International school of young researcher: “Overcoming socio-cultural threats in historical dynamics: studies of anti-Semitism, Holocaust, genocides”
The School was held 23-26 October 2017, organized by the International Center of Holocaust and Genocide History of RSUH, the Holocaust Center and the Russian Jewish Congress. The School is a part of the project “Cognitive mechanisms and discourse strategies to overcome socio-cultural threats in historical dynamics”.
Undergraduate and graduate students from Russia and Germany, experts from Russia, Great Britain and Armenia participated the School master classes.
The welcome speeches were made by Acting Rector Bezborodov, Yuri Kanner, President of RJC, Vice-Rector Zabotkina and Rabbi Avraham Krieger, Executive Director of the Shem Olam Institute.
Three master classes were held on the first day. Dr. Asmolov, Head of the Federal Institute of Education, read a lecture on the concept of the Alien and symbolic anti-Semitism, Dr. Troitsky (RSUH) talked about multi-media technologies in history research, Mr. Khavkin, editor-in-chief of “Novaya i noveishaya istoriya”, read a lecture on anti-Semitism and national socialism.
There were four sections in all: “Feeling of menace in official documents”, “Holocaust and genocide in art, media and personal experience”, “20th-century Holocaust and genocide research” and “Preserving the memory of Holocaust and genocides”.
Eight master classes were held at the retreat portion of the event: Dr. Kovalev (St.-Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy) read a lecture on the enemy image in the media in Soviet Russia (1941-1944), Rector Ermakov (Ushinsky State Pedagogical University) conducted an interactive class on visual anti-Semitism in the Third Reich, Dr. Christina Winkler, Fellow at the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, spoke on anti-Semitic stereotypes in war-time interviews, Dr. Feldt, of the Lomonosov Federal Northern (Arctic) University, spoke on the continuity of Soviet experience of preservation of historical memory in modern education. Dr. Altman, Head of the Holocaust and Genocide History Center at RSUH, spoke on Holocaust as part of other genocides, Dr. Gambaryan, of the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, spoke on Armenian genocide. Dr. Lapina (Gertsen Pedagogical University) spoke on ethno-conflictology courses. Dr. Tikhankina, of the Holocaust Center, conducted an interactive class on Holocaust and anti-Semitism studies in high school.