Visual History Archive Workshop USC Shoah Foundation / ProQuest, 26 March 2020 – CANCELLED!

Please note that the workshop has now been cancelled and postponed until after the current Covid-19 crisis.

Location:  University of Edinburgh, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre 1.6, 5 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9SU

Time: 26 March 2020, 10-12 noon

Title: The role of the Visual History Archive for multidisciplinary teaching and research


The Visual History Archive (VHA) is a fully streaming multimedia collection of 55,000 primary source testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide, including the European Holocaust, and other global conflicts or events, such as Armenia, Nanjing, Rwanda, Guatemala, Cambodia, Central African Republic, and South Sudan.

It is the largest digital collection of its kind, with interviews conducted throughout 62 countries, in 40 languages, among 30 experience groups, and supports many disciplines, such as: Anthropology; Education; Film Studies; Gender Studies; Genocide History; Holocaust Studies / Holocaust Education; Human Rights; International Relations; Judaism; Languages; Law; Literature; Political Science; Psychology; and Religion.

Led by Farhana Hoque, ProQuest’s UK representative for the USC Shoah Foundation, the session will cover recent developments within the VHA, as well as developments for 2020 to support teaching and new research in these disciplines even further, including examples of research based on the VHA to show research process and output. There will be room for questions and discussion.

If you have any questions, or would like to request particular topics to be covered at the session, please contact Gareth Bish, Collections Specialist, ProQuest (