Prof. McGlothlin organizes a collaborative research workshop at the University of Missouri

In November, Erin McGlothlin, along with Brad Prager (University of Missouri) and Markus Zisselsberger (University of Miami) organized a collaborative research workshop at the University of Missouri entitled “The Invention of Testimony: Claude Lanzmann's Shoah in the Twenty-First Century.” Funded by The Research Council of the University of Missouri, in partnership with Mizzou Advantage, Based on a True Story, and The Center for the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, the workshop brought together major Shoah scholars representing a variety of disciplinary angles and hailing from North America, Europe and Australia along with film archivists from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Participants workshopped papers that examined the many legacies of Shoah and Lanzmann’s other associated films, their impact on historical and cinematic standpoints on the Holocaust, and their present and future place in shaping Holocaust memory in the twenty-first century. In particular, they considered Lanzmann’s films in relation to the 200+ hours of recently digitized outtakes of Shoah.