US Holocaust Memorial Museum Faculty Seminar: DH and the Holocaust

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 12:00am to Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:00am


June 5–16, 2017
Applications due March 24, 2017

The Mandel Center announces the 2017 Curt C. and Else Silberman Seminar for Faculty. This year’s seminar will explore how Digital Humanities offers new opportunities for students and faculty to teach and learn about the Holocaust and its representation. Digital Humanities integrates digital tools into the work of analyzing and representing this past. Mapping, data visualization, and text analysis invite new modes of thinking about the experiences of Jews during the Final Solution as well as the way survivors have remembered and commemorated this past over the course of the last 75 years. 

Participants will learn how to use a number of digital tools, assemble a variety of sources (in English) for classroom use, and develop strategies to incorporate these materials in different types of undergraduate courses. The seminar will be led by Rachel Deblinger, Director, Digital Scholarship Commons at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Paul Jaskot, Professor in the History of Art & Architecture Department and Director of Studio CHI (Computing/Humanities Interface), DePaul University.

Seminar applicants must be teaching at accredited, baccalaureate-awarding institutions in North America. Applications and supporting materials must be received by March 24. Applications can be sent to To view the full call for applications and eligibility requirements please visit Decisions will be announced in mid-April.

Please direct inquiries to Kierra Crago-Schneider, PhD, program officer, at



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, protect, and strengthen Jewish values in democracy, human rights, ethical leadership, and cultural pluralism.


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