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Past Regional Institutes

Inaugural Regional Institute 2019
“Teaching the Holocaust in the Global Age”

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEFNU) and The Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes against Humanity at Western Washington University, were pleased to announce the first Regional Institute for the Study of the Holocaust. The inaugural Institute was held on the campus of Western Washington University, May 10-12, 2019.

The Institute focused on new topics in the field, cutting-edge research, and pedagogical practices. Like the Summer Institute, the Regional Institute brought outstanding scholars with expertise in particular topics and practices to serve as faculty and create an environment conducive to high-level learning and discussion.

The Inaugural Regional Institute was taught by leading scholars in History, Musicology, and German Studies. Topics centered on themes related to teaching the Holocaust in the global age with a particular emphasis on the following: Antisemitism, Holocaust Education across the Curriculum, Holocaust Memorialization in Europe, Musical Witness and Holocaust Representation, the Mediterranean Jewish Experience during the Holocaust, and Queer Theory and Gender. Faculty were: Professors Sandra Alfers, Sarah Cushman, Beth Griech-Polelle, Devin Naar, Amy Wlodarski, and Sarah Zarrow.

Please visit our website to learn more about The Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity (RWI) at Western Washington University. Back to top