AUP graduation ceremony at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

Fall 2022 Cultural Program Study Trip

Warsaw, Treblinka & Otwock Study Trip

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 08:00 to Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 20:00


PY1091 Introduction to Memory Studies
CM1091 Memory Lab
CM3037 Museum as Medium

Visit sites of social and public memory, with particular attention to the public display and
representation of traumatic historical events within museums, memorials and monuments.
The trip to Warsaw, Treblinka and Otwock addresses issues of social construction and how
the processes of memorialization and “museumification” following mass atrocity create
possible sites of restorative justice and collective witnessing. The Shoah serves as the point
of reflection on how memory is materialized and put into social practice. Investigate
“history tourism” while exploring the meaning and the “lived experience” offered by
historical sites and museums for visitors. How is history told and displayed and to what
end? What effect do these representations (and preservations) have on the personal
meaning of history? Why are sites of destruction increasingly popular tourist destinations?
What does it mean to “bear witness” today?


Led by Professors Brian Schiff & Charles Talcott
Trip cost: 695€
(includes round-trip air transportation, hotel accommodations with breakfast, on-site transportation,
entrance fees, guided visits, professors’ trip costs, and VAT)

Last day to register/cancel: September 11 • Late cancelation fee: 695€
Payment for study trips must be made no later than September 23 for the Fall 2022 semester.
Any concerns in this regard should be addressed to the Cultural Program & Student Accounting Services.