The Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education of North Carolina 
Holocaust Speakers Bureau 

Workshops, Seminars & Webinars

Riga Forum 2017: Holocaust Museums and Memorial Sites in Post-Communist Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

September 4 – 6, 2017 Riga, Latvia

For more information please email: rigaconference2017@gmail.com, put “FORUM” in the subject line. Application deadline May 1st, 2017. Click here for the Riga Forum registration form. 

Advanced Holocaust Educators Conference

June 25 – 26, 2017

Benedictine Retreat Center, Schuyler, NE 

This conference will feature guest speakers, and will include a variety of advanced topics related to the Holocaust. We are excited to host teachers from across the state who have already received some Holocaust education training and have implemented it in the classroom. Come together to further study and share your experiences, resources, and best practices with others!

For more information and to register: www.ihene.org

2017 Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators

July 19 -25, 2017
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC

This annual conference is intended for secondary school, community college, and university educators with less than five years of experience teaching about the Holocaust. Educators with more experience are also invited to attend. There are two tracks, one for English/language arts teachers (July 19–21) and one for social studies/history educators (July 23–25). Participants will work closely with Museum staff, historians, and expert educators; have exclusive access to Museum exhibitions when the Museum is closed to the public; obtain lesson plans that focus on teaching diverse audiences and the relevance of the Holocaust today; and network with educators from around the country. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and it ends on June 15. Participants are responsible for their transportation to and accommodations in Washington, DC. A limited number of scholarships are available to offset travel costs. There is no fee to attend the conference.

For more information: www.ushmm.org/online/calendar/eventDetails.php?event=NALIHEBELFER0717 

The Holocaust, Memory and Historical Methodology

Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, UNC
JWST697 Capstone Course, Spring 2017, Thursdays at 2:00pm–4:45pm, Instructor: Professor Karen Auerbach

This seminar will familiarize students with classic works of Holocaust historiography as well as with newer works that challenge old interpretations and methodologies. We will investigate debates about the origins and historicization of the Holocaust; the role of Hitler in decision-making and the Nazi bureaucracy; the development of antisemitism; the uses of sources, from archival documents to victim testimony; theories of genocide and colonialism; comparative genocide; memory and the “myth of silence”; and other themes. Readings will ask how historians can write a narrative reconstruction of events while “probing the limits of representation,” in the words of Saul Friedländer.

See the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies for details.

World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants and Generations of the Shoah International (GSI) Survivors and Families Meet in Jerusalem

November 5 – 8, 2017
Dan Hotel, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel

For more information please see: www.holocaustchild.org/ 

Bringing Contemporary Current Issues into the Classroom: Fake News, Human Trafficking, Religious Intolerance, Growing anti-Semitism, Racism and Bias Crimes

June 8, 2017 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Mercer County Community College Conference Center, West Windsor, NJ  

For more information and to register: www.state.nj.us/education/holocaust/programs/workshops/060817Conf.pdf 

Dark Tourism Sites Related to the Holocaust, the Nazi Past, and World War II: Visitation and Practice

June 28 – July 1, 2017
Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, United Kingdom

For more information, email: eanthony@ushmm.org 

Gumpert Teachers' Workshop
The Exploitation of Women in Genocide: How to Bring a Delicate Subject into the Classroom

May 17, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ

For more information, see the Gumpert Teachers' Workshop website.

War and Sexual Violence: Weapon, Strategy or Unfortunate By-Product of War

May 17, 2017 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
George P Luciano Center, Cumberland County College, Vineland NJ

For more information, see: www.state.nj.us/education/holocaust/programs/workshops/051717War%20.pdf

Echoes and Reflections Webinar

May 17, 2017 7:00 – 8:00 pm Webinar

For more:http://echoesandreflections.org/events/introduction-contemporary-antisemitism-supplementary-content/

May 18, 2017 3:00 – 4:00 pm Webinar

For more: http://echoesandreflections.org/events/teaching-holocaust-using-art/ 

May 22, 2017 4:00pm–5:15pm Webinar

For more: http://echoesandreflections.org/events/connecting-past-today- studying-plight-jewish-refugees-holocaust/ 

Religion and Ethno-nationalism in the Era of the World Wars 

​May 21–23 University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

Click here to learn more

Visualizing the Holocaust and the Use of Digital Humanities in the Classroom

June 5–16, 2017
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC

For more email: kcrago-schneider@ushmm.org

The Holocaust Research Institute Workshop Series: The Holocaust in French Literature

June 9, 2017
University of London, 11 Bedford Square, London, England

Book your free place now

STAJE Seminar for Teachers in Jewish Schools: From Generation to Generation: Descendants Telling the Story

June 11, 2017 12:30 – 5:00 pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, New York, NY

Free of charge but advance registration is required. To register: Call 646.437.4310 or email pradensky@mjhnyc.org. For more: www.mjhnyc.org/l_teachers_development.html 

2017 Annual Faculty Seminar on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust

June 19 – 23, 2017
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC

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Powell Holocaust Summer Institute: Teaching for Humanity

August 7 – 11, 2017
Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle, WA 

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Educator Workshops and Conferences

North Carolina Council on the Holocaust Teacher Workshops

Workshops are open to North Carolina teachers in public, charter, and private schools. They are most appropriate for Language Arts and Social Studies teachers in middle and high schools. Substitute pay is provided for public school teachers. Participants receive a packet of teaching materials, plus selections from the Council’s publication, The Holocaust: A North Carolina Teacher's Resource (available online in full via the Council website).

Seven to nine workshops are held throughout the school year at sites across the state. Over 8000 teachers and administrators have attended Council workshops since 1989.

Check back here in the Fall of 2017 for the Council's 2017–2018 workshops

Contact the Council for more information.