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HAA-261290-18
The Holocaust Ghettos Project: Reintegrating Victims and Perpetrators through Places and Events
Anne Knowles, University of Maine System

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Visualization and the Holocaust (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Visualization and the Holocaust
Author: Organized by Paul B. Jaskot
Abstract: Public conference with keynotes and paper sessions by Holocaust Ghettos Project team members, other members of the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative, and invited artists and cartographers. The two-day conference was followed by a one-day intensive brainstorming session to develop ideas for visualizing the Holocaust.
Date Range: January 17-19, 2019
Location: Duke University, Nasher Art Museum, and Duke Wired! Digital Art History Lab
Primary URL: http://www.dukewired.org/visualization-and-the-holocaust/

Three presentations as visiting lecturer (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Three presentations as visiting lecturer
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Abstract: Spatial Thinking Workshop with first-year seminar class; “Placing History: Visualizing the Past with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)” (brown-bag talk); and “Geographies of the Holocaust” (formal lecture)
Date: 9/21/2018
Primary URL: https://dss.lafayette.edu/2018/09/17/dss-welcomes-leading-historical-geographer-anne-kelly-knowles/

What Were Holocaust Ghettos? (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: What Were Holocaust Ghettos?
Author: Paul B. Jaskot
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Author: Anika Walke
Author: Justus Hillebrand
Abstract: Conference paper summarizing the Holocaust Ghettos Project and the historical questions we hope to answer.
Date: 9/28/2019
Conference Name: German Studies Association

Spatial Evidence in Testimony Workshop (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Spatial Evidence in Testimony Workshop
Author: Alberto Giordano
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles, session chair
Author: Paul B. Jaskot
Author: Tim Cole
Abstract: This workshop for graduate student and faculty Holocaust scholars presented basic methods for analyzing and visualizing patterns in Holocaust interview transcripts using entry-level corpus software.
Date: 11/02/2018
Conference Name: Lessons & Legacies

Geographies of the Holocaust (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Geographies of the Holocaust
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Abstract: Virtual guest lecture in Holocaust course taught by Robert Bernheim, University of Maine, Augusta.
Date: 11/09/2018
Conference Name: Undergraduate class on the history of the Holocaust

Mapping Movement To and From Ghettos (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Mapping Movement To and From Ghettos
Author: Justus Hillebrand
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Abstract: This virtual presentation discussed the challenges of mapping the movements of German forces and victims of the Holocaust, and explained our goals and ideas for bringing the two together through database design and GIS.
Date: 11/12/2018
Secondary URL: https://www.ehri-project.eu/exploring-refugee-data
Conference Name: Exploring Refugee Data Workshop, European Holocaust Research Infrastructure, Prague

I Was Here: Spatial Problems in Holocaust Survivor Interviews (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: I Was Here: Spatial Problems in Holocaust Survivor Interviews
Abstract: This presentation explained the difficulties of trying to locate and map often highly ambiguous but important references to spaces and places mentioned in interviews with Holocaust survivors. It concluded with a large map of two survivor interviews that Knowles and Westerveld have made, which introduces a new approach to the problem, called topological mapping. This paper was part of the public conference, Visualization and the Holocaust.
Author: Levi Westerveld
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Author: Tim Cole
Date: 1/18/2019
Location: Duke University, Nasher Museum of Art

“I Was There": Places of Experience in the Holocaust (Conference Paper/Presentation) [show prizes]
Title: “I Was There": Places of Experience in the Holocaust
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles and Levi Westerveld
Abstract: Holocaust survivor testimonies are rich with references to places, movement, and spatial perceptions, yet they are difficult and sometimes impossible to map in conventional ways. This paper proposed a new mapping method based on spatial relationships (topology) and on including all places of significance to the speaker. The resulting map, "I Was There," breaks new ground conceptually and suggests a new framework for more inclusive, humanistic GIS.
Date: 4/6/2019
Primary URL: https://visionscarto.net/i-was-there
Primary URL Description: Visions Carto is an international blog of innovative cartography.
Conference Name: American Association of Geographers

"I Was There": Places of Experience in the Holocaust (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "I Was There": Places of Experience in the Holocaust
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles and Levi Westerveld
Abstract: Holocaust survivor testimonies are rich in mentions of place, movement, and spatial experience, yet such material is difficult to map by conventional means. This paper explains a new method that maps places and events according to their relative, topological location. It offers a new framework for more humanistic, inclusive GIS.
Date: 4/6/2019
Conference Name: American Association of Geographers

Mapping Ghettoization during the Holocaust (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Mapping Ghettoization during the Holocaust
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles and Justus Hillebrand
Abstract: Paper describes the detailed data extraction from entries on Holocaust ghettos in the USHMM Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, with preliminary results showing some of the great variety across regions in the spatial and temporal patterns of ghettoization.
Date: 4/13/2019
Conference Name: New England Historical Association

How to Map People and Places in Extremis? (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: How to Map People and Places in Extremis?
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Abstract: This invited keynote lecture for a conference summarized my intensely visual approach to mapping the Holocaust, with a focus on the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative's first GIS-based work and the current Ghettos project as a departure that combines GIS, topological mapping, and text analysis.
Date: 7/12/2019
Conference Name: Cities and Regions in Flux after Border Change, Rijeka, Croatia

Putting the Building Economy into Holocaust Studies: From Marxist Architectural History to Critical Digital Visualization (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Putting the Building Economy into Holocaust Studies: From Marxist Architectural History to Critical Digital Visualization
Author: Paul B. Jaskot
Abstract: This paper drew on research into various dimensions of the Nazi building economy, including the grand designs for imperial expansion and the use of forced and slave labor to quarry building stone, build transport infrastructure, draw plans, and work on construction sites.
Date: 5/27/2019
Conference Name: Institute of Design, University of Padua, Italy

Visualizing Krakow: Connecting the Social History of Art and Digital Humanities Through a Dynamic Research Environment (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Visualizing Krakow: Connecting the Social History of Art and Digital Humanities Through a Dynamic Research Environment
Author: Paul B. Jaskot, Cosimo Monteleone and Mark Olson
Abstract: This presentation describes the historical context of a multi-dimensional digital recreation of the city of Krakow, Poland, and its Jewish ghetto under German occupation during WWII.
Date: 6/18/2019
Conference Name: Visualizing Venice to Visualizing Cities Conference, University of Padua, Italy

Integrative, Interdisciplinary Database Design for the Spatial Humanities (Article)
Title: Integrative, Interdisciplinary Database Design for the Spatial Humanities
Author: Justus Hillebrand
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Abstract: Databases are central to the digital, spatial, and geohumanities. There is surprisingly little scholarly literature, however, on the process of database construction in humanities projects. This article describes a process of interdisciplinary database design that emerged in the course of building the core sections of an historical GIS of Holocaust ghettos. The process foregrounds collaborative design, testing that purposely flushes out paradigmatic differences and ontological problems, and revision to incorporate group decisions and agreed-upon meanings into data structures, field definitions, and instructions for data entry. The result is a deeply integrative form of mixed methodology that incorporates ethical standards along with data entry instructions and team training.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: http://worldcat.org
Access Model: Subscription for the first year, I believe.
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing
Publisher: University of Edinburgh Press

The Scale of Architecture During the Holocaust: Digital Methods for Analyzing Building and Planning Goals in the German Occupation of the East (1939-1945) (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: The Scale of Architecture During the Holocaust: Digital Methods for Analyzing Building and Planning Goals in the German Occupation of the East (1939-1945)
Abstract: Conference keynote at Digital Humanities und das NS-Regime (Conference), University of Bern
Author: Paul B. Jaskot
Date: 12/12/2019
Location: Bern, Switzerland

New Approaches to Analyzing the Spaces of Occupied Krakow: What Digital Humanities Can Bring to an Integrated History of the Holocaust (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: New Approaches to Analyzing the Spaces of Occupied Krakow: What Digital Humanities Can Bring to an Integrated History of the Holocaust
Abstract: 12th Annual Schleunes Lecture. Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC (cancelled due to Coronavirus pandemic).
Author: Paul B. Jaskot
Date: 3/31/2020
Location: Greensboro, NC

Nazi-Occupied Krakow: Digital and Analog Approaches to the Holocaust (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Nazi-Occupied Krakow: Digital and Analog Approaches to the Holocaust
Abstract: Annual Distinguished Lecture Series. University of Tennessee, Knoxville (cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic).
Author: Paul B. Jaskot
Date: 4/07/2020
Location: Knoxville, TN

Holocaust Studies and the Spatial Turn (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Holocaust Studies and the Spatial Turn
Abstract: Plenary session participant (invited), “Holocaust Studies and the Spatial Turn,” Lessons & Legacies conference
Author: Tim Cole
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Date: 11/07/2019
Location: Munich, Germany
Primary URL: hthttps://www.hef.northwestern.edu/lessons-and-legacies-conference/lessons-and-legacies-in-munich/

Geographies of the Holocaust (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Geographies of the Holocaust
Abstract: Invited keynote, at conference titled New Approaches in Central and Eastern European History: The Digital and Spatial Turn
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Date: 11/09/2019
Location: Lüneburg, Germany
Primary URL: https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/new+approaches+in+central+and+east+european+history%3A+the+digital+and+spatial+turn%2C+7.-9.+november+2019/607298.html

Historical GIS & Beyond: GeoVisualization for the Humanities (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Historical GIS & Beyond: GeoVisualization for the Humanities
Abstract: Invited lecture at University of Connecticut Digital Humanities Symposium
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Date: 2/27/2020
Location: Storrs, CT

Visualizing the Holocaust (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Visualizing the Holocaust
Abstract: DiMateo Annual Lecture (invited), Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine (postponed due to coronavirus pandemic).
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Date: 4/09/2020
Location: Portland, Maine

“The Scale of the Holocaust: The Building and Spaces of the Holocaust, from the Micro to the Macro Dimension” (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: “The Scale of the Holocaust: The Building and Spaces of the Holocaust, from the Micro to the Macro Dimension”
Abstract: The Holocaust was implemented at a great variety of scales. This paper looks at two of the least examined scales, namely that of the buildings and lived environments that constituted victims' everyday lives and the scale of the microbes that were vectors of epidemic diseases, such as typhus, that wreaked havoc on captives in ghetto and camps.
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Author: Paul B. Jaskot
Author: Eve Duffy
Author: Paul Lantos
Date: 9/30/2020
Location: Virtual, German Studies Association Annual Conference

“The Scale of the Holocaust: The Building and Spaces of the Holocaust, from the Micro to the Macro Dimension” (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: “The Scale of the Holocaust: The Building and Spaces of the Holocaust, from the Micro to the Macro Dimension”
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Author: Paul B. Jaskot
Author: Eve Duffy
Author: Paul Lantos
Abstract: The Holocaust was implemented at a great variety of scales. This paper looks at two of the least examined scales, namely that of the buildings and lived environments that constituted victims' everyday lives and the scale of the microbes that were vectors of epidemic diseases, such as typhus, that wreaked havoc on captives in ghetto and camps.
Date: 9/30/2020
Conference Name: German Studies Association Annual Conference (virtual)

“Gerhard Marcks and the Nazi Concept of ‘Degenerate Art’" (Article)
Title: “Gerhard Marcks and the Nazi Concept of ‘Degenerate Art’"
Author: Paul B. Jaskot
Abstract: This article explains the experience of Bauhaus artist Gerhard Marcks, whose paintings and sculpture were declared "degenerate art" by the Nazi regime; and how he re-emerged after the war as a teacher and practicing artist.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://www.associationforpublicart.org/apa-now/story/gerhard-marcks-and-the-nazi-concept-of-degenerate-art/
Access Model: Online article, open access
Format: Other
Publisher: Association for Public Art

Mind the Gap: Reading Across the Holocaust Testimonial Archive (Article)
Title: Mind the Gap: Reading Across the Holocaust Testimonial Archive
Author: Alberto Giordano
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Author: Paul B. Jaskot
Author: Tim Cole
Abstract: This essay reports on the research team's initial efforts to use methods from corpus and computational linguistics to analyze Holocaust survivor testimony transcripts.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://nupress.northwestern.edu/
Access Model: Purchase or library subscription
Format: Other
Periodical Title: Lessons & Legacies XIV (book series)
Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Geography and the Holocaust (Article)
Title: Geography and the Holocaust
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Abstract: This essay gives an overview of geographical scholarship on the Holocaust and its main branches of development, with special focus on recent theoretical and digital-empirical work. It was published in the SAGE Handbook of Historical Geography, the latest definitive collection of essays on the field.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/the-sage-handbook-of-historical-geography/book251311
Access Model: Purchase of the book
Format: Other
Periodical Title: SAGE Handbook of Historical Geography
Publisher: SAGE

Loosening the Grid: Topology as the Basis for a More Inclusive GIS (Article)
Title: Loosening the Grid: Topology as the Basis for a More Inclusive GIS
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Author: Levi Westerveld
Abstract: This article explains the limitations of using GIS to map or analyze many of the ordinary places where important events took place in the lives of Holocaust survivors. We propose a new method called "topological mapping" to map non-coordinate places in approximate relation to coordinate places.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2020.1856854
Primary URL Description: Cite of the article online.
Access Model: Subscription only
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: International Journal of Geographic Information Science
Publisher: Wiley

I Was There: Places of Experience in the Holocaust (Article)
Title: I Was There: Places of Experience in the Holocaust
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Author: Levi Westerveld
Abstract: Juried selection, one of 31 maps chosen from 450 submissions for the 5th bi-annual Atlas of Design.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://nacis.org/initiatives/atlas-of-design/
Access Model: Purchase of the book
Format: Other
Periodical Title: Atlas of Design, vol. 5
Publisher: NACIS

Historische Orte als Chiffre: Protestbewegung und Erinnerungskultur in Belarus (Article)
Title: Historische Orte als Chiffre: Protestbewegung und Erinnerungskultur in Belarus
Author: Anika Walke
Abstract: This article explores the difficulties of post-war memory and evidence of trauma in the landscapes and commemorative culture of Belarus.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://www.zeitschrift-osteuropa.de/international/english/
Primary URL Description: Host organization website
Format: Journal
Publisher: Osteuropa

Teaching the Holocaust Through Art (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Teaching the Holocaust Through Art
Author: Paul B. Jaskot
Abstract: Paper discussed how the author has developed various means of teaching the Holocaust through analyzing art of the period and its reception by contemporary audiences, critics, and the Nazi regime.
Date: 12/17/2020
Conference Name: Association for Jewish Studies annual conference

Towards an Integrated (Art) History of the Holocaust: Analyzing the Spaces and Buildings of Nazi Occupied Krakow (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Towards an Integrated (Art) History of the Holocaust: Analyzing the Spaces and Buildings of Nazi Occupied Krakow
Author: Paul B. Jaskot
Abstract: Paper presented work-in-progress on the Krakow sub-project, which is using 3D renderings of the German command center in central Krakow and the neighboring Jewish ghetto to place historical testimony by victims and perpetrators.
Date: 3/16/2021
Conference Name: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Thinking about Visibility and Invisibility in the Art Historical Canon: The Tensions between Evidence and Data in Digital Art History (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Thinking about Visibility and Invisibility in the Art Historical Canon: The Tensions between Evidence and Data in Digital Art History
Author: Paul B. Jaskot
Abstract: This talk addressed how we use digital methods to explore, reveal, and evaluate hidden aspects of cultural history. It focused on pedagogic and scholarly examples, and ended with a summary of what some of our draft maps reveal about the hidden history of forced-labor construction activity in the ghetto system. This talk, thus, developed some of the theoretical dimensions of visualization and our digital work
Date: 2/27/2021
Conference Name: Keynote (Virtual) for the Terra Foundation and Panorama’s Digital Art History Workshop

Listening (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Listening
Author: Margaret Wickens Pearce
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Abstract: This was a webinar discussion of the role of listening in Anne and Margaret's map-making practices -- listening to evidence, listening to our informants and audiences, and listening to our own inner critic and creative goals.
Date: 2/25/2021
Conference Name: Conversation around Maps and Stories, Concordia University, Canada

Digital Approaches to Holocaust Geographies (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Digital Approaches to Holocaust Geographies
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Abstract: In this invited webinar, the author presented her research team's various digital approaches to studying and representing the geographies of the Holocaust.
Date: 12/16/2020
Conference Name: Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, Leibzig, Germany

Mapping the Holocaust (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Mapping the Holocaust
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Abstract: This overview of the digital scholarship of the Holocaust Ghettos Project focused particularly on student researchers' involvement and how maps and mapping can be used in teaching history.
Date: 12/15/2020
Conference Name: National Humanities Center, Humanities in Class Webinar Series

Inductive Visualization (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Inductive Visualization
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Abstract: Knowles led a 2.5-hour seminar discussion of the importance of place awareness in thinking about trauma, memory, and the everyday stress of work in hospital environments. Seminar students (doctors, nurses, and graduate art students) also did visualization exercises.
Date: 11/05/2020
Conference Name: Medicine, Arts, and the Human Experience Seminar, University of Maine

Visualizing the Holocaust (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Visualizing the Holocaust
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Abstract: This visual lecture/webinar summarized the work of the Holocaust Ghettos Project and the author's involvement with student researchers since 2007.
Date: 10/21/2020
Primary URL: https://youtube/YJ1cIzp2zmk
Conference Name: DiMateo Annual Lecture, Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine

Visualizing the Holocaust (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Visualizing the Holocaust
Author: Anne Kelly Knowles
Abstract: This online lecture and discussion focused on the goals of the Holocaust Ghettos Project and the historiographic and technical/representational issues the research team is working to solve.
Date: 10/15/2020
Conference Name: European History Colloquium, Brown University

Bystanders (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Bystanders
Author: Anika Walke
Abstract: Walke led a 1.5-hour discussion of the challenges of researching bystanders in Holocaust scholarship, including the difficulties of including bystander observations in the Ghettos Project.
Date: 3/23/2021
Conference Name: Virtual Seminar in Holocaust Geographies


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