Beyond the Era of the Witness: Testimony, Digital Media and the Afterlives of Holocaust Memory with Dr. Noah Shenker
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Virtual Event Via Zoom
The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies is presenting an online lecture hosted live from Australia by Dr. Noah Shenker. The lecture focuses on the developing changes that come with not having witnesses in the future to anchor representations with their living, moral authority and analyze new ways to preserve the afterlives of Holocaust survivors.
Shenker is the N. Milgrom and 6a Foundation senior lecturer in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Monash University’s Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation. Noah received his Ph.D. in critical studies in 2009 from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. His research and teaching traverse Jewish studies, Holocaust and genocide studies, cultural studies, and cinema and media studies.
This event is part of The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies programming for Yom HaShoah, the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day. For more information about joining or participating in that event, visit https://cas.appstate.edu/news/app-state-marks-yom-hashoah-readings-and-ceremony.
About the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies
Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies was founded in 2002 to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers and the community. Located administratively within the College of Arts and Sciences, the center seeks to strengthen tolerance, understanding and remembrance by increasing the knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust, and utilizing these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for human improvement and the prevention of further genocides. The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies is an associate institutional member of the Association of Jewish Studies, a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and a member of the North Carolina Consortium of Jewish Studies.