Graduate and advanced undergraduate students are invited to a tour and interdisciplinary panel discussion titled “A Critical Discussion of The Evidence Room: Museum Exhibitions and the Holocaust”.
The Evidence Room features plaster casts of forensic evidence from Auschwitz’ gas chambers in an exhibit which challenges viewers to reflect on themes of art and architecture in the Holocaust, post-war trials, and memory.
After a walk through the exhibit, Professor Cara Krmpotich (Museum Studies, UofT), Professor Carol Zemel (Visual Art & Art History, York University), and Dr. Sylwia Szymanska-Smolkin (Department of History, UofT) will address the exhibit from a variety of perspectives and engage students in a participatory and critical examination of The Evidence Room.
The walk will begin in the ROM’s lobby at 4:10PM and through the exhibit as a group. The panel discussion and Q&A will take place afterwards at the Jackman Humanities Building [170 St. George St.], Room 235. Kosher food and beverages will be served.
This event is being sponsored by the Wolfe Chair of Holocaust Studies, the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, the Graduate Holocaust Studies Group, and the CJS Graduate Student Association. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible by noon on Friday, January 19th. Upon RSVPing, further details will be provided.
Please contact Natasha Richichi-Fried (email@example.com) with accessibility needs, accommodations, and dietary restrictions.