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Federica K. Clementi accepted to the 2017 Curt C. and Else Silberman Faculty Seminar at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Jewish Studies Program faculty member Federica K. Clementi, an Associate Professor and Peter and Bonnie McCausland Fellow in the Department of English Language & Literature, has been selected by the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies to participate in the 2017 Curt C. and Else Silberman Faculty Seminar at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC.

Admission of researchers to this seminar is highly competitive, seminar attendance being limited to only twenty researchers each year.

This two-week program in June, “Visualizing the Holocaust and the Use of Digital Humanities in the Classroom,” will (as the title suggests) center on the study of the application of digital humanities to Holocaust research and teaching. This intense study opportunity, led by experts and world-famous scholars in the fields of Jewish Studies and Digital Humanities, will enable her to gain expertise in the use of a range of digital tools, to access resources held in the USHMM’s extensive Holocaust collections, and to create a digital archive, all of which will be key to the development of two Holocaust undergraduate courses in Fall 2017 and beyond.

Dr. Clementi, who also serves as faculty in the Comparative Literature Program, teaches courses and conducts research on Holocaust studies, Jewish women writers, feminist and psychoanalytic approaches to literature, and Jewish ecocriticism.