Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas
Posgrado de Maestría y Doctorado en Historia
Coordinación de Humanidades


Actividad inaugural de la Cátedra de Estudios sobre Polonia en México,
UNAM-Jagiellonian University

Curso especializado
The Holocaust and Its Cultural Meanings
Annamaria Orla-Bukowska
Jagiellonian University

18, 20, 21, 25, 27 y 28 de febrero de 2019
de 11 a 14 horas


Semblanza curricular de la docente
Dr. Annamaria Orla-Bukowska is a social anthropologist in the Institute of Sociology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Her general field of research is majority-minority relations but her specialization is Polish Christian-Polish Jewish relations and the Holocaust. She teaches extensively not only for various departments at the Jagiellonian but also for postgraduate programs at the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Graduate School of Social Research in Warsaw. She has guest lectured in the USA, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Greece, Australia, Georgia, South Africa, and Israel. Dr. Annamaria Orla-Bukowska was a 1999 Koerner Holocaust Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew & Jewish Studies, a 2004 Yad Vashem Fellow in Israel; and the 2009 and 2018 Skalny Center Fellow at the University of Rochester. Among her publications is Rethinking Poles and Jews: Troubled Past, Brighter Future (co-edited with Robert Cherry, Rowman & Littlefield, 2007).

Descripción del curso
A person can only hope to begin to comprehend the Holocaust if provided with multidisciplinary approaches which would allow a more complete viewing of its multidimensional complexity. The aim of this course is to introduce students precisely to those perspectives more often and more traditionally missed by the majority of such courses –the sociological, anthropological, and cultural points of view, the Jewish and non-Jewish points of view.
The Shoah needs to be understood as something more than a historical or political event stemming from wholly unique circumstances. It was a sociocultural phenomenon originating out of, taking place within, and rending apart European culture and civilization. The Holocaust was committed by, witnessed by, and suffered by European peoples. After World War II had ended, its refugees were spread across all of the continents of the globe; their experiences and their stories went with them and also infected, as it were, other cultures and civilizations descended from and related to the European. One of the goals will be to demythologize accounts of the Holocaust to enable a critical, analytical, nuanced, and detailed understanding of Europe and Europeans (Jews and non-Jews) in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, before and after the Shoah. Another aim will be to treat the Shoah holistically, investigating it through the prism of various fields of study.
The course will include 6 meetings; each will comprise a lecture/seminar with student participation expected and encouraged.

The minimum requirements for all (credit or audit) students are: 1) attendance (no more than 1 absence), and 2) active participation.



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