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Teachers Study Day  

World War 2 FilmThe Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program and the History Department Center for Excellence Program are pleased to invite educators and other interested individuals to a professional development study day on March 31, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Beck Rooms of the Walsh Library at Seton Hall University.

Information About the Teacher’s Study Day:

The Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program has been hosting an annual Teachers Study Day every Spring semester at Seton Hall University for many years. Each professional study day highlights a particular aspect of the Holocaust and includes lectures and/or pedagogical workshops led by scholars and specialists in the field. The theme for this year’s Teachers Study Day is Propaganda: Film and Print during and after the Nazi Period and features presentations by three notable speakers: Peter Miller, who will discuss “Projections of America: Imagining a World after World War II;” Dr. Larry A. Greene, who will examine “Comparative Cinematic Racism: Jud Suess and Birth of a Nation”; and Dr. Jeffrey Herf, who will offer the keynote address “Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism in Nazi Germany, East Germany and the West German Far Left since 1967.”

This study day fulfills the New Jersey legislative mandate that all students (K-12) learn about the Holocaust and other genocides and offers five professional development credit hours to participating educators. While the study day is offered free of charge, including lunch, you must register at www.shu.edu/TeacherStudy, where you can also access a full schedule of the event.

About the Speakers:

Peter Miller, Willow Pond Films, has an impressive record as a film maker with many award-winning documentaries, including Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story. With Docdays Productions in Berlin, he recently completed Projections in America, a film about a secret American World War II propaganda film unit. Mr. Miller has also been a producer on numerous documentaries by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, such as the PBS series The War, and he works regularly as a script consultant, writer and music supervisor.

Dr. Larry A. Greene is co-chair of the Board of Associates of the Drew University Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study and Professor of History, Seton Hall University, where he specializes in WW II History, the U.S. Civil War and African American History. He is also co-editor of Germans and African Americans: Two Centuries Exchange. Dr. Greene’s present research is on “The Black Image in Das Schwarze Korps: The Weekly Newspaper of the SS,” and Homefront/Battlefront: W.W. II in New Jersey.

Dr. Jeffrey Herf, Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland, has published extensively on Germany from the Weimar Republic and the Nazi period to the Cold War and has received numerous awards, including: The National Jewish Book Award for The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda During World War II; the German Studies Association Sybil Halpern Milton Prize for The Holocaust Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World; and the George Lewis Beer Prize of the American Historical Association for Divided Memory: The Nazi Past in the Two Germanys.

About the Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program

Founded in 1975 by the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies, Seton Hall University’s Master of Arts in Jewish-Christian Studies program seeks to build an internationally diverse community of scholars, educators and students dedicated to eliminating prejudice through understanding. Studies therefore focus on the interdisciplinary study of sacred texts in their historical and social world context and utilize critical methods to promote honest and in-depth analyses of the individuals and communities that produced them. This Jewish-Christian critical awareness trains students how to deconstruct bigotry and intolerance and how to effectively address complex religious, ethical and social issues that promote peace and justice.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Lawrence Frizzell
  • (973) 761-9751
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