Greensboro College Presents 12th Annual Schleunes Lecture on the Holocaust and Genocide March 31

March 9, 2020 10:36 am
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Paul Jaskot/Image credit: Jeff Carrion, DePaul University

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College presents the 12th Annual Schleunes Lecture on the Holocaust and genocide, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Hannah Brown Finch Memorial Chapel on campus.

Admission is free, and the public is invited. Free parking is available behind the college’s Admissions Welcome Center at the corner of West Market Street and College Place. A reception will follow the lecture in Lea Center in Main Building, adjacent to the chapel.

The speaker will be Paul B. Jaskot, professor of art history and director of the Wired Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture at Duke University.

Jaskot’s presentation is titled “New Approaches to Analyzing the Spaces of Occupied Krakow: What Digital Humanities Can Bring to an Integrated History of the Holocaust.”

Jaskot will address the key urban planning and architectural initiatives meant to “Germanize” German-occupied Krakow, Poland; establish military rule; and also rid the city of its Jewish population.

In particular, he will look at an integrated history of the built environment, comparing the analog visual evidence of Nazi plans, drawings, and photographs with the digital exploration of the importance of victim spaces, above all the Jewish ghetto.

Spatial visualizations then and now, Jaskot says, help us to conceptualize the disparate histories of victims and perpetrators together, seeing how the ambitions for establishing Nazi presence complemented and contradicted spatial planning for the Jewish community.

His presentation builds off the important archival holdings on Krakow but also engages iterative digital mapping and other visualization methods to show the dynamic of spatial planning and the Jewish social experience in innovative ways.

Greensboro College’s Schleunes Lecture on topics related to the Holocaust and genocide is presented annually through the generosity of Richard and Jane Levy of Greensboro in honor of the eminent Holocaust scholar Dr. Karl Schleunes. Schleunes is now retired from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a distinguished adjunct faculty member at Greensboro College.

For more information about the event, please contact Mike Sistrom at 336-272-7102, ext. 5306, or email [email protected].

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.greensboro.edu.

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