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KHC-NEH 2014-2015 Colloquium: Cultural and Artistic Responses to Genocide: Welcome

Testimony across the Disciplines: Cultural and Artistic Responses to Genocide

Introduction

The 2014-2015 Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Colloquium, Testimony across the Disciplines: Cultural and Artistic Responses to Genocide, was a student-centered, large-scale interdisciplinary pedagogy project that integrated Queensborough Community College's (QCC) cultural and academic resources amongst 300 students, 20 faculty members, 10 academic disciplines and 5 colleges. The pedagogy project both facilitated and documented 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 culminated with a student-created capstone art/research exhibit at the KHC and a music, dance and poetry recital at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC).

This website serve as an archived content and library resource hub for all participating students, professors and scholars in the pedagogy project, as well as the interested public.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 also facilitates interdisciplinary research and provides 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.

Acknowledgments

This KHC-NEH Colloquium was conceived and developed by Dr. Cary Lane, in collaboration with faculty and experts both within and beyond the QCC community. We are very grateful for Dr. Lane's efforts, as well as those of his grant co-coordinator, Dr. 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 (NEH) 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.

"I am Genocide" by Neil McKnight

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

Map of Current and Historic Genocides