Teaching the Holocaust Through Visual Culture


Brunswick, ME



July 8, 2019 - July 19, 2019 (2 weeks)


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience


207-725-3438 or 207-725-3220
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This two-week summer seminar at Bowdoin College aims to enrich middle and high school curricula by investigating how history and visual culture inform each other when we seek to understand the Holocaust. Drawing on a range of art objects as well as more mundane visual forms, we will discuss how studying visual and written texts together can be mutually reinforcing from a pedagogical perspective, and how objects of visual culture can reveal the nature of ideological thinking, be analyzed as modes of political resistance, understood as tools of survival for victims of repression, and function as a form of memory.

Project Director(s)

Natasha Goldman; Page Herrlinger

Visiting Faculty

Natasha Goldman; Page Herrlinger; Danielle LeBlanc; Samantha Baskind; Jonathan Petropoulos

Grantee Institution

Bowdoin College

Funded through the Division of Education Programs