Skip to main content

KHRCA Colloquia 2014-15, NEH Challenge Grant: Welcome

Testimony across the Disciplines: Cultural and Artistic Responses to Genocide

Introduction

The 2014-2015 NEH Challenge Grant and KHRCA Colloquia: "Testimony across the Disciplines: Cultural and Artistic Responses to Genocide" is a student-centered, large-scale interdisciplinary pedagogy project which will integrate QCC's cultural and academic resources amongst 300 students, 20 faculty members, 10 academic disciplines and 5 colleges. The pedagogy project will both facilitate and document QCC students' research and cultural and artistic responses to genocide (and organized hate) through work with genocide scholars, Holocaust survivors, interdisciplinary research collaborations, writing workshops, and cultural/artistic immersions. The project will culminate with a student-created capstone art/research exhibit at the KHRCA and a music, dance and poetry recital at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC).

This website will serve as an archived content and library resource hub for all participating students, professors and scholars in the pedagogy project, as well as the interested public. The website will also facilitate interdisciplinary research and provide resources related to NEH Grant lectures and events, themes surrounding genocide and organized hate, course content from participating faculty, student projects, resources for research, and recommended texts.

"I am Genocide" by Neil McKnight

Many QCC faculty collaborate with the KHRCA to create rich learning experiences. Above is a video of student Neil McKnight reading an original compostion that was a creative writing reflection for Prof. Cary Lane's Academic Literacy course. The class collaborated with the KHRCA and QCC's Office of Academic Service Learning in spring 2014.

Acknowledgments

This KHRCA - NEH Challenge Grant was conceived and developed by Prof. Cary Lane, in collaboration with faculty and experts both within and beyond the QCC community. We are very grateful for Prof. Lane's efforts, as well as those of his grant co-coordinator, Prof. Steven Dahlke, and all of the other contributors, including QCC faculty and students and colloquia presenters.

This program was made possible thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this web resource do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Map of Current and Historic Genocides