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View as Web page (http://www.ushmm.org/email/2012/11/1110-CAHS-Calendar.htm) United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Upcoming Programs Wednesday, February 13, 7-8:30 p.m. 2013 J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Annual Lecture Understanding Local Genocide: A Galician Town in the Time of the Holocaust Helena Rubinstein Auditorium Tuesday-Wednesday, February 26-27 Symposium New Research and Resources on Children and the Holocaust Helena Rubinstein Auditorium Wednesday, March 13, 7-8:30 p.m. 2013 Ina Levine Annual Lecture Hitler's Path to Power Helena Rubinstein Auditorium Calls for Applications Summer Research Assistantships for Graduate Students June-August, 2013 Applications due January 15 2013 Annual Seminar for Seminary and Religious Studies Faculty The Overlooked Revolution: The Shift in Catholic Teaching on the Jews since Vatican II June 10-14, 2013 Applications due February 19 2013 Curt C. and Else Silberman Seminar for University Faculty Teaching about the Holocaust: Antisemitism, the Final Solution, Jewish Response, and Denial June 3-14, 2013 Applications due February 25 2012-13 Center Fellowships Awarded Emerging Scholars Program: Forthcoming Publications Albert Kaganovitch, University of Manitoba and 2009-2010 Matthew Family Fellow The Long Life and Swift Death of Jewish Rechitsa (University of Wisconsin Press 2013) Corry Guttstadt, University of Hamburg and 2008-09 Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow Turkey, the Jews, and the Holocaust (Cambridge University Press 2013) Center-Sponsored Publications about the Holocaust Jewish Responses to Persecution, Volume III, 1941-1942 By Jürgen Matthäus with Emil Kerenji, Jan Lambertz, and Leah Wolfson Center-Sponsored Journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies PROGRAM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 7-8:30 P.M. 2013 J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Annual Lecture Understanding Local Genocide: A Galician Town in the Time of the Holocaust Helena Rubinstein Auditorium Omer Bartov is the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History and professor of history and professor of German studies at Brown University. Considered one of the world's leading specialists on the subject of genocide, he is the author of seven books and the editor of three volumes. His most recent book, Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine (2007), examines the politics of memory in western Ukraine and removal of both the memory and the few material remains of Jewish culture there. He is currently writing a book titled The Voice of Your Brother's Blood: Buczacz, Biography of a Town. This lecture will describe and analyze the mass murder of the Jewish population of Buczacz, a small town in eastern Galicia, in 1941-44. Buczacz had been a multiethnic town for four centuries, inhabited by Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews. During the German occupation in World War II, about half of the Jewish residents were taken to extermination camps, while the other half were murdered in the town and its vicinity in what were often public acts of mass violence. The killings were accomplished with a great deal of local collaboration, especially by Ukrainian policemen and auxiliaries. In the latter part of the occupation, the Polish population was violently ethnically cleansed by Ukrainian nationalist militants. The lecture will investigate why this community of coexistence was transformed into a community of genocide; to what extent this was a common phenomenon at the time in eastern Europe; and what sources can be used to reconstruct the event and understand the motivations of the protagonists. The J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Senior Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship, endowed by the J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Charitable Trust, enables the Center to bring a distinguished scholar to the Museum each year to conduct innovative research about the Holocaust and to disseminate this work to the public. The scholar-in-residence also leads seminars, lectures at universities in the United States, and serves as a resource for the Museum, educators, students, and the general public. This lecture has been made possible through the generosity of the J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Charitable Trust. A reception follows the lecture. Reservations are requested. To attend this lecture, RSVP online at ushmm.org/events/shapirolecture2013 (http://www.ushmm.org/events/shapirolecture2013). SYMPOSIUM TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26-27 New Research and Resources on Children and the Holocaust Helena Rubinstein Auditorium Ten years after the first conference on this topic convened by the Center, this symposium explores the evolution of the study of children and the Holocaust. These presentations utilize new Museum resources to interrogate familiar subjects such as hiding and rescue, as well as probe new areas of research such as postwar identity; history and memory; and the challenges and opportunities presented by child survivor testimony itself. Susan Rubin Suleiman, C. Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University, will deliver the keynote address. For a full schedule, please visit ushmm.org/research/center. This program is made possible by the Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus Fund for the Study of the Fate and Rescue of Children. Reservations are requested. To attend this symposium, RSVP online at ushmm.org/events/childrensymposium2013 (http://www.ushmm.org/events/childrensymposium2013). 2013 INA LEVINE ANNUAL LECTURE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 7-8:30 p.m. Hitler's Path to Power Helena Rubinstein Auditorium Sybille Steinbacher is professor of contemporary history, comparative dictatorship, violence, and genocide studies at the Institute for Contemporary History at the University of Vienna, Austria. She served in the Department of Modern and Contemporary History at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany, from 2005 to 2010. She earned her Habilitation in 2010 at the Faculty of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, with venia legendi in modern and contemporary history, after which she was a visiting professor at the Fritz Bauer Institute for the History and Impact of the Holocaust at the Department of Philosophy and History of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Professor Steinbacher is the author of the book Auschwitz: A History (2006). Professor Steinbacher's lecture will focus on German society and its relationship to the Nazi movement during the years of Hitler's path to power. She will discuss the hopes and desires that the Nazis set free and ask how antisemitism became socially acceptable. The Ina Levine Invitational Scholar Award, endowed by the William S. and Ina Levine Foundation of Phoenix, Arizona, enables the Center to bring a distinguished scholar to the Museum each year to conduct innovative research on the Holocaust and to disseminate this work to the American public. This lecture has been made possible through the generosity of the William S. and Ina Levine Foundation. A reception follows the lecture. Reservations are requested. To attend this lecture, RSVP online at ushmm.org/events/levinelecture2013 (http://www.ushmm.org/events/levinelecture2013). CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Summer Research Assistantships for Graduate Students JUNE-AUGUST, 2013 Applications due January 15 The Center invites applications for the Summer Graduate Research Assistant program, designed for students accepted to or currently enrolled in a master's degree (MA) program or in their first year of a PhD program. Students who have completed more than one year of doctoral work will not be considered. The objective of this program is to acquaint promising MA and first-year PhD students with Holocaust Studies via participation in the broad range of scholarly and publicly available educational programs offered by the Museum during the summer months. Applications are welcome from students in all academic disciplines, including history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, psychology, sociology, geography, and others. Projects may include, but are not limited to: (1) conducting research on Holocaust-specific and Holocaust-relevant courses in the United States, including assisting with statistical assessments of the state of the field; (2) facilitating projects related to the International Tracing Service digital collection at the Museum; and (3) supporting the research, the annotation, the contextualization, and the editing required for advancing the Museum's Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945 (vols. 3-6) and the archival source series on Documenting Life and Destruction, especially for Jewish Responses to Persecution, 1933-1946 (vols. 4-5), and topical volumes, including The Holocaust in Hungary. In addition to each applicant's involvement in these projects, recipients will be expected to participate in a weekly training seminar led by Museum staff, introducing them to key subjects, essential tools, useful methods and approaches, as well as career opportunities in Holocaust research. Each recipient will meet with a staff mentor who will assign and review weekly tasks and project goals. Recipients will be expected to familiarize themselves with relevant topics through assigned readings and will be expected to actively engage with Center staff. Assistants will be required to be in residence at the Museum for 12 consecutive weeks, arriving on June 3, 2013 and departing on August 23, 2013. Awardees will receive a stipend of $2,500/month, as well as a stipend to offset the cost of direct, economy-class travel to and from Washington, DC. Local awardees will not receive a travel allowance. Applications and questions regarding this program should be addressed to Jo-Ellyn Decker, Visiting Scholar Programs, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024-2126; (fax: 202.479.9726; e-mail: SGRA@ushmm.org). For more information and for the full call for applications, please visit ushmm.org/research/center/fellowship/summergra (http://www.ushmm.org/research/center/fellowship/summergra). CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2013 Annual Seminar for Seminary and Religious Studies Faculty The Overlooked Revolution: The Shift in Catholic Teaching on the Jews since Vatican II JUNE 10-14, 2013 Applications due February 19 Designed for professors of all disciplines but particularly seminary and religious studies faculty, this seminar will explore the shift in Catholic thought on the Jews since 1965 resulting from the promulgation of the Vatican II declaration Nostra Aetate ("In Our Age"). The statement about the Jews in Nostra Aetate reversed and refuted ideas that went back to the Church's earliest days and grew out of deep theological reflection occasioned by witnessing the Holocaust. While the best-known images from Vatican II emphasize the deliberations of bishops, the actual intellectual impetus for the revolution came from the margins of the Church, specifically a small group of converts to Catholicism, many of them from Judaism. How did they succeed in making themselves heard in an institution that, to many, had seemed impervious to change? This seminar will examine the primary influences--historical, theological, and biographical--on this revolution in Catholic teaching. The seminar will be taught by John Connelly, professor of history at the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Connelly is the author of >From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews, 1933-1965 (2012) and Captive University: The Sovietization of East German, Czech and Polish Higher Education (2000), which won the 2001 George Beer Award of the American Historical Association; and co-editor of Universities Under Dictatorship (2005). His articles have appeared in Minerva, The Journal of Modern History, Slavic Review, The Nation, the London Review of Books, and Commonweal. Applications are due on February 19, 2013. For application guidelines, please visit ushmm.org/research/center/seminars/announcement.php?content=religion&year=2013 (http://www.ushmm.org/research/center/seminars/announcement.php?content=religion&year=2013). Please address inquiries and applications to Dr. Victoria Barnett, staff director, Committee on Church Relations and the Holocaust, University Programs, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at 202.488.0469 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This seminar is made possible by the Hoffberger Family Fund and by Joseph A. and Janeal Cannon and Family. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2013 Curt C. and Else Silberman Seminar for University Faculty Teaching about the Holocaust: Antisemitism, the Final Solution, Jewish Response, and Denial JUNE 3-14, 2013 Applications due February 25 Designed for college and university faculty from all disciplines who are teaching or preparing to teach Holocaust-related courses, this year's seminar will strengthen participants' backgrounds in Holocaust history and ensure a firm scholarly grounding for Holocaust courses. The seminar will consist of presentations on Holocaust history, participant-facilitated discussions on classroom teaching methods, and roundtable discussions on teaching strategies across multiple disciplines. Presentations and discussions will include an overview of Holocaust history and topics as well as new research findings to be incorporated into course syllabi. The seminar will be led by Christopher Browning, Frank Porter Graham Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Browning specializes in the history of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany. His research has focused on the decision-making process that launched the Final Solution and the motivation of perpetrators. Among his many influential monographs are Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland (1993); The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy (2007); and his most recent work, Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave Labor Camp (2010). Applications are due on February 25, 2013. For application guidelines, please visit ushmm.org/research/center/seminars/seminars.php?content=silberman (http://www.ushmm.org/research/center/seminars/seminars.php?content=silberman). Please address inquiries and applications to Dr. Dieter Kuntz, program officer, University Programs, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at 202.314.1779 or email@example.com. The Curt C. and Else Silberman Foundation endowed the Silberman Seminar for University Faculty in memory of Curt C. and Else Silberman. The Foundation supports programs in higher education that promote study of the Holocaust, and protect and strengthen Jewish values in democracy, human rights, ethical leadership, and cultural pluralism. EMERGING SCHOLARS PROGRAM Albert Kaganovitch, University of Manitoba and 2009-2010 Matthew Family Fellow The Long Life and Swift Death of Jewish Rechitsa University of Wisconsin Press 2013 Corry Guttstadt, University of Hamburg and 2008-09 Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow Turkey, the Jews, and the Holocaust Cambridge University Press 2013 CENTER-SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST Jewish Responses to Persecution, Volume III, 1941-1942 By Jürgen Matthäus with Emil Kerenji, Jan Lambertz, and Leah Wolfson Forthcoming Spring 2013 Published by AltaMira Press in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum This volume examines Jewish reactions in countries within and beyond the scope of Axis rule to the unfolding implementation of the Final Solution in Europe from the beginning of 1941 up to July 1942, when selections began in Auschwitz. Topics include hiding, resistance, rescue, and evasion, as well as deportations and reflections on the unfolding genocide. CENTER-SPONSORED JOURNAL Holocaust and Genocide Studies The Museum's scholarly journal is published three times a year by Oxford University Press. Under the editorship of American University Professor Richard D. Breitman, a member of the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, the journal is the major international, multidisciplinary forum for the publication of new scholarship on the Holocaust. Discounted subscriptions are available to students and Museum members. For more information, please visit hgs.oxfordjournals.org (http://hgs.oxfordjournals.org/). Highlights from Holocaust and Genocide Studies, vol. 26, no. 3, include: "Anne Frank in South Africa: Remembering the Holocaust During and After Apartheid," by Shirli Gilbert "Cash for Genocide? The Politics of Memory in the Herero Case for Reparations," by David Bargueño "Behind the Battle Lines: Italian Atrocities and the Persecution of Arabs, Berbers, and Jews in North Africa during World War II," by Patrick Bernhard "Nazi Propaganda toward French Muslim Prisoners of War," by Raffael Scheck STAFF Sara J. Bloomfield, Museum Director Paul A. Shapiro, Director, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Robert M. Ehrenreich, Director, University Programs PROGRAM INFORMATION So we may ensure sufficient space, please register online at the web address provided after each program description. For additional information, visit our website at http://www.ushmm.org/research/center. If you have questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. All programs are free and, unless otherwise noted, held at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024-2126. Street parking is limited. Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation. Metro: Orange or Blue line, Smithsonian Station, Independence Avenue exit. Please use the Museum's Raoul Wallenberg Place entrance after 5:30 p.m. Audio/video recording and flash photography are not permitted.