This talk by Dr Noah Shenker provides a comparative analysis of Holocaust testimony archives, calling attention to the myriad ways that audiovisual testimonies, especially those of the Shoah, are shaped by the institutional histories and practices of archival repositories.
Noah Shenker is the 6a Foundation Lecturer in Holocaust and Genocide Studies within the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash University.
In 2009 he received a Ph.D. in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, completing his dissertation Embodied Memory: The Formation of Archived Audiovisual Holocaust Testimony in the United States.
During his doctoral studies he was the recipient of various fellowships including the Charles H. Revson Fellowship for Archival Research at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.
From 2009 to 2012 he was a postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where he taught courses on Holocaust representation, global cinema, and Holocaust historiography.
ACJC Online Lectures can be found here on the Monash website. You can listen to…
Life in the Warsaw Ghetto, A Public Lecture by Paweł Śpiewak, Director of the Warsaw Jewish Historical Institute (Sunday 2 June, 6pm H116)
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Menachem Begin’s Legacy and Israel’s Future, Monash Israel Oration by Daniel Gordis (Tuesday 4 June, 7.30pm H116)
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Jews and Christians in Dialogue, Public Lecture on Interreligious Relations by Amy-Jill Levine (Sunday 19 May, 7.30pm H116)
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Ending Mass Atrocities in the 21st Century, Monash Wallenberg Oration by Simon Adams (Thursday 28 Feb, 7.30pm, H116)
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Yiddish in the Aftermath: Reading Archival Sources on the Holocaust, Public Lecture by Karen Auerbach (Semester 1 Series,Thursday 21 March, 7.30pm H116)
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Sender Burstin: Yiddish Melbourne Observed, Booklaunch (Sunday 28 April, 3.30pm, H116)
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Rehabilitating the Child: The Buchenwald Boys in Postwar France, Public Lecture by Daniella Doron (Semester 1 Series, Thursday 11 April, 7.30pm H116)
This talk will examine the rehabilitation efforts that surrounded a group of 500 teenage Holocaust…
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The Alliance Israelite Universelle and Jewish Emancipation, Public Lecture by Jay Winter (Semester 1 Series, Thursday 18 April, 7.30pm H116)
Now 150 years old, the Alliance has been and remains a unique secular and non-political expression…
The Holocaust and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Public Lecture by Jay Winter (Monday 22 April, 6.15pm Wheeler Centre)
The passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December 1948 was the last act…