Dedications: Conference framing the book launch of “KuLe. Haus. Berlin – Site of Art and Community in Mitte Since 1990.” Kunsthaus KuLe. Berlin, Germany.
June 3, 2016
“In heritage: Deriving meaning and building connections from memory, place, and the historical record,” Invited presentation.
“Memory Found at Auguststraße 10: The Life Story of Itschu Neiger, the Baker’s Son,” Reader.
In June 2016 I was honored to be an invited speaker for a symposium and book launch for Kule. Haus. Berlin: Site of Art and Community in Mitte Since 1990 (Berlin : Revolver Publishing, 2016) at Kunsthaus KuLe in the Mitte neighborhood in Berlin, Germany. Using personal family records and photographs, and my own genealogical and archival research, my lecture addressed how documents and photographs found in family and community archives can enhance oral testimony and serve to connect history and heritage with community, art, and culture in the present day.
Check out a video of my talk!
Hollywood and Hitler: 1933-1939
February 2012- July 2012
In 2012 I conducted photograph research for historian Thomas Doherty, a professor of American Studies at Brandeis University who served as a mentor to me during my undergraduate years. His book Hollywood and Hitler: 1933-1939 (New York : Columbia University Press, 2013) featured archival photos sources from libraries and archives across the United States and in Germany. I researched acquired, digitized, edited and cataloged archival photographs for publication.