

Following the workshop on Monday May 2nd (18h30 in C-104), Wolf Gruner, historian and director of the Center for Advanced Genocide Research at USC, will present his research on Jewish resistance during the Shoah, which draws extensively on the Visual History Archives. Defiance and Protest. Forgotten Individual Jewish Reactions to the Persecution in Nazi Germany.

Wolf Gruner

Wolf Gruner holds the Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies, is Professor of History at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles since 2008 and is the Founding Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research since 2014. He is a specialist in the history of the Holocaust and in comparative genocide studies. He received his PhD in History in 1994 from the Technical University Berlin as well as his Habilitation in 2006. He is the author of nine books on the Holocaust, among them “Jewish Forced Labor under the Nazis. Economic Needs and Nazi Racial Aims”, with Cambridge University Press (paperback 2008), as well as over 60 academic articles and book chapters. He is a member of the International Academic Advisory board of the Center for the Research on the Holocaust in Germany at Yad Vashem’s International Institute for Holocaust Research.

Emilie Garrigou-Kempton

Emilie Garrigou-Kempton is the Academic Relations and Outreach officer at the Center for Advanced Genocide Research. A native of France, Emilie Garrigou-Kempton received a B.A. and a M.A. in Philosophy from Bordeaux University and a M.A. in International Development from Lyons University. She worked for several international humanitarian agencies and was an ethics advisor for the Los Angeles Unified School District before obtaining her Ph.D. in French literature and gender studies at USC.