Lecture with Dr. Helga Thorson
The talk addresses:
- Why the memory of the Holocaust matters today and innovative educational initiatives that inspire students to remember the past in ways that help inform and shape the present and the future.
- The I-witness Field School, a 4-week university course on Holocaust memorialization in Europe
- The University of Victoria's newly implemented MA stream in Holocaust studies
- Other experiential, digital, and arts-based educational projects where students take "matters of memory" into their own hands.
Helga Thorson is the Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, University of Victoria, BC, Director of the I-witness Field School, co-founder of the research collective "The Future of Holocaust Memorialization: Confronting Racism, Antisemitism and Homophobia through Memory Work", and has received numerous teaching awards.
Free; registration required.
Generously sponsored in commemoration of Wolf Tenenbaum’s First Yahrzeit.
Sponsor: In commemoration of Wolf Tenenbaum’s First Yahrzeit