Reimagining Education About the Holocaust and Genocide

Millersville's 39th Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2024. The theme will be Reimagining Education About the Holocaust and Genocide. This day of in-person workshops and a keynote lecture will be held on the main Millersville University campus. It will be geared toward secondary educators as well as the Lancaster area and Millersville University communities. Act 48 (required continuing education) credit will be available for teachers. The 7pm keynote by Dr. Dara Horn, author of People Love Dead Jews, will be preceded by an afternoon workshop by Dr. Horn, tentatively starting at 3pm, and four or five additional sessions tentatively starting at 9am, 11am, and 1pm.


Committee Members:

Committee Chair – Dr. Tanya Kevorkian (History Dept.)

Dr. Kirsten Bookmiller (Government, Policy, and Law Dept.)

Dr. Sarah Brooks (Educational Foundations Dept.)

Dr. Jill Craven (English and World Languages Dept.)

Dr. Kasia Jakubiak (English and World Languages Dept.)

Dr. Victoria Khiterer (History Dept.)

Barry Kornhauser (Office of Visual and Performing Arts)


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P. Alan and Linda Loss Keynote Lecture:

P. Alan and Linda Loss Keynote Lecture: Dara Horn

 Dara Horn Speaker

About the speaker:

Dara Horn is the award-winning author of six books, including the novels In the Image (Norton 2002), The World to Come (Norton 2006), All Other Nights (Norton 2009), A Guide for the Perplexed (Norton 2013), and Eternal Life (Norton 2018), and the essay collection People Love Dead Jews (Norton 2021). One of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists, she is the recipient of two National Jewish Book Awards, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, the Harold U. Ribalow Award, and the Reform Judaism Fiction Prize, and she was a finalist for the JW Wingate Prize, the Simpson Family Literary Prize, and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books, Booklist’s Best 25 Books of the Decade, and San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Books of the Year, and have been translated into eleven languages. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostThe AtlanticSmithsonian, and The Jewish Review of Books, among many other publications, and she is a regular columnist for Tablet. Horn received her doctorate in Yiddish and Hebrew literature from Harvard University. She has taught courses in these subjects at Sarah Lawrence College and Yeshiva University, and has held the Gerald Weinstock Visiting Professorship in Jewish Studies at Harvard. She has lectured for audiences in hundreds of venues throughout North America, Israel and Australia. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children.

Holocaust Conference Keynote Address